- Someone a few pages back said they were offered the raincheck, OR, a $400 discount on any other netbook. Was anyone else given this offer, or was only the one store in question (HN Wgtn) doing it? It would be interesting to know if this was part of the 'mandate' that came down from Head Office to all HN stores nationwide, or just one franchiser doing this independently.
- Do we know for sure that the $288 units are genuine brand new machines, and not refurbished returns or anything like that? I know that in the US, Dell has the 'Dell Outlet', where they sell refurbished returns for a cheaper price. I hope HN hasn't done a dirty and ordered in a whole bunch of returns from some other country cheaply, and then tried to sell them cheaply making out it is a huge discount on the RRP for a new machine. If someone who actually got a machine could post on the condition of the machine, and the condition of the battery (both life using a tool like BatteryBar and any visible marks on the outside of the battery), that would be great.
- What do you think our chances are of getting either an HP Mini 110-1197 (Windows 7 version of the HP Mini 110-1111), or a completely different brand (like Asus)? If we got another brand, what are your preferences? I would quite like an Asus 1005HA. Given these only retail for $100 more than the HP Mini 110-1111 at HN, maybe HN could stump up the difference and upgrade everyone as a good will gesture?
Anyway, let me know your thoughts on the above, when you get a moment.