Metronomy Free PC's did any one get one

  tarkus 18:03 21 Aug 2004

just interested as i was one of the people to order this free pc and subsiquently get an email saying they won't be supplying as to many people were not going to use pc as required. had a look on their website and if you click on order, you get a pop up box telling you that they cant take any new orders untill Autum 2004, just wondering if i will ever see one as wanted one for my daughter

  jonnytub 18:14 21 Aug 2004

here is an email one of my friends received:

Your Free PC pre-registration, customer number: XXXX
We regret to inform you that we are unable to fulfill your application at
this time.
As you may know, Metronomy's launch generated considerable media interest,
and we received an excellent response from households wishing to take part
in the scheme. However, we have also received information to suggest that a
minority of applicants do not intend to operate within our standard terms
and conditions, resulting in the potential theft of the computer.
Whilst we have invested considerable resources into developing highly secure
business processes and technology, the high cost of each PC means that we
must control our exposure at this stage.
As such, we have reluctantly decided to release only a limited number of PC'
s in the first instance, in order to fully test our security procedures and
technical infrastructure before a wider roll-out in the Autumn.
Unfortunately, we will be unable to progress your application until then.
Should you wish us to remove your details from the waiting list, please
click here: [email protected] and return the message, remembering to
include your customer number. Otherwise, you will be contacted later in the year with further information.
We recognise that our concerns apply to only a minority of applications, and
regret any inconvenience that this may cause to bona-fide customers, but
feel this is the best course of action to protect the long-term interests of
the business and ensure that the offer can be available to all who want it
in future.

looks like the free lunch is getting further and further away.

Geezer >^,,^<

  jonnytub 18:30 21 Aug 2004

just to add this is an old one and that he's quite peeved with it and subsequently posted his disapproval all over the net.

  spuds 21:56 21 Aug 2004
  jonnytub 01:13 22 Aug 2004

that 2nd link as i said above is being posted all over the place, sayimg that you [email protected] blame our macca (that's mate for those of you that don't speak geordie)

  jonnytub 01:14 22 Aug 2004

sorry even my "macom" - "geordie" is rusty, that was meant to be "marra"

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:04 22 Aug 2004

I cannot believe that anyone in their right mind, who is capable of working simple sums out on the back of a fag packet, would think that this barking plan would have ever worked.


  john-232317 10:33 22 Aug 2004

I heard Father Christmas got one to keep his list of good little children on, so there......

Or has someone told me a porky ;-0

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