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Your soul is mine

I know that many of you will have read the story already but, just in case, it is worth posting here for posterity and for the record. 

LONDON, ENGLAND, April 03, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ —

Gamestation has discovered that more than 88% of the British public do not read the terms and conditions of a website before they make a purchase online.

As a result of the research, Gamestation has announced that on April 1st, in a test of its customers, it will include a clause in the terms and conditions stating that the customer grants the retailer the right to 'claim their immortal soul'. The online customer will be offered the opportunity to opt out of forgoing their soul by ticking a box in the small print. As a reward for their vigilance, they will receive a GBP5 discount voucher.


Soul

Result?

90% of customers agreed to the terms and conditions without reading them (either that or they were happy to surrender their souls).  They then received an email  stating: “Little did you realise that upon your last purchase from Gamestation.co.uk you also granted us a right to claim your humanity […] To avoid future fatalities, always check the terms and conditions.”

 

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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