The debate, and my objections, have nothing to do with Epson, but rather with someone profiting from the goodwill of others and possibly not being as ethical as one would expect. As I stated in a peivious post, as a dealer, I will offer buyers of qualifying printers a golden ticket for $0.00 (as long as they are within my allowed region in which I can sel Epson products) I am also very, very confident that there are Epson dealers across the continent that are willing to do the same thing, so there is no need to pay for them.
As a side note, I can assure you the golden ticket in question was given in error. These tickets all have unique serial numbers and are to be accounted for by dealers.
You may find this difficult to believe, but there are actually dealers out there (like me) that really do want thier clients to get the best possible value.