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I just signed up and already have a few opportunities available to apply for. Looks interesting and I love playing with new stuff, so might as well give it a go and see if anything sticks
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i signed up and applied for the notebook one, no wanting for a netbook, they are useless to me.
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So if you have to give back the product what is the whole point of this? How would this whole program benefit me?

Since they seem to keep all of the "benefits" under wraps with the NDA, it seems to me that it is all smoke and mirrors. Until they or someone provides some actual account that you do indeed receive payment in either and item or cash I won't be having any part of this program. Time is money, and I'm not going to take my time to test their product for nothing.
Not to sound rude here but you wouldn't make a good beta tester. You have to enjoy beta testing to be good at it, otherwise you'll just be wasting everyone's time. Beta testing takes a lot of time and dedication. People who love beta testing will find it a lot of fun and will consider a gift just an added bonus. People who don't will find it anything but fun and their work will suck because of it. It's fairly obvious you fall into the latter.

On a side note: To anyone considering beta testing just to get a gift or money, I suggest you stop now. Not only will you be disappointed 99% of the time, the company you're testing for will catch on to it pretty fast (likely because your work will be crap) and blacklist you from ever testing again. Believe it or not, there are a TON of people willing to beta test just to test new products for nothing in return and these people do the best work. As such, you're easily replaced because of it.
Edited by sgr215 - 8/27/10 at 1:00am
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On a side note: To anyone considering beta testing just to get a gift or money, I suggest you stop now. Not only will you be disappointed 99% of the time, the company you're testing for will catch on to it pretty fast (likely because your work will be crap) and blacklist you from ever testing again. Believe it or not, there are a TON of people willing to beta test just to test new products for nothing in return and these people do the best work. As such, you're easily replaced because of it.
That non-disclosure agreement kills me more than not keeping the item lol....

I'm not the biggest fan of Dell, but i am very curious to see what they are putting out, especially at the test stages.

I wish they would have included more questions on sign up, I would have sat there and answered 50 questions. It would really weed out the interested/not interested. Heck they could have just had a summery/description field pretty sure most would have plunked right there.
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Not to sound rude here but you wouldn't make a good beta tester. You have to enjoy beta testing to be good at it, otherwise you'll just be wasting everyone's time. Beta testing takes a lot of time and dedication. People who love beta testing will find it a lot of fun and will consider a gift just an added bonus. People who don't will find it anything but fun and their work will suck because of it. It's fairly obvious you fall into the latter.

On a side note: To anyone considering beta testing just to get a gift or money, I suggest you stop now. Not only will you be disappointed 99% of the time, the company you're testing for will catch on to it pretty fast (likely because your work will be crap) and blacklist you from ever testing again. Believe it or not, there are a TON of people willing to beta test just to test new products for nothing in return and these people do the best work. As such, you're easily replaced because of it.
Agreed, if for my time they release a better product, just knowing that my knowledge and experience lent to that is worth it in the end for me
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Originally Posted by sgr215 View Post
Not to sound rude here but you wouldn't make a good beta tester. You have to enjoy beta testing to be good at it, otherwise you'll just be wasting everyone's time. Beta testing takes a lot of time and dedication. People who love beta testing will find it a lot of fun and will consider a gift just an added bonus. People who don't will find it anything but fun and their work will suck because of it. It's fairly obvious you fall into the latter.

On a side note: To anyone considering beta testing just to get a gift or money, I suggest you stop now. Not only will you be disappointed 99% of the time, the company you're testing for will catch on to it pretty fast (likely because your work will be crap) and blacklist you from ever testing again. Believe it or not, there are a TON of people willing to beta test just to test new products for nothing in return and these people do the best work. As such, you're easily replaced because of it.
So if you don't in fact get anything out of this why is this in the deals section? There is no deal, no reward - there is nothing. I don't get it.

This is just an opportunity to volunteer your time. Towards a for-profit company out of all things.
Edited by SchmoSalt - 8/27/10 at 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by SchmoSalt View Post
So if you don't in fact get anything out of this why is this in the deals section? There is no deal, no reward - there is nothing. I don't get it.

This is just an opportunity to volunteer your time. Towards a for-profit company out of all things.

Why do people do reviews? Playing with new things is fun.
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So if you don't in fact get anything out of this why is this in the deals section? There is no deal, no reward - there is nothing. I don't get it.
I'm confused, so if this isn't a deal to you and you have nothing helpful or informative to add to this thread why are you posting here again?

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Why do people do reviews? Playing with new things is fun.
Especially when those new things are free.. even if only for a limited time.
Edited by sgr215 - 8/27/10 at 8:35pm
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Definitely reported it to mod since the dude just keeps trollin'. But it seems they just passed over it...
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Why do people do reviews? Playing with new things is fun.
Playing with new things certainly is fun. But like I said before I don't see how this is a deal if you don't even get a discount or get to keep the item. This thread should be moved to a more appropriate section.

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Definitely reported it to mod since the dude just keeps trollin'. But it seems they just passed over it...
Cool dude, report the guy who is trying to be sensible here. Because everyone who doesn't agree with you is a troll, right?
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