That’s right, many stores also do “Buy now, pay later! 0% interest!!” with fine print “provided you pay on time” and let this kind of service now be used mainly by the very bad at it Marketing is really aimed at these people in a “Look!! You can afford it, don’t worry” way.
I think this is just as bad (and the fact that it’s happening elsewhere doesn’t justify Microsoft’s behavior), but this is about a browser that serves those services for purchases where the supplier doesn’t choose to do so.
I’d all be with a ban on offering financing arrangements for joint products (say anything but a house or a car). It attracts a lot of people who can not handle it. I also saw it when I was working in computer stores in the ’90s…it was so pathetic at times, I saw people plunge so deeply into debt.
By the way, we already have some objections in the Netherlands: for example, people who are undergoing debt restructuring should be barred from these types of services. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop them from coming back to it later.
But I think that the stores that do this is a very different story than a browser that should only be a channel.
[Reactie gewijzigd door GekkePrutser op 1 december 2021 11:23]
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