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    • Hi,   I could do with some help with this one. I was in touch with Robway by phone (I know never never do that!) to check a payment whihc was recently made.   During the call they asked if I was going to make a payment on another case which had gone to judgement.   I had no knowledge of any case going through the courts but she confirmed that a judgement had been made in the middle of 2019. The case being an old BPF Car loan that had gone quiet for the last 4 years. I had moved house and sent all the new address details to all the usual places as well as some DCA's.   Robway had the wrong address, same street but different number house and all court papers had been sent to the wrong address. The CCJ is not on my credit report and had it not been for this phone call I would have known nothing about it.   Robway have out a 30 day hold on the account as I have made a complaint about the loan being mis sold, which it actually was but whether I have enough proof or not is another thing.   What should be the next step?   My credit file is not the most important thing, avoiding the bailiffs is.  (I am hoping they haven't visited the people at the wrong address, I'm not sure on the timescale after judgement that they start to visit.)   Would it be an idea to try and get the judgement set aside and if successful fight it on the basis of ineligible paperwork? (I would need to CCA Hoist again to see what they have as it has been 4 years or so since the last one from BPF which turned up a contract that was hardly readable.)   I have a letter from Robway from a few weeks ago (Pre phone call) which proves they have my correct address on file which could sway the judge to set aside.   I still have no notification about the CCJ/judgement whatsoever apart from the phone call to Robway.   You can find a link to the old thread in post 2   Many thanks for reading through this.    
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    • I cannot see how they can issue a Court claim, if they have not issued a default notice.   You might owe a debt, but if the terms of the account require the Bank to take certain actions before they could enforce the debt in a Court, then I would suggest you study the account terms/conditions very carefully.  If you can become expert in understanding the account terms, this might come in handy, if you ever did have to defend a Court claim.
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Hi All

 

Just looking for advice re a purchase I made via Ebay.

 

I bought a Nutribullet in Sept 2015, it was advertised as an authentic model.

 

It arrived, I used it about three times and put it away.

 

I used it last Sunday and it blew up in my kitchen, plastic and smoke everywhere.

 

On looking further I discovered that some unscrupulous traders were in fact selling counterfeit models on Ebay and alas I had fallen victim to this.

 

I sent photo's of my Nutribullet to Highstreet TV who confirmed that it was indeed a fake.

 

I contacted Ebay who basically said that as it is around 18 months old there is nothing they can do and I should go through the small claims court for the £100 that it cost me.

 

The seller is still active on Ebay

 

I paid for it through Paypal, and Ebay told me there is nothing they can do either.

 

The seller is in China, another point I did not take on board when purchasing it, so I think the court route is a no goer.

 

So do I have to just accept that I bought a dud and have lost my money.

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Hi, unless you have plenty of money to spare, I would put this down to bad luck. The chances of getting your money back are slim to none.

 

I would ensure that Ebay take the correct action and bar the sellers account


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Guest Mrs Hobbit

Maybe High Street TV might be able to bring some pressure to bear on EBay and close the seller down.

 

Can you involve trading Standards to help make EBay sit up and take notice?

 

Thinking out aloud. While EBay can make money of the seller I don't they will look after your interests.

 

Oh, can you claim the money back via Paypal? Did you use your credit card to pay for the item?

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all too late to recover your money via ebay or paypal. However, there is the tarding standards route so grab the seller details (order another one as a buy it now and note the sellers postal address- ie dont select pay by paypal and a postal addy for cheques will appear) You can aslo get any of the consumer help people in your favourite newspaper on side if TS arent helpful All of this wont get youa refund but it shopuld put the sller out of business, even if temporarily

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another thing, if you see high end labelled goods for sale new on ebay they are all fake. Most of the secondhand ones will be as well. The designer label good makers arent going to trash their premium price cachet by flogging stuff at an online car boot sale are they? They often take down the sellers of their stuff, even if it is a genuine article so Tiffany & Co items cant be sold that way, even if genuine because of a deal struck between some of the big names and ebay

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thee was a bit on the BBC Fake britain regarding the contereit nutribullets (this was some time ago), so trading Standards are aware of this happening.

 

I am sorry I didn't read it was back in 2015 that you bought the item.

 

EBay has to close this seller down. Only thing is he will pop up again in another guise, thing is if it is out of China. I am also wondering about the import and customs crowd. I have to pay HMRC import duty for certain items I buy in from overseas, so I am wondering who has paid the import duty for these items? Maybe they don't attract import duty. I know Customs seize a lot of counterfeit goods at the point of landing, , so is there a reseller here in England if the goods come out of China.

 

Get the info you can and give this to your local TS office.

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Hi All

 

 

Many thanks for all of your replies, all very good advice and I will act upon it.

 

 

I will get in touch with TS standards tomorrow.

 

 

Regarding the importing side of things, I have noticed that there is a GB VAT Reg No. and something to do with London, but no telephone number, only an address.

 

 

So I think that I do not stand a chance of getting a refund, but if I can save somebody else from buying these fake items and losing money and risking injury when using it, then it will be worth it.

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