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  1. jojo
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    have you ?
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    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

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    No lol, I already have one. My brother in law sent me the link, he's ordered 5 of the things. :)
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    Well i have now lets wait and see ...thank you very much if it works
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    last time they stuffed up on pricing was for the Axim's.. They refused to sell them and refunded everybody..
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    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    Just ordered one will see what happens
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    arthurfuxake Controversial & Contradictive

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    I've ordered, will wait and see. Thanks.
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    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    Just got my order confirmation through eta of part 22nd !!!! WHoo Hoo fingers crossed it arrives.
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    They've just updated there bloody website, it was there about an hour ago before I left for work and now it's gone. bugger.
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    OutLore VOIP Dude

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    What was it? How much was it?
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    rickparmar va va voom

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    To be honest, Dell always do this, ive tried for computer tower, printer, TFT monitor

    but they are always incorect price and all you get is a email in return saying sorry you cant have it,

    They are covered by there terms and conditions
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    It was a 250Gb USB2/Firewire external hard-drive for £23 delivered. I've got an email confirming my order, but no ETA yet, so we'll see.
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    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    Legally they dont have to sell at that price, its a common thing on websites for pricing cock ups & never heard of anyone actually getting the goods at the price they ordered it for!
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    Hope those of you who were quick enough get it!
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    I had a free £20 voucher code for littlewoods online, no min spend. They honoured the deal but withdrew the code the same day as it spread like wildfire over the net.
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    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    TBH i think if you push it they would need to honur it, reason being if you go into a shop and the wrong price is on an item no matter what it is i 99p for 50 inch plasma telly they must honur the advertising price, otherwise it is false advertsing and Trading Standards would rip them for it.
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    They don't have to honor it, and they won't honor it. There has been several test cases. If it was a Fiver out, then yes they might.
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    Not true. At any point a shap can refuse to serve you for any reason. Just because something is priced incorrectly DOES NOT mean they have to sell it at that price.
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    What if, you went into a shop, saw a plasma TV advertised for 99p, went to the till and they charged you £1000, you paid, and you then pointed out to them the advertised price?
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    They would fob it off as mispriced and keep the £1000.

    Essentially you cannot make a trader sell anything to you if they don't want to. When goods are displayed in a shop, a catalogue or an advertisement, this is called an 'invitation to treat'. This means that it is an invitation for the consumer to make an offer to the shop to buy the goods, and it is up to the shop whether or not they want to accept that offer.

    The "offer" is often the correct advertised price.

    However the shop might have committed a criminal offence. This is because the Consumer Protection Act 1987 says that traders must not display misleading prices. You could report this to Trading Standards who may investigate the matter, however if this was a 'one-off' genuine mistake they would be unlikely to take any action

    From Trading Standards.
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    thebluebus forced to complain

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    I always thought there was a subtle difference between goods priced up in a store, and advertised prices?

    If an item has been advertised at a wrongly low price, they have to honour that price. But if it's just wrongly low in the store itself, then they don't.

    But Rocko's right, a trader doesn't have to sell you anything, at any price, if they don't want to.

    I'm sure I remember something about Tesco having some mis-priced dvd recorders on the shelf in one of their stores - £15 instead of £150, or something. A customer spotted it and went to buy one - Tesco said it was an error, but the bloke wasn't having any of it and started kicking off. So they sold it to him for £15 as "a goodwill gesture".

    But then he went back to the shelf and loaded up a trolley with all the mis-priced stock of them, to buy them all at £15. Tesco then promptly advised him to push off.
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    They don't have to honour the price. It's an "Invitation to Treat" which means that the point at which the contract is effective is when you offer the money and they accept it. And due to Dell's T&C's they're allowed to recind on their acception of your offer due to their double confirmation system!

    I've ordered one, but we'll see what happens!
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    That is true - any retail store can refuse to sell you an item, however they must then remove the item from sale at the price they refused to take. (which, if there was the £1000 TV for 50p, I am guessing they would.)
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    Yes that's what I heard, if they refused to sell it at the incorrect price, then the item must be removed from the shop floor and cannot be sold for a 24 hour period!
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    Got this from Dell

    Subject: Iomega Order Number: 20845702
    Dear Customer,

    We are very sorry – we've had an error in our systems, and the product you thought you were ordering was wrongly described on our website. The product code and price of your order related to a completely different product, and was incorrectly linked to the description of the Iomega Hard Disc Drive you requested. In fact, this is a discontinued product and is no longer in stock.

    Due to this, your Iomega Order Number: 20845702 has been cancelled. Within the next 5 working days any pre-authorisation on your credit/debit card will be cancelled and we will refund to your card any money already collected.

    place your order for a different Hard Disc Drive, please go to www.dell.com or talk to your sales agent.
    We are sorry for the inconvenience that this error has caused, and thank you again for choosing Dell.



    ***Please do not respond to this mail, this is information only***

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    yas all talk ****:Flush:
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    I got the same email.

    Oh well.
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    Under their terms and conditions they reserve the right to change prices and things with out notice and for that they can just cancel the items and dont have to sell them to you at that price.
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    Was worth a try though lol.
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    Defo :) they never let anything go for free normally, at work they have taken us out for meals a few times and when we orderd a 400K SAN they screwed up and forgot what they had orderd and we ended up with 500Ks worth of stuff which was cool.
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    FOR SALE

    For sale my Mrs, cooks, irons, hoovers, She is quiet well trained but does sometimes walk in front of the telly when the footy is on ( although im still training her not to do this ) can also sometimes go on and on and on and on and on about fook all intresting whilst im trying to watch the one programme that I realy want to watch.

    £FREE + FREE P&P

    Please PM your bank account details including any passwords and sort codes.

    Cheers
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    Stringster Missed gear

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    Try before I buy?
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    Cant do try before you buy because once she's out the house thats it, its a one way ticket im affraid otherwise I could build my hopes up and then get dissapointed when she come's
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