Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Letter from a Reader: False Advertisement

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Dear Fashion PULIS,

I started watching this DJ's podcast when my husband asked me to watch one of his hilarious episodes with a rock star. I started following him on Twitter and I learned that he is giving away prizes for all his callers. According to him, every caller will get an MP3 Player from the sponsor, and the caller of the night will receive another major prize.

One time when I was listening online, I was trying to contact him thru Skype because I was very interested to ask the psychic guest about this certain paranormal activity that I have experienced. The assistant of the DJ ended up contacting me instead and I was able to speak to him and his guest. A few minutes later, my line got cut due to the bad internet connection.

Since the line was cut, I tried to contact his assistant again because I want to ask her how I can claim my MP3. She told me that someone will contact me anytime soon to give me the instructions. I was surprised that she did not bother asking for my personal details so I volunteered to them to her instead. 

A few days later, I decided to visit their Facebook account since no one got in touch with me regarding my prize. There, I was able to read several complaints from callers who have not received their prizes. There were also comments from some people who waited for weeks before they got their prizes.

After waiting for more than three weeks, I decided to send a message to the assistant and ask her about my MP3. I was shocked when she informed me that I can claim my 100 PhP worth of gift certificate from this certain techno hub in Eastwood. When I read her message I was dumbfounded so I said thank you and more power to their show since the assistant was very nice to me.

I was very disappointed when I heard that they were not giving me what they promised. I am not about to waste gas money to drive all the way to Eastwood to pick up the 100 PhP GC. I would have gone all the way to Eastwood though if they told me that the DJ will be there personally to give me the GC.

Before I end my letter I just want to make it clear that I sent this letter because I believe that the DJ is using false advertisement to attract people to view his podcasts. He and his assistants should be very clearly regarding the prizes that they really intend to give to the callers. 

I have nothing against the DJ. I am still a fan and I still love him.

xoxo
DJ's Fan

57 comments:

  1. DJ's fan: you should complain through DTI because it's obviously false advertising and you have a right as well as duty to protect the vulnerable public. But, if as you say, you still love the DJ, don't even bother complaining at all.

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  2. Oh no letter sender, i'm sure you had one of those not so good times after learning of getting a GC instead of the promised mp3 player. Sorry to hear about that. :(

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  3. na good time ata ang sender and many listeners! bad. :(

    to the DJ, TSK TSK TSK!

    -bkr

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  4. Whats with the twisted statue?

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  5. @letter sender: have you tried tweeting him? baka magreply :D heniway, i'm also his fan ;)

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  6. Hey letter sender, I called and got the mp3 player as promised. But this was back in Feb when the show is still starting. Probably due to the number of callers/winners, their team is having a hard time sorting the names though I know that the sponsor is the one in charge of courier service.

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  7. To the letter sender, try bringing it up with him directly maybe via Twitter, I'm sure he will respond. Take it easy on the DJ guys. He's doing his best. And I hope you all give him a chance. You'll see that he's smart and funny, but more importantly, a good person.

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  8. Eh baka kasi yung assistant ang nag end up na nag contact imbes na yung caller mismo.

    Di na ata sakop ng dti ang ganitong prizes

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  9. I think ang nabibigyan lang ng mp3 is yung mga callers na dumadaan sa phone. Ang alam ko hindi talaga kasali yung mga nagskype.

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  10. Why bother writing this complaint letter and then ending it with "I'm still a fan, I still love him" crap. To let other non fans know what an a-hole he is? It's pointless because non fans like me do not listen to his show. No mp3 player can make me listen to his show or podcast. Only other fans like yourself will fall victim to his scams because you're the only ones who would bother with this loser. And apparently you will continue to be his victims because after being a victim you're "still a fan and you still love him". This letter is pointless really!

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  11. Twist and shout!

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  12. Hmm, I think it's the assistant's error. I have a friend who won an mp3 player na rin before and he got it in a week. Baka sa sobrang daming callers nila hindi nila mamanage ng maayos. Baka magulo system nila at hindi sila aligned.

