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Is this false advertising?

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No 5 38.46%
 
You're being paranoid 4 30.77%
 
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Vodacixi said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Even without knowing a word of this language, if I look at that it looks like it's saying "points with purchase x2" like I said, knowing the language of math I can tell you that 0 points x 2 = 0 points, that is not false advertising.

Well, instead of asuming, if you don't know what it says on the picture you can always ask.

It says "Double Gold Coins" in the Link's Awakening inage. The other text says: "Save up to 30,99 euros with the Nintendo Switch Vouchers".

I assumed 100% correct and the statement on the thing is still not untrue. It just so happens that if you buy the game with vouchers then you get no points to double because you've already gotten points for the purchase of the vouchers, they're not going to award points twice for the same single transaction of cash.



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RaptorChrist said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Even without knowing a word of this language, if I look at that it looks like it's saying "points with purchase x2" like I said, knowing the language of math I can tell you that 0 points x 2 = 0 points, that is not false advertising.

False advertising, by definition, is the use of false or misleading information, and I think that's misleading to say the least. Although I doubt Nintendo would intentionally mislead in such a petty way, I think it's more than likely a mistake, or perhaps there is a better understanding of this than simply 2 x 0 = 0, because why would Nintendo advertise getting double gold coins when you get zero; that doesn't make sense. I think you came up with this loophole in your mind and now you have yourself convinced, but I think you should rethink your stance on this.

I care so little about this I don't have what would be considered a stance. op asked a question I have my opinion on it and pointed out that the statement in the op is factually correct. Simple fact is they've used the eshop pic for the game which had the x2 points baked into the image. It's a part of the TS&C's of the vouchers that you don't get gold coins with purchases using them because you got gold coins when you bought the vouchers.

I don't mean to sound rude on this post to you or op btw, just on my phone so I am just being direct to the point, there's a Paladins advert jumping in the way of my text and while I love that game I can't stand it's advert jumping in my face ruining the site layout!!! 



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sethnintendo said:
Coins suck these days. Haven't bothered with it since they downgraded from Club Nintendo. It's like they had a decent rewards program then it went to shit. Might as well not have one.

Not saying this isn't a downgrade from Club Nintendo, but you are denying literal free money because it's not as good as the free money you got in the past. Um, yeah.

About false advertising, the other day a friend of mine bought the Persona Bundle for Persona 5. It was a bundle of DLC for the game, not including the game. That shit was a lot worse, I'll tell you that much.



Ganoncrotch said:
Vodacixi said:

Well, instead of asuming, if you don't know what it says on the picture you can always ask.

It says "Double Gold Coins" in the Link's Awakening inage. The other text says: "Save up to 30,99 euros with the Nintendo Switch Vouchers".

I assumed 100% correct and the statement on the thing is still not untrue. It just so happens that if you buy the game with vouchers then you get no points to double because you've already gotten points for the purchase of the vouchers, they're not going to award points twice for the same single transaction of cash.

No, you assumed terribly wrong because you're very stubborn and very arrogant.

You said "double coins by purchasing", while the text only says "get double the coins". Not by purchasing. Which, combined with the whole voucher thing, can lead people to think that they will get extra coins if Link's Awakening is one of their redeemed games.

But whathever. This thing of yours is getting very old by now. I'll leave it here.



Vodacixi said:
Ganoncrotch said:

I assumed 100% correct and the statement on the thing is still not untrue. It just so happens that if you buy the game with vouchers then you get no points to double because you've already gotten points for the purchase of the vouchers, they're not going to award points twice for the same single transaction of cash.

No, you assumed terribly wrong because you're very stubborn and very arrogant.

You said "double coins by purchasing", while the text only says "get double the coins". Not by purchasing. Which, combined with the whole voucher thing, can lead people to think that they will get extra coins if Link's Awakening is one of their redeemed games.

But whathever. This thing of yours is getting very old by now. I'll leave it here.

