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Slamo
01-29-2002, 03:26 PM
I have just been ripped off big time guys, this is daylight robbery.

I made an order at a website which shall remain nameless of the following items:

Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
Logitech QuickCam Web

I in turn recieved the following:

Micorosoft Intellimouse Optical
Logitech Quickcam Express

Both of which are cheaper models than what i bought.


I have contacted them but have recieved no reply as of yet. What should my course of action be?

Oldbugger
01-29-2002, 03:39 PM
Do you have proof of what you actually ordered??? Backed up by a credit card statement with the exact amount for the order and a copy of their relevant page showing both lots of prices?????

Get all these together and confront them (phone/email/visit them...and make your plight KNOWN) and either seek a refund of the difference if you want to keep the stuff or a full refund if you want to return it...you'll probably lose your postage though.

If they are playing ducks and drakes you can always seek some help from Consumer Affairs. Other than that its gunna be a battle.

Good luck....

PS I've found all I've dealt with to be pretty good....if you have troubles maybe you should let us know who it is so we can avoid them...sorry ...avoid making the same mistake.....word gets around pretty quickly in our environment especially if a supplier is misbehaving.

Slamo
01-29-2002, 04:14 PM
yes, as a matter of fact i wanted to include the name of the company except our good friend mr.tweak (who we all love dearly) deleted the post the first time because the company name was in it. He doesn't want to get sued or something.

Wiggo's-sister
01-29-2002, 05:11 PM
When you contact them let them know you've been on the phone to consumer affairs, usually makes em think quicker.
It works for me anyway, or maybe its just tone in my voice, try it anyway.

Anonymous
01-29-2002, 05:46 PM
Thankyou Slamo, it wasn't that hard was it.

Olie
01-29-2002, 05:57 PM
give them a piece of ya mind SLAMO!!!!!

Slamo
01-29-2002, 06:23 PM
Yes, they will not hear the end of it until i get reimbersed my money difference.

Wiggo's-sister
01-29-2002, 06:28 PM
:?: does that mean your happy with what you got and you just want the difference refunded in monetary terms

Slamo
01-29-2002, 06:30 PM
well basically I got what I ordered. I am just very unhappy that they sent me cheaper versions of the product for there own little profits. They made about $30 out of the mouse by ripping me off and I'm not sure how much on the webcam. I just want the money difference pais to me.

Wiggo's-sister
01-29-2002, 07:00 PM
They should be more careful with filling their orders :mad:

Beefy
01-30-2002, 04:52 AM
you did get ripped off with that mouse in more ways than one.. The optical is **** compared to the explorer.. :) who wants a button either side when you can have total thumb control!!! and it curves! it's a curvy mouse! woohoo!

< /madness>

Wiggo
01-30-2002, 05:58 AM
Well it's good to know that that site ain't in my PC stores list. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Slamo
01-30-2002, 06:03 AM
how can you be sure wiggo, i haven't name them


well i rang them and cleared it up. They reckon that the description that the manufacturer sent them was wrong and that they actually paid for the cheaper model instead of the dearer one so in fact I got what i payed for.

I have told them to fix their descriptions ASAP so nobody else gets the wrong idea.

Wiggo
01-30-2002, 06:05 AM
I seen the original content but I was interupted so I didn't post then. ;)
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Slamo
01-30-2002, 07:00 AM
Recent e-mail from them, matter has been cleared


Sorry about these two errors. I have update the page to reflect the two new products. I will look at our prices and if we are making more than our normal markup from the price we sold to you for less our cost price, I will refund you the difference, or you can return the two items for a refund.
Let us know what you would prefer to do.

Regards
Shop which shall remain nameless


Slamo wins, w00t!!!!

Beefy
01-30-2002, 07:03 AM
so you can tell us who it was now.. :)

Slamo
01-30-2002, 07:06 AM
not unless camo lets me.

Andy
01-30-2002, 07:14 AM
can you tell us the how much they charged you so we can see if they did overcharge you? (hey, we are really really bored over here :p)

Beefy
01-30-2002, 07:18 AM
yeah, come on.. give us something to laugh at.. :)

Anonymous
01-30-2002, 07:33 AM
not unless camo lets me.

Slamo there is nothing wrong with you telling everyone if they ask you on MSN or ICQ.

Olie
01-30-2002, 07:34 AM
tell me, tell me!

Slamo
01-30-2002, 08:40 AM
I was charged $75 for the Intellimouse Optical and $145 for the Logiteck Quickcam Express.

Are these the right prices or what?

Beefy
01-30-2002, 08:49 AM
sounds about right.. the intellimouse explorers are still around $99.. I think I saw the optical for about $70 somewhere, but what's $5?

Edit: hehehe.. just found the quickcam express on the Dick Smith site.. $99.. :D

Wiggo
01-30-2002, 01:51 PM
Actually I paid $45aus for my Intellimouse Optical. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Slamo's Sister
01-30-2002, 02:57 PM
maybe cuz my brother isn't a :geek: after all. maybe just maybe he is the :devil: sent to make my life a living hell. but the webcam works a treat ;) and so does the mouse :rolleyes: least something round here works. the computer doesn't! lol

Slamo
01-30-2002, 07:47 PM
it is working fine thank you very much

Wiggo's-sister
01-31-2002, 02:59 AM
Does it just depend on the operator :?:

Slamo
01-31-2002, 06:35 AM
as a matter of fact, she is the only person I have ever seen to crash xp

Mr. C
01-31-2002, 07:10 AM
I have no idea what consumer law is like in OZ?
Here in the USA, you could contact the credit card company, and dispute the charges, and explain. Also here, you are to be fully reimbursed for shipping charges on returned items.

Andy
01-31-2002, 03:59 PM
as a matter of fact, she is the only person I have ever seen to crash xp

well my install of xp must be special, mine seems to be more than capable to crash it self :confused: :cry:

falecomigo
02-11-2002, 12:37 PM
you should call the police

Wiggo's-sister
02-11-2002, 02:40 PM
All they would say is;
" Don't you think we have more important things to do with our time boy".

Albinus
02-16-2002, 04:14 PM
well my install of xp must be special, mine seems to be more than capable to crash it self :confused: :cry:


That's why I use Windows 2000 Professional Andy - and did you use Windows Update on your "backup" copy? Apparantly Microsoft is making machines crash that have a certain serial number and have the hide to rip off Windows Update as well ;)

Andy
02-16-2002, 04:25 PM
nah, i didn't download this one, this one was that "certian" corp version ;)