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Many reported that the rep is not there.

From my post #91, I gather 3 tricks for you:
The rep will be in store for only 4 hours [does not specify which 4 hours! - first trick here], either on Sat Dec 18th or Sun Dec 19th. [probably have to go both days – second trick].
And, you are to ''find the Nvidia rep'' [key word --> find. The rep will probably not just stand there as a sitting duck for you – third trick]

Good luck!
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NOT NEAR ME
the closest is NY and thats a 2-3hr drive and then there is traffic...
damn you nvidia.
    
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So uh, what was being given out? Hopes and dreams?
    
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So uh, what was being given out? Hopes and dreams?
Snuggies with Nvidia logo's on em.. I got one, I rather like it tbh.
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Many reported that the rep is not there.

From my post #91, I gather 3 tricks for you:
The rep will be in store for only 4 hours [does not specify which 4 hours! - first trick here], either on Sat Dec 18th or Sun Dec 19th. [probably have to go both days – second trick].
And, you are to ''find the Nvidia rep'' [key word --> find. The rep will probably not just stand there as a sitting duck for you – third trick]

Good luck!
I walked all around the store at two different times of day, looking at anyone who might be the Rep(which got me a few less that kindly looks in return). The first was right at opening at 8AM when there were less than half a dozen people in the store, the second around 2PM. I also spoke to two managers who admitted knowing nothing about such a promotion, even after giving them all the details. If the plan was to not assist people who tried in earnest to participate, then I may very well contact the regional manager of Best Buy, whoever is in charge of such promotions at NVIDIA, and possibly my state Attorney General.

To those who did find the rep, were they wearing any NVIDIA clothing or any thing else to distinguish them from a regular employee or customer?
    
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I walked all around the store at two different times of day, looking at anyone who might be the Rep(which got me a few less that kindly looks in return). The first was right at opening at 8AM when there were less than half a dozen people in the store, the second around 2PM. I also spoke to two managers who admitted knowing nothing about such a promotion, even after giving them all the details. If the plan was to not assist people who tried in earnest to participate, then I may very well contact the regional manager of Best Buy, whoever is in charge of such promotions at NVIDIA, and possibly my state Attorney General.

To those who did find the rep, were they wearing any NVIDIA clothing or any thing else to distinguish them from a regular employee or customer?
It seems to me that the primary purpose is to gather people to try out their 3D Vision setup. So, perhaps the tactics is not to ask where is Nvidia rep handling out free stuff but to ask where to try out the 3D Vision.
And if you do find the rep, perhaps it is better to actually try out the 3D Vision first and then say the magic word for the free snuggie.
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That's exactly what I did. I located the 3D Vision display, looked in the immediate area for anyone who might be involved but there was only a store employee who knew nothing about the promotion. I then walked around the store to see if there was anyone who looked like they might be an rep. After that I went to the CS counter and asked the MOD, who was as equally clueless as the salesperson. As I said in my previous post, I did this twice today with the same result. If, by chance, the promotion was not going to be at the store until tomorrow, surely I would have been told so on either occasion. But they had no knowledge of any event involving NVIDIA on either day. If a person cannot make a point-blank inquiry about a promotion that is essentially geared towards getting people into a store and potentially selling a product to them and then not get an answer then something is fishy.
    
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post #128 of 155
Stillhouse, maybe (long shot as it is) the sales people are SUPPOSED to act dumb about it. Again, a possible long shot.
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I highly doubt it. Why bother setting up such a promotion if, as I said, a person trying everything short of shouting out "3D fever" in the middle of the store gets no help? If Best Buy and NVIDIA were in fact going through such lengths to limit, discourage or deny participation then a call to the Texas GA would certainly be in order.
    
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Wow they were giving out free gt 430s, my friend got one. *sarcasm*
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