The 'Random questions that don't warrant their own threads' thread - part 2 Page 79

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  • Mola_Ram 9 Aug 2019 17:05:04 22,160 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    @wuntyphyve Try imagining it in a thick Australian accent.
    And you have to add "luv" to the end of it too. Maybe "girlie".

    (I don't actually have a thick accent)

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 17:09:54 09-08-2019
  • Mola_Ram 9 Aug 2019 17:09:13 22,160 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    Once in a hellish remote place in China waiting in an airport queue I was punched in the gut by an old woman. As I doubled over in pain she shoved me and my case out the way and made for the desk and managed to check in in front of me. Funny thing was, it wasn't like she actually gained anything.

    The moral of the story being, be thankful your fellow queue-ers are not more competitive.
    This happened to me at the airport too! Well, not the punching bit, but we were lining up to board a domestic flight and some guy just sidles in front of me.

    Why? It's not like the plane is going to leave either of us behind.
  • Psychotext 20 Aug 2019 17:02:09 65,937 posts
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    Is there a PC hardware thread anywhere on EG?
  • Graxlar_v3 20 Aug 2019 18:17:36 8,767 posts
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    @Psychotext yes :)
  • Graxlar_v3 20 Aug 2019 18:18:07 8,767 posts
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    https://community.eurogamer.net/thread/193604
  • JoeBlade 20 Aug 2019 18:21:43 4,590 posts
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    Or, you know, select the "PC Hardware" category at the top. Crazy, I know!
  • Psychotext 20 Aug 2019 22:22:12 65,937 posts
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    I've never even noticed they're there. I just go to the first page of the forum or "threads I've posted in".
  • Rhaegyr 18 Dec 2019 08:45:15 4,911 posts
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    Bit of sales law advice if anyone can help.

    Friend of mine ordered an iPad from Argos (roughly 600) - he had it delivered yesterday an instead of an iPad in the box there was a jiffy bag filled with sand. After laughing my head off at the picture he sent I told him to call Argos and get it sorted, however after 30 minutes on the phone they pretty much fobbed him off and told him to contact the police as it was a criminal matter and there's nothing they can do for him. He did and the police told him it wasn't a criminal matter and he needs to take it up with Argos.

    Told him the usual things - Obudsman, Citizen's Advice etc. but I'm wondering if there's a quick way for him to get things sorted? Unfortunately he didn't buy it on credit card.

    Any advice? Pretty shocking from Argos tbh.
  • Graxlar_v3 18 Dec 2019 08:46:50 8,767 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Bit of sales law advice if anyone can help.

    Friend of mine ordered an iPad from Argos (roughly 600) - he had it delivered yesterday an instead of an iPad in the box there was a jiffy bag filled with sand. After laughing my head off at the picture he sent I told him to call Argos and get it sorted, however after 30 minutes on the phone they pretty much fobbed him off and told him to contact the police as it was a criminal matter and there's nothing they can do for him. He did and the police told him it wasn't a criminal matter and he needs to take it up with Argos.

    Told him the usual things - Obudsman, Citizen's Advice etc. but I'm wondering if there's a quick way for him to get things sorted? Unfortunately he didn't buy it on credit card.

    Any advice? Pretty shocking from Argos tbh.
    its Argos's problem. Call them up again, speak to someone higher up the food chain.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 18 Dec 2019 09:05:44 7,409 posts
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    Sale of Goods Act. Mention that to the drone on the phone and they should escalate.
  • MiniSchnauz 18 Dec 2019 13:48:34 392 posts
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    Not legal advice but:

    It's patently breach of contract under the implied term in the Sales of Goods Act 1979 s.13 with Argos at fault. It's solely a civil matter.

    Contact Argos directly through their customer care line, do not be fobbed off, and take it as high as you can.

    Edited by MiniSchnauz at 13:49:18 18-12-2019
  • Rhaegyr 18 Dec 2019 13:51:57 4,911 posts
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    Thanks everyone, I'll let him know!
  • minky-kong 18 Dec 2019 14:30:26 14,464 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Friend of mine ordered an iPad from Argos (roughly 600) - he had it delivered yesterday an instead of an iPad in the box there was a jiffy bag filled with sand. After laughing my head off at the picture he sent...
    Reminds me of the time a guy in my halls at uni told us he bought a 'laptop' off some guy in a car on the street for 200, and when he opened the bag it was just potatoes.

    I have never had to try so hard to stifle laughter so much while appearing sympathetic. Also had to really fight the urge to yell "PO-TA-TOES!" at him at every opportunity.
  • Rhaegyr 18 Dec 2019 14:51:09 4,911 posts
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    He put it on social media and he's already had calls asking him to make a video about his experience and monetize it as well as someone from The Sun (bleurgh) who wants to do an article.

    Can't wait to see him holding a bag of sand with an angry face.
  • TechnoHippy 18 Dec 2019 15:06:44 15,839 posts
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    https://www.facebook.com/angrypeopleinlocalnewspapers/ beckons :-)
  • Jono62 18 Dec 2019 15:21:18 23,347 posts
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    https://twitter.com/hashtag/compoface?src=hashtag_click
  • Dougs 18 Dec 2019 20:02:13 91,690 posts
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    How have I never seen #compoface before? Awesome
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