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    • I arranged the delivery of a set of drum kit wood shells with hermes, I booked directly online. They have told me the item is lost 70x50x55 cm box??? They asked me to fill in a claim form which I have done i declared a value of £300 for the parts sent and paid for extra cover. I had recently purchased the whole drum kit for £650 and shipping costs of £95.00 to get them to me. After investigating the cost of replacing the shells, not a direct equivalent but similar, it will cost around £450.00 with delivery. I want to get compensation over the £300, is that possible, i have informed them of the total loss with delivery costs, prior to shipping with Hermes as £745. I am more than happy to go to the small claims court for the difference but would it be dismissed, Should I go for the full cost of the loss or the cost of replacement shells only I have all the receipts for the drums and shipping costs prior to hermes losing my items. I still have the remaining parts that a pretty much worthless now, unless i get a new set of drum shells. Its probably going to to take ages, I've written to CEO of Hermes about my complaint as well just to cover all bases. Next stop will be the small claims court as i read they pull delay tactics and low offers. They really didnt care and also didn't seem surprised when i spoke to a service agent.
    • Hi all I used to be a member here a few years ago when I went through a bad time - husband and I had bad health, both lost jobs etc, we got the usual helpful and sympathetic response from the bank.   With the help of CAG I did my best to fight back and found that some debts were legally unenforceable as well as the usual defective defaults and everyting else the banks were doing wrong. We're going back to about 2009/10.   With HSBC they refused to provide a SAR/CCA because I wouldn't provide a signature that matched their records. I remember I took the advice from CAG at the time NOT to sign.  in any case, due to my injury I was unable to do anything except scrawl. I told them that I didn't think the SAR required a signature and in abny case I couldn't. In short they refused to cooperate, there as a series of letters but they cited the DPA, at which point I pointed out that they were sending me demands, statements and theatening letters but only now were they saying they had to verify my ID (at that point, the bank said that they wouldn't send any more statements/demands etc until my Id could be confirmed (seriously, you couldn't make it up). I also pointed out that the guidance from the ICO was that if they were responding to the address they has on record and was the usual contact address, they could assume it was their customer writing to them. I even complained to the ICO who, as usual took the bank's side.   Eventually, I said to the bank that if they were unable to give me details of the alledged debt then I was unable to consider their demands and verify the situation and I wouldn't correspond with them any more and they could go to court if they liked. But, if they did lodge court papers, and sent the statements etc I'd immediately complain to the ICO that they hadn't verfied my ID acording to their own procedures (something the ICO had agreed was required), and I'd bring it to teh attention of teh court that they had deliberately not sent me the data to allow it to be resolved one way or teh other. If they didn't send the stuff through discovery, I'd lodge an embarassed defence and ask for it to be struck out as I had been asking for the records for 6 months or more.  I didn't hear any more from them, that was in March 2011.   In Nov 2015 I got a letter from Hoist Portfolio Holdings 2 Ltd that they has been assigned the rights from MKDP LLP and giving bottom Robinson Way's address. I hadn't heard of MKDP before and simply ignored it. I certainly wasn't aware it had be assigned to them in the first place.   A few days ago, I got a letter from Hoist again asking for payment. I intended to ignore it except for a letter I got from the Bank this morning.   The letter is the same one that has been mention on here very recently, a refund from the bank for £25 because they had determined I hadn't recived the correct level of service (no sh*t Sherlock!) The account number is NOT my currect account. It MAY be my credit card, but I seem to remeber they were rolled into one. I don't seem to have any correspondence about the CC, and I destroyed all paper documents a few months ago. All I have is scanned copies of letters (which may not be a complete record, but should be).   I received a letter in Nov 2017 from PRA about another CC saying the debt has been assigned to them (no letter of assignment from the creditor) and in Jan 2018 an 'Annual Statment'. Since then, nothing.   I've made a point of ignoring these kind of letters and demands in the past belieivng they were SB and eventually the data would be destoyed. After a few years of actually being able to relax, I'm now worried that the aggro is all going to start up again with this HSBC and other accounts.   Now, the questions. it is/was my understanding that the debts became Statute Barred a few years ago and they couldn't be enforced. The CC default was issued Feb 2009. A month later a Final Demand was issued for both current AC and CC giving a combined total. (that total is similar to the one sought by Hoist which gives my currect AC number).   So, are these accounts SB? If they are SB and the bank has desposed of them by assignment to someone, why do they still have my name and enough details of my correspondence to determine they didn't behave correctly? Does the DPA not require them to destroy data after 6 years?   On the same DPA note, it seems that this account is simply being passed around from one **** bag bottome feeder to another (maybe teh same one under different names), again, why is data still being processed after 6 years? Am I doomed to be persistely pursued by these scumbags until I die? Or am I worng? Are they able to process data as long as they like, even when there has been no contact for years?              
    • We are not offended. But we try to give you advice all the way and you seem to want to go your own way including hiding the identity of the breeder – for whatever reason, I can't possibly fathom – except that during the time that you have been hiding their identity, other animals presumably may have been at risk and other purchasers also may have had difficulty. Had you posted the identity of the breeder here, people might have stumbled on this information and become aware. It seems to me absolutely normal that if you start taking advice from somebody then you stick with it. We are not offended, but is a bit frustrating to feel that we are putting effort into helping you – but in fact you are off doing your own thing and not necessarily in your best interests. Anyway, you've sent a 28 day letter so you have to stick with it. You say you haven't done this kind of thing before so you need to read around and find out the steps involved in taking a small claim in the County Court. Now you have a decision as to whether to look at the advice we give here on that or go to Which? or whoever else you may have been consulting. One of the problems about having gone to Which? is that although they have effectively given you a letter of claim to copy out which gives 28 days before taking legal action, they didn't explain to you that 28 days wasn't necessary and that the pre-action protocol only requires 14 days. So you came away from them not really understanding the whole story and the choices you had. I'm afraid I was find it very frustrating that these organisations which purport to inform and empower consumers don't tell them the whole story.   The reason why Which? gives this kind of softer advice is because they don't want to alienate themselves from corporate interests and they don't want to seem to be to pushy. Unfortunately we have found over 15 years that in order to assert your rights properly, you need to be pushy. The County Court papers are the great Equalizer between you and all sorts of commercial interests including huge multinationals. Still, let's see maybe your breeder will respond within 28 days with something satisfactory. However, you better be prepared and ready to take the next step – if you know what that is
    • Well it sounds like a breach of contract which has substantially deprived the purchaser of the entire benefit of the contract – which amounts to a breach of condition which means that the contract can be treated as terminated. After that  section 75 consumer credit act   See if there has been any communication with the finance company. Send them an SAR – do it now.
    • I didn't realise there was much difference, this is my first time doing anything like this so maybe a bit ignorant. Sorry for any offence caused.
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Just a word of warning.

