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Non U.S. members, free Ferrari Stickers form Shell

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by sduke, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. sduke

    sduke Formula Junior

    Mar 10, 2003
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    I found this by accident while browsing the Shell Motorsports web page. Shell is giving away Ferrari Stickers. For some reason they are not available for the U.S. market. Probably due to some arcane marketing situation.

    http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=motorsport-en
     
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  3. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    Mar 18, 2002
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    According to the site:

    US Residents



    Sorry. Due to legal restrictions, this offer is not currently available to US residents. However, we are in the process of extending the sticker set promotion to the US. Once finalized, the promotion will be available on www.countonshell.com.

    Please check back here on 3rd April.


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    I guess I will be there on the 3rd.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

    Apr 17, 2003
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    I think when you fill in all that. Your mailbox will be full of marketingstuff.

    I think I'll pass for a few stickers...
     
  5. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

    Nov 24, 2002
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    Yeah, I saw that in the newsletter yesterday. Funny thing is I emailed them in Dec asking how come the US isn't eligible and believe it or not they actually replied that they would consider setting up something in the States. Well I'll be damned, a Corp. that is actually doing what they said. ;)

    Dave
    <edit>
    Here is their reply email:
    Dear David

    Thank you for your e mail to Shell Motorsport.

    Regrettably, US residents are unable to participate in the Shell Motorsport
    Sticker Set promotion for legal reasons. However, we are currently looking
    into running similar motorsport promotions in 2004 in which we hope US
    residents will be able to participate. We will keep you updated on
    developments.

    Kind regards,


    Lisa Hayward
    Shell Motorsport
    Shell International Oil Products
    Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom
    Email: shellmotorsport@shell.com
     
  6. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    Thanks SDuke, I just ordered some and sent them to my family in Canada. Going to look good stuck on my laptop!

    DrBob: you can opt out of the marketing stuff by not ticking those permission boxes. Even still, I used my "spare" email account I use to register for freebies.
     
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  8. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
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    That's BS, why not US.
     
  9. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    The stickers just arrived today (from England, no less). Very cool. Good prints, and there's like 8-9 stickers, incl. the GA-2003 from several angles, 3 or 4 action shots, and even Rubens and Schumi victory shots cut out. A little 1" Scudetto and a Shell logo (might not use that).

    Going to stick them all over my Powerbook, which only has a big 3" scudetto I picked up last summer outside the museum in Maranello (store is www.ferrarimarket.com).

    I'm going to bring the sheet tonight to show the Toronto guys at the karting activity.
     
  10. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

    Mar 16, 2002
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    What kind of goofy-ass legal restrictions could be preventing Shell from sending racing stickers to people in the U.S.?! But handing out packs of smokes at NASCAR races is OK.
     
  11. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    Mar 18, 2002
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    Ryan

    I got your PM
     
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  13. robinh

    robinh Formula Junior

    Jan 3, 2004
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    I think you will find (although this is a bit of a guess) that the legal reasons are based around data protection. Shel is an Angle/Dutch company and the main computing power/storage for customer information is in Europe. In Europe the data protection laws are very strong and not compatible with the ones in the US.

    I worked with Ford for a while and they had to move all the computers holding european customer data to Europe due to data protection.
     
  14. trkevin

    trkevin Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Finally a good reason to not live in the USA. Luckyly I live in Belgium, so my stickers are on this way. :) :)

    Thanks sduke
     
  15. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
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    ...sent to my virtual office in Sydney. They will forward to me in LA!!

    Cheers
     
  16. Bertus

    Bertus Formula 3

    Mar 1, 2004
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    I've received them last week .

    Due to new legalization about spam etc. in the first mail you get from them they specifically ask if you want to receive more and they ask if you want to subscribe for the newsletter.
    With offcourse always the option to unsubscribe.
     
  17. rivee

    rivee F1 Rookie

    Jan 20, 2002
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    I think living in the U.S. is just a wee bit more important than being eligible for some stickers. Could be wrong, but.......
     
  18. Bertus

    Bertus Formula 3

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    I guess you have never been to Europe :)
     
  19. rivee

    rivee F1 Rookie

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    Lived in Germany for 3 years and vacationed twice there and although I enjoyed many parts of it still wouldn't trade for the country that saved all of Europe from having German as their offical language
     
  20. Bertus

    Bertus Formula 3

    Mar 1, 2004
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    I've been in the USA also, and liked it a lot, and i will visit it again
    It's a great country,
    but sometimes the mentality of the people that think that they are 'better' just because they're american (and believe me i've met them (i also worked at the reception of a sheraton hotel) botters me.

    :) I do speak german, ( but also french, english and dutch) ;)
     
  21. rivee

    rivee F1 Rookie

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    Just because I'm an American doesn't make me anything, but an American. People that think they're better than me "botters" me too. I Don't think I'm better. Never said I was better than anybody, or anything of the sort. I just happen to think, in my opinion, that the USA is the best country in the world compared to what I've seen. There may be other countries that I would like as much, but I haven't been there yet
     

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