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Free power cord (too good to be true)?  

post #1 of 433
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Hello,

I'm a total Hi-Fi newb.

My boyfriend and I are putting together a entertainment system for his birthday (we came into some money this year) and poking around I noticed that this company is giving away $305 powercords for free. I'm leery of something that sounds too good to be true. Is this a real manufacturer?

www.virtualdynamics.ca

thanks all!
post #2 of 433
...'cause all newbies look for $305 power cords.
post #3 of 433
virtual dynamics make some of the best cables out there, but it doesn't say how to get one. i bet there is a catch. it says you have an "opportunity" to get one. what does that mean. unless i am missing something, there is absolutely no information about what you have to do to get a free power cord.

send them an email.
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...'cause all newbies look for $305 power cords.
you think the poster is from VD. maybe. either way, if it really is free, i would be interested in one. we'll see. i'm sure someone will contact them and get the story.
post #5 of 433
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i sent them an email, but I wonder if they work on weekends...

no worries :-)
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post #7 of 433
I called them. Indeed, this is real.

They are not sure how it will be done, but the representative I spoke with said they will likely do 10 free cables a day, for 10 days.

All you have to do is pay shipping.




In fact, I called them twice.. I couldn't believe this. I will have this page on refresh for sure for the next few days. I could really use the money.. (paying for it, and selling it or trading for new headphones)

My VH Audio cable suits me fine...
post #8 of 433
uh. i don't think that is the purpose of the offer.
post #9 of 433
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
uh. i don't think that is the purpose of the offer.

Huh? This is just like winning something for free.. you're in no way obligated to keep it.

I would just much rather use a new pair of headphones than a new powercable....
post #10 of 433
This would be fantastic if it is real. I have always wanted to try one of their cords...
post #11 of 433
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This would be fantastic if it is real. I have always wanted to try one of their cords...

Why would it not be real? This is a leading cable company in the industry, advertising a fake offer?


Please, continue to think it's fake.. because I can sure use 100 free $300 cables..
post #12 of 433
Yea, nick20... I really disagree with that. They're not just giving you money, that's not the idea. No company would survive that way, giving their products to people who would normally be buying them. The idea here is to get the word out. If I get something for free, I'll do my honest best to review it and talk about it, positively or negatively. I think you would owe them at LEAST that much.
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Huh? This is just like winning something for free.. you're in no way obligated to keep it.

I would just much rather use a new pair of headphones than a new powercable....
Wow, I can't believe what I just read. Nick20 that is just wrong, they are giving the cables to those who actually would like to test their products, not as an opportunity for some random to take advantage of them. Thank you for the heads-up though, I'll remember to never do business with you in the future.

Back on topic, this is a great offer by VD. Their products have always received great reviews and I think this could really open people up to this secluded end of the market. About the offer, how do you sign up? My 2000IVR really benefits from good power so this would be a great opportunity for me to try out the higher end power products and see if it is really worth the price upgrade from the gear I'm using now.
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Yea, nick20... I really disagree with that. They're not just giving you money, that's not the idea. No company would survive that way, giving their products to people who would normally be buying them. The idea here is to get the word out. If I get something for free, I'll do my honest best to review it and talk about it, positively or negatively. I think you would owe them at LEAST that much.

I see your point, however I have different priorities at this moment, that is all. I cannot see why you there is a problem with what I would be doing. Ultimately, it's my choice. I may end up keeping it, if I can "win" one, but more likely I'll be inclined to sell it.

Hey, it's not my choice to "give away" 100 $300 power cables either. I think loaning them to professional reviewers is the way to go, if they really NEED all the publicity/hype to sell their products. Don't offer 100 of their powercables to "joe blow"... am I making any sense? Usually I don't.. LOL

If I can get one, great, if not, at least I tried. Costs me nothing..


Good luck..
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Thank you for the heads-up though, I'll remember to never do business with you in the future.

Glad you don't OWN a business either..
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