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Buxr has been acquired! (April Fools '09)

submitted on March 31, 2009 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests", last updated on July 21, 2010 by YanBz


We are pleased to announce that Buxr.com has been formally acquired by Microsoft. The deal is effective immediately, April 1, 2009.

Buxr will remain its own entity under the Microsoft umbrella, and all of the Buxr employees will stay on board. Buxr offices will be relocating to Seattle, in close proximity to the Microsoft campus.

It is expected that Buxr.com will be incorporated into the new release of Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 as the default home page.

In addition, there will be a few small but very exciting changes to the Buxr contest rules as follows:

1. Users are no longer permitted to submit deals for computer systems with operating systems which may be deemed threatening to Micosoft. These include Apple OS X, Linux, etc.

2. Down votes will be disabled for any deal associated with a Microsoft product. We realize this may be difficult for some users to accept, but we feel this adds great value to the Buxr community, and helps promote the great Microsoft brand.

3. Users that submit Microsoft deals will automatically receive 3 bonus votes.

4. As an added bonus, members who browse Buxr with Internet Explorer version 8, will be able to cast 3 votes for any individual deal. However, browsing with Firefox or Safari will reduce member's voting power by half. Any member caught browsing the site with Google Chrome will be banned.

5. Monthly prizes will no longer be awarded in the form of cash. Instead we are giving away an exciting new Microsoft product every month. This month, winners will receive an early release of the latest Microsoft Service Pack for the yet to be released Windows 7.

Again, we know you will be thrilled with the new changes, and are probably as excited as we are. We were lucky enough to get a quote from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about the Buxr acquisition

I'm thrilled to be working with two super bargain hunters and social media gurus like Yan and Mike. When you see an opportunity like this, you definitely want to throw as much money at them as possible... and we did!


So thanks to everyone who made this a success, we couldn't have done it without you!

Cheers,

Mike & Yan!
 

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  • 19976
    emma123
    professor
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    Posted by emma123 on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Great!!!!!!Attempt to make a FOOL ...its 1April Wink .
  • 19982
    JackBauer
    admin
    Posted by JackBauer on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    HAHA....Yan are you sure you want to joke about this...Remember what Microsoft did to Jellyfish.
      19984
    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      We do whatever Microsoft tells us... No questions asked!
  • 19983
    overaged
    apprentice
    1 1 1
    Posted by overaged on April 1, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    LMAO. That was really cute. Smile
  • 19985
    MikeG
    learner
    Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    We told Microsoft it was a bad day to announce this, but they insisted.
  • 19986
    Solstice
    professor
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    Posted by Solstice on April 1, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    The sad thing is that those restrictions seem plausible for a Microsoft merger.
      19987
    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009
      [reply] 1 0
      Restrictions? Those are features!
    • 19988
    • Solstice
      professor
      1 6 2
      11 4 1
      Posted by Solstice on April 1, 2009
      [reply] 0 1
      Oh yeah! Cause' all those new features in Vista worked out great. Roll Eyes
    • 19990
    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009
      [reply] 2 0
      That's why we pressed to be in Windows 7... You will be assimilated.
    • 19992
    • Solstice
      professor
      1 6 2
      11 4 1
      Posted by Solstice on April 1, 2009 [reply] 1 1
      LMAO! Resistance is futile! Twisted
  • 19989
    bnwsmile
    beginner
    Posted by bnwsmile on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    LOLOLOL I called BS when I seen,
    "Users are no longer permitted to submit deals for computer systems with operating systems which may be deemed threatening to Micosoft. These include Apple OS X, Linux, etc."


    Yeah... because Microsoft is threatened by APPLE.... lol. You guys crack me up. Apple doesn't hold an ... apple seed to Microsoft. ( See wut I did thurr?)

