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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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field guide tester offer

I got an offer today by email to test binoculars for Cabelas. It was sent out to the black signature card holders and was limited to the first 200. I read the email and I would have to purchase the binoculars to test them. They discounted them about $150, but I was not about to spend about $250 for an unknown product. Is this how it works to test products now? I tested products before for free and had to return them if I did not wish to purchase them at a discounted price. Some were even given to me for my time.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 10:33 AM
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Re: field guide tester offer

Sounds like a sales tactic to me.It was probably sent to 200,000 people if not more.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 11:29 PM
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Re: field guide tester offer

Its a sales gimmick. If they wanted field testers the item would be provided free of charge or on loan for test period.
I have done a lot of product evaluations and THAT is how it's done.


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