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is anyone else also getting loads of things for free "accidentally", buying bargains from this site?

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So I started buying online bargains from the site which are usually about 50% discounted. Since I've started doing this a lot of the big Companies have made errors by charging me wrong amounts, or …
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banned2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
So I started buying online bargains from the site which are usually about 50% discounted.

Since I've started doing this a lot of the big Companies have made errors by charging me wrong amounts, or refunding when they shouldn't EG

Lookfantastic charged me £27 too little for half price designer make up,

Sainsbo's refunded more money than I spent in 1 order (£110 'refunded' on an £80 spend) whilst they let me keep all the items I bought.

Sports Direct - rang to tell them I hadn't received my trainers after 2 weeks, then they sent me 2 pairs by accident.

First Utility (gas and leccy company) - Credited £100 goodwill gesture after 1 problem, I'm just clearing up another problem with them (75% my own fault) and they've offered another gesture of goodwill, when it wasn't even their fault and I didn't even ask for a gesture! Excellent customer service, if bad day to day handling.

Ebay credited my account £50 because they gave me bad service (no change there)

Has anyone else got these bargain stories??
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banned2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Amazon sent me the wrong bottle of whisky in an order, when I complained they sent out the correct one and said that due to whisky being hazardous I couldn't return it, therefore I was to dispose of it "in the most convenient manner" :)
#2
Companies cannot do enough these days .... which is good!

Goodwill gestures are there for most things it seems, mainly Energy Companies.
banned#3
MrRee
Companies cannot do enough these days .... which is good!

Goodwill gestures are there for most things it seems, mainly Energy Companies.

Ive had loads of Goodwills from loads of companies eg Pizza Express £100, Tescos £25, loads of others.
#4
I got a 28cm frying pan for the price of a 24cm (£5 saved) and the manager in my local Screwfix store told me to pi## off when I went to try and collect a miss priced £300 cordless drill for £35.
#5
SUMMONER
I got a 28cm frying pan for the price of a 24cm (£5 saved) and the manager in my local Screwfix store told me to pi## off when I went to try and collect a miss priced £300 cordless drill for £35.
lol that made me laugh
#6
Twitter you just can't go wrong as most if not all names have a presence with a PR team in place and with the public nature of complaints on Twitter, the teams will bend over backwards to be seen to do good. 8)
banned#7
gibblesuk
Twitter you just can't go wrong as most if not all names have a presence with a PR team in place and with the public nature of complaints on Twitter, the teams will bend over backwards to be seen to do good. 8)

Nice! Any examples please?
#8
This is the most strange one "Ebay credited my account £50 because they gave me bad service (no change there)"

May I ask of the circumstances? I have had many bad experiences and have never been compensated.
#9
SUMMONER
I got a 28cm frying pan for the price of a 24cm (£5 saved) and the manager in my local Screwfix store told me to pi## off when I went to try and collect a miss priced £300 cordless drill for £35.

Haha, did you get any result from Screwfix other than abuse? :D
#10
spottydotty
gibblesuk
Twitter you just can't go wrong as most if not all names have a presence with a PR team in place and with the public nature of complaints on Twitter, the teams will bend over backwards to be seen to do good. 8)

Nice! Any examples please?

Had a replacement TV delivered and old one collected after repeat issues; A poorly manufactured Tea Bag run resulted in Yorkshire tea sending out 6 boxes of their Gold Tea as compensation; a partial refund (40%) from a bespoke holiday destination company; main dealership mercedes - wrongly spec'd when delivered and put right at no cost (£2k) - the list is pretty comprehensive from over the years.
banned#11
joshp
This is the most strange one "Ebay credited my account £50 because they gave me bad service (no change there)"

May I ask of the circumstances? I have had many bad experiences and have never been compensated.

Sure!

Queenie of Assertiveness here.

I went to sell an item but Ebay wouldn't link to Paypal so I couldn't do it.

Went on EBay's Live Chat and 2 hrs later after the rubbish IT Technicians not having a clue how to solve my problem they said they'll credit me £25. Fine.

However, halfway through the Live Chat one Ebay IT Eejit asked me for my PAYPAL USERNAME AND PASSWORD!!!!!!!!! so he could 'look into' the Paypal side of the problem. This is illegal and he can lose his job for that, and steal all my life's savings!!! I told him I'll give him my details if HE gives me HIS (he works in IT so has more in his bank than me).

So I complained separately about that and they gave me another £25 credit after a couple of my VERY assertive emails.

I love it, its very satisfying :3

If you don't ask you don't get!
banned#12
I got another one.

