Not your M&S: Marks and Spencer bosses refuse to honour 50p armchair error

The armchair which wrongly appeared online at a price of 50p

Stuart Lever, who paid £3.50 for seven chairs

Not your M&S: Marks and Spencer bosses refuse to honour 50p armchair error

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WHEN eagle-eyed bargain hunter Stuart Lever saw Marks and Spencer armchairs worth £700 on sale for for just 50p each online, he thought it was the deal of the century.

Mr Lever and his wife, Melanie, quickly placed an order for seven of the High Back Richmond recliner chairs — costing a grand total of £3.50, rather than £4,900.

But, as the former Conservative councillor for Astley Bridge was making plans to donate his new chairs to a worthy cause, Marks and Spencer confirmed that the price change had been the result of a “technical error” and it would not be delivering Mr Lever’s order — or any others made for the wrongly reduced price.

Mr Lever said: “I was very disappointed to hear that Marks and Spencer wouldn’t be going through with the order — as far as I’m concerned they should honour the deal without any question.

“They are a big company and they should take the mistake on the chin and pay out, they have already confirmed that they received our order.”

He added that although he will not be pursuing the matter, he hopes others will not take the news “sitting down”.

“If everyone kicked up a fuss, you never know they might end up changing their minds,” he said.


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Mr Lever, aged 45, had planned to find a worthy recipient to donate his arm chairs to. He said: “I had contacted the hospital about possibly giving them to the maternity unit, but obviously that won’t be happening now.”

A Marks and Spencer spokesman confirmed that a technical error meant that for a short period of time on Wednesday, the recliner chairs were incorrectly priced, an error that was corrected as soon as it was spotted.

He also said the chairs would not be sold at 50p and a full refund would be given.

A statement said: “We have contacted customers and apologised for any inconvenience caused.”

A Bolton Council trading standards spokesman said: “When someone makes an order on a website, they are offering a contract and it is within the seller’s rights to accept or reject that contract.

“In cases where there has been a clear mistake, such as the pricing of armchairs at 50p, the seller is able to reject or cancel the order as it was not a genuine contract.”

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10:41am Fri 10 Jan 14

BooCacki says...

What a cheeky, cheeky so-and-so Mr Lever is. M&S aren't obliged to sell at that price at all. It was an error. If he thinks all errors must be punished then I hop, for his sake, he never makes any.

I'd also suggest he studies the laws of trade before he goes shooting his mouth off. A price advertised is only a way of encouraging a value for you to offer. It is up to them to accept or refuse that offer. They refused, and rightly so.

The fact he wanted SEVEN just so he could then sell them on at a profit, at M&S's expense just goes to show the type of individual we're looking at here.
What a cheeky, cheeky so-and-so Mr Lever is. M&S aren't obliged to sell at that price at all. It was an error. If he thinks all errors must be punished then I hop, for his sake, he never makes any. I'd also suggest he studies the laws of trade before he goes shooting his mouth off. A price advertised is only a way of encouraging a value for you to offer. It is up to them to accept or refuse that offer. They refused, and rightly so. The fact he wanted SEVEN just so he could then sell them on at a profit, at M&S's expense just goes to show the type of individual we're looking at here. BooCacki
  • Score: 78

11:00am Fri 10 Jan 14

Rememberscarborough says...

An honest and decent person would have pointed out M&S's mistake to them rather than being an opportunistic so-and-so. Quite clearly Mr lever would have made a "brilliant" MP...
An honest and decent person would have pointed out M&S's mistake to them rather than being an opportunistic so-and-so. Quite clearly Mr lever would have made a "brilliant" MP... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 54

