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News Special edition Zune available to US soldiers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 8 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Halo branding + limited availability = very respectable profit on eBay??
     
  3. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    www.goarmy.com

    It's printed somewhere on the box, we should expect.
     
  4. mmorgue

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    Just thinking of how it will look when they start turning up in the hands of scumbag insurgents when they consider them to be 'war trophies'...
     
  5. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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    Brown in colour? LOL! they won't get lost at all...
     
  6. Tim S

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    Ideally, they'd be DPM :)
     
  7. Perforated

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    HAH! Re: goarmy.com site, I clicked & the first thing I see is "...to win an ipod..."!

    Most of what I was going to say has been said - eBay profit, definitely. Hadn't thought about them getting lost, genius!
     
  8. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    So, what's actually different between the military and civilian versions? From the sound of it, Military Halo 3 Zune = Halo 3 Zune at a lower price.
     
  9. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Looks nice. But with the ever crashing windows and overheating 360's, I think i'll skip on the the MS product range when it comes to MP3.

    Does look nice though
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I borrowed my friends Zune and I didn't like it that much (I have an iPod)

    Do you think I could get one because my cousin is about to be deployed???
     
  11. Khensu

    Khensu likes to touch your special places

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    I guess that depends on their definition of "family": maybe it only includes siblings and parents, maybe it also includes extended family. Give 'em a call, but watch out for the "why don't you come over to our recruitment centre and sign some forms?"-trap ;)
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I think I'm a little young (15 almost 16) to sign up
     
  13. Amon

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    I'm pretty sure extended family in included. Most young soldiers are not married.
     
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    I doubt extended family is included. Generally only immediate family members can receive discounts at military retail stores. I could be wrong though as they could have changed it within the past five years for all I know.
     
  15. Khensu

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    No, but they do have mummies and daddies and brothers and sisters, eh ;)

    Unless there's something the Army isn't telling us... :worried:
     
  16. Soulmage

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    Basically you would have to get the service member to purchase it for you. In order to purchase it yourself, you would need to have a military ID (dependent ID for those not IN the service) and access to the on base/post (called by different names depending on branch of service). Personally, from the little bit of messing around i have done with a display model at the PX/BX, I think the Zune offers much more that the ipod video (which would be the comparable product).

    (If you couldn't tell, I am currently in the service. Stationed at Pope AFB if any of you are near :p )
     
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    I would think they would rather have one that is completely sealed from dirt and sand, with a scratch proof screen and resistant to 109 degree F temps..
     
  18. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    So they get a cheaper one, possibly (if bought outside of the country) Tax-Free...

    Big Deal, this has been going on for decades. :D I'm sure the Brits placed in Germany have similar deals?

    I'm just sorry that I've lost my NATO-status and can't buy at a PX anymore :eek: (but then again, thats also been a decade)

    Xir
     
  19. Fly

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    A Zune would last a week in the desert, our challenger tanks lasted little more when we first used them in those conditions. The sand and temperature differences are ruthless. But nice idea.
     
  20. Hamish

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    make a special desert one and call it the Dune Zune!
     
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