Monday, 18 February 2013
Scs order and my rights to cancel
I have avoided blogging regarding this whilst it was on going but now my journey with ScS is over I wanted to share.
I really wish I had done my homework on purchases before I entered scs store back in October, I really wanted a new sofa and was browsing shops looking for my perfect suite, I entered Scs in speke liverpool and was approached by a sales lady when I was admiring a leather suite, I was disheartened with it as the cushions were fixed I like to hoover under them and this was something I preferred, she pointed me towards my dream sofa and explained it was the most durable leather on the market, I loved it and could imagine it in my living room, now I am a sucker when it comes to buying anything which is why I had my mum and husband in tow my mum and husband asked several times was it all leather the reply was yes, she stated that if I ordered that day she could also offer me a discount with the managers consent so I agreed, the manager came over and we discussed price my mum haggled with him as that is her thing so happily I left a deposit and even took my mum for a meal, that evening I decided to show my sister the suite I had ordered online and it clearly stated that it was in fact composite leather made up of 70% leather and 30 man-made fibres, my heart sank I was paying £2500 for this suite and felt devastated that I had been lied to, the next morning I called the store and asked to speak to the manager I was put through to the assistant manager whom told me he would describe it as all leather as it is all composite leather, I explained that when I went to school all was whole and whole was 100% .
Anyway after a long battle and letter back and forth I received a letter stating they would be cancelling my order and keeping my deposit, I found this very unfair and decided I would be taking the matter further .......
I started a small claims court claim against Scs and it actually was a lot easier than I could have imagined, after they did not reply I was able to serve judgement against them and finally ScS called a refunded my deposit plus the court fee.
I can only say never give in and get everything in writing on your receipt.
It took 3 months to get my order cancelled and my money back.
I have now ordered a 100% leather sofa from elsewhere and cannot wait