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Bogus 90% off Razer products coupon sparks consumer frenzy in the UK, Razer says it will honor the deal

Posted By Briley Kenney On April 19, 2013 @ 5:18 PM In General Tech,Windows | 12 Comments

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You know that saying, stranger things have happened? Yeah, well it applies to this next story particularly well.

Bogus coupons are a pretty common thing. Every so often a coupon will emerge, people will go crazy, and some folks will end up getting ridiculous deals on products until retailers realize the coupons aren’t authentic. Recently a counterfeit coupon showed up on the internet offering 90 percent off at Razer’s online UK store. It’s no wonder the thing went viral, and tons of folks took the opportunity to purchase some Razer products for cheap.

The coupon itself and the fact that it went viral are not the surprising part of the story. What is (pleasantly) surprising, however, is how Razer is handling the situation.

Instead of denying the suspicious orders, Razor is going to honor them (i.e. sell the items for 90% off as ordered by customers). Not all order, though — there will be some stipulations. Purchases that involve a single item or individual products will be accepted, but orders that include several of the same item will be cancelled.

Of course, it makes sense that Razer would have a lot of back-ordered items. Because of that fact, the CEO of Razer Min-Liang Tan is saying the orders will take some time to fill. He also pointed out that the company is going to take “an insane amount of losses,” for honoring the deal. I would says that’s obvious at this point.

It’s certainly refreshing to see Razer honor the deal even though the coupon was fraudulent. This is a prime example of a company putting the interests of the consumer first. In today’s world, that’s an incredibly rare occurrence.

It’s too bad they didn’t extend the deal to other countries. I would totally love to get my hands on the Razer Edge gaming tablet for $100!

[via Engadget [2]]


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