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Originally Posted by godsgift2dagame View Post
Better question is, after you're done testing for them, do you ship it back with money out of your own pockets? Or do they give you a shipping label?
They give you a shipping label. There is absolutely no cost to beta test. After all, you're doing free work for them.
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post #12 of 357
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How do you know this isnt a scam to get your private information?

The fact that it uses a different domain name scares me.

Did you know most people keep teh same user name and password for multiple account. Including banking to face book.

I also found the E-mail in my spam box.
It was posted on sd last year, there's a few comments on that topic about the beta's so I guess it's legit.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1270393
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Originally Posted by KoolGuy View Post
How do you know this isnt a scam to get your private information?

The fact that it uses a different domain name scares me.

Did you know most people keep teh same user name and password for multiple account. Including banking to face book.

I also found the E-mail in my spam box.
Sorry im bringing this back around but i have done lots of working on socail networking and this just seems suspicious. Im looking in the Dell.com for any thing that might lead me to this site.

*Cant any 1 post on slick deals? I thought it was much like Wikipedia. I wouldn't trust the info.

**Still searching
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post #14 of 357
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Originally Posted by KoolGuy View Post
How do you know this isnt a scam to get your private information?
Whois:

Domain Name: DELLBETATEST.COM

[REGISTRANT]
Organisation Name: Dell Inc.
Contact Name: Amy Knueppel
Address Line 1: 1 Dell Way
Address Line 2: RR1-33
City / Town: Round Rock
State / Province: Texas
Zip / Postcode: 78682
Country: US
Telephone: +1 (512) 7283500
Fax: +1 (512) 2833369

It's legit and I can say so from first hand experience. Do a Google search for "CenterCode" and you'll find other companies that offer beta programs too. Unfortunately, Dell is one of the few I can actually admit to being a part of. Most other companies have insanely strict NDA's. Many of which have a "We don't exist until you find us" attitude.
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post #15 of 357
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Originally Posted by KoolGuy View Post
How do you know this isnt a scam to get your private information?

The fact that it uses a different domain name scares me.
Dell registered this site: http://whois.domaintools.com/dellbetatest.com
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Domain Name: DELLBETATEST.COM

[REGISTRANT]
Organisation Name: Dell Inc.
Contact Name: Amy Knueppel
Address Line 1: 1 Dell Way
Address Line 2: RR1-33
City / Town: Round Rock
State / Province: Texas
Zip / Postcode: 78682
Country: US
Telephone: +1 (512) 7283500
Fax: +1 (512) 2833369
Email: dnsadmin@dell.com
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If you use firefox, you can see that the site is verified.
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Guess thats pretty solid. Thanks
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Surely it would not be against the NDA to comment on whether these "incentives" are worthwhile or not?
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Surely it would not be against the NDA to comment on whether these "incentives" are worthwhile or not?
In the old SD topic someone mentioned up to $100 gift card, depending on your involvement.
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Surely it would not be against the NDA to comment on whether these "incentives" are worthwhile or not?
According to Centercode, which is who Dell uses to manage beta tests, they range from getting a free version of the final product, getting 50% off on it, or small gifts like t-shirts or something similar. But this is regarding their entire client base which involves hundreds of companies. It's not Dell specific.

No one will discuss incentives of specific companies though. For obvious reasons the NDA applies. Most companies wont even let you admit you were a part of such a beta, let alone got something free from it.

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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
In the old SD topic someone mentioned up to $100 gift card, depending on your involvement.
I bet they never got into another beta.
Edited by sgr215 - 6/22/10 at 10:55pm
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