Department store Debenhams features cosmetics counters, men’s, women’s and children’s wear, perfume, gifts and electronics, and a wedding service. The store has both an online shop as well as 153 stores across the UK and Ireland.
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Whether it's a retailer or restaurateur, airline or air-conditioner seller, computer shop or car rental company, there are always two main risks. Either it's a dodgy company, or it's a legit company that has financial problems and goes bust.
The aim of these tips is to help you minimise the risks.
Quite simply, its customers are immediately transformed into creditors. This hits hardest if you've ordered goods or tickets from them, and not had delivery, as then you become one of a line of people trying to get your money back out of the company's assets, and you usually get back much less than you paid in.
Even if you've had delivery, if the company you bought from goes under and there's a problem with the goods, it can mean you've no comeback.
While MoneySavingExpert.com endeavours to check deals are valid, we don't check companies ' finances. Even huge names like MFI and Woolies have folded, so it's very important you use the right strategies to stay protected where possible.
Pay by credit card for something over £100, and Section 75 laws supercharge your consumer rights.
Unlike debit cards, cheques or cash, pay in full or part (even just £1) on a credit card and by law the lender's jointly liable with the retailer.
This means you have exactly the same rights with the card company as you do with the retailer. So if it goes bust, you can simply take your complaints there instead and get money back if there's no delivery.
Yet it's important you ALWAYS REPAY IN FULL each month, so there's no interest cost. See the full Section 75 guide.
Section 75 doesn't apply to purchases under £100, but there's still an option which can help. It isn't a legal protection, just Visa, Mastercard and Amex's rules, but it's a good back-up.
Spend on a Visa, Mastercard or Amex credit card or any debit or charge card. If the goods don't appear, you can try to ask your bank/card provider to reclaim the cash from the seller's bank, so long as you complain within 120 days of realising there’s a problem. See the Chargeback guide for full details.
Bogus websites are often set up to cash in on popular products like Ugg boots and Tiffany necklaces, so be wary if it's an unfamiliar site. And don't think that because it appears on a reputable search engine, that makes it a reputable site - always check.
Most folk know to look for a security padlock on the bottom right of a website, but that doesn't mean the site's legit, just that payment's secure.
To find out who registered the site and when, search the Whois database. Reputable firms should also appear on the Companies House site, the UK Government's official companies register. Be very wary of businesses with just a PO Box or email address.
Study the site's worldwide web ranking on Alexa. Anything in the top 100,000 means it's reasonably big and a good, though not foolproof indication of legitimacy. Do a quick Google search for other shoppers' experiences.
Crucially, ensure your security's up-to-date - free software can be downloaded to your computer in about five minutes. Full details in the Free Antivirus Software guide.
Many people are surprised to learn you've MORE rights buying online (or by telephone/catalogue) due to the Distance Selling Regulations.
These give you a legal right to send most goods back within seven days for a full refund (including outward delivery costs), even if there's no fault. You'll usually need to pay for the return delivery. Read Consumer Rights for a full guide.
However, of course, this is balanced by the fact ordering online automatically means there's a time gap between ordering and delivering - when the company has your money. So if it goes bust during that time, the distance selling rights don't help.
Ultimately, there is always a risk that a company can go bust. If the above routes don't apply, then you have to make a decision about whether you're willing to take the risk of parting with your cash.
Don't be scared of this. Every day we all make transactions based on trust, and this is part of that, but do balance up the amount you're spending against the risk. Don't give large amounts of money to a company you're not sure about.
15% off fragrances & more: Go online to Debenhams* by Sun 8 Dec and you'll find 15% off a selection of items from the beauty, fragrance, lingerie, jewellery and watches sections. The discount's applied automatically. Delivery's £3.99 or collect in-store for free.
10% off Debenhams.com code: You can also get 10% off most of the website with the code CX94 by Sun 8 Dec. It can't be used with other offers, beauty & fragrance, electricals, mens' toiletries, furniture and some brands. See 'more info'.
Get the Cabana Glama make-up kit for £14.25 (usually £28.50) online at Debenhams*. You can also use the code DJ37 to get an extra 10% off (valid till Sun 17 Nov) taking it down to £12.85. Debenhams says it has plenty of stock and it'll be getting more in on Fri 15 Nov (we reckon it'll sell out in no time).
In the kit, you'll get these miniatures and a step-by-step guide to applying them:
If you're a Debenhams Beauty Club cardholder, use the code SHA5 to get free delivery (or you can pick it up in a Debenhams store).
Benefit items are super-popular (would make an awesome Christmas gift) and rarely discounted, so this is a real find.
Get school uniforms for ages 3-16 at Debenhams*, starting from £14. It currently has a sale on selected school uniform (up to 10% with the below items).
What do you get?
These are Debenhams' sale prices:
How to get the kit: In-store and online at Debenhams. Delivery is currently free on kidswear with the code SHP5.When we quote school uniform prices in headlines, we assume you'll choose a multi-pack if one's available, as there's often no way of buying each item individually. So while buying each individual item could be cheaper, you're often unable to do so.
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