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You get an offer in the mail from a cable company that
wants to lock you in a low rate for two years. Amazing,
part of you thinks, while the other part of you thinks there
must be a catch. With offer trace codes in place that piece
of mail would have a unique 16 digit alpha numeric code
could be typed in or scanned via smartphone (QR code
perhaps) referencing that specific offer.
The system is completely user generated (though may be a
master database of offer trace codes somewhere). Users
having an issue, positive or negative, with an offer simply
include the 16 digit code in their web or social media
posting much like a hashtag. Interested consumers seeking
real information on the deal scan the trace code with their
smartphone or type it in a Google or social media search to
see how the offer panned out for others.
Obviously the system would be a little messy, and
corporations would spam social media with glowing praise
of each of their offers but I think it would be better than
what we have now.
||Would I be able to trace it to an appropriate category?
||My experiences with googling services suppliers beforehand always shows me everything is golden. Whereas six months after I commit the web is littered with ripoff complaints.
||Because you post all the complaints!