Saturday, October 20th 2007

New Zealand Brewery Offers Lifetime Supply of Beer for Safe Return of Laptop

When someone loses something valuable or close to them, chances are they will pay handsomely to hold what is dear to them again. This is clearly the case in New Zealand, where a brewery is offering a lifetime supply of beer (a 12 pack a month) to whoever returns their laptop to them. The computer owned by the Croucher Brewing Company, in the central North Island city of Rotorua, contains very important designs, contact details and financial information. The company is offering smaller quantities of beer to anyone with clues leading up to the laptop.Source: BBC
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13 Comments on New Zealand Brewery Offers Lifetime Supply of Beer for Safe Return of Laptop

#1
Fuse-Wire
hehehehe a beer reward!! now if i were in new zealand i would be hunting for that laptop!!
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#2
[I.R.A]_FBi
bah, if it were red stripe id think about it ..
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#3
effmaster
Beer for everyone cheers:toast::toast::toast::toast:
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#4
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Oh man, if that just isnt one of the best incentives...
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#5
lemonadesoda
What is the value of a 12 pack? About $10, or EUR 6, at shop prices, or about a quarter of that as a "cost" for the manufacturer. Or about $30 per year for the brewery.

= the data isnt that important. That's a fraction of the cost of doing a HDD data retrieval.
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#6
effmaster
by: lemonadesoda
What is the value of a 12 pack? About $10, or EUR 6, at shop prices, or about a quarter of that as a "cost" for the manufacturer. Or about $30 per year for the brewery.

= the data isnt that important. That's a fraction of the cost of doing a HDD data retrieval.
HA ha but its free beer comeon you dont see the humor in this??

I certainly do:roll::roll::roll::roll:
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#7
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I might be more bothered if they were offering a crate of 24 a month. 12 cans I cant even get tipsy on.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Ketxxx
I might be more bothered if they were offering a crate of 24 a month. 12 cans I cant even get tipsy on.
That's what alcoholism does to you. :roll: :p

J/k Ket.
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#9
Ravenas
by: zekrahminator
When someone loses something valuable or close to them, chances are they will pay handsomely to hold what is dear to them again. This is clearly the case in New Zealand, where a brewery is offering a lifetime supply of beer (a 12 pack a month) to whoever returns their laptop to them. The computer owned by the Croucher Brewing Company, in the central North Island city of Rotorua, contains very important designs, contact details and financial information. The company is offering smaller quantities of beer to anyone with clues leading up to the laptop.

Source: BBC
A 12 pack isn't enough for a month...That's gone quick on one Friday night.
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#10
effmaster
by: Ravenas
A 12 pack isn't enough for a month...That's gone quick on one Friday night.
HA who are you kidding? It would be gone by Friday afternoon immediatley after work (provided you have a daytime job that is)
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#11
Widjaja
12 pack a month!!
Cheap arses!!:mad:
And I bet it will be Tui which tastes like lolli water to me.

Theft is quite a popular occupation over here.

And I don't like Rotorua.
It smells like a strong fart from someone whos been on a diet of hard boiled eggs all thier life.
Thanks to the sulphur from the major thermal activity there.
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#12
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
If I am not mistaken, I think the Miller brewery here in the US used to give every employee a case of beer with their paycheck every week. Can't have your workers drinking the competitor's beer :D

I recall people saying that they would get four or five cases a month when their friends who worked at Miller, but did not drink, would bring them what they collected over the course of a month.
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#13
lemonadesoda
I'm beginning to think NO LAPTOP WAS LOST. This is a very cheap marketing trick.
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