Is LivingSocial trying to pull a fast one when it comes to one of their latest deals? Recently, the Washington D.C. based daily deal site posted a deal for a EasyCap USB 2.0 VHS to DVD conversion system. LivingSocial’s price, which was $25 including free shipping, was supposed to give bargain seekers a savings of 64% – but some customers are calling out the site, saying that this is a scam.
One Yelp reviewer, code named James “Artist4Hire” S., said:
“Another scam by Living Social! Today’s deal in my email is a device that converts VHS tapes to DVD on your computer. Since I know most things Living Social are a scam I looked up reviews and cost on the device.. Living Social is selling it for $25. A whopping 64% off they claim. Seems like a great deal! However not only is the price to high. Where the heck did they get the 64% from. Interesting how this device has the average review of 2-3 stars from most online stores. The price also has the average of $15 NOT ON SALE. Get it on Amazon for $10.99 with free two day shipping!”
So far 1,275 people have purchased the deal that still has eight days remaining on it. Here are the details of the offer and product:
Though we aren’t zipping around in hover boots or eating meals in pill form, we’ve thankfully progressed past watching VHS tapes. Celebrate advances in technology with this deal:
• $25 ($70 value) for an EasyCap USB 2.0 VHS to DVD conversion system + free shipping
• Link your PC with a VCR or VHS or DVD player
• Flawlessly capture audio and video
Modernize Your Memories
Simply link your PC with a VCR or VHS or DVD player; or link your PC to a camera or camcorder with an RCA or S-Video connector. The conversion system flawlessly captures audio (without a sound card) and video on a USB 2.0 interface. From there, you can easily transfer the digital files onto a DVD to share those video memories long into the future.
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PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON August 22, 2013
the fine print
- Limit 1 per purchaser, 1 additional as gifts
- Limit 1 per transaction
- Entire value must be used in a single visit
- Product is not compatible with Mac computers
- Other conditions apply
When we did a Google search for the product here are the prices that came up:
What do you think? Scam or honest sale?