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Muffin Puncher
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,

Muffin Puncher


Corina's Bodyguard
Posted - 2011.03.31 02:30:00 - [2]
 

Wikipedia... reputable source...

Troll detected.

mkmin
Posted - 2011.03.31 02:43:00 - [3]
 

the login banner bait and switch is an old issue and extremely lame. I'm pretty sure every time there's a login banner it's always 100% a bait and switch for their preferred friends (just like 0.0 development is.) That's how they roll. That's how they've always rolled.

Smells Ass
Posted - 2011.03.31 02:47:00 - [4]
 

I smell a ***got

Verlaine Glariant
FW Scuad
Posted - 2011.03.31 02:49:00 - [5]
 

You bad at trolling.

Also, you won't get any E-on magazine just because a wrong link.

Phail.

mkmin
Posted - 2011.03.31 02:53:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Verlaine Glariant
You bad at trolling.

Also, you won't get any E-on magazine just because a wrong link.

Phail.

You've never clicked the login banner I can see. Criticizing people for your own stupidity is stupid. Just stop. It's embarrassing. The banner ALWAYS links to E-on, regardless of what they are advertising.


 

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