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    Disgraceful Misleading Branding

    I know that no-one here would be fooled by this but I think this piece of product branding at Amazon is a disgrace....


    "Flight Simulator 2020 X DELUXE Edition Flight Sim FlightGear 6 Disc DVD CD Set For Microsoft Windows 10 8 7 Vista PC & Mac OS X - 600+ Aircraft & FULL Worldwide Scenery! by PixelClassics"

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KPQ8FYZ/ ... oEb1TP01MW
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    That's been going on for years. It is a most blatant rip off.

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    Plain and simple theft!

    "Illegitimum non carborundum".

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    Lol.. Funny.

    Well, the advert does say FlightGear, it is a flight simulator, and the 2020 is a community thumbsucked name, originally created by the guys at Avsim, and is not used by either ASOBO nor Microsoft.
    Not really misleading at all, apart from the longstanding Flightgear ripoff.
    Robin
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    The FlightGear ripoff returns. This is like a bad movie that ends up getting a dozen sequels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zswobbie1 View Post
    2020 is a community thumbsucked name, originally created by the guys at Avsim, and is not used by either ASOBO nor Microsoft.
    You are going to be surprised about this one day soon...
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    I reported it as a scam to Amazon.
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    Actually, is it a scam?


    It clearly states that it is FlightGear &
    NOTE>>> This is NOT a Microsoft Flight Simulator. This a Flight Simulator 'FlightGear' as advertised.& comes with manuals etc as well as 600+ aircraft...
    Yes, we all know that FlightGear is free, & this has not got anything to do with Microsoft Flight Simulator.
    BTW.. FS2020 is the official mane for Farm Simulator 2020.. (just saying)





    • ✈️ FlightGear Flight Simulator is a highly sophisticated, detailed and ultra realistic flight simulator which includes 20,000 real airports worldwide! You have the freedom to fly anywhere, anytime, night or day, and experience the ultimate in flight simulation!
    • ✈️ This flight simulator gives you more aircraft than you could possible learn to fly in a life time! Fly from light weight aircraft to huge commercial jumbo jets, military planes, helicopters and even airships! 100's of aircraft are included with new aircraft added regularly which you can download for free!
    • ✈️ Compatible with both Windows PC and Mac OS X, and includes free for life updates!
    • ✈️ PixelClassics exclusive extras includes 600+ BONUS aircraft included on disc, FULL worldwide scenery, close to 800 aircraft liveries, easy to use installation menu (PC only), installation guide, 200+ page flight simulator manual, flight school manual, email support and more!
    • ✈️ These exclusive extras are only available when you purchase from PixelClassics, so to ensure you receive exactly as advertised, please choose PixelClassics. All our discs are checked & scanned 100% virus free. >>>PLEASE NOTE>>> This is NOT a Microsoft Flight Simulator. This a Flight Simulator 'FlightGear' as advertised.
    Robin
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    It most certainly IS a scam, but because FlightGear is open source they can't take legal action against anyone who tries to sell it. All they can do is ask online retailers & auction sites to remove the product from their listings.

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