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    News - Christmas Xbox sales set to dwarf Wii appeal

    ...thanks to demand for Kinect.
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    Re: News - Christmas Xbox sales set to dwarf Wii appeal

    While trading standards reportedly told the website that consumers should be able to pay the price stated by the firm, which in an ideal world should absorb the loss, a Tesco press officer said the store simply can't do that.
    IIRC, a similar thing happened a few years ago with Amazon or some other online retailer, and the principle was that for a sale to be agreed at a price, the goods have to be offered by the company and accepted by the consumer for a sale to be agreed. And the end result of that dispute was that the goods had not been offered to the consumer at that price, it was merely a listing of what is available and their prices - so the consumer has to offer to buy them and the retailer has to agree to sell them.

    This contrasts with this statement from Trading Standards.

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    Re: News - Christmas Xbox sales set to dwarf Wii appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    IIRC, a similar thing happened a few years ago with Amazon or some other online retailer, and the principle was that for a sale to be agreed at a price, the goods have to be offered by the company and accepted by the consumer for a sale to be agreed. And the end result of that dispute was that the goods had not been offered to the consumer at that price, it was merely a listing of what is available and their prices - so the consumer has to offer to buy them and the retailer has to agree to sell them.

    This contrasts with this statement from Trading Standards.
    When i did Law @ college one of the cases you first (I) look at is based around the same principle/issue you just mentioned.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Christmas Xbox sales set to dwarf Wii appeal

    You mean an 'invitation to treat'.

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    Re: News - Christmas Xbox sales set to dwarf Wii appeal

    AFAIK a retailer is never under obligation to sell, and they don't have to provide any reason.

    I guess the lines get a bit blurred with online purchasing as some automated systems will take payment immediately (I've had this issue before a couple of times when money's been taken out of my bank account and the etailer has then been unable to supply the goods).

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    Re: News - Christmas Xbox sales set to dwarf Wii appeal

    It does seem to be interesting how both consoles will go with this.

    To me move is just a wii remote for the PS3 where as Kinect is something new, personally I haven't bought either yet but I would guess many 'casual' gamers probably see it the same as me.

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