• Report: #475992

Complaint Review: TigerDirect.com

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  • Submitted: Mon, August 03, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, August 04, 2009

  • Reported By:carlsbad California
TigerDirect.com
7795 W Flagler St. Suite 35 Miami, Florida U.S.A.

TigerDirect.com bogus contest deceitful opt in Miami Florida

*UPDATE Employee: Contest Terms and Conditions

*Author of original report: TigerDirect.com bogus contest deceitful opt in - Tiger Direct tigerdirect tigerdirect.com systemax compusa circuit city

*Author of original report: TigerDirect.com bogus contest deceitful opt in - Tiger Direct tigerdirect tigerdirect.com systemax compusa circuit city

*Author of original report: TigerDirect.com bogus contest deceitful opt in - Tiger Direct tigerdirect tigerdirect.com systemax compusa circuit city

*Author of original report: TigerDirect.com bogus contest deceitful opt in - Tiger Direct tigerdirect tigerdirect.com systemax compusa circuit city

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When you go to TigerDiect.com website (as I did today, 8-3-09) you get a pop up for a contest that asks for your e-mail, name and zip code:

contect link here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/campaigns/include/lenovoBundleSweepsPop.asp

note that in the link, there is no info about you opting into any e-mail, any expiration dates nor any rules link.

When you enter the info, you are taken to a landing page that says that the contest is well expired (expired Juny 11, 2009)

contest landing page here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/campaigns/campaigntemplate.asp?CampaignID=963

HOWEVER, they send you an e-mail that says to complete your entry you must click on a link.. No where in that e-mail does it say that you are signing up for any spam mail.

e-mail text as follows:

Subject: One More Step to Enter the Lenovo Desktop Bundle Daily Sweepstakes

Thank you for entering the Lenovo Desktop Bundle Sweepstakes. You could win a Free PC by Lenovo.

Click here (<-- that is a hyper link) to confirm your entry.

Good Luck!

If you do not want to join, do nothing. You will be automatically removed.

Regards,

Carl Fiorentino
President, TigerDirect.com
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Thinking that maybe they started a new contect I stupidly clicked there and instead was brought to a page that "confirmed my opt-in email"

It stated:
EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION CONFIRMED!

but I did not want to sign up for any spam mail, was never told I was signing up for spam mail and am given no option on that page to unsubscribe from any spam mail...

Overall I find their practice deceitful, immoral and probably illegal (I also reported them tothe FTC)

Bryan
carlsbad, California
U.S.A.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

Contest Terms and Conditions

AUTHOR: Ernie E. - (U.S.A.)

We apologize for the inconvenience you faced while attempting to enter the sweepstakes..

Please be advised the sweepstakes states on our main page that it is currently over, if you clicked on a direct link in one of our previous older emails it would have took you directly to the sign in form, we apologize.

Please review the terms and conditions below regarding emails when entering this sweepstakes.

"Email: Should you access the TigerDirect.com web site to participate in this Sweepstakes by clicking on an icon or other link on another web site, by submitting the registration form and acknowledging receipt of the confirmation email you will opt-in to receive email or other communications from TigerDirect.com and its affiliated partners. You may subsequently opt-out of the receipt of such email or communications by following the directions in the email or contacting that site. Your opt-out status will not affect your participation or chances to win in this Sweepstakes. During the Promotional Period, however, you may nevertheless receive emails which TigerDirect.com deems are related to the Sweepstakes and related programs."

View Full Terms and Conditions at: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/campaigns/campaigntemplate.asp?CampaignID=962#Rules

You may opt out at any time by clicking UNSUBSCRIBE at the bottom of our emails, thank you.

-Ernie E.
-Customer Relations / TigerDirect.com
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#2 Author of original report

TigerDirect.com bogus contest deceitful opt in - Tiger Direct tigerdirect tigerdirect.com systemax compusa circuit city

AUTHOR: Bryan - (U.S.A.)

Just updating the names that Tiger uses since they are a subsidary of Systemax and also sell the same things through the compusa and circuit city brands that they bought
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#3 Author of original report

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AUTHOR: Bryan - (U.S.A.)

Just updating the names that Tiger uses since they are a subsidary of Systemax and also sell the same things through the compusa and circuit city brands that they bought
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AUTHOR: Bryan - (U.S.A.)

Just updating the names that Tiger uses since they are a subsidary of Systemax and also sell the same things through the compusa and circuit city brands that they bought
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AUTHOR: Bryan - (U.S.A.)

Just updating the names that Tiger uses since they are a subsidary of Systemax and also sell the same things through the compusa and circuit city brands that they bought
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#6 Consumer Comment

Did you miss?

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

I did what you said, did you miss the part of the email that says:

"If you do not want to join, do nothing. You will be automatically removed"

meaning if you click the link you are signing up for a mailing list.

I dunno, its just their way of sending you deals. Click the link at the bottom of the page:

http://www.TigerDirect.com/applications/email/subscription.asp


Its really easy to remove yourself.
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