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I noticed an advert in a national newspaper for an oven and hob set for £239. I went and bought it and it was misadvertised. They advertised the oven in the paper and had for sale instore a completely…
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[mod] 7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I noticed an advert in a national newspaper for an oven and hob set for £239. I went and bought it and it was misadvertised. They advertised the oven in the paper and had for sale instore a completely inferior model. They tried to fob me off with saying that it was an "invitation to treat" and not an "offer to sell". Unfortunately for them, with me being incredibly well versed on consumer law I hit back with misadvertising, inducement to contract etc. They offered me a £20 gift card. I refused it and demanded an Indesit oven and ceramic hob set worth £699 for £179...they refused. I insisted before I "took the matter further". They agreed.

If you dont ask, you dont get.
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[mod] 7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Nice one,:thumbsup:
#2
you sound like a plonker.
[mod]#3
matt3454
you sound like a plonker.


I sound like a plonker? A plonker would have walked out of this shop with a £239 oven. I didnt.
1 Like #4
In one way, it's an amazing deal for you, but in another, they are a business, and someone is going to pay for it, wether it's the owners profits or a sacking of an employee.

Yes, you got a good deal. but you could screw someones life up doing it.

So IMO, you're an idiot.
#5
weird.......i did consumer law and contract law at uni....both said adverts are invitations to treat.....however most companies will back down to avoid negative publicity.
Perhaps it was more of an issue that they didnt want the hassle and just backed down.
Either that or my university lecturers gave us wrong info....although as far as I can remember inducement to contract only refers to contracts already created as a get out clause....therefore wouldnt have been relevant anyways?


well done on the deal though :)
I dont quite get the reaction in here....he got a good deal for himself...is this not what the whole website is for? To try save people money? When there are blatant misprices do you not try and benefit??? Jealous much?...
#6
Wotwot123

So IMO, you're an idiot.


I concur.
[mod]#7
Wotwot123
In one way, it's an amazing deal for you, but in another, they are a business, and someone is going to pay for it, wether it's the owners profits or a sacking of an employee.

Yes, you got a good deal. but you could screw someones life up doing it.

So IMO, you're an idiot.


Good your opinion is incredibly worthless.

Do you realise their profit margins?! They are breaking the law by advertising in a NATIONAL newspaper a product with they have no intention to sell whatsoever. Not even in any other branch. I am not going to name the retailer but I think by my first sentence it is very obvious who it is.
#8
Companies can refuse to sell you something that is priced wrong but they are not allowed to advertise something at the wrong price to purposely entice customers,This could get them into big trouble especially if it was advertised nationaly
#9
dunno y such strong opinions on here but i think well done u!
[mod]#10
lil_tiger
weird.......i did consumer law and contract law at uni....both said adverts are invitations to treat.....however most companies will back down to avoid negative publicity.
Perhaps it was more of an issue that they didnt want the hassle and just backed down.
Either that or my university lecturers gave us wrong info....although as far as I can remember inducement to contract only refers to contracts already created as a get out clause....therefore wouldnt have been relevant anyways?


well done on the deal though :)
I dont quite get the reaction in here....he got a good deal for himself...is this not what the whole website is for? To try save people money? When there are blatant misprices do you not try and benefit??? Jealous much?...


You are right. They are invitations to treat. The reason that I got what I did was because of the way that they went about advertising the ovens and the nature of the advert. You probably remember the cases if you did consumer/contract but it was very similar to the Carbolic Smoke Ball case where the offer was made to the world.

They held their hands up and admitted it was their fault and admitted that the oven they advertised in the paper hadnt been stocked for quite a few months.

Jealous much indeed! Those who are saying "someone could lose their job..." Quite possibly one of the most outrageous statements ever.
[mod]#11
tonyg1962
Companies can refuse to sell you something that is priced wrong but they are not allowed to advertise something at the wrong price to purposely entice customers,This could get them into big trouble especially if it was advertised nationaly


My point exactly which you are intelligent enough to realise; others arent. :)
[mod]#12
magicbeans
dunno y such strong opinions on here but i think well done u!


Ditto. I put it down to jealousy.

:-D
banned#13
matt3454
you sound like a plonker.


:lol:
#14
well done, i would have done the same :)
#15
In fact we all should go and buy one right now,Teach em a lesson,
[mod]#16
kassy2005
well done, i would have done the same :)


Then you would be very sensible! :)
#17
lil_tiger
weird.......i did consumer law and contract law at uni....both said adverts are invitations to treat......


But this could be seen as bait & switch which is illegal:)
#18
tonyg1962
Companies can refuse to sell you something that is priced wrong but they are not allowed to advertise something at the wrong price to purposely entice customers,This could get them into big trouble especially if it was advertised nationaly

yeah but it needs to be proved they misadvertised with the aim to lure people instore :)
magicjay1986
You are right. They are invitations to treat. The reason that I got what I did was because of the way that they went about advertising the ovens and the nature of the advert. You probably remember the cases if you did consumer/contract but it was very similar to the Carbolic Smoke Ball case where the offer was made to the world.

They held their hands up and admitted it was their fault and admitted that the oven they advertised in the paper hadnt been stocked for quite a few months.

Jealous much indeed! Those who are saying "someone could lose their job..." Quite possibly one of the most outrageous statements ever.


Hmmmm wasnt the CSB case the anomolie though? I vaguely remember one concerning a flick knife (Fisher v Bell) to be the case that set the precedent? Also there was Partridge v Crittenden (sp) specifically regarding a public advertisment been an invitation to treat?

