Free: Personalized Axe Capital T-Shirts (Billions)

Update: Dead.


Showtime’s store has Billions merchandise and the last item on the page for apparel lists a men’s white Axe Capital t-shirt that they personalize for you, with your name or whatever else you enter. It is pricing at $0 plus shipping and tax, which comes out to less than $6… whether you order just one shirt or several.

It seems like this is not a mistake – the item doesn’t just show up as $0, it lists as “FREE” when you check out – perhaps they have too much inventory and of course the shirts promote the show. Ratings do seem down about 20% this season. The drama hasn’t been as intense, though it remains well-scripted and well-acted.

Of course I can’t promise they won’t have seller’s remorse and cancel orders.

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  1. Just went to pick one up and when I got to checkout there was no tax (live in NJ) and got free shipping so it cost $0. Got a confirmation email so I guess we will see if it sticks.

  2. @ Gary — $5.95 isn’t free. If the shirt cost $3 to make and shipping costs $2, they probably at least recoup most of their cost on these.

  3. Ordered 5 Shirts. Received email confirmation with no cost, no fee shipping. Returned and it showed $23.95 per shirt.

  4. Just got this email:

    “Hello,

    Unfortunately, we have had to cancel your recent order for the Billions Axe Capital Personalized Men’s White Tri-Blend Short Sleeve T-Shirt. We noticed an error within the item and are currently unable to fulfill this order.

    We have canceled your order and issued a refund for any associated costs with your order. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thank you,

    Showtime Store Support”

  5. They managed to CC everyone on the cancellation email; resulting in a mildly humorous storm of messages about the privacy policy and a class action.

  6. Ha. Just got my “apology” email. To show how sorry they are, also was given a code for 30% off my next Showtime store order. I can’t get over how nice of them that is!

  7. If anyone else would like to take advantage of their apology 30% discount, the code to apply at check-out is: SERVICE30.

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