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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
Instructions: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."

GameStations 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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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
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Not exactly ground breaking news.

If everyone managed to understand T&Cs let alone take the time to read them then there would be no distorted customer expectation and no complaints for any service or product received as we'd know exactly what to expect by reading the T&Cs and have accepted them!!!!

I think its a given that people will be more inclined to read T&Cs when they appear in large enough font, have only a few lines to them and are very easy to understand , if not they will go ahead and hit the accept button and challenge later if need be.

:)

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