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Ever have someone send you something without you even paying?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craterloads, 21 Jun 2012.

  1. Josh P


    Joined: 29 Sep 2009

    Posts: 861

    Location: Cambs, UK

    I once got sent 2x Sapphire Vapor-X 5870s instead of the one I'd ordered. Unfortunately, the retailer realised their mistake, but organising collection was going to be such hassle I just paid for the second one... :(
  2. Daze

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 May 2011

    Posts: 1,954

    Location: 80 Miles North of Vegas

    I've received a double of something a couple of times before and just kept them both.
  3. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,715

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Oh, another one was with Tesco home delivery a few years ago. They added a box of Cornflakes that wasn't on my order. Didn't realise until after the guy has gone and didn't think it was worth raising it with them. Not as good as the 5 planes but certainly better than a kick in the teeth :)
  4. T345


    Joined: 14 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,740

    Location: Kent

    It's their fault, they should have the decency to offer you to keep it or pay for the shipping back...
  5. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,501

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Porn, it really happened!

    Was in a student house and a parcel came for the previous tennant. No return address and no idea who to forward it to or return it to so we opened it.

    I forgot whose got it now, it certainly not me! (was **** :p)
  6. Tute


    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 22,492

    Location: Devon, UK

    This. Happy to do it on here as long as it's someone regular and with good trust. I wouldn't trust ebay with a 10ft pole though, whilst there are nice people on there it's far too easy to rip people off if someone was to get tempted, and Paypal and Ebay do **** all to prevent it or resolve it.
  7. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 39,653

    Glad you paid OP - still a very strange (or very trusting) move by the seller!
  8. The Halk


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 11,862

    Location: Hamilton

    I've done the same on trust here - if they have no negatives and positives in double figures they can pay me whenever they like within reason.

    Something to think about though is that on eBay you can have the money taken back off you anyway, so it may not even make much difference in many cases.
  9. piggeh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jan 2011

    Posts: 1,469

    Received a couple of DVDs when I ran a website (did not have much traffic). One was a review copy and one was to give away, but gave both away in a competition. Actually cost me a tenner or so in the end as one of the winners lived in San Francisco!
  10. Trifid


    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 8,671

    I've posted something that was worth £1000 without receiving payment first but was on a forum. Wouldn't even consider doing it on ebay.
  11. JBod


    Joined: 1 Sep 2007

    Posts: 5,296

    Location: Santa Monica, California

    Just today I got a second docking station for my Sony Vaio (£170! for the dock!) when I only ordered one.
  12. Ironic Namesake


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,972

    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Received a second I900 Omnia from Vodafone when those were just released - sold it for over £300 if I remember correctly!
  13. Marc...


    Joined: 14 May 2012

    Posts: 6

    Ordered a USB game pad from Hong Kong once and received two. Return postage was almost as much as it was worth though so they just told me to keep it.
  14. Craterloads


    Joined: 26 Dec 2009

    Posts: 9,012

    Location: North

    Are you guys just keeping these, without notifying the seller? Seems a bit shady.
  15. SpeedFreak


    Joined: 14 Nov 2002

    Posts: 7,148

    Location: Bristol

    I ordered an exhaust which didn't come after a week. Called to complain and two turned up the next day. I called and advised them of what happened. They said they would arrange collection on four separate occasions which didn't happen. I just sold it on ebay in the end as I only lived in a flat and it was in the way.
  16. JBod


    Joined: 1 Sep 2007

    Posts: 5,296

    Location: Santa Monica, California

    Mine was from a multi billion dollar global company. I feel kinda guilt free after they screwed me over getting a Wii delivered in time for Xmas a few years back! :p
  17. KaHn


    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 13,177

    Location: South Shields

    Some people on here are ****'s

  18. Justintime


    Joined: 24 Jul 2006

    Posts: 8,856

    Location: Edmonton, London, UK

    Got 9 500Gb laptop hdds when i ordered 5, came in a multi pack box and didn't open it for 2 weeks as i just bought to keep them in stock, contacted retailer who said they couldn't verify how much were sent out and to keep it.

    Got 2 sets of logitech speakers when i ordered one, plus an Audigy 2 ZS when i ordered a Soundblaster Live 5.1 from the retailers Grade B section (not OCUK :p ). Contacted retailer, never got a reply, oh well.

    Bought a 1tb hdd off the Bay, seller sent a message saying that it 'failed' tests and that they refunded me. It was a big used IT shop and obviously the communication between packer and tester was poor as i got the hdd next day with a big 'FAILED' sticker on it. Funnily its still in the clients laptop as i tested it with Seatools etc.. till i was blue in the face and SMART reported nothing amiss, not a single reallocated sector or anything.
  19. scwba06


    Joined: 5 May 2012

    Posts: 878

    If it was sent by a company youd have been covered by the sale of goods act - anything sent via post to you that you wernt expecting or hadnt agreed to buy is a gift and you don't have to return/ pay for it
  20. scwba06


    Joined: 5 May 2012

    Posts: 878

    Perfectly legal when it's sold by a company