Nightclub forced to apologise after man wins toy car instead of real one in 'fake competition'
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A UK nightclub has been forced to apologise after a man ended up winning a toy car in a competition instead of a real one.
When entering a competition of any kind, the amount of people who actually believe they could win is probably slim.
So when you get the news you have actually come out victorious, the sense of elation is truly unmatched - that is if you actually win the thing you entered the competition for, of course.
18-year-old Noah Edwards knows all about this, as he entered a competition in what he thought was for a real car, only to find out it was in fact a toy one.
The competition entered by the youngster said the club was going to give away a car, with Gregory believing that to be a Mini, as shown in the promotional poster.
To be in with a chance of winning the car, the poster said you must purchase a ticket for an event at the nightclub on 31 March.
The winner would then be picked at random from tickets holders and announced by the DJ himself on the night.
Noah was the lucky winner of the competition, but was told he would only be getting a toy car, despite no mention of that on the promotion material for the competition.
As per the Daily Gazette, the fuming dad said: "There were no terms and conditions on the ad, no asterisk, nothing that infers it is a toy car, no further information or anything like that.
"I have shown it to friends and colleagues asking them about it and they all agree it looks like you buy a ticket and could win a car.
He continued: "My son is learning to drive at the moment, so I would’ve had to insure it, and was only expecting one worth about five grand.
"Noah spoke to the manager who told him they were getting the car from Smyths, with a picture of a yellow and red pedal car kids use."
"My son has additional needs and doesn’t like upsetting people so just accepted it, but he is very frustrated as am I, it almost seems like a fake competition."
After speaking with the manager, the dad is now reportedly considering legal action agains the nightclub.
"We were offering various giveaways across the weekend," ATIK Colchester via the Daily Gazette.
"We’re sorry this has led to our guest’s disappointment, but at no point did we advertise it as a ‘real’ car."
LADbible has reached out to ATIK Colchester for further comment.