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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 

      Many thanks 
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    • Housing Association property flooding. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/438641-housing-association-property-flooding/&do=findComment&comment=5124299
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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.


      OT APPROVED, 365MC637, FAROOQ, EVRi, 12.07.23 (BRENT) - J v4.pdf
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TFL letter - accidental carry resulting in 1 use of mothers freedom pass **NO FURTHER ACTION BY TFL**

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Yes there are only 8 trips over the course of 4 months and I took mum out with me on some of those but she may have had my pass and I had hers. Like I said her memory is really bad and it takes a toll on me so when we go out I just grab the passes and my bag 

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I suggested that you try to work out any trips you might have made using the Freedom card because TfL could mention this later.

What I'm trying to get across is that rail/tube companies are more and more going back over the travel history to find other trips by the person who isn't entitled to use the Freedom card. They are then added to any court case, to be taken into consideration. TfL will be checking what journeys were made and it would help you if you do, via the account.

If it's only eight journeys I thought you'd be able to work out who made them.


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Have you got something you're happy to send to TfL now?

Bear in mind that they take Freedom pass misuse very seriously. TfL will quite likely stand firm when they get your letter and you may need to write one or even two more letters to have a chance of getting an OOC settlement. 


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  • 3 months later...

what happened?



please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Hello dx100uk,

After months of waiting for a response I finally got a reply and I must say it was the worst 4 months of my life the - fear of the unknown.

they wrote back and said I was in the wrong BUT on this occasion they would not take action but keep me on file for the next 12 months.

It was the biggest relief of my life a massive weight lifted -  I would like to thank you and the team for all your support :-)

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  • lolerz changed the title to TFL letter - accidental carry resulting in 1 use of mothers freedom pass **NO FURTHER ACTION BY TFL**

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Well done. :)  TfL don't seem to offer this kind of resolution often but you're one of the lucky ones.

Please take care to do everything right from now on [as I expect you have for the last four months] as they have you on file now.


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