I would like to thank TheArchfiend for bringing this to my attention.
A couple of days ago, Bores released a video promoting a contest where one lucky user could win a PS3 package totaling $500 dollars. That's the system and a bunch of games. Which games is never said.
All we have to do is subscribe to his channel, sign up to the site dealdash.com, and leave a comment on his profile. Once that's done, one lucky winner will be picked randomly.
Wow! This sounds completely legit, I totally believe that I will get a working PS3 from this guy.
You know, when I first saw this video I didn't think too much of it. I thought it was less douchey than his previous contest where all we had to do was subscribe and win his DVD and just left it at that.
Oddly enough, one of the winners of that contest was HemiJeep19; another YouTube Partner and a bigger whore than Shane Dawson (or so I heard).
Thanks to TheArchfiend, I learned that Chris Bores is scamming people and once again using it as a tool for extra subscribers.
I did a quick Google search to see how legit DealDash is. One link I found was from HouseholdHacker's Twitter (yes they're a popular YouTube partner but they look less dickish than most of them) saying "it's obviously a scam".
DealDash itself is an auction site where you can pay a fistful of dollars for something awesome like a stereo system or a high-end digital camera. I read that there are a few people that have learned to take advantage of the system and able to always get the best items. Either way, I don't trust the site.
How do we know that this PS3 actually works or is in good condition? What games will we get with it? He showed Batman: Arkham Asylum, LittleBigPlanet, God of War III, Ghostbusters, and Red Dead Redemption. But for all we know, the winner gets Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, Rogue Warrior, and Damnation.
And how will the winner be picked? Bores could make a sockpuppet account, post on the video and that account could win.
Other people on YouTube have done this contest, and it's all a trick to gain more subscribers or to get their videos into the "Most Commented" section.
Watch TheArchfiend's video to learn all the details.
Also, Bores hasn't mentioned having this contest on his site. Hmm...
Thanks to my readers, some new information has come to light.
In the description, Bores says this "Oh, and the winner will be picked on the 20th or the 21st." The keyword here is "or". If you're going to organize a contest with a prize THIS big (if it does exist) then you should set a date in stone. This continues to show how haphazardly put-together this whole thing is and it all looks like a scam to recover subscribers lost after the Tekken 6 review.
Thanks to Zinger314 for point this out.
A Mr. polo_sc83 did a little investigation on the legitimacy of DealDash and came across some interesting info.
- The site mentions The NY Times and Wired, implying that these two reputable news sources have mentioned them in a positive light. A quick search of these two sites shows that DealDash was never mentioned.
-- This is a common technique used by con artists in order to fool people. The commercial for FinallyFast.com mentions they were given press in Newsweek and Time Magazine. However, it's plainly obvious FinallyFast is a scam and only fools will buy into it (if you're fooled by an iMac getting a Windows BSoD then you're a moron).
- The page saying "Scam? No way!" claims they are operated by Recreational Shopping Inc. and provides a link. A quick look at Recreational Shopping Inc. shows that they not once mention DealDash. So once again, this is a trick used to try and prove they're legit.
So with this, it's easy to say DealDash should not be trusted. Why would Bores want to be affiliated these guys?
y2b2010 just posted this.
Bores didn't contact DealDash, they contacted him. Along with the 4 other people shown in the video.
He also gave a link to this video explaining that you spend more on an item than the actual retail price.
Well done Irate Gamer, you fell for a con.