To be fucking annoyed by Sports Direct?

(62 Posts)
Absentmindedwoman Tue 31-May-16 15:34:13

Trainers fell apart within three months, holes in the heels and inner soles falling out. They're insisting this is completely normal. I'm insisting it's not and there's no way they are fit for the purpose of exercising. It's a reasonable expectation that trainers last 400 miles, not 150.

How can it be legal to sell shit faulty goods like this?

ARGHHH I'M SO ANNOYED!

Vagabond Tue 31-May-16 15:35:45

As far as I'm concerned, everyone should boycott SD. It's just shit

Absentmindedwoman Tue 31-May-16 15:40:20

I know this now!

FannyFifer Tue 31-May-16 15:46:06

Would the issue not be with the company of whatever brand the trainer is?

yaaasqueen Tue 31-May-16 15:47:20

What brand are the trainers ?

Radiatorvalves Tue 31-May-16 15:48:32

Quote the Sale of Goods Act at them. Specifically the sections about "fit for purpose".

I returned a bust football to SD recently. Popped within 24 hours of purchase. No issues (surprisingly) although I did have a receipt.

SandunesAndRainclouds Tue 31-May-16 15:49:14

Their returns policy is truly shit.

Mummyme1987 Tue 31-May-16 15:50:05

As it's within 6 months the law is clear, they have refund. Consumer law is on your side. They don't have a leg to stand on.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Tue 31-May-16 15:56:15

Given that they are owned by the massive twat who also owns Newcastle Utd, nothing surprises me about Sports Direct.

MrsJayy Tue 31-May-16 16:01:41

I hate SD its nasty and smelly but its where i took the dds for traimers for years i think you need to cut your loses if it was 3 weeks i would say yes keep at them but not 3 months they will go on about reasonable wear and tear etc. A lot of the stock is seconds anyway

MrsJayy Tue 31-May-16 16:02:29

Trainers

19lottie82 Tue 31-May-16 16:05:14

How much were the trainers?

A "quality pair" of purpose made running shoes should last 500 miles, and they would cost, say a minimum of £80? If you bought £25 trainers for running in from SD, well, you get what you pay for, unfortunately.

19lottie82 Tue 31-May-16 16:05:52

MummyMe what law are you referring to?

WriteforFun1 Tue 31-May-16 16:07:44

I think we need more info on the type of trainer
I agree a decent pair of running shoes should do a lot better.

Witchend Tue 31-May-16 16:09:23

I don't expect ny trainers to last much more than 3 months because I get cheaper ones. I play tennis 1-2 times a week and 3 month wear is quite average. If I got proper tennis shoes I'd expect to get more wear out of them.

nancy75 Tue 31-May-16 16:12:02

Mummyme, the 6 month thing is not true, fit for purpose does need to take into account how much the trainers have been worn in that time and what the op was doing. If she paid £7.50 for them and ran a marathon everyday for 3 months would you think the shop should refund the money? Obviously that is an extreme example but without knowing more facts we can't really know what the shop should/shouldn't do

HappiestMummyAlive Tue 31-May-16 16:13:55

It really depends on what brand trainers and how much you paid for them.

You get what you pay for unfortunately.

emmalimesmom Tue 31-May-16 16:15:44

they wont refund you they will exchange it or give you a credit note so you have to have more crap from there.
had 2 coats from there and the zips broke on both of them

yaaasqueen Tue 31-May-16 16:17:47

Had a pair of new balances from SD for over a year they're still like new

MrsDeVere Tue 31-May-16 16:17:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lurkedforever1 Tue 31-May-16 16:18:24

In addition to the price it also depends on what they are marketed as. If they're trainers marketed as fashion shoes, as many are, you can't complain if they aren't fit for exercise.

letthefundusbegin Tue 31-May-16 16:21:13

Sports Direct is one of the grimmest shopping experiences around.

Everything DP ever bought from there was shit quality. Not worth the apparent 'savings', given you have to replace everything.

Oh and given that Mike Ashley is a massive massive twat, we no longer shop there.

ghostyslovesheep Tue 31-May-16 16:22:45

I buy my trainers from SD - they have been great - I run 3 times a week and they lasted - well they are still going after a year but I got a new pair in the sale

But it's difficult to say if YABU if they have been worn every day - maybe 3 months is their life span - worn once you would not be unreasonable

ghostyslovesheep Tue 31-May-16 16:23:16

- sorry they are cheap ones - last pair cost £19!

yaaasqueen Tue 31-May-16 16:24:46

If you are talking about these www.sportsdirect.com/slazenger-canvas-pump-jnr-00-055056?colcode=05505621

Then you shouldn't expect them to last more than a couple of wears

If they're sketchers or vans or new balance then YANBU

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