11:02am Fri 10 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

Get your turgid brain into gear Mr Lever, and you as well Bolton News. Stop this bleating on about internet bargains due to pricing errors. Thay are not legally binding. They are pricing errors and in their T&Cs (which Mr Lever no doubt accepted) it will mention something about them, Also stuff you about all this charity nonsense. That is just BS. All you were concerned about was pulling a fast one.
And who the heck says that M&S belongs to the public? Your News reporting is embarrasing BN (sorry for the overuse of acronyms). I can see a point in the next five years where this stale newspaper will no longer exist and nobody will miss it. It is just staffed with reporters who are just as thick and deviant as the people and causes they promote.
Get your turgid brain into gear Mr Lever, and you as well Bolton News. Stop this bleating on about internet bargains due to pricing errors. Thay are not legally binding. They are pricing errors and in their T&Cs (which Mr Lever no doubt accepted) it will mention something about them, Also stuff you about all this charity nonsense. That is just BS. All you were concerned about was pulling a fast one. And who the heck says that M&S belongs to the public? Your News reporting is embarrasing BN (sorry for the overuse of acronyms). I can see a point in the next five years where this stale newspaper will no longer exist and nobody will miss it. It is just staffed with reporters who are just as thick and deviant as the people and causes they promote. Chrome1
  • Score: 42

11:04am Fri 10 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

And I know Stuart Lever. He was a crap councillor who got booted out. Stick to your vans mate. Hire them out for 50p a week.
And I know Stuart Lever. He was a crap councillor who got booted out. Stick to your vans mate. Hire them out for 50p a week. Chrome1
  • Score: 58

11:09am Fri 10 Jan 14

melloj says...

To expect any company to Honour the price advertised when it's clearly a mistake is ridiculous. Just because a company afford it is irrelevant.
Knowing its an obvious mistake amounts to theft.
To expect any company to Honour the price advertised when it's clearly a mistake is ridiculous. Just because a company afford it is irrelevant. Knowing its an obvious mistake amounts to theft. melloj
  • Score: 35

11:12am Fri 10 Jan 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

an invitation to treat price is not a fixed price but an indication.


It was obviously a mistake and if any charity had received the chairs it would have been a tainted offering!
an invitation to treat price is not a fixed price but an indication. It was obviously a mistake and if any charity had received the chairs it would have been a tainted offering! Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 28

11:15am Fri 10 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something? Chrome1
  • Score: 28

11:22am Fri 10 Jan 14

bernie boy says...

This all sounds like sour grapes from someone who's just lost out on an opportunity to make a good bit of cash. “I had contacted the hospital about possibly giving them to the maternity unit, but obviously that won’t be happening now.”! What a load of S h i t!
This all sounds like sour grapes from someone who's just lost out on an opportunity to make a good bit of cash. “I had contacted the hospital about possibly giving them to the maternity unit, but obviously that won’t be happening now.”! What a load of S h i t! bernie boy
  • Score: 48

11:52am Fri 10 Jan 14

tillyflop53 says...

well that back fired on the greedy devil didnt it, he says he was looking for a worthy cause to donate to hmm sounds more like he would be selling them on to make a hefty profit himself!
well that back fired on the greedy devil didnt it, he says he was looking for a worthy cause to donate to hmm sounds more like he would be selling them on to make a hefty profit himself! tillyflop53
  • Score: 34

12:10pm Fri 10 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

It's *very* telling that Mr Lever says "They are a big company and they should take the mistake on the chin and pay out". Clearly by using the term "pay out", he's referring to the money he's lost, not the sofas that he claims he was going to give away. What a liar. I hope he reads these comments and realises that everyone saw through him instantly.
It's *very* telling that Mr Lever says "They are a big company and they should take the mistake on the chin and pay out". Clearly by using the term "pay out", he's referring to the money he's lost, not the sofas that he claims he was going to give away. What a liar. I hope he reads these comments and realises that everyone saw through him instantly. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 34

12:16pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Typical Conservative, trying to make money from other peoples misfortune.

Donate to worthy cause my rear end.

I suggest he reads up on consumer law before running to the papers.

Public office is the last refuge for the incompetant.
Typical Conservative, trying to make money from other peoples misfortune. Donate to worthy cause my rear end. I suggest he reads up on consumer law before running to the papers. Public office is the last refuge for the incompetant. Jim271
  • Score: 25

12:26pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Liam Thorp says...

