Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Sep 2013 12:55 UTC
Microsoft

Microsoft is kicking up a notch its competition with Apple's iPad with a new, limited time trade-in offer.

"Trade in your iPad, Get a min. $200 gift card," according to the deal, outlined on the Microsoft Online store site. The gift card may be used towards the purchase of a Microsoft Surface or other products available through the Microsoft Store.

Yeah, good luck with that.

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RE: weird
by Heard on Fri 13th Sep 2013 17:22 UTC in reply to "weird"
Heard
Member since:
2009-12-24

Counter the promotion?

How about advertisement like:

"Even Microsoft is buying our products." or "Sorry, but we won't buy any Microsoft devices." :-)

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RE[2]: weird
by ezraz on Fri 13th Sep 2013 17:28 in reply to "RE: weird"
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

How about advertisement like:

"Even Microsoft is buying our products." or "Sorry, but we won't buy any Microsoft devices." :-)


haha the 2nd one is perfect. i kinda hope they don't bother, we've worn out the joke already ;-)

Edited 2013-09-13 17:29 UTC

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RE[2]: weird
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 13th Sep 2013 21:00 in reply to "RE: weird"
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2008-06-02

"Sorry, but we won't buy any Microsoft devices." :-)


"...because back in 2003, we already blew our customer-bribery budget on buying copies of Premiere."

http://www.geek.com/apple/apple-offers-premiere-users-rebates-for-f...

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RE[3]: weird
by ezraz on Wed 18th Sep 2013 12:45 in reply to "RE[2]: weird"
ezraz Member since:
2012-06-20

Going back to 2003 to site a software trade-in program because Adobe was dropping the mac version of Premier?

Not really comparable to giving away your hardware by asking people to bring in more popular hardware for a trade.

Besides, in 2003 Apple wasn't successful enough to buy Microsoft & Adobe outright now, they instead were working on finishing the transition to OSX, getting the iPod/iTunes infrastructure in place, and prepping the transition to Intel chips.

Apple's 2003 Adobe Premier trade-in program made perfect sense and was not desperate in the least as it was designed to keep existing users on the platform. This current attempt to collect hated iPads for loved Surfaces is a fantasy.

Edited 2013-09-18 12:47 UTC

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