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Bought a handbag

On Friday, from the shop at work, for the missus. One that she'd mentioned she liked, but I'd been non-committal so it would be at least a slight surprise.

Today, said shop sent out an email to everyone saying handbags are 20% off - and you get a free 5 voucher if you spend 50 on them, which I would have.

On the face of it, had I read that myself, it would have been a little annoying. But the annoyance is two-fold, because Mrs Bazza actually read it to me to encourage me to buy the handbag, and my sweary reaction made it clear that I already had.

So surprise ruined, and I've been ripped off (relatively speaking). Went in to the shop to ask if there was anything I could do, and given a flat no.

I suspect that they're on shaky legal ground there. That if I wanted to return the bag unused, then instantly buy it again, they can't really stop me (although they could, if they wanted to be annoying, refuse to sell it I suppose.) But for the sake of about 20 it's not really worth pursuing, is it? Definitely worth posting in here with a couple of these though:


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This is why I always leave my Christmas shopping untill the last minute.

I wanted to buy my Parents a Nespresso machine for Christmas and a few days ago Nespresso sent me a voucher for 45 off any machine, brilliant!
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20? Minge-bag-ery.
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I suspect that they're on shaky legal ground there. That if I wanted to return the bag unused, then instantly buy it again, they can't really stop me (although they could, if they wanted to be annoying, refuse to sell it I suppose.) But for the sake of about 20 it's not really worth pursuing, is it? Definitely worth posting in here with a couple of these though:

Take it back for full refund and once outside the shop get a passing shopper to go back and buy it for you. Obviously services like this need reimbursing........ 20 should do it.
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Keep the one you already bought for yourself and get the cheap one for the Mrs.

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Had the same , in a bigger scale , with a Cherrywood table from Habitat. When I wrote a note to tell them I got the reply somebody had written as a joke meaning never to send. Very sarcastic!
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A bit annoying but just one of those things. I'd forego the 20 NOT to go back to the shop!
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Set fire to the bag. Return the 'faulty' goods with your receipt for a full refund. Buy another (cheaper) bag.

Don't come on AO again posting about handbags!
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Shops don't have to give a refund at all.

Even damaged goods only require a credit note or a replacement.

NOTE - Sports Direct have a 'no refunds ever' policy. You cannot get money back from them even if the item is unfit for sale. Credit note only.
 
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Shops don't have to give a refund at all.

Even damaged goods only require a credit note or a replacement.

NOTE - Sports Direct have a 'no refunds ever' policy. You cannot get money back from them even if the item is unfit for sale. Credit note only.
That's just shops lying.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...-debunked.html


It does seem that the UK (as per ..) has less protection than the rest of the EU countries, for some reason.

Takes the might of the EU to stamp of the throats of unscrupulous traders.
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I bought a TV from John Lewis, the next day Sony had a promotion giving away a free DVD Recorder / Player and TV table. I contacted JL to return the set but said if they, as a "good will" gesture gave me the recorder and table I wouldn't return it.

And guess what? I got the promo items - but that was John Lewis
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I want to know if Bazza's new bag matches his shoes...
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