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My T.M. Lewin shirt torn by a supermarket shelf!

post #1 of 46
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I was in the supermarket today and when I turned a corner my shirt-sleeve caught on a jagged shelving unit and tore right through.

This is the shirt sleeve:

500

From this shirt:
500

It was from England, about £70 (though it's in the online sale now at £25). I made a complaint to the manager who said if I replaced the shirt and took the receipt to them he would reimburse me. I don't think he realises it isn't any old €15 shirt. I'm wondering if they'll start being awkward about the cost of a replacement, because I'm not going to buy any old rubbish to replace it. But we'll see when I go tomorrow.

Really ruined my day this did.plain.gif
post #2 of 46
Never buy Tm Lewin at retail price...I have some New England BD, nice collar roll and good shirts for casual wear but very poor fabrics...
post #3 of 46
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Never buy Tm Lewin at retail price...I have some New England BD, nice collar roll and good shirts for casual wear but very poor fabrics...

Um.......before this turns into a TML bashing thread, this would happen to almost ANY shirt from any brand, regardless of cost or fabric.

OP, please update if/when you get the reimbursement.
post #4 of 46
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Originally Posted by Viral View Post


Um.......before this turns into a TML bashing thread, this would happen to almost ANY shirt from any brand, regardless of cost or fabric.

Yes, of course

My comment was referring only to the price.
post #5 of 46
replace at 25 and get the reimbursement
post #6 of 46
You must be an American ex-pat, what with this need to blame others for your own clumsiness
post #7 of 46
While I don't think the market should be at fault for this, I am interested in updates on the situation smile.gif
post #8 of 46
You really should not be so careless and expect to be reimbursed.
post #9 of 46
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

You really should not be so careless and expect to be reimbursed.

In the Netherlands supermarket isles are not very wide and corner shelves normally have plastic edge protectors; usually to stop kids and toddlers from hurting themselves. This shelf was jutting out with a sharp edge. If that's not the supermarket's fault I don't what is.

I stepped aside a little to let a woman with a pushchair through and thus caught my shirt-sleeve. That's not being careless.
post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

You must be an American ex-pat, what with this need to blame others for your own clumsiness

I'm not an American ex-pat. It's hardly clumsiness, the shelf was uncapped and sharp at the corner. Perhaps you're a typical American putting the interests of business before the consumer, and think every last action is a fault of personal responsibility. Does that seem fair since we're making snap judgements?
post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

replace at 25 and get the reimbursement

just do that^^
post #12 of 46
I guess the take-home message is: don't wear your good shirts while you're stacking shelves.
post #13 of 46
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Originally Posted by cold war painter View Post

I guess the take-home message is: don't wear your good shirts while you're stacking shelves.

Speaking from long experience are you?
post #14 of 46
Thread Starter 
I found a nice replacement on sale at €15 and the supermarket reimbursed me without complaint. They also gave me a €10 groceries voucher and said the shelving had been wrongly assembled.

So there we are. No cross words were exchanged, no raised voices necessary and it's settled. And I'll carry on shopping there.
post #15 of 46
You sound like a really great guy.
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