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King Size Direct Informative - Beware of Tricky Percent Off Bait and Switch

Review by mictrostar on 2009-08-31
I ordered clothing for my ailing parent and was notified that the shorts were on backorder and would be delivered in 4 weeks. In the confirmation e mail, there was an offer for 15% off your highest item when you shopped again. There was a pullover jacket that I thought was way too high priced that I used the link to go back to the site and place in a shopping cart for purchase. I placed one other item in the cart, went to checkout, and THEN it revealed that YOU MUST BUY OVER 75$ FOR THE 15% OFF! I complained to two different representatives, BOTH told me that there is fine print on the bottom of the page that states that exception, and I offered to send BOTH of the the page to see that it did NOT. Then they notify me that it will be ANOTHER MONTH before the backordered shorts are available. Sneaky percent off tricks designed to lure you to a cart hoping you will buy anyway and items not being in stock... Buyer Beware....
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-08-31
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-31:
That's not a bait and switch. A bait and switch is; denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available.

Hmmmm... chances are when they cut/pasted the coupon onto your email, that little detail might have been left off for whatever reason. *shrugs*
Before the shorts, have you ordered stuff from them before?

Posted by laklisa on 2009-08-31:
Somtimes you should watch that...however you can go to websites and get codes that offer free shipping or other percentages off if you spend a certain amount. My fave is couponcabin.com
Posted by mictrostar on 2009-08-31:
Sorry for the inaccurate discription bearkatkitten I just don't know what to call that except sneaky!Yes, all told, I have spent about $700 in the last 2 years. The ironic thing is, when they sent me the notification that the shorts were gonna be another month, THE SAME OFFER FOR 15% OFF WAS ON THE E MAIL AND WITHOUT THE FINE PRINT AS WELL Looks like it is business as usual at King Size Direct! I went to Casual Male and got the shorts with no problem and they have an outlet store in driving distance!! Problem solved!! I will try your suggestion laklisa THANKS!!

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