Bitterwallet brings down Tesco!*
* entirely misleading headline, so please stop typing in the comments box
Many have speculated that Bitterwallet holds the power to bring down companies, armies, even entire civilisations. It is, of course, absolutely true. If you're drawing breath into your puny lungs, it's only because Bitterwallet decreed it.
Require proof? Behold yesterday's post of Tesco Value Cards, a parody website selling greeting cards for all occasions. We reported the site was under pressure from Tesco itself to shut down and less than 24 hours later, tescovaluecards.com is gone. If we say it's going to happen, it happens, such is our might.
Oh alright, so we had nothing whatsoever to do with it. James from the website got in touch with Bitterwallet to tell us why the site had to go:
To be fair, the people at Tesco were very nice about it – I’m quietly confident even their stern legal department had a little chuckle to themselves, but they rightly said it uses their logo etc. But, look at all the free advertising I’ve throwing their way! And really, what harm has it done? These cards have been around for 4 or 5 years now, and if just one Asda or Morrison shopper nips in to Tesco instead, then I think I’ve done them a service.
Furthermore – Asda have decided to release their own “new” basic range card. 7 pence or something. What a joke! This idea was around long before them. But, they embraced it, and they had a top BBC news story for a few days.
I can no longer afford to be connected to the site. I wonder if someone else might pick it up and keep the dream alive though. Thanks to all of your readers, and yourselves, that supported the site!
Interesting that ASDA took the initiative and profited from the concept. We said it was a good idea. We really are brilliant beyond words.