Chrome1 wrote:
I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers. Liam Thorp
  • Score: 30

1:00pm Fri 10 Jan 14

OwdBolt says...

And what a disgracefully misleading headline. M&S haven't refused to "honour" anything. There was no contract. They declined to accept an offer to buy. Perhaps someone else needs to look up the meaning of the word "honour"....
And what a disgracefully misleading headline. M&S haven't refused to "honour" anything. There was no contract. They declined to accept an offer to buy. Perhaps someone else needs to look up the meaning of the word "honour".... OwdBolt
  • Score: 18

1:06pm Fri 10 Jan 14

tinypet says...

what was he gonna do with 7 of them? a living room would look stupid with 7 arm chairs :0/ so he was proberly keeping 2 for him self and intending on flogging the rest
what was he gonna do with 7 of them? a living room would look stupid with 7 arm chairs :0/ so he was proberly keeping 2 for him self and intending on flogging the rest tinypet
  • Score: 16

1:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

tinypet says...

so i didnt read the whole thing,
so i didnt read the whole thing, tinypet
  • Score: 6

1:38pm Fri 10 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

I think we're all missing the main point here - what a bloody awful sofa that is
I think we're all missing the main point here - what a bloody awful sofa that is MarkAllRead
  • Score: 19

1:42pm Fri 10 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

A typical Tory from pram to grave. Self centred, greedy and out for something for nowt. Lever has shown him to be, as Del boy would put it, A PLONKER !!

His stupid fat trap would have also been best kept shut. In the article Mr Lever said: “I was very disappointed to hear that Marks and Spencer wouldn’t be going through with the order — as far as I’m concerned they should honour the deal without any question.

“They are a big company and they should take the mistake on the chin and pay out, they have already confirmed that they received our order.” Would YOU honour it Mr Lever? And what with the mentality that they are a big company. What a complete pillock of the first order.

Now had M&S honoured the offer, that would have been their choice.
A typical Tory from pram to grave. Self centred, greedy and out for something for nowt. Lever has shown him to be, as Del boy would put it, A PLONKER !! His stupid fat trap would have also been best kept shut. In the article Mr Lever said: “I was very disappointed to hear that Marks and Spencer wouldn’t be going through with the order — as far as I’m concerned they should honour the deal without any question. [Well Mr Lever you would. You are a tight a r 5 3 d, all for himself outright Tory] “They are a big company and they should take the mistake on the chin and pay out, they have already confirmed that they received our order.” Would YOU honour it Mr Lever? And what with the mentality that they are a big company. What a complete pillock of the first order. Now had M&S honoured the offer, that would have been their choice. wsw69
  • Score: 38

1:59pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BooCacki says...

I'm sure Mr Lever wouldn't mind everyone contacting his firm, Udrive, and asking to hire a van for the day at a cost of 50p.

Surely he'd "honour the contract", given in his opinion that making an offer constitutes a contract being made.
I'm sure Mr Lever wouldn't mind everyone contacting his firm, Udrive, and asking to hire a van for the day at a cost of 50p. Surely he'd "honour the contract", given in his opinion that making an offer constitutes a contract being made. BooCacki
  • Score: 23

2:03pm Fri 10 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

BooCacki wrote:
I'm sure Mr Lever wouldn't mind everyone contacting his firm, Udrive, and asking to hire a van for the day at a cost of 50p.

Surely he'd "honour the contract", given in his opinion that making an offer constitutes a contract being made.
Better naming his hire business U-Tight-A r 5 e
[quote][p][bold]BooCacki[/bold] wrote: I'm sure Mr Lever wouldn't mind everyone contacting his firm, Udrive, and asking to hire a van for the day at a cost of 50p. Surely he'd "honour the contract", given in his opinion that making an offer constitutes a contract being made.[/p][/quote]Better naming his hire business U-Tight-A r 5 e wsw69
  • Score: 27

2:27pm Fri 10 Jan 14

hal pel says...

