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I like Antec and have some of their items... but 10% common that is pathetic. It is more of a money maker publicity stunt for the company than it is for the people of Japan. Better than nothing, yes, but it's marketing capitalizing on a situation. Churches around me are donating 100% of money for weeks. Steelseries had I believe 50% donation for some of their mices. 10%?
10% is better then 0% You can't compare a church's donations to a business. I mean Antec is probably doing this half out of publicity and half for the actual cause, but who cares when it really comes down to helping people out in need.
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Instead of "donating" by purchasing from antec. Why not send 100% of the money to a Japan relief fund.
and how many people are willing to take 100% of the money they have earmarked towards new hardware to help their fellow man. ALL of us do not need ANY of the hardware we will be buying. I guarantee non of our lives are at stake if we don't go out and buy a 6xxx series or 5xx series GFX card or a new SB proc... or a new Mobo... etc.
The extreme minority could make the argument that they "need" it for school, but even then that doesn't affect ones life. It affects ones livelihood, but rest assured even if you fail at school your life will still not be threatened.

All Antec is doing is redirecting a tiny portion of the money we plan to selfishly waste on ourselves to help a cause. Funny thing is they want to spend a tiny bit of our money and we criticize them for it. At the end of the day though, most of us will bless others with our wanton excess but not go through much (if any) discomfort for doing so.
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post #13 of 28
10% for an entire month is better than nothing. At least they're doing something about it.

Intel and its employees have donated $1.7 million as well ( it's not based on sales generated )
http://blogs.intel.com/jobs/2011/03/...p_in_japan.php

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As Japan works through the aftermath, people all over the world are banding together to support relief efforts to help our brethren survive. Intel employees have now given $344,000, which Intel matches dollar for dollar. Additionally, the Intel Foundation announced on Friday that it is donating an additional $1 million for disaster relief, bringing our company’s total giving to nearly $1.7 million. If that’s not community, than I don’t know what is.
Would like to see more companies getting involved in the relief efforts, every little bit helps.
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10% for an entire month is better than nothing. At least they're doing something about it.

Intel and its employees have donated $1.7 million as well ( it's not based on sales generated )
http://blogs.intel.com/jobs/2011/03/...p_in_japan.php



Would like to see more companies getting involved in the relief efforts, every little bit helps.
That's a lot of money from the employees alone and that's awesome Intel matched and added a million. Positive side of big disasters is you get a glimpse of the caring and kind hearted side of humans from complete strangers
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There is nothing stopping you from buying the products you want, for cheaper elsewhere, and donating the money yourselves...
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post #16 of 28
Gotta love Antec.
They have great customer support.
Great RMA service.
I visited their HQ in Fremont, and it's pretty nice and their people are also nice!
post #17 of 28
NEWS: antec is expecting a 20% increase in sales volume in response to their announcement that they're donating 10% of sales proceeds to the disaster effort.
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post #18 of 28
Haiti is probably the one that's in need. Japan is a close runner up. Still, good.
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sadly antec cases are ew
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Why donate via Antec when you can donate via red cross?

But I have to say, Antec Signature series PSU's are pretty good.
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