AMD Turns Black Friday Chaos into a Groovy Contest

AMD Turns Black Friday Chaos into a Groovy Contest

Black Friday is just days away, and if you're planning to fight through crowds of rapid shoppers, you better be prepared. That means making a list and checking it twice, though not to see who's been naughty or nice. You need a list of where the hottest deals are so you can come up with a game plan to get in, get out, and scurry back home with your new gear.

To help you do that, AMD's Facebook page is currently hosting a deal stream for notebooks, desktops, processors, and tons of other swank hardware featuring AMD technology. The entire stream is generated by regular users who tweeted what they found with the #AMDdeals hashtag.


As an added incentive to get people to post awesome deals, AMD is giving away a ton of swag to randomly selected posters. Beginning Wednesday, Novemberth 24th at 6AM Central Time, all you have to do is submit a deal with the hashtag, and each time you do it counts as one entry (see the official Contest Rules for more info). Prizes run the gamut from notebooks to six-core Phenom II processors.

AMD's Facebook Page
Contest Rules
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amd - yay!

facebook - puke time

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Sucks that you have to use face book, but i want a new rig.

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Facebook is the devil incarnate. This type of crap i expect to see from Intel, not AMD.

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I saw somewhere around that facebook page a 5850 for 30 something dollars off, making it around a even 200. It's worth checking out.

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Wow... what is it with you guys and Facebook? I mean there are hundreds of millions that have no issue with it. I use it sparingly myself because I only have so many hours in a day but what's the big deal?

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Thanks to Facebook my wife now knows that her niece likes it on a pool table (this is no joke). Thanks to Facebook my wife has also been able to view our son's buddy Joe's comments about his parent's fights. Joe's every fifth word is F-this and F-ing. Perhaps hundreds of millions have no issue with Facebook, but they might not realize exactly who their comments are exposed to, and I know that my wife was not intended to be a recipient of these private conversations. I have personally seen how Facebook can reveal a goldmine (dumpsite?) of personal info that wasn't meant to be exposed! This is just one reason that I don't like Facebook. There are other reasons, too, but this post would become too long. Dave, I'm sure that Facebook is a good tool to increase website traffic, but try to understand that some of us see it as a threat.

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FaceBook users gleaned a photo of the class valedictorian at my wife's school a few years ago and photo-shopped him into a shot of a man having sex with a goat. Then they posed it on the net and passed fliers around the school. He was slated to get a job with the government working towards our country's national security and almost didn't get the job because of it.

(he had to endure multiple 'extra' and 'extremely personal' interviews before it was resolved)

Two teachers at the same school were accused of having an inappropriate relationship with one another after an administrator read their joking comment to one another about the school itself.

FaceBook is used by investigators and by people that want your information.

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