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Thursday, March 7, 2002
Gateway Rescinds, Reoffers Radeon 8500 Deal
6:00 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

For those of you who may have missed the recent roller coaster, the Gateway Accessory Store recently sent out a wave of e-mails rescinding their previous offer of a brand-new ATI Radeon 8500 Mac Edition for a mere $207. Only hours after the news hit the web, however, Accelerate Your Mac! received a reader update that Gateway is now offering a way for those who placed pre-orders to take advantage of the deal still.

The rescinding of the deal prompted a rash of complaints that appear to have reached Gateway and changed their minds. A reader sent this response in to Accelerate Your Mac! at around 4 pm:

Hey everyone! I'm on the phone with Gateway right now and she said that they won't offer it on the website anymore, but if you call customer service and say you don't mind waiting until they get the shipment in, they'll reinstate your order with the discount! So call customer service now and get them to reinstate your order now. Warning, expect to be on hold before talking to a living being for over 30 minutes!
So while the offer is no longer available, at least those that managed to get their pre-orders in before its removal can still take advantage of it by contacting Gateway's customer service at (800) 961-9261, option 2. This is great news for those who were looking forward to landing a powerful graphics card for a low price.

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