Amazon Joins HD DVD Reimbursement Club

Posted by James Segars on April 10, 2008 
Filed Under: Format War, HD DVD, Retailers

amazon.jpgIn a rather surprising — albeit unoriginal — move from Amazon, the internet sales giant began sending out emails yesterday, notifying their HD DVD hardware customers of their entitlement to a $50 e-certificate to ease their format woes. 

As they put it, new technologies don’t always work out exactly as planned — something we know all too well by now –  so they’ve seen fit to placate any restless/unruly HD DVD owners who happened to invested their hard-earned bucks into the now doomed technology.

While $50 isn’t an exorbitant amount of money, it’s probably more than any Betamax owners were given — we’re guessing $0 — and the money can go towards anything you choose, which on Amazon is basically everything under the sun.  So, that makes for a pretty sweet deal after all, right?

Of course, it is worth noting that the offer is only available to customers who purchased the HD DVD hardware before Feb. 28th of this year, and better still for those elligible you’ll have nearly a year to spend your cash as the offer doesn’t expire until April 9th, 2009.

What do YOU plan to spend your "woe" funds on? 

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3 Responses to “Amazon Joins HD DVD Reimbursement Club”

  1. Peter S. on April 11th, 2008 12:02 pm

    I already spent my $50.00 on concert DVD’s and DVD Video Essential HD-DVD Version

  2. Mengu S. on April 12th, 2008 12:12 pm

    Does anyone know if the Xbox 360 HDDVD Add-on is included in this reimbursement program? We got ours from Amazon before Christmas (on Dec 16 to be precise).

  3. James on April 13th, 2008 12:26 am

    Yes, it absolutely is. A friend of mine — who purchased the drive from Amazon — was one of the first people to tip me off about the $50 reimbursement.

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