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Best Buy takes pity on HD-DVD early adopters

Such benevolence is a rarity among retailers like Best Buy, but it seems someone in upper management has a soul. The company has just announced that they will be giving $50 gift cards to anyone who bought a dedicated HD-DVD player on or before February 23rd, 2008. The gift cards are available by way of the company’s website, and should be available to anyone that has a qualifying purchase on record. The site recommends that you have your receipt in hand, but it’s not a necessity. The rebate is also available to anyone who purchased an Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive. While it certainly won’t fully compensate anyone who took the plunge, the perils of early adoption aren’t for the faint of heart, and we think it’s quite kind of Best Buy to step forward and soften the blow.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.