The Problem With the “Buy Nothing Day” Site…

by Joey deVilla on November 24, 2007

…aside from the fact that it promotes “Buy Nothing Day”, is that not only does it have pop-up advertising, but pop-up advertising for a chance to win a shopping spree in Paris:

“Buy Nothing Day” site, showing a pop-up ad for a chance to win a shopping spree in Paris
Screenshot of the “Buy Nothing Day” site and its pop-up advertising. What a load of crap.

Critical thinking has never been a hippie strong suit, but surely even they should’ve been able to see the mixed messages here! Remember, folks: spouting sanctimonious claptrap and making empty gestures won’t make the world a better place…just a more obnoxious one.

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Rick November 24, 2007 at 1:24 am

I suspect this wasn’t done intentionally, or that they may not even realize this is happening. I’m thinking it’s a nasty behaviour of one of the free tools they used to put that site together, maybe the stat tracker at the bottom?

Sean Galbraith November 24, 2007 at 8:47 am

I made sure to buy twice as much.

Lee Dale November 24, 2007 at 4:45 pm

No surprise here. Between Adbusters’ sanctimonious anti-capitalist commercials and Greenpeace with their gospel half-truths, it’s enough to make you want to give up on the future of the human race and join the pig in shit oil and tobacco company’s in living for today.

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