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    Default Farmers Store dodgy dealing

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    Farmers sold a second-hand, repaired television set as new, and it was not an isolated incident, the Christchurch District Court has been told.
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    Default Re: Farmers Store dodgy dealing

    If I was the person involved i'd be stoked.

    However this doesn't change the fact it sucks that they'd do that, very bad business practise.
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    Default Re: Farmers Store dodgy dealing

    We had a similar thing happen last year at Farmers lower Hutt.

    The better half, and I (being dragged along ) went in to buy a new Sewing machine - she saw what she wanted, grabbed one off of the display pile they had on the shop floor - paid for it - took it home and half the bits were missing and not packed correctly - promptly jumped in the car, took it back.

    I insisted the replacement was open in front of us to check for missing parts - all OK, and this time correctly packaged

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    Default Re: Farmers Store dodgy dealing

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    We had a similar thing happen last year at Farmers lower Hutt.

    The better half, and I (being dragged along ) went in to buy a new Sewing machine - she saw what she wanted, grabbed one off of the display pile they had on the shop floor - paid for it - took it home and half the bits were missing and not packed correctly - promptly jumped in the car, took it back.

    I insisted the replacement was open in front of us to check for missing parts - all OK, and this time correctly packaged
    I would have wanted a discount,for having to go over the Wainui hill twice.
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    Default Re: Farmers Store dodgy dealing

    I wouldn't have a problem buying a repaired set - provided they labeled it as so and it came with the standard warranty and everything, and the repair could be guaranteed as quality work.

    If not, then at least put a discount on it. (like Dick Smith do)

    But pretending it's new and then denying it .. well that's just stupid
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