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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
******* I would be very careful. I have a friend who works for the online cat. He thinks that they are purposely letting silly voucher codes work. Example ZG674 at littlewoods which is 50 pounds off. So buy a game for 52.00 and after voucher thats 2.00 for COD WAW!!!! But what they will do is let you accept/ Refund the discount so your happy on your statement and then after xmas 14 days money back or whatever they will check everyone and take your money!! I have spoken to citizens advice and trading standards and they can do that. Also says in their terms and conditions. I am just sending my items back now. Some of you may be lucky and slip under. But its a nasty risk if it goes pear shape.

Its cheeky but they will be happy everyone is buying from them.
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Last time they backed down as they realised they were in the wrong.

Once they agree a price they cannot charge more. Granted they'll try, but it's 99.9% certain that they can't legally.
#2
Even later loosing your card and closing:

I tried that and spoke with natwest. As you have honoured the contract, i.e brought the goods they have to honour the transaction. Loosing your card and hault your account wont stop this.

They can also class this as fraud. So they can take you to small claims and win easily. Or send letters to your address and bayliffs come round! or your credit rating messed around. Trust me Ive looked everywhere and its not good. Just hope people slip under.
#3
i avoid cat discount codes like the plauge
#4
They can see littlewoods terms and conditions. I dont agree but happend before and trading standads say its right they can do that.

After all people are committing fraud by cheekly getting cheap goods. I hate them doing this but want to let people know that it can get messy. After all its fraud and however you complain...... they will always win. esp trading standards and citizen advice wont back you.
#5
Benjimoron
Last time they backed down as they realised they were in the wrong.

Once they agree a price they cannot charge more. Granted they'll try, but it's 99.9% certain that they can't legally.


They said they would do it that time but not if people do it again. Oh well, at least i've got my new years entertainment sorted :lol:
#6
Also not to worry anyone but its illegal also and you could be arrested.... tech in terms of the law?

Yes that would 99% not happen...... they would just take your money but just beware. At the end of the day there are good offers out there. Also the 10% generic ones seen in newspapers (NOT SENT directly to customers) as fine.

Just trying to look out for everyone. :) Merry Xmas.
#7
For those who ordered...just a quick scary reminder.


:
09 November 2007 For Immediate Release: Littlewoods

£25 Discount Voucher Code Issue

Further to the recent issue of the abuse of a specific £25 discount code; the Company acknowledges that while we were entitled to take a firm stance against this code abuse, as supported by Liverpool Trading Standards, the fact that we have done so has caused concern amongst some of our customers.

As a gesture of goodwill, on this occasion the Company has agreed it will take no further action to claim the £25 from those people who were not entitled to the discount. In addition, for those customers who have already paid the £25, it will make a refund of this amount. Any additional related charges will be refunded, or reversed if not yet paid.

Customers have the responsibility to ensure they are using a discount for which they are eligible. Our terms & conditions (attached) make it clear that promotional codes must only be used by customers who qualify for them. These can be viewed on the website.

The Company confirms that no default information will appear at the credit reference agencies as a result of the action it has taken.

If in doubt customers should only use discount codes which have been given to them directly by the Company, and should check the conditions which apply to them.

Littlewoods Terms & Conditions relating to discount vouchers

2.3 Where you have redeemed a promotional code or any other offer ("a Code") against your order, acceptance of this order is subject to our verifying that the Code has been issued to you personally, that you comply with all the terms of the offer and qualify for the Code. In the event that the Code has not been issued to you for your personal use or you do not qualify for the offer, the price of the order will be adjusted notwithstanding any email or other confirmation that you receive."


(AS POSTED BY TRI, thanks for your hard work).
#8
Laredoute has sent me 2 different 40% codes this week - plus there is another different code posted on their web site front page for the same discount (40% off first item 30% off rest)

But this site has got me paranoid about using them :x
#9
It is not fraud to use these codes. Your statement is untrue. They may attempt to take the money back legally. But to prove fraud legally is a nightmare you are taking nonesense.
#10
As far as I see it, you have a legal right to make an offer to a company to buy some goods. Therefore you offer them £50 lower than they are currently selling it at and by sending out the goods they create a legally binding contract. They then can't back out of that.

If they weren't happy with that price then they shouldn't have accepted the voucher and accepted your offer. I believe even their own terms and conditions say they validate that you can use the voucher before they send the goods. Therefore sending the goods confirms that they have accepted the voucher for you.

