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Old 04-19-2003, 02:16 AM   #1
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Talking linux cds for free?


Looks like some site will have a linux blow out this weekend (april 19, 20). All linux cds they carry will sell for 1 cents each, including latest Redhat 9, mandrake 9.1 and all major distros. I don't know how they do it, by I already bought 5 from them. [edit] But since I'm blatantly advertising, this thread has been closed removing the link provided by the original thread starter who doesn't know how to read the rules, showing disrespect to our site.[/edit]

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Old 04-19-2003, 02:56 AM   #2
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I suspect the way they do it is by charging 30 bucks for "shipping and handling". I didn't see any rates though, so who knows. Cool deal if there was no catch though, huh?

Don't cross/double-post.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 04:35 AM   #3
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Actually their s/h is pretty fair- much like other linux cd sites. They charge $4.95 for 1 item. So I got deals like debian, redhat and mandrake for about 15 bux.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 04:37 AM   #4
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To add to the complement, I must say that these guys are really good. I ordered knoppix and this software cd called GNUWin from them last month. I live in New Jersey, and received the cds next day. If you check their about page, it says that they ship from 3-4 locations throughout the US to cut on delivery time. So, I'd guess this is a really nice deal.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 04:41 AM   #5
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Actually I came to know about linuxQuestions from the above mentioned site. They suggest their buyers use linuxQuestions.org instead of their own forums for quick replies!
 
Old 04-19-2003, 06:37 AM   #6
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i just went thru and clicked 8 items i wanted at 1 cent each.
shipping said. $52. sweet.
why don't they just offer to give you $1 for each item you
are willing to pay the shipping for. or maybe priority
mail prices have gone up again? I shipped a motherboard
priority mail a month ago, and it costs $10 to ship priority
mail. what a rip. fedex ground would have been $5.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 10:04 AM   #7
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well, i guess it covers lot mroe than just the shipping - a bubble mailer, cd labels, printing etc. And if you are buying just 1 set- 5 bux total is a real nice price for a linux distro. what can you do with 5 bux. on top of that, they probably end up paying a lot on credit card processing, advertisement, workers, etc. It really is worth the $5, than waiting hours for redhat 9 or mandrake 9.1 downloads, then burning the cds with a slow cdrw. let them do the work for cheap!
 
Old 04-19-2003, 04:28 PM   #8
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So, how long have you been working in the marketing department there?
 
Old 04-20-2003, 12:54 PM   #9
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Closed for obvious reasons.
 
  


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