“If everyone kicked up a fuss, you never know they might end up changing their minds,”. . . Mr. Lever, are you seriously trying to drum up public support? If Marks and Spencer had honoured this sale, I doubt that we'd know anything about it.
“If everyone kicked up a fuss, you never know they might end up changing their minds,”. . . Mr. Lever, are you seriously trying to drum up public support? If Marks and Spencer had honoured this sale, I doubt that we'd know anything about it. hal pel
  • Score: 18

2:38pm Fri 10 Jan 14

p.rhanna says...

Wouldnt have that chair if it was free....!!!
AWFUL !
Why would you order 7.....one word ...."Greed" .
Why this even made the news I have no idea????😞
Wouldnt have that chair if it was free....!!! AWFUL ! Why would you order 7.....one word ...."Greed" . Why this even made the news I have no idea????😞 p.rhanna
  • Score: 17

3:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

johnnywomble9 says...

Liam Thorp wrote:
Chrome1 wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
Maybe you could spell check your article while your there
[quote][p][bold]Liam Thorp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.[/p][/quote]Maybe you could spell check your article while your there johnnywomble9
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

Liam Thorp wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
Sorry Thorpy. You have to admit, it was pretty poor journalism on your part. Your headline was misleading and the content was woeful. Is the Editor not in to check your work? You have to start being a bit more selective with which stories to pursue. You have made a laughing stock of yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Liam Thorp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.[/p][/quote]Sorry Thorpy. You have to admit, it was pretty poor journalism on your part. Your headline was misleading and the content was woeful. Is the Editor not in to check your work? You have to start being a bit more selective with which stories to pursue. You have made a laughing stock of yourself. Chrome1
  • Score: -24

3:41pm Fri 10 Jan 14

MissPeg says...

It was obvious that he was never going to get the chairs for 50p each, so why did he bother? If it looks too good to be true, it's usually because it is...
It was obvious that he was never going to get the chairs for 50p each, so why did he bother? If it looks too good to be true, it's usually because it is... MissPeg
  • Score: 10

3:42pm Fri 10 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

p.rhanna wrote:
Wouldnt have that chair if it was free....!!!
AWFUL !
Why would you order 7.....one word ...."Greed" .
Why this even made the news I have no idea????😞
I think it made news to show a typical Tory being a greedy, whining g1t who can't have his own way. The bloke is a fool and has shown HIMSELF and his like for exactly what they are.
[quote][p][bold]p.rhanna[/bold] wrote: Wouldnt have that chair if it was free....!!! AWFUL ! Why would you order 7.....one word ...."Greed" . Why this even made the news I have no idea????😞[/p][/quote]I think it made news to show a typical Tory being a greedy, whining g1t who can't have his own way. The bloke is a fool and has shown HIMSELF and his like for exactly what they are. wsw69
  • Score: 24

3:43pm Fri 10 Jan 14

MissPeg says...

Being a big company or not, losing thousands of pounds on armchairs would add up to a large number that could risk their business. Does Mr Lever really want us to lose M&S from the high street simply because he's too busy looking for an unrealistic bargain than to pay for the chairs himself?
Being a big company or not, losing thousands of pounds on armchairs would add up to a large number that could risk their business. Does Mr Lever really want us to lose M&S from the high street simply because he's too busy looking for an unrealistic bargain than to pay for the chairs himself? MissPeg
  • Score: 12

3:45pm Fri 10 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Mr Lever is an idiot, and this actually proves it to be so beyond ANY DOUBT what so ever
Mr Lever is an idiot, and this actually proves it to be so beyond ANY DOUBT what so ever wsw69
  • Score: 25

3:49pm Fri 10 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

johnnywomble9 wrote:
Liam Thorp wrote:
Chrome1 wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
Maybe you could spell check your article while your there
johnnywomble9

Maybe you could check yours too! You advise Liam Thorp to "spell check your article while your there" - errrrrm I'm sure that should be "you're there" - lol :-)
[quote][p][bold]johnnywomble9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Liam Thorp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.[/p][/quote]Maybe you could spell check your article while your there[/p][/quote]johnnywomble9 Maybe you could check yours too! You advise Liam Thorp to "spell check your article while your there" - errrrrm I'm sure that should be "you're there" - lol :-) wsw69
  • Score: 30

4:38pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Julian Thorpe says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Liam Thorp wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
Sorry Thorpy. You have to admit, it was pretty poor journalism on your part. Your headline was misleading and the content was woeful. Is the Editor not in to check your work? You have to start being a bit more selective with which stories to pursue. You have made a laughing stock of yourself.
Hi Chrome1,

As The Bolton News' web editor, I write most of the headlines, check reporters' work (among other people) and decide which stories are given prominence online.

