what happened should be a lesson to be learned not only by consumers but by l.g. mgt as well. i was in mega mall at around 12pm for the promo and indeed devastated that even lg staff assured that each one can avail and get that 50% off froyo phone as long as on queue. no one monitors the line, actually. they also said optimus 1 is unlimited. that so tricky. truth should have been divulged to the poor public as early as possible; that only 50 units will be available. i even asked 1 staff if it is worth to fall in line; at least not to waste time. she affirmed and even said we will get phone the sooner. isn't that deceiving? this is a lesson for l.g.- u should organize well your promos and adequately inform the public about the real score. be fair and respectful to the public who will patronize ur products; otherwise, an email brigade of boycott or anymeans will ruin your yet to be established reputation. be cautious and prudent next time. good management is the key.
It was hell in SM Megamall. only 10 tickets where give to the first 10 who fall in line... and they are in the line at around 930am inside the mall and the mall is not opened yet! Mall opened at 10am. Almost 500 people went to that pitt hole... everyone was hungry, angry and shouting at LG staff after the event. they tricked us! they have used us for their false advertisement... I hate what they did!!
nokia sm north have mention around 60 unit c6 will release in hour total 120units in 2hrs, and extend a minutes to finish all units.LG approx 300 stand people releasing more than 20 units in 1hr.WAT A FOOL LG!!!.
the true price of the phone is the sale gimmick of 6,490 pesos.
i do not agree to buying this at the bloated 12,900 price.
only a fool would buy this piece of junk for twice the actual price.
pinoys would be crazy to fall for lgs ploy!
1hr promo from Lg??i rather get 1thousand off from nokia c3 same day.well organized nokia from sm north.
LG Sucks. Epic Failed event. unorganized. the 1 hr sale was only for the people inside the store.
Limited units but on advertisement no mention whatsoever.
Customers very angry to the point of suggesting to boycott LG - Life's good.
Looks like a publicity scam.
WOW. We are fooled by LG. I spent 6 hours of my time for nothing! A stampede was about to occur in SM North Edsa and yet LG has no consideration for us, desperately waiting in line! Curse LG!
I even took pictures with my cellphone of the spectacle. That's how funny and sad the whole LG affair was. It was sheer torture for the Cebuanos.
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2010I thought this was going to be my first LG phone but after what happened today in Cebu. I don'... moreDid you stand in line too? What time did you sacrifice to come there in SM Cebu City PH?
The Cebu City line was undisciplined. The LG guy was scolding the desperate crowd to be orderly and show order. That's how humiliating the whole thing looked to those around. People were holding their bladders just so they can grab that oh so pretty little thing that will be obsolete in just barely 6 months. This was a desperate ploy to attract attention and those who came became the poor evidence.
I thought this was going to be my first LG phone but after what happened today in Cebu. I don't think i will buy any LG phone. To have people wait that long and only give out 50 phones. Stupid and irresponsible!!!
And that sales guy of LG in Cebu City SM is very rude and unprofessional. He will not allow the customer to touch and hold the unit. He should be fired, the tall guy.
Cebu City PH SM Report on LG Sale Fiasco:
The desperate Cebuanos all looked PATHETIC. They were eating lunch in the line and packed butt to front. They were looped in a very long snake line and ONLY 50 Units were given out. This was sheer torture. LG must sell all future units of the P500 at that Php 6,490 price. The Cebuanos were made POOR FOOLS, and they all looked SLAVES OF THE SALE. I took one look and fled. Nokia was also firing its own salvo for 50% less on the C3.
This price war is not the last and more will be coming in the future.
Pagka-looy ug pobre sa galinya sa LG. Mga PAHOY.
One desperate looking sweating guy was clutching a plastic bag full of empty softdrink plastic cups and styrofoam food containers. The whole exercise was degrading and LG is to blame for making the Cebuanos so desperate slaves of consumerism.
They were like carabaos held by the nose with the promise of the LG Optimus P500.
lg promo of this phone force nokia to also hold a one day sale for its c6. intead of one hour, nokia held it for two hours. at sm north edsa,long lines already were forming once the mall opened at 10am eventhough sale would start 1pm for nokia and 2pm for lg. nokia's line was long but people were well behave while lg's line was longer but was totally in disarray. people were cramped like sardines and some start shoving and cursing that sm have to send in several guards to pacify the people to no avail. they should never held this kind of promo for only one hour. i left at 11:30am. hope nothing untoward happen but if anything does happen, LG and DTI, who approve this promo, should be held accountable.
damn! i didn't got lucky with the promo!!! stupid LG PHILIPPINES! it was just a marketing strategy! but i held the phone.. its very solid... i think its about the size of the wildfire..