2009-11-25

Spotify Gift Card Out of Stock?!

I wanted to buy a gift card to Spotify this Christmas. And what greets me?!
Out of stock
Due to popular demand our gift cards are currently out of stock. But there is good news, we plan to release new gift cards in the near future so check back regularly for more details.

Isn't that just the dumbest thing you've seen in a while?

Apparently, these are physical cards, and I can see how that is nice. But why not just let me have an electronic version instead if the physical variety is out of stock? I really personally don't give a damn, and I didn't actually think they would be physical in the first place - I somehow expected that one got a pdf file with some code, possibly with a nice card-appearance that one could print out, cut to size and wrap up. Seriously; We're approaching the most major holiday season, and people buy gifts for Christmas, not subscriptions to themselves! Isn't it simply extremely strange that Spotify don't want to jack into this obvious revenue stream?

2 comments:

Are said...

Må innrømme at jeg ikke er så hyppig på bloggen din, så jeg så denne litt sent.

Men dette er FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!

Spotify - UTSOLGT - for GIFT CARDS!

Vedder på at en eller annen nisse i 50-åra med slips som har kommet på at spotify skal ha fysiske gavekort i utgangspunktet.

Endre Stølsvik said...

Altså - de har gift cards nå, og de er elektroniske!

Men det var jo helt utrolig, mange ville jo gi dem bort til jul og greier, masse forum-mas og slikt. De fikk dem tilslutt lansert, men ikke før uti desember.

http://www.spotify.com/blog/archives/2009/12/02/e-cards-just-in-time-for-the-holidays/
https://www.spotify.com/en/products/premium/order/code/

Det ble jo så sent at man ikke lenger nødvendigvis hadde kunnet vente på noe som aldri engang var lovet at skulle komme på plass før jul!!

Jeg ble ihvertfall temmelig forundret, ja.