Please direct your criticism at me, not Liam, who is an excellent reporter (and no relation to me).

Thanks
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Liam Thorp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.[/p][/quote]Sorry Thorpy. You have to admit, it was pretty poor journalism on your part. Your headline was misleading and the content was woeful. Is the Editor not in to check your work? You have to start being a bit more selective with which stories to pursue. You have made a laughing stock of yourself.[/p][/quote]Hi Chrome1, As The Bolton News' web editor, I write most of the headlines, check reporters' work (among other people) and decide which stories are given prominence online. Please direct your criticism at me, not Liam, who is an excellent reporter (and no relation to me). Thanks Julian Thorpe
  • Score: 23

4:40pm Fri 10 Jan 14

sammysgrandad says...

So Mr Lever was going to donate the chairs to a 'worthy cause.' Who does he think he is kidding? He wanted to make a quick buck. M&S are the finest of shops for giving refunds and their customer service is first class. Thank goodness they stood firm against Mr Lever. Nice try but he will have to look elsewhere to find something for nothing!
So Mr Lever was going to donate the chairs to a 'worthy cause.' Who does he think he is kidding? He wanted to make a quick buck. M&S are the finest of shops for giving refunds and their customer service is first class. Thank goodness they stood firm against Mr Lever. Nice try but he will have to look elsewhere to find something for nothing! sammysgrandad
  • Score: 17

4:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

thomas222 says...

Greed greed greed and more greed...... someone makes a mistake and lets all profit shall we... You ever made a mistake EX Council member?
Greed greed greed and more greed...... someone makes a mistake and lets all profit shall we... You ever made a mistake EX Council member? thomas222
  • Score: 16

5:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

johnnywomble9 wrote:
Liam Thorp wrote:
Chrome1 wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
Maybe you could spell check your article while your there
you're there .....
[quote][p][bold]johnnywomble9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Liam Thorp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.[/p][/quote]Maybe you could spell check your article while your there[/p][/quote]you're there ..... Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 8

6:26pm Fri 10 Jan 14

truth teller says...

tillyflop53 wrote:
well that back fired on the greedy devil didnt it, he says he was looking for a worthy cause to donate to hmm sounds more like he would be selling them on to make a hefty profit himself!
well tillyflop I could not agree more what a joker. scary thing is these plonker councillor's and x councillors are and have been running the town into the ground . just like the all expenses fiddling members of parliament they want something for nothing.
[quote][p][bold]tillyflop53[/bold] wrote: well that back fired on the greedy devil didnt it, he says he was looking for a worthy cause to donate to hmm sounds more like he would be selling them on to make a hefty profit himself![/p][/quote]well tillyflop I could not agree more what a joker. scary thing is these plonker councillor's and x councillors are and have been running the town into the ground . just like the all expenses fiddling members of parliament they want something for nothing. truth teller
  • Score: 8

7:45pm Fri 10 Jan 14

harvey_s says...

The Bolton News should be 'impartial' and this article suggests they back Mr. Lever and his complaint. The right thing for BN to do is to educate readers, to a degree, about retailers rights, such as when something is clearly an error in pricing. This would be much fairer.

Once again though, more tosh and negativity reported by this Newspaper. There are good causes in Bolton, and no matter how much notice you give or 'community spirit' the story has - they are simply uninterested.
The Bolton News should be 'impartial' and this article suggests they back Mr. Lever and his complaint. The right thing for BN to do is to educate readers, to a degree, about retailers rights, such as when something is clearly an error in pricing. This would be much fairer. Once again though, more tosh and negativity reported by this Newspaper. There are good causes in Bolton, and no matter how much notice you give or 'community spirit' the story has - they are simply uninterested. harvey_s
  • Score: 8

8:57pm Fri 10 Jan 14

127001 says...

