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

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).


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]

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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, streaming at and teaching.

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