Esset wants $ to Beta Test?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by toasale, Sep 6, 2006.

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  1. toasale

    toasale Registered Member

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    I've B-Tested for Webroot, Sunbelt-Software, Zone Labs, Kaspersky, A Squared, Trend Micro, Raxco and Ewido, so I'm not a newbie to this facet.
    But, when Esset called me ( a week ago) to inform me I was chosen to B-T NOD32 and that I needed to fork over $, I was very surprised and informed them that the only firm I've ever paid was Microsoft and that ended the conversation.

    I'd have enjoyed the NOD32 experience, if given the N/C opportunity.

    Comments and/or suggestions taken without aspirin!:)
     
  2. Brian N

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    Seriously, beta tests are made for one purpose only: To test your application on different systems and discover any new bugs/incompatibilities with certain hardware setups.
    I doubt anyone has actually payed to be a part of a beta, since it's the best interests of the company to make their applications as bug-free as possible BEFORE releasing it, why would they charge people for it? ... And if someone actually did pay to be a part of a beta test, they are flippin morons.

    Short answer: I doubt it.
     
  3. toasale

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    I meant Eset.
     
  4. trjam

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    How much did they want.(smile)
     
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  6. trjam

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    I will give them a $100.00 to join. Seriously. And I wont ask for a refund. I think it would be great to help them anyway we can to do this.
     
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    Paying $100 is not the answer. For beta testing, companies should not charge anyone. If they are worried about "leaks" then they should make the testers sign NDAs instead.

    Right? o_O :doubt:
     
  8. trjam

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    Not true, I am under NDAs with 3 different cooperation’s in different areas. Yes I get perks but that isn’t the point. A closed beta program is secure and not out in the open for all to critique. To me it makes since, pay up front, assist and help develop a solid product, and then in the end we will look at making it worth your while. No paying out of pocket is stupid, but signing a NDA is realistic.
     
  9. EvilDave UK

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    Seriously, that's a joke! You don't pay to test someone else's product. If anything, I'd expect ESET to give a discount on beta tester's future renewals, not the other way around!

    I've beta tested software myself and never EVER had to pay anything.
     
  10. Blackspear

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    Please send me a Private Message with exactly who called you, this simply does not sound right at all, it smells of a scam.

    Blackspear.
     
  11. trjam

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    blackspears is right, I am sure they wouldnt approach you just out of the blue. But you do need to forward him the email because it isnt fair to Eset.
     
  12. agoretsky

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    [Message edited to fix typo. AG]

    Hello,

    I think somone is playing a joke on you.

    In the past, ESET has not charged anyone to participate in a beta-test cycle and there are no plans currently to implement a fee for participation.

    It may be that people in the past have had to pay a tariff or other form of customs duties to receive beta test materials shipped to them from outside their country, but that would not have been a charge imposed by ESET.

    As Blackspear noted, if you can forward the particulars of the call to him (or me) we can further investigate the matter.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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