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Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-08 17:55 • by Mick (unregistered)
384526 in reply to 384490
da Doctah:
I clicked the "Do not click here link" and got a sausage and cheese muffin meal without egg. Who'da thunk it?

The $0 price was obviously supposed to suggest that they didn't have the item available at that location (further suggesting that the sandwiches are put together somewhere else and reheated at the point of sale, which is another level of WTF). This is the wrong approach because, as suggested, people will try to order it expecting to get it for free. A pizza place near here used to list individual prices for additional toppings in each size they sold, with anchovies priced at $99.99 for all three sizes. Everybody understood the meaning: "we don't sell anchovies here".
Slight flaw in the logic....

The meal is not available ($0)
Yet the "sandwich" is on its own ($1.95)
Presumably the sides are the same as in the other meals too - so they must be available.

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Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-08 17:59 • by under (unregistered)
384528 in reply to 384505
pants:
In the U.S., the posted price there would indeed be treated as an invitation to offer the exchange, and would define the price of the item should the offer be accepted, but even were it sufficiently specific as to constitute an offer, and even were that offer accepted, you still wouldn't have a contract. The reason? A contract requires an exchange of consideration. It doesn't have to be a good deal, or even a sane deal. In fact, you could form a contract to sell a $50B company for one penny. You could sell a skyscraper for a song - literally. But each side has to give up something in order for there to be a contract. $0 does not form a contract.
TRWTF = U.S.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-08 20:13 • by Captain Obvious (unregistered)
384529 in reply to 384469
Geico Spokeslizard:
I would guess that "Legal" on the State Farm thing was a placeholder for some legal disclaimer that never got set. But then, I am just a lizard with a british/australian/new zealand/south afriican accent.

2/10

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-08 20:23 • by da Doctah
384530 in reply to 384526
Mick:
da Doctah:
I clicked the "Do not click here link" and got a sausage and cheese muffin meal without egg. Who'da thunk it?

The $0 price was obviously supposed to suggest that they didn't have the item available at that location (further suggesting that the sandwiches are put together somewhere else and reheated at the point of sale, which is another level of WTF). This is the wrong approach because, as suggested, people will try to order it expecting to get it for free. A pizza place near here used to list individual prices for additional toppings in each size they sold, with anchovies priced at $99.99 for all three sizes. Everybody understood the meaning: "we don't sell anchovies here".
Slight flaw in the logic....

The meal is not available ($0)
Yet the "sandwich" is on its own ($1.95)
Presumably the sides are the same as in the other meals too - so they must be available.

You have 2 more tries remaining


Nothing wrong with my previous explanation. Not only are the sandwiches assembled off-site, but the meals are put together off-site as well. They have a few of the standalone sandwiches, but no prepackaged threefers available, and line service staff are not trained in assembling the meal from its component items.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-09 05:59 • by toshir0
384532 in reply to 384464
Vanders:
Web Dude:

...so you clicked the link and then what happened?


A popup appeared saying "Please do not click this link again".
Ok now *you* can love this.

Also, fuck akismet so badly.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-09 08:30 • by Anketam
The $0 menu item reminds me of when our company got new vending machines. They had several wtfs when they set them up, which they resolved. However, several weeks later when they finally stocked the bottom row of items (the mints and gum) the guy forgot to set their prices, so all the items were free. It was like this for several weeks before they fixed it.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-09 16:27 • by Robert Hanson (unregistered)
My wife (a couple of years ago now) found a comforter online; the indicated price was $0.00. I told her to order it, that they would probably tell us what the actual price is. But instead, a box showed up at our door -- actual cost $0.00 plus shipping. We went back to the website to look, but the item was sold out at that point.

You get one company selling the product; one company running the website, and a third company doing order fulfillment/shipping; the three don't talk to each other until it is too late.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-09 16:40 • by PiisAWheeL
384624 in reply to 384528
under:
pants:
In the U.S., the posted price there would indeed be treated as an invitation to offer the exchange, and would define the price of the item should the offer be accepted, but even were it sufficiently specific as to constitute an offer, and even were that offer accepted, you still wouldn't have a contract. The reason? A contract requires an exchange of consideration. It doesn't have to be a good deal, or even a sane deal. In fact, you could form a contract to sell a $50B company for one penny. You could sell a skyscraper for a song - literally. But each side has to give up something in order for there to be a contract. $0 does not form a contract.
TRWTF = U.S.
Not entirely true. You can enter into a legally binding contract with a handshake.

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-07-12 19:36 • by Ron (unregistered)
385000 in reply to 384506
Ellison:

(P.S. NO mouse movements were used in the making of this post. MouselessBrowsing FTW!)


So you're using Lynx?

goatse.google.com

2012-08-21 23:43 • by joe (unregistered)
387842 in reply to 384485
/me trolls
veniam: rotten deer meat

Re: Sponsor Appreciation, Bad Magic Numbers, and More Error'd

2012-08-28 19:47 • by ^W (unregistered)
388463 in reply to 384624
PiisAWheeL:
under:
pants:
In the U.S., the posted price there would indeed be treated as an invitation to offer the exchange, and would define the price of the item should the offer be accepted, but even were it sufficiently specific as to constitute an offer, and even were that offer accepted, you still wouldn't have a contract. The reason? A contract requires an exchange of consideration. It doesn't have to be a good deal, or even a sane deal. In fact, you could form a contract to sell a $50B company for one penny. You could sell a skyscraper for a song - literally. But each side has to give up something in order for there to be a contract. $0 does not form a contract.
TRWTF = U.S.
Not entirely true. You can enter into a legally binding contract with a handshake.
What does that have to do with anything?

+1 @pants.

Aspen Plus

2012-12-25 01:57 • by Some Other Guy (unregistered)
shakes fist
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