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    Hey all, could do with some guidence.

    3 and a half weeks ago I PMed a user on TSR about some text books. Once she had passed her email to me we began emailing.

    2 and a half weeks ago I emailed her to arrange sending money (I had to wait a week for pay day).

    I was going to send a cheque so she supplied me with her full name and address but I then thought it easier to do a bank transfer so she passed on her bank details to me as well.

    I transferred the money that day, emailed to say I had done so and I've heard nothing.

    She was last on TSR 4 days ago.

    I've emailed twice since I transferred the money, once about 5 days ago and once 2 days ago.

    Still nothing.

    Any advice on what I should do? She seemed genuine and we spoke by email quite a bit. She's not a very active member on TSR if that matters.

    *worried..*

    Thanks in advance, Kat x
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    How much money? You should have really used paypal!
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    (Original post by rahmed)
    How much money? You should have really used paypal!
    What's so special about Paypal?
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    With paypal you can initiate a chargeback if you didnt receive the goods and the buyer almost always gets their money back.
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    Send a letter by recorded delivery saying if you don't receive anything within 7 days you'll go to the small claims court. Then do it.

    But if it's a relatively small amount, you're better off writing it off to experience and not doing anything so stupid in the future
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Send a letter by recorded delivery saying if you don't receive anything within 7 days you'll go to the small claims court. Then do it.

    But if it's a relatively small amount, you're better off writing it off to experience and not doing anything so stupid in the future
    Whilst on the subject, how can I put a case in to a small claims court?
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    Who is the member?
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    It was £35 which to me is quite a bit...
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    I have some textbooks that you might be interested in. PM me for more info
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    Well, how well do you know this member? Clearly, we can suggest how you should have done it, but that doesn't do you much good so I wouldn't bother. Keep emailing this person and if you have their address you may be able to get hold of their phone number, if you don't have it.
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    (Original post by rahmed)
    Whilst on the subject, how can I put a case in to a small claims court?
    You can do it online here. It does cost a fee upfront, but that gets added to your claim so you get it back later. Ie if they owe you £100 and you have to pay £30 for the claim, when you win you get £130 back.

    You do need to send a recorded letter giving them a time limit to respond (usually 7, 14 or 28 days) saying that you will file a claim if they don't pay in that time.
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    thanks, just what I needed.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You can do it online here. It does cost a fee upfront, but that gets added to your claim so you get it back later. Ie if they owe you £100 and you have to pay £30 for the claim, when you win you get £130 back.

    You do need to send a recorded letter giving them a time limit to respond (usually 7, 14 or 28 days) saying that you will file a claim if they don't pay in that time.
    Don't you generally get awarded costs too if you win?
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    Don't you generally get awarded costs too if you win?
    I'm not sure on that. But you can get it heard in a court near you so you don't have to travel far, and you don't have solicitors etc representing you, so costs are already low.
 
 
 
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