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Have you sold your immortal soul to GameStation?

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StayingDavidTennantsGirl · 17/04/2010 12:10

Gamestation decided to test whether online customers actually read the terms and conditions on their website, by inserting a new clause in their online T&Cs, granting them the right to claim their customers' immortal souls - story here.

Apparently very few customers spotted either the new clause or the gift voucher reward offered for spotting it!

I don't read terms and conditions, and I'd have lost my immortal soul to Gamestation!

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SoupDragon · 17/04/2010 12:14

LOL!

I'd have lost mine too. Very occasionally I'll skim read them but not often.

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DramaInPyjamas · 17/04/2010 12:27

I would have sold my soul to them as well! An important lesson to us all - READ THE SMALL PRINT!!

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JustMyTwoPenceWorth · 17/04/2010 13:46

I was just coming on to post this!

Raises very important issue though = people don't read the small print!

Or worse - don't read the small print then bleat about it when it bites them in the arse!

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GerbilMeasles · 17/04/2010 14:45

Known as "Friday sandwich clauses" amongst my friends (from the time a bored an enterprising young trainee solicitor decided to test whether the other side in a transaction really was reading all amendments made to a SPA).

They normally read something like "On completion and for a period of fifteen years from completion, the Vendor's solicitors shall on request from the Purchaser's solicitors provide on each Friday that is a Business Day a selection of sandwiches, pastries and other snacks as specified by the Purchaser's solicitors."

I'm told that there are a surprisingly high number of agreements where the clause survived up to the date of signing and had to be hurriedly removed from the final draft.

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