I purchased a couch online for R2500.00 ...

Asked by LegalAdvice on 31-05-2021 10:10:57
Question posted in the Consumer Protection Law category relating to Gauteng

I purchased a couch online for R2500.00 and made payment via instant eft. The furniture store now says that the price was a mistake and the actual cost was 20k more. They advised that they cannot honour the price and their Ts & Cs protect them for such errors and they will refund the money paid. I do not want the refund, I would like them to honour their advertised price. 

Do I have grounds to fight this?

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 03-06-2021 15:39:17

Hi there,

I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.

Yes, you do have grounds to fight this, definitely. The reason I'm saying that is because since you bought it online, a sale agreement was concluded, and you made payment. There is therefore a binding agreement in place, and you've actually already performed in terms of that agreement. You can therefore demand that they perform as well.

It is very different from seeing the price in a store and then asking to buy it, and then the manager says "sorry, mistake", and refuses. In that instance there is no sale agreement which was concluded yet. 

Att. Patrick 

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