Posted - 2011.03.31 02:28:00 - [1
I just feel like *****in' about something, so here goes:
Everytime I have logged into Eve the past few days I get this pretty banner advertising the Eve Strategic Maps book Version 3. "Sounds great" I think, I actually always wanted that and have never gotten around to picking one up.
"Click Here to Buy" the banner says, so I click. I follow instructions well.
First problem, "clicking here" opens up a webpage trying to sell Eon Magazine. Not really what I was looking for, but it's okay. I'm a big boy and I can search around the site and eventually find the Strategic Map book.
I do find it, and they are not in stock. There is no indication of when they will be back in stock. There is no option to order now and just wait for them on backorder. They are simply not available for sale.
So why waste your valuable banner space advertising this? Are you really trying to bait and switch me into buying Eon, because if that's your landing page from clicking on the banner that's kinda how it seems. That's the definition of bait and switch.
Just to be sure I'm not talking out of my arse, I asked the most reputable source on the internets -- Wikipedia -- who defined bait and switch as:
"First, customers are "baited" by advertising for a product or service at a low price; second, the customers discover that the advertised good is not available and are "switched" to a costlier product."
So what gives? I demand an explanation (and as consolation, I will take 3 free issues of Eon...you have my address on file.
Hugs and Kisses,