Very website credited account £50 after I complained about their NASTY delivery driver
#13
joshp
Haha, did you get any result from Screwfix other than abuse? :D
Nope. In their defence, it was a nationwide miss price and they were swamped by customers trying to get a bargain.
#14
Bought an ex display tv from Currys for £399 (was the early days of large lcd) and took out the anything happens guarantee 6 months later tv broke and they fixed it it then broke again 3 days later and they sent me a code for a tv that was the closest match (worth £999) I could have anything up to that value so I bought a £500 led tv a netbook £150 a fridge freezer (£200) and a PS3 (£149) all for the initial purchase of £399. Apparently it happens a lot atm with the speed tech is advancing.
banned#15
Pizza Express gave me £100 worth of vouchers after 10 of us went to a PE and they ran out of pizza dough and we left hungry, the Eejits.

I was the only 1 who complained to Head Office, so I used it on my family and we GORGED.

Edited By: spottydotty on Jan 08, 2015 22:25
#16
Topped up my PSN account in a deal posted a few months ago of buy £50 credit for £40 spend. When I redeemed the credit and over the following 3 weeks I received bonus credit bringing the total credit to £75 as they were doing some sort of bonus for topping up by certain amounts. So £75 for the cost of £40. Nearly 100% more cash in my account than I actually paid for.
#17
Sainsbury's charged me £61 for my shopping then refunded me £76 for the items I didn't want substituted. plus let me keep all my shopping :-)
#18
john lewis sent me a free laptop with my order of office 365 :)
#19
My best win was when PC World didn't repair a laptop within 30 days so refunded my money. The next day the laptop arrived in the post, fixed. They didn't ask for it back.

I recently had a £25 bread bin break, it had a 10 year guarantee though. I emailed the company and also rung Argos. Argos said they'd replace it, which they did. A few days later the company sent me a new one as well.
#20
How do you get such deals ?
#21
I bought a nail brush, and when I tried to clean my nails with it they all rusted and wouldn't hammer into the wood properly. I took it back to the shop and they gave me £50 compensation. With the £50, I bought a nest of tables, but my parrot refused to go near them far less nest in them. I rang the Prime Minister about that one, and he contacted the shop which sent me £500 compensation. I used the £500 compensation to buy an old banger. Now, I don't know about you but I expect an old banger to be safe, as someone else should have lit the fuse and the firework ought to have banged itself to redundancy. Imagine my surprise when I took a match to the old banger, only to find that it was half full of petrol. It exploded, demolishing my house, my neighbour's front porch and took my eyebrows right off. Well, I wrote a very assertive email to the company about that, and they sent me a cheque for £500,000 PLUS a brand new top of the range Jaguar. I rebuilt the house, and built a cage for the Jaguar, imagining all of the fun times we would have hunting for lambs, fawns, and wildebeest. I put the Jaguar in the cage, but was disappointed when the postman pointed out that the Jaguar was actually a car and not a large cat. I got straight onto the phone, and the company couldn't apologise enough, and they sent me a cheque for a million quid, and supplied a jaguar, a tiger and a pair of buffalo skin slippers as a small apology. I wore the slippers for about a week but was disappointed when I went to the ice rink and was forbidden access to the ice. I said my slippers were made for slipping about on the ice, but the assistant (young woman with a ring in her nose) said that they were soft shoes for wearing indoors and not proper 'slippers' at all. I went onto Twitter and posted a complaint. The suppliers wrote a reply, and asked me to send them my address. By recorded delivery (always a dear way to send things) the next day, I received 1000 pairs of slippers, a gift voucher for M&S to the value of £10 and something called a laptop. The following day, I was feeling frisky (it was the 1st Sunday of the month) and so I invited my lady wife to sit on my laptop, as I have read in my "Gentlemen's Journal" that this is a good form of what they call pre-match banter. I was disappointed to find that far from adding additional pleasure to our monthly coupling, what actually happened was that the laptop shattered, and the return key got trapped somewhere delicate on my wife's body. Now, as it was the return key, I assumed it would 'return' but after 3 weeks of searching it remained missing. Accordingly, I called Japan and asked to speak to Mr Sony. Mr Sony came on the line, and was distressed by my description of the tragedy. He offered to sell his company and send me a cheque for £4000 billion pounds, which I accepted. I'm going to the bank on Monday to pay it into a high interest currant account. I only hope that the account is very high indeed, needing a ladder to reach it, and I trust that the currants will all be sweet and succulent. If not, I shall be complaining to the banking ombudsman, in a letter of utmost outrage.

Edited By: edward2910 on Jan 17, 2015 23:23

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