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    • misterbarlow
    • By misterbarlow 10th Aug 18, 1:49 PM
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    Obvious huge holiday price error!!
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:49 PM
    Obvious huge holiday price error!! 10th Aug 18 at 1:49 PM
    Been looking for a UK break for summer holidays 2019 and found an accommodation that for the 8 berth is 1075 7n, 855 4n, but the same place the 6 berth is showing as 40 7n and 20 4n.

    Its obviously a massive error, but is it worth even bothering to book it, or will it will it be a definite no-way from them in a few days??

    And if so will I be entitled to a refund if 'they' cancel it not me??
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
    If they accept your booking at the listed prices then you have a booking.

    Their terms may well include E&OE (Errors & Omissions Excluded) ... this allows them to cancel the contract (booking). Similarly, legislation allows sellers to cancel a contract where there is an obvious error.

    In both cases the consumer is entitled to a full refund to the same method as payment.
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    • kazwookie
    • By kazwookie 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:51 PM
    Why not contact them direct and ask? before you waste your time booking something that is then cancelled
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    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 10th Aug 18, 4:29 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:29 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:29 PM
    If you try to take advantage of an obviously incorrect price on a physical object, the worst that's likely to happen is you end up faffing about a bit to send it back at their expense.


    If you try to take advantage of an obviously incorrect price on a holiday, you might find yourself in the middle of nowhere with kids and cases in tow, but nowhere to stay.
    • steampowered
    • By steampowered 10th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 7:18 PM
    Sounds like a waste of time to me. They will simply cancel the booking. Contact them direct to find out the correct price.

    The law says that contracts formed on the basis of a mistake - i.e. where one party made a mistake, and the other party clearly knew it was a mistake - are void.
    • misterbarlow
    • By misterbarlow 10th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:13 PM
    Just checked again and its now 975/755 so they have obviously realised!!
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 10th Aug 18, 8:56 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:56 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 8:56 PM
    Just checked again and its now 975/755 so they have obviously realised!!
    Originally posted by misterbarlow
    That's good as it saves you the hassle and saves us any more exclamation marks.
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