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Assassin's Creed 1 & 2 For $1... I And Many Others Just Got A .TXT File

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Aleenik, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aleenik

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    Besides getting the story out, I am wondering the legality of what I did and what Ubisoft is doing. Would any of you happen to know? I'm American. Some in other forums said I did something illegal by purposely taking advantage of a website error. How was I supposed to know it was an error and not some huge super sale that lasted for 30 min or so anyways?

    I bought Assassins Creed 1&2 bundle from Ubisoft website for $1. So did a lot of other people. It was only up for so long. All we get for buying the $1 Assassin's Creed bundle is a download for a text file lol. The text file says quote This is your game download. There where also some other things for $1 like the newest Splinter Cell, but that one actually worked. I was too late to buy that one though, as the price had already went back to normal. All the prices are back to normal now in fact.

    At first I was like omg did I go to a scam website, but then I realized many people on many different websites were experiencing the same thing.

    I am eager to find out what the heck is going on lol. I want to know if I get my games or not. If I don't get the games, I want my $1 back. Yes, I seriously do. I don't want to give Ubisoft a penny more than I have to. Also, they should be required by law to either refund my $1 or give me my purchase I would assume. The deal was an advertised deal and I payed for what was advertised. If they don't give me what I payed for, wouldn't that be fraud? Also, imagine how many people tried to buy the $1 Assassin's Creed bundle. If they didn't have to refund the money they just made some easy money.


    Here is Kotaku reporting on the $1 Splinter Cell.
    http://kotaku.com/5615475/id-buy-that-for-a-dollar

    The .Txt file did kind of make me lol though. Made me feel like I got trolled by a company. Especially considering the words in the .Txt file. It says This is your game download.
     
  2. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    In the UK, that would certainly violate the Sale of Goods Act 1974 (I think that's the one), where the seller must bargain in good faith and the products advertised must actually be what is sold. Anything else is illegal.
     
  3. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    If it looks too good to be true...it is.
     
  4. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    I'd buy that for a dollar!
     
  5. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    Time to file a class action! get together with all the other people and if you get 20 or more people you can sue. You can sue for anything over $20! :D
     
  6. really

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  7. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Then they should refund all the money generated by the "mistake".
     
  8. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    This! is the answer to your query, and to all of life in general.
     
  9. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    I once got a grocery store to sell me bananas at .72¢ / pound.
     
  10. Yeekim

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    Dunno...$1 is about fair price for this game, imho.
     
  11. innonimatu

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    But particular game is probably not worth $1!
     
  12. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    It's still either a massive mistake that Ubisoft needs to account for or it's a cynical fraud that any company should be ashamed to pull.
     
  13. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    Ah, RoboCop... oh, right, and the game thing. I think all of the bases have already been covered. It was probably a huge mistake or a disgruntled employee.
     
  14. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Reverse charges.
     
  15. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    :D This will be good
     
  16. TheLastOne36

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    Your getting ripped off.

    In Venezuela, banana's are cheaper than that per pound,
     
  17. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    And in Canada, we make about 4x more money than Venezuelans, so we can afford to ship bananas several thousand kilometres from South America.
     
  18. TheLastOne36

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    Yes, but you will never get the same quality of Banana as we do. :)

    Although I do however dearly miss our great Canadian Apples.. :sad:

    The local Andean apples taste horrible. Like soft sweet things, bleh! I want my Crunchy Apples!!!
     
  19. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    You do realize that almost all the Bananas produced in the world are genetically identical right?
     
  20. TheLastOne36

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    They can't be genetically identical, unless every Banana in the world is transplanted. :p

    Besides that has nothing to do with what I am talking about. The fruits here are just fresher and better. There is a real difference between Fresh fruit and supermarket fruit.
     

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