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How long would you expect a radio that cost £150 to last...???

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Wotnosignal Tue 23-Aug-11 17:30:46

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YoungishBag Tue 23-Aug-11 17:35:20

I would expect them to replace it within 6 years. After that I'd let it go and buy another.

I expect my Roberts radio to last at least 20 years.

bibbitybobbityhat Tue 23-Aug-11 17:36:06

10 years. That's a lot of money.

YoungishBag Tue 23-Aug-11 17:36:31

And you return it if it's within 6 years and say it's not fit for purpose. I would expect them to replace it under the sale of goods act.

TeamEdward Tue 23-Aug-11 17:37:52

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Wotnosignal Tue 23-Aug-11 17:40:52

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BedHog Tue 23-Aug-11 17:42:42

I'd expect about 75 years. My dad has a 70 year old radio still going strong, and £150 is a lot of money.

LaWeasel Tue 23-Aug-11 17:44:21

Where did you keep it? My first DAB radio died after about that long, but it had been in the kitchen right next to the kitchen for the last few years and turned out to be horribly clogged up with grease. It was also only £50, so I was much less miffed than you must be!

LaWeasel Tue 23-Aug-11 17:44:41

next to the *hob sorry.

Salmotrutta Tue 23-Aug-11 17:45:14

Yes, at £150 I'd expect it to see me out and the next generation too.

Scootergrrrl Tue 23-Aug-11 17:46:10

What make is it and what's wrong with it? I thought mine had broken recently but it turned out to be just the adaptor.

Glitterknickaz Tue 23-Aug-11 17:46:57

You should be dealing with the place you purchased it from as it is them you have the contract with.
Within seven years I'd return it saying it's not fit for purpose under the sale of goods act you would be well within your rights.

Wotnosignal Tue 23-Aug-11 18:47:22

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FabbyChic Tue 23-Aug-11 18:49:41

How long have you had it?

pengymum Tue 23-Aug-11 18:54:10

I think your contract is with the retailer so maybe approach them about it - if no receipt, and you paid by card or cheque, you can use the entry on your statement as proof of purchase.
If you talk to your local trading standards dept. they should help you.
Good luck!

spiderpig8 Tue 23-Aug-11 19:38:17

Until the day after the guarantee runs out.

ragged Tue 23-Aug-11 19:42:38

I'd expect a cuppa brought to be in bed each morning for that price. wink

hermionestranger Tue 23-Aug-11 19:48:43

Yeah good luck with that. Kenwood chef, motor conked out after 2 years. I took it back and was told tough, trading standards said that I couldn't expect it to last more than that! Cost me nigh on 200 quid to repair!

prettybird Tue 23-Aug-11 19:50:10

Agree with Scooterrgirl that it might just be the adaptor. We've got two Pure radios (one an Evoke-2 and the other a One), different ages but for both the adaptor has had to be replaced.

When you registered it on the web-site, did you not include where you bought it. That might enough "proof" (plus a credit card statement?) to use the Sale of Goods Act.

Scootergrrrl Tue 23-Aug-11 20:14:10

We have Intempo radios which cost about the same and the company was crap when ours broke too. On the offchance that it's the same make, and the tuning dial is just glowing blue slowly on and off, just try a new adaptor. And if you got it from
Amazon, return it to them cos they're great. They sent me a new Kindle cover when mine broke because DH stood on it in his Army boots grin

Wotnosignal Wed 24-Aug-11 20:09:43

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prettybird Thu 25-Aug-11 08:59:51

Who did you buy it from? Take it up with Trading Standards - it is reasonable for you to expect to last for longer than that. But your contract is with whoever sold it to you.

firsttimemama Thu 25-Aug-11 09:12:04

I think at least 2 years - although it should of course last longer but I would but it down to bad luck and never buy that brand again.

prettybird Thu 25-Aug-11 09:28:55

Faulty goods? You've still got rights when the guarantee runs out

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