Re: Unsolicited Goods Act 1971
One time I actually received a parcel from a supplier that I hadn't ordered.
Inside was a ton of random stuff that I had not ordered or had any need for.
I phoned the company. Told them. Phoned them again. Told them. Etc. Recorded details of every call. "Someone will come and pick them up".
They came to collect many months later, and I told them: "Sorry. They're mine now. I sold them."
They argued. At which point I passed over to my barrister-in-training wife who ended the conversation rather quickly after she pointed out the relevant laws.
Basically after (60/90?) days, if you have notified the company of their error, they become your property. So we flogged them on eBay.
But to be honest, I don't WANT the .uk to become my property. I'll don't see how you can force someone to take possession of something, nor how you can do that without their consent just by having an opt-out. "I have a ton of old fridges. They're yours now. Remove them by the end of the week, they're stinking up the place." That's not how it works.
Were I a 123-Reg customer (haven't been since they screwed me over several times when paying customers demanded I use them), I'd fold this into my "pet legal / complaint project" folder. I don't mind sending emails/letters back and forth arguing about the legality of it. And, no, I won't be "opting out". I'd wait until they made it my property and deliberate never click Accept on anything they pushed my way, and then complain my backside off when they claimed it was mine.
Pretty much, it's a nice stress-relieving, intellectual pursuit backed by the satisfaction of pretty much winning every time and costing these companies more money than just leaving me alone or doing what I reasonably asked would have cost them.