PoundWorld ordered to pay £38,000 for remote controls that don't work

Sarah Coles

Grimsby Crown Court has ordered PoundWorld to pay £38,000, after it sold remote controls that were completely useless in the UK - and only worked in South East Asia. The chain, which has 200 stores, was selling the £1 remotes between September 2010 and June 2012, leaving buyers confounded.

And it's not the first purchase from a pound shop that has disappointed.