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Did Microsoft post a deceptive video ad for its tablet accessory bundles?

0. phoneArena 08 Dec 2013, 00:40 posted on

At Microsoft's brick and mortar stores, the software giant is running a 12 Days of Deals sales. The 12 days start on Monday with a sale on the Dell Venue 8 Pro priced at $199 ($99 for the first 20 customers). On day 6, December 14th, the items on sale will be the Microsoft Surface 2 and the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. If you go through the video ad for the sale, posted on the Microsoft Store's YouTube site, you might get the idea that you're really getting quite a deal...

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posted on 08 Dec 2013, 00:52 3

1. NedStarkLeMadrilene (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Well, I will be glad to accept the tablet for nothing! Lol

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 01:42

2. tigermcm (Posts: 712; 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

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 02:14 5

4. Alan01 (Posts: 184; 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.

Alan F.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 06:14 2

7. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Batteries not included ???

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 08:37 3

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?

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:16 1

9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:21 5

10. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 854; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Being misled and unclear in the ads is not the customers fault.

Bingled anyone?

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 17:27 1

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3537; 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..

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 21:17 2

14. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 854; 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..

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 16:16 1

15. Stuntman (Posts: 714; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I've heard the term, "Microshafted."

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 01:54 2

3. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The video is now private

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 02:19 1

5. taikucing (unregistered)


hahahahaha

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 02:20 4

6. taikucing (unregistered)


M$ fail

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:55 1

11. medicci37 (Posts: 625; 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.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 11:26

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

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