General Chat Thread, Unsolicited Parcel - Unit 4F Eurolink Industrial Centre in General; Has anyone else received an unsolicited package from Unit 4F Eurolink Industrial Centre, Bingham Road, Kent ME10 3SU?
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9th December 2011, 08:57 PM #1
Unsolicited Parcel - Unit 4F Eurolink Industrial Centre
Has anyone else received an unsolicited package from Unit 4F Eurolink Industrial Centre, Bingham Road, Kent ME10 3SU?
Clearly addressed to myself but with no documentation other than the enclosed item - a pair of Lindy Noise Isolating Earphones with a retail value of around £20.
A quick Google shows a lady on Twitter who received a unsolicited parcel from the same address on the 11th November 2011.
Is this some sort of scam?
Can't find any details about the company at the address.
9th December 2011, 09:08 PM #2
Just found an article from 2000 on the Daily Mirror site exposing a dodgy company with a similar name and address so it could be scam. Let's see how it develops. I'm spoiling for a fight.
9th December 2011, 09:17 PM #3
i think the law is something like if it isn't collected in 30 days or nobody has tried to claim it then its yours!
9th December 2011, 10:29 PM #4
Isn't that for found "lost" property?
9th December 2011, 11:34 PM #5
There is something about mistaken delivery I'm sure, We also most got. Smart board about a year ago, 28 days after delivery they called up to.day they delivered a smartboard by mistake. Was addressed to our head teacher not just anybody.
Originally Posted by Stuart_C
10th December 2011, 04:06 PM #6
Under the Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971, (as amended) it is an offence to demand payment for goods known to be unsolicited, in other words, they were sent to a person without any prior request made by them or on their behalf.
Someone who receives goods in these circumstances may retain them as an unconditional gift, and does not have to pay for or return any unwanted goods. Anyone who receives a demand for payment for unsolicited goods should report the matter to their local Trading Standards Department.
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12th December 2011, 10:23 AM #7
The 1971 Act has been superceded by the Distance Selling Regs (2000) (but hasn't been repealed officially) but the outcome is pretty much the same
Unsolicited goods may be treated as a gift and consumers have a right to retain or dispose of them as they see fit.
12th December 2011, 11:12 AM #8
I think you're allowed to keep them - but it's taken as a bit of a courtesy to try and let the company know they've sent stuff to the wrong person in case of mistakes...
Originally Posted by tech_guy
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12th December 2011, 11:26 AM #9
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12th December 2011, 11:38 AM #10
Yeah, that's all I could find on the net as well.
Originally Posted by CHR1S
I've informed my local TS so we'll see what happens.
21st December 2011, 11:30 AM #11
- Rep Power
I've Just Got One!
hi, to the person who received an item from this address.....have you found out anything else about it yet? or been contacted about it?
I have received a parcel from them this morning...no invoice no nothing, just my address and their address on the box?/
21st December 2011, 11:49 AM #12
Ive sent you all your gifts for Christmas; glad they have started arriving from my Kent warehouse...
Now where are all my gifts in return?
21st December 2011, 05:43 PM #13
I'm reading this thread with great interest. My grandmother passed away in February this year and we discovered, amongst her possessions, hundreds of those horrible tacky 'decorative plates' from the 'Bradford exchange'. Turns out she bought some votive ones once, but once she'd collected the set they continued to send her random plates. If she failed to send them back (really expensively and inconveniently I might add - since she was an old lady who was unable to go out) they'd demand payment from her in big red letters saying 'Final demand'. When my Aunt tried to get them to stop sending them they refused. 9 times out of 10 Nan just paid for them to stop them hassling her. I believe she was scammed by an unscrupulous company. These plates cost her updates of £20 a plate with an additional £9.99 P&P. They are worth £3 each at a car boot now.
I believe this company were in breach of the distance selling regs and since the plates were unsolicited I wonder if we'd have a snowball's chance in hell of getting any of her money back? We're so angry that they took advantage of a vulnerable and impressionable elderly lady suffering with Dementia, but I imagine now it's too late?
21st December 2011, 10:44 PM #14
We had the same issue with the Franklin Mint sending things to my mum and it took my sister a lot of phone calls and threats of Trading Standards and all that sort of thing to get them to stop.
But in your case it probably is too late - but it might be worth contacting your local trading standards anyway - they might like to know and may use your information in an ongoing case or something similar
5th February 2012, 04:53 PM #15
- Rep Power
Hi! Did you ever solve the riddle of your missing parcel? I got one on Saturday from the same address as yours- a MASSIVE hardbook book about antiques that I did not order (thankfully no fraud involved in don't think). Are you any the wiser?!?! What a strange thing!
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