Can I just say to whomever at the BN took this story - it's okay to put the phone down when people talk nonsense (rustle a bag of crisps for a static sound effect then hang up).

These kinds of stories are old hat and generally speaking the retailer doesn;t have to honour the sale. Yet another non-story BN, getting a little tiring. Is it possible to purchase archive copies of the paper? I might start withan issue from 1967 please.
Can I just say to whomever at the BN took this story - it's okay to put the phone down when people talk nonsense (rustle a bag of crisps for a static sound effect then hang up). These kinds of stories are old hat and generally speaking the retailer doesn;t have to honour the sale. Yet another non-story BN, getting a little tiring. Is it possible to purchase archive copies of the paper? I might start withan issue from 1967 please. 127001
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Liam-bwfc says...

Sounds like he'd be happy for the unfortunate employee who made the mistake to be docked wages or get sacked as long as he gains. These are the sort of people I despise, the sleaze who will step over your body to get to the front of the queue and scream and have tantrums when they don't get their own way. They like a good argument and how they are right and could not care less about anyone but themselves, nothing ever being good enough. I bet he weighs his food and writes six page letters of complaint to supermarkets if they are a gram under, or over. Unfortunately too many people like him are about, the "I've got a problem of my own doing, what are you going to do about it" brigade.
Sounds like he'd be happy for the unfortunate employee who made the mistake to be docked wages or get sacked as long as he gains. These are the sort of people I despise, the sleaze who will step over your body to get to the front of the queue and scream and have tantrums when they don't get their own way. They like a good argument and how they are right and could not care less about anyone but themselves, nothing ever being good enough. I bet he weighs his food and writes six page letters of complaint to supermarkets if they are a gram under, or over. Unfortunately too many people like him are about, the "I've got a problem of my own doing, what are you going to do about it" brigade. Liam-bwfc
  • Score: 15

1:46am Sat 11 Jan 14

longballs r us says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Get your turgid brain into gear Mr Lever, and you as well Bolton News. Stop this bleating on about internet bargains due to pricing errors. Thay are not legally binding. They are pricing errors and in their T&Cs (which Mr Lever no doubt accepted) it will mention something about them, Also stuff you about all this charity nonsense. That is just BS. All you were concerned about was pulling a fast one. And who the heck says that M&S belongs to the public? Your News reporting is embarrasing BN (sorry for the overuse of acronyms). I can see a point in the next five years where this stale newspaper will no longer exist and nobody will miss it. It is just staffed with reporters who are just as thick and deviant as the people and causes they promote.
If BN is stale then stop reading it and do us all a favour!
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Get your turgid brain into gear Mr Lever, and you as well Bolton News. Stop this bleating on about internet bargains due to pricing errors. Thay are not legally binding. They are pricing errors and in their T&Cs (which Mr Lever no doubt accepted) it will mention something about them, Also stuff you about all this charity nonsense. That is just BS. All you were concerned about was pulling a fast one. And who the heck says that M&S belongs to the public? Your News reporting is embarrasing BN (sorry for the overuse of acronyms). I can see a point in the next five years where this stale newspaper will no longer exist and nobody will miss it. It is just staffed with reporters who are just as thick and deviant as the people and causes they promote.[/p][/quote]If BN is stale then stop reading it and do us all a favour! longballs r us
  • Score: 3

8:22am Sat 11 Jan 14

RealisticMoi says...

