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Topic # 238283 10-Jul-2018 13:27
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Just got this from Mighty Ape for a "friend" and now he doesn't want it ..

 

 

 

It is unopened but Mighty Ape will only give me store credit (what the heck am I going to spend all that money on) but before I return it thought maybe someone here could make use of it.

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/17-3-acer-predator-helios-500-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-nvidia-gtx-1070-8gb-16gb-ram-256gb-ssd-1tb-hdd/28113728

 

 

 

Happy to let it go for my cost - $3,059

 

Collection from Albany Auckland or I could ship for free.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052735 10-Jul-2018 14:28
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Oh wow.

 

If he's no longer a friend and you have a paper trail, the Disputes Tribunal is a possibility.  At a hearing they may give you to go-ahead to sell it for 'fair market value' (i.e. TradeMe $1 reserve) and register a debt against his name to you for the remainder.

 

Several hard lessons have taught me that friends and financial transactions do not mix well. undecided





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  Reply # 2052738 10-Jul-2018 14:34
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Doesn't CGA protect you against "store credit" only for returns?




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  Reply # 2052739 10-Jul-2018 14:35
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Yeh .. friend would be a very loose term right now ...  Mighty Ape were super helpful but would only give me store credit but yeh basically realise I am going to find myself out of pocket at some point.


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  Reply # 2052740 10-Jul-2018 14:38
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That's odd, most stores would allow for refunds if the item is not opened and it is within 7 or 14 days.




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  Reply # 2052742 10-Jul-2018 14:43
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Its clearly in their T&C .. 

 

I've changed my mind and no longer want the item I ordered

 

If you've changed your mind you can return your item as long as it's unopened, in mint condition and returned within 14 days of delivery. The shipping for the return will also be at the cost of the buyer. Once we've received the item and our returns team confirms everything checks out OK, you will receive an account credit which can be used to purchase a replacement item.

 

 

 

Mighty Ape have been awesome I don't have anything bad to say about them .. of course if someone from MA sees this and can help with a full refund I am happy to talk :-)


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  Reply # 2052744 10-Jul-2018 14:46
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dryburn:

 

Doesn't CGA protect you against "store credit" only for returns?

 

 

Not if the reason is a change of mind unfortunately. Mighty Ape just offers an account credit.


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  Reply # 2053001 10-Jul-2018 22:26
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I reckon you’re going to get the best return (well, least worst return really) by taking that credit then offering it back here in whatever size chunk the geeks want.

There’s a very small chance that someone here was about to purchase that same model laptop, but I’ll betcha big time that there’s going to be $3k spent on products that Mighty Ape stock. Set the size haircut you’re prepared to take - 20% maybe - & watch your Mighty Ape credit disappear.

And your friend - do you know his address? I’d burn his house to the ground



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  Reply # 2053133 11-Jul-2018 09:24
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1024kb: 
And your friend - do you know his address? I’d burn his house to the ground

 

I did but he is not there and the other flatmates said he has taken off to Australia .. he left a bunch of clothes and stuff behind too ..  the whole saga is pretty dodgy.  

 

My 14 day return period ends Tuesday next week, so if no one is interested I'll send it back Monday and I am sure I can find a way to waste $3K .. they sell food now :-)


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  Reply # 2053136 11-Jul-2018 09:32
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Hmm, sudden departure to Australia without his belongings? I think you'll find him at your nearest Queen's Hotel.

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