Can I keep this item?

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  • GingerTim
    GingerTim Posts: 2,022 Forumite
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    edited 21 October 2023 at 2:22PM
    Jennym254 said:

    GingerTim said:
    Jennym254 said:
    GingerTim said:
    And I think you know that.
    I didn’t order it, why should I be inconvenienced by the inability of the seller to actually cancel the order?
    Because of the law.
    Can you quote that bit of the law please?
    Yes - the Theft Act of 1968: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/crossheading/definition-of-theft

    Dishonestly appropriating goods that you know do not belong to you is theft. That includes goods which have been incorrectly delivered to you.
  • Okell
    Okell Posts: 780 Forumite
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    edited 21 October 2023 at 2:25PM
    Jennym254 said:

    GingerTim said:
    Jennym254 said:
    GingerTim said:
    And I think you know that.
    I didn’t order it, why should I be inconvenienced by the inability of the seller to actually cancel the order?
    Because of the law.
    Can you quote that bit of the law please?

    And also try this: the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 (legislation.gov.uk)

    In particular, pay attention to s12.
  • Brie
    Brie Posts: 9,838 Forumite
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    Jennym254 said:
    Hi,
    why would you want to keep when you had cancelled the original order?
    It’s a matter of principle, if you’re given too much change in a shop do you automatically run straight back to the shop?
    Think the only time I didn't is when I didn't realise what had happened until after I had rushed to the bus and was putting my wallet away and had £10 too much.
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
  • boobyd
    boobyd Posts: 263 Forumite
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    Jennym254 said:
    Hi,
    why would you want to keep when you had cancelled the original order?
    It’s a matter of principle, if you’re given too much change in a shop do you automatically run straight back to the shop?
    So your principal is only to your benefit ? Sod everyone else.
    Granny forgets to pick up her money off the bus seat next to you but you don't go after her with it,you keep it.
    Or is only businesses that apply?
  • diinozzo said:
    Jennym254 said:
    marcia_ said:
    Jennym254 said:
    GingerTim said:
    And I think you know that.
    I didn’t order it, why should I be inconvenienced by the inability of the seller to actually cancel the order?
     Keep it, expect to come back asking for help when you start receiving debt collection letters 
    Debt collection letters for something I haven’t ordered? 
    The first four words of your OP stated:- 'I ordered an item'.
    And those words were followed by (among others) cancelled and refunded. So I don’t believe I have a contract with the seller.
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