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Has anyone heard of/bought anything from a company called Pride of Place?

(14 Posts)
Carla Tue 15-Mar-05 10:34:17

Ordered this and it's absolute rubbish. The furniture equivalent of something you'd find in a party bag ...

Gwenick Tue 15-Mar-05 10:42:10

Link doesn't seem to work [frown emoticon]

Carla Tue 15-Mar-05 10:45:36

Pants! Why do my links never work?

It's on, bathroom, first thing on page.

Gwenick Tue 15-Mar-05 10:48:17

found it - dare I ask what type of 'high quality' wood finish it is..........??

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 10:50:45


"Bathroom storage with laundry cabinet

Our new bathroom cabinet looks like a smart storage unit, but cleverly conceals all your laundry waiting to be washed. The cabinet features two shelves, perfect for bits and pieces, and a front that hinges outwards to reveal a generous 51 litre laundry compartment. High quality wood construction with a damp and water-resistant finish. H107cm W45cm D35.5cm."

Is it not high-quality wood construction then Carla? It looks really nice, what a shame - can you send it back?

Gwenick Tue 15-Mar-05 10:53:26

just being having a look for information - it would appear that "pride of place" is actually registered at company house as


Retail sale via mail order houses

Can't find much out about either company though

Carla Tue 15-Mar-05 10:59:27

It's made of chipboard or MDF or something - when you try and screw the back bit on the 'wood's' so thin that the nails just split it. It's also full of holes that have been filled in. I could live (just) with that, but the bl**dy thing won't even fit together!

It'll have to go back - I just couldn't face looking at it. Trouble is, dds happily spent yesterday afternoon breaking up all the polystyrene that it came packed in. Anyone know how you can arrange for a courier to pick something up from a private address? Bet that costs an arm and a leg too - grrrrrrh!

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 11:00:28

You should be able to send it back at their expense if it's unsuitable, carla - have a look at the invoice/delivery note - it should have information on how to do it.

Carla Tue 15-Mar-05 11:03:20

Thanks for that, Gwenick. Selective Marketplace Limited kind of sums it up really, doesn't it? Bit like Junior Ready, Steady, Cook - names you shouldn't touch with a bargepole.

Carla Tue 15-Mar-05 11:06:05

Janh, it just says:

Returns and Exchanges:

blah blah So, to return an item:
1 blah
2 blah
3 blah
4 Finally detach this form and include it in your parcel with the returned item/s to the address at the top of the page. Retain the order summary above for your own records.

Gwenick Tue 15-Mar-05 11:09:01

0870 122 3155

why not give their customer services a ring and tell them you want to send it back because of poor quality and that you DON'T want to have to pay for a courier yourself.

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 11:09:58

You're returning it because it's no good though, not because you didn't like it after all - the onus should be on them to arrange. I once bought a TV/video stand where the drawer wouldn't assemble because it had 2 left sides instead of a left and a right - it was picked up by courier - mind you that was a standard mail order catalogue like GUS.

Anyway I would ring them and tell them it's crap and that if they don't arrange to collect it you'll be on to Trading Standards for misrepresentation.

Janh Tue 15-Mar-05 11:10:19

snap, gwenick

Carla Tue 15-Mar-05 11:19:51

One of the boxes you can tick for returns is 'faulty' - no mention of them paying for it if it is faulty, though.

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