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    Accusations of GAME deliberately misleading consumers with false advertising

    GAME deliberately misleading consumers with false advertising

    Last Updated: 6th Apr 2012
    It seems UK retailer GAME still haven't learned how to conduct themselves it seems despite almost going down the pan recently.



    Their website is clearly advertising 2100 Xbox Live points for only 9.99 which is a super deal and a great way to encourage consumers to jump back in. Yet further investigation reveals that when the item is clicked the point value is only 1200 points for 9.99. If you're after the advertised 2100 then you'll have to pay 16.49 which isn't so attractive. This is a shocking oversight, false advertising and highlights that GAME are using unsavoury tactics. GAME were unavailable for comment on this issue at present but are likely to blame this on an error when questioned.

    http://www.msxbox-world.com/news/art...vertising.html

    Well we can see why this have went to shit then
    Last edited by claud3; 04-06-2012 at 14:42.


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    Agreed mate, its all money and no brains for these guys and i do not think it will stop with just them


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    Was dissapointed they didn't go down the can.
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    its sooner rather than later... But they will change format if they sort themselves out after this chapter 11 situation. Or do the same again and try not to get caught this thime


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    There is no link or picture showing it and when I checked it says 16 for 2100 points.


    AS couple weeks a go Overclockersuk wanted 1 million for this.

    This is a local shop for local people you have no business here!

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    I had to click on

    DIGITAL > SEE OUT XBOX LIVE GAMES > then click on the number 2 from the Xbox Live slideshow.



    I'm guessing it's a fuck up, and nothing intentional.
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    So its a case of who is right and who is wrong. Or attention for the wrong reasons. Any PR is good PR IN THEIR OPINION


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    I added "Accusations" to the thread title to justify the original post.

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    No problem mate. It fits a lot better then the original title they had


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    Yeah, it's not like it was on the front page or anything lol. I had to go out of my way to actually find the bad ad.




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    you're the man, and thanks again for correcting it

    We can stand to hear more about this over the next few months or it might just disappear real quick


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    It will be easy enough to explain, being the 2 and 1 got mixed up.

    I can't see this being deliberate as it would (and sounds like it has, understandably) attract heat very quickly.

    If they've sold to customers who have accepted the 'invitation to treat' I'd expect they need to honour the deal, otherwise they'll simply need to refuse any unfulfilled orders and obviously correct their website.
    Last edited by *goo; 04-07-2012 at 09:15. Reason: Typo.

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    It could just simply be a publicity stunt.
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    true, all attention on game and not the fact they are falling at the waste line


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