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    • I can certainly see why your son booked there.  The place has rave reviews from previous guests.  I'm surprised they are being so unprofessional with your son.   On their page under "Questions" they've written   Hi there! On the booking listing on the search page it says free cancellation, however when I go to book it says non refundable. Please can you confirm whether there is free cancellation on this for November bookings? Thanks!   Hello, Our cancellation policy is free cancellation upto 60 days before arrival. However if White Cross Bay has to close due to a second lockdown, we will re schedule your stay or offer a full refund.   I would suggest your son write to them through Booking.com's internal messaging system (Bookings > Owls House > Contact the property) and if they don't reply within 48 hours demand that Booking.com intervene.    N.B.  After a certain amount of time and/or a certain amount of bookings this internal messaging system ceases to work for old bookings so it might fail, but, hey, it's worth a try, it'll only take 10 minutes..   On their COVID Info. page Booking.com go on about bookings after 6 April, basically saying that after that date everyone knows about COVID and that travelling is a risk so it's a good idea to book places that offer free cancellation.  However, before that date - which would apply to your son - I'm pretty sure they had some scheme where you could cancel even if not normally allowed.  Sorry to be vague, but again this is worth looking into.   I suggest these things on a "belt & braces" basis. Obviously keep fighting to get the money back through the Halifax as others have suggested!
    • Typical defence that you would expect in response...reads rather like a witness statement than a defence.   Be wary of point 25 .....are you currently indebted to the agreement ?.....they are relying on CPR 16.6 to use a set off defence.   Andy
    • Thanks Andy - I really do need to read up!  
    • I am going through an ongoing dispute with Sainsbury’s re them not backdating my default. This is my complaint    I would like to further the following complaint registered initially in September last year.   You18 Sep 2019 7:05PM I entered into a Debt Management Plan via Stepchange in 2018. Having checked my credit report I have noted that you have not defaulted my account in relation to this DMP despite going into arrears. The OCI advises that as a general guide defaults should be recorded between 3–6 months after the arrears were first incurred. All my other creditors have defaulted me within 12 months of entering the DMP which has resulted in the correct entries being on my file for the correct amount of time, namely 6 years, and I would ask that you consider amending my record and recording a default at the correct time on my file. Obviously the failure to record the default has an adverse effect on my credit rating as the debt will remain on my credit report now 6 years from the date that the debt is paid in full which is due to be 2022 and therefore will remain there until 2028 .I look forward to hearing from you as to whether you are willing to amend my records and mark the account as defaulted.    Even though I kept reiterating my complaint and saying I wanted this to be in writing only due to my anxiety and mental health Sainsbury’s bank still Insisted on me calling. I suffer badly with anxiety, panic discorder and depression and have done so and been Medicated for this since 2008, shortly when my money problems started. As I am sure you can understand speaking about this on the phone gives me a large amount of stress and makes it impossible for me to think clearly and retain information afterward. Further to these emails I was asked AGAIN to call Sainsbury's, I felt I was getting nowhere and forced into this method of communication. I spoke to an advisor who insisted that AP markers were not as bad as a default on my account and would not drop off longer. I am sure you can find a recording of this conversation and listen to it yourself. I was made to feel stupid for this complaint and that I was in the wrong and that for my account to be defaulted would be much worse for my credit score on the future. The lady almost scoffed at what I was sayIng. I came off the call and felt silly and wrong, I decided to leave it as I thought a trained member of your staff had told me otherwise. I have now spoken to various trained professionals who have indeed confirmed I was right in my original complaint and that the AP markers will adversely affect my account for longer ! I am very upset I have been given false information which led me not to carry on with my complaint adversely affecting my credit and ultimately my future.  Please can this complaint be passed on to someone higher in the department who understands how this works. I would like my account defaulted from the missed payment dates in 2018 and a response to my complaint ASAP. I hope you can appreciate this Is an urgent and serious matter.   - Sainsbury’s have got back to me and said they won’t uphold the complaint. They say the advise given about AP markers affecting your account less than defaults is correct which it clearly isn’t and that I didn’t state at the time when I was requesting everything in writing my mental health issues they were still ok to insist on my calling instead of communicating with me in writing which I think is incorrect, if I have requested communication in writing then they should do it whether they know the ins and outs of my health.   can anyone advise on how I can respond to them?    TIA
    • Not section 75...thats for credit card payment.
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      I bought some clothes online in may through Evans and paid through PayPal
      returned them all seven days later
      I waited the 14days for my refund and no refund came
      I put in a dispute through PayPal but I didn’t get any emails to escalate the case - PayPal closed it. 
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Need some advice i bought my car from a dealer Car Time in Bury Audi A3 S Line 2011 final price once paid will be £15,250, I have had this car back on numerous occasions not for mechanicial faults but for small defects


1. back window wiper washer blocked twice (2 Seperate Trips) this was fixed quickly without any issues as i only had the car a week

2. Interior Mirror came off with slight movement

3. Cambelt Changed due to squeek with car when engine was cold

4. Diesel Filter light kept coming on (now been fixed)

5. Arm Rest Latch Broken - Refuse to Fix Under Warranty

6. Two Bald front tyres when we bought the car said would change them stupid me forgot to check when we took the car they hadnt done it

7. We wanted to collect the car next day said unable to as it would need MOT and Servicing this had also not been carried out.


What annoys me about this dealer is when we purchased the car they was quick enough at forcing the extra warranty on us at a price of £500 for 2 years warranty, 2 years mot and 2 years service so obviously we took it out due to the problems we had with our last Volkswagen Golf.


Love the Audi but im dissapointed at the company who sold it us due to the above problems i can clearly say i will not be buying from them again


The arm rest is my biggest concern i lifted the latch to place my sunglasses back into the arm rest and the latch which locks the arm rest came off in my hand, this had not been misused in any way whats so ever when i asked them to fix it under the warranty they claimed they won't cover it and i would have to pay £166 for a complete new arm rest and claims it was stated in the book i was given which again i was not given at the point of passing the credit check they have now sent me a book in the post and made me chuckle as from what ive read its a complete waste of time


Do i have anywhere to stand here as this company has been full of promises and delivered nothing the after sales support is shocking


Managers promise to call you back but pass aftersales there dirty work to tell you this aint covered this was a week after they left me complaining seems a few people are having these issues ive only had the car 9 months and treat it with alot of respect as its expensive the arm rest was not mistreaten and therefore shouldnt be coming out of my pocket now i know why the book was not shown to me at the point of a passed credit check as the fool more than likely knew id refuse to take it out


really not happy

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sadly i aint had it since feb 2015 just annoyed how they have gone about it and have no interest in helping me


i dont think the car was assessed properly at the time they bought it off the previous owner

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