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    • Storyteller
    • By Storyteller 8th Aug 19, 3:48 PM
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    Watch battery -no refund
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    • 8th Aug 19, 3:48 PM
    Watch battery -no refund 8th Aug 19 at 3:48 PM
    Market stall put new battery in watch - cost £10. Given guarantee for 3 years. Watch stops working within 10 hours. Shop refuse refund as battery ok - watch not ok. Surely they should not have put battery in if watch not working. Can I get a refund.
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 8th Aug 19, 3:59 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 3:59 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 3:59 PM
    Market stall put new battery in watch - cost £10. Given guarantee for 3 years. Watch stops working within 10 hours. Shop refuse refund as battery ok - watch not ok. Surely they should not have put battery in if watch not working. Can I get a refund.
    Originally posted by Storyteller
    But the watch was working for up to 10 hours, so how would they have known it was broken (it obviously wasn't when they fitted the battery)?

    I don't fancy your chances unless you can show that they've fitted the wrong type of battery, or that the battery is faulty or that they damaged the watch whilst changing the battery. Is it possible you knocked the watch sometime afterwards and the timing is a coincidence?
    • NCC-1701
    • By NCC-1701 8th Aug 19, 4:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 4:35 PM
    OP is a Storyteller indeed!
    • zx81
    • By zx81 8th Aug 19, 4:42 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 4:42 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 4:42 PM
    Surely they should not have put battery in if watch not working.
    Originally posted by Storyteller
    Although they deal in timepieces, they can't see into the future.

    And if they can, they shouldn't have achieved more than running a market stall.
    • London50
    • By London50 8th Aug 19, 5:08 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 5:08 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 5:08 PM
    Why do people bother paying good money for others to replace a watch battery {unless it is a "high end one}. In the last 20/25 years I have replaced my watch battery many times at no cost other than the battery bought from either pound shops for cheap watches or Amazon for better quality ones.
    It takes a few seconds to do and I have never had a problem with a D.I.Y. replacement
    • mattyprice4004
    • By mattyprice4004 8th Aug 19, 6:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 6:35 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 6:35 PM
    Okay, so your watch pulls more current than it should.
    How will the market trader know that if it does seem to work initially?

    The battery was fitted and the guarantee is on the battery - which worked fine. Your watch just flattened it due to being faulty.

    So, no - you canít.
    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 8th Aug 19, 7:11 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 7:11 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 7:11 PM
    Okay, so your watch pulls more current than it should.
    How will the market trader know that if it does seem to work initially?

    The battery was fitted and the guarantee is on the battery - which worked fine. Your watch just flattened it due to being faulty.

    So, no - you can’t.
    Originally posted by mattyprice4004
    It may have done. Or it may be the battery they fitted was next to useless. The OP (presumably) only has the trader's word that the battery is still OK?

    Not quite as drastic but I bought a jumbo card containing dozens of watch and other small sized batteries. Seemed a bargain! Any I tried worked fine for a week or two, maybe a month at best. The same watch with a decent battery worked for a couple of years.

    So the OP may have experienced similar. Getting something done about it however may be another matter.....
    • Spank
    • By Spank 8th Aug 19, 10:51 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 10:51 PM
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    • 8th Aug 19, 10:51 PM
    Okay, so your watch pulls more current than it should.
    How will the market trader know that if it does seem to work initially?

    The battery was fitted and the guarantee is on the battery - which worked fine. Your watch just flattened it due to being faulty.

    So, no - you canít.
    Originally posted by mattyprice4004
    The battery isn't flat, in the OP he says they said the new battery is OK
    • owen_money
    • By owen_money 9th Aug 19, 11:30 AM
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    • 9th Aug 19, 11:30 AM
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    • 9th Aug 19, 11:30 AM
    In my town a shop has a sign in the window that says 'Watch batteries fitted'. Why anyone would want to watch batteries being fitted is beyond me!
    One man's folly is another man's wife. Helen Roland (1876 - 1950)
    • roddydogs
    • By roddydogs 9th Aug 19, 11:52 AM
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    Probably bought a job lot from e bay. And not everyone has the tools to take the back off
    • London50
    • By London50 9th Aug 19, 12:40 PM
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    You can take the back off many watches with a craft blade or buy a remover for under £3 online
    • zoob
    • By zoob 9th Aug 19, 1:43 PM
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    Market stall put new battery in watch - cost £10. Given guarantee for 3 years. Watch stops working within 10 hours. Shop refuse refund as battery ok - watch not ok. Surely they should not have put battery in if watch not working. Can I get a refund.
    Originally posted by Storyteller
    Donít really understand what the issue is
    Watch had stopped
    Got battery fitted and watch worked
    10 hours later it stopped
    Fitter checked battery and itís ok
    So watch is now faulty

    So unless fitter broke the watch, heís done nothing wrong and OP is not due any refund

    Itís all basic common sense
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 9th Aug 19, 3:39 PM
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    In my town a shop has a sign in the window that says 'Watch batteries fitted'. Why anyone would want to watch batteries being fitted is beyond me!
    Originally posted by owen_money
    I agree. I suspect it's terminally dull.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 9th Aug 19, 5:49 PM
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    I agree. I suspect it's terminally dull.
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    I'm positive it would be.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 10th Aug 19, 8:58 AM
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    In my town a shop has a sign in the window that says 'Watch batteries fitted'. Why anyone would want to watch batteries being fitted is beyond me!
    Originally posted by owen_money
    Teehee

    Thank you for reminding me that my watch needs a new battery
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 11th Aug 19, 9:15 PM
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    Is this thread a wind-up??
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • Silver Shark
    • By Silver Shark 12th Aug 19, 6:52 AM
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    Teehee

    Thank you for reminding me that my watch needs a new battery
    Originally posted by Murphybear

    Check how much they charge.
    • eyeinthesky
    • By eyeinthesky 12th Aug 19, 10:57 AM
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    I had a battery replaced in my watch a few years ago, by a local jeweller's shop ( F Hinds). They wanted £7 for a new battery, but for £10 I could have lifetime replacements. Of course I went for that, and have had 3 or 4 "free" replacements. They even fitted a new seal last time with no charge.
    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 17th Aug 19, 4:40 PM
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    I'm positive it would be.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Don't be so negative.
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