argos misprint

Hi new to the site. Wondered if anybody could give me some help. I went to buy an item from the shop that was in new book for £5.99 but shop said its misprint and is £14.99, is there anything i can do or do i pay the £14.99. I think its terrible they can make this mistake and wonder how many others are going to be in same situation. Hope someone can advise thank you. x:eek:

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  • custardy
    custardy Posts: 38,365 Forumite
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    whackytaz wrote: »
    Hi new to the site. Wondered if anybody could give me some help. I went to buy an item from the shop that was in new book for £5.99 but shop said its misprint and is £14.99, is there anything i can do or do i pay the £14.99. I think its terrible they can make this mistake and wonder how many others are going to be in same situation. Hope someone can advise thank you. x:eek:

    Yes,I mean not everyone is perfect like yourself?
    Your own post says its an error. So of course they can charge that price. you are under no obligation to buy.
  • gayleygoo
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    Argos don't have to sell it to you for the advertised price, as it's up to you whether or not you buy it. Mistakes happen - imagine it was a £400 item being advertised for £4, they couldn't sell it to everyone for £4 or fix the error in every catalogue!

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  • TBagpuss
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    Is theer any thing you can do? Yes. Buy the item for £14.99 ot chose not to buy it.

    You could also write to Argos pointing out the error.

    I am sure that if you did through the small print in the catalogue it will make clear that prices are subject to change.
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
  • You've got no chance with Argos!
  • HB58
    HB58 Posts: 1,787 Forumite
    The advert, or even goods displayed in a shop, is an offer to trade. The price is not binding, the offer can be withdrawn.
  • jemb
    jemb Posts: 910 Forumite
    You could argue false advertising Deceptive advertising, also known as false advertising, refers to a manufacturer's use of confusing, misleading, or blatantly untrue statements when promoting a product. Advertising law will protect consumers from deceptive advertising through the enforcement of specific legislation. (from the ASA - I work in advertising). But as others have said, It's Argos, we're never going to win. Email HO and challenge the definition of false advertising to the product?
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