Originally Posted by istnc
You are clearly misguided. If what has transpired was out of line, why would ASUS not persue action? Why would ASUS feel the need to back down from me? You do an exceptional job spouting off allegations, however, you have nothing to support them. Secondly, you act as if you are an ASUS insider, you know nothing more than what you read.
Furthermore, someone mentioned earlier that nothing was being done because ASUS employees are not in ( suggesting maybe being on vacation ). ALL of those that would respond to something like this are in. Two weeks ago those individuals were with me in Portland Oregon, and last week we all were in Fremont California, DOING PRODUCT FORECASTS. Those present in this meeting were ASUS, Intel, Disti and myself ( have your sources verify this )
Also, for those of you that claim you know how this business works, let me fill you in. If you submit for Educational discounts, you are required to fill out paperwork with Institution name, contact person etc. From that point you sign a form that states that the pricing pertains to that school only and can not be used outside of that bid.
So in close, it would appear to me that lots of smoke is being blown around, this coupled with some additional questionable practices that are rumored to be. As so many of you have mentioned, time will tell who did what, who misled who, who deceived who. I feel quite certain that if we have done anything out of line, as you have mentioned, it will be plastered over every Forum for everyone to read, rest assured.
Redmumba, to respond to one of your previous statements, lets see who is here in the next couple months. I can not speak for others, but I can for us, we'll be here !
Read what Rick says carefully. He actually never admints or denies anything. He starts by asking rhetorical questions, but never says "This is not what happened" or, "This IS what happened"...then talks about how he was with Asus executives for the last two weeks.
Where does he deny that he got the shipment because it was an EDU bid?
Where does he say that Asus made a special deal with him so that he could scoop the market and get his units a month ahead of everyone else?
The closest he actually comes is when he says: "I feel quite certain that if we have done anything out of line, as you have mentioned, it will be plastered over every Forum for everyone to read, rest assured."
Rick, say it straight out.
1. Did you get this shipment as a result of an EDU bid?
2. Did Asus make a special deal with you so that ISTNC could scoop the market and get your units ahead of everyone else?
You know the truth. Tell it.