Starbucks sued for pulling offer

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  1. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    A Starbucks customer in the US who was told her free drink voucher was worthless is launching a $114m (£60m) lawsuit against the coffee colossus.

    Starbucks pulled the free drink offer, saying it had been redistributed beyond its original intent.

    The woman's lawyer says $114m equals the cost of drinks for all those turned away when the company decided to cancel its offer.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5344884.stm

    Aww. poor little thing "felt so betrayed". :rolleyes:
     
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  3. IdahoMom

    IdahoMom Former Member

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    Hmmm. So....SHE should be the beneficiary of the $114m on behalf of all the other people turned away? Where's my lawyer??!!!:crazy:
     
  4. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    People are so lawsuit happy these days. How about Starbucks just offer her a free cup of coffee and send her on her way?
     
  5. kato

    kato New Member

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    That is so frickin' ridiculous. I hope it is laughed right out of court. What a dunce an attorney has to be to file that case.
     
  6. Mygirlsadie

    Mygirlsadie New Member

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    OMG are people really that petty and greedy now a days?? So you didnt get your free drink its not like you NEED it anyway...geez! :banghead:
     
  7. sleuthin4fun

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    This woman has entirely to much time on her hands.
     
  8. T-Rex

    T-Rex New Member

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    Anyone see the episode of Entourage that alluded to this?!
     
  9. Yakwoman

    Yakwoman 25 cents a look!

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    Well, what a dumb ass marketing move that was! Anybody with half a brain knows that if you email a free coupon to your employees and ask them to email it to friends and family, it's going to be forwarded all over the globe! Dumb, da dumb dumb!!!
     
  10. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    Yes I did. Intresting observation. I love that show...and Johnny Drama was great.
     
  11. SpongeBathHotPants

    SpongeBathHotPants Verified insider - Kenneth Coakley case

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    So if she wins will she be sending every one of us that missed out on the deal a check for $4.64 for a latte of our choice?
     
  12. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I spend between $10 and $20 a day at Starbucks. I think some of that cash is mine! :eek:
     
  13. SpongeBathHotPants

    SpongeBathHotPants Verified insider - Kenneth Coakley case

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    Now don't get greedy. Hey, we should sue HER!
     
  14. Masterj

    Masterj Active Member

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    Ha, yeah right. No more likely if she wins, Starbucks will no longer be able to afford to offer all of their employees health benefits, which they are renowned for.
     
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    jubie Former Member

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    Jeanna, please tell me you share some of that coffee around? I know you're very pretty but darn you must look like this :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: and lord help you if somones else is in ALL the washrooms! :D


    Jubie


    I walk into Starbucks and order Peppermint Tea. What?
     
  16. reb

    reb New Member

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    how about the city sue HER for wasting their god d*mn time??
     
  17. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    People: you have noooooooo idea how happy it makes me to see no one backs to this utterly ridiculous suit!

    the sharpest answer of all (of which all being sharp) was: OMG are people really that petty and greedy now a days?? So you didnt get your free drink its not like you NEED it anyway...geez! :banghead:

    yeah - that! :croc:

    hope they wipe the frickin' floor with her in court. :doh:

    and charge her costs. :croc:
     
  18. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    OMG!

    between $10 and $20 a day at Starbucks????????????????

    Jeana: you know i luvs you, but you are nuts, babe! :slap:
     
  19. reb

    reb New Member

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    geeeez.... that's about $5,500 a year. you could be buying a house (or a second house), a new car, a college education, or a few trips to europe with that..!
     
  20. julianne

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    I saw this on CNN.

    What the article DOESN'T state is the womans profession. Guess. Come on, guess..........

    She's a LAWYER!!!!! No joke, I am not making this up. Heard it myself on good ol' CNN. I don't know what type of lawyer or what she specializes in, but she's a lawyer nonetheless.

    Ridiculous. So many people need legal aid in this country, and here we have 2 lawyers (the woman & the lawyer she hired) wasting their time on a damn coupon!!! Geez Louise!!!
     
  21. luvbeaches

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    Not only do I hope she is laughed right out of court...I wish she would have to be responsible for Starbuck's attorney fees. If there were some financial consequences slapped against these attorneys & clients for filing frivolous lawsuits, then maybe people wouldn't rush in to try and cash in so quickly.
     

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