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I agree they do have some highly priced items like the deathstalker, but overall, their prices aren't that high for the quality you get.

While my Black Widow was high quality, my Lycosa's certainly weren't...I wouldn't be surprised if Razer still would make a profit on a Lycosa sold at 90% off. I can't really speak for much else, though.
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post #42 of 83
Kudos to them for this, but have they lost their mind? doh.gif

Meanwhile I am sitting here with a G9 that is awaiting a LMB microswitch to arrive to get it swapped. They could give me a new mouse for free, and I would still keep using my G9 smile.gif
   
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anyone buy a 1000$ tablet for 100$ and get it honored post your proof nao!! or still havent seen the great savings someone here had to have gotten!!!!
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post #44 of 83
I highly doubt this will lead to an "insane amount of losses". Firstly, the margin on these types of products is about as big as it gets in computing retail. So everyone knows where I am coming from I work at a computer retail and repair shop and have been in charge of ordering stock. At 90% off they probably are only losing a small percentage of money on each product, over cost that is.
They said it was "thousands" of orders, limited to one item each order, which is tiny compared the number of units they move every month.

So in reality they saw a great opportunity to buy some goodwill on the cheap and they took it. I'm not knocking them, its nice they are doing this and a smart move to boot. Its just nice to not buy into the hype and understand what it really means for them.
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post #45 of 83
Would have ordered a Razer Blade if I knew about this
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post #46 of 83
i think this is razer way of trying to get loyal customers to their brand. they have had my business ever since they came out with the first death adder. Got a death adder 2013 earlier this year, my favorite mouse hands down.
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Everybody wins here. The customers get their products (at great prices) and Razer gets some positive publicity.
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Wow. Reminds me of when Origin made a coupon code universal and it got abused. But I have to say, the fact that Razer, and Origin, honored these codes shows they take responsibility for the mistake. But, the Origin problem was honored on everything that slipped through, whereas Razer decided to limit it to one of each device. Razer, I tip my hat to you. A rational compromise between being the nice guy and being a functional business.
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post #49 of 83
Never really like the Razor products, but this is something that I really appreciate and might give one of their products a shot.

Edit: I realize that you might think "Oh you haven't tried their products and you don't like them, good job" - I worked at a computer store, which sold Razer keyboards, mice, headphones etc. I used the Deathadder, Naga, Arctosa, Lycosa and BlackWidow a lot while I was at work - disliked all of those products for various reasons. But I always liked their customer service and this makes it even seem better, therefore I might consider them for my next purchase.
Edited by CULLEN - 4/21/13 at 8:43pm
post #50 of 83
Would have loved to get in on this action, if only I were in the UK! tongue.gif ... and not very late to the party. Have really liked my Mamba and Ouroboros (apart from what they've done software wise now) and with my G15 sadly running into issues and mechanicals being praised high and low, been looking at a BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2013 (also nicely ripped off due to regional pricing, very annoying)...
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