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Taylormade Golf Galaxy Midnight Launch

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#1 louslugger15

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Does anybody plan on going to this at their local Golf Galaxy?  It seems like they have some pretty good giveaways.  I've never been to a midnight product launch and myslef and a couple guys from work are going.  Should I expect it ti be real crowded for Thursday night?


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

No, not going. 30 miles away and working the next morning. No, I have not been to a midnight launch. Yes, I had been to launch events. Some had door prizes, OEM reps etc... Others had nothing but a sign and a 50% trade in boost.

Last week's Callaway launch had nothing. You couldn't tell it from any other Sat.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

When is this???

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

View Postgustoteg, on 30 January 2013 - 06:40 PM, said:

When is this???
It's this Thursday night from 11:59pm to 2am. The flyer I got from GG shows three giveaway and all are instore drawings: 1)Taylormade bag w/ new R1 driver, wood, hybrid, and rocketbladez iron set, choice of driver/wood/hybrid, and Lethal Golf Balls for 1 year (12 dozens).  There is also the hit their driver farther than your driver and get a Lethal ball for every yard longer (up to 12 balls max).  These seem like nice prizes for a midnight launch.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

i may go, i went to the RBZ one last year and won the golf balls + more balls for hitting the fairway 8 yards farter than mine. we'll see about it though.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I have a cold, not sure if I'll make it.  Sounds like good prizes though.  I am interested in the rbz stage 2 driver.  Hmmmm, decisions

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Will each store be giving away those prizes?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

I hate to burst everyone's bubbles, but no, it's not each store that will be giving the prizes away. The flyer is indeed a little misleading. There will be names drawn from each store after close for the prizes. Those names are sent to corporate and the winners are determined there. so ~80 stores. 3 names(1 for each prize) per store, grouped by what prize they were drawn for at the store and the winner comes from those names.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

View Postjpalermo, on 30 January 2013 - 07:26 PM, said:

i may go, i went to the RBZ one last year and won the golf balls + more balls for hitting the fairway 8 yards farter than mine. we'll see about it though.

I won the balls last year as well. I wasn't there for the drawing so when I first started listening to the voicemail I thought I had won the driver! Then the manager hooked me up with extra balls from the 3 wood challenge so I walked out with 2 dozen balls. I'll be in the area tomorrow after a hockey game again like last year again so I'll be attending. Here's hoping I can win something again!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:28 AM

So stupid these midnight launches...seriously, I'm over that crap.  People have lives you know...unless you're paying me to be there at midnight, kiss my a$$.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

View PostAndrew E. Barron, on 31 January 2013 - 05:28 AM, said:

So stupid these midnight launches...seriously, I'm over that crap.  People have lives you know...unless you're paying me to be there at midnight, kiss my a$$.

Yeah, you should be paying me when you're giving me free stuff! The nerve, right? Lol

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

View PostBlueTopPro, on 30 January 2013 - 11:14 PM, said:

I hate to burst everyone's bubbles, but no, it's not each store that will be giving the prizes away. The flyer is indeed a little misleading. There will be names drawn from each store after close for the prizes. Those names are sent to corporate and the winners are determined there. so ~80 stores. 3 names(1 for each prize) per store, grouped by what prize they were drawn for at the store and the winner comes from those names.

I thought it sounded a little too good to be true.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

View PostAndrew E. Barron, on 31 January 2013 - 05:28 AM, said:

So stupid these midnight launches...seriously, I'm over that crap.  People have lives you know...unless you're paying me to be there at midnight, kiss my a$$.

Not to worry, if you miss the event I'm pretty sure they will still have TM products for you in the morning when the stores reopen.  I guess I wouldn't get too worked up about it.  Honestly I think they midnight launches are kind of fun, but what do I know?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

saw the email and deleted it. wouldnt go anyway. cool idea to a bunch of twilight kids or star wars geeks but no way am i going to a golf store at midnight.

Edited by prsgtrman, 31 January 2013 - 12:17 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

I went to the RBZ one last year, had a blast. It was a lot of fun, and I got free stuff, plus gift cards.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

View PostAndrew E. Barron, on 31 January 2013 - 05:28 AM, said:

So stupid these midnight launches...seriously, I'm over that crap.  People have lives you know...unless you're paying me to be there at midnight, kiss my a$$.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

the new TM equipment has been available for us canadians since last friday. good to know we got the release before you americans for once. :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Get tuned for the R1 and get one Lethal ball per yard gained.  Anyone else see a problem with their model?

I am going to go, and hit my gamer 200yds.  Then smoke the R1 on their jacked up simulator, it should register 310 - 340yds, per usual.  Do you think they will give me 110 golfballs?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

View PostSHIVAN, on 31 January 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

Get tuned for the R1 and get one Lethal ball per yard gained.  Anyone else see a problem with their model?

I am going to go, and hit my gamer 200yds.  Then smoke the R1 on their jacked up simulator, it should register 310 - 340yds, per usual.  Do you think they will give me 110 golfballs?

Last year it was a dozen maximum.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

View PostSHIVAN, on 31 January 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

Get tuned for the R1 and get one Lethal ball per yard gained.  Anyone else see a problem with their model?

I am going to go, and hit my gamer 200yds.  Then smoke the R1 on their jacked up simulator, it should register 310 - 340yds, per usual.  Do you think they will give me 110 golfballs?



no, cuz the limit is 12


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

I was thinking of putting my gamer driver (superfast 2.0) and blasting the R1 to end up with a crap-ton, but I guess the limit is 12.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Foiled again. :superman:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

It's supposed to be -25 wind chill tonight.  Jury is still out on if I'll leave the house for anything tomorrow let alone hit a golf store at midnight!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

All the giveaways are good this weekend too, why go at midnight? :stop:

Edited by avinash, 31 January 2013 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

When did golf equipment become video game sales?


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

It's supposed to be -25 wind chill tonight.  Jury is still out on if I'll leave the house for anything tomorrow let alone hit a golf store at midnight!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

View PostJDorfler, on 31 January 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

When did golf equipment become video game sales?

About 5 years ago.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

If you don't want to go don't go. I go every year. It's something fun and everyone like free stuff. People can find anything to complain about. Smh.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

Supposedly they are having a launch weekend that starts tonight at 11:59 PM-2AM.  It also lasts through the weekend.

They are having R1 fittings, extra trade in value if you buy a new TM stick, ball giveaways, etc.  I might ride by the Winston Salem store but wondered if anyone else was thinking of going tonight?  It feels like a Black Friday midnight sale to me or something...

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

I am going even though its going to be 8 degrees at midnight here.  My store is also giving $50 gift cards to show up.  Might as well go.


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