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Currys - We won't be beaten on price!

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8y, 9m agoFound 8 years, 9 months ago
This is certainly worth knowing! We might just find something we like that is cheaper then what we find at Currys. This gives us a good bargaining tool to use against Currys who promise to match the price and give an extra 10% off! I can see potential in getting a good deal here!

Were confident we wont be beaten on price and check over 50,000* prices daily to ensure you get the best possible deal. If you do find any of our products cheaper at one of the retailers below, including home delivery, well match it and give you an extra 10% of the difference.

The product must be identical, in stock at one of the retailers below and available for immediate home delivery.
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#1
http://www.currys.co.uk/store_doc/images/GE_Images/pricepromise/images/price_promise_banner.jpg
#2
110% price promise, but only at selected retailers - great ;)
#3
Ritchie 2;1616414
110% price promise, but only at selected retailers - great ;)

Got to be better than jessops so called internet beating price promise that was only against ONE online retailer, who happened to be owned by them!
#4
Ritchie 2
110% price promise, but only at selected retailers - great ;)


You're not looking at the potentail of claiming a good deal for yourself.
#5
harlzter
Got to be better than jessops so called internet beating price promise that was only against ONE online retailer, who happened to be owned by them!



Wow, that's pretty lame.


OP, is there a list of retailers for this price promise?
#6
Wow... just don't reserve anything to collect instore. No doubt the staff will pinch it.
#7
steveilevi
You're not looking at the potentail of claiming a good deal for yourself.


What do you mean? Untill we see the retailers involved then you can asume that Currys are price matching against the rest of the high street (Dixons, Comet etc), which in effect means whatever the price is, it's only going to be slightly lower han those retailers which will still be way higher than dedicated online retailers such as Amazon, Play, Pixmania and the like.
#8
The price promise applies to the lowest price offered by these retailers, whether that’s online or in-store
Argos Comet PCWorld Woolworths
B&Q Jessops Tesco John Lewis
Asda
I'm sure if you play one against the other even with retailers that are not listed here you have the potential of getting a good deal.
#9
harlzter
Got to be better than jessops so called internet beating price promise that was only against ONE online retailer, who happened to be owned by them!
#10
Who's that?
#11
steveilevi
The price promise applies to the lowest price offered by these retailers, whether that’s online or in-store
Argos Comet PCWorld Woolworths
B&Q Jessops Tesco John Lewis
Asda
I'm sure if you play one against the other even with retailers that are not listed here you have the potential of getting a good deal.


With that list your going to get a better deal elsewhere. Effectivley this is not a deal in my opinion, those stores are not exactly the cheapest for electrical goods both online and offline - all your doing is getting the cheapest deal from a bunch of expensive deals if you get me.

However, on some items you might be able to eek out a deal from somewhere.
#12
Ritchie 2
With that list your going to get a better deal elsewhere. Effectivley this is not a deal in my opinion, those stores are not exactly the cheapest for electrical goods both online and offline - all your doing is getting the cheapest deal from a bunch of expensive deals if you get me.


I still think if one uses a bit of initiative and negotiation there is a bargain to be had here somewhere!
#13
steveilevi
I still think if one uses a bit of initiative and negotiation there is a bargain to be had here somewhere!



This deal is good for those who like the convenience of buying from the high street, dont get me wrong here.
#14
Hate to rain on your parade, so to speak stevilevi, but I was going to buy a microwave today from Currys.

Searched on the net and found that the model I was after:

Currys (£50).
Dixons (£40 ish).

I think that Dixons are online only now, and ths means a delivery charge of £4.95.

Wanting to avoid that charge and also beat the price I thought I'd have no trouble getting Currys to pricematch. After all, they say they WILL match it AND beat it by 10%. The item was in stock, too.

I'm pleased I rang first though (0500 number) as the operator said they couldn't match it as the item was already reduced by half price and they couldn't match it as it was over 5%!

Currys / Dixons are under the same 'umbrella' yet they couldn't do what they promised. They don't say we'll TRY, but that they will. imagine that you buy something and feel safe in the knowledge they will match / beat any price only for them to say no...

Do not take their advertising blurb as gospel - it's a marketing gimmick.

Ultimately I'm delighted to place the order with Dixons (a company that once gave me a replacement laptop under the 3 strikes rule, but also returned my repaired model by mistake!). I'm pleased as there was a very surprising discount of £6.07 on my order page! No idea where this came from, but didn't query it.

