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. No tax and free shipping for me: NYC
    Accidentally ordered 10… let’s see what happens

  2. 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.

  3. @ 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.

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

  5. Just got this email:


    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”

  6. They also replied to all who ordered and disclosed our email addresses to 141 people….

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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