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    • I'm afraid that I think that as you've assembled the chair and you are unable to return it into its saleable condition, then you probably have a problem. I don't think you could take advantage of the distance selling rules in those circumstances and that means that the seller would be entitled to apply conditions to the return of the item. If that's the case then you only fall back is that the item was defective if you find that there is something wrong with it which is preventing its disassembly. On the other hand, this itself raises an interesting issue. Does a chair become of unsatisfactory quality because you can't take it apart and put it in a box? From the sounds of it, the sellers terms and conditions that there is a restocking fee for the return of an online sale even if it is within the 14 day period, seems to me to be quite unenforceable but on the basis of what you say, that issue doesn't arise here because you are unable to put the chair back into its saleable condition and it's not clear that the chair is defective - 
    • Hi everyone, I'm in need of some urgent advice please. Apologies for the long post - I felt it was better to provide all the information clearly at the outset.   I purchased an office stool (that cost £104.39) online, which was delivered on 18th May. After assembling the stool, I found it wasn't suitable for me, so contacted the seller on 27th May to initiate a return.    The seller told me that there would be a "£24.95 handling charge" for returning the item. He quoted the terms and conditions from their website to back this up (please see below), although this is confusing because 35% of £104.39 does not equal £24.95: "Please note that furniture items are subject to a 35% restocking fee. Furniture returns will only be accepted if the item is unused and still in the original packaging. All furniture returns must be made within 14 days of delivery."   I told the seller that, under the Consumer Contract Regulations, the trader cannot charge any fees in the event of cancellation. The response was: "If you not happy to pay for the collection charge for us to arrange this with a courier to uplift then you can send this back to our office directly arranging your own courier, please note we would not cover the cost if this is the case."    I agreed to this, because from my reading of the CCR I thought that the customer was responsible for return delivery:  (5) The consumer must bear the direct cost of returning goods under paragraph (2), unless— (a)the trader has agreed to bear those costs, or (b)the trader failed to provide the consumer with the information about the consumer bearing those costs, required by paragraph (m) of Schedule 2, in accordance with Part 2. Also, from getting quotations online I thought I could arrange delivery, for what was at the time a smallish box, for a much cheaper price (£7-8).   However, when I tried to disassemble the stool for return, it would not come apart. I contacted the manufacturer for further guidance, but the only how-to video they had available was not applicable to the model, and the manufacturer representative was unable to provide further instructions.   I have now been sent a 'built box' to return the stool without the need to disassembly. The issue is that the size of the box means that shipping charges are now £30 minimum i.e. more than the 'handling charge' the seller quoted.    Am I obliged to pay this return fee, or should this actually be something the seller should pay for? 🤔 I feel like I may have two potential arguments against it: Return delivery would not be nearly so expensive if the stool had come apart as the manufacturer said it should.  The Consumer Contract Regs state that a consumer is not responsible for return shipping if the trader has not provided information about the right to cancel and about return shipping on a durable medium.    What even counts as a durable medium? The dispatch note that came with the stool had no such information, while the order confirmation email simply had a link to their terms and conditions (which includes the statement about the restocking fee quoted above).   Does this clause mean the seller is still obliged to pay return shipping? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm starting to stress a little about this because the 28-day cancellation-and-return period will be in two working days (although I realise that may be extended if it can be considered that the seller did not provide the required cancellation information).    Thank you in advance!  
    • so what you mean is that "each" parcel contained a single dinner plate. Thank you that clarifies things. As you been advised by my site team colleague, please make sure that you read around a substantial number of the Hermes stories on the sub- forum. You will get to understand the principles and also the similarities and approach from Hermes. Of course Hermes is being abusive of the system because they exploit a taxpayer funded under resourced justice system simply to put their customers into a kind of triage where only the most persistent finally get through to the end which is almost always – mediation – and then will manage to get their money or most of their money. Hermes are abusive of this system and of course they are actually going to spend more money than the value of your damaged items trying to smash you down. Because their attempts to crush you are effectively subsidised by the taxpayer, they don't really care. Make sure you understand what they will say about the prohibited items list because your plates are made of china or porcelain and will be prohibited items, according to Hermes. On the other hand, they were correctly declared and they were accepted for delivery. The values were correctly declared – and once again after you have completed your reading, you will understand the significance of this. Hermes will also try to say that you didn't have a contract with them and you should sue packlink – who conveniently – are based in Spain outside the jurisdiction. They were say that you are attacking the wrong people. Once again, when you have completed your reading you will understand the standard reply to this. Once again you will discover that this is Hermes being abusive of the system and misleading their customers as to what their rights are. Make a formal complaint to Hermes. Tell them that they are responsible. Don't give them a deadline, but wait a reasonable time – 10 to 14 days – after which you will send them a letter of claim if they haven't put their hands up by then or if you have had no response. By that time, you will have done enough reading to understand the way it goes but we will advise you and support you all the way.   Come back here when you have been knocked back by Hermes and we will take you through the next step  
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Hi guys, pretty new to the forum. Ive had my successes with bank charges in the past many moons ago.

