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to feel ripped of by the laundrette?

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charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 11:50:55

I had about five loads of washing which I decided to get washed as I felt I was drowning in it. (pregnant, 3 other dcs and itys half term). All good so far.

Laundrette came collected and have just returned it all washed and folded up - great. However, I nearly fell over when he said it was £100!!!!!!!!

I know I shoul have checked the price but have used before and the same amount to be washed and ironed was £20 more



honeytea Fri 02-Nov-12 11:53:11

That's ridiculous! You could have given me a tenner and a cup of tea and I'd have done it for you.

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 11:59:14

Haha honey, glad its not just me!!! smile

Wandawingsthe2nd Fri 02-Nov-12 13:34:42

WHAT!? Surely not!

KenLeeeeeee Fri 02-Nov-12 13:36:23

JEEZY CHREEZY! I'd be more than a little shocked. I have a newfound appreciation for my washing machine now.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 02-Nov-12 13:38:54


It wasn't even ironed for that priceshock

McPie Fri 02-Nov-12 13:41:05

Bloody hell I would have done it for free for you and ironed it even though I hate ironing!

ZillionChocolate Fri 02-Nov-12 13:43:28

That is shocking. Given that you can buy a good domestic washing machine for not much more than double and run it for £27 per year I'm not surprised you feel ripped off. Makes me think the Eastenders going to Dot Cotton for a service wash were all terribly extravagant.

OpheliaPayneAgain Fri 02-Nov-12 13:43:55

A service wash and dry is 7 quid, and thats 2 normal loads.

You are in the UK?

I cant see drop off and collection would add in that much more, unless you live in London and you used an Aberdeen launderette

McHappyPants2012 Fri 02-Nov-12 14:20:55

i would of fell on the floor yanbu

Tailtwister Fri 02-Nov-12 14:30:15

Wow, that's a lot! Last time I used a launderette we were camping and I think it was about £8 per load (washed, dried and folded).

LaCiccolina Fri 02-Nov-12 14:33:34

They took away washed ironed and brought back? Presume was either by weight or number of items. Our local dry cleaner did 25 items (inc men's shirts) for £15 recently. Tried another and 15 item cost £22 coz I didn't check and was weighed!

It's poss not too far out depending which method, I'm guessing weight...

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 15:08:19

They didn't iron it. They weighied it, was 44ib apparently plus delivery, 3 miles max. shock I will never use them again, thinking of ringing up and quering it, prehaps they charged for ironing too by accident?

Oh and I am having a really crap day, my car tyre has been slashed. angry

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 15:09:34

Do you lot think I should ring up on monday? Not now as I am likely to blub down thw phone -- or explode--.

hermioneweasley Fri 02-Nov-12 15:16:59

44lbs would be about 2 big suitcases worth? I can't see how that's £100 at all, unless the pick up and delivery is 50 quid on its own?

NettoSpookerstar Fri 02-Nov-12 15:18:22

My lovely friend does all my washing free, and she has been for over a year.

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 15:20:06

envy at netto

MadamFolly Fri 02-Nov-12 15:36:29

They must have made a mistake, is there any way you can check their prices?

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 15:37:27

I've looked on the website and it doesnt have prices.

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 15:42:47

Just rang and apparently was correct price by weight, 49lb plus £2 delivery. hmm

MsIngaFewmarbles Fri 02-Nov-12 15:49:35

My local launderette charge £1 a kg. I took down 4 binliners stuffed with laundry (like you I had got a bit behind). It cost £19. No collection or delivery but washed, dried, folded and more exciting than anything else, socks paired grin

£100 is outrageous.

whois Fri 02-Nov-12 15:50:45

You got RIPPED off :-(

charlottehere Fri 02-Nov-12 15:52:38

I expected it to be £25 max. shock I think they have the monopoly as there is no one else who does it round here. sad

QueenStromba Fri 02-Nov-12 16:09:25

I think they need to have told you what the price would be in advance in order for it to be a valid contract - it might be worth checking that out.

ZillionChocolate Sun 04-Nov-12 09:31:20

QueenStromba I disagree that a contract needs an agreed price. If there's no price agreed then it should be reasonable.

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