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Laundrettes that shrink clothes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chronos-X, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Chronos-X


    Joined: Mar 3, 2003

    Posts: 5,001

    Location: London ;()!

    FFS :mad:

    Just brought back a load of shirts and things from the laundrette. I pay an extra quid for a service so I don't have to sit there for half a day and what do they do to dry my clothes? Set the drying machine to "bake" for 3 hours thats what :rolleyes:

    Does anyone else get this :mad: ? I'm a big guy and I'm trying to lose weight, but whenever they do this its like I've taken a step back as my clothes barely fit me ffs :rolleyes:
  2. BrenOS


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,267

    Location: The Castle

    Keep the quid and do a better job yourself.
  3. jamoor


    Joined: Jun 22, 2005

    Posts: 8,354

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    why not get a machine?

    also known as a nagomatic 3000

  4. Sanzy


    Joined: Mar 12, 2005

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Forget About It

    go and take a dump on one of there machines .... will teach them
  5. Chronos-X


    Joined: Mar 3, 2003

    Posts: 5,001

    Location: London ;()!

    Haven't got the space unfortunately :(

    Nor the time to sit in the laundrettes with potty people talking to themselves.
  6. Amp34


    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 28,871

    Location: Canada

    If it was their incompetence why not complain and tell them you want the money for some new shirts or something?
  7. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 15, 2004

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Liverpool

    Agreed - your shirts should have instructions on them of some sort. If they've ignored them (the fact that your shirts have shrunk probably prove this) then surely you can at least ask for your money back?

    We recently had a dryer put in upstairs in our house and I've accidently lost a few pairs of trousers in the same manner, i.e. putting the heat on too high.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2006
  8. BrenOS


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,267

    Location: The Castle

    You've no chance of getting any form of compensation.

    Every laundrette I've been in has a notice/disclaimer saying they accept no responsibility for clothes damaged or lost in their machines.
  9. Sequoia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 2,948

    Absolutely wrong.

    Chronos paid for a service.

    A launderette can absolve itself from liability for things taken if you leave them unattended, but if you're paying them for a service they not only cannot disclaim responsibility for their own incompetence and/or negligence but to to display a notice attempting to do so would be illegal.

    A friend of mine had exactly that happen recently. A cashmere coat was dry cleaned and they somehow managed to melt the buttons into the coat. The shop said "not responsible, and pointed to the sign". She said "good luck with that line, see you in court", handed them her business card and turned to leave. She's a barrister. She got as far as the door.

    One new coat later ... :D
  10. Adam_151


    Joined: May 18, 2004

    Posts: 2,611

    Location: Lincoln, Uk

    Thats one thing I've never understood fully, Sequoia

    I understand thay you can't just dis-claim liability for something that is your fault, but can such notices act as a warning and thus be carrying out your duty of care?

    Imagine a building site, surely the notice 'dangerous site, enter at your own risk' or something to that effect also acts as a warning, if it was shortened to 'enter at your own risk' it'd still be implying that the site was dangerous, just not as clear.

    Sorry, for taking the thread way off topic... :o