well, at a retail store if a pricetag says 4.99, even if it is 499.99, I'm getting it for 4.99 or I'm never going back to that store.
So, I recommend you never shop with him again at a minimum.
I don't believe in the It's all about ME ... Screw everybody else the dumb sob's .....
That's what has the country spiraling down to where we are today ... and that is Sad
The It's All About Me Generation ....
[email protected] you got me there. As I said though, it was attitude. I wasnt an @$$ to you and offered to eat it. You being the nice guy you are wouldnt let that happen. I havent forgotten that and still appreciate that to this day. This guy didnt even offer to eat his mistake. Im a nice guy and pay it forward, newsjeff will tell ya that.Treed, you remember when I bought that HDX off ya this year? And you screwed up and didn't charge me enough shipping? Well, I thought it would be nice just to be nice and go ahead and pay for shipping after the fact, even though you screwed up. Pay it forward man . . . benefit of the doubt . . . if the dude was out to screw anybody, then go get em', but an honest mistake? Common, it's the holidays.
I'll have to differ in opinion on the store issue. While most stores might honor an incorrect price tag on an item- the law says they are under no obligation to do so. THe price tag does not represent a leagally binding offer- it is defined legally as an "invitation to trade", this includes newspaper and magazine advertisements, store window displays, price tags on merchandise,and prices in catalogs, all fall in this category.Mark it's not often that I disagree with you, but if a $499.00 item in a retail, bricks and mortar store has the pricetag of $4.99, by law they have to honor it. How long was it on Ebay before you got it? That part is probably unknown, but Im sure it was long enough for the owner to review, which obviously he neglected to do. The apparent attitude of the seller is the main reason Id pursue. Not knowing exactly how, and with emotion and character distorted over the internet through text, it's not clear of the seller's attitude. From what basstardo said, the guy was being a [email protected]$$ ...so I'd go after it. Had the seller reacted differently and kept responding to emails, Id have dropped the issue. This is just what Id do, right or wrong.
Man that is great to hear,,, I always worry if me or Catman have to much to :beer: and make some stupid price on a custom rack :redface:
Absolutely! I have NEVER had a store refuse to honor a mispriced item where the store had marked the price. I have had a couple of times where a customer appeared to have moved a price tag from one item to another. I understood and did not complain.Not sure why you feel entitled to benefit from someone's mistake.
What do you think a retail outlet is going to do ? Eat the loss?
Thanks Husky, I've had to go thru all those present value calcs myself, your right, not really exciting stuff. I can appreciate your opinion, and I can understand a store not wanting to take a publicity hit on an error if they can live with it.Absolutely! I have NEVER had a store refuse to honor a mispriced item where the store had marked the price. I have had a couple of times where a customer appeared to have moved a price tag from one item to another. I understood and did not complain.
It's all about customer service. A good store who values their customers will treat their customers right. Even if a store loses $100 on a sale, it would be wise to honor the price tag or sign. Why? The lifetime value of a good customer is much greater than the money lost. If you don't match the price, you risk ruining the relationship with the customer and thus the future value of that customer's profit stream.
Your attitude reflects the attitude I have often heard of in small time stores ran by small time owners. Not the kind of place I'm going to shop at very often anyway.
I'm taken by surprise that you think this is an "all about me" issue. Some of the best stores out there, see Nordstroms, will honor a return from a customer knowing the customer did not purchase the item at Nordstroms, even knowing Nordstroms does not sell the item. I had a professor who used to be a Nordstroms exec tell us the story of a lady, who owned a Nordstroms credit card and was a regular shopper, who came in demanding a refund on a sweater. She said she paid $100 but didn't have the receipt. The customer service agent knew it was a brand they didn't even sell. What did they do? They gave the lady $100 and donated the sweater to some charitable organization.
Happy customers = lifetime income streams. If you need a lesson on the present value of future income streams, let me know. I'll warn you, it's pretty boring crap.