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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:04 pm

This is kinda funny. I went to Best Buy and saw Memorex's new True 8x drive. They had a bunch of quotes from my review of their 4x drive. Unfortunately, they spelled CDRLabs wrong not once or twice, but a total of 3 times. It said "CDRLavs". That's not the only mistake I saw. The specs on the back of the box said that the drive could read DVD's at 16x. The front and everywhere else said 12x.
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Postby aviationwiz on Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:11 pm

LOL, never noticed that. Now I have to go back and check that out, LOL. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:14 pm

Memorex has that sort of problem with a lot of their products. They don't know how to use a spellchecker. I've noticed this several times before, but never on their hardware. It's really too funny!! :lol:
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:25 pm

On one hand, I'm honored that they thought enough of my review to use it to promote their new one. However, they didn't think enough of CDRLabs to spell the damn name right. That would be like someone saying "Anandtick" or "Tim's Hardware Guide".

Anyway, I contacted Memorex about this. I haven't heard from them in months so I really don't know what they're going to say.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:00 am

ROFLMAO Ian.

They must think highly of CDRLabs, confusing it with CDRLavatory!!

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Postby TheWizard on Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:51 am

UALOneKPlus wrote:They must think highly of CDRLabs, confusing it with CDRLavatory!!

:lol:


My thoughts exactly, and that's wrong of them to do! All of a sudden, CDRLabs is now synonymous with a bathroom? No, that's preposterous! I wouldn't tolerate it, if I were you!
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:45 pm

you might be able to sue them :wink:
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:06 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:you might be able to sue them :wink:


lol.. No, I talked to them this week and they apologized and an updated box is in the works. I'll post a picture of the box later tonite. :D
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:14 pm

Ian wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:you might be able to sue them :wink:


lol.. No, I talked to them this week and they apologized and an updated box is in the works. I'll post a picture of the box later tonite. :D


Shouldn't there be a fee for using the name CDRLabs?

How about free Memorex merchandise for life? ;)
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:33 pm

No, we don't charge a fee. Usually a company will ask us for permission first though. In most cases, I don't have a problem... as long as they spell our name right. :wink:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:21 pm

at least they are making a new box to fix it. That costs a lot of money to reprint you know. They'll have to repay all the original setup fees.
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:32 am

Here you guys go...

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Postby CDRecorder on Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:02 am

Wow, that's astounding that they mispelled it three times! :o
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:33 am

It is amazing. The lack of quality control over the box.
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