offers $50 credit on HD DVD purchases

By on April 10, 2008, 6:11 AM
Following similar moves by Best Buy and Wal-Mart, is also trying to make up for HD DVDís failure by offering a $50 store credit to those who purchased an HD DVD player from it before February 23.

The offer is good through April 9, 2009 so you have a full year to use the credit. Sure, it's not as good as getting your cash back, but unlike Wal-Martís offer which requires buyers return their HD DVD hardware and have the original receipt, with Amazon at least you get to keep your HD DVD player and use it as a DVD upscaler. This is surely a smart way to build goodwill with your customers when a technology becomes obsolete.

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funkmesideways said:
Although Amazon seem to have to do this from a competetive point of view, personally, I think the people who bought HD DVD players should pay for their mistake.
icye said:
People who invested in Blu Ray aren't in the clear either. There are still lingering doubts whether the so-called winner of this particular format war between them and HD-DVD will be widely accepted or not.
phantasm66 said:
LOL maybe HD-DVD will win the format war after all because people will be giving the players and disks away for free.
jesse_hz said:
Ah, so you think this whole "Blu-ray has won" is set up by the HD-DVD camp? LMAO.[i][OFF-TOPIC][/i][b]funkmesideways[/b] - nick of the year!
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