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From: yjc@po.cwru.edu (Jerome Chan)
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Subject: Marathon: Missing box?
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 1994 23:14:25 -0500
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Maybe they ran out?

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From: mazin@interaccess.com (Mazin)
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In article <yjc-2412942314250001@yjc-ra.s-remote.cwru.edu>,
yjc@po.cwru.edu (Jerome Chan) wrote:

> Maybe they ran out?
> 
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>  The Evil Tofu (Why be human?)

The game came with a letter that reads:

"...We knew the importance of sending Marathon off to you in time for the
Holiday season.  However, the manufacturer could not deliver the product
to us in time, in its usual packaging.  Therefore, we are sending you the
complete Marathon package (diskettes and manual) without the box.  We feel
that having Marathon in your hand in time for the Holidays will make this
trade-off worthwile."



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From: tuncer@mcs.com (Tuncer Deniz)
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Subject: Re: Marathon: Missing box?
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 1994 01:07:18 -0600
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In article <yjc-2412942314250001@yjc-ra.s-remote.cwru.edu>,
yjc@po.cwru.edu (Jerome Chan) wrote:

> Maybe they ran out?


My guess is that they shipped all the mail order orders without boxes
(figuring they could ship many more copies to the mail order houses
without the box) and all other retail store orders with boxes. I guess
this was done so many of the back orders could be filled before Christmas.

What's a shame is that orders from MacWorld Expo were shipped UPS ground.
Not good.


Tuncer

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