The silver lining to Jacko's death - 20% off your next t-shirt

30 June 2009

Regardless of whether your company is wacko or off-the-wall, taking the piss out of Michael Jackson just four days after his death may not be a smart move. And all to flog a handful more t-shirts? Your gambling your customers want in on your gag.

Chargrilled deal in "funny, retro and offensive t-shirts" so they should be right up our street, but there's a smack of hypocrisy when you whip up a solemn tribute t-shirt and stick it on your homepage (for £14.95, no less), and then send this to your customers:

Check out the discount code. Priceless. Or 20 per cent off, at least. You might not find it offensive at all, but Chargrilled are taking a chance that none of their customers will be by sending this email to them all. Props to Chargrilled for profiting from a still-warm corpse, and cheers to Bitterwallet reader Emma for the tip-off.

TOPICS:   Scams

22 comments

  • Amanda H.
    Shamon! Heee heee.
  • Nobby
    DEADWACKOMOFO would have been better.
  • SimbaK2K
    Thats hilarious, i know some people may find it in bad taste but this is a site that sells 'offensive' tshirts, what more they can do wrong? The campaign is very in keeping with its production.
  • Andy
    I blame it on the sunshine - going to their heads!
  • Mary
    I can't wait for Jermaine to pop his clogs so I can get 40% off!
  • V L.
    Wasn't his death enough of a silver lining?
  • Jed
    You are sick sick people.
  • SimbaK2K
    Test comment, is this awaiting moderation...
  • SimbaK2K
    Guess not. As I said before then... Thats hilarious, i know some people may find it in bad taste but this is a site that sells ‘offensive’ tshirts, what more they can do wrong? The campaign is very in keeping with its production.
  • SimbaK2K
    Stop moderating my comments argh.
  • SimbaK2K
    Okay, to summarise, very funny! :)
  • J
    Stop being so prudish Paul, it's funny.
  • Swf
    Sad bunch. People will make money out of anything! It isnt clever, just no standards
  • Peter
    I like it. Highly amusing. Please people don't dwell on the past, hes dead nothing is going to change that.
  • Your M.
    Usual scum posting here then
  • jah
    As said its a company that makes offensive t-shirts and advertises in the Viz - I can't see their mailing list members being to offended. Bet they are completely rewriting next-months Viz like mad up in Newcastle, they are going to have a field day...
  • Lumoruk
    haha oh dear lord!
  • acecatcher3
    congrats on ur engagement lumoruk! perhaps u could go on chargrilled and get this shirt with the discount... http://www.chargrilled.co.uk/t-shirts/Game%2DOver-t-shirt.m
  • Nobby
    > Please people don’t dwell on the past, hes dead nothing is going to change that. They could remake the thriller video though.
  • Jack
    They are not profiting if they are giving further discount. They always give out these promotions anyway
  • Body D.
    I will surely miss Michael Jackson, he is really worthy of the name King of Pop and he is certainly one of the greatest musicians of all time...
  • Tom
    ROTFLMAO!!!!

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