Thursday, August 14, 2008

What is, and more importantly what isn't, on that disc in your Beckett?


For anyone who has picked up the newest Beckett Sports Card Monthly with Darren McFadden on the cover, you are sure to have immediately opened up the magazine to the CD that was included which gives you free access to their website and a few extras.

When I first saw the disc, I was expecting all of Beckett's tutorials to be on the disc in one place for easy access if you got lost on their site. But, I was disappointed when I clicked on one of the four categories only to be linked to their website.

So I went to the extras to see if there was anything interesting there. And again, I didn't find too much. There was a video of Beckett staff gags which is sure to go over really well with all the Beckett haters out there. There were also some photo galleries of Beckett covers and the Beckett headquarters (dare I say I wouldn't mind working there someday).

The biggest problem is that most people who read/receive the Beckett magazine are already pretty aware of the website so why did they spend all the money to produce a CD to include with the magazine? Would it not be smarter to take those discs to the Nationals and hand them out to new collectors or those who admit they aren't familiar with Beckett's website?

4 comments:

James B. Anama said...

They did hand out a disc at the National (I have one, but have not used it yet). If it turns out to be the same thing you have though...

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

jv said...

I can't even begin to stress how frustrated I still am with the site. I'm pretty tech savvy but there are things in the new site that simply do not have explanations. Things that you used to be able to do, that are no longer available are fine with me, but at least do a better job of explaining it, Beckett...

Oh, and answer at least one of the email questions I've submitted... That might help too...

I'm not a Beckett Basher by any means but I'm falling further away every day...

JRJ said...

Hilarious - I posted a similar story this morning! I received mine yesterday, but I haven't explored the CD yet. I assumed the web tutorials were going to be on there, but you're saying they are not?

It reminds me of the days when AOL free hours were handed out with every mom/pop store flyer!

Harner said...

Yeah like I said, all it is is links to their website which doesn't help a confused collector one bit.