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#1 Andrew

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 07:49 PM

So I was trolling through the Computer Gigs section of Craigslist this weekend, looking to pick up some moolah by fixing errant computers when I came to a listing for a focus group that paid $50 for 2 hours to evaluate a user interface. "Sweet!" says I. Long story short, I went to the focus group this morning.

The focus group was being held by a certain graphics company (which shall remain nameless) which was testing out the utility interface for their next generation of DX10 video cards. I looked at it and played with it and gave them my opinion. Ho-hum.

So what did I get for my opinion? Quite a bit, actually:

1. a gourmet lunch (it was really, really good!)
2. a free multiport memory card reader (cool, goes for about $20 or ebay)
3. $50 in cold, hard cash (Grant is one of my favorite Presidents!)
PLUS (you're gonna die when I tell you!)
4. They will ship one of their brand spanking new, DX10, next generation video cards for free when they are released! A free uber-good video card! :flowers: :thumbsup: :trumpet: :inlove: :cool:

I know none of this is really all that interesting to you guys, but I was blown away! They did nnot mention the free card in their ad!

Of course, I had to sign a Nondisclosure Agreement which is why I can't name the company.

The moral of the story: focus groups are good; be in as many as you can!

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:01 PM

That is great :thumbsup:

Now I need to pay attention to those...

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#3 JohnWho

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:03 PM

I can't focus in a group.

:flowers:

Good for you, though. :thumbsup:

Thanks for the suggestion.


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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:04 PM

Dont think I'll be joining any anytime soon (lets face it i dont live in silicon valley. LOL) The only tech company near me is ITT (and for some reason they dont invite the general public to test the new night vision goggles)

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 08:41 PM

I used google but didnt find much. I do think I know the company name but they dont seem to be advertising this offer anymore or have it on craigslist.

No fair you get a nice HD video car that costs 350-500? for free! humph...ha ha

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 31 July 2007 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2007 - 07:59 PM

That's pretty :thumbsup: .
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 12:16 AM

Thats amazing!

Congrats man

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 03:46 AM

Nice. Post when the next meeting is. :thumbsup:




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