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djprix

hi ther...

I require urgent legal advice.

 

A few months back i bought a GPs unit via bidorbuy from a seller.

i had dealt with this seller before.

This time tho the unit got damaged after it was loaned to a friend & i contacted the seller to enquire if he had contacts to get it repaired.

He took the unit & after a few days told me it was un-repairable but he would pay me R250 for the parts.

 

A month or so later, he stil hadnt paid after giving me numeruos assurances that he would.

 

A week or so later, my internet banking by mistake paid him R1000 instead of transferring to another beneficiary(this was my error, as i had the details incorrectly saved on my internet banking). I contacted the seller asap to inform him2 please transfer it back, as it was a mistake.

He told me that the details i had were actually of his partner, who was overseas(in China) & i would have to wait a few days for him2 return, so he could verify that the payment was actually done. After a few days his partner verified that this was true & the seller, informed me he would pay me the R1000 + R250 he stil owed me. This was in April, to date he still hasnt paid,. Almost everytime i contact him, he informs me he will be doing the payment today or is it at the Bank doing the payment as we speak, but he still hasnt paid. I am fed up with the seller & wish to press charges in some way, otherwise i dont think i will ever get my money.

What are the necessary steps i can take? The amount is a small 1, but since i am a student, it is for me a significant amount, as wel as the time the seller has wasted of me...

 

Please advise..

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Wild Olive Art

Email the seller and tell him you are going to proceed with laying a charge against him for theft. It's easy enough to lay a charge , just go to your nearest police station with all the email proof of the communication between you and they will advise what to charge him with.

For a small amount like this , you could pursue the issue through the small claims court .

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kyle2

If this person has acknowledged receipt of the money, you've got a strong case, all this type of correspondence will prove invaluable. By not returning your money he is committing fraud as well.

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djprix

Thanks guys, i am at my wits end with this seller...

 

Is it too late to lay a charge now a month n a half later?

 

i kept waiting 4 the seller 2 honestly give me my money

 

Anybody has any experience with small claims court, i have been to their site & emailed them about this matter, still waiting for a reply

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TS Ron

It is never to late to contact the staