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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
The worst cyber Monday deal.... on 12/02/2013 15:29:14 MST Print View

This is pretty funny - how not to do a sale.

You've got to see the list of exclusions to believe it....

http://digg.tumblr.com/post/68799469608/25-off-nothing-dicks

Edited by idester on 12/02/2013 15:29:55 MST.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: The worst cyber Monday deal.... on 12/02/2013 16:00:35 MST Print View

Doug: That reads like every Westmarine sale, ever. Never on boats, motors, Garmin, radios, etc, etc.

I've pondered a constitutional amendment (state not federal) reading, "All advertisements are binding offers to sell at the advertised price. Further, any portion of a print advertisement greater than a font size chosen by the consumer is also a binding offer to sell at the advertised price and terms." With similar honesty standards for radio/TV based on speech speed, volume, screen time.

Plain-langauge version: If "50% off Everything" is in the largest font, then EVERYTHING *IS* 50% off. The proper presentation of most sales would be, "50% off all non-name-brand, non-electronic, non-current merchandise" and all those words would be in the same sized font.

Would 51% of Alaskans vote for that?

Daniel Allen
(Dan_Quixote) - F

Locale: below the mountains (AK)
Re: Re: The worst cyber Monday deal.... on 12/02/2013 17:52:26 MST Print View

I'd vote for that.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: The worst cyber Monday deal.... on 12/02/2013 21:05:51 MST Print View

Are you sure Golite's Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal isn't worse?

Tim Cheek
(hikerfan4sure) - MLife
Patagonia encapsil parka on ebay on 12/02/2013 21:23:17 MST Print View

just sold for $1,225.

And, the seller had to charge $16.41 for shipping, too.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Patagonia encapsil parka on ebay on 12/02/2013 21:28:01 MST Print View

So my evil scheme to finance the kids' college educations by stockpiling a fleet of $700 down parkas is going according to plan!