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query regarding purchase of mispriced items online

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by penski, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. penski

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    Am I right in thinking that, if an item is advertised online at an incorrect price, and you then subsequently purchase it, the retailer can refuse the sale at any point up to when the monies leave your account but after that point, the item(s) must be provided at the purchased price?

    If so, possible WOOT!

    List Price: £3520
    Our Price: £17.1

    Pfffft!

    Ebay a go go!

    *n
     
  2. P_A_N_I_C

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    if they spot it before sending it out they will refund your money i reckon.

    /edit - nice job spotting that tho' :D
     
  3. Lashout_UK

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    Yea, like BT did with that free headset offer when we all spammed it with a 'free' code :D
     
  4. Jotun

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    What is it? and where? (if they arent a competitor :D)
     
  5. _-J-_

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    Whats the product :p
     
  6. penski

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    There's no way I'm telling you lot.

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  7. Burned_Alive

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    They dont have to send it out at any point really providing they refund you.
     
  8. Nana

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    yeah, even after they have despatched it and taken the money they have a period of time when they can claim it was an error and that they would either like the balance or the item returned afaik. But I'm no lawyer.
     
  9. Usel

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    If the money has left your account then it's yours and they can't back out of it. Some people bought some xbox 360's with a bundled game that was mis-priced and the company tried to back out of it.

    They threatened court action and the company backed down because they knew they would lose.
     
  10. cleanbluesky

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    Lifesize, motorised Hasselhoff sex doll?
     
  11. penski

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    Got any links regarding this case?

    You ordered one too?! :D

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  12. Amp34

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    If I were you I would buy 4 or 5 using different cards and addresses. (ie family) ;)
     
  13. Lee2k4

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    Either that or a pocket pussy :p
     
  14. iSam

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    Yea, well I will be suprised if they let you have it. Sometimes Amazon make mistakes that and they refund you regardless.
     
  15. dbmzk1

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    Sorry but I think you will find they can.

    When they find out they will refund the money and if they have sent the item ask for it back.

    I think they have a year or even longer to sort the error out before you can safely say the item is yours for that price.
     
  16. divine`

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    And it will only take one dopey git to email them saying 'are you sure that's the right price?' and everyone will lose out :p
     
  17. penski

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    Can anyone give a concrete answer on this?

    *n
     
  18. Energize

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    Erm, family forum people.
     
  19. Usel

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    Emailed to your trust account as it's about a competitor.
     
  20. Pine

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    DO NOT HOTLINK!