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Aibu to not hand over a cent for this

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Cocklodger · 30/06/2017 08:13

Hi, on a Facebook selling group someone was advertising a faulty TV for $85.
It was advertised and clarified to be a "42.
I'm waiting on it being delivered as we speak but the seller messaged me (then stopped replying so I presume is en route) saying
"By the way I don't know if I told you but it's a "32, I'm on my way now"
I replied with a confused emoji and a "well you said "42" and a screen shot of the advert stating "42. It hasn't be read, she hasn't replied, and presuming it's not an oversight (ie it is a 42 and she's just confused) would I be u to refuse the sale when she comes here?
I'm trying to stick to a reasonably tight budget I already have a "32 tv but it's a bit small for what I use it for (gaming) I can easily repair the TV but tbh I don't want it if it isn't a "42, as I already have a "32 and it'll be basically useless to me and I'll have to go through the expense and fuss of fixing it up, for something I already have!
I don't know when to expect the seller only that they're on their way.
I'm sat out front wondering what the fuck to say and if I'd be U to refuse the sale when they've gone through the trouble of delivering for me

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Cocklodger · 30/06/2017 08:14

By the way it's 5pm here.
I'm not in the uk buying TVs at 8am Grin

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ToddlerIs2 · 30/06/2017 08:16

If its not as advertised you have every right to refuse it. Is message them to advise that then confirm when they arrive.


newdaylight · 30/06/2017 08:18

Just refuse it, if it's bit 42"


KoalaDownUnder · 30/06/2017 08:20

YANBU. It's not what she advertised it as! Just say no.


Asmoto · 30/06/2017 08:21

Not U at all. You already have a 32" TV - why would you need a second one? Send another message stating clearly that if it's a 32" unfortunately you have no use for it. If the seller doesn't read it, that's beyond your control. There's a significant difference between the two screen sizes - it's not as though they could easily be muddled - the onus was on the seller to advertise the item correctly.


Nocabbageinmyeye · 30/06/2017 08:21

Hopefully it was a typo on sellers part but if not then tell them to do one, they'll know themselves they are chancing their arm so will half expect it anyway. Definitely do not just buy it anyway Confused


Floggingmolly · 30/06/2017 08:22

No, if it's not as advertised you're at perfect liberty to refuse. Btw, why are you buying a faulty TV? Are you sure you can get it to work??


Ilovecoleslaw · 30/06/2017 08:23

YANU, don't buy if you don't want it. You have every right to refuse


babybubblescomingsoon · 30/06/2017 08:24

Hopefully just a typo but yanbu to refuse if it is just a 32". Thats not what you were looking for.


Cocklodger · 30/06/2017 08:26

No one here yet, but I'll double check and if it's not a 42 will refuse. Just feel a bit guilty at them wasting their time.
I used to work in electrical repair, it's a pretty easy fix by the sounds of it. I get a sense of... pride (not sure that's the right word) when I build or repair something and then can use it, plus it keeps costs down which is great for me at the moment (have a large amount of $$ to save)

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KoalaDownUnder · 30/06/2017 08:27

Don't feel guilty - she wasted her own time.


Floggingmolly · 30/06/2017 08:27

Ah, I see Smile. Fingers crossed it's a 42"!


Asmoto · 30/06/2017 08:29

You have no reason to feel guilty - it was advertised incorrectly. If the seller has had a wasted journey, hopefully she'll learn from the experience. If you want to be kind, you could offer her a nice cup of Brew before she sets off home again Grin.


NellieFiveBellies · 30/06/2017 08:30

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RebootYourEngine · 30/06/2017 08:31

How far are they traveling?

If its not a 42" i wouldnt take it.


YouTheCat · 30/06/2017 08:33

Why would the seller send you a 'by the way, it's a 32"' message if she wasn't aware that she had falsely advertised the tv?


user1487372252 · 30/06/2017 08:37

Don't feel guilty about wasting there time. They have wasted yours surely.


thereallochnessmonster · 30/06/2017 08:39

They have wasted your time.

I bet the seller did that deliberately - messaged you in haste with the real size of the tv and then said she was on her way, hoping you wouldn't kick up a fuss. She falsely advertised it. Don't buy it if it's not what you want.


rightwhine · 30/06/2017 08:41

They've wasted yours. Don't feel guilty.


ThouShallNotPass · 30/06/2017 08:42

Even if it is a 42, don't pay until you have turned it on and seen it working. If the fault is something that means it won't turn on, make sure you are able to verify that the issue is what the seller states it is. It could be that they say it's a small issue but really the thing is fucked and they know it, hence the delivery instead of having you know where they live.


Nowaynowjose · 30/06/2017 08:45

Yep. Don't pay if it's not as advertised! And don't feel guilty!
(esp if you're the person who turned up at my place a week or so ago looking to pick up said TV, at the wrong house. You've been messed around enough already Grin)


Bluntness100 · 30/06/2017 08:51

You can't feel guilty about this. If she advertised it wrongly she should have told you before she sent it. That's quite a substantial difference. She's in the wrong not you if it is only 32.


TestTubeTeen · 30/06/2017 08:51

She messaged to say 32", you messaged back and she hasn't replied.
The responsibility is all hers.

If she is more than half an hour past the time she would deliver text to say "I presume you got my last message that 32" is not big enough for me and decided not to come. I waited half an hour but have had to go out now. Best wishes "

If she arrives just say you wanted to buy it when she advertised it as 42", but 32" is not what you want.

NO reason for you to feel guilty at all!


Foslady · 30/06/2017 08:51

Is it worth repairing and selling on?


Cocklodger · 30/06/2017 08:56

She came out, I confirmed it was indeed a "32 and showed her the screenshots of her advert and clarification (early in the message conversation) that it was a 42 prior to her last minute "oh it's a 32" message. She tried to argue with me, I almost felt bad enough to offer her fuel money until she called me a time wasting cunt. At which point the door was slammed firmly shut!
Thanks guys

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