Internet shoppers obviously DON’T bother to read the online contract language, before they accept the vendor’s terms. As an April Fool’s Day gag, a British online retailer illustrated this with its contract, which included a clause by which purchasers sold the company their souls:
GameStation, added the “immortal soul clause” to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.
The contract provides that GameStation can collect the soul upon five days notice by it or its “duly authorized minions”
we reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction.”
Those who clicked the box canceling the sale-of-soul clause got a gift voucher. Based on the number who checked the box, the company estimates that 88% did not read the contract.