Did Microsoft post a deceptive video ad for its tablet accessory bundles?
The Microsoft Surface 2 bundle costs just $149 ($99 for the first 20 customers) and the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 bundle is priced at $249 ($199 for the first 20 customers). The problem, though, is trying to define what a bundle exactly consists of. If you watch the video, you sort of get the idea that the tablet itself is tossed into each deal.
But let's examine the bundles. The one for the Surface 2 includes an Incipio case, Type Cover 2 and a $25 gift card to the Windows Store. The Surface Pro 2 bundle has the Incipio screen protector, Office 365, Surface Pro 2 and Type Cover. The former has a retail value of $254 while the latter adds up to $349. So with a sale price respectively of $149 and $249, how could Microsoft include the appropriate tablet with each bundle?
Yet, if you watch the video, that is exactly what Microsoft would have you believe. If you already have the Microsoft Surface 2 or the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and need some accessories, December 14th should be circled on your calendar. While we don't know for sure what each bundle consists of, Microsoft is not in a position to give away its tablets for nothing.
Microsoft could be misleading consumers with this video
1. Misleading Microsoft Surface 2 bundle does not include the tablet
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is not included with this bundle
source: MicrosoftStore via WPCentral
1. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)
Well, I will be glad to accept the tablet for nothing! Lol
2. tigermcm (Posts: 686; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
ummmmm when I look at my company's discount site the "bundles" are they exact same price as advertised in the video EXCEPT it does not include the surface
4. Alan01 (Posts: 177; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
That is the point....the bundles don't include the tablets even though it Microsoft makes it look like they are.
8. papss (unregistered)
Are people really that stupid? Honestly if someone thinks its going to be that cheap with the surface they shouldnt be reproducing. What happened to the world where common sense was king?
9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1278; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
While I agree with you for the most part, and I didn't get to see the video, did they put the little disclaimer at the bottom that says something like "Surface or tablet not included"? Every time companies do something like this, they always put a similar disclaimer to protect themselves. So that begs the question, did they forget it, or did they do it on purpose. I agree most people wouldn't believe that you could get a tablet plus accessories for that price, but also look at the season we're in. I saw a 70" LED TV for under $1000 during black Friday. Anything is possible, that why companies put those disclaimers on their ads. Again I didn't get to see it so can't tell if they did or didn't.
10. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Being misled and unclear in the ads is not the customers fault.
13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3493; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Bingled❔ First of all that doesn't even make any sense if you're trying to say how MS screws you over, and second, it has no negative connotation to it whatsoever..
You've obviously been scroogled in the head by Google..
14. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
No I get annoyed when any company tries to mislead customers.
Bingled was a joke poking fun of what MS says about Google that they do themselves. It's hypocritical and stupid unlike their Lumia ads with Google and IOS people fighting which is actually pretty funny.
But then again you've obviously bent over and BINGed repeatedly by MS..
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11. medicci37 (Posts: 611; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Ms does have a consistent policy of screwing consumers. So I've learned to expect the worse from Ms & I'm rarely disappointed. They have retarded the tech industry big time.
12. AJtheAndroid (Posts: 26; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Seeing how the nearest store to me in four hours away will there be the same deals online