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Panasonic E50 DVD Recorder £192

Discussion in 'Shopping, Deals, Discounts & Bargains' started by Mark.balcombe, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Mark.balcombe

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    Just seen the Panasonic E50 DVD Recorder at £192. This is about £100 cheaper than anywhere else - very tempted.

    At www.discounttv.co.uk

    Anyone used them before?

    Thanks

    mark
     
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    at £292..........................

    Dave, Oldham
     
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    Yes it is showing up at £292.

    Still a relatively descent price.
     
  5. drphibes

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    Looks like they might have cocked up and corrected the price.
    I checked mid afternoon and it was indeed £192 but as you guys say it is now at £292.

    Drphibes
     
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    The best place to get the E50 is at digital-point.co.uk for £278.89 and here's your link:

    http://www.digital-point.co.uk/MODEL.ASP

    Next day delivery and peeps on dvdreviewer say they are very good. :clown:
     
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    drphibes,

    I also saw the price of £192 at discounttv, they have definitely messed up the price. Too bad it didn't last.

    Wasabi/
     
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    I ordered it @£192 and had to email them several times to find out why they had not shipped it.

    Finally got an email saying that they will not honour the price.

    This is a total bull**** company. :mad:
     
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    Hello
    The digital point link fails for me but their best price (for MR) on digital point now shows as £288.89.

    rgb-direct and techtronics both are going the MR at a few pence less than £279. Both also have R2 only version at a few pence less than £275.

    Paul
     
  10. the_sanguine

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    If you placed an order at £192 which was accepted and they refuse to sell, I think you'll find they're in breach of contract
     
  11. Big Adam

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    This is an old argument but the final answer (if you brush up on your contract law) is that no company has any obligation to sell to you at any price they advertise.

    For a sale to be legal the must be:
    1) An invitation to treat
    2) An offer
    3) Consideration
    4) Acceptance

    An advertised price is "An invitation to treat" - i.e. You see the price and you think "I'll have some of that".

    You going into the shop (or clicking the button) and whipping out your credit card is "An offer". In reality, you can offer much lower than the advertised price.

    "Consideration" is the stickler. The price must be of reasonable value for the item on offer. This is up to the vendor and you initially but in case of dispute, may be settled in a court of law.

    "Acceptance" - The vendor. He say "Yes"


    So, to summarise. My local Ferrari dealer can advertise a new Testerossa for £10. I can go in and give him £10 but he does NOT have to sell it to me. He can tell me it is actually £150,000 at which point we may begin bargaining.

    If his stupid assistant sells me the Testerossa for £10 and I drive it away, a court of law may force me to give it back because there was no due consideration.

    At no point is the sale complete until I accept and pay the full agreed amount.


    There are many tales of people seeing silly deals in their local PCWorld / Carphone Warehouse etc and the manager refusing to sell initially and then eventually giving in when the customer threatens to go to the police. These managers are thick as they have the law on their side.

    .........in the case of online sales, the point at which the sale is complete is a little blurry.
    If the etailer sent you an emailed invoice confirming the sale (as was the case with Kodak(?) cameras), you may have a point.
    If they deducted the advertised sum from your credit card then you definitely have a case.
    If they deducted the advertised sum, AND THEN DEDUCTED AN EXTRA AMOUNT WITHOUT YOUR AUTHORITY, you should consult your CC company and a solicitor!

    Big A
     
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    Can say they are very good as far as delivery goes. Would just add that if you do buy something from them and it is faulty, they actually expect you to pay for returning the item. Porbably not the only ones who do but bear it in mind if it is of any weight or value.:thumbsdow
     
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    According to my law course consideration doesn't need to reflect true value in any way. If I want to sell you a plasma screen for £1 instead of £3000 the contract would not be void just because it's a great deal. Goes without saying I don't actually want to sell you a plasma for £1;)
     
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    anyone know which dealer this is, i think this may be my next new car:smoke:
     
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    Please do not assume situations like this are due to 'backing out' of mistake prices, online retailers often have other reasons for not supplying the goods.
     
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    Ven
    Are you really from Discount TV?
    I would be interested to understand what you mean by "online retailers often have other reasons for not supplying the goods."

    Paul
     

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