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Old 09-25-2006, 05:39 AM
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Default Free Pro-Mark Sticks

I did quick search and couldn't find anything on this, so...

Yesterday I checked out the Pro Mark site (promark-stix.com), but was greeted with a nice suprise when the page loaded. The page said something along the lines of "here at Pro Mark, we randomly select people who access our site and send them a pair of 5A Stinger sticks", and I'm paraphrasing of course. I just had to fill out a form saying my name, address, email and I will supposedly have a new pair of sticks arriving in the mail sometime in the next month. Just thought I'd let everyone know, I thought it was pretty cool.

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Old 09-26-2006, 03:47 AM
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yea my friend said that happened to him and he showed me the stix but i didnt believe him but wow i guess he wasnt lying.....
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:02 AM
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Yeah, I'm pretty stoked about it. Now I just have to play the waiting game...
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:07 AM
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wow. Is it legit? if so, im gonna go on there like 500 times in a row until i get that popup thingy. You better let us know if u actually get the sticks man
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:08 AM
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Have fun with the spam.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:10 AM
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i was just on the site. I didn't see anything.
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:42 AM
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Have fun with the spam.
haha no kidding eh? That's what it sounds like to me. I've been on the pro-mark website MANY times and nothing has come up.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:54 AM
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It wasn't a pop-up window. It was the Pro-Mark site, it had all of their credentials at the bottom and everything. After I submitted the my info, it forwarded me to the survey page, where there are surveys you can fill out about your drumming and the sticks you use, etc. I actually received an email from Jessica Alexander at Pro-mark this morning (it was a proper Pro-Mark company email with the info attached at the bottom), confirming my postal address. I'm convinced, and besides, I live in a rural town in Australia. Heck, most major drum companies won't even send catalogues/stickers out here, let alone some little company with spam.
I'll post pics when they arrive in a month (or I'll look like an idiot if they don't. :p)
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:16 AM
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The internet is a terrible, scary place my friend. Be careful.

Good luck if it's legit, of course.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:13 AM
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Well, I just went to the site, clicked refresh once, and got that page. So I put in my info, replete with secondary email adress, and so I guess there's free sticks on the way.
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Old 09-30-2006, 03:39 AM
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Default Re: Free Pro-Mark Sticks

I got the same thing a few weeks ago and blew it off. Might be a little jealous if I could have gotten free sticks. Then again maybe I just avoided getting another 50 spam
e-mails, junk mail and phone solicitations out the wazoo.

Let us know if you get the sticks!
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Old 10-14-2006, 06:58 AM
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I got that page too. I just got my sticks today.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:14 AM
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i refreshed the promark home page about 10 times to get the page... it's worth a free pair of sticks.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:25 AM
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I CAN'T GET THE PAGE!!
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:28 AM
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I CAN'T GET THE PAGE!!
keeeeeeep refreshing...
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:29 AM
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keeeeeeep refreshing...
I tried.....oh lord how I tried haha. Wonder what kind of sticks they are? Anyone know?
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:34 AM
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"5a stinger"





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Old 10-15-2006, 06:52 AM
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Alright it's been 30+ refreshes and no page. Ever seen a grown man cry?
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:48 AM
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Ahh, I forgot to mention, I got my sticks a few days ago. Also 5A "Stinger"s.

I get the feeling it was just some kind of promotion, so it's probably over by now, not to burst your bubble, Rendezvous.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:53 AM
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Ahh, I forgot to mention, I got my sticks a few days ago. Also 5A "Stinger"s.

I get the feeling it was just some kind of promotion, so it's probably over by now, not to burst your bubble, Rendezvous.
Can you pass me a tissue?
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:07 AM
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Can you pass me a tissue?
Surely, just tell me where to ship it to.

Postage will be a weight of ...lets see...0.0lbs?
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:37 AM
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Surely, just tell me where to ship it to.

Postage will be a weight of ...lets see...0.0lbs?
Sure, with that could you send me your free sticks?!
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:55 AM
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The Promark free stick promo is real. I just received a pair of hickory 5As two months ago. I logged onto the Promark website to see what has changed in 20 years since I played white oak 808s and I got the window saying I won a free pair of sticks. I thought that was pretty cool, so I emailed back to thank them. They sent a personal reply. The pair of sticks, some stickers and a catalog came in the mail about two weeks later.

Few companies give anything away for free nowadays, let alone without fanfare. Promark however seems to be both quiet and sincere in rewarding loyal customers just for visiting its website. I appreciate it and their products, so will stick with Promark another 20 years.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:00 AM
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It is definitely legit... I just emailed Maury Brochstein with the contents of this thread and he confirms it. What a nice gesture!

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I am sending a copy of your question to Pat who heads our web site. We have our site set that it will randomly say “You have won a pair of TX5AST “Stingers”. Pat will confirm if he has indeed “won” a pair of sticks!

Have a great day!

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If you cant get the page to come up with the offer, bare in mind that where you live may play a part. I wouldnt expect them to freight me a pair of sticks to Australia, but its a nice gesture all the same

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Old 10-17-2006, 02:41 AM
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...And here is Pat's reply
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If you want to cut and paste my reply ( below ) and add it to the thread, I'm fine with it.

"The stick give-away is, indeed, legitimate. And, if anyone gets the random sign-up page, they can be sure that we don't share their information with anyone. No, we don't publicize it. It's just a little something we do that's fun, as well as surprising for visitors to our site."
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:58 AM
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I wouldnt expect them to freight me a pair of sticks to Australia, but its a nice gesture all the same

Go Promark!
Well, I'm hoping they do. Mine are apparently in the mail (6 weeks they say, it's been 4 now). I recieved an email to confirm my mailing address, so I presume they're on the way.

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Old 04-30-2007, 06:27 AM
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I just remembered this thread.
My free Pro-Mark sticks did came, and they felt great for the day that they lasted. Now, these are slightly bigger than the sticks I'm used to (Vater New Orleans and Stewart Copeland Standards) and I normally get months out of one of those pairs. The Pro-Marks snapped right in the middle after a rimshot. I've never doe that before. Probably won't ever again now I'm playing solely Vater again.
Sorry for rising this from the dead, but I thought it needed a conclusion.
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Old 04-30-2007, 04:49 PM
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i got mine as well. mine lasted quite a bit longer than yours, ozzy biz, so i'm going to go out on a limb and say you received a defective stick?

although they are pretty thin...
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:06 AM
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It wasn't a pop-up window. It was the Pro-Mark site, it had all of their credentials at the bottom and everything. <cut> I actually received an email from Jessica Alexander at Pro-mark this morning (it was a proper Pro-Mark company email with the info attached at the bottom), confirming my postal address.
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Just a note, you shouldn't go by that alone to determine if an email is phishing, etc. It's very easy to copy that stuff and make an email (or web page) look legit. A much better method is to hover over links and make sure they go where they say they do
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:31 AM
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Just a note, you shouldn't go by that alone to determine if an email is phishing, etc. It's very easy to copy that stuff and make an email (or web page) look legit. A much better method is to hover over links and make sure they go where they say they do
Yeah, I know that. I did check the 'properties' of the links before I clicked on them. I was a bit skeptical when it first popped up. It was 8 months ago however, so there's no real need to worry about it.
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:14 AM
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Okay, just throwing it out there in case.
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:23 AM
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can u still get a pair of sticks? im on the site now, refreshing...
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:24 AM
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can u still get a pair of sticks? im on the site now, refreshing...
I''m certain the promotion is over. It was 8 months ago.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:10 AM
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I had a free pair of sticks sent to the U.K in December 2006.
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