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    • Ok thank you for such a quick response. Yes we did claim tax credits for a while when we were both working but not earning a great deal but again, I don't know how an overpayment of that happened but they have written to us although the amount is different every time. I did call to set up repayments but they refused..saying deductions from UC will be made until the claim is closed and then I can pay directly. However, I might ask for some sort of proof or breakdown as we have no idea what happened or how that overpayment has occured. Thank you for that bit of advice. I hope to get it all sorted as soon as possible.
    • I think your starting position is that you should make a claim through UPS using the usual claim process. Of course they will knock you back and they may well refer you to Packlink – but the important thing is that they knock you back. It's that point that you send them a letter of claim. Your letter of claim is fine. Don't forget to head it up "letter of claim" and then when you eventually sue them – as you surely will have to – make sure that we see your draft particulars of claim before you issue. Begin your claim process against UPS – and let us know what happens and will see if your letter of claim needs to be refined at all. Make sure that you read around on the sub- forum about all the stories – mainly Hermes – but the principles are broadly the same. Make sure also that you read around on this forum about starting a small claim in the County Court.
    • you appear to have everything correct and have done what you needed to do at each stage.   now, looking thru you state:     i would be questioning them what this was actually for, they should not be just taking money without PROOF , and as you state you had never had any benefits before period this puzzles me and we've seen very historic tax credit grabbacks that date back 10's of yrs. so try and nail that one down, don't get fobbed off they are simply right all the time.   as for the rest of it, to me it sounds like they want to ensure you did get all you were entitled too as you situation changed many times. nothing to be afraid of.   dx    
    • 3 copies court sols your file   no to mediation 1 wit you   the rest is obv.   on the copy to CEL or their sols if they state one do not give them email/sig/phone.
    • usual game by erudio in that the last confirmed deferment was about 2011 but erudio didn't issue a DN until some 5yrs later  so i was thinking of:    alternative whereby claimant intimates SB date=defaulted date and that has been registered months after the last payment . 1 The Claimant's claim was issued on dd/mm/yyyy.  2.The date last payment made was the dd/mm/yyyy   3.The Default Notice was issued dd/mm/yyyy and served several months after the initial breach thus the cause of action delayed by X months and the Limitations period prolonged to 6 years and X months which in effect allows the creditor to stop time running and the creditor having effective control of when a limitation period begins or even starts to run.  4.Therefore the Defendant contends that the Claimant's claim so issued is a claim in contract and is statute barred pursuant to the provisions of section 5 of the limitation act 1980. If, which is denied, the claimant contends that the Defendant is in breach of the alleged contract, in excess of 6 years have elapsed since the date on which any true cause of action for breach accrued for the benefit of the Claimant.  5.The Claimant's claim to be entitled to payment of £x or any other sum, or relief of any kind is denied.   as we know drydens will claim thus its not SB'd.   sadly this case is somewhat complex in that there was some confusion by the OP upon this being paid off already, so had before they came here filed a defence stating such.    once the story was fully relayed, but which remains somewhat confusing still,  and things sorted out, it transpired this was for an honours student loan settled through Link/Thesis etc and nothing to do with the ones sold to Erudio.   it also transpired that a deferment direct to the SLC before 2013 sale, did not actually happen and SLC kept the details awaiting the OP to resubmit it, which never happened. this resulted in SLC taking payments because the Op's account was in arrears, this also latterly enabled Erudio, without permission nor any contact, to use the existing SLC DD to take payments in 2014 i think. which should not have happened.   i think thats it in a nutshell.    
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    • Hi @BankFodder
      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
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So i'm not sure if i'm being really petty here, i bought a TV from curry's pc world 2 weeks ago, while I was there the woman offered me a discount off the TV but then without my knowledge charged me £20 for a service that i don't want or need. It's still in the box unactivated and sealed. When I went to the store to return the service I was told no the service was free because the sales rep has taken the price off the TV for it.

 

This was not the case and not what I was told in store. I've exhausted option's via twitter  and their telephone customer support. But the long and short of it is I want my £20. It's not about the amount it's because it's mine and I don't want to be bullied out of it.

 

Am I within my right's to send them a letter before claim notice and if they still refuse to refund my £20 pay the £35 and try claim £55 (The £20 + fees) in court from them? I know it's a small amount but I'm willing to lose a further £35 trying to chase it back just because of how smug and rude the manager was to me.

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1 minute ago, fkofilee said:

No Worries - In all honesty - Dont abuse the claims process for £20 - Id let it be. 

 

 

I thought that might be the opinion of others. But honestly the way I feel about this is if there going to rob me for £20 how many other's are they doing it too? 

 

But I understand the position here of not abusing the process for £20, just annoying that the b*stards can do this to people with little recourse! 

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I wouldn't at all call it abusing the claims process. that's what the claims process is for and you should feel confident about using it when you need. However, for the amount of money at stake it seems a lot of trouble for very little. Also you may have the problem of evidence because you say that you didn't ask for it and they may said that you did.

You say that you made the purchase two weeks ago. Is there no cooling off period with Currys?

frankly if there's no cooling off period then I would let it go but only because it's not worth it. It's certainly not an abuse

 

 

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Unfortunately this has been a very common tactic in Currys/PC World for a long time. Basically they give you the service plan first month free, or some other service related item, for 'free' by discounting it from the price of the TV/Laptop. The reason for this is that the stores get better results for selling these services as they're high profit margin items. Whilst individual staff no longer receive commission, the store as a whole are still performance based on these service items and if they sell enough then everyone gets a bonus. It's essentially commission but just shared now.

 

Make sure that you were't signed up for any kind of Direct Debits as well for a recurring service plan. The way their service plans work is that you pay for the first month upfront in the store, then a direct debit continues every month after that unless you cancel it during the first month.

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They sent it because they know they are wrong. ALso note that they do not discuss the problem, or even admit any liability or discuss it.

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Hey, if youre happy and you have considered the issue fulfilled and closed,  well done :)   Just make sur eyou record the call, incase they say anything about you not posting things publically about it.  They have been known to do that.

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