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Amazon makes HD DVD owners feel better

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Amazon.com announced on Wednesday that anyone who purchased an HD DVD player from the retailer will be offered a $50 (£25) credit to be used at any time on the company's website. The news follows the death of the format back in February when Toshiba finally announced it was pulling out of the HD DVD business.
Citing its "value for customer relationships", Amazon sent an email to shoppers to inform them of the credit. Anyone who purchased an HD DVD player through its American online store before 23 February is eligible for the credit, which can be redeemed at any time between now and 9 April 2009.
Giving something back
"New technologies don't always work out as planned," the company wrote in a letter to customers. "We at Amazon.com value our customer relationships more than anything and would like to support customers who purchased these players by offering a credit good for $50 off any products sold by Amazon.com."
Amazon's decision to offer the credit doesn't come as a surprise, with many major retailers like Wal-Mart having already initiated similar programmes. Considering that none of these retailers actually needed to make such a gesture though, it's nice to see them give something back.


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scumball

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A lot of UK owners got these at a great price though which I don't think happened in the US....unless they do the refund for people who paid release price only.
 

nictry

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A lot of UK owners got these at a great price though which I don't think happened in the US....unless they do the refund for people who paid release price only.

I got my A2 from Amazon for less than $100 as it came with an amazing deal on buying HD-DVDs at the time so getting a $50 rebate on my next purchase with Amazon (and valid for 12 months) was a great gesture in my opinion but I do think that UK retailers should also do the same (as I also bought an EP35 from amazon uk)!!!

Edit: should have said this credit offer was actually some weeks ago as I received my discount code in April some time!
 

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