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If you after one of their exclusive sets maybe you might want to grab one this week as there is at least 20% off until Saturday. The Audi TT set is £34 for example. Check their website.



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I was looking in Toys R Us last weekend at the Le Mans set for £99. Unfortunately we were there buying a rocking horse for my daughter so no room for the scaley set.

Argos Set 4 exclusives are about £71 for the F1 cars Mclaren and Toyota and £69 for the Astra BTCC and Merc CLK DTM. Now £140 for two Set 4s with 4 cars seems quite a bargain to me. Might pop in there later today.

Granted a bit more than Ebay bundles but its all new, no shipping worries and I get to play with this weekend.
 

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Just came back from Argos. Turns out they had taken too much off the prices. The actual prices are 79.99 each.

Now I was always under the impression that a store should honour a price quoted even if it is wrong?
 

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No - it's a common misconception in retailing that you have to honour an advertised price. You'll generally always see in the small print of ads the good old "Terms & conditions apply" disclaimer. One of the terms & conditions is Errors excepted - i.e. if we cock up we don't have to do it. In especially bad cases, the retailer would remove all products from sale.

But, most retailers tend to take the hit and honour the price to keep customers happy (upset customers are unlikely to shop with you again!).
 

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The law states that if a shop doesn't want to sell something to you, they can simply withdraw it from sale, and re-issue it under different conditions.

I.E. They can withdraw cockups, and re-issue them with a different (higher) price.

It used to be that you had to honour the advertised price, but it changed, although most shops still will do it. You can cause a big fuss otherwise


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Never mind its only another £20 so just one less car


I guess a large corporation such as Argos isn't too fussed if one customer gets the hump and doesn't go back.
 

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You can buy at the advertised prices online. I don't think it specifies that online shop prices are the same as the retail outlet prices.
 

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QUOTE (ScoobyDriver @ 10 Dec 2004, 13:24)Just came back from Argos. Turns out they had taken too much off the prices. The actual prices are 79.99 each.

Now I was always under the impression that a store should honour a price quoted even if it is wrong?
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No the prices quoted are an invitation to treat, when you take the goods to a checkout you make the offer, if the shop accepts the contract is made (offer and acceptance).

If the price on the goods is incorrect, the shop should tell you at the point of sale and offer you the good at the correct price or refuse to sell the goods at all. They should then correct the price. They should not, however, sell you goods at a higher price than that labelled without informing you of the change of price.

If they accept at the 'incorrect' price (as Kodak did a little while ago on their website) a contract is made. At that point they cannot rescind the contract and try to claim the additional sum or refuse to supply the goods unless it was a patent error.

In terms of advertised price, my understanding is that a simple error may be made and the firm would not be obliged to honour that. However they should not advertise prices they have no intention of honouring.
 
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