"Double coins by purchasing"

"Get double the coins"

What possibly difference do you see on those two statements when it comes to getting something like this? If a sign in a store said "50% extra free" would you look at it and not understand that you have to purchase the item because the word purchase isn't included in the statement? In instances like that the purchase aspect of the offer is implicitly implied, the statement of such an offer on a product in a store(front) only applies to those who intend to purchase it.

Again, you get the points for the vouchers when you buy them and it's part of their Ts&Cs that you do not then get points when you redeem them for a game on the store as that would be rewarding points twice for the same money being spent.

But as you say... Whathever [sic] You think I'm being arrogant in pointing out that there is nothing untrue about the statement being made there. I think from the confusion you have about my being "terribly wrong" with my ability to discern the meaning of a statement made in a foreign language simply from the how and where it's being used to your inability to understand the statement in (presumably) your home language or the confusion which happens when you multiply any amount by zero I don't think there is much gained from this other than you thinking I'm stubborn for not agreeing with you that Nintendo should give you 300 extra points for your voucher being spent which you already got the points for.

From https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/special-offers/

Again from the Terms of the vouchers that I'm guessing you didn't read.

"The Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers may not be combined with any other sale, discount, or promotional offer unless otherwise specified."

So even if the vouchers would reward points when they're redeemed they wouldn't ever work with the promotional offer of x2 points unless it was specified that they would explicitly.



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sethnintendo said:
Coins suck these days. Haven't bothered with it since they downgraded from Club Nintendo. It's like they had a decent rewards program then it went to shit. Might as well not have one.

I agree. It gets tiring every time Nintendo changes their rewards system. They've done it 4 times since the GameCube.



mZuzek said:
sethnintendo said:
Coins suck these days. Haven't bothered with it since they downgraded from Club Nintendo. It's like they had a decent rewards program then it went to shit. Might as well not have one.

Not saying this isn't a downgrade from Club Nintendo, but you are denying literal free money because it's not as good as the free money you got in the past. Um, yeah.

About false advertising, the other day a friend of mine bought the Persona Bundle for Persona 5. It was a bundle of DLC for the game, not including the game. That shit was a lot worse, I'll tell you that much.

They also screw over physical buyers now with less.  Should be same but I understand why they want people to go digital so they get more money.  Should be same though.



No, absolutely not.

The news piece that concerns specifically the Link's Awakening preorder explicitly clarifies that double gold coins apply to both a regular purchase as well as a voucher trade-in. In case of a voucher you only get half of the double gold coins (so 300 gold coins instead of 600 for Euro and US dollar currencies) because you already got gold coins when you paid for your vouchers.

In other news, sethnintendo needs to purchase a Switch because he is utterly clueless how gold coins work nowadays. Gold coins are cashback that can be applied to virtually any purchase on the eShop and that's without a doubt superior to having to pick rewards from a limited list. This is the best application of a reward program that Nintendo has ever had. Anyone who thinks otherwise after knowing how it works is plain and simply an idiot.



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RolStoppable said:
No, absolutely not.

The news piece that concerns specifically the Link's Awakening preorder explicitly clarifies that double gold coins apply to both a regular purchase as well as a voucher trade-in. In case of a voucher you only get half of the double gold coins (so 300 gold coins instead of 600 for Euro and US dollar currencies) because you already got gold coins when you paid for your vouchers.

In other news, sethnintendo needs to purchase a Switch because he is utterly clueless how gold coins work nowadays. Gold coins are cashback that can be applied to virtually any purchase on the eShop and that's without a doubt superior to having to pick rewards from a limited list. This is the best application of a reward program that Nintendo has ever had. Anyone who thinks otherwise after knowing how it works is plain and simply an idiot.

Really? Well, that's kinda cool and it seems I got it completely wrong.

So, you get the 495 from the vouchers, plus 300 from Link's Awakening. Making a total of 795. Or 7,95 euros. Sweet... you end up saving 28 euro.