VMWare 50% off deal is gone early!?

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I thought today was supposed to be the last day. The website said that the deal ended on August 7th and I'm pretty sure today is still the 6th. What's the deal with that? Does anyone have any ideas? Has anyone contacted VMWare about this?
     
  2. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just checked the Google cache of the webpage and it said that the offer ended at noon Pacific Time, yesterday. I could swear it said August 7th? :confused:
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    No, it said it would expire on Sunday and the final version would be available on Monday. So 5th and 6th, not 6th and 7th. It was a pre-order sale. It's not a pre-order when the product is available. So it ended right before the final version was released.
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I get that but I could have sworn it said something about the software being released tomorrow. Maybe I'm just crazy.
     
  5. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    here's the Ars article:

     
  6. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Okay, so the evidence clearly points to me being crazy. I guess I misread the date or something. Oh well, I'm still pissed. Though now I'm pissed at myself for not ordering sooner. :mad:
     
  7. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    that's why i ordered as soon as i read that article :D didn't get to download and install the final build yet though. will tonight after work.
     
  8. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    There was one page on the VMware site that stated the preorder offer ended on August 7th, I noticed it too yesterday when I was buying my copy. I suppose it was a typo. Everything else on the site said 12pm PDT August 5th.
     
  9. brkirch macrumors regular

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    It originally said that the discount would be available until August 7, but they changed the deadline to August 5 at noon a couple of days ago.
     
  10. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Here it is, that one page. This snapshot of the page was taken on August 5th, 2007 at about 11 GMT.

    http://tinyurl.com/yqgkhm
     
  11. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah yep. That's the page I saw yesterday. Well, at least I wasn't imagining things. Well, now I'm really pissed. Damn typos. :mad:

    Edit: I'm talking to a support agent right now to try and get this sorted out.
     
  12. novagamer macrumors member

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    Yeah I"m in the same situation as you :(. I was waiting for a credit refund and had to wait till now. Let us know what happens please, and good luck.
     
  13. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was doing the live chat, and as soon as the sales agent connected Safari crashed. Yay, what a fun day I'm having. :rolleyes:
     
  14. novagamer macrumors member

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    Oh hell. Well, if you get a response let me know, maybe your mac is warning you:p
     
  15. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good News!!!

    For those who were going to purchase today, you'll have to call in your order at 877-486-9273, then when the voice menu comes up do option 2, then option 1, and "explain the situation".
     
  16. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Ah, congrats on the good response. I was sure that VMware wouldn't be too strict if you contacted them and explained things; their customer support and conflict resolution seems to be better than with most corporations.
     

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