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7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 05:54 AM

A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.

The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.

"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from or one of its duly authorised minions."

GameStation's form also points out that "we reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction."

Okay, even though this is humorous, it is also a little alarming. I'm not sure, just something doesn't sit right with someone joking about buying souls.
The way I see it is this: things that are horrible are always joked about before they become accepted.
Who knows? Maybe I'm just paranoid...

[edit on 16-4-2010 by gatorboi117]

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 06:16 AM
I couldn't access the link, I think it's broken, but this is probably a statement or study on how people agree to things in the small print without bothering to read the small print.

The idea of it is a little silly, but I bet they have some folks freaking out!

Wonder what their return policy is?

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 06:27 AM
The picture on your link....

Anyone notice the face on the devils a$$?

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 06:39 AM
The first day of the fourth month, eh?

Was that clause there just for April fool's day purchases?

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 06:43 AM
reply to post by helpmefindtheway

Yep, people who actually read the terms would of found a little opt out box they could tick just for that clause - if they ticked it they were rewarded with a £5 voucher

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 06:52 AM
good warning for those of us that just scrawl down through the fine print and click on the box...

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by jinx880101

Hence the term, talking out ones a$$!

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 10:03 AM
always read the fine print

you never know what you could be agreeing to

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