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  1. Dear all,

    I am in a quandery.


    I need to purchase some material from a company based in France.

    They are the only ones that can supply this kind of material.


    They were previously based in Uk and I had worked with them before with no issues whatsoever.


    I was just about to purchase the material (decorative material for a Christmas display, for my very small business) when I saw this disclaimer on their website




    'Any Goods you buy from us will be despatched to you in the way you have selected on the Site. Although we do our best to use reputable delivery companies, due to reasons outside our control, we cannot guarantee any quoted delivery time. You will own the Goods and the risk in them as soon as we have passed them to the delivery service'.


    I am now feeling  quite uneasy as if the material disappear it would i be my loss, and I have no control over this.


    A friend who does lots of online sales told me that since the covid situation this has been more and more the norm and I just have to accept it.

    The payment is bank transfer, with my debit card, and I feel I am completely exposed here, and yet I really need this material to carry out the work.


    It is quite a large payment, about £5000, and I am not sure how to cover myself.

    It may not be the remit of this group but if someone has any idea or point me in the right direction it would be very appreciated




  2. I rent a garage from a large Housing Association in London, and I have for many years.

    The garage  is in a cul-de-sac with few others, and the entrance is through a small path between two houses.

    I live in a different area and I use it for storage.


    A few months ago  I found a pillar bar installed at the beginning of the path.

    I contacted the landlord, thinking that they had installed the bar, to get a copy of the key. 


    In fact, I tried unsuccessfully to contact the responsible area manager for nearly a month, with countless phone calls and messages left with the receptionist, but was never called back. 


    In the meantime I found out that the bar wasn't installed by the landlord but by another garage renter, who then asked a hefty fee for a copy of the key from myself and apparently everybody else.  I was totally enraged by the request which bordered extortion, but in the end I had to fork out as the landlord never ever got back to me and I needed to access the storage.


    The lock of the bar is now broken, and I am dreading having to pay again for a replacement in order to access the garage where my belongings are.

    To challenge the individual is not an option.


    He was very confrontational, and I don;t want to feel intimidated when accessing the garage.

    How can I make the landlord take notice and remove the bar?

    I feel the landlord is responsible for ensuring that the access is open, but my messages always stop with the receptionist. 


    Thank you



  3. Hello.

    I have submitted a Paypal claim under 'transaction not authorized'.

    I was not sure which option to use and I thought that, as I had cancelled the order within the Terms and Condtion of the company, the subsequent transaction would not be authorized.


    Paypal has refused and closed the case.

    I no longer have the option to try and claim under 'item not received'.

    now I have no money and no fabric for an order that I cancelled, and still no contact from the company whatsoever.


    What are my options and next step now?


    Thank you for any advice.


  4. BankFodder, first of all thank you so much for taking the time to research and explain.

    It was very helpful.

    It seems a lot of hassle, and may even end up paying more.

    However, I am mighty annoyed at their complete lack of response.


    I have already tried to call Paypal a number of times but their UK phone seems to be disconnected.

    The only option I have is to go through the Resolution Centre and choose  option 'item non delivered'.

    Would going through this process first  compromise a future legal action?

    If that doesn't work I will ge back here and start the legal prceedings.


  5. Value of the fabric about £25. Not much, but something, for me. It says about the 30 minutes and there is a phone number which only had a recorded message and no way to leave a message therefore I emailed them.


    Is my first port of call Paypal anyway? I do not have the item anyway, as it is back with the delivery company, therefore it has not been delivered.

  6. Hi.

    I know about the cutting of the fabric, and fabric shop would not accept fabric after cutting.

    It also says on their website that customers can cancel an order with 30 minutes of placing it. I cancelled 2 minutes after placing it so it should not have been processed at all.

    Doesn't that give me any right?

    They also processed the order two weeks later, so they had plenty of time (and emails) to stop before cutting.


    Thank you

  7. Hi dx100uk


    I paid with Paypal balance. It wasn't Ebay, it was an online transaction with a retail shop.


    The options I have on Paypal are

    'item not as described', which is clearly not applicable,

    and 'item not received'.


    Could I use 'itmen not received' as in fact I did not receive it as I refused it, as it was should not have been sent in the first place?


