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Razer agrees to honor fake coupon code...90 percent discount

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techbeck    5,111

Three days ago, gaming hardware manufacturer Razer found itself in a bit of a mess. By simply typing in "1234,"customers at Razer's UK online store discovered a rogue coupon code would give them an absurd 90 percent off any of the company's products. Needless to say, thousands of orders piled up before Razer could put a stop to the scheme. But instead of invalidating those orders, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has decided to honor the unofficial deal in order to generate more goodwill towards the company.

In a Facebook post, Tan explains that while the deal "will likely cost us an insane amount of losses" due to selling the items well below cost, the company's "customer comes first" policy directed his decision. "We want to do right by the community," he says. While Razer won't approve a 90 percent discount on every single quantity of every single item ordered, Tan says the company will allow customers who used to the coupon code to get a single copy of each product they purchased, and that backorders may mean the items take weeks or months to ship to those customers. We don't think most will mind.

Tan says the coupon code was originally generated by a third-party to test the Razer online shopping cart. Razer uses Digital River to handle its online fulfillment, and we've reached out to the company to find out if it had a role in the issue or the subsequent generosity.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/19/4243282/razer-ceo-honors-90-percent-off-coupon-code

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siah1214    1,435

Wow. Talk about putting the customer first.

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Mockingbird    2,072

Somebody got the Razer Edge Pro for $130 dollars.

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Motoko.    435

I would of loved to use such a coupon on the razer laptop that came out.

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44MLX    58

Very generous indeed

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+The Evil Overlord    17,779

Darn it. I missed it too :(

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Growled    3,880

Not many companies would have honored something like that.

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THolman    93

Might hurt them in the short run, but I suspect they've just earned some loyal customers.

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Phouchg    2,050

Good for consumers, sure. As it befits their premium brand, though, some of their more gimmicky products are very overpriced. So they aren't losing 90% on these orders at all.

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