What an idiot. I hope he feels ashamed that he contacted the papers about this. Somehow I can't imagine the chairs were ordered to go to a good cause
What an idiot. I hope he feels ashamed that he contacted the papers about this. Somehow I can't imagine the chairs were ordered to go to a good cause RealisticMoi
  • Score: 10

11:48am Sat 11 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

longballs r us wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
Get your turgid brain into gear Mr Lever, and you as well Bolton News. Stop this bleating on about internet bargains due to pricing errors. Thay are not legally binding. They are pricing errors and in their T&Cs (which Mr Lever no doubt accepted) it will mention something about them, Also stuff you about all this charity nonsense. That is just BS. All you were concerned about was pulling a fast one. And who the heck says that M&S belongs to the public? Your News reporting is embarrasing BN (sorry for the overuse of acronyms). I can see a point in the next five years where this stale newspaper will no longer exist and nobody will miss it. It is just staffed with reporters who are just as thick and deviant as the people and causes they promote.
If BN is stale then stop reading it and do us all a favour!
So long balls, in your opinion I cannot have an opinion on the quality of a newspaper. In your life have you just watched good films or have you now and again sat through rubbish? Flippin' heck.
[quote][p][bold]longballs r us[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Get your turgid brain into gear Mr Lever, and you as well Bolton News. Stop this bleating on about internet bargains due to pricing errors. Thay are not legally binding. They are pricing errors and in their T&Cs (which Mr Lever no doubt accepted) it will mention something about them, Also stuff you about all this charity nonsense. That is just BS. All you were concerned about was pulling a fast one. And who the heck says that M&S belongs to the public? Your News reporting is embarrasing BN (sorry for the overuse of acronyms). I can see a point in the next five years where this stale newspaper will no longer exist and nobody will miss it. It is just staffed with reporters who are just as thick and deviant as the people and causes they promote.[/p][/quote]If BN is stale then stop reading it and do us all a favour![/p][/quote]So long balls, in your opinion I cannot have an opinion on the quality of a newspaper. In your life have you just watched good films or have you now and again sat through rubbish? Flippin' heck. Chrome1
  • Score: -4

11:54am Sat 11 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

Julian Thorpe wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
Liam Thorp wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?
It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.
Sorry Thorpy. You have to admit, it was pretty poor journalism on your part. Your headline was misleading and the content was woeful. Is the Editor not in to check your work? You have to start being a bit more selective with which stories to pursue. You have made a laughing stock of yourself.
Hi Chrome1,

As The Bolton News' web editor, I write most of the headlines, check reporters' work (among other people) and decide which stories are given prominence online.

Please direct your criticism at me, not Liam, who is an excellent reporter (and no relation to me).

Thanks
So Mr Thorpe (with an e), your journalists are immune to criticism? They can write a piece of trash like this, wrap it in an absurd headline but yet it is to you we have to direct our criticism? I am sure Liam Thorp (without an e) has some redeeming journalistic qualities but you should have stopped him including this piece. It has no journalistic merit and is pure sensationalism on a scale that questions the credibility of the reporter and the newspaper.
[quote][p][bold]Julian Thorpe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Liam Thorp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I bet Stuart Lever feels I right idiot for reporting this to his chums at the BN. And Liam Thorpe, crikey will he put a decent story through yet. Is he still on Training or something?[/p][/quote]It is actually spelt Thorp without the e, cheers.[/p][/quote]Sorry Thorpy. You have to admit, it was pretty poor journalism on your part. Your headline was misleading and the content was woeful. Is the Editor not in to check your work? You have to start being a bit more selective with which stories to pursue. You have made a laughing stock of yourself.[/p][/quote]Hi Chrome1, As The Bolton News' web editor, I write most of the headlines, check reporters' work (among other people) and decide which stories are given prominence online. Please direct your criticism at me, not Liam, who is an excellent reporter (and no relation to me). Thanks[/p][/quote]So Mr Thorpe (with an e), your journalists are immune to criticism? They can write a piece of trash like this, wrap it in an absurd headline but yet it is to you we have to direct our criticism? I am sure Liam Thorp (without an e) has some redeeming journalistic qualities but you should have stopped him including this piece. It has no journalistic merit and is pure sensationalism on a scale that questions the credibility of the reporter and the newspaper. Chrome1
  • Score: -4

6:45pm Sat 11 Jan 14

JustBecause says...

