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June 23, 2011 1:10:44 AM

What the crap? Does Canada not exist? What about Europe? Australia? Hell, I'd be more than willing to flip the shipping bill if you extended it to Canada, but Tom's is just alienating the entire world outside the U.S.
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June 23, 2011 1:16:12 AM

I love these contests and the quality builds. Though I do question some choices, like not going with 8gb of ram in a $1000 build when you can get it for under $100.

Canadians, Rhode Islander's and the rest can you stop complaining about these contests and start trying to change your own laws/customs that make it a complicated pain in the behind to let you in.
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June 23, 2011 1:19:37 AM

I'm sure if it was world-wide, people would still pay shipping.
Why does it "have" to be limited to those locations?

Is there a law against giving things away to people outside the U.S or something?
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June 23, 2011 1:22:07 AM

Send me The $2000 Performance PC!!! PLEASE!!!
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June 23, 2011 1:26:47 AM

Yeah, Canadians are shunned....And as for laws all you have to do is write "No cash value" on it. Also even if we did have to pay a small tax, i woudln't mind.
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June 23, 2011 1:53:55 AM

c0oim4nWhat the crap? Does Canada not exist? What about Europe? Australia? Hell, I'd be more than willing to flip the shipping bill if you extended it to Canada, but Tom's is just alienating the entire world outside the U.S.


Its all abotu laws and regulations that restrict Toms from doing the contest there.

Add in customs and such and its a right down messed up system.

I am sure there are Canada or other countries contests that we cannot get here in the US.

BTW, I think I should get the $2K PC. Please.
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June 23, 2011 2:56:32 AM

The bashing Tom's for not extending the contest to non-US readers deal is getting old. Every time this contest comes around at least one person whines and the reasons have to be explained yet another time. Maybe Tom's should post a notice in the stories they announce the contest explaining the reasons so that no one wastes anymore comments.
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June 23, 2011 3:47:26 AM

dormantreignYeah, Canadians are shunned....And as for laws all you have to do is write "No cash value" on it.
And leave themselves vulnerable to a $25,000CAD penalty for failure to comply with the Customs Act?
Not a smart move on their part, following your advice, eh?.
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June 23, 2011 4:54:15 AM

I'd take any of these!
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June 23, 2011 5:59:10 AM

Oh, I did not realize its this time of the year again.

Good luck to those in the US (except RI) - you have the envy of those around the world.
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June 23, 2011 7:31:28 AM

I have family in the US...may I enter???
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June 23, 2011 8:39:07 AM

WR2And leave themselves vulnerable to a $25,000CAD penalty for failure to comply with the Customs Act? Not a smart move on their part, following your advice, eh?.


I'd lie too get them outta shits creek if shit came down :p 
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June 23, 2011 11:36:36 AM

At least the location eligibility requirements are right up front for a change. I *hate* having to waste time sifting through the rules to find out I'm automatically disqualified.
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June 23, 2011 2:13:49 PM

spookieI have family in the US...may I enter???

Just use the name/address of your family member and who's to know? The question is will they send it to you? :) 
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Anonymous
June 23, 2011 4:59:51 PM

anyone including me not living in the US stop visiting Tomshardware website.
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June 23, 2011 6:15:27 PM

Grumble grumble, Canada, grumble grumble, Europe. Stupid laws. Why can't Toms just foot the import duty? They're a hugely successful internationally recognized website.

*EDIT* Actually, can I use a PO box? I know a couple people that have US PO boxes. Or do I need to be an actual citizen of the US?
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June 24, 2011 11:29:09 AM

I'll take the $500 one I'll shoot low
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Anonymous
June 24, 2011 5:00:54 PM

I'll enter. Thanks.
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Anonymous
June 25, 2011 12:57:04 AM

And yet another reason to be happy to be an american citizen
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June 25, 2011 4:48:03 PM

Candian whiners are getting so old. This is a United States site, if you don't like it, go enter to win on a Canadian site.

Cry baby whiners.

Next we will have Vietnamese people crying they can't enter either. WAAAH!
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Anonymous
June 25, 2011 5:15:27 PM

I'll take any of them. Thanks.
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June 25, 2011 8:26:38 PM

Hm... I hope to win any of these myself... my system could use a replacement!
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Anonymous
June 26, 2011 1:22:33 AM

Their all better than mine.
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June 26, 2011 4:01:40 AM

i could really use an upgrade. all of them would wipe my current gear across the floor
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June 27, 2011 2:28:15 AM

joytech22I'm sure if it was world-wide, people would still pay shipping.Why does it "have" to be limited to those locations?Is there a law against giving things away to people outside the U.S or something?

Most people don't realize that there's a lot more than just shipping charges when you're trying to give something to someone in another country...
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June 27, 2011 12:19:58 PM

I'll take any one of them. My Core2 systems are getting long in the tooth.
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June 27, 2011 12:38:22 PM

Hope they could extend this in our country...
"sob"
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June 27, 2011 12:46:19 PM

I'd love to enter the contest, but alas I live in Canada.
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June 27, 2011 9:38:07 PM

c0oim4nWhat the crap? Does Canada not exist? What about Europe? Australia? Hell, I'd be more than willing to flip the shipping bill if you extended it to Canada, but Tom's is just alienating the entire world outside the U.S.

Wait, you're telling me there's countries that aren't the US? Where are they and why aren't we bombing them?!?!?!
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June 30, 2011 9:50:30 AM

Crap, always U.S. only, Spain needs new PCs as well guys ;D.
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Anonymous
June 30, 2011 5:31:58 PM

I like the looks of the $1k system, but I think I've screwed myself and entered twice. I cannot honestly remember if I did this a week ago or not. I saw it was posted today and figured I must not have, but the dates on the form make me think I have just had my entries discarded. oh well.
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June 30, 2011 7:33:03 PM

I'm surprised that we don't see more whining from Tom's readers in Rhode Island. Either of them.
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June 30, 2011 8:59:45 PM

done \m/
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June 30, 2011 11:53:28 PM

c0oim4nWhat the crap? Does Canada not exist? What about Europe? Australia? Hell, I'd be more than willing to flip the shipping bill if you extended it to Canada, but Tom's is just alienating the entire world outside the U.S.


If you'd actually read the articles you'd know why they can't ship outside the US. It has NOTHING to do with Toms Hardware....Get a clue before you post.
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July 1, 2011 3:09:56 AM

Wow, Symantec - Norton Internet Security is blocking the entry form as a malicious Phishing site.
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July 1, 2011 3:35:52 AM

Hey toms... go read some RI state laws... it only applies to items/gifts/winnings over/under a certain dollar amount... how can someone in RI win powerball but not get a PC in a contest???
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July 1, 2011 5:12:11 AM

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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