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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 6th May 08, 8:19 PM
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    • #2
    • 6th May 08, 8:19 PM
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    • 6th May 08, 8:19 PM
    I would make every effort to send it back short of actually paying to do so. I know I sound smug but I don't like the stuff!
    • Bonbon
    • By Bonbon 6th May 08, 8:21 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th May 08, 8:21 PM
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    • 6th May 08, 8:21 PM
    I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to return it, but I'd keep it for a couple of weeks to see if the delivery guy came back for it. If he didn't then I'd drink it.
    • Riq
    • By Riq 6th May 08, 8:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 6th May 08, 8:23 PM
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    • 6th May 08, 8:23 PM
    No way, Champagne is awful. It makes me sick just one sip.
    • mallymal
    • By mallymal 6th May 08, 8:34 PM
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    • #5
    • 6th May 08, 8:34 PM
    Yes but no but
    • #5
    • 6th May 08, 8:34 PM
    I would contact the supplier (assuming the card said who they were), giving them a short time span in which to collect, and explaining that if it isn't collected by this date, the champagne will be disposed of. That way you are being honest by giving the firm a chance, but I expect 9 times out of ten they will tell you to keep it, as it's not worth the cost of collecting it. A win win I would say.

    And like the rest of the replies, although I'm not wild about the stuff, I'd still probably dispose of it down my neck rather than down my sink!
    • skylight
    • By skylight 6th May 08, 8:38 PM
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    • #6
    • 6th May 08, 8:38 PM
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    • 6th May 08, 8:38 PM
    I would certainly contact the company who sent it first to tell them about it. Unless we are looking at hundreds of pounds for the bottle then the company who sent it are likely to tell me to keep it. If not, they have a short time to collect it in then I drink it!
  • Johan
    • #7
    • 6th May 08, 9:17 PM
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    • 6th May 08, 9:17 PM
    I would send it back or hold on to it for a while, because the delivery man probably will return for it!
    Last edited by Johan; 06-05-2008 at 9:19 PM.
  • Money_saving_Martyn
    • #8
    • 6th May 08, 9:18 PM
    I'd try to give it back
    • #8
    • 6th May 08, 9:18 PM
    I'd contact the company, if it was free and easy to do say (Email, 0800 number or normal landline number [ I get "free" minutes] - I wouldn't ring a mobile or 0870 number and pay to give them their property back!)

    Assuming I can get in touch, I'd invite them to collect the item or send me a cheque to cover postage.

    If they couldn't be bothered, I'd let the next holders of raffel have it as a prize (charity, local school that sort of thing)
    Please note: I am NOT Martin Lewis, just somebody else called Martyn that likes money saving!
    • billbennett
    • By billbennett 6th May 08, 9:45 PM
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    • #9
    • 6th May 08, 9:45 PM
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    • 6th May 08, 9:45 PM
    I'm teetotal.
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    • sparrer
    • By sparrer 6th May 08, 10:28 PM
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    I'm teetotal.
    Originally posted by billbennett

    and I'm in recovery - to drink it would kill me (apart from which, like some others, never could stand the taste) so I'd def call the delivery co to come and take it back
    • reehsetin
    • By reehsetin 6th May 08, 10:30 PM
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    tell the delivery company they have 7 days to collect it or its mineeeeeeeee
    Yes Your Dukeiness
    • Thunderbird
    • By Thunderbird 6th May 08, 11:35 PM
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    I will try to send it back.
  • Tahiti
    I'd have a go at sending it back. How gutted would you be if you were Deidre (or the sender)? Mind you, I'm not sure I'd try quite so hard if it was a decent bottle of Single Malt
    • Dorrie
    • By Dorrie 7th May 08, 6:23 AM
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    I would notify the company and ask them to send a prepaid label or collect it. They then have 28 days to do so, after which it legally becomes yours. (At least that was how it used to be!! One month if you tell them, six months if you don't).
    • northernlass
    • By northernlass 7th May 08, 6:28 AM
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    my goodness, where are your morals?
    surely you cant just send it back because you dont like it and keep it if you do, that is awful. errors are made and mistakes do happen.
    imagine how horrified you would be the next time you saw dedrie and she never thanked you for it, you would then start thinking she was ungrateful and she would probably think you didnt appreciate all the hard work she had done.
    No, i would have to try and return it just for my own piece of mind and if there was no way i could or was told to keep it then fine, id done my best, i cant help it but thats the way i am.
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  • cjmumto2
    This very thing happened to me 2 weeks ago, with a delivery of flowers from M&S which was left on my doorstep, they were not for me and I spoke to all my neighbours, I then called M&S who said unless the person who sent them contacts them they can do nothing. He said to enjoy the flowers. So I would do the same with the Champagne.
  • thesmiff
    A bottle of champagne arrives
    As it has been clearly labelled wrongly, I would contact the sender for them to make whatever arrangements they need to make to recover or not recover their goods.
    I am not sure if this situation is cover by the "unsolicited goods” regulations/act. If it is, you serve written notice that they are to collect the good within the next 30days, if they fail to do so, you are entitled to deem the goods as a gift and thank them for it. If you do not contact them, I think it is six months. It is not your responsibility to get the goods back to them, but they have to recover the goods themselves or via an agent. Failure to do this means you have stolen the goods and so could face the consequences.

    I think there are two possibilities that you can fall foul of if you simply keep the goods and use them as you will without the above procedure:

    1. “Sealing from persons unknown”, though you do know who the supplier is.
    2. “Thief by keeping”
    Both are criminal offences and carry various consequences in law.
    I would let the supplier know and used the “Unsolicited goods” route to cover my back.
    • FatDickie
    • By FatDickie 7th May 08, 8:13 AM
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    Do everything in my power to return them or find the person they were rightly intended for. She has obviously done something to deserve it, where I have not.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 7th May 08, 8:17 AM
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    I received a case of wine in this way.I had to ring the company twice at cost to me BEFORE they arranged collection.
    • Badger_Lady
    • By Badger_Lady 7th May 08, 8:23 AM
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    Ah, you see it would depend on one thing for me:

    - If it had the appearance of being sent from a business, as some sort of corporate gift or customer reward, I would keep it on the assumption that they've made a mistake and can write it off / send another if needed.

    - If (as the OP suggests) it seems to be from an individual, perhaps someone thanking a friend for a favour, I would absolutely feel obliged to try my hardest to inform the sender of their mistake. I could not drink champagne that could have been bought by someone with genuine emotional attachment to it.
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