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  13. Typo mistake, third paragraph. "Since the line was CUTE" :)

    Hi FP, been a fan since ive found out your blog site! It's very entertaining! Keep it up! Just followed you on Twitter by the way! ;)

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  14. The answer is in the pic, dj lives new york and twisted ang pic hmmm

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  15. I used to listen to his podcasts and I knew from the start that he's like WR with regards to false advertising.

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  16. Bilis ng karma ni fries!! O ayan ah letter from the reader ulit. Kasi tigilan na kasi fries, magbago ka na, di na aangat ang career mo!!

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  17. Ang alam ko, not all of the callers will receive mp3 players or other gadgets kasi he's gonna choose 5 lang ata.

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  18. Tssss. So far, this is the most annoying post ive read on FP. The thing is, ang daming jejemon na tumatawag just because of the prize! Ung iba i bet nag iimbento pa ng kwento.

    I tried calling the podcast ONCE and did not expect anything in return. Guess what? 2 days later i got a call from TRADEPORT asking for my address so they could ship me my brand new Philips MP3 player. See? Surprise!

    No wonder you guys dont get anything cus the podcast staff knows your real intention.

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  19. The statue is twisted since it was hit by a Twister that is a trickster

    Hmmm..... Sorry but I hate this DJ. I think he will die alone since he badmouth just anyone.

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  20. AnxiousEntrySenderAugust 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    FP, when will you announce the winner of the Levi's and others GCs? I can't wait na eh.

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  21. Becky nights na lang kasi pakinggan niyo! Mas pak na pak!

    -R

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  22. August 30, 2011 8:57 AM
    Anonymous said...

    If you are really a fan of a certain celeb hindi naman porke nagkamali na sya or something eh magagalit ka na. I am still a fan because I know it's not his fault. FP edited my letter. I even wrote there na "BAKA SA DAMI NG CALLERS HINDI NA NILA MABIGYAN LAHAT NG PRIZE" and I even said on my letter that "I TOLD THEM WHAT MY QUESTION IS AND THE DJ WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED ME". I did not call, I was chosen. I am not being a hypocrite. Sino ba naman ang ayaw ng prize dba? And I did not bugged them regarding my prize. Tama yung isang nagcomment dito na hindi yun fault ni DJ dahil yung assistant ang kausap ko. Alangan naman ang i-BI ni FP eh yung assistant?

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  23. August 30, 2011 1:04 PM
    FYI, i did not begged them to call me so that I will get a prize. They are giving away prizes to attract more callers. And you are very right thta others are just making up stories just to win the major prize. If I am really upto the prize eh di sana nagimbento na lang din ako ng kwento cellphone pa sana ang nakuha ko. I am not that desperate para lang makakuha ng prize. As what I have said, hindi ako ang tumawag ako ang tinawagan. At hindi ko kailangan magimbento ng kwento para lang manalo.

    Sometimes yung mga readers dito mahilig magmagaling. Basahin nyo muna ng mabuti yung story para malaman nyo kung ano yung point. This is not about the DJ, it's about his show.

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  24. August 30, 2011 3:13 AM

    You are very much correct.
    I know he has a very good heart that's why I will say over and over again that I am still a fan and I still love him.

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  25. Hay JEJE post. This is worse than the siomai letter!

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  26. @August 30, 2011 4:19 PM

    So you're the letter sender? The million dollar question is why bother writing this letter at all if you still love your dj? If it's the assistant's fault then address your complaint to the radio station or better yet your beloved dj. What's your motive for writing this in the first place? Why don't you just post this in your facebook or twitter? Walang sense eh. I read all of FPs posts, even the lemons. But yours takes the cake. Worse than the one complaining about the dimsum vouchers. By the way thank FP for editing your letter, based on your unedited comments you really needed a lot of editing.

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  27. how can you guys say he's mabait, matapos abandonahin ang dalawa niyang anak samantalang puro siya 'good time' dito?

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  28. Ditto to August 30, 2011 6:26 PM, you really need a lot of editing for FP readers to understand what you're trying to say.

