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‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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“We’ll hold it for you until Tuesday”

Do you take this to mean they will only sell it someone else on Wednesday?
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Or do you take this to mean that come Tuesday they will sell to someone else?
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29%
 
Total votes: 28

Howyoudoin
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‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby Howyoudoin » September 27th, 2019, 8:47 pm

How do you interpret the above statement sent to me in an email after placing an order with a high street store?

Thanks,

HYD

kiloran
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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby kiloran » September 27th, 2019, 8:50 pm

I think most people would assume the first case, but I suspect a more literal interpretation would be the second case.

Which doesn't help you :(

--kiloran

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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby Howyoudoin » September 27th, 2019, 9:03 pm

kiloran wrote:I think most people would assume the first case, but I suspect a more literal interpretation would be the second case.

Which doesn't help you :(

--kiloran


That’s my interpretation too K. My instinct tells me A but the more I read the statement I think B.

:roll:

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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby brightncheerful » October 1st, 2019, 5:28 pm

‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

Depends what it is of course but I'd interpret it 'after that we'll drop it!"
Alternatively, 'after that you can hold it yourself.'

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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby AleisterCrowley » October 1st, 2019, 9:46 pm

Probably A, but it's very ambiguous. Do they mean 0001 Tuesday or 2359 Tuesday ?!

A better approach would be;

'We will hold it for you until close of business Tuesday'
or
'We will hold it for you until 6.30pm Tuesday'

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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby nmdhqbc » October 1st, 2019, 10:00 pm

It could be either or at any time on Tuesday so get them to clarify.

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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby Scott0966 » October 2nd, 2019, 10:54 pm

Hmmm, the instinctive response is this Tuesday or next Tuesday?

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Re: ‘We will hold it for you until Tuesday”

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Postby XFool » October 2nd, 2019, 10:59 pm

So what happened on Tuesday? Or Wednesday?


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