 

I hate when shops offer these receipts, they make out that it is for your benefit as it saves any hassle when returing a present.

 

NOT, it saves them the hassle of giving you a cash refund. They will only give you an exchange or credit note/vouchers NOT your money back.

 

Be very careful if you do take these as it is only to protect the shops profits.

 

Always keep the original receipt too and offer it to anyone you have given the a gift receipt for so they can get cash back.

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It's not a con though is it.

 

Since the recipient of the gift never actually had a contract with the shop you bought the goods from one could argue that the shops are being generous in extending parts of your statutory rights to a third party.

 

It also prevents teenage relatives getting cash refunds so they can spend the money on cigarettes :D

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Of course, you can't be too harsh as offering a receipt on a non faulty product is a gesture of goodwill anyway, since traders aren't obliged to do so in law.

 

It's also worth remembering that if you've used a card to pay for the gift in the first place, many traders (if you show up with the original receipt) will ask to put the refund back on to the same card.

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I must be missing something here. What is underhand about it? How is it not in your interest to avoid the hassle of having to send the same receipt to 5 different people so they can change the jumper you bought them. Legally a store has no obligation towards the recipient of one of your gifts, offering store receipts to allow a third party to make an exchange is a significant improvement over the statutory rights of the consumer.

 

Presumably store vouchers are a con/underhand as well because they only allow a recipient to spend money in one chain.

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I must be missing something here. What is underhand about it? How is it not in your interest to avoid the hassle of having to send the same receipt to 5 different people so they can change the jumper you bought them. Legally a store has no obligation towards the recipient of one of your gifts, offering store receipts to allow a third party to make an exchange is a significant improvement over the statutory rights of the consumer.
Hopefully your choice of gifts won't be so bad that all 5 want to return them!!:D and while I agree that it is not the law it is the stores policy.

 

 

 

Presumably store vouchers are a con/underhand as well because they only allow a recipient to spend money in one chain.

Agreed:rolleyes: , if they are happy to refund for an article of clothing within 30 days, why not a voucher?

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You should also retain the original receipt just in case a fault develops with the product. Refunds for unwanted presents are at the discretion of the retailer who has no such legal obligations. Retailers often make a loss on the returns as they are not normally resold at full price but at 'returned goods' price.

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its rediculous to pretend that gift receipts are somehow the retailers doing us a favour! They are nothing more then a [problem] to reduce the amount of money they shell out on returns. years ago the sender would include the origional receipt with a present so the recipient could exchange it themselves for the full price. The Gift receipt came into play to curb that so shops only have to give vouchers. its is purely for the interest of the retailer and not the consumers!!! also rediculous to say that retailers make a loss on refunds because the returned item is sold at sale price. Its the retailer's own chocie to reduce certain items and so this is not making a loss. in fact retailers still make profit on sale items most of the time.

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