Worst prize substitute ever

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  1. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Dairy Queen is running a promotion in which you can win a Playstation 3. That's cool. Apparantly though, in the fine print it states that in the event of the PS3 not being available for whatever reason, DQ reserves the right to substitute....


    A Playstation 2.

    Ouch. Especially in light of inevitable PS3 shortages, it almost seems plausible that this scenario could actually happen too. You'd think they could come up with something of equivalent value at least.

    http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/dairy-queen/dq-offers-worst-ever-prize-replacement-199725.php
     
  2. toma

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    well that would suck
     
  3. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Even the promotions associated with the PS3 are screwed up.
     
  4. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    I would have thought they would have at least done a Wii or a 360, but substituting the newest console for the model that has been available for the past 5/6 odd years is VERY poor form
     
  5. DevilzFan

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    Jeez...they could at least offer a PSP, and not a console that's been around for 6 years
     
  6. CheetahDC

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    I don't understand. Sony wouldn't allocate a PS3 or a couple for this contest?
     
  7. My03Tundra

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    "I WON A PLAYSTATION... 2?"

    Oh man, that bites. I hope they make up for the PRICE difference by including games with it and making it a full bundle.
     
  8. misterd

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    Problem is the promotion is probably contracted with Sony (who is also promoted by this), so the substitution has to be a Sony product. I think a delay of delivery would be better than substituting a prize worth 1/3 of the one promised.
     
  9. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    Or as DEvilz mentioned, even a PSP with a couple games would be a worthwhile substitue
     
  10. Cruellock

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    This is Sony we're talking about here.
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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    Haha, what a lame plan b. Wonder why they just don't make the substitute plan 600$? They're probably getting those PS3's for a cheap contract deal and SONY probably made the contract as a no money offering so DQ had to choose another relatable Sony product for offering.
    Guessing Sony has bigger PS3 contracts with other companies and they're looking at DQ as low priority.
     
  12. Zzeezz

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    A raincheck would have been better, a PS2 is an insult.
     
  13. Joe Moore

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    Eh, while it would suck to wind up with a PS2 instead of a PS3, I would just wind up donating the PS2. Give it to Toys For Tots or something like that.
     
  14. bme™

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    At least the prize isn't Superman 64. :confused2 
     
  15. Eric

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    Don't let me even BEGIN on how HORRIBLE that was. It was like the N64 version of E.T. (the game for Atari 2600 that singlehandedly caused the great video game crash in the 80's).

    As for the topic, a PS2? Pfft. As some people said before, a PSP is better substitute.
     

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