It's not up to me to decide whether I can use the voucher or not, it's up to them and by agreeing the price and sending out goods they have have confirmed that I can use that voucher.
#11
Shengis
They said they would do it that time but not if people do it again. Oh well, at least i've got my new years entertainment sorted :lol:


Yep, but they are on very dodgy ground. I can't see them getting away with it.
#12
They probably could get away with it, using their bully boy tactics. I'm not getting into this again, still recovering after last years LXD threads. I reckon that was what trashed the keyboard on my old laptop :lol: Anyway Ben, as I recall you yourself agreed it was fraud :p
#13
Shengis
They probably could get away with it, using their bully boy tactics. I'm not getting into this again, still recovering after last years LXD threads. I reckon that was what trashed the keyboard on my old laptop :lol: Anyway Ben, as I recall you yourself agreed it was fraud :p


Yep, but as I admitted in the end, I was wrong. It took alot of debating, my hand is still soar (from using the keyboard!).
#14
Benjimoron
Yep, but as I admitted in the end, I was wrong. It took alot of debating, my hand is still soar (from using the keyboard!).


And I still say you were right. Not even going down that road again though as it's more of an indy car track :lol:

One thing I will say though. If they do try it again this year then I think they would be guilty of 'duty of care'. They know they have a problem in this area, they've had a year to sort out their checking procedure and done absolutely **** all.
#15
Shengis
And I still say you were right. Not even going down that road again though as it's more of an indy car track :lol:

One thing I will say though. If they do try it again this year then I think they would be guilty of 'duty of care'. They know they have a problem in this area, they've had a year to sort out their checking procedure and done absolutely **** all.


Yep, if they try to take it back again then it's a complete con. It's up to them to validate your code before they create the contract. They can't do that afterwards as they'll be pulling out of a legally binding contract.

If it was fraud then surely sites like this would have been closed down by now? Or someone had up for fraud for using a code? Last year was the perfect oppourtunity to have someone done for fraud but they didn't.
#16
I have a habit of speeding in my car, never been prosecuted, but that doesn't mean i've not committed the offence (i've even been stopped doing 60 in a 30 area by the police before now...). Lets be honest, as fraud is a criminal offence it would go through the CPS, and they're hardly likely to waste their time over a £25 littlewoods voucher :giggle:
#17
Shengis
I have a habit of speeding in my car, never been prosecuted, but that doesn't mean i've not committed the offence (i've even been stopped doing 60 in a 30 area by the police before now...). Lets be honest, as fraud is a criminal offence it would go through the CPS, and they're hardly likely to waste their time over a £25 littlewoods voucher :giggle:


I thought you weren't going down the indy track again? Looks like we are, lol!
#18
I'm not so sure the OP is far wrong in what he writes, I too have a horrible feeling they are trying to trap people. Below is a copy of an email sent to me recently. I'm already an existing Littlewoods customer although it's possible the email could have come via a third party.

No matter how it arrived it has arrived and the incentive to spend is nearly too good to ignore. It's not until you start reading the small print you realise just how much Littlewoods are going out of their way to cause a confrontation.

Another interesting piece on the email to note is the box on the bottom left headed "Your friends .........."
If that's not a recipe for disaster I don't know what is. I'm pretty sure a large percentage of people would just forward the code to a friend. More confrontation ??

My personal opinion is that The Littlewoods Group are using very dubious methods to try and create sales and that doesn't even take into consideration any possible future action by Littlewoods to claw back any monies from "misused" voucher codes.

Needless to say I won't be using mine although I have to say I'm tempted just to be part of any possible action.

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#19
Benjimoron
I thought you weren't going down the indy track again? Looks like we are, lol!


Oooh, I love corners, just not cyclic arguments :lol: The one disadvantage of living in the countryside, the wife washed my car this morning and its all sparkly, within a mile of driving it and it'll be brown and carrying about 200lb of mud and cow poo :lol:
#20
hottoshop
Another interesting piece on the email to note is the box on the bottom left headed "Your friends .........."
If that's not a recipe for disaster I don't know what is. I'm pretty sure a large percentage of people would just forward the code to a friend. More confrontation ??


That's pretty funny seeing as the t&c's say they're non transferable :lol:
#21
Clearly there was something wrong with a £50 off code with no minimum spend, its just too good to be true. The £30 off ones are fine though.
#22
Shengis
That's pretty funny seeing as the t&c's say they're non transferable :lol:


I know, to me the whole thing stinks but then maybe they will just let it go this year. Let's face it the state of the economy and the fight for sales may mean it's just a generous marketing tool.

Time will tell I guess but who is willing to gamble given last years debacle ???

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