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Topic # 57967 2-Mar-2010 20:24
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* = you have to bid for it!

http://bit.ly/bSQCID

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  Reply # 303780 2-Mar-2010 20:32
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I use 1 to 2 gig per month what would I do with the rest?

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Reply # 303784 2-Mar-2010 20:37
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johnr: I use 1 to 2 gig per month what would I do with the rest?


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Reply # 303785 2-Mar-2010 20:42
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ZollyMonsta:
johnr: I use 1 to 2 gig per month what would I do with the rest?


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  Reply # 303812 2-Mar-2010 21:51
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not sure how they can get away with the "free" part. false advertising. they didnt even try to say you were bidding on a router with free internet or anything - they actually say you are bidding on internet access worth $2k. I fail to see how that is free!

i'm sure that if telecom tried this they would be taken to commerce commission, and possibly would have to give away free internet to everyone that saw the "ad"...




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  Reply # 303891 3-Mar-2010 10:19
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I think it's all part of ICONZ going "social" and wanting to participate in social media initiatives - seeing a lot of crappy auctions on Trade Me become viral, I guess they are betting on it.

The way I see it's not for the money making on selling the "free Internet" but the brand exposure on a wide audience.




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  Reply # 303951 3-Mar-2010 12:25
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Well, Trademe must'nt have liked that one.

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  Reply # 304019 3-Mar-2010 16:19
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The auction is live again on sella:
http://www.sella.co.nz/general/computers/networking-modems/other/5bd8yf

This product is currently sold on our website for $165 per month which is nearly $2,000 for a year and we?re giving it you starting at a single dollar.

What you are bidding on:

1 year of ADSL Broadband with 100GB bandwidth per month and unlimited speed, with 24/7 Support.

The Technical run down:
FREE connection
FREE transfer/installation
Should you need a connection + wiring there will be a one off fee of $123.
Included in this auction is a FREE D-LINK: DSL-G604T 4Port Wireless-G ADSL2+ Modem

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  Reply # 304073 3-Mar-2010 18:20
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wazzageek: Well, Trademe must'nt have liked that one.

"Oops! Withdrawn by the administrator"


haha,

ICONZ legal team fail.

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  Reply # 304085 3-Mar-2010 18:42
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NonprayingMantis:
wazzageek: Well, Trademe must'nt have liked that one.

"Oops! Withdrawn by the administrator"


haha,

ICONZ legal team fail.


I had an interesting email exchange with Iconz aboout this today and I wouldn't say it was a 'legal' fail, but a case of not so clear rules.

FYI my idea of 'auction the router, give free Internet' wouldn't fly either.

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  Reply # 304233 3-Mar-2010 23:09
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freitasm:
NonprayingMantis:
wazzageek: Well, Trademe must'nt have liked that one.

"Oops! Withdrawn by the administrator"


haha,

ICONZ legal team fail.


I had an interesting email exchange with Iconz aboout this today and I wouldn't say it was a 'legal' fail, but a case of not so clear rules.

FYI my idea of 'auction the router, give free Internet' wouldn't fly either.

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I think the rules around advertising are pretty clear IMO - claiming 'free', when you have to pay something,  does not fly.  Note that the new auction on sella has changed the headline wording - removing the FREE that was in there before.

http://www.comcom.govt.nz//FairTrading/BroadbandGuidelines/ContentFiles/Documents/Guidelines%20for%20broadband%20suppliers.PDF

Free
If something is advertised as free, it must be truly
free. This means that there should be no extra cost
to the customer above the normal price of the goods
or services, whether up front or built into the price
of the goods or services. For example, a supplier
who advertises a broadband plan with a “free”
modem must ensure that the cost of the modem is
truly free and is not built into the price of the plan.



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  Reply # 304242 3-Mar-2010 23:47
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sella: The auction is live again on sella:
http://www.sella.co.nz/general/computers/networking-modems/other/5bd8yf

This product is currently sold on our website for $165 per month which is nearly $2,000 for a year and we?re giving it you starting at a single dollar.

What you are bidding on:

1 year of ADSL Broadband with 100GB bandwidth per month and unlimited speed, with 24/7 Support.

The Technical run down:
FREE connection
FREE transfer/installation
Should you need a connection + wiring there will be a one off fee of $123.
Included in this auction is a FREE D-LINK: DSL-G604T 4Port Wireless-G ADSL2+ Modem


To be clear, shouldn't this auction also mention this is "standard adsl" and requires an active landline which is not included?

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