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The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle 122

Posted by Soulskill
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New submitter DigitalParc writes "RadioShack recently launched a promotion for 6 months of free Netflix service with the purchase of a laptop, tablet, or phone. This ended up being a fantastic deal, until the shoddy redemption site they were using for the Netflix code redemption was exploited and many of the codes were stolen. 'Users on slickdeals, a deal-finding and sometimes deal-exploiting website, found that the URL of the redemption website could be changed upon trying to enter a code, resulting in a valid Netflix subscription code being generated. Within hours, many of Netflix codes that were allocated to this promotion were stolen and some were redeemed or put up for sale on eBay.'"
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The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle

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  • Re:RS is liable (Score:5, Informative)

    by TheCarp (96830) <sjc@carpane[ ]et ['t.n' in gap]> on Wednesday February 26, 2014 @05:15PM (#46350545) Homepage

    Last time I was there I picked up an LM7505 voltage regulator and a 24 V center tapped transformer. I mean yah, I would normally order that from mouser or someone else; or drive 45 minutes to the good hobby electronics store, but for just a couple of basic things, RS is not so bad.

    Where does 7-11 keep those? Is it near the slurpees?

  • Re:RS is liable (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 26, 2014 @05:42PM (#46350869)

    A few days ago I went to radio shack to buy some capacitors. They also carry things like resistors, LEDs, breadboards, etc. They also have a lot of the MAKE electronics books and kits to learn electronics. I've also bought things like relays, soldering supplies, etc.

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