ED Magedson – Founder
Groupon Deceptive advertising of GoPro Hero camera Internet
A few days ago Groupon Belgium put an ad up for, what appears to be a GoPro Hero 3+ camera (black). The picture on the ad clearly display the black 3+ version of the camera.
The text in the ad talks of a 'GoPro Hero 3 black'. Note that there is a difference between the black 3+ and the black 3 model. It's subtle but it's there and the black 3+ is considerably more expensive than the regular black 3 model.
The ad can be seen here: http://www.groupon.be/deals/nationale-deal/gg-kelovra-limited-6/37108889
I contacted Groupon to ask whether the offer is for a 3+ or 3 model but it has been 4 days and have yet to get a reply. I pointed out that the picture displays a different model than the technical specs in the ad below it seem to refer to (I had to do a bit of searching to figure this out). [continued below]....
Given that the picture is prominently displayed at the top of the ad and the fact that 'GoPro black 3', and 'GoPRod black 3+' are pretty much the same and rather ambivalent, I'd consider it false, if not disengenous, advertising at the very least.
For the record, I have not bought this Groupon, but mostly becasue I did a double-take right before clicking 'purchase'. I can't help wondering how many people did not catch this though.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/08/2014 11:58 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Groupon/internet/Groupon-Deceptive-advertising-of-GoPro-Hero-camera-Internet-1137421. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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