Crafty advertising or what?

  Stuartli 08:40 19 Aug 2004

Has anyone else noticed the cute bit of advertising in the October issue of PCA by

It's for the Samsung ML-1510 mono laser printer with the price reduced from £81-07 to £49.99 during a "Crazy 2 Week Deal!"; several retailers occasionally offer the Samsung at around this price for a short period.

However, there's a slight catch. The offer was valid from August 24th to September 8th 04.

PC Advisor's October edition's first readers are subscribers and they didn't get their copies until the middle of September...:-)

Needless to say's website has the Samsung back at £81.

I may, of course, being rather harsh on

Perhaps PCA's advertising department should have pointed out that the ad would be out of date even before the magazine hit the newsagents.....

  GANDALF <|:-)> 08:59 19 Aug 2004

Meh, I recently bought 3 from PCW at £45 each :-)))))


  Stuartli 09:11 19 Aug 2004

I remember you stating this in a thread a while back on the same printer - got to be a bargain..:-)

But it was the audacity of the ad that I was really pointing out.

  Urotsukidoji 11:11 19 Aug 2004

just a teensy weensy point old chum

you state: The offer was valid from August 24th to September 8th 04.

umm if you know the future, can you tell me the lottery numbers please m8, as its only 18th august


  Stuartli 12:28 19 Aug 2004


You spotted the deliberate mistake...:-)

Which week do you require the lottery numbers? A second or third rollover is better as we will get more each.

  Stuartli 12:29 19 Aug 2004

By the way, it's the 19th...:-)

  Stuartli 12:45 19 Aug 2004

..for a little while so dabs and others can hurl whatever insults they feel are warranted and then close it...:-)

  Urotsukidoji 12:58 19 Aug 2004

;oP - welcome to the world of a hangover! lol

as many as you like for the lotto numbers, more money the better, then i can instigate my plan to take over the world!


  Stuartli 13:06 19 Aug 2004


  oresome 13:28 19 Aug 2004

My head hurts!

Let me get this straight. The offer is advertised in the October issue of PCA. The October issue is available to subscribers mid September. The offer ends early September. Through whatever means, Stuartli has access to the October issue in August. Stuartli tries to access the offer and finds that it's finished!

Orsome goes away scratching head.

  Urotsukidoji 14:05 19 Aug 2004

I reckon he wears a big floppy hat, really long scarf, has a metal dog, and keeps hipping in and out of a blue policebox.......


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