Some advice from the Legal guys please

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by skater, 9th Dec, 2014.

  1. skater

    skater Capitalist

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    I'm weighing that one up. I may not win, as she has said that she will let me have them back, but they must be picked up by either Australia Post (which is ridiculous) or a Courier.

    As she has agreed to let me have them under those stupid stipulations, she has not kept the goods, so to speak. It would be my choice in this case as to whether I get them collected, and I think this is her plan, to make it too difficult for me to get the goods back, so she wins, or it costs me more than the product is worth.

    I'll be researching the cost of a Courier to collect & deliver to someone local, or to a local charity. If the cost isn't too high, and they will collect for me (as I don't have an account), then that is what I will do.
     
  2. wylie

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    Try e-go couriers. You can do an online quote. If you pick up from their depot at your end you save even more.
     
  3. skater

    skater Capitalist

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    I just typed the details in & boy were they expensive. I think, looking at their site, they specialise on the east coast, whereas this is Adelaide. I did a couple of quotes using the same details. Adelaide to Sydney, Adelaide to Adelaide, and Sydney to Sydney.

    If you go Adelaide to Adelaide, it will take 5-6 days & cost nearly $40. If you go Sydney to Sydney, it is overnight & costs $8.00. That's quite a difference.
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM KFC Buyers Agent

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    fastway do one off jobs for double a standard delivery... so roughly $16 for metro
     
  5. skater

    skater Capitalist

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    Really? I might give them a call on Monday.
     
  6. marg4000

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    I reckon you are throwing good money after bad.

    She will have two options..

    Either be "out" when the courier calls

    Or

    SAY she left the goods out the front but they mysteriously disappeared before the courier arrives.

    Maybe give this one over to karma and move on....
    Marg
     
  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates ...and people wonder why?

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    Find a company which will send her a satchel for the return of the product. Then the onus is on her to return the product within 7 days or to be charged for the skates.
     
  8. skater

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    Apparently they are still in the satchel she received them in. All she has to do is write 'Return to Sender' on it & drop it off at the Post Office. This is all too hard for her because she lives in a rural area (her words, not mine). When I look it up on Google maps, it's right on the edge of new sub-divisions, so although she's on a large slab of land, it isn't exactly out in the boon docks.
     
  9. skater

    skater Capitalist

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    Of course, you are right. But I just hate bullies getting away this sort of stuff. She's obviously done this to others, so I don't want this to be easy for her, as I pity the next fellow. I KNOW it will cost me, it just depends on how much on whether I'll follow it up. If she's out, when the courier comes, after agreeing to it, then I should have a claim (I hope) to take her to NCAT.
     
  10. Biz

    Biz $17 DOLLAS YO!

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    You will get no where with this, you will not change the way she thinks or acts. Focus your energy on making money rather than dealing mouth breathers who like to squabble over chump change.

    I'm dealing with a similar situation atm and it will cost me about $500 all told be ause a customer purchased something and refuses to use it as instructed. They stragiht away blame the seller. You try and resolve it for them but get no where while they rant and rave. Not worth the hassle, kill the problem asap and move on. Idiot customers are just another overhead to be dealt with but just as you would pay an electricity bill you pay the cost of a bad sale and keep going.

    &%#@ happens
     
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  11. Ed Barton

    Ed Barton Advance Australia fair

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    Electrical items in op shops are generally tested and tagged from memory. May be a formal requirement, or might just be the shop wanting to give the buyer confidence that it works. The rules may also be different for private sellers.

    I've been no help at all!