Location: Houston, TX
We welcome technical savvy visitors and customers to make high-quality posts here. We are now paying two types of posts:
(1) $2.00 for the first answer to another person's tech support question. The 2nd or later answers do not count unless the first answer did not answer the question or the answer was wrong. The answer must be relevant to the original question asked.
(2) $10.00 for each high-quality post of solutions to computer related problems based on your own experience and knowledge. You must post your question on the right section of the Tech Support Help Desk. For instance, if you solved a motherboard problem, post the problem and the solution as one post on the motherboard Tech Support section. Give as much detail as possible. The problem and answer must be original and not copied somewhere else.
How to get paid?
The payout is accumulative as store credit and must be redeemed at a minimum of $20 interval for orders of goods valued more than $50 each time. You must have at least 10 qualified posts to earn the first $20 as a discount off your order. A maximum of accumulative $200 credit is allowed per month. Once you reach the minimum redeemable level ($20), claim your discount here.
(a) We emphasize the quality of the posts. The questions and answers must be relevant to personal computers. We reserve the right to delete any unrelated questions or answers. Directron.com has the final say in judging the relevancy and quality of a post. (b) The person who posts the question and/or answer is responsible for any copyright-related issues. (c) Directron.com employees are not eligible for this program. (d) We reserve the right to change/cancel this program without notice. Once canceled, accumulated credit before the cancellation will still be redeemable. (e) The discount has no cash value and cannot be cashed in as a refund. (f) Your order amount must be more than $50 to use this discount.
Rules: (a) One discount is allowed per person per week. (b) Posts are subject to verification before discounts are issued. (c) This discount is not accumulative. (d) We may change or cancel this program without notice. (e) This program is not applicable whereever it's not allowed. (f) Your order must exceed $50 to claim this discount.
Please post it here if you have any question about this program.
If you think you're a PC guru, show it here and get paid!
[This message was edited by Michael on Jan 19 at 09:05.]
1. How do we know if a post was valid towards discount or not?
2. I see where it says that you can accumulate $200 per month. Are you allowed any more than this amount if it were collected during more than one month? (i.e. can I have $100 one month and $150 for another month for a total credit of $250?)
3. When will a month roll over for counting credits?
4. If I already have $20, can I apply it to an order I made right before I started posting on the forums?
EDIT: I knew I forgot one!
Location: Portland, OR - US
Those are indeed some good questions.
Location: Houston, TX
(1) We spot-check them and do use a honor system for people to self-monitor them.
(2) Yes. That's fine for the combination. If the actual amount for one particular month goes beyond $200, we may consider promoting such a person to "Moderator" status.
(3) At the end of each calender month. (Did I understand the question correctly?)
(4) No. You need to add such credits to new orders since it is often too much trouble to "catch" an existing order.
(5) Other sites would be fine too, but please let us know the site first by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sorry for the late reply.
...........................Always search before posting.
Location: kitwe, zambia
Can you please send me a qouatation for motherboard for book pc. I live Zambia. You should also tell me how I can make payments for the same.
Please I neen the information as soon as possible. My e-mail add is email@example.com
Location: New Orleans LA
Is this still a valid offer? I buy so much PC stuff, I wouldn't mind trading some of my knowledge for discounts on hardware. I'm a MCP and I work in the industry doing tech support and networking for small companies. Most of the time under 100 client machines. I help people some at this site too,(SpeedGuide) but if I can get some discounts on hardware, I think I'll be around here a bit more.
I'm also a case modder
Here's my game machine, named Experimental. Because my family thinks I'm nuts for doing all this to a PC.
Hey I got paid for design work. So I have to belive others are getting paid too. I took a credit that I used for a new case, keyboard, floppy and PS.
At the top it says you will be paid for every verifiable answer thats solves a problem or the first answer to solve the problem. I think this is good because that way Micheal wrote it in the letter to me I was worried I would be over paid. I know the profit margin on computer stuff is tight. Plus it takes alot of time to verify all the posts. Right now Directron is very Busy with CHristmas around the bend. I have to warn you also that the techs at directron are pretty good and the questions are hard. Sometimes people want to be feature bashed or the questions are kind of vague. There are alot of people that want to upgrade proprietary systems and its difficult to post that alot of the stuff wont be upgradable. I feel like I would be bashing D3ll, G4t3w4y, or P4ch4rd B3ll because they went the cheap route and didnt install a AGP slot on the mobo or somthing like that.
There are also Case Mod forums for a case mod Contest. People like you get a few credits for posting their pictures. The best size is around 400 or 600 wide. So if you could make them smaller that would be great. Directron is startin on its second annual contest and the winners are posted in the case mod forum under winners circle.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
I was reading the first message in this thread and just wanted a little clarification. When you say:
"(f) Your order must exceed $50 to claim this discount" and "$20 interval for orders of goods valued more than $200 each time", Does that mean that I could use $22 worth of credit against a $75 order or would it have to be used against a $200 order?
Location: Houston, TX
scojo: we have revised the rules. It should be clear now - minimum order for claiming the discount is $50.
Location: Houston, TX
We'd consider changing your status to Moderator if the following conditions are met:
(1) You have indicated that you're interested in becoming a Directron.com moderator and you have the time to be a regular visitor to our help desk. Send your intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) You have at least 100 posts in our forum, as replies or shex.
(3) You have at least two shex posts - share your experience.
(4) You have demonstrated your technical capabilities and writing skills. You also have shown your knowledge of our products, web site, and services.
Benefits of becoming a moderator
(1) Easier management of your credit.
One price to pay
Once you become a Directron.com Help Desk moderator, we would suggest that you indicate that you're a Directron.com moderator when you post in other sites when referring to Directron.com. We would not want other sites to consider you spamming on behalf of Directron.com.
A forum moderator is considered as a help to our help desk. You're not considered as Directron.com employee.
[This message was edited by Michael on Feb 02 at 12:12.]
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Thanks for the clarification. Now it makes more sense to me.
Location: Rolla or Frankford, MO, USA
Rule c confuses me
Since there is a monthly rollover does this just mean that you can't mix it with other discounts, or certain other discounts(if so which ones), or something else entirely(ie your sugestion of greater than $200 in one month = promotion to moderator)?
I need a spare drive for my laptop. Do you have a drive that works 100% with my brand and model below? I'm looking for 20GB or more. Please provide part number and price.
Compaq EVO N1000c Laptop, Model # N1000CP170X530WC250
How do we sign up and what do we have to do just to get that discount?
Location: Charlotte, NC, US
There is no specific sign-up for this discount. Simply watch the forums for questions and be the first to answer another person's tech support question. You can find details about what qualifies in Michael's post at the top of this thread.
When you have accumulated $20 worth of posts, you can claim them using the appropriate items in the discounts area.
Location: pottstown pa USA
I did not know how to post on the actual place to post but can you help me with fixing my cd rom?It does not work.If you can give me step by step directions.Please send the answer to my email.Mike1965@rock.com thank you Mike
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
please post your question, along with the symptoms of the problems, in the "Technical Support" forums - simply press the button on the top left of the forum listing for "new post"
On the redemption form, I'm confused as to what I should put into the "Your Total Number of Posts as of Today" field. Is that my overall post count, or the number of posts since the last time I redeemed a discount, or total number of qualifying posts?
How do you know when you've recieved credit?
"thru the ashes we all rise a phoenix"
ok i dont understand what u want me to do plz send info about opps thank you email@example.com