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AndyRubio
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Scumbag bike shops

Postby AndyRubio » Fri Nov 30, 2012 08:45 am

Spamming in pre-Christmas desperation, despite my never EVER giving permission to send me unsolicted emails.

Fortunately my fave bike shop hasn't done it.

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carrock
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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby carrock » Fri Nov 30, 2012 14:40 pm

although good deals about- like a £6000 TT bike for £500- thats 92% off

http://www.thebikefactory.co.uk/product ... ctid=63549

jrduquemin
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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby jrduquemin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:01 pm

Damn, that would be worth buying just for the groupset. The rest could go on ebay :-)
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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby jamienorton » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:20 pm

carrock wrote:although good deals about- like a £6000 TT bike for £500- thats 92% off

http://www.thebikefactory.co.uk/product ... ctid=63549


WTH is going on there, cant be real surely?

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coriordan
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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby coriordan » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:51 pm

Misprint. Meant to be 4999.99. Almost bought it!

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carrock
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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby carrock » Fri Nov 30, 2012 17:48 pm

presumably a misprint but I added it to my basket and it still lists it as £499.

Although they have a clause designed to nullify any mistakes on the online shop as follows:- We reserve the right to make changes to any product information contained on this site at any time without notice.

Bugger.

ben@31
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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby ben@31 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:14 pm

I thought the law was, if its a misprint the product is still is sold at the misprint price.

I've noticed that online store has changed the price back to £5000. Shame as I would have bought it for the SRAM Red.

Everyday I hope my local petrol station puts the decimal point in the wrong place.

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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby sev112 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:28 pm

No that's not the case - you have the opportunity to offer to buy the product at that price but they always have the opportunity to say no. An advertised sign is purely an "invitation to treat" . They are not allowed to deliberately mislead you, but they are in fact protected from mistakes

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Re: Scumbag bike shops

Postby fish156 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:32 pm

Its what the E&OE is for at the bottom of adverts - "Errors and Omissions Excepted". The shop would consider this case an "error".


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