GAME spam customers for not buying from them
A while ago we called out Amazon for bothering customers with product recommendations via email for the heinous crime of browsing the site and not buying anything. Now GAME.co.uk are doing something similar but they're not quite so subtle:
GAME: Go On, You Know You Want It!
We noticed that you are interested in this product but then decided against purchasing. Maybe you got distracted, maybe you were about to be spotted shopping at work by your boss, maybe you just didn't fancy buying it just then. Either way we just wanted to let you know that it's still available if you want it.
This was what avid Bitterwallet reader James received after browsing through a few games on the site. Yes, GAME will now email you and chastise you if you don't buy something from them. Worse still, the only option we can find in our account is for opting in and out of their weekly newsletter - so unlike Amazon's recommendation emails, it doesn't appear you can opt out from this... what's the word we're stretching for... spam. As James points out - if every website we registered with sent an email every time we glanced at it, our inboxes would be heaving.
But the real question is, why didn't James buy from GAME? What the hell was he playing at?
All those maybe's, but one maybe they didn't include but should have - "Maybe you didn't buy it because you saw it cheaper elsewhere".