On the 23/May I set out armed with my bus pass on the 10 mile trip into Worcester. I was on a mission to get a bargain, I had checked the Internet for the cheapest price for a battery for my digital camera and it was £20.00. I knew a camera shop in Worcester that sold them for £28.00 so I thought if I could get them to lower their price to match the internet I would buy it from them to get it quicker and there would be less risk involved.
Well after a little hard bargaining they agreed to sell it to me for £20.00 but they didn't have one in stock but would get me one within 3 day's. Ok I agreed and paid a £10.00 deposit, they gave me a receipt showing clearly that they had Quoted me £20.00 and a £10.00 deposit has been paid.
I came away feeling pretty good with myself as I don't normally do this kind of thing and all was well untill the camera shop phoned me at home 3 day's later to say the battery would take an unknown length of time to arrive as their supplier can be slow getting Nikon batteries. Oh well I thought I'll just have to wait.
I have since recieved another phone call now saying that the battery has just arrived but there has been a miss quote of the price and it will now cost me £35.00, well I almost fell off me perch at that, because that is a lot more than the original price that the shop sold them for.
So here I am holding a receipt for a battery quoting £20.00, I'm short of the £10.00 deposit that I paid, I need to take another 10 mile bus trip to Worc's and I'm not sure of my rights as to whether they will have to sell me the battery at the quoted price.
This should be fun when I turn up huffing and puffing on oxygen all ready to argue my case, I am wondering if they even have to give me my £10.00 deposit back as I'm definitely not going to pay their new price of £35.00.
I hope they see sense and cave in quickly because I'm not leaving that shop untill they sell me the battery at the quoted price even if I have to call in the local papers and trading standards, international rescue, National Guard etc etc. As I said before it should be fun!!! even if I lose my little battle for justice and the rights of the common man eh'.
Tony. What are my chances?