Online shoppers sell souls to company

Date: 17-04-2010 10:08 pm (13 years ago) | Author: ty@
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- at 17-04-2010 10:08 PM (13 years ago)
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TODAY - 17 April, 2010

 
Online shoppers sell souls to company 7,500 people have unwittingly sold their souls while shopping online after not checking the small print

Did you sell your soul for games?
Fri Apr 16 04:25PM by Yahoo! UK Games Editor

 

Answer this question honestly – do you read the small print when you buy games on the internet?

High Street retailing giant GameStation decided to put this to the test and inserted a new clause into their terms and conditions earlier this month that granted them legal rights to the immortal souls of thousands of their online customers. Here, in darkest legalese, is how they got away with such a heinous act:

"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamestation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."

GameStation’s fiendish clause specified that they might serve such notice in “six foot-high letters of fire” too, but also offered customers an option to opt out, rewarding them with a £5 money-off voucher if they did so.

Alas, hardly anyone noticed the clause, let alone the substantial bonus for spotting the gag. More to the point, the fact that it passed more or less unnoticed raises an important issue – too few people actually read the small print when they make online purchases.

According to GameStation, around 7,500 customers carelessly signed their souls away on the day. Were you one of them...?

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Source: uk.yahoo.com
http://uk.videogames.games.yahoo.com/blog/article/11851/

Posted: at 17-04-2010 10:08 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
- fabmic at 17-04-2010 10:50 PM (13 years ago)
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piss out
Posted: at 17-04-2010 10:50 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mayokun91 at 18-04-2010 11:39 PM (13 years ago)
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haha   Toyin..so   true.....i   don't   bother   2   read   all   those   license  agreement   or  terms   of   conditions,on   games,apps,& dos   stuffs,no mater   hw  short   or  long....i   jst   agree/accept   lol.
Posted: at 18-04-2010 11:39 PM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- ksurrina at 19-04-2010 02:03 AM (13 years ago)
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So now Gamestation has 7,500 immortal souls what are they going to do with it lmao lmao

Posted: at 19-04-2010 02:03 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tuks at 19-04-2010 06:09 AM (13 years ago)
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Weird!!
Posted: at 19-04-2010 06:09 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- irule at 19-04-2010 09:11 AM (13 years ago)
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ok

Posted: at 19-04-2010 09:11 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ibson1 at 19-04-2010 11:57 AM (13 years ago)
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Pray for my soul,bcos dat is my regular site.pray pray,please any one reading dis should kneel down and pray.CRY:i don't die 
Posted: at 19-04-2010 11:57 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ify4life at 19-04-2010 12:43 PM (13 years ago)
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 Tongue

Posted: at 19-04-2010 12:43 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ijibrin at 19-04-2010 01:27 PM (13 years ago)
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wow scary stuff, lots of us don't wait to read those little lines, thinking it just the usual stuff, but from now on got to read all the lines before i ended in selling out my soul, wow really scary!!
Posted: at 19-04-2010 01:27 PM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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- aliaaz at 19-04-2010 04:11 PM (13 years ago)
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whew

Posted: at 19-04-2010 04:11 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Dee4evr at 19-04-2010 05:45 PM (13 years ago)
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eh nawa oooo. God will deliver us on this internet wahalas ooo. Who will waste time reading stories written in fonts that are so tiny called terms and agrements. Anyway, the name of Jesus and the  HolyGhost fire is still very effective. No shaking.
Posted: at 19-04-2010 05:45 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- iyke1 at 20-04-2010 06:25 AM (13 years ago)
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r u sure?
Posted: at 20-04-2010 06:25 AM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Toks-E at 20-04-2010 03:07 PM (13 years ago)
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....

Posted: at 20-04-2010 03:07 PM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kurupt419 at 20-04-2010 03:20 PM (13 years ago)
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passing
Posted: at 20-04-2010 03:20 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ejibond at 21-04-2010 01:23 AM (13 years ago)
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e don enter game??
Posted: at 21-04-2010 01:23 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kurupt419 at 21-04-2010 01:33 AM (13 years ago)
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...
Posted: at 21-04-2010 01:33 AM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mekoyor at 21-04-2010 10:44 PM (13 years ago)
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God dey oooo

Posted: at 21-04-2010 10:44 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- rasky47 at 22-04-2010 03:02 PM (13 years ago)
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PASSING
Posted: at 22-04-2010 03:02 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Bazemaster at 22-04-2010 03:18 PM (13 years ago)
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Quote from: ijibrin on 19-04-2010 01:27 PM
wow scary stuff, lots of us don't wait to read those little lines, thinking it just the usual stuff, but from now on got to read all the lines before i ended in selling out my soul, wow really scary!!

Posted: at 22-04-2010 03:18 PM (13 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- franex7 at 23-04-2010 07:49 AM (13 years ago)
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Haaaaaaaaaaaa  i always accept the terms and conditions without reading them ohhh
Posted: at 23-04-2010 07:49 AM (13 years ago) | Newbie
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