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AA Miles for $0.00072 per mile (AA Shopping) - NOT HONORED

Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:05 am
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Notice it doesn't say 83871 miles per dollar, or miles per item. If they were to honor it, they could interpret it as 83871 miles per order, in which case buying 3 on the same order wouldn't get you any more miles than one. For that reason, I'm placing several orders, and seeing how it all plays out...
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:05 am
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I'll give it a shot. I would kind of like some bluetooth headphones anyway. I look at this like gambling and I have pissed away way more than this at casinos.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by davevt98
They succeeded in getting us to buy a product that is overpriced and I have no need for.
And also take a loss of $1940 on miles (on every headset no less) they must buy from AA to pay out to those who bought it.

Sounds legit to me.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:07 am
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Couldn't we ask Verizon to refund our money based on their own T&C's if we don't get the mileage post:

Verizon Wireless makes every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information found in this web site. Unfortunately, on occasion typographical errors, inaccuracies, and omissions may occur. In the event that a listed price is incorrect, due to a typographical error, inaccuracy, or omission, Verizon Wireless reserves the right to refuse or cancel the order you placed, even if the order has already been confirmed and your credit card has been charged. If your credit card has been charged, Verizon Wireless will refund your credit card for the charged amount. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Granted, it is for the "price", but we can make a claim we only agreed to the "price" due to the miles that were coming with it.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:07 am
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I'm in for 3 - now the question is, do I get the wife to do the same?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:08 am
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AA could always say that the shopper could have clicked on Product Details and see that you're only getting 13 miles for this order.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:11 am
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Don't need to see the product details before ordering

Originally Posted by cuongduong
AA could always say that the shopper could have clicked on Product Details and see that you're only getting 13 miles for this order.
In my enthusiasm to get the headphones I just clicked "Buy Now" from the first page, and it took me directly to the Verizon site and I ordered it.

Only later did I look at the Product Details page with the 13 miles.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by cuongduong
AA could always say that the shopper could have clicked on Product Details and see that you're only getting 13 miles for this order.
But you can click through without ever seeing that information. I simply clicked through the promised web portal advertising the lump sum miles.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by Jesperss
I'm sure that's it.

AA will pay out $2000 in miles for someone to purchase a $59.99 headset.

Makes good business sense to me.

Just like installing slanted wedgie business class seats while your competitors install fully flat seats makes good business sense.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:13 am
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In for 3. Whats the worst that can happen when purchasing on an Amex?

1) Return them, out nothing but time
2) Get miles

Why not?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:14 am
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Just got this mail from Verizon:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for choosing Verizon Wireless, America's most reliable wireless. We do appreciate your business.

This email is to confirm the cancellation of your internet order. You have not been billed for this order. If you have not requested your order be cancelled, please call us at 1-888-374-7782.

Important Order Information:
Internet Order Reference Number: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Order Date: 08/10/2011 XX:XX:XX

Please do not reply to this email. It is important that you call the 800# above if you have any questions about your order.

Thank you,
Verizon Wireless
Order Processing
1-888-374-7782

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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Flux
Just got this mail from Verizon:
Did you cancel the order or did they?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by Flux
Just got this mail from Verizon:
D'oh!
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:17 am
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Any chance this is the work of a disgruntled/striking Verizon employee?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Jesperss
I'm sure that's it.

AA will pay out $2000 in miles for someone to purchase a $59.99 headset.

Makes good business sense to me.
Actually my post was intended to be 75% comical. Reader can decide which parts.

What you value, what AMEX values, what Verizon values and what AA values that many miles worth probably may all differ from your $2000 estimate. Do I think the cost of awarding the miles is more than selling the headset - YES. But then again, airlines have probably sold seats at or below cost in certain situations - could Verizon or AA choose to do the same for say a retail product on closeout/clearance?
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