Before you read any further – this offer is restricted to residents of the United States and Canada. I won’t repeat here what I’ve said many times in the past, regarding companies who shut out 90% of their potential customers. Except to say – it’s not complementary.
At least in this case, the Download Crew had the courage to apologize – “Sorry, but that was one of the restrictions placed on this promotion by Acronis, Inc who authorized this promotion.”
According to the Download crew – this offer expires Friday January 20th, 2012, at 23:59.
A personal note: Would I review, rate, or recommend this company and its products? Not a chance. Companies who engage in restrictive giveaways like this, are well down on my list.
Not so long ago, an offshore company – one which I hold in high regard, sponsored a giveaway on a rival site. A giveaway, in which the site owner (as is his practice), restricted the freebie to residents of the United States and Canada.
On querying the developer on this restrictive practice, I was not surprised to learn, that if the developer had been aware of the blogger imposed restriction, they would not have sponsored the giveaway.
So, before you start thinking that I’m getting my “knickers in a knot” over a non-issue, you should know – the mature software developers whom I deal with – do not engage in what some consider to be a xenophobic practice.
The offer is available here – Download Crew