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Spirit Airlines 'Romney Wins' Email: Will You Boycott for the Dirty Trick?

Chris D 2012/11/07 18:00:00
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Spirit Airlines sent out an email to its subscribers Tuesday night declaring that Romney had won... way before the vote was even decided. It was really just a rouse to get people to open the mail containing a marketing message about "incredibly low fares." Should we boycott companies that sink to this level? Or just laugh it off?

FINANCE.YAHOO.COM reports:
Spirit Airlines sent an email to subscribers early Tuesday with a subject line, "Romney Wins!" But most consumers didn't find it funny and took to Twitter to complain.

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Read More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/spirit-airlines-romn...

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  • Avi Rosen 2012/11/30 06:59:40
    Laugh it off
    Avi Rosen
    Spirit us Sant us... ...
  • Maize and blue 2012/11/09 18:46:18
  • Cyberwolf 71 2012/11/09 02:29:33
    Boycott
    Cyberwolf 71
    False advertising to the extreme. Romney lost, and so will they. (Loose customers, that is.)
  • Dickens 2012/11/08 17:39:17 (edited)
    Laugh it off
    Dickens
    ..they should have said "..What's-his-name Johnson (the Libertarian) wins the presidency.." That REALLY would have gotten peoples' attention..
  • JoeMaggety 2012/11/08 16:05:28
    Laugh it off
    JoeMaggety
    +2
    very funny unless you are looking for spirit airlines to give you election results, I was watching CNN myself!
  • M A 2012/11/08 14:37:45
    Laugh it off
    M A
    Never heard of them
  • Kidasha 2012/11/08 08:14:27
    Boycott
    Kidasha
    clicked the wrong one. I honestly don't care
  • Sophie 2012/11/08 03:46:44
    Laugh it off
    Sophie
    it says and so does Obama on the ad.
  • S123 Sophie 2012/11/08 06:51:20
    S123
    I think people were mad because they thought Romney won the ellection when they saw the subject of the email which was just "Romney Wins".
  • Omni 2012/11/08 01:40:03
    Laugh it off
    Omni
    That is hilarious hilarious
  • Miss Fiona 2012/11/08 00:27:33
    Laugh it off
    Miss Fiona
    +2
    Only people living under a rock would believe it.
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/11/07 23:43:39 (edited)
    Laugh it off
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +1


    Financially exploiting low-information consumers is as American as Mrs Smiths Classic Apple Pie (now with even more yummy deliciousness!!).
  • Chaguy 2012/11/07 22:25:55
    Laugh it off
    Chaguy
    Why would anyone get tricked by this? I mean, it's ALL OVER THE INTERNET that Obama won
  • S123 Chaguy 2012/11/08 06:52:16
    S123
    It was before the vote was decided.
  • Chaguy S123 2012/11/08 22:20:07
    Chaguy
    Still, then you could just check and see that it's not over yet.
  • American Nate 2012/11/07 22:25:24
    Boycott
    American Nate
    It's just Spam, and ignore it
  • Mindy 2012/11/07 22:21:39
    Boycott
    Mindy
    +1
    I would laugh it off while boycotting. And, I would forever remember the names of the companies involved in the dirty tricks. They'd not get a penny from me ever.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2012/11/07 22:04:27 (edited)
    Laugh it off
    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    I've been getting those coupons emails for weeks. They jump back and forth between Obama winning & Romney winning. Its a joke. I am on their email subscription.
    Here is one I found in my deleted folder.
    Obama wins
  • Jessie M 2012/11/07 21:34:49
    Laugh it off
    Jessie M
    NBC and CBS both declared Obama the winner with 5% votes counted.
  • kevracer 2012/11/07 19:39:36
    Boycott
    kevracer
    never flown them anyway
  • freedomsox 2012/11/07 19:14:27
    Laugh it off
    freedomsox
    +3
    Kinda hard to boycott something you never use.
  • Chris D 2012/11/07 18:51:49
    Laugh it off
    Chris D
    +1
    It's actually kind of funny - it didn't say he won the election just that he "Wins" by getting a low fare...like Mittens need to fly on a discount airline !
  • Vieuphoria 2012/11/07 18:44:35
    Laugh it off
    Vieuphoria
    It's evil and wrong or something
  • S123 Vieuphoria 2012/11/07 20:33:55
    S123
    So, you meant to vote "Boycott"?
  • Vieuphoria S123 2012/11/07 20:40:15
    Vieuphoria
    +2
    Sarcasm apparently doen't translate
  • S123 Vieuphoria 2012/11/07 20:48:52
    S123
    Oh ok, so you think it was funny. Do you think it was a good idea? Personally I think it was a bad idea to do somthing that would annoy people but I don't think it's worth boycotting them.
  • Vieuphoria S123 2012/11/07 20:51:30
    Vieuphoria
    I don't think it was a good or a bad idea. I'm not really that fussed about it. It's just marketing aimed at the widest possible audience, which is what most companies try to do.

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