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Dependa on the T&C's. Tesco's for instance you could get away with it. Tesco however never seem to mis-price! In store, you pay the price that it says on the shelf. If it comes up as 9.99 on the till and it said 999.99 on the shelf, you pay 9.99. Someone will then try and cover it up while the 'fresh out of uni' shop worker runs to get a new price ticket!

Normally you pay the price stated, however it seems to be the norm that you can make a mistake on a website and not fulfill it. Weird really. Woolworths does it too. I once saw a boxset DVD series, friends actually priced at 3.99, was meant to say 39.99, the shelf emptied as soon as someone spotted it, lol, I got it too. Well actually I lie, I got the boxset for ?39.99 and got ?36 in vouchers. Was quite happy with that, as was everyone else in the queue! The best thing was, she said they had just sacked the person who looked after the entertainment section for being incompetent, so the store manager had done the pricing [:D]
 

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Have ordered one so heres the fingers crossed. Looking thru the 'terms & conditions' were is it written that they will cancel due to misprinted price?
It says in the T&C's that if it is mis price, they will cancel it and offer it you at full price. However, Argos (who owns homebase) is so incompetent, they keep doing this. They are getting bad press for it, so the more people that order the better! Also, one day they might just honour it to stop the bad press. Especially when Tesco's have the other policy of 'pay the price you see'.
 

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Price on a label or site is "a invitation to treat". When you rder it, and get confirmation though, it is a contract, as soon as you clear the till or click the finished button.

Technically, if you get a tin of beans with the label misprinted, if they tell you at the til the correct price, they dont have to sell it at the low price. But if you clear the till, and pay the lower price, they cannot chase you fr the rest of the money.

Tesco do it on the sticker price as they want the goodwill.

The site says its not available now. Mine said it was subject to availability.

Fingers crossed. It worked on the La Redoute scam last year!! lol
 

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Exactly. The law's quite clear on this - a store doesn't have to honour a genuine error. (E&OE = errors aan domissions excepted)

In t'old days, a shop might well have agreed to honour the price purely as a goodwill gesture. These days with 100's of people ordering a mispriced item, no way will they honour even one, as that sets a precedent...
 

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Hmm, I have had an e-mail declining me the TV. BUT they take the money as soon as you purchase it. So they will have taken ?5 something. Therefore, regardless of their terms and conditions, I should be able to purchase that TV at the price stated? Yes or no!? Interesting!
 

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From that website above - and quite apt!

"However, a trader who mistakenly prices a product (for example, ?28
inch widescreen television for ?39.90? instead of ?399) is not obliged
to honour that price unless the transaction has already been completed.
The trader must nevertheless take immediate steps to rectify the
mistake."

Read it how you will!
 

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I'm unsure too. Argos/Homebase have said no. I do know however they know have all my details...hmmm, that could be a coincidence, first they take 5 quid something from LOADS of people, hold it for a few days, thats a lot of interest and also makes shares look better I would think. Secondly, they have my e-mail address, my home address, my name etc and my credit card number.

From the website above, it would indicate you do have a right to the TV at the specifed price, however, then theres those E&EO's to take into consideration.

It's quite hard to price a TV as 49p anyway, purely because a) whats 49p in argos for a start and secondly, it was ?399, you'd think maybe 39p, or 3.99, but 49p?

Is there an alterior motive to this maybe? Also, are Homebase and Argos prices exactly the same?! Something smells a bit to me.
 

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I'm unsure too. Argos/Homebase have said
no. I do know however they know have all my details...hmmm, that
could be a coincidence, first they take 5 quid something from LOADS of
people, hold it for a few days, thats a lot of interest and also makes
shares look better I would think. Secondly, they have my e-mail
address, my home address, my name etc and my credit card number.

From the website above, it would indicate you do have a right to the
TV at the specifed price, however, then theres those E&EO's to take
into consideration.

It's quite hard to price a TV as 49p anyway, purely because a) whats
49p in argos for a start and secondly, it was ?399, you'd think maybe
39p, or 3.99, but 49p?

Is there an alterior motive to this maybe? Also, are Homebase and Argos prices exactly the same?! Something smells a bit to me.
I find it hard to believe that Argos's shares would rise on the back of
such publicised incompetence. I reckon that Argos were right not honour
this price as it is purely a mistake.
 
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