Selling your Soul, and Other Fine Print

DevilDid you sell your soul?

In 2010 the British game retailer GameStation revealed that it legally owned the souls of thousands of its customers.

If you went on their website to order software on a particular day, you had to click one of those “I accept” buttons on the screen under their contract before you could make your purchase. The contract looked like the usual fine print, and as we all know, most people don’t bother to read that stuff.  

But this language was in it (edited ever so slightly):

“By placing an order via this Web site . . .  you agree to grant Us a non-transferable option to claim, for now and forever more, your immortal soul.  Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul and any claim you may have on it, within five working days of receiving written notification from Gamestation.co.uk or one of its duly authorized minions.” Read more