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December 29, 2004 12:39 AM

Broken: Life Savers store listing

Firefoxscreensnapz001A TIB reader points out that the LifeSavers website,, allowed (children) users to search for stores in their area that participated in a recent sweepstakes.

After entering his zip code, this reader saw the first result: Absolute Smoke Shop.

He writes, "Seems kind of weird to be sending little kids into a cigarette store."


Hey, they're just providing a location service. I mean, logically, if children are using it they can't get there without parental assistance, and what kind of parent sends their kids into a smoke shop? It does seem a little silly though that the list isn't filtered if the site is geared towards children.

Posted by: Maurs at December 29, 2004 03:08 AM

Any why are the results ordered alphabetically? Sorting by distance would make far more sense, with the closest stores appearing first (plus a Distance column, plus a Street Address, if you really want users to find the store).

Posted by: Bob Sifniades at December 29, 2004 09:11 AM

umm.. look at the last one.. the liquor store

Posted by: Picho at December 29, 2004 12:33 PM

liquor stores dont ONLY sell liquor. or hmmm, maybe you havent been in one?

Posted by: joe plaugher at December 29, 2004 10:09 PM

But is not that the intention of opening a liquor store? to sell liquor? what your saying is like saying blockbuster is a candy shop, since they sell candy as well as rentals.

Posted by: Picho at December 30, 2004 12:29 PM

I typed in the zip code 75019, and looking through the results, some of them are self-storage places! LOL

Posted by: sethn172 at December 31, 2004 07:31 AM

those come up because of the little gumball machines in the lobby

Posted by: me at December 31, 2004 02:56 PM

It's a sweepstakes! Children can't sign up for it anyways, so it doesn't matter. You most likely have to be 18 to register.

Posted by: Adrian at May 25, 2005 11:57 PM

Maybe that liquor is considered 'candy'.

Posted by: Rick at May 26, 2005 04:08 PM

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