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Mothercare carseat reduced from £119 to £9!

289 replies

stripeyknickersspottysocks · 24/08/2010 19:43

Thought this is a total bargain.


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Imarriedafrog · 26/08/2010 08:48

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Millimat · 26/08/2010 09:50

Link isn't working - is it still on offer?

Feenie · 26/08/2010 10:24

Are you having a laugh?!!! Read the thread!!!!

mamatomany · 26/08/2010 11:16

They've taken hundreds of £9's probably more than they ever had in stock in the first place which is naughty.
I wonder if they had a cash flow problem and Matt thought i know what worked for littlewoods lol

Flighttattendant · 26/08/2010 11:18

There was a small ad in Private Eye many years ago around December...'Make someone's Christmas...everyone send me 10p!' He probably got about £1.30.

mummytojack · 26/08/2010 13:41

Did anyone do a screen dump of the page which advertised the price and the 92% off?

SoupDragon · 26/08/2010 13:55

"I wonder how much interest Mothercare are making on all these £9.00 deposits into their account"

Close to chuff all I would imagine.

alibobins · 26/08/2010 14:02

I remember the bed thread and I actually got a bed for £25 after alot of emails as I stated that once money had changed hands a contract had been formed and they honered my order.
Think I was one of the lucky ones as most people just ended up with a drawer Grin

Flighttattendant · 26/08/2010 14:09

I don't think that's very good though Ali. Obviously mistakes get made but what is this bizarre urge to make sure someone pays for it?

And someone always does, you know.
It won't be you but it will be someone else.

Where is the fairness in that...sorry but it reminds me of the Daily Mail attitude. Huge sense of entitlement and little sense of social justice.

It's fine if it's a genuine special offer, that does everyone a favour but getting one over on some company which means they lose out is just wrong.

Flighttattendant · 26/08/2010 14:13

I don't mean to sound so pious or to direct that solely at you, Ali - I'm sorry. I was reading the whole thread and people are complaining as though someone has stolen their car seat! Demanding to have it anyway, writing huffy emails, etc etc.

There's no dignity in that.

mummyreynolds · 27/08/2010 16:19

They have to honour the website, another company did it with PS3's just as they came out, selling them for like £30, one of my friends bought one, I think they could get sued for false advertising if they don't let people buy them for what they advertised.

Ponders · 03/09/2010 12:40

they don't, mummyreynolds - a couple of people have posted this from mothercare's T&Cs:

"We will notify you of our acceptance of your offer to purchase by email shortly after we receive it and at that point a binding agreement between us will be in place on these terms and conditions*


*but subject to our right to withdraw such acceptance where your offer relates to goods that have been priced below that which we intended"

kimiasol · 03/09/2010 15:58

Yes, I agree.

SuzieQ1971 · 04/09/2010 21:17

just checked link and it's been removed lol

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