Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by lei179, Jan 18, 2005.
already over at cdanddvdbargains, ordered 3 as im sure thats the max they will allow for one order, i have family who are more than happy to pay £30 for these, so i can get it for free.
Nothing like screwing family members, eh ?
jsut ordered myself one, and even with p&p its still only £20.49
And from another forum:
Joined: 06 Sep 2004
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:03 am
wow well ive ordered 3 of em, just under £60 total is a bargain as i want this for myself and a mate has been after it too, amazon can have one, and i can sell my 2 disc editions too - happy days. "
Happy days indeed
Im borrowing my mums debit card as soon as she gets home! *wish he had some money in his bank at the moment*
£20 compared to a usuall £50ish price! :O
Bargain over. Back up to full price.
they've put it up to £55 , anyone message me if they wanna sell one of the boxsets they bought, i imagine half of yous bought more than one at that staggering price.
"We are pleased to confirm that your order has been successfully received by
Sainsbury's entertain You. Your products will be despatched as soon as possible.
This is subject to your payment being succesfully processed. If you receive notification that your credit or debit card has been declined, you must contact the bank that issued the card to find out why.
Qty x description
1 x Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Extended Editi
The overall total will be £20.49"
....we'll see what happens
According to someone who's phoned them on another forum, the order numbers have been "lost from their system", and as such they won't be honouring these orders.
In other words, someone cocked up on the pricing, and they're backpedalling fast.
Yeah, i heard that too. Why dont companies say when they made a mistake, and use/quote their terms and conditions to get out of it truthfully if they want/need to. The quoted excuse makes them look very low in my eyes - very back-street 2nd hand market stall type way of conducting their affairs.
Saw that the money had been debited and then refunded to my bank account, so phoned to see what their excuse was. They didnt give me any of the bull that they gave some other people, but merely said that it had been a pricing error, and that the accounts mananger had advised them that no orders would be processed at that price. She also mentioned their terms and conditions '(get out of everything) clauses, so there you go. I didnt make a big fuss on the phone or anything like that, but it does make you think that the online rules for pricing are far too flexible in the retailers favour.
Would be nice of them to tell me orders are cancelled then.
I spent a few minutes reading this and other comments in these forums on a similar topic elsewhere. My eyebrows raised and I had my hopes up that I had spotted a good bargain & that it was about time to put an order in - then I saw the price had gone up, then the usual dashing of hopes - then the realisation I had been shafted yet again - prices were wrong in the first place. Duuuhhh!
How hard is it to check prices? If everyone in the forums gave a fiver for a £10 bill in Sainsbury's. Then took back the smaller note and handed over a Debit card, then said "Cancel that, I want to use another card" then handed over a credit card and after it had been rung up, said "No, I don't want to buy anything today, thank you!" and walked out - then what would security and management and the checkout operator think? Then the shopping mall security. Then if you did it every few days - what would they think? Well, probably that you are a pratt. And what could they do about it - absolutely nothing. Maybe they could ban you - there are other shops, so no problems there. If they spotted you first - and that costs resources - people and time, which means money - their money and ultimately the consumers who have to pay for increased security, etc...etc... Not that I'm suggesting the more activist among us should do this, as the managers would probably never hear about it, according to one worker from a strangely Spanish-sounding high street company, who suggested they hide in their backrooms away from customers.
My time is precious - as precious as money, but you can't get time back, once it's gone - so, how can we reclaim potentially future time losses?
Is there nothing that can be done about this pricing fiasco? There must be some tightening of the regulations. Trading Standards, Councillors, MSPs, MPs should be made aware of this, as I can't see any winners in terms of consumers or e-businesses.
I had a delivery of CDs and DVDs from Spain by DHL within 2 days of my order and I know what I'll doing in future with the state of business in the UK.
US and Canadian Region 1 - honest pricing; cheaper; more efficient customer service; extra features, more language options on discs. Overseas items lost in post or by courier - nil. UK items lost or damaged in the Royal Fail - 10 plus and rising monthly.
OK, I've talked myself into it - I'm emigrating.
There was a supermarket job advertised local to me which had as one of the duties "compliance with pricing". I'm certain there is something that can be done. Alas, I don't know who is willing to accept some responsibility for wasting my time - and that is what is most worrying.
Complain! And keep complaining.
I'm off to write another letter. Of complaint.
there will allways be a margin of human error on websites and shops allike.
every site makes an error at some time, it is purely a matter of how exhaustive their t&Cs are....you cannot make a company sell you an item .
i always thought that once they had debited the money from your account that it was a binding contract?
They emailed anyone who was debited and agreed to homour it for them only....
not for me they havent (i was debited)
Just popped in to say, but you probably all know by now, that if money was debited from your account you should be getting a copy.
Here's the email they sent me:
As you may be aware, there has been a pricing issue on the Sainsbury's
entertain You website regarding the DVD boxset of Lord Of The Rings
Trilogy Extended Edition.
Following further investigation, Sainsbury's entertain You have taken
advisement for the small number of customers where payment was
physically deducted from their payment cards.
Sainsbury 's entertain You appreciates the loyalty of their customers,
and, in this instance have decided to honour your original order for
You may notice from your payment card statement that a refund has been
raised to remove the original debit and this amount will need to be
To this end your order will be re-processed for the original price of
£18.99 per unit (plus postage and packaging as applicable) and a further
debit for this amount will be deducted from your card. Due to the
popularity of the product we would ask for your patience in this matter,
stock is being depleted and replennished on a regular basis, and we hope
to fulful your request within 10 working days.
This facility is only applicable to those customers where the original
order price was deducted from their payment card.
Thanking you in advance for your patience.
Sainsbury 's entertain You
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