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    • ch8826
    • By ch8826 28th Sep 19, 1:16 AM
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    Overcharged in pharmacy
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    • 28th Sep 19, 1:16 AM
    Overcharged in pharmacy 28th Sep 19 at 1:16 AM
    Hello!
    I'd like to get your advice about something that happened to me today when I went to a pharmacy travel clinic to get my third dose of an immunization.
    I was charged 195£ which I payed with my debit card (and I have the receipt), but when I went home and double-checked on the travel clinic website (I know, I should have double-checkd earlier, while I was still at the place!) I found out I had been overcharged by 30£, because the actual price of the vaccine I had received was 165£. I checked the receipts for the previous two doses (which I had had months earlier) and they were both for 165£.
    It was already past closing time for the pharmacy when I realized that I had been overcharged, so I had no way to get in touch with them (in the end I sent an SMS to the pharmacist, but she hasn't replied yet). What's even more annoying, I've got my flight tomorrow in the early morning and I won't be back for two months, so I'm in a really difficult situation.
    Do you know what could be done to solve this problem and get a refund for the 30£ overcharging?
    Another potential problem is, the only receipt they gave me is the one for the debit card, not the one from the till, so it only states the amount payed, but it doesn't specify what was the payment for. Although, I have their recording and signature of the vaccine they administered on my vaccination booklet. I don't know if that counts as proof.
    Do you have any suggestion?
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    • boo_star
    • By boo_star 28th Sep 19, 2:44 AM
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    • #2
    • 28th Sep 19, 2:44 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 2:44 AM
    Does the receipt they gave you say it's £195 or £165?
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 28th Sep 19, 5:53 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 5:53 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 5:53 AM
    There might be an online price which is different to the shop price.... I know that Carphonewarehouse do this with there contract prices.
    • _shel
    • By _shel 28th Sep 19, 6:41 AM
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    • #4
    • 28th Sep 19, 6:41 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 6:41 AM
    When I got my sons meningitis vaccine there was a different price for the second dose.
    • The Rainmaker
    • By The Rainmaker 28th Sep 19, 8:23 AM
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    • #5
    • 28th Sep 19, 8:23 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 8:23 AM
    Write them a letter explaining your concerns and that you will be out of the country until X date at which point you will pick it up again.
    "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 28th Sep 19, 10:47 AM
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    • #6
    • 28th Sep 19, 10:47 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 10:47 AM
    Get your flight, forget this for two months, enjoy your time away.


    Then when you're back pop into the pharmacy for a friendly chat and get them to explain how the jab was priced.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 28th Sep 19, 10:59 AM
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    • #7
    • 28th Sep 19, 10:59 AM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 10:59 AM
    What travel jab costs £165 ea and needs 3 doses?

    The only immunisation I've found at those sort of prices requiring 3 doses is Gardasil which is not a travel vaccination and is available on the NHS.
    • born again
    • By born again 28th Sep 19, 4:21 PM
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    • #8
    • 28th Sep 19, 4:21 PM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 4:21 PM
    Well if you put your PIN in your agreed to the price.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 28th Sep 19, 5:20 PM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 5:20 PM
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    • 28th Sep 19, 5:20 PM
    the actual price of the vaccine I had received was 165£. I checked the receipts for the previous two doses (which I had had months earlier) and they were both for 165£.
    Originally posted by ch8826
    What do you mean by "the actual price"? Is it impossible that the actual price has gone up?
    • photome
    • By photome 28th Sep 19, 7:55 PM
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    How do you know the third dose wasnít £30 extra, I also say forget it for now and go in in your return.

    What vaccination costs around £500
    • sazaccount
    • By sazaccount 30th Sep 19, 7:36 PM
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    How do you know the third dose wasnít £30 extra, I also say forget it for now and go in in your return.

    What vaccination costs around £500
    Originally posted by photome
    Rabies sounds about right for 3 jabs and about 500

    Was a little out with my numbers
    Last edited by sazaccount; 01-10-2019 at 6:19 PM.
    Thanks to money saving tips and debt repayments/becoming debt free I have been able to work and travel for the last 4 years visiting 12 countries and working within 3 of them. Currently living and working in Canada
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 30th Sep 19, 8:48 PM
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    Rabies sounds about right for 3 jabs and about 500
    Originally posted by sazaccount
    According to the NHS

    You'll usually have to pay for the rabies vaccine if you need it for protection while travelling.

    The vaccine course involves 3 doses. Each dose usually costs around £40 to £60, with a full course typically costing around £120 to £180
    £174 for full 3 dose course in Superdrug.
    £180 in bootz
    • sazaccount
    • By sazaccount 1st Oct 19, 6:17 PM
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    According to the NHS



    £174 for full 3 dose course in Superdrug.
    £180 in bootz
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    Thanks I must of miss remembered, thinking the full course was per jab

    Apparently though they suggest rabies for visiting the UK (I'm currently in canada) so was trying to find the UK websites for costs but came across this:

    "Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for United Kingdom. The PHAC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for the United Kingdom: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza."
    Last edited by sazaccount; 01-10-2019 at 6:58 PM. Reason: edit
    Thanks to money saving tips and debt repayments/becoming debt free I have been able to work and travel for the last 4 years visiting 12 countries and working within 3 of them. Currently living and working in Canada
    • Bermonia
    • By Bermonia 14th Jan 20, 1:07 AM
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    Maybe prices in pharmacy have changed? It happens sometimes.
    Originally posted by willistrong
    Maybe people have moved on since October 2019? It happens a lot lol way to bump an old thread
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Jan 20, 9:03 AM
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    Maybe people have moved on since October 2019? It happens a lot lol way to bump an old thread
    Originally posted by Bermonia
    That post has now been removed.
    I noticed yesterday that that poster had been bumping a number of old-ish threads.
    • Bermonia
    • By Bermonia 14th Jan 20, 8:56 PM
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    Such owners of pharmacies make me come angry. Does it really so difficult to make your work good, on high quality for not huge amount of money? Moreover, if you have named the price, then what for do you take another number of money in the end? Such people make me think about making my own pharmacy. Likely for me, there is such possibility nowadays - pharmacies for sale, which are like full business, and all you need is just to have enough money for buying and first distributions. Hope the day, when I'll buy it is near. I won't be, like this owner, believe in me.
    Originally posted by willistrong
    Say what now?
    • powerful_Rogue
    • By powerful_Rogue 14th Jan 20, 9:00 PM
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    Say what now?
    Originally posted by Bermonia

    He's a spammer. Had all his posts removed today, seems he is trying to get them back up. Just hit the spam button.
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