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SarahKH
August 7th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Is there limit on the number of times you can make shipit requests? A few months (maybe more) I requested an 8.04 64-bit Desktop CD, it duly arrived (with stickers, one of which is on my EEE) and I figured it'd be a good idea to snag a 32bit version as well, there being a mixture of machines here.

Twice I've tried since then and twice it's said the request has been rejected. I wouldn't mind but it doesn't e-mail you to let you know either way... irksome.

So is shipit broken? Is there a 1 per person limit?

Dremora
August 7th, 2008, 10:46 PM
It did the same thing to me.

I figured this was what was happening.

Have it ship one to a relative and "borrow" the CD from them for a while. :lolflag:

Obviously the 64-bit disc for my desktops won't load on my 32-bit laptop, I'm not greedy, it just won't work. :P

clinux
August 7th, 2008, 10:48 PM
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/shipit-faq

billgoldberg
August 7th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Mine were approved and sent to the shipping company 4 days ago.

Where exactly are these cd's shipping from?

The UK?

If so they should get here in a few days, or are there other factors involved?

Also, some user said he got free stickers with his cd. Is this "deal" still being made?

Dremora
August 7th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Mine were approved and sent to the shipping company 4 days ago.

Where exactly are these cd's shipping from?

The UK?

If so they should get here in a few days, or are there other factors involved?

Also, some user said he got free stickers with his cd. Is this "deal" still being made?

As far as I know, yeah.

I hate stickers though, there was a point where Windows XP served me well, that passed, I went over to Ubuntu but still had the stickers to peel off.

I assume that it's very possible that something will do better than Ubuntu eventually.

In any event, why turn yourself into a walking advertisement?

Biochem
August 8th, 2008, 03:15 AM
In any event, why turn yourself into a walking advertisement?

Hmmm...

Maybe because you want to promote a free product that has no publicity budget like Microsoft.

That is called endorsement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorsement_advertising)

Dremora
August 8th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Hmmm...

Maybe because you want to promote a free product that has no publicity budget like Microsoft.

That is called endorsement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorsement_advertising)

Well, I work it into conversations where I can if someone asks for my advice.

But plastering stickers on a $1,000 machine that only I ever see just sounds horrific. :lolflag:

billgoldberg
August 8th, 2008, 11:10 AM
Well, I work it into conversations where I can if someone asks for my advice.

But plastering stickers on a $1,000 machine that only I ever see just sounds horrific. :lolflag:

I'm interested in the stickers because the ones I pulled of my desktop left some ugly marks.

SarahKH
August 14th, 2008, 03:04 PM
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/shipit-faq

Hmm. I shall have to e-mail them I guess and find out what's happening; it should be working.

Mr.Auer
August 15th, 2008, 12:28 AM
Ive ordered 10 cds every time, I think, from Breezy Badger onwards.
Ive always received the cds in couple of weeks to Finland - even thou the last few releases I have made special requests, for the ten discs. I usually order a couple 64-bit ones and rest regular. Ive always explained that I install Ubuntu for people I know, friends and workmates, and help them with it. I have just a couple cds left from all the 40 or so Ive gotten :)