Most unethical thing done to get a bargain? Officeworks pricematch exploit
Last edited 16/05/2012 - 23:53
This idea came to me after my annoyance at officeworks refusing to pricematch the 3TB segate usb hardrive deal: http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/70161
The deal itself was pretty decent but my main reason for price matching was to get an Aussie power chord. Anyway i was pretty annoyed by the staff at officeworks saying that they did not match overseas stores and that it stated this on the website (which it doesn't and I showed him this). He then said that their policy included online stores and he would be happy to price match any .com.au store that was in stock.
This is where my exploit idea came from. There is nothing stopping anyone from getting a .com.au domain and installing a crappy e-store front end where products you wish to primatch from officeworks are all convienietly displayed. obviously card payments etc wouldn't be added to the site and no functional orders would be placed, but an officeworks rep would never go this far into an order anyway.
Basically you are choosing a price you are wanting to pay for an item and getting to buy it at that price through this exploit pricematch site… Highly unethical but i'm sure there'd be people here that would take advantage of this concept.
Whats the most unethical thing you have done to get a bargain, and can u see this exploit working (not that I intend to follow through)?