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Maplin

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Nic Rhodes, May 19, 2001.

  1. Nic Rhodes

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    I ordered two boards from the latest Maplin supplement. I have just been told that the prices were wrong and they have discontued them anyway. So I can't have what I ordered. One board, advertised for £20 was £229 and the other (also £20) was over £100.

    Is this legally and ethically okay? Anyone any ideas.
     
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    Legally, companies selling products or services must not deliberately mislead consumers regarding the pricing of their products or services. This is stated under Section 20 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
     
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    So does the consumer have the burden of proving that Maplins deliberately misprinted the price?
    Or do Maplins have to prove that they made a mistake?
    From £20 to over 200 seems pretty obviously like a mistake to me.
     
  4. Nic Rhodes

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    Twice? I am not that unlucky surely

    :mad:
     
  5. KAO

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    I'd imagine that Maplin's would blame the printers for the error....
     
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    Probably. We printers always get the blame :mad:
    Customers never spot mistakes on their proof copies but once the final product is finished they're on the phone in a flash.
     
  7. Nic Rhodes

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    But I am terrible at proof reading. I normally miss everything. All I wanted was two computer boards....
     

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