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The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle 122

Posted by Soulskill
from the you-forgot-to-run-the-jerkbag-test-case dept.
New submitter DigitalParc writes "RadioShack recently launched a promotion for 6 months of free Netflix service with the purchase of a laptop, tablet, or phone. This ended up being a fantastic deal, until the shoddy redemption site they were using for the Netflix code redemption was exploited and many of the codes were stolen. 'Users on slickdeals, a deal-finding and sometimes deal-exploiting website, found that the URL of the redemption website could be changed upon trying to enter a code, resulting in a valid Netflix subscription code being generated. Within hours, many of Netflix codes that were allocated to this promotion were stolen and some were redeemed or put up for sale on eBay.'"
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The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle

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  • Re:RS is liable (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Applehu Akbar (2968043) on Wednesday February 26, 2014 @08:07PM (#46352559)

    I'm old enough to remember real Radio Shack: discrete ham radio components hanging from the ceiling like bats in a cave. Big tubs of resistors and capacitors you could root around in. Racks of tubes. And...customers! I swear I'm not making this part up RS stores had customers in those days!

    Those were the days when ham radio fans had hair, and did not have oxygen tanks.

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