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Bait and Switch on Amazon Marketplace PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vincent Diamante   
Sunday, 28 June 2009 20:40

thegrandchefLast week I decided I would buy The Grand Chef Vol. 1 DVD set on Amazon Marketplace.  Ninety bucks is a bit much, so I decided to get one of the much cheaper used copies being advertised.  A couple clicks here and there and the item is bought.  The next day, the seller sent this message:

Thank you for shopping with me. I upgraded your set to a double volume collector's set (which includes the sequel, "Grand Chef II" (also known as "Gourmet 2"). The USPS parcel's # is...

Huh, that's interesting.  I wonder what this collector's set is.  No sign of it on Ya Entertainment's web site.

When I open the package on Saturday night, I'm greeted with this:

gourmetYep, I am not happy about this one bit.  I believe this might be the first time I've actually fallen victim to a bait and switch.  If I really wanted to get the Chinese version, I would have spent half the price and bought it on ebay.  I'm not looking forward to dealing with Amazon and the seller in the morning...


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