    Happy Mess w/ people's minds day!
  • 19996
    overaged
    apprentice
    1 1 1
    Posted by overaged on April 1, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    April Fools everyone. The best day to mess with people. I love this day.
      20001
    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      It's really disappointing that we get acquired and no one congratulates us.. I just want to say you won't be getting your Windows 7 service packs! Wink
    • 20003
    • bnwsmile
      beginner
      Posted by bnwsmile on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      CONGRATULATIONS BUXR! You've worked very hard to obtain your BS recognition! I hope the suit fits well in the coming years ahead of you. It will be many. May you dress sharp and always have a pen handy to write with!

      ~Brandi

      P.S.

      Am I in now? =D
    • 20004
    • JackBauer
      admin
      Posted by JackBauer on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      Will monthly contests be paid out in shares of M$, Zunes or this:



      This has been in the case at my local Target for over a month.
  • 20005
    JackBauer
    admin
    Posted by JackBauer on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Here is a close up of the above picture:

      20006
    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      I just got off the phone with Bill at Microsoft, and we are both puzzled by your comments.
  • 20007
    JackBauer
    admin
    Posted by JackBauer on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Tell Billy that having the rings of death on display should do wonders for sales.
      20008
    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      No problem, we have a service pack for that. Cheers!
  • 20009
    overaged
    apprentice
    1 1 1
    Posted by overaged on April 1, 2009
    [reply] 0 1
    That's ok. We no longer want to be paid in cash. Now that Bill gates is our daddy, we expect to be awarded with XBoxes and State of the art computers. Smile
      20034
    • phunkeey
      teacher
      Posted by phunkeey on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      Or stock options. You actually had me going for the first 2 sentences.

      But this raises an interesting issue. Why not let us invest in buxr so that if it does go the way of youtube we can all get rich?
    • 20049
    • JackBauer
      admin
      Posted by JackBauer on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      I'm with Phunkeey, I would invest some capital...lol
  • 20147
    emma123
    professor
    1
    3 1
    Posted by emma123 on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    For how long this is just for 1 day(till April 1 11:59:59 PM) Wink .
  • 20148
    emma123
    professor
    1
    3 1
    Posted by emma123 on April 1, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    I was wondering why no comments from mrcheap ....
      20210
    • MrCheap
      professor
      2
      1 1 1
      Posted by MrCheap on April 2, 2009 [reply] 0 0
      Did you miss me? Wink
  • 20166
    kievshop
    journeyman
    Posted by kievshop on April 2, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    no more cash prizes, huh? I am disappointed. How am I going to refer friends if I tell them that there is no actual money involved.
    Congrats on getting a good deal BUXR.
  • 20211
    MrCheap
    professor
    2
    1 1 1
    Posted by MrCheap on April 2, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    25 comments over a joke! Do you have nothing better to do on a weekend evening?
  • 20213
    emma123
    professor
    1
    3 1
    Posted by emma123 on April 2, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    Here you go Mrcheap......
  • 70608
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    So, what are the rules/bonus, etc. now? How has it evolved since the acquisition? We're getting cash prizes and some folks are using Chrome. Are the bonuses still in place for Microsoft deals? Using IE? Can we get an update?
  • 70610
    orangearrows
    professor
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    Posted by orangearrows on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Am very curious too
  • 70611
    Solstice
    professor
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    Posted by Solstice on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    This was an April Fools joke.
      70613
    • WhattaDealBlog
      professor
      1
      1
      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Amused
    • 70631
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Common Solstice, you spoiled all the fun! Smile
    • 70644
    • Solstice
      professor
      1 6 2
      11 4 1
      Posted by Solstice on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I had fun trying to decide whether or not to point that out, and trying to determine if the last few comments were serious inquires or not. Smile
  • 70617
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    OK, I feel completely stupid...as if I didn't wonder if I was before Red Face
      70653
    • orangearrows
      professor
      2 3
      7 1 1
      Posted by orangearrows on July 20, 2010
      [reply] 3 0
      Well - I was actually waiting for someone to fall for the counter-trick and end up explaining it to us. Solstice did Mr Green
    • 70682
    • Solstice
      professor
      1 6 2
      11 4 1
      Posted by Solstice on July 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Sure. Amused

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