April 10, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Not to be showed up by the Best Buys and Wal-Marts of the world, Amazon wants to offer condolences to the HD DVD crowd too.
Amidst the hundreds of spammy offers I get everyday, I found a nice little surprise in my email yesterday: $50 back from Amazon. If you purchased your player from them, the e-tailer has offered credit off a future purchase—and you don’t even have to return the player.
“New technologies don’t always work out as planned,” the email says. “We at Amazon.com value our customer relationships more than anything and would like to support customers who purchased these players by offering a credit good for $50 off any products sold by Amazon.com.”
That’s awfully nice of them, because let’s face it; that return would be way more of a hassle than it’s worth.
Amazon has sent the offer to anyone that purchased the player before February 23, 2008. Gizmodo says they encourage it to be used towards Blu-ray purchases, but you’re basically free to buy whatever you want.
Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Circuit City have all recently offered returns on HD DVD player purchases.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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