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What did you get from Sparkfun's Free Day?

ByJAX

Me? Still waiting for the quiz. I think Solarbotics should send one of those monster flower arrangements like the mobsters give to funerals. I know at least CtC got $20 out of it...

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basile's picture

I got myself $40 (of the 120 from Greece).

I must be one of the lucky ones!!!

mlandergan's picture

After a long wait, I manged to get $20 

arbarnhart's picture

A thought about Free Day that may explain some things (but this is just a guess)... 

If you wanted to confirm that the equipment you spent a lot of money on is necessary, do you start the test with it all on?

Or do you start with some of it turned off or disabled so that you can clearly see what it does for you when you turn it on?

The company I work for has a few network devices that they were pretty much scared into buying and are now maintaining at a fairly significant cost. I would be willing to bet that at least a couple aren't doing a darn thing for us. Well, they do something, but I think we would have adequate bandwidth and protection without them.

patrickmccabe's picture

The 1st time i was excited...

The 2nd time i was skeptical...

Next time, well you can only cry "free stuff" so many times before i stop believing.  

Benbo231's picture

I hope you now all have "Don't Stop Beliving" stuck in your heads too...

Ro-Bot-X's picture

I got $40 for loyalty. I was missing 13 days to get $10 more. Oh well. Too bad they did not made some percent for the incomplete years. About their servers, they still suck. I guess this year even more people tried and most got nothing. Seeing that, I feel fortunate that I got something. I think SF could have done a better job with their servers. Should I hope they will next year?

ezekiel181's picture

Nothing. I skipped the frustration and got a good nights sleep.

Caleborp's picture

I agree with tinhead, If i had actually had the opportunity to participate in free day and then failed, I wouldnt be so annoyed. But I didnt even get that because the stupid page wouldnt load.

voodoobot's picture

$20 on loyalty as well. Didn't want to risk the attempt at the quiz seeing as the site was so flaky....

 

rogue's picture
From my SFE email: 

You chose to gamble with the quiz questions. You attempted 0 questions. Unfortunately, you didn't win any money this time around.

My first question wouldn't load. Feel sorry for anyone who actually studied questions thinking they had a shot (I didn't). I will be at one year in three days :( oh well, at least other people had success