What an idiot, and agree on the comments regarding BN this is just nonsense, lazy journalism.
What an idiot, and agree on the comments regarding BN this is just nonsense, lazy journalism. JustBecause
  • Score: -6

8:36am Sun 12 Jan 14

ninjasinpyjamas says...

LEACH !!!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY THE COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A MESS. AN OBVIOUS MISTAKE MADE BY STAFF/ WEB DESIGNERS OF THE COMPANY WHICH COULD HAVE DETRIMENTAL RESULTS IF HAPPENED TO A SMALLER BUSINESS,,, BUT PEOPLE LIKE THIS EXPLOITING THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS, DONT GIVE TWO HOOKS ABOUT THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME JUST GETTING THERE WAY, THE GREED ALSO OF CONTENTMENT SAYS IT ALL NOT 1 BUT 7 CHAIRS !!! AND IM SURE THESE WOULD HAVE GONE TO CHARITY,, TALK ABOUT TRYING TO LOOK GOOD FROM A NEGATIVE RESULT
LEACH !!!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHY THE COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A MESS. AN OBVIOUS MISTAKE MADE BY STAFF/ WEB DESIGNERS OF THE COMPANY WHICH COULD HAVE DETRIMENTAL RESULTS IF HAPPENED TO A SMALLER BUSINESS,,, BUT PEOPLE LIKE THIS EXPLOITING THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS, DONT GIVE TWO HOOKS ABOUT THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME JUST GETTING THERE WAY, THE GREED ALSO OF CONTENTMENT SAYS IT ALL NOT 1 BUT 7 CHAIRS !!! AND IM SURE THESE WOULD HAVE GONE TO CHARITY,, TALK ABOUT TRYING TO LOOK GOOD FROM A NEGATIVE RESULT ninjasinpyjamas
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

I'm quite glad Liam wrote this story, to show what a money grabbing idiot Mr Lever is. I mean, come on, it's 2014. There's been enough of these accidental pricings on the internet over the last 20 years for people to know that they're not legally binding and almost always end up being retracted (especially given the sums of money involved here). I think Liam's article was brilliantly written to provide Mr Lever with a platform to make a fool of himself.
I'm quite glad Liam wrote this story, to show what a money grabbing idiot Mr Lever is. I mean, come on, it's 2014. There's been enough of these accidental pricings on the internet over the last 20 years for people to know that they're not legally binding and almost always end up being retracted (especially given the sums of money involved here). I think Liam's article was brilliantly written to provide Mr Lever with a platform to make a fool of himself. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 4

1:02pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Replytohatersandscum says...

this paper is sadly desprate for stories
this paper is sadly desprate for stories Replytohatersandscum
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Mon 13 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

wow a tory trying to scam a quick buck at the expense of the ordinary man, fiddle the books and generally mislead the public


thats newsworthy

hahah

id be more worried if this didnt happen

please everyone boycott this parasites other businesses and tell everyone you know to also
wow a tory trying to scam a quick buck at the expense of the ordinary man, fiddle the books and generally mislead the public thats newsworthy hahah id be more worried if this didnt happen please everyone boycott this parasites other businesses and tell everyone you know to also getajob123
  • Score: 2

8:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
An honest and decent person would have pointed out M&S's mistake to them rather than being an opportunistic so-and-so. Quite clearly Mr lever would have made a "brilliant" MP...
honestly he wouldn't hes far too thick

he tries tho........... at least he tries......... awwwww
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: An honest and decent person would have pointed out M&S's mistake to them rather than being an opportunistic so-and-so. Quite clearly Mr lever would have made a "brilliant" MP...[/p][/quote]honestly he wouldn't hes far too thick he tries tho........... at least he tries......... awwwww getajob123
  • Score: 2

9:43pm Sun 26 Jan 14

adatherton says...

Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists (Southern) Ltd EWCA Civ 6

Look it up Stuart
Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists (Southern) Ltd [1953] EWCA Civ 6 Look it up Stuart adatherton
  • Score: 1

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