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plbcjn
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: New maps 50% off - oh no they are not !! Reply with quote

Has anyone else received the invitation to upgrade their maps at 50% off only to find the reduction is nowhere near 50% when you try to buy them.

The offer is quite clear, it does not say "up to 50% off" it says "50%".

Even though I think the map prices are reasonable,this sort of false advertising really annoys me.

I thought it was illegal ?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thoughts exactly: The new UK map was 41-95. The discount price is 29-95. How is that 50% off? By my reckoning the discount price should be 20-97. Their price is a discount of 12 but should be 21.
I too looked for the words "up to" but they aren't there. What are TT up to? It makes about as much sense as their answers to problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have asked TT for an explanation. The weasel words should be interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look here
TomTom wrote:
With such enriched content, get ready for tomorrow and buy a new map today with the introduction offer of up to 50% discount. Map of Western Europe was 99.95 now available at 49.95.

I've just got a free map from TomTom - I won't have a word said against them. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Percentages can vary upon the intake of various substances and can even mimic fractions , the more substance that is ingested and dependent on what type of substance it is that has been ingested a percent can mimic any fraction IE 50% can easily become 3/4 or even 2 thirds and 1/2 could become 25% and so on.
Where are the Tomtom offices based??
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bazzza wrote:
I have asked TT for an explanation. The weasel words should be interesting.


Quote:
With such enriched content, get ready for tomorrow and buy a new map today with the introduction offer of up to 50% discount. Map of Western Europe was 99.95 now available at 49.95.


Emphasis on the words "Up to"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is from the email from TT.

50% discount on your brand new map!

Your TomTom is designed to be kept up-to-date. Now, you can treat yourself and your TomTom with a brand new map at a 50% discount! These days, no less than 15% of the road network and 20% of the Points of Interest change every year. That's why TomTom covers changes 24/7, to keep you up to date with the best maps available. Your TomTom is ready for tomorrow, so get your TomTom a new map today!

Your new map, now at a 50% discount!

I see no reference to "up to"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is TT's response:
Thank you for contacting TomTom Customer Support

TomTom have approximately 25 maps for sale in our new map shop at an average 50% discounted price. The actual discounted price depends on the particular map that you decide to purchase. Due to the difference in discounted prices we have made both the original and the discounted price clearly visible on the map shop pages so that the actual price is known in advance, before any purchase has been made.


I wonder what trading standards would make of it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/

Third paragraph down.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/

Big picture with plane carrying banner across it says New Maps 50% Discount Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what it says on the website and I don't really care.
They obviously need to get their act together and be consistent.
I am quoting what TT offered me in an email addressed to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Spannersatcx, We posted at the same time. My reply wasn't to you it was to Biggles150.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bazzza wrote:
Sorry Spannersatcx, We posted at the same time. My reply wasn't to you it was to Biggles150.


I do agree with you, it is deceptive but the small print is their get-out clause.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TomTom have approximately 25 maps for sale in our new map shop at an average 50% discounted price.


They lie....
That was like a red rag to a bull... Twisted Evil

So....These are all the maps I can find:
Map.....................................Old Price....New Price.....Discount
West and Central Europe.........74.95......44.95.......40.03%
Western Europe......................69.95......39.95.......42.89%
Alps.......................................41.95......29.95.......28.61%
Eastern Europe.......................41.95......29.95.......28.61%
France...................................41.95......29.95........28.61%
Germany/Austria/Switzerland...41.95.....29.95........28.61%
GB and Eire............................41.95......29.95.......28.61%
Italy.......................................41.95.....29.95........28.61%
Netherlands............................41.95......29.95........28.61%
Norway..................................41.95......29.95........28.61%
Spain+Portugal.......................41.95......29.95........28.61%
N. America..............................74.95.....34.95........53.37%
US Mid West............................41.95.....29.95........28.61%
US New England......................41.95......29.95........28.61%
US Plains................................41.95......29.95........28.61%
US South Central.....................41.95......29.95........28.61%
US South East..........................41.95......29.95.......28.61%
US Western.............................41.95......29.95........28.61%
Canada + Alaska.....................41.95......29.95........28.61%
Southern Africa........................69.95......39.95........42.89%
Australia.................................139.95.....59.95........57.16%
Hong Kong..............................29.95.......19.95........33.39%
Singapore...............................29.95.......19.95........33.39%

AVERAGE DISCOUNT 33.08% (and only 2 actually over 50%)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Biggles 150, but there is no small print in the email. It says nothing other than 50% off maps. The fact that it says something else elsewhere is not relevant. Their offer to me is 50% off and when I go to their website to buy the maps I find it is not 50% off. They have mislead me.
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