All in all i got a fab deal on the microwave, plus free delivery for less than the best price I could find online, before Quidco too.

Dixons, I salute you...Currys, I avoid you.
#15
Interesting story especially when Currys/Dixons are effectivley the same company.
#16
I appreciate your point but aren't Currys and Dixons the same company. If that is the case Currys are not going bite off it's nose to spite it's face!
#17
i tried this a short while ago and i thought i would get the item price matched and then 10% of the whole item ..... you dont you get 10% off the difference, so if the item was 150 in lets say argos and then 160 in curry's they match it (knock off £10) and then give you 10% of the £10 so only another £1 discount. - i kindly explained to them that the advert does not read correctly and is very misleading to the consumer.
#18
Still Bought From The Same Company, Aviod Currys All You Like Clevercloggs!
banned#19
This price promise is rubbish - I tried it with a TV it was £899 in currys and £699 online with dixons - They would not price match - so I searched the retailers they do match to and came up with woolworths selling for £750 - I called up they said they wouldnt price match this as it was internet only price - I ended up having to pay £899 - (had to buy instore as had vouchers from insurance company)
#20
Joss is absolutely right - this is just a marketing gimmick.

This was my post re Project Gotham Racing 4 for Xbox 360, £14.99 at Argos (£39.99 in Currys) from earlier this week:

Just tried to price match at Nottingham Currys - manager refused to match Argos price as "that's cheaper than we get it for - go and buy it in Argos". I couldn't be bothered to stand there arguing over an extra £2.50 saving, especially as Argos was 50 yards away.

Perhaps Currys should rephrase their price match "guarantee" to add the exclusion "unless we don't want to match". Doesn't quite have the same ring to it though


To put it in legal terms, the Price "Promise" is in reality merely an "invitation to treat", the same as a price label (which merely indicates what you should "offer" the trader as payment). A trader can refuse to sell to you at the price stated on a misprinted ticket unless a contract has been formed (hence the smallprint on many websites now which defines at what point the contract is formed and when they can refuse to accept a mis-stated price for goods). They are legally entitled to refuse to price match if they want - there's no contract formed until they accept your offer of [the cheaper price less 10% of the difference] but it does rather contradict the whole point of a "Promise" when they do.

The situation would be different if the offer applied to goods that you'd already bought from them, though, as it could reasonably be argued that their price match "promise" was a term of your original purchase invoice with them and so as long as you comply with the terms of the promise (eg. by comparing with their listed retailers) then they wouldn't have a leg to stand on. You could then ultimately sue them in the County Court for a refused discount but in reality the loss probably won't be worth the time and hassle - in which case a letter to Head Office copied to Trading Standards might assist!

It's not clear from the website (and I can't easily get to a store to check) whether the Price Promise instore is retrospective (eg. find it cheaper at these stores locally within x days and we'll refund you etc.) but if it is then you could exploit this situation by buying from Currys anyway, perhaps asking for clarification of the Price Promise before handing over payment just to check there's no misunderstanding (on their part!) with the cashier that you can get a part refund if you find it cheaper within the stated period. Then pay and as they hand you the receipt you immediately claim your refund!
#21
I had the same Dixons / Currys problem - they used to match web prices but wont do it now and deam Dixons to be a web retailer - therefore wont price match them. They also view Dixons as another company altogether. This is the funny bit: I ordered a TV fom Dixons, and Currys called to deliver it!! - it was coming from Curry's depot, but they couldnt deliver at the weekend (all slots taken) so I asked if I could collect from a store instead and they could backfill the one being delivered. They said no for the reasons stated above... - tbh - that kinda makes sense, I was realistically asking a favour rather than anything else... even so, it would have made little difference to them if I had taken it - they would have had the replacement on Monday - just means I have to wait 48hr more and take time off work to wait for the delivery....
suspended#22
lol, dixons and currys are the same company. All dixons stores group. Staff aren't all trained to the same level or have the same interest. So company let down by inadequate trained staff.
#23
I once wanted a TV from PC world for £250. Went into a nearby Dixons (when they still had stores) and the TV was £330. Was told by the manager that they couldn't afford to price match as they dont make enough money on the item anyway. I then went into Currys who also had the TV for £330 and they agreed after confirming online and sold me the TV for £245.

I think it's more down to managers discretion.

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