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Originally posted by LCSULLA at 2010-4-11 01:16
KFC made an offer.
Then they cancelled that offer due to abuse.
Did not and did not try to force them into anything.
Customers could still buy a meal, or could decide not to.Th ...
Like I already said, KFC chooses to promote its activity on the internet to the billion Chinese people in China. That is a very ambitious business tactics but also a risky one. The outcome can go both ways! So, KFC is not stupid and should have anticipated the risks it is taking.
KFC did not, I guess or perhaps, it did but probably KNEW how easy the Chinese consumers can be taken for a ride by simply making an accusation "ABUSE !!".
This habit of yours, which happens so often, is not new and could even be an abuse in itself. Do you know?
"due to abuse" ? Has KFC got proofs and identified the culprits? In the absence of any evidence of foul play, how could KFC simply cast its net on ALL the consumers and penalise them indiscriminately, even for those acting in good faith on the words of KFC?
My guess is KFC cannot handle what they promise to do and now play dirty.
KFC may not force the Chinese people to buy its meal. But, by offering the coupon it makes it attractive for the Chinese to consume its meal. So, KFC may not "force" the Chinese consumers but it CERTAINLY INDUCES them to buy its meal which they would not have done so had it not been for the GIMMICKS that KFC employed to promote its sales but later realised they were outsmart.
"INDUCE" is not force but it certainly influences the consumer's choice to involuntarily eat at KFC. So, can INDUCE be considered a soft version of "force" then?
Of course, the consumers could still buy a meal at KFC without the coupon. BUT they WOULD NOT HAVE bought the meal had they not been induced (and now deceived) by the offer that KFC made so irresistible to them.
It is not about "affordability", you know. It is about REPRESENTATION or DECEPTION. Did the consumers get what they were told they would?
Yes, China has no strong activists to fight for its rights. That makes them vulnerable to abuse, albeit not necessarily by their own fellow Chinese. Unlike USA where KFC comes from.