BETT 2013 Thread, Memory4Teachers @ BETT in General; Hmm ... after having spoken with them and put them in touch with DB (just before Denver so not sure ...
27th July 2010, 01:40 AM #31
Hmm ... after having spoken with them and put them in touch with DB (just before Denver so not sure where that went) things have moved on a bit.
If you have received the newsletter you will now see that there is an unsubscribe link in there which works (I have unsubscribed one address from it with no issues).
They have run into problems with non UK applicants due to the fact that the registration page was being sent round the net ... so they have had issues verifying legitimate applicants, but they are getting there. I'll try and catch up with DB and co to see what other contact was made, but they did have an interesting offer to look after EG members and their schools as a way of making amends.
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27th July 2010, 08:43 PM #32
GD, were your data protection concerns resolved with them as I do recall you were a bit concerned over some of the info they may want and how it could be used and kept etc?
15th October 2010, 11:26 AM #33
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I remember signing up to this ages ago and am still awaiting mine!
15th October 2010, 11:52 AM #34
I applied for mine 2 1/2 years ago and still waiting!
Originally Posted by jmotor88
15th October 2010, 11:56 AM #35
Two years and still waiting here......
15th October 2010, 12:03 PM #36
Originally Posted by jmotor88
Originally Posted by glennda
Yep, same here. The more I hear about this scheme, the more I am convinced that it was just an address harvesting scheme.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
15th October 2010, 12:04 PM #37
I received a call a few weeks back from M4T and they let me know that they were experiencing a huge demand for the sticks. They initially thought that there would be a maximum of (IIRC) circa 100,000 demanded, in the end this balloned to many times this, coupled with a change of memory stick spec that was over and above the initial size they quoted and they were still getting the orders processed because of the delays this caused.
15th October 2010, 12:07 PM #38
2+ years is one helluva backlog
15th October 2010, 12:09 PM #39
I can't believe anyone would be so naive to think they wouldn't get an overwhelming response for a heavily marketed giveaway, and worse to be so naive as to not even have finished designing them before taking orders.
Still, the thing that annoys me most is the total lack of any information from them; instead, marketing emails that they promised I wouldn't get in the first place.
15th October 2010, 12:15 PM #40
Their email system is working though...I get regular messages saying they "hope I am finding my memory stick useful"...I wish...
16th October 2010, 07:28 AM #41
It is very rubbish, and very badly planned. Nonetheless, it's not a scam.
The solution is to get yourself down to BETT, and go to their stand, they will look up your details and give you the memory stick. If they can't find the log of you, then you can re-register on the spot.
You have to register the stick online and all that faff, plus you're more likely to get better freebies from elsewhere.
By far the biggest benefit is you can get to the EG stand, and have free pizza, get yourself an EduGeek mug, a lanyard possibly some stickers who know what great prizes there'll be.
23rd November 2010, 11:33 AM #42
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Still waiting for mine, still receiving their marketing emails.
Out of interest, does anyone know anyone who HAS received their memory stick?
Maybe Watchdog or someone will want to feature them?
24th November 2010, 08:59 AM #43
like i said, 'received' would be the wrong word, i collected mine at BETT from their stand, as did many others.
Go on, go to BETT, you know you want to.
5th January 2011, 02:23 PM #44
Like vikpaw, I didn't receive my stick. I went to collect it at their stand at BETT. Also unsubscribed from the mail junk. Free 4Gb stick, can't complain. I can't understand how anyone can say it is a scam. How have you been scammed? Fair enough, they took your details, couldn't send you the stick, but you can get it yourself (for free) and a better one at that (4Gb instead of 2Gb). What is the scam in that?
Originally Posted by gavcradd
5th January 2011, 02:26 PM #45
to be honest, i collected and it's still at the bottom of my drawer. didn't bother registering it, i got plenty of other free usb sticks at BETT, so it was just another. not that interested in any tools they have, or registering for their site to back up my data. still get the junk(ish) emails and delete them.
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