Before I started sending handwritten letters requesting test products from companies, I did things the old-fashioned way: I sent an email request. Just before the end of 2009, I sent an email to http://www.cherrypal.com and I didn't hear until a year later.
Below is the conversation between myself and someone from Cherrypal.
(damn top posting)
While I certainly appreciate your Holiday greeting, I found it rather
perturbing that you would decide to respond to my initial request for a
review unit a full year after I had made the request. Similarly,
nothing in your response remotely touches on the subject of my initial
request. Hopefully this slight oversight will be rectified shortly, and
I look forward to reviewing one of your products.
The review unit should be sent to
P.O. Box 933
Petaluma, CA 94953
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:06:15 -0800
Max Seybold wrote:
> Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from all of us
> here at Cherrypal. Please also read the attachment.
> On 12/17/2009 2:02 PM, jezra lickter wrote:
> > Hello,
> > My name is Jezra Lickter. I am a jack-of-all-trades computer
> > enthusiast and I am interested in reviewing the Cherrypal Africa;
> > specifically the Linux version. What I propose, is that I be sent a
> > unit for review. The unit will be used as much as possible over a 2
> > week to one month period. After the set time has expired, I will
> > send the review unit back to you and I will write my review, which
> > will be posted on my Blog as well as various computer forums that I
> > am a member of.
> > During the review process, I will be taking the Africa with me
> > where ever I go. This will test battery life, durability, and
> > usability. Aside from trips to my Linux User's Group meetings,
> > most of my traveling is by bicycle, and the Africa will be stowed
> > in my backpack at this time.
> > If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact
> > me.
> > Thank you for your time,
> > Jezra Lickter
It has been two months since I wrote back to Max and I haven't yet received a device to review. Obviously something is amiss.
Having checked the user-agent headers of the email that Max sent to me, I discovered that he is using Mozilla Thunderbird ... on Windows Vista.
Well that explains everything!