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    • @BankFodderthank you again for your reply, I really appreciate it.   I will go through the machine procedure again today. I'm so relieved to hear you think I've got a good case against them.    I have been sent my guitar back from the buyer and he has been refunded in full.    I have photographs of the guitar dated day of listing on eBay and then the photos the buyer sent me of it damaged.    Oh yes, huge lessons and I won't be putting anything of such value in the post again! 
    • Seeing as most here  hate Johnson and the Tories who do you suggest we have running the country?   I am not a fan of Johnson but nor do I like the Labour party lol,    just a general question   Sandy xx
    • Well now you know a bit better – you sell things on eBay then make it clear to your recipient that if the parcel arrives damage they should take lots of photographs before they open it and while they are opening it. Where's the guitar now? Do you have photographs of it now? Does the machine give you an opportunity to view their prohibited items list? Maybe you should go back and doublecheck. Maybe you should also go back to the machine and go through the process and see at what point it invites you to say what the item is. Either way, it could be helpful. If the machine doesn't invite you to describe the item then obviously you had no opportunity to do so. If the machine does invite you to describe the item – then clearly they knew about it and they took it anyway. As you are finding out, most of the cases on this forum – and elsewhere are to do with lost items. Hermes seems to have a particular knack of losing items – but if you have sent an item which has been properly described and properly valued and you even bought their so-called "insurance" which is designed to get you to protect them against their own negligence, then I see you have a very good basis for a claim. Keep on reading around the forum. Start reading up also on how to bring a small claim in the County Court. I'm afraid that you will almost certainly have to issue the papers.
    • Hi slick132   Thanks for the reply   I appreciate your help with the wording.  My only concern is that I really really like the spa, I wouldn't want them to agree to my gym cancelation.   I suppose that's all that I can do..    Thanks 
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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
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      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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My daughter was visiting a friend at her apartment and didn't realise that she had to get a permit.

 

She received a ticket off care parking.

 

They wrote to me as the registered keeper and I have replied stating that I wasn't the driver but they have quoted Protection of Freedom act

stating that this is no longer accepted as a defense.

 

I have successfully fought several PPC's in the past but before the protection of freedom act.

 

Any indication of where to go with this one now would be appreciated.

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Hi the experts will be along but to my mind the only difference now is that PPC's can now chase the registered keeper but the PPC's still face the same problems as before the POF act came into force. So advise I have seen is still ignore.

 

dpick

cannot find it A to Z

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/consumer-forums-website-questions/53182-cant-find-what-youre.html

 

 

Halifax :D

Paid in full £2295

 

MBNA:mad: 20/03/2008 settled in full out of court

 

Capital One:D

07/07/2007 Capital one charges paid in full £1666

19/01/2008 recovered PPI £2216 + costs

 

Littlewoods :-D

12/08/2007 write off £1176.10 debt.

 

JD Williams charges refunded in full £640

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defense my foot!

 

you can safely ignore them

 

it makes no odds in all reality the changes

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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You could make it difficult for them and ask them for a copy of the contract that allows thm to claim parking charge son behalf of the LL as you need this for your defence. If they cannot supply this, then nay future correspondence will regarded as harassment which is a criminal offence. :-)

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The Protection of Freedom act still does not make it worth all the hassle of taking you to court. They have given it their best shot and it's failed.

 

Ignore and move on.

Ash.

 

If you think I have helped you, please add to my reputation by clicking the star button to the left.

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You could make it difficult for them and ask them for a copy of the contract that allows thm to claim parking charge son behalf of the LL as you need this for your defence. If they cannot supply this, then nay future correspondence will regarded as harassment which is a criminal offence. :-)

 

 

Could you explain this a little more please and what is LL. thanks

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LL = LandLord

 

The jist of the request for sight of the contract is that you are challenging the fact that they have any (contractual) right to operate the carpark on behalf of the landlord and specifically, notwithstanding they can "operate" it, that when someone breaks one of their little made up rules, that they can pursue the driver legally.

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LL = LandLord

 

The jist of the request for sight of the contract is that you are challenging the fact that they have any (contractual) right to operate the carpark on behalf of the landlord and specifically, notwithstanding they can "operate" it, that when someone breaks one of their little made up rules, that they can pursue the driver legally.

 

I ahve read a lot about the POPLA and the 35 day so called appeal rule. Would you say it's worth persuing that line as they have not sent me an appeal code as believe they are supposed to.

 

Also in the POF act is failure to pay there invoice classed as reasonable cause?

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I ahve read a lot about the POPLA and the 35 day so called appeal rule. Would you say it's worth persuing that line as they have not sent me an appeal code as believe they are supposed to.

 

Also in the POF act is failure to pay there invoice classed as reasonable cause?

 

 

Take the advice and ignore!

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Don't ignore. POPLA may be a joke but this is a new procedure backed by DVLA, BPA and legislation, weak and useless legislation but non the less. More ppcs are trying their luck with N1 forms at present. Follow protocol, appeal to PPC then to POPLA, Then send a cease and desist letter threatening charges for any direct or third party letters. It's court or nothing. Now ignore. In the unlikely event of a court hearing, you have done your bit and it will show favour. But once again, court is extremely unlikely

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Yes but after that the rules are very flakey. A decision was due to me from POPLA on or about 3rd March. Turns out no submissions made by PPC so they want to extend the time. So how is that fair

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Certain PPC's ( including Parking Eye) seem very reluctant to issue POPLA codes and resort to stalling tactics, such as asking for "proof" that somebody has used the shops on site. This seems to suggest that PPCs are not very happy with going down the POPLA route, because it costs them money, and latest figures indicating that about 60% of appeals are upheld in favour of the motorist.

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