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Ethel Austin computer glitch - 50% off everything instore !!!

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Just been in Ethel Austin and was told by the assistant there that due to problems with the computers at head office 50% is being taken off everything at the tills. She did say they were working on p… Read More
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7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago
Just been in Ethel Austin and was told by the assistant there that due to problems with the computers at head office 50% is being taken off everything at the tills. She did say they were working on putting it right at the moment, so it might revert to normal at any moment, so it might be worth loitering at the tills for a minute or two before committing to buy to make sure the discount is still being applied. In the meantime hope some of you can pick up a bargain or two. If anyone finds they have sorted it out, please mark this as expired rather than voting cold!
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#1
Eh? So why don't they just charge you double to correct the error?

Sounds like a weird attempt at viral marketing if you ask me!
#2
I can only say what I saw in store. I can't believe that Ethel Austin would try anything as sophisticated as viral marketing. Even if it is a marketing ploy on their part, the fact remains that I saw two people in the store having 50% taken off their bill, and they were both given the same explanation.
#3
If this was true, they would shut the shops as they would be making a loss. So staying open is worse for trade then not trading at all.

The other hand, it could be another 50% sale that brings the items down to what they are worth!
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Do you know I was really excited on the way home about the possibility of posting this on the forum? Yes, Ethel Austin isn't the best quality stuff in the world, but in the lead up to Christmas they're selling more toys etc, and some of us don't want to spend a fortune on baby clothes etc that will be grown out of in the space of three months. I've got no reason to lie about this. I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make a special trip on the basis of this post. I'm just saying that it might be worth popping in if your passing. Where's the harm in that?
#5
chrisaw
Do you know I was really excited on the way home about the possibility of posting this on the forum? Yes, Ethel Austin isn't the best quality stuff in the world, but in the lead up to Christmas they're selling more toys etc, and some of us don't want to spend a fortune on baby clothes etc that will be grown out of in the space of three months. I've got no reason to lie about this. I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to make a special trip on the basis of this post. I'm just saying that it might be worth popping in if your passing. Where's the harm in that?


Nothing against the post and nothing against it being a deal for some people. More saying that the company isnt the most trust worthy. If I was passing I'd pop in and have a look if it was a true error or just a way of driving sales. not sure I'd buy anything but definately worth hot dealing for others!
#6
Just been back in touch with the store and the glitch has been sorted now. Hopefully I've managed to expire the post, although it isn't showing yet. Hopefully someone got something out of this...
#7
I've expired it for you:thumbsup:

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