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  • JPS29
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:18 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:18 PM
    I do love this site, genuinely I mean that. It has been a great support for me and also saved me a fortune.

    However.....

    I really wish it would stop doing the Poundland thing. All that it does is end up getting the said item removed.

    First there was the boots creams and now this. End result is that the consumer loses out on what was a good deal. Yes I'm aware of the morals of this as the items "may" be stolen. But take this one item out of the link.. Boots threw their toys out when MSE "outed" their product, many more suppliers companies will do the same.

    Just my tuppeneth
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 9th Jun 10, 6:39 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:39 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:39 PM
    Yes MSE. How dare you be the cause of the removal of stolen goods from Poundland's stores. You ought to be ashamed!

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    Last edited by wizk1; 09-06-2010 at 6:54 PM. Reason: Adding a smilie
  • MORPH3US
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:46 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:46 PM
    Yes MSE. How dare you be the cause of the removal of stolen goods from Poundland's stores. You ought to be ashamed!
    Originally posted by wizk1
    Thats not what she said at all and you know it.
    • wizk1
    • By wizk1 9th Jun 10, 6:50 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:50 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:50 PM
    Thats not what she said at all and you know it.
    Originally posted by MORPH3US
    I know. It was meant to be tongue in cheek, but obviously didn't come across that way. Never mind.
  • MORPH3US
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:52 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 6:52 PM
    I know. It was meant to be tongue in cheek, but obviously didn't come across that way. Never mind.
    Originally posted by wizk1
    Fair enough, missed it by a mile.... stick a smiley on next time to give me a clue
  • DebtHater
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    • 9th Jun 10, 7:26 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 7:26 PM
    So is anyone from Poundland going to be done for handling stolen goods?
  • MORPH3US
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    • 9th Jun 10, 9:10 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 9:10 PM
    So is anyone from Poundland going to be done for handling stolen goods?
    Originally posted by DebtHater
    Even the Next representative said that there was no way Poundland could have known they were stolen... so would seem a bit harsh if they did.
    • Sooler
    • By Sooler 9th Jun 10, 11:18 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 11:18 PM
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    • 9th Jun 10, 11:18 PM
    Next weeks Real Life Money Moral Dilemma.

    Cynthia bought some bargain tights from Poundland after being tipped off by MSE that they were originaly Next stock that sold for 7.
    She bought 10 pairs .... bargain!
    She's since learnt there is a high possibility they were stolen. She still has 8 packets not opened, should she return them for a refund so they can be returned to the rightful owner?
  • reformedEffortMaker
    how many pairs of leopard skin tights do you need anyway? especially in june!

  • oakhouse13
    What did Next and Poundland say to you when you contacted them to check the story before it went into MSE's email?
    • blueghost
    • By blueghost 10th Jun 10, 8:00 AM
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    blueghost
    Even the Next representative said that there was no way Poundland could have known they were stolen... so would seem a bit harsh if they did.
    Originally posted by MORPH3US
    If this was a market stall seller they would probably get done for handling stolen goods, the same should apply for poundland, but probably not as they are a large company and would kick up a fuss.
  • Former MSE Dan
    What did Next and Poundland say to you when you contacted them to check the story before it went into MSE's email?
    Originally posted by oakhouse13

    1) Prior to the deal going in the email, we just spoke to poundland as the stock is in their shops.

    2) Prior to publishing this news story (that hasnt been in the email), we have been in full contact with both and their quotes are in the story
  • oakhouse13
    When MSE featured Boots products in Poundland, did you speak to Boots before publishing?

    Might be an idea in future?
  • Premier
    So are Poundland offering those customers who bought the alleged stolen goods a full refund?

    The customer may have purchased the goods in good faith, but if they are in fact stolen, would be handling stolen goods. They may not be charged, but if identified could have the stolen goods seized so that they could be returned to the rightful owner (which may be an insurance company)

    Poundland obviously can't say for sure that the goods are not stolen as otherwise they wouldn't have removed them from sale, so a full refund seems the appropriate thing to offer in the circumstances.



    (Presumably these goods have not entered the market after any insurance had paid out for them, were recovered to the insurance company who then sold them to partially off-set their loss)
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    • dzug1
    • By dzug1 10th Jun 10, 3:41 PM
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    dzug1
    Next weeks Real Life Money Moral Dilemma.

    Cynthia bought some bargain tights from Poundland after being tipped off by MSE that they were originaly Next stock that sold for 7.
    She bought 10 pairs .... bargain!
    She's since learnt there is a high possibility they were stolen. She still has 8 packets not opened, should she return them for a refund so they can be returned to the rightful owner?
    Originally posted by Sooler

    Or take the labels off and return them to Boots for a refund?just to emphasise I don't really mean it.
  • masterbrown
    Makes me laugh when they say "trusted supplier" I know exactly who they came from as they were being boxed up at his place for Poundland while I was there, and nobody who knows him trusts him, most of the stuff he sells is meant to be destroyed for one reason or another, they've only themselves to blame if they do get in trouble as they would have known what they were dealing with buying from him, and frankly I hope they do.
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    • NeverInDebt
    • By NeverInDebt 10th Jun 10, 3:49 PM
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    Isnt the owner of Poundland called Dell boy?

    PS I am kidding
    • JAG
    • By JAG 10th Jun 10, 8:14 PM
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    JAG
    Isnt the owner of Poundland called Dell boy?

    PS I am kidding
    Originally posted by NeverInDebt
    I thought it was Arthur Daley.
  • ghostbusters
    I would like to to know the end result of this story as to whether they were actually stolen or is it case of Next being embarassed that the same tights could be brought at a low price in Poundland .

    Perhaps they were tights really destined for Poundland which were mispackaged into Next Boxes by mistake and the supplier rather than repack thought it easier to put a sticker on..
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