    Anyway, I called up the show once and I received the MP3 player as they promised. I received mine a couple of days after calling up the show. It's TRADEPORT who contacts the callers. Actually medyo magulo kausap yung company nila. They wanted to send it at this day tapos biglang malilipat yung araw, yadda yadda. But nonetheless I got my MP3 in good condition.

    They made it easy pa nga eh, you just tell them first your question and then they'll contact you kapag it's your turn na. It's a way for the callers not to wait too long.

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  29. to the letter sender:

    eh nakakaloka ka naman pala eh.. inaaway mo yung mga nagrereact about what you wrote.. tapos pagtatangol mo pa yang beloved DJ mo.. eh hello?! ikaw kaya mismo nagsulat ng line na 'to: Before I end my letter I just want to make it clear that I sent this letter because I believe that the DJ is using false advertisement to attract people to view his podcasts. ang linaw linaw na yung DJ mismo ang inaaccuse mo ng "false advertisement to attract people to view his podcasts".. you even said in one of your comments na basahin muna yung story para magets yung point.. eh pinoint out mo na nga kung ano yung point mo by the end of your letter.. sabay bawi ka sa last line mo.. ang labo mo din eh.. you accused the DJ of false advertisement.. sabay you love him bigla and you're a fan.. para ka lang nagsabi sa isang tao na pangit sya.. sabay kabig ng.. ay di pala maganda ka pala..

    i so agree with August 30, 2011 6:26 PM.. why bother writing this letter at all.. papampam much ka din eh.. and yes.. i also thought that this is worse than the one complaining abt the dimsum vouchers.. or worse than anything i ever read.. kaloka!! this is the 1st time that i got so irritated abt something that's really irrelevant to me.. kaloka ka te!! ibang level ka.. =P

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  30. Ang funny naman ni letter sender! I don't get what's her point. Complaining then sabay bawi with the "I'm still a fan" line. Stupid stupid letter! Oh and by the way, that DJ is still an a**h*le!!!

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  31. Kainis naman tong letter sender. You're just desperate to have your prize. FYI, naputol connection mo.. Di nila kasalanan yun. Usually, they entertain another caller na at yun na ang bibigyan ng prize, instead na yun naputulan. Masyado pa-VIP..
    Also, wag mo tirahin si TWISTED DJ, dahil Ginagawa naman niya part niya. Maybe ang may mali dito ay yun assistant, not him.
    The guy has a lot of negative reputations, but he's also nice kahit papano.

    Fp, this letter is so walang kwenta! Di mo na dapat inentertain at pinost!!
    Dun nalang tayo sa blue cheesiest war!!
    -a.c.

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  32. Omgod geez! Now i read long posts of arguments. Why fight over this? I mean come on!

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  33. yan talaga ang ugali ng pinoy. masyadong nagmamagaling! ayan tuloy, naiba na ang topic, nag aaway pa sa comments. sama ng ugaling pinoy! pwe!

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  34. commenters here in the post are all twisted. wag nga kayo mag-away. -__-

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  35. Novel-long, insulting comments, Wow! Over what? Showbiz? Over bi? Unbelievable

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  36. Anonymous said...
    yan talaga ang ugali ng pinoy. masyadong nagmamagaling! ayan tuloy, naiba na ang topic, nag aaway pa sa comments. sama ng ugaling pinoy! pwe!
    August 31, 2011 1:12 AM

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    oo pinoy ka nga eh..!! hahahahahha!!

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  37. Philippine Genius sa kalokohan talaga.

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  38. FP, ibi BI na rin kita pag di mo announce Levi's winner. Kinareer ko ang geography don. ;D

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  39. saw this tweet from this DJ...

    .@ICmendyosa I cant believe that for such a decorated family of journalists, u spend time reading that piece of shit of a site Fashion Pulis

    guilty much?!

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  40. As far as i know, only callers from the phonelines get a prize, skype callers don't, and i dunno of that rule has changed. The prizes on the podcast are real guys. In fact I'll be claiming my phone tomorrow night.

