This is our question to @Niklas, posted in the Telegram group on July 31.
“ Hello Niklas, hello everyone!
Let’s consider the following case. If I have 200 watch faces, old ones, and now I issue a huge number of coupons for each of them, just before Samsung cancels this option. I would have millions of coupons that will be valid till August 1, 2021. This means that I could distribute them and organize huge giveaways a whole year ahead and my old watch faces would flood the market and occupy the top places. By the way, this is practised by some designers even now.
So, what will Samsung change? Just limit the number of coupons or change the algorithm for the top positions?”
As Niklas did not answer it, we post it one more time here and ask about your opinion, too.
Meanwhile, we see that some of the sellers are currently spreading around a huge number of coupons for their older watch faces via emails, Telegram groups and coupon generators.
@r.liechty_SDP wrote: “Samsung may track the number of coupons issued or redeemed and enforce the policy.” What does this mean? May? Some sellers may be controlled and checked some may be not? Samsung may do it, but it’s not sure and it’s not obligatory and no one knows if it will happen. This is how it sounds to us.
So we have the following questions:
Does the distribution of a huge number of coupons issued before August 1 comply with the new policy or not?
Does the distribution of a huge number of coupons issued after August 1, but for a watch faces released before August 1, comply with the new policy or not?
Can Samsung guarantee that there are conditions for loyal competition when asking for voluntary compliance with recommendations which are not part of the official documentation?
What would be the consequences for the sellers who issue and distribute more than 50 coupons as prescribed and who is going to control this?