$1000 gift certificate to goshoppingmall.com

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  1. UglyCasanova

    UglyCasanova Lifer

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    Ok, my granny called me up saying she won a $1000 shopping spree from a scratch card from a Dodge dealership. Yeah right I thought, but I came over and saw it and sure enough it looked like it was legit. I brought her out to the dealership and the lady told us that we had won a $1000 gift certificate to goshoppingmall.com and that we just had to pay for shipping.

    Okay, as you can probably tell I am very wary of this site. I don't have the certificate they gave me here so I can't login to even see the site. Anybody know anything about this place? I hate to tell her that its bs because she is real excited, but there has got to be a catch.
     
  2. GtPrOjEcTX

    GtPrOjEcTX Lifer

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    $2000 shipping fee?
     
  3. AgaBoogaBoo

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    Eh, just give it a try as long as shiping isn't insane
     
  4. CrackRabbit

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    from the looks of your grandmother will have fun if she like Yu-gi-Oh and Magic Cards....
     
  5. kranky

    kranky Elite Member

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    The very first thing in their Terms and Conditions says...

    If a site has to lead off their T&Cs with an excuse about shipping costs, you can be sure they are going to be astronomical.

    Goshoppingmall.com is run by a promotional company that sells "gift certificates" to other companies in either $500 or $1000 denominations, probably for a couple of bucks each. The companies give them out to people like your grandmother. My guess is that goshoppingmall.com recoups their costs by using high S&H (and "processing") charges.

    Put in "1" as your certificate number and it will let you in.
     
  6. Gunbuster

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    It's not a real contest if you have to pay shipping.
     
  7. T2T III

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    Really. What would be the big deal if you put some of the $1,000 towards the shipping costs. Other places have no issues with you using gift certificates towards taxes and/or shipping.

    :thumbsdown: - to the car dealership for using such a promotion.

     
  8. kranky

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    Example:

    Found a cookware set on goshoppingmall.com, their price $300. (remember, since everyone will have a "gift certificate", no one is actually paying that).

    Found the same set on another site for $114.50.

    goshoppingmall.com charge for shipping and processing to send you your "free" set? $94.95.
     
  9. flot

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    Wow. That place is a total scam.
     
  10. UglyCasanova

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    Well that sucks, but I figured there was gonna be a catch to it somehow.
     
  11. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Agreed. This kind of stuff should really be illegal.
     
  12. brxndxn

    brxndxn Diamond Member

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    Why don't we just use the Anandtech Effect and find a way to bring them down legally for fun?

    I mean.. I would spend some time if others were willing. I'm sure a few thousand emails to the BBB might make them notice..
     
  13. NakaNaka

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    Hells yeah. We could do it.
     
  14. Koing

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    Such a scam man.

    Glad your gran will not be scammed :D

    Koing