 

However i had a hammering off River Island / GE / Santander store card back in the day for my store card with regards to late payment charges, over limit charges etc etc.

 

The account is since closed.

 

Is there still any scope for me to reclaim these in this day and age?

 

As i'd obviously like to pursue some of my money back if its a possibility but dont want to chuck a tenner their way if its not going to get me anywhere!

 

If this is the case id appreciate some guidance. Initially i think i will need to send a SAR to Santander as ive since lost or binned all my statements.

 

Thanks in advance!

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outside of 6yrs unless you want to do court

its a very uphill affair.

 

how old are they

 

dx

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

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yea open season then go for it

 

link is below

 

dx

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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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Great thanks dx,

 

i guess i need to get the ball rolling by sending a subject access request to Santander Cards to retrieve all my statements?

 

Also in another department, do you know if this is also claimable off my car credit finance agreement

 

i had with ford/fce bank during similar time scale?

 

I was lumped with charges on that also for paying late.

 

I will follow both alongside each other if so.

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yes anyone charging PENALTY fees can be hit

start a thread on the otherone.

 

sar time for sure if you dont have all the statements etc

 

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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Well, it was posted on 05/04/14 and as of today 25/04/14 it is still in 'transit' by royal mail despite being sent 1st class signed for delivery! What shall i do!?

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UPDATE:

Letter dated 25/04/14 received from New Day Credit Data Management Ltd - LS99 2BD, confirming my SAR request and payment RECEIVED ON 09/04/14, receipt within 40 days of this date. Certain Santander cards were transferred to this company on 01/04/14 apparently.

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SAR requested received back today. Looking at the transaction history I have outlined the folloiwng charges I would like to contest to be returend to me:

 

Late Payment Fee £12 x 26 = £312.00

 

Can someone please advise which process/document to take this forward to Santander as it's been a number of years since i filed one?

Thanks

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CISheet v101.xls

 

put their int rate in cell d15

list every charge on a new row.

 

there is a credit card charges letter in the green library tab upto

 

 

dx

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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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Many thanks, unfortunately I have no record of the amount of interest charged to me during the time of the card. The CCA they have sent me is and oversized image with blurred text. Is there a standard interest i can claim such as the 8% with PPI?

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should be on the statements

 

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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No statements provided. Only docs returned from SAR was a blurry CCA, T&Cs with no figures for Int on there, a list of transactions and list of calls made.

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then use 24.9% that's seems to be the std in restitution.

 

dx

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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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Thanks, can someone link me to the correct letter as i can't locate it. Is it this one?

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?405889-Reclaiming-Credit-Card-Charges-Preliminary-Letter-Before-Action

 

I've also attached the spreadsheet if someone can confirm it is correct to attach with the letter to send off.

Thanks for your patience.

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adapt to suit........

 

 

Account number

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

 

 

I recently became aware of media reports on the investigation into credit card charges by the Office of Fair Trading.

 

 

I now understand that the regime of fees which you had applied to my account in relation to late and over limit charges

are unlawful at Common Law & under both Statute and Consumer regulation as they do not represent a genuine pre-estimate of your actual costs, but more a fixed PENALTY.

 

 

 

I would draw your attention to the terms of the contract which you agreed to at the time that this account was opened.

 

 

It is an implied term of that contract that you would conduct yourselves lawfully and in a manner which complies with UK law

and in consideration of fair business practices and good faith.

 

 

 

It is my contention that you have failed to operate my account in a manner conducive to the above and have demonstrated a lack of fiduciary duty.

 

 

 

I calculate that you have taken £240.00 plus £878.70 which you have charged me in interest which totals £1,118.70.

 

 

 

Therefore this letter demands a refund of all PENALTY charges indicated including interest to the date you settle,

 

 

 

As the account concerned is closed, I request that payment is made directly to me, either by cheque or by BACS transfer.

 

 

 

I trust this clarifies my position.

 

 

 

 

 

Yours Faithfully

 

 

 

Enc; Schedule of charges

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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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Response received from New Day/ Santander regarding my claim. Rejected as expected as they believe charges to be lawful and directed me towards the FOS if unhappy. Attached letter for your viewing.

 

Any guidance on next step please?

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Default charges insurance

 

what makes you think that's a template response to buff you off

 

dx

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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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Sent 2 follow up letters stating i do not accept their final resolution, and the second time offering them to make me a settlement offer as a GOGW before going to FOS. They threw this back in my face and maintained their position.

Any advice guys moving forward or have i lost the battle this time? I imagine the FOS will not consider in my favour these days so pointless going to them?

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