MAPLINS BIG RIP OFF today

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  1. merlodlliw

    merlodlliw FTA only,sky free home

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    I called into Maplins Wrexham today,to obtain a satellite dish motor,this was on sale on Friday at £49/99, well not being a mean sod, and having to go to Wrexham today, I obtained the motor, the salesman said that will
    be £49/99, I said wheres the 2.5% discount for vat, salesman said the till will have discounted it, I asked for a print out which said

    1 @ nett £49/99
    Nett total £43/47
    tax total code b 15% £6/52
    Total £49/99

    I said this is wrong how can the price be £49/99 on Friday yet there
    is a shown 2.5% discount today vat at 15%. Asked for the manager
    who gave me some guff, that all Maplin goods are already discounted
    and prices would remain the same, he had to agree Maplins had
    added the 2.5% vat saving to the goods, he then went on to say
    he was as surprised as me that Maplin had taken this stance,nothing he could do, surgested I phone up Maplins HQ , I said your Company is acting just like the Govt with petrol, cut the vat 2.5%, then increase the fuel duty 2.5%. I said This may be only £1.25 I should have saved, but keep
    the dam goods ill go elsewhere, lots of red faces and a good few people
    walked out, so be warned Maplins are nothing but a rip off outfit,never again will I buy from them On principle.

    Bob
     
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    radtv Well-Known Member

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    Could have got a Moteck motor for £44 delivered tomorrow from me and saved petrol and parking charge.
     
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    Robbo Satellite mad

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    Yes I agree with you, but are you surprised?

    I'm not. TBH I can't see many retailers who sell their goods with VAT included in the price, reducing it because of the lower VAT rate. Besides it is only a piddling amount, it won't make much difference to the everyday things that we buy.

    I don't think that Maplin is any worse than the other retailers.
     
  4. merlodlliw

    merlodlliw FTA only,sky free home

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    No Robbo, but its the principle.

    Bob
     
  5. merlodlliw

    merlodlliw FTA only,sky free home

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    Yes you are right, I should have you have an excellent reputation,was the price you quote including delivery


    Bob
     
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    Yes delivered
     
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    merlodlliw FTA only,sky free home

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    Ill be in touch


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    i agree thing is with us britsih we take things laying down if some one sais it 25 quid we just accept it i think if more ppl started to haggle then u will be supprised at how much cheeper u can get things
     
  9. merlodlliw

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    Agree, I always question what I dont understand, perhaps I see so many rip offs, I dont find it embaressing to haggle and know when to lay off,
    the Maplin saga is just like the old days of budgets, beer up penny a pint
    fags up etc old stock increased immediate before new stock comes in,

    Anyhow customer credability is what is needed in a resession,people are not daft and dont like to be ripped off, be it £1 or £50, Maplin have a lot to learn, you wont find Tessie Cohen trying this on or Southern Sat.

    Bob
     
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    I don't think that you would get very far trying to haggle with major retailers like Maplin.:smile:

    :lol: I have never tried though. Although I have asked for a price match on a few occasions, but it is not worth the hassle that you get, and the time wasted.
     
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    lol no but make u feel better and could also pass 10 mins away and who know one day u might get something of :D
     
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    Must admit its a pretty disgraceful stance they have taken. I have just checked their website and absolutely nothing has changed. 2.5% might add up to a few pence individually on each customers purchase but add all those individual few pence's up and it soon turns in to a nice fat profit for the greedy gits.
    Its a shame because i was about to spend a few quid with them on a motherboard and processor bundle to build a new pc but they can poke it up their proverbial **** now. I have sent an email to their customer services to ask why they have taken this stance, i will let you know if i get a reply though im not gonna hold my breath.
    Pity there is not a website around to name and shame these greedy companies.

    :cheers: Red
     
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    For sat stuff maplins is the last place id go, youll get everything cheaper elsewhere. Forget the 2 1/2% ,they,re 30% dearer:evil:
     
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    Had a phone call from a Maplins customer care person this afternoon,
    can I help she said, I am waiting for the call from one of your Managers
    said I, Oh they are so busy, I am sorry no one as phoned.

    Has your problem been sorted out, I understand it is to do with the reduction in vat, correct, I have a message from the board, it states
    that all goods will remain at pre budget prices, due to the small amounts
    involved, although vat is reduced to 15%, the retail prices remain, she agreed Maplin have hiked up all their prices to match the reduction in vat
    but she said that is a board decision. My answer never again at Maplin.
    I asked her have you had many calls over this,she said I am not the first
    to complain.

    Bob
     
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