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Old 04-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #1
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7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

As an April Fools Joke, Game Station, a British computer game site, added to its "Terms and Conditions" that by purchasing something they Game Station would own their souls. They did it to prove a point that no one reads terms.

I think it's rather funny.

Here's the article from FoxNews.com.

A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.

The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.

"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."

GameStation's form also points out that "we reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction."

The terms of service were updated on April Fool's Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.

While all shoppers during the test were given a simple tick box option to opt out, very few did this, which would have also rewarded them with a £5 voucher, according to news:lite. Due to the number of people who ticked the box, GameStation claims believes as many as 88 percent of people do not read the terms and conditions of a Web site before they make a purchase.

The company noted that it would not be enforcing the ownership rights, and planned to e-mail customers nullifying any claim on their soul.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:17 PM   #2
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You can laugh all you want.

Facebook has something like this in their very small print.

If you convert F A C E B O O K into digits and then add them up consecutively,

you get: 6 6 6.

This is no accident. Why do you think Facebook has spread so quickly?
Why are people so gulled into revealing their inner most feelings for all to see. Who benefits, is this spiritually uplifting?
or is it leading to a general demoralizing of the general population with sexting, cheap hook ups?
Cheating on spouses? Cheating your employer of an honest days work.
Why is it so addicting? It is almost like it has a super (dark) power promoting it.

Try and stay away if you can.
Reject the mark of the beast.

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
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I know you're fucking around, deep, but what the hell.
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