Like I said above though...Im not slating you, I just accept people read things and take them to be gospel....can just imagine a tribe of HUKDers ending up in court after taking things too far :p
[mod]#19
lil_tiger
yeah but it needs to be proved they misadvertised with the aim to lure people instore :)


Hmmmm wasnt the CSB case the anomolie though? I vaguely remember one concerning a flick knife (Fisher v Bell) to be the case that set the precedent? Also there was Partridge v Crittenden (sp) specifically regarding a public advertisment been an invitation to treat?

Like I said above though...Im not slating you, I just accept people read things and take them to be gospel....can just imagine a tribe of HUKDers ending up in court after taking things too far :p


The CSB was the company were refusing the pay out £1000 (cannot remember why) and the courts said they had to pay out because the offer was made to the world.

Fisher v Bell - yes. Thats right. Also the case with the live bird being sold which was against the Act. There are loads.
#20
if i was to misadvertise, say, a ps3 on behalf of a company. take that advert in to the shop and say you advertised it youself. do you think i can get a free or cheap ps3?
#21
I think you got a great deal and I would have done it too-well done.
banned#22
can i come shopping with you
#23
Good job Jay!
[mod]#24
monkeybrains
if i was to misadvertise, say, a ps3 on behalf of a company. take that advert in to the shop and say you advertised it youself. do you think i can get a free or cheap ps3?


Take you out of the equation - if you saw an advert in the paper for an 80gb PS3 for £149 and went in to the store to find out it was a PS1 - you could ask for it cheaper or just not buy it at all.
[mod]#25
sassie
can i come shopping with you


Will pick you up at 6.
[mod]#26
Spriggan
Good job Jay!


Fankoo :-D
#27
magicjay1986
Take you out of the equation - if you saw an advert in the paper for an 80gb PS3 for £149 and went in to the store to find out it was a PS1 - you could ask for it cheaper or just not buy it at all.


what about a table or is it only electricals?
[mod]#28
monkeybrains
what about a table or is it only electricals?


If you feel you have been induced in to a contract by a blatant misadvertising then it will apply but you need to be very careful. It applied in my case as they didnt have the actual oven they advertised in my local store or any other store as they telephoned around.
#29
magicjay1986
The CSB was the company were refusing the pay out £1000 (cannot remember why) and the courts said they had to pay out because the offer was made to the world.

Fisher v Bell - yes. Thats right. Also the case with the live bird being sold which was against the Act. There are loads.


ermmmmm CSB was allowed because something about the actual offer.....didnt it say something about if it doesnt work we will give you £100? so it was kinda a bet....i bet this works and if not...blah blah blah

Fisher was not allowed someone tried prosecuting cos he advertised (in the window) illegal flick knives....but they said it was an ITT and not an offer....therefore not guilty

and Partridge i think was regarding the advert (in a paper i think) for the illegal sale of wild bird...as above wasnt classed as an offer so wasnt guilty of it

ringing a bell?:whistling:
#30
magicjay1986
If you feel you have been induced in to a contract by a blatant misadvertising then it will apply but you need to be very careful. It applied in my case as they didnt have the actual oven they advertised in my local store or any other store as they telephoned around.


i see a alot of these misprices on pcworld.co.uk

and when i click to reserve something they are all out of stock in all thier store
[mod]#31
monkeybrains
i see a alot of these misprices on pcworld.co.uk

and when i click to reserve something they are all out of stock in all thier store


Then I would say that it isnt the same. I telephone ahead to ask if they had the product instore and they said yes, they do.
#32
magicjay1986
Then I would say that it isnt the same. I telephone ahead to ask if they had the product instore and they said yes, they do.


oo

il give pcworld a call next time
[mod]#33
lil_tiger
ermmmmm CSB was allowed because something about the actual offer.....didnt it say something about if it doesnt work we will give you £100? so it was kinda a bet....i bet this works and if not...blah blah blah

Fisher was not allowed someone tried prosecuting cos he advertised (in the window) illegal flick knives....but they said it was an ITT and not an offer....therefore not guilty

and Partridge i think was regarding the advert (in a paper i think) for the illegal sale of wild bird...as above wasnt classed as an offer so wasnt guilty of it

ringing a bell?:whistling:


Yes, it was to say that if you sniffed the smoke ball every day you wouldnt catch flu? Some did and caught flu.

The cases you cited really just refer to the contract being made. This would be the invitation to treat on my products. There are other cases which deal with misadvertising, inducing to contract and advertising goods which are no longer in stock.
[mod]#34
monkeybrains
oo

il give pcworld a call next time


That is sensible as they usually put a disclaimer on saying something along the lines of "Product may differ" or "Call store for availability" etc.
#35
magicjay1986
Yes, it was to say that if you sniffed the smoke ball every day you wouldnt catch flu? Some did and caught flu.

The cases you cited really just refer to the contract being made. This would be the invitation to treat on my products. There are other cases which deal with misadvertising, inducing to contract and advertising goods which are no longer in stock.


hmm fair enough...one thing I hated about law...the constant contradictions!
[mod]#36
lil_tiger
hmm fair enough...one thing I hated about law...the constant contradictions!


Tell me about it. I stupidy decided to specialise in Civil Litigation and contract disputes.
#37
The same thing appended to me about the archos 605 wifi a long time ago with argos.
[mod]#38
electriclinux
The same thing appended to me about the archos 605 wifi a long time ago with argos.


Sounds as though you got it sorted :thumbsup:
#39
Thats fantastic! Wow good on you!
#40
magicjay1986
Sounds as though you got it sorted :thumbsup:


Yeah got an archos 605 wifi 160gb for £99 (they had misprinted it, a confusion over the lesser archos 405 4gb)

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