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  41. this is so TRUE!

    i once saw the dj's tweet that they are guesting this certain personality and that they are encouraging everyone to call them. each caller gets a prize!

    so for me...its like hitting two birds with one stone right...getting to talk to this famous personality and get a prize.

    so i called them...the assistant asked for my name..so i gave my nickname...she then asked for my real name and location...so i thought..they need that info for record purposes because they are gonna give out the prize...i was asked to wait on the line...then after several minutes i was able to talk to him and his guest. after talking to them...they immediately hng up.

    so i thought....they forgot to announce/ or tell me the prize that im getting. after several minutes i called them again and talked to the assistant..i asked her about the prize...she said she'll let me know..

    the thing is..they did not ask for my number/email add. they only asked for my name.

    it was my first time to listen and caLL them. so i didnt know how someone would go about getting the prize.

    xempre...sabihin ba naman na

    ALL CALLERS WIN A PRIZE. you can get either the GC or any of their HIGH-END phones plus he is adding 5000 PESOS in CASH

    sayang pa ren di ba..

    so the next day i called them pero no announcement or call from them. oh well...hinayaan ko nalan...

    akala ko ako lang naganun since i dont see any tweet on twitter na may nagreklamo k dj..

    btw..i still have the dj's tweet regarding their false advertisement....niretweet ko para i have a copy...lol!

    napansin ko lang...kung intentionally niyang dine=delete yung false ad nya sa twitter after the show para walang proof or makapaghabol ng prize...

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  42. makinig na lang tayo ng true love confession! haha :)

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  43. Guys, people who contact the GTWM through landlines or cellphones are the only ones who can get/win the prize. Skype calls not included, it was clear and the DJ is always announcing it. I receive the MP3 two days after i call the show and got my Blackberry 9780 after 3 days.

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  44. Have you guys ever heard of caller ID? Stupid idiots.

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  45. mr. DJ didn't have to use that kind of language in his Tweet to dispel the complaint being made in this BI. he would have been more diplomatic. such attitude attracts one to encounter more "bad times".

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  46. I think this is the worst letter sender.

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  47. Hahahahaha! I don't like the DJ! I pity you letter sender.

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  48. Funny.. Guilty much? haha! Well, no matter what they say I will still be a fan of this blog!

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  49. HAYNAKO.

    Letter senders, please think thrice before you send your letters of complaints.

    As an avid FP follower, I want to read articles/ letters that are of substance, not of pure reklamo for the sake of reklamo.

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  50. nakikibasa na lang kayo...nagrereklamo pa kayo....mga tao talaga!!!

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  51. to Anonymous August 31, 2011 11:46 PM


    i agree. i called them 3 weeks ago...and the same thing happened to me. this is not an isolated case kase marami na ang NALOLOKO ng FALSE AD nila

    and to Anonymous September 1, 2011 1:29 PM who said "Have you guys ever heard of caller ID? Stupid idiots."

    you sound more like the dj...lol


    in furrrrness...naapektuhan siya sa BI na to..nakakatawa mga pinagttweet niya....

    mukhang GUILTY!!!

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  52. sumali din ang ate ko dito, cellphone naman ang sabing prize, tapos biglang GC na nga lang daw, pero hindi rin naman siya kinontak kung pano iclaim yung GC...

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  53. eto ang show na mangangako ng mp3 player pero sa huli gc lang sa tgif ang ibibigay... di ko nlng niclaim yung gc kc ang layo pa ng ofc nila mula sa amin.

    jMichael

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  54. Hi. I also called them about 2 or 3 months ago. So pagkatawag ko, the lady who answered the phone only asked for my name, tpos she asked if it was my real name (so i gave my real name), my location and my question. They didn't ask my contact number. I was on queue for about 1 hr ata. Tapos yun din sabi, every caller gets a prize. Pero until now, i haven't heard anything from them.

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  55. Nakuha ko mp3 player ko, matagal nga lang. 4 months. they only need your phone number during your call to the show. then 4 months later, a totally different company will call you to get your address for the mp3. tiyaga lang.

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