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7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:20 AM

7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

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,
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:20 AM
Yeah I know it's Fox but still an interesting story. Funny what we will do without even realizing it...

Wonder who gave the company that idea?

And for what true purpose?

Biggest lie ever: I have read and agree to the terms and conditions

Is this a test run
Get us ready for the idea perhaps?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:22 AM

the first day of the 4th month is

April 1st

...just sayin'...???

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:44 AM
reply to post by Signals

Didja bother to read the article?

The terms of service were updated on April Fool's Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 09:47 AM
You know the funny thing about these online can they ever prove that it was you that checked off on the agreement box? Just because it comes from your IP address doesn't mean that it was, in deed, you who agreed to the terms.

On topic, just how do they intend to collect the souls? Do they even have tangible evidence that the "soul" even exists? This is simply comical to me.

Nice find OP! It's always nice to start off Friday mornings with a good laugh.

EDIT: I should read more carefully....April Fool here! At least that goes in line with the LOL I got out of the story.

[edit on 16-4-2010 by Aggie Man]

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:03 AM
Well that will be the last time I just 'scroll' through the ol' terms and conditions. That's not funny, messing around with stuff like that. Wait until some religious fanatic customer comes for revenge believing that his soul is gone....

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:15 AM
On April fools day

Thats priceless

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:23 AM
Public should learn by now .... never, ever do anything online on April Fool's Day!

Well, other than peruse...

To the message: Read and Know what you are signing...

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:27 AM
But it is a game store.

Gamers obviously have no soul anyway, so the clause is moot.

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by Badgered1

Like i said before 1st day of fourth month? Does it mean anything to anyone

posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 11:54 AM
Just wait until the Vatican and other mega-soul-brokers find out!
Wonder what they're gonna do about some gamer cashing in on their monopoly. It'll be interesting if the anti-trust cops get involved.


posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 12:04 PM
The British really are such jolly pranksters aren't they.

Seriously, I can't stop laughing

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by Signals

I am a little surprised there weren't more people willing to sell their soul. I guess the lesson is read the fine print?

The company noted that it would not be enforcing the ownership rights, and planned to e-mail customers nullifying any claim on their soul.

This part at the end was quite funny.

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 01:58 AM
one cannot own or posses a soul based on this method. A soul also means your free will..has been that way since god made our souls. That is why and how, yuo have a chooice of heaven or hell when you die, the choices you made in life* even satan himself, cannot take yuor soul, unless you offered it to him, if stan cannot take your soul, no man can.

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 02:10 AM
Everyone knows the only proper way to purchase someones soul is to have them sign with blood, you need there blood in one way or another in the contract.

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 02:22 AM
Oh really. I dont believe in that kind of foolishness. You can only sell your soul on a one to one basis with the devil. Or a call to Sean Hannity.

posted on Apr, 17 2010 @ 02:42 AM
I've ALWAYS read M$oft's user agreements completely. I'm expecting Bill Gates to slip in a claim to my first-born son one of these days.

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