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Published on November 8th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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Circuit City Refusing Their Own Ads?

Any gamer who loves a good first-person shooter would love the chance to get two awesome games for the price of one, right? I can’t name any gamer that would deny such things, so let’s go with ‘yes’ for this one.

That should be all fine and good, because the latest Circuit City ad advertises a free copy of Call of Duty 3 for the Xbox 360 as well as a poster with the purchase of Call of Duty 4. Unfortunately, at least some of those gamers expecting to get their free game while the gettin’ was good were turned away with excuses from the associates.

From the Consumerist:

Today, like many anxious gamers, I went to Circuit City (Store # 3111) to pick up the highly anticipated “Call of Duty 4” for the XBox 360. I chose to pick it up at Circuit City as this week’s circular ad listed a free copy of the previous game “Call of Duty 3” with purchase. When I went to check out, I was told that it was a misprint and that they refused to honor it. Myself, along with about half a dozen co-workers were rightfully angry that we wasted our lunch hour on this Circuit City bait-and-switch, that has become too common with this outlet lately. I would urge other Consumerists to skip out on Circuit City and try for another retailer (Target has a free $5 gift card).

Adam

That’s a new level of low. Print a nation-wide advert, then deny it? Complete and utter craziness.

I guess there’s only one of two things to do: 1) Badger Circuit City employees until they honor the advertisement, or 2) Shop elsewhere.

Anyone have a problem getting this honored? I’m sure there are some other than myself curious to know!

Circuit City Refusing To Honor Advertised Offer For Free Call Of Duty 3? [The Consumerist]


About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



  • http://www.bigdaddykraven.com Brandon

    False advertisement is a serious offense if anyone wanted to actually take legal action on this. The company would owe millions to the customers who were falsely led by this ad.

    As a designer, I know I would get in trouble if I printed something like this and probably would lose my job, seeing as how the company could get sued.

  • http://www.bigdaddykraven.com Brandon

    False advertisement is a serious offense if anyone wanted to actually take legal action on this. The company would owe millions to the customers who were falsely led by this ad.

    As a designer, I know I would get in trouble if I printed something like this and probably would lose my job, seeing as how the company could get sued.

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan

    Valid point, Brandon.

    That’s exactly the kind of thing that will either get a designer fired, their boss fired, the company sued, or a combination of the above.

    If they won’t honor the ads, why post them?

  • http://www.gamingtruth.com D’Juan

    Valid point, Brandon.

    That’s exactly the kind of thing that will either get a designer fired, their boss fired, the company sued, or a combination of the above.

    If they won’t honor the ads, why post them?

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    Thank you for your support!

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