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Back in 2007 I was really angry with Take2.co.za. The reason being that they advertised a product would be sold on their site for a certain price. I pre-ordered the product. I am 100% sure I was one of the first to order it, as I’d been watching the site pre-empting it’s release. The product was quite cheap so they probably made a mistake with their pricing.
Over a month after the order had been placed, Take2 got hold of me. (As an aside I did not think anything wrong because month long waits were not uncommon for getting video games in South Africa at the time). What I received that day was a not a videogame. What I had received that day, was bullshit. Without any warning or providing any alternative solutions, they cancelled my order. They told me the videogame was not available. By that time it had been in shops for about a week already. But for a more expensive price. Instead of admitting their mistake, they lied to me. Then to add insult to injury they forced me to take store credit. I was not allowed to spend MY money elsewhere. I wanted the fucking game, not your bullshit.
So, I vowed NEVER to use their site again. It took a few weeks for the anger to pass. Eventually I settled down and went on with my life.
The next month and the month after that, and after that, and after that, they kept reminding me that I had store credit and that I should use it. Them reminding of me of why I would never use their site. This continued for at least a year, reminding me of my anger. In the midst of my rage I realised that the taunts would never stop and something would need to be done.
At least a year or so after the original order was placed, I got black out angry and ordered the CEO some items from his own store.
Below is a copy of the invoice. (Notice the titles on the products.) Click the image to view a larger version
In case you were wondering, I did know I had to spend more of my own money to do this. Fuck Take.co.za… fuck ’em hard.