Show me one advertisement for this and I will retract everything I've said, apologize profusely, and do my level best to adopt your warped moral code.pkthree wrote:Best Buy has ADVERTISED the price to be $14.99, so how is this a fair comparison?
They did NOT advertise this price, in fact the advertisements I saw went out of their way to explain the exemptions on the $14.99 CD special pricing. They said it was for single CD's only, imports, multi-CD sets and other exemptions were also noted.
Can anyone here seriously believe that the $14.99 web price for the $200+ box sets was a deliberate advertised special which was later retracted?
There's thrift and then there's downright hardcore greed and chicanery. I realize that trying to argue ethics with the unethical is a losing battle, but at least someone has to speak up and say this kind of e-looting gives the rest of us a bad name.
What if someone's credit card number was "advertised" on a web site and you just happened to try it on a web store and buy some merchandise for yourself. I suppose it's the store's fault for not detecting you. And the victim's fault for not protecting their identity better. And the bank's fault for not having better security. And the music industry's fault for overpricing. And your step-sister's fault for not raising you better. And besides, don't you deserve some free merchandise at someone else's expense because you're so darn clever?
I really wish people would think about their actions and ask themselves if they would like to be scammed in the way they attempt to scam others. Would you sell someone a $200 item for $15? If someone took it from you and left $15 behind when you were distracted would that be OK?
So you were 'caught' trying to buy the $200 box sets for $15. That doesn't make it OK. Does the fact they caught on to your scam change your original intentions? Sheesh!