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    • I have not done so yet no, as this is completely alien to me, this is why I have requested assistance from CA, if I had known that consumer direct wouldn't be able to help me in this regard I would have contacted them sooner.    I could post the response I had from the dealer however there probably isn't enough space on the server! It was quite the novel of nonsense. This would maybe give you an insight as to what I am dealing with though. That said, you probably already have a fair idea!
    • I agree with the what you say.   However from prospect of an honest client what can be done?   They were contacted in time, to tell them the food is crap. they wanted the investigations team to look into it and they asked for photos.   today they are saying T&C 6 says its between you and the resturant.   aka we got the commsion they got the money and you can fork off.   i can fork off yes. however i want to do something about it. this is crona, not worked..... march. things are tight.    
    • As has already been said here, whether it takes five minutes or longer, the case will be closed in your favour. Enforcement is going to be a completely different issue. When do you issue your claim? Have you drafted the particulars yet? You may want to post them up here so we can have a look and comment before you actually issue the claim
    • I would like to think not too, hindsight is a wonderful thing, and I did say before had this all been done in a face to face situation I wouldn't be in this current predicament. I mentioned that he said after his first initial call to me about the clutch/strut needing replaced however the car requires a completely new paint job and stripping of the 'wrap' (actually a badly attempted effort at spraying with a plasti dip paint) which wasn't apparent in any of the pictures, nor did he mention it. However, even this doesn't come into it with the 14 days to cancel as no reason has to be given.    I'm hopeful that it if goes before a judge and the fact it was sold on a trade sales invoice will be case closed in my favour in under 5 minutes. 
    • Well, perhaps pointing that out in the first place was a tad sarcastic, so, I generally reply to sarcasm with sarcasm.    Bottom line is, the reason distance sales open more avenues for a consumerrights etc is because people get duped by dodgy traders rather frequently.       I believe your own first response was, good luck with the 12 months extension, which is already in my favour, so a bit more savvy in knowing what you're talking about before you responded would maybe have prevented me from pointing out that yes, I do indeed have the 12 months extension.   My apologies you said it should be interesting. .. goodness knows what you meant by that.
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      I bought some clothes online in may through Evans and paid through PayPal
      returned them all seven days later
       
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How does this work and do all web sites pass this on in full to the charity..

 

I would say you can bet your life the answer to that is a big fat 'NO'. These people take their share before they pass it on.

Don't you remember the furore a few years back where people were gladly paying a £1 extra for the Christmas cards but the shops took thier share and the organiser were only passing on 2p. Anything associated with the word charity is a rip of for the donor.

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What is the best way then for people to give to charity and knowing all of that donation (including any gift aid) goes to the charity.

 

IMO I say donate direct, if it's clothes then bag em up and drop them off into the charity shop.

 

If it's money then again donate direct to the charity.

 

I've only just found out that my local authority takes a % of all donations people make to charities like British Heart Foundation, and the Air Ambulance, if they use the clothes banks, utterly disgusting behaviour, but I guess that's what you get with the selfservatives.

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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IMO I say donate direct, if it's clothes then bag em up and drop them off into the charity shop.

 

If it's money then again donate direct to the charity.

 

I've only just found out that my local authority takes a % of all donations people make to charities like British Heart Foundation, and the Air Ambulance, if they use the clothes banks, utterly disgusting behaviour, but I guess that's what you get with the selfservatives.

 

Charities themselves pass very very little to the cause.

Their directors are on mega salary and their expenses run into the 90s %.

Give directly to people in need.

I'm sure you'll find plenty in any area.

As a principle I never give money, but seeing a mother with shredded hands due to broken washing machine and hand washing, prompted a little collection and a new washing machine.

At least we know that nobody has skimmed the donation.

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IMO I say donate direct, if it's clothes then bag em up and drop them off into the charity shop.

 

If it's money then again donate direct to the charity.

 

I've only just found out that my local authority takes a % of all donations people make to charities like British Heart Foundation, and the Air Ambulance, if they use the clothes banks, utterly disgusting behaviour, but I guess that's what you get with the selfservatives.

 

I'm a simple person who's planning a charity run and I want all donations to go direct to those that need that support. I didn't want the hassle of collecting the donations my self so looked at various sites on line and most of em ( if not all do seem to take there cut) bit like a collecting agency..

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Ah, I see!

 

Well short of going round with a bit of paper asking for donations like we used to do, then collecting the funds after the event, I don't know of any other way to go about it, other than use one of these sites?

 

Do they all have the same amount of cut they take from the donations?

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Ah, I see!

 

Well short of going round with a bit of paper asking for donations like we used to do, then collecting the funds after the event, I don't know of any other way to go about it, other than use one of these sites?

 

Do they all have the same amount of cut they take from the donations?

 

This is what I am working on trying to understand..

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Most charites take a cut before they pass it on.

Most bosses of charities work for that charity FULL TIME and they need to be paid as it is their job. If they didn't run a charity, they would likely have a well paid job in a normal walk of life.

Most charities have HQ's and satalite offices that all have overheads like rent, internet, car hire/leasing, heating, water rates, business rates etc.

You go into somewhere on the highs street like PDSA or age uk and ask what their overheads are. I know that they all pay rent and on a busy high street, that can be £2000 a month.

 

Charities HAVE to take a cut of the income to be able to survive, they all have bills, and those that do it full time, need to be paid. The only difference is some take the biscuit more than others. For any of you that think it can be done any other way, you try starting a charity and giving %100 to the people that actually need the money. You wont be up and running for long.

 

Like other have advised, if you want 100% of your donation to be used, find someone local that needs it, or try a local youth charity group.

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As a principle I never give money, but seeing a mother with shredded hands due to broken washing machine and hand washing, prompted a little collection and a new washing machine.

At least we know that nobody has skimmed the donation.

 

Just popping in for a moment.I have actually seen that.Saw a lady and asked.

Hands all broken and sore from hand washing for many children.

For months if not years.No money for machines or lauderette.

Shredded as you say.

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Most bosses of charities work for that charity FULL TIME and they need to be paid as it is their job.

 

I don't in general have a problem with that, but sometimes the amount can be brow raising. The boss in charge of Oxfam had a £25,000 raise. A raise that's about double the average persons wages.

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Should not charity mean, to give to the needy without the need for anything required in return..

 

That's what it means ok, but only to donors.

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Should not charity mean, to give to the needy without the need for anything required in return..

 

But to give to a charity, that charity must run books. So must have a bookkeeper, a chairman, a secretary, a base, rents, paperwork, travel costs etc etc. To think the way you think is just naive.

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Also if it is claiming to be a Charity it would have to be registered and have a Charity Number which can be verified.

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The worst example I've seen of a hand in the pot is our local church. I don't know if it's the norm everywhere but when my mother died we did the family flowers only thing and donations to her favourite charity. The funeral director warned us not to accept any donations within the church as they would demand a share.

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