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Posted: 9/13/2010 7:53:55 AM EDT
How can they claim 1000x magnification and not be charged with false advertising?

https://www.buyoptic1050.com/flare/next

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:56:34 AM EDT
1000x Canadian = 10x American
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:57:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 7:58:00 AM EDT by targettarget]

Originally Posted By Evil_ATF:
1000x Canadian = 10x American

It's a US ad.....I'm just unfortunate enough to have to see it up here.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:58:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By targettarget:
How can they claim 1000x magnification and not be charged with false advertising?

https://www.buyoptic1050.com/flare/next

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOF1ddXpu5c


1000x magnification = 10 power
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:59:02 AM EDT
b/c it has a "handsom carring case"
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:14:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RoverG79:
Originally Posted By targettarget:
How can they claim 1000x magnification and not be charged with false advertising?

https://www.buyoptic1050.com/flare/next

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOF1ddXpu5c


1000x magnification = 10 power

Alright, this is good to know.

So it's a 1-10x?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:15:13 AM EDT
Can you explain the circumstances that would cause someone to be charged with false advertising? What kind of crime is it? What are the penalties?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:21:34 AM EDT
I've seen the ad on cable-
I think the ad says "1000% magnification"
1000% = 10X

Its a cheap 10X50 bino
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:26:06 AM EDT
1000% does not equal 1000x
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:29:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DfnsTrnr:
I've seen the ad on cable-
I think the ad says "1000% magnification"
1000% = 10X

Its a cheap 10X50 bino


That is correct. 1000% = 10X No false advertising there.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:35:19 AM EDT
The real question is, what about those magic ear things that will let me hear my hot female neighbors complimenting me whilst I'm getting the mail? What if they're not really very nice compliments? Is that false advertising?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:41:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By georgia357:
Originally Posted By DfnsTrnr:
I've seen the ad on cable-
I think the ad says "1000% magnification"
1000% = 10X

Its a cheap 10X50 bino


That is correct. 1000% = 10X No false advertising there.


Interesting.

The commercial ad itself claims "1000% magnification" as seen here:


But the website very clearly advertises "1000X magnification" on their homepage:

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:51:46 AM EDT
Yah you can see things 35 miles away but will not be able to tell what they are...Is like them pot metal mexican made rifles that have been rendered "non firing" by the maker,was $29.95.Is a thing I got sucked in on years back and callled the joint I got it from once it came as not a real gun and they said keep it and sent a money order back for my troubles.I actually sold that thing in a yard sale for a c note last year ,was a replica of a Colt revolving rifle.
All those deals you see is cheap chinky shit now with more money spent on ads thatwhat the shit is worth
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:55:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By targettarget:

Originally Posted By georgia357:
Originally Posted By DfnsTrnr:
I've seen the ad on cable-
I think the ad says "1000% magnification"
1000% = 10X

Its a cheap 10X50 bino


That is correct. 1000% = 10X No false advertising there.


Interesting.

The commercial ad itself claims "1000% magnification" as seen here:
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/827/capturend.jpg

But the website very clearly advertises "1000X magnification" on their homepage:
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1614/capture1eu.jpg


I see your comparison. I've never looked at their site - just saw the ad on TV, and that didn't interest me enough to pursue it - not really hard to figure out you won't be getting ANY decent
binoculars for anywhere near that price range.
Does appear their site says "1000X"
I guess they suppose the folks who would buy these probably would not likely be ones who differentiate 1000X from 1000%
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:58:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DfnsTrnr:
Originally Posted By targettarget:

Originally Posted By georgia357:
Originally Posted By DfnsTrnr:
I've seen the ad on cable-
I think the ad says "1000% magnification"
1000% = 10X

Its a cheap 10X50 bino


That is correct. 1000% = 10X No false advertising there.


Interesting.

The commercial ad itself claims "1000% magnification" as seen here:
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/827/capturend.jpg

But the website very clearly advertises "1000X magnification" on their homepage:
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1614/capture1eu.jpg


I see your comparison. I've never looked at their site - just saw the ad on TV, and that didn't interest me enough to pursue it - not really hard to figure out you won't be getting ANY decent
binoculars for anywhere near that price range.
Does appear their site says "1000X"
I guess they suppose the folks who would buy these probably would not likely be ones who differentiate 1000X from 1000%

They just claim web site typo
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:59:18 AM EDT
1000x magnification is just as correct as 1000%, as long as x is equal to 0.01.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:59:25 AM EDT
objective > magnification
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:22:00 AM EDT
"As Seen On TV" = bullshit + cheap crap
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:34:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RoverG79:
Originally Posted By targettarget:
How can they claim 1000x magnification and not be charged with false advertising?

https://www.buyoptic1050.com/flare/next

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOF1ddXpu5c


1000x magnification = 10 power


1000x = 1000 power. 1000% is not 1000x.
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