Student Book Store sold me the wrong book and will not process a return. Is there legal action I can take?
Topic: Student Book Store sold me the wrong book and will not process a return. Is there legal action I can take?
July 16, 2019 / By Cale Question:
I attend Michigan State University, and just purchased a $180 dollar course pack from the Student Book Store on campus for Spanish 201. I grabbed the book from the spot labeled "SPN 201 - All Sections". The packaging on the boo even says SPN 201. When I get home and attempted to use the access codes to do my online homework, I realized this book is not the correct book. The last day to return books for the fall semester is Sept 2. I tried returning the book, but they said I cannot return a pack that has been opened. They have the wrong pack on the shelf. I am extremely frustrated, because now I need to purchase a different course pack, and will be short for rent this month because of this. Is there any legal action I can take against them to force a return of the book? Thank you in advance.
Best Answers: Student Book Store sold me the wrong book and will not process a return. Is there legal action I can take?
Alfonzo | 10 days ago
The mistake was theirs and they owe you relief. Given the short time before class starts there is little you can do. Obviously you should file a complaint or grievance with whomever controls the bookstore. You might also post a notice to get other students who were caused grief by their error to join your request. If you really want to annoy them, file a small claims action and force them to pay or hire a lawyer.
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I'm guessing the book packet came in a cellophane wrap with the label on it right? Well if you still have that wrap take it to the bookstore and show them and be bloody assertive about it. They owe you $180.
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Not sure how it's their mistake that you bought the wrong book.
Ask for a manager and explain what happened. You have no proof that you just didn't flat out pick up the wrong thing.
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Did the syllabus from your professor state which books were required?
Did you check the books you purchased against the list BEFORE you purchased them?
Unless you ca truthfully answer YES to both questions, YOU are at fault, not the bookstore.
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did you use credit card, call credit card company and tell them shop mis sold the item to you.
Contact college, email all departments and tell them to forward it to correct department.
follow these steps too.
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