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Old 11-24-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default Free day at sparkfun

Free Day is January 7th, 2010!
You can blame it on Chris Anderson's book Free. After reading his book, I started kicking around the idea of what we can do that's 'free'. Sure, we have free bits (open-source hardware designs, available code, etc.), but we don't have free physical widgets. Now combine that with our love of creating shear havoc (AVC, C&D letter, Portable Rotary Phone), and you get Free Day.

Nobody gives away a free physical thing. There's always a catch. So up front: you have to pay shipping. Other than that, it's open season.
$100 max per household
You pay shipping
Limit of $100,000 in giveaways for the day
Starts 9AM MST January 7th, 2010
Ends 11PM MST January 7th, 2010 (or when we hit $100k, whichever comes first)
Rainchecks for popular items will be allowed
Why are we doing this? It's not that I want to create hell for the shipping, production, and the IT teams at SparkFun. There's a multitude of reasons.

First and foremost, we want to give back. We've had a stellar year in 2009, and it's all because of you. So please, have a beer (or a Stepper Motor Driver) on us.

Second: We wish we could sponsor more groups but we don't have a sound way of selecting appropriate projects. Because we can't afford to say yes to everyone, we have to say no to everyone. It pains us every time we have to do it. So this is a way for us to evenly enable all the students and great minds of the world to pickup a $100 worth of free gear. Go for it!

Third: Free Day will possibly create a maelstrom of site traffic, the likes of which our servers have not seen. At the beginning of December, 2009, SparkFun will be graduating out of its high-chair and moving into a server cluster. We are excited to have the breathing room, and Free Day will help us evaluate just how much breathing room we're getting. We'll do everything in our power to keep the site up but please understand that the site may go down.

Fourth: We turn 7 years old! SparkFun is now over 70 employees and is the ripe old age of 49 (in business and dog years). We'd like to celebrate our birthday with a party.

More nitty gritty details:
There is no special code to type in. But you get only one order on Free Day, so spend it well!
Only one $100 credit per household. We ask that you respect this limit and don't try to abuse this gift.
There is no minimum or maximum order. You can spend more than $100, the balance of which will be charged to your method of payment.
Only Credit Card and Paypal orders will be eligible for the $100 credit. We don't want to have people tying up inventory with POs, wire transfers, checks in the mail, or lost faxes.
You will see whether or not your order qualifies for a credit in the checkout process.
Free Day does not apply to our distributors. Sorry!
Every order isn't going to ship on Free Day, or for a few days after. We've got extra tape guns on hand, but please be patient and give us some time to catch up!
We are ratcheting up inventory for Free Day, but backorders (a.k.a. rainchecks) are allowed on most items (some items we simply can't get anymore). We'll get you your goodies just as soon as we can get them back in stock.
As we usually do things here at SparkFun, these rules are open for revision. We may need to tweak them as our astute users point out how silly we are. If we have to make any changes to the rules, we'll let you all know here on our homepage. So mark January 7th, 2010 on your calendars - it's Free Day!

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it says you have to pay for shipping so probably.
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Holy hell this is awesome! I better mark this on my calendar now. Absolutely amazing.
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Oh wow. I'm *so* getting up early that day.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:45 AM   #7
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i'm staying up late the day before please rep if you appreciate.
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I am excited!
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That is so cool.
I'm going to have to make sure I get that day off.
I wonder how easy it will be with so many people all trying at 9am Mountain time.
Their going to shut their servers down
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I wonder...

Just buy a $100 gift certificate on the day, and wait for the mayhem to calm down before deciding?
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Just buy a $100 gift certificate on the day, and wait for the mayhem to calm down before deciding?
I guess that would make sense... but they will probably just take those off or something.
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I guess that would make sense... but they will probably just take those off or something.
They'll probably just make a new rule when they realise.

Well that sucks for me, away on holidays (without internet -_-) and it would be 3am if I got my family to do it.
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I will definitely participate.
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this is just epic . i already have my list made
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I have class then... If it is a week one schedule, I have compsci at nine.. crap, then bio... those are classes I have no excuse to be on the computer in. If it's a week 2 schedule, I have spanish at nine, but then geometry at 9:15, so I can order stuff then. Damn school.
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i asked and you can't get gift certificates.
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