GameStation: "We own your soul"

Written by Joe Martin

April 15, 2010 | 11:10

Tags: #retail #soul #terms-and-conditions

Companies: #gamestation

GameStation has today revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of customers, thanks to a clause it secretly added to the online terms and conditions for the official GameStation website.

The "Immortal Soul Clause" was added as part of an attempt to highlight how few customers read the terms and conditions of an online sale. GameStation claims that 88 percent of customers did not read the clause, which gives legal ownership of the customer's soul over to the UK-based games retailer.

The remaining 12 percent of customers however did notice the clause and clicked the relevant opt-out box, netting themselves a £5 GBP gift voucher in the process.

GameStation executives are now assuring all customers that they are not enforcing the Immortal Soul Clause and will be contacting customers via email with a notice of nullification - phew!

According to News:Lite more than 7,500 customers fell for the simple ploy and missed out on the gift voucher.

The clause was added to GameStation's standard T&Cs on April 1st.

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