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Mommabear
16-12-2008, 01:58 PM
Has anybody else had a phone call about this? I was asked if I was pleased with the purchase I made months ago. Erm, yes, else you would have heard from me. Then the lady said....

A book is to be delivered to me with money off cd's, books, holidays etc

If I do nothing, I will have 99 taken off my credit card to join :confused:

So, if I don't want it, I have to send the book back with a freepost label and ring them to say I don't want to join. Why can't it be the other way round? :33:

dollydimple
16-12-2008, 02:04 PM
I had something like this after I bought something from Bid TV.

To be honest, when it arrived, it wasn't something that I would make use of - the majority of retailers weren't ones that I use and I couldn't see that I would make enough purchases to make up for the fee.

There was no problem cancelling it though and I returned it by recorded delivery.

Mommabear
16-12-2008, 02:10 PM
I had something like this after I bought something from Bid TV.

To be honest, when it arrived, it wasn't something that I would make use of - the majority of retailers weren't ones that I use and I couldn't see that I would make enough purchases to make up for the fee.

There was no problem cancelling it though and I returned it by recorded delivery.

I have a slight hunch I won't be interested either :lol:

We'll see :54:

Thanks dolly

Beady Belle
22-12-2008, 02:27 PM
I'm probably wrong, but I thought if something was sent to you totally unsolicited, you didn't have to pay for it, or pay to return it?????

:doggie:

MissMagpie
23-01-2009, 10:14 PM
Just what I was thinking, Mad... That doesn't sound legal to me.

deanos
28-01-2009, 10:21 PM
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=335889&forumid=2

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1053949

Dosent look very good, i thought Mike Saint could be trusted, Press Play Shopping is the site advertised on his channel isnt it, or maybe he dosent realise whats going on ?

mediastar
28-01-2009, 11:49 PM
Try this link:

http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/buying-selling/unsolicited/index.html

So I suggest anyone who is "scammed" for the 99, should refer it to their local Trading Standards.

Mommabear
29-01-2009, 10:10 AM
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=335889&forumid=2

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1053949

Dosent look very good, i thought Mike Saint could be trusted, Press Play Shopping is the site advertised on his channel isnt it, or maybe he dosent realise whats going on ?

When I purchased off Mike Saint's channel, Discount Shop TV, the advice note that came with the item had Pressplay Home Shopping heading on it. The travel steps brochure that I received has a small envelope with Pressplay Home Shopping Club and an address in Essex. Mike Saint's outfit is in Devon. Surely he knows about this :confused:

On the bottom of the letter it states: Pressplay Home Shopping Limited, t/as Travel Steps.....and the address in Essex

Mrs James
31-01-2009, 01:38 PM
Momma....are you in the club ?

Free P&P
31-01-2009, 02:17 PM
I couldn't help but notice that Discount Shop TV no longer appears to be broadcasting on TV and Mike Saint has been very quiet of late.

:33:

Has his wonderful concept, a carbon copy of the channel he use to work for, gone belly up and anyone who ordered now being hassled to join a rip-off "club".

The Money Saving Expert website makes for an interesting read - actually it's quite worrying.