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    bcl999
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    Has Marks and Spencer refused you a refund? Post details here.
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    • 22nd Dec 07, 4:47 AM
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    Has Marks and Spencer refused you a refund? Post details here. 22nd Dec 07 at 4:47 AM
    M&S make a big thing about their returns policy but it seems thay are not always honouring it nowadays.

    I have heard of several instances recently where people have been refused refunds/credit vouchers specifically because they don't have the receipt or a "gift" receipt. This has been for items which have not been worn and are not excluded like food or toiletries for hygiene reasons. Apparently they say they are withdrawing the right to a refund in the individual case to get around Trading Standards complaints, although "statutory" rights remain.

    If this has happened to you (or happens with a Christmas gift return), please post details here, with a brief description of item, purchase price if known and the store where the return was refused. Please only post cases where they totally refuse a refund and they say the lack of a receipt is the reason for refusal.

    It's important to know whether this is becoming widespread. They need to either adhere to their advertised policy or alter the wording of that advertised policy.

    Maybe this could be made a "sticky" till we see if it is a real problem nationally or just a few cases?
    Last edited by bcl999; 22-12-2007 at 5:13 AM.
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    • L-J-R
    • By L-J-R 31st Dec 14, 5:49 PM
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    L-J-R
    I was given M&S toiletries for Christmas - with a gift receipt - the giver (DH), knowing my pickiness, had checked that such items could be returned. The assistant raised no objection, smiled and gave me a credit note. If the item couldn't be returned, there would surely have been no point in offering a gift receipt. Perhaps the OP should try again. Good luck.
    • BargainJunky
    • By BargainJunky 31st Dec 14, 9:02 PM
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    BargainJunky
    Last January I had a problem with my sons school coat which was purchased in the August and worn just after October half term. He had come home saying the zip would not do up so his dad tried to sort it and the clip bit disintegrated in his hands - a childs coat with a plastic clip painted silver to look metal!

    I went to my local M&S with the coat expecting an arguement but they were very apologetic and gave me a full refund - to be honest I would have preferred a replacement coat as its virtually impossible to find boys Winter coats in January. I then trawled the shops trying to find a replacement found a total bargain in BHS for less than half what I had paid for the M&S one and to top it all it still fits him this Winter.

    Whilst I was in M&S returning the coat a man was trying to get a refund for a very expensive looking leather/suede trim coat that he claimed had worn badly around the neck. He initially told the assistant that it was 12 months old then 2 years old and when a Supervisor appeared suddenly the coat was about 5 years old!!
    • notisis
    • By notisis 3rd Jan 15, 9:12 PM
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    notisis
    For those of you that purchased items online from M&S (or indeed any other store that also has an online presence) check out the distance selling regulations. I'm sure there is info on this site about the different rights you have as opposed to buying physically in store and which can give you better protection.


    Now called Consumer Contracts Regulations - see here http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/consumer-rights-refunds-exchange#buyingfromhome
    Last edited by notisis; 03-01-2015 at 9:20 PM. Reason: Better informed!
    • locka
    • By locka 4th Jan 15, 10:31 PM
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    locka
    thanks to all those who responded. I went back to the same store my mum brought it from. I initially had the same issue they where not willing to take back due to the items in side the bag could have been tampered with. When I asked as to why the store had given my 80 year mum a gift receipt I was told these where give with all purchases at Christmas. Which is strange as I've only ever had to ask for them as did my mum.

    After having explain that they should not have miss lead my mum into believing that it was OK to return and I explained it would not leave until I got a refund. I managed to get a credit note which is better than nothing.

    I fully understand there reasons for not wishing to offer the refund, just missing leading people in the first place
    • wort
    • By wort 7th Jan 15, 8:05 PM
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    wort
    refunds
    with regard to gift receipts,they are given as well as a normal receipt only have no price on them.when returning with a gift receipt the recipient will receive the exact same amount as was paid but in the form of a credit note.before xmas lots of offers were on knitwear and nightwear e.g 30% off 3 for 2 etc and even 50% off toys.The receipt when scanned shows and deducts these discounts,which surprisingly many customers don't recall being on.The assistant can only give a refund that is shown on the receipt not what is on the swing ticket as this is all that was paid.With regard to toiletries they can only be refunded if the package in intact,toiletries in a vanity bag with a zip will have a plastic tie through the zip ,once this is taken off the refund can't be done as the items inside could have been tampered with. Hope that clears up any problems
    • tanhauser
    • By tanhauser 10th Sep 16, 3:16 PM
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    tanhauser
    Fading credit vouchers at M&S
    Two months ago I was issued with a credit voucher by M&S for some returned goods. When I went to retrieve same from my wallet, the paperwork was blank. All ink faded. These vouchers are supposed to be valid for one year, so you would think that they would be printed in a manner fit for purpose. I had a long discussion with an M&S manager, and to be fair to M&S they will honour the voucher on my word. However the same manager did admit that 'fading' vouchers were a known issue and that their customer service staff have received a lot of complaints about same - however the company currently has no plans to remedy this situation. Either the ink is fading away, or the ink is rubbing off because a shiny coated paper is being used in till rolls. Either way, one would think that an organisation the size of M&S would be able swiftly to remedy a situation which must be causing both them, and their customers, needless problems!
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 10th Sep 16, 4:02 PM
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    sarah1972
    Two months ago I was issued with a credit voucher by M&S for some returned goods. When I went to retrieve same from my wallet, the paperwork was blank. All ink faded. These vouchers are supposed to be valid for one year, so you would think that they would be printed in a manner fit for purpose. I had a long discussion with an M&S manager, and to be fair to M&S they will honour the voucher on my word. However the same manager did admit that 'fading' vouchers were a known issue and that their customer service staff have received a lot of complaints about same - however the company currently has no plans to remedy this situation. Either the ink is fading away, or the ink is rubbing off because a shiny coated paper is being used in till rolls. Either way, one would think that an organisation the size of M&S would be able swiftly to remedy a situation which must be causing both them, and their customers, needless problems!
    Originally posted by tanhauser
    My m&s doesn't give credit vouchers, they only give gift cards now so no chance of fading.
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    • mahmut karakis
    • By mahmut karakis 16th Jul 17, 9:54 PM
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    M&S Credit Receipt Scam
    M&S credit receipts are given on purpose instead of refund because the most of the people forget to buy on time or they loose the receipt. In marketing is well known that most of the redemption tokens are not used and that is why given to customers.M&S is not giving refund and holds the money so it is interest free capital; for them even free money if customer could not purchase something on time.

    I purchased shoes from Mark and Spencer. Shoe sole was cracked on both of pairs when I returned to store I asked them to exchange it. Customer service accepted it was manufacturing mistake but they refused to give me the same one. They had the same shoes but it was full price. So that they denied replacing it. I have been told that it was another model. Actually it was the same one. They refused to give my money back as well and I have given a credit receipt for a year. High street brands are giving refund immediately why M&S can not.

    The Consumer Rights Act 2015 makes it an implied term of the contract that goods be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. M&S is n breach of contract by not refunding.
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