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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
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      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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I have started this thread for my boyfriend who has enlisted my help in getting his bank charges back.

 

We posted the DPA several weeks back and RBS didn't even aknowledge his letter they just sent a bundle of statement, with a covering "as requested letter". Cusotmer service at it's best NOT.

 

So we (the royal we) are going through and totaling up to insert into the Prem letter.

 

Lets hope their customer service improves.

Me - Nationwide: Total Claimed £740.06 inc court costs

Prem posted 09/06/06, LBA sent 27/06/06 :)

Claim Issued 08/08/06 :mad:

Partial Refund 18/08/06:-)

 

 

 

My Fella - RBS Total Claimed:£671.75

Prem Posted 30/06/06, Prem posted to branch 26/07/06 :)

LBA sent 18 Aug - Moneyclaim due 01/09/06

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My bank statements arrived in a torn envelope- I assumed the 'with compliments' slip must have fallen out! Aye right!

Anyone get the feeling that there's a wee man/woman at bank HQ or wherever, getting heartily sick of printing and posting millions of copies of bank statements.:);)

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I too have just received a historical print out of my account...however I just asked the nice man at my branch of RBS if he could arrange it...and he did!! No charge...presumably done out of the goodness of their hearts!! So far the back dated charges amount to over £4,000!!!

 

However, at the moment trying to get back charges for June that sparked all this off, for us. Initially they wanted us to sign a dislaimer to say we would accept this refund as full and final settlement and would not seek to reclaim charges made prior to June!!! What a cheek!!! Told them, would accept as an interim payment, but would be considering whether to re-claim charges made on my account over the last 6 years, as entitled to do so. It is amazing that the banks have been allowed to get away with this for so long.

 

Pity there isn't a bank out there that wants to conduct its business fairly...I am sure there would be a whole lot of people moving their accounts if there was!!

 

Will keep the forum updated as things progress. Good luck to everyone else.

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Hi Guys, I'm back been a bit frantic on the home front - My fella's total comes to £671.75 to say he was shocked was an understatement. Post the Prem letter on Friday 30th and now we wait for a response.

Me - Nationwide: Total Claimed £740.06 inc court costs

Prem posted 09/06/06, LBA sent 27/06/06 :)

Claim Issued 08/08/06 :mad:

Partial Refund 18/08/06:-)

 

 

 

My Fella - RBS Total Claimed:£671.75

Prem Posted 30/06/06, Prem posted to branch 26/07/06 :)

LBA sent 18 Aug - Moneyclaim due 01/09/06

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Today my boyfriend got a response from (get this) "NatWest" re his prem letter about his a/c with "Royal Bank of Scotland". saying "I have not been able to trace an a/c in your name.... not a vaild Natwest sort code" Duh! obviously because it's a RBOS a/c.

 

His Prem letter was addressed to Stuart Higley, Customer Relations at RBOS, National Westminster Hse, 225 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1TE. And the reply from NatWEST is from ... yep Stuart Higley.

 

Can someone enlighten me?? Should I resend the letter to Mr Higley and point out again that it is under RBOS or should I sent it elsewhere.

 

Grateful for any advice!!

Me - Nationwide: Total Claimed £740.06 inc court costs

Prem posted 09/06/06, LBA sent 27/06/06 :)

Claim Issued 08/08/06 :mad:

Partial Refund 18/08/06:-)

 

 

 

My Fella - RBS Total Claimed:£671.75

Prem Posted 30/06/06, Prem posted to branch 26/07/06 :)

LBA sent 18 Aug - Moneyclaim due 01/09/06

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I'd be tempted to send a copy of your original letter, along with his respose to your local branch - oh, and remind them of that ticking clock..!

 

Good luck, keep us posted

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Can someone enlighten me?? Should I resend the letter to Mr Higley and point out again that it is under RBOS or should I sent it elsewhere.

 

Grateful for any advice!!

 

To be honest I would send al correspondence to the branch directly. They will prob send a 'sod off' letter back, then send the LBA, again to the branch. This was my approach and it has now been forwarded to Custome Relations Dept.

 

Hope this helps.

Royal Bank of Scotland

24/05/06 - Requested 6 years of Statements - Received 09/06/06

12/06/06 - Initial letter sent requesting refund - Response received 21/06/06 - 'Sod Off.....'

27/06/06 - LBA Sent - 31/07/06 - Response received 31/07/06 - 'Sod Off....'

01/09/06 - Claim Submitted - 04/09/06 - Claim Issued to RBS.

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Thanks for the advice guys, I have sent a coveing letter to the branch and included all the letters received, so now waiting for a reply - form any one. But I think I will send the LBA to the branch too.

 

Cheers

Me - Nationwide: Total Claimed £740.06 inc court costs

Prem posted 09/06/06, LBA sent 27/06/06 :)

Claim Issued 08/08/06 :mad:

Partial Refund 18/08/06:-)

 

 

 

My Fella - RBS Total Claimed:£671.75

Prem Posted 30/06/06, Prem posted to branch 26/07/06 :)

LBA sent 18 Aug - Moneyclaim due 01/09/06

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