Pronouncing acronyms (was Re: DEC acronyms)

Philip Pemberton classiccmp at
Sun Aug 8 03:15:01 CDT 2010

On 06/08/10 20:35, arcarlini at wrote:
> Same deal with WD but they're even better: give them a credit card
> and they'll send the new drive out first. You then send back the
> broken one in whatever they sent the new one ...

Maxtor used to do that too -- they called it an "Advance RMA". They'd 
send the new drive, and you had 30 days after it arrived to send them 
the old one. If you didn't send it back, they charged your credit card 
for the RRP of the new drive.

You can guess what happened to that policy after the Seagate buyout...

classiccmp at

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