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Free MP3 player INSTORE only @ argos

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1d, 4m agoFound 1 decade, 4 months ago
Itronics 128MB mp3 player comes up as free in argos. The cat no. is 882/6138, only works instore, it's not on the website. Put it through the fast pay machine with a cheap item. Thanks to darkteckno on MSE for this.
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1 Like #1
I added a pic, I think it's probably that one, and added a bit of info to your title thread.

Looks like a handy freebie, but probably won't last long...
#2
Will pop in tomorrow and give it a try would make great xmas presents.
#3
Everyone remember to vote accordingly and give some reputation http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/custom_buttons/reputation.gif to the original poster if you think it deserves it :lol:
#4
Thanks for this. I'll try this tomorrow!
#5
I shall attemp this in the morning, i need something cheap anywho.
#6
Sorry to burst your bubble, but this will not be honored in store.

When they check your receipt on collection, and only see one item that is an 882 they will question it.

882 items at Argos are free items that are intended to come with other items, a normal MP3 player would start with 512.

This should NOT be honored at any store. Any staff member that gives this out without proof your entitled to it shouldn't be working there. Trust me on this, I know what I am talking about!

Adam
#7
Looks like one of the S1Mp3 models - very common and sold under many different names. It has a very active user group - theres a wikipedia article on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S1_MP3_Player .
#8
I hope i get the one that shouldnt be working there then:lol: worth a try in the morning when bank holiday hangovers are in full effect:wink:

Wayne
#9
I hope i get the one that shouldnt be working there then.


I'll second that.
#10
:lol: Got one yesterday. Bought a pendrive at the same time.
This code only worked through the fast pay machine. The normal stock checker machine said it was not available
#11
If you pay usnig the fast pay machine why do you have to buy something else at the same time? Does it disallow a zero-cost transaction?

Dave.
#12
Also, what is the cheapest thing available at argos, just in case?
#13
davedixson
If you pay usnig the fast pay machine why do you have to buy something else at the same time? Does it disallow a zero-cost transaction?

Dave.


I think it's too avoid suspicion m8...
1 Like #14
Not to be nit picky, but its QuickPay, not fast pay ;)

This shouldn't be honored by any store, these are generally given away as part of deals, chances are this comes with a stereo or something similar.

The only reason anyone should have this on a receipt thats not part of that deal is if at the time of the deal been purchased it was out of stock, in which case, you need to produce the original receipt with the message on saying it was out of stock.

As I said, this should not be honored. Going through QuickPay also would just arise further suspicion if I served you.

Adam
#15
do you work for argos?
#16
antilws
do you work for argos?

Not anymore

Adam
#17
Damn it guys- you are always getting me in trouble!:roll:
Bought 2 of these this morning with something else for £4, and when it came to collection the supervisor was called out. He said I was attempting to defraud the company, and I said "no I'm not, just trying to buy these at the price I was given" (£0). He said he would not fulfill the prder, and would call the police! I said, "Look matey, this receipt serves as a contract which you have to fulfill", to which he said "no, we don't", and walked off with my receipt to process a refund. I said after him- "oy oy- you can't process a refund without my authorisation!" So I got my receipt back and said I would be contacting trading standards to have my order enforced by them. He took my details and said he would be calling the police.
Errm...
Where do I stand? Should I go back with my tail between my legs and ask for a refund or insist on getting my 2 mp3 players?
#18
spladam
Not anymore

Adam

He got sacked for giving away free MP3 players :)
#19
Look on the bright side Freemoney.

If you don't get the MP3 player you'll still be getting free porridge and a nice blue jumper out of this episode.
#20
funnymoney
Damn it guys- you are always getting me in trouble!:roll:
Bought 2 of these this morning with something else for £4, and when it came to collection the supervisor was called out. He said I was attempting to defraud the company, and I said "no I'm not, just trying to buy these at the price I was given" (£0). He said he would not fulfill the prder, and would call the police! I said, "Look matey, this receipt serves as a contract which you have to fulfill", to which he said "no, we don't", and walked off with my receipt to process a refund. I said after him- "oy oy- you can't process a refund without my authorisation!" So I got my receipt back and said I would be contacting trading standards to have my order enforced by them. He took my details and said he would be calling the police.
Errm...
Where do I stand? Should I go back with my tail between my legs and ask for a refund or insist on getting my 2 mp3 players?

See...what did I tell you!

He got sacked for giving away free MP3 players

Nope :)

Adam
#21
lol :(................
#22
My wife just rung me and she managed to get hold of the last one left in store.
She bought it with some coat hooks that were on offer for £3.49.

Not bad really!!!!:lol: :lol: :lol:
#23
It worked at the Newport Stow Hill store. Bought some AAA batteries at £2.49 and got the free MP3 player. Went back a couple of hours later and tried it again, but by then they had sold out. I wonder why?

Sam
#24
The police can't do anything. If it is an error/fault in the Argos system that is hardly the customers fault. If the receipt says that you ordered an MP3 player and it comes up £0 along with your tiny tots doll for £2.99 then why have you got anything to worry about?

You should have stood there and told the manager to call the police, then ask for the phone yourself and call trading standards, see how quickly he/she backs down.
#25
Snappy
It worked at the Newport Stow Hill store. Bought some AAA batteries at £2.49 and got the free MP3 player. Went back a couple of hours later and tried it again, but by then they had sold out. I wonder why?

Sam


Welcome to HUKD snappy, I bet quite a few stores have sold out of this item!