    I could not take it and send it back, I cannot go out of the house at the moment and therefore I though it best to leave it with the courier.




    I have just now received a notice of delivery, and it may be the courier attempting another delivery. I have no way of knowing as there is no sender .


    Should I receive the item (assuming is from them) and then trying to return, even if the seller is not responding?


    Thank you

  8. More than 2 weeks ago I've order some fabric online.

    2 minutes after placing the order I cancelled (via email) as I realized I made a mistake.


    For two weeks I repeatedly tried to contact the seller to cancel the order.

    I never had a reply, either via email or phone.


    Two weeks later I had a notification of process and dispatch, and again I emailed back.

    No reply.


    Today I refuse to accept the order and asked the delivery driver to take it back.

    I paid with Paypal,


    not sure how to go about it as on the Resolution Centre there isn't an appropriate option for my case.

    I emailed customer service but had no reply so far.


    The company has terrible reviews on Trustpilot.

    I did not check as I have used them before and had no issues.


    Am I in my right to ask for a refund and what is the correct procedure to claim?


    Thank you for any help


  9. A letter from Capital Resolve ( on behalf of TK MAXX) arrived, not addressed to me.



    When first moved here I regularly received letters and visits from bailiffs and police for people who are using my address fraudulently.



    In the past, I sometimes sent the correspondence back to the sender,

    a few I ignored,

    sometimes I called the various companies, and more than once had to explain to whoever came knocking on the door etc.



    However, after a particularly bad experience in the past with an enforcer from Marston (I posted here about it and got help!),

    I am cautious about just sending back closed envelopes or calling the company, giving my name etc .



    How can I nip this in the bud?



  10. No, in any case as you have provided proof that debtor doesn't live there, you might try showing proof to the court that sent Marstons, indicating if they don't call the dogs off it's Formal complaint time, and your MP will be involved also.


    I don't know which court sent Marston. It doesn't say in the letter and he did not tell me. It says Client: Her Majesty's Court and Tribunal Services

  11. Was he videoing all of this?


    I don't know, didn't see anything. I did not, I was not prepared for it.

    I just emailed you.


    My car is parked away for tonight. Regarding statutory declaration. do I have to do one for every item I possess??


    I have to add that I don't know which court they are acting on behalf of, they did not say and the letter only says Her Majesty's Court and Tribunals

  12. Last week I had visit from Marston bailiffs, for something related to a previous tenant, who lived here more than 3 years ago but still uses this address fraudulently .


    The bailiff was quite intimidating and hostile, I did not open the door at first,

    then foolishly did to show him a letter from the Council address to me and my passport.



    He refused both documents as proofs and tried to get in, first 'to check that I was living alone',

    then when I refused he jammed his foot in the door.

    I stopped him getting in by ringing 999, who did not want to attend but stayed on the phone with me until I found the Tenancy Agreement.


    He stayed by the door outside with the foot in and left after checking the tenancy (for about 3 minutes and VERY hostile).


    Day after I tried to report it to the police but they refused to get a statement (it's a civil matter'..),



    I called Marston to ask them if they needed anything else, just to make sure this was cleared (and yes I do know now I should not have)

    and they told me that to clarify the matter I needed to call the same officer and gave me the number.

    i called him (recorded the phone call) and he said that matter was closed.



    Fast forward 4 days later another letter arrive for the same debtor,

    I opened it and its Marston with an enforcement notice.

    So I called them again and was told to send proof of tenancy in, which I did.


    For two days now there had been a car parked with someone inside for hours, (black windows) facing my entrance, landing and windows,

    and a neighbour told me that Friday someone was taking photos of my car, all around and inside as well as taking picture of my landing and window.


    Now, I know that theoretically they cannot take things from me including my car,

    I am the registered keeper and the owner (I don' t have a receipt for the sale, old second hand years ago)

    but I read situations in which they take anyway and then is up to the victim to clarify things or in same cases pay anyway just to get them off.


    It looks like they do not believe me, perhaps they saw my partner leaving the flat (who does not live here) or maybe they just need to seize anything, I don't know.


    I am pretty worried and I am considering parking away from my home, even if I am paying for the space here.

    How do I deal with these morons?



    Is it true that he can claim I let him in peacefully because he used the foot technique and now has the right to enter the flat?


    Thank you

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