@ Funnymoney - I also don't think the police the would have anything to do with it.
#26
Its not a fault in the system. As I explained earlier, free items that often come in deals always start with 882. Your supposed to be able to put these items through quick pay and tills.

What your not supposed to do is what you are doing, so they have every right not to honor the order. I do believe if you read somewhere in their sales T&C there will be a clause about them not honoring orders in certain circumstances.

Defrauding the company, yes, I suppose in away you are. As for the trading standards comments... any idea how many times you hear that? Gets a little boring! :)

Adam
#27
Bought some light bulbs for £1.99 and added the MP3 player for free through quick pay. No problems at all at pick up point. I did feel a bit shifty though when she started rabbling on about keeping the receipt for the one year warranty on the MP3 player.

Thanks to poster. :thumbsup:
#28
just got refused for this item, wasnt happy about giving them my address details for the refund :(
#29
Got 2 of these today with a £1.99 pair of headphones.
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The MP3 players came out first. whilst I was still waiting for the headphones I overheard a supervisor at the pick up point saying that it had come up as a free item etc. and that the sale should nnot be honoured. I slipped away discreetly and chose not to hang around for the Headphones.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]I did feel a bit dodgy but still feel that I've not done anything too wrong.[/SIZE]
#30
My son has tried 2 Argos shops, with no luck this afternoon.:(:(
#31
funnymoney
Damn it guys- you are always getting me in trouble!:roll:
Bought 2 of these this morning with something else for £4, and when it came to collection the supervisor was called out. He said I was attempting to defraud the company, and I said "no I'm not, just trying to buy these at the price I was given" (£0). He said he would not fulfill the prder, and would call the police! I said, "Look matey, this receipt serves as a contract which you have to fulfill", to which he said "no, we don't", and walked off with my receipt to process a refund. I said after him- "oy oy- you can't process a refund without my authorisation!" So I got my receipt back and said I would be contacting trading standards to have my order enforced by them. He took my details and said he would be calling the police.
Errm...
Where do I stand? Should I go back with my tail between my legs and ask for a refund or insist on getting my 2 mp3 players?


Good on you!!! You may not be eligible to get the free MP3 player if they say they made a mistake and that you tried to take advantage of it in bad faith but you in no way tried to defraud them. Personally I'd complain like ******y to their head office (make Victor Meldrew look relaxed) about how they accused you instore etc etc when you assumed it was a bona-fide offer where you could get a free MP3 player with a purchase. You're bound to get a voucher or sommat to shut you up!!
#32
Just got 30 of these....Nahhhh only kidding. Only got 2. Thats the nephew and niece stocking filler..
#33
technically its not advertised anywhere so they do not have to honour it
#34
chris-richardson
technically its not advertised anywhere so they do not have to honour it

Indeed. As I said in a earlier post, they most probably have the right to refuse any order they want.

Just because you can put that items number through the QuickPay kiosk and it will let you purchase it (or take it in this case) doesn't mean your entitled to it.

It is in a way stealing. I am surprised how many of you on here have got away with it too. And for those of you who were greedy and ordered MULTIPLE of them to have them refused, well more fool you, ordering more than one of them is going to attract attention to you isn't it, especially when any staff member knows these items are free.
#35
spladam
Indeed. As I said in a earlier post, they most probably have the right to refuse any order they want.

Just because you can put that items number through the QuickPay kiosk and it will let you purchase it (or take it in this case) doesn't mean your entitled to it.

It is in a way stealing. I am surprised how many of you on here have got away with it too. And for those of you who were greedy and ordered MULTIPLE of them to have them refused, well more fool you, ordering more than one of them is going to attract attention to you isn't it, especially when any staff member knows these items are free.


Are you a jobsworth??seems like you are. What are you doing on a site that has everything to do with deals/freebies ect.....?
#36
englishrick
Are you a jobsworth??seems like you are. What are you doing on a site that has everything to do with deals/freebies ect.....?

This is a great site.

I just don't agree with this deal, it is wrong. Theft in a way.
#37
A populer misconception is that if a shop has an incorrect price on an item it must sell you the item for this price, this is not correct. It's a fairly complicated process but it can be summerised like this

Shop makes offer
Purchaser accepts offer
SHOP CONFIRMS OFFER
purchase completed

The third part is the key in this. If the shop do not confirm the offer then they do not have to sell. I found a glich in the vodafone site a couple of years ago where they had a payg phone advertised as £0.00, I ordered one and got an automated response stating that my order had been succesful and even giving a delivery date. Obvioulsy Vodafone tried to get out of it but I was told by trading standards that because they had accepted and confirmed my purchase they didn't really have a leg to stand on. They ended up sending me a cheque for £400 to shut me up.
#38
My missus got one this morning (last one in store), bought along with a pedometer, so I suppose they'll go quite well together... :smile:
#39
The quickpay machines weren't working in my store :sad:
#40
I have not tried to get one but I do agree it is not theft or doing anything wrong.

If the systems instore let you do it then it is tuff if it goes through. Argos should make the system more secure and refuse the order at the quick pay machines and point the customer to the tills or an employee.

As for all employee's should know not to accept the order is nonesense. Every time I go in my Argos they have different staff due to seasonal work, ie students or they leave due to pathetic wages and unsociable working hours. They rarely manage to smile, are over worked due to being understaffed and very often don't give a damn and just do not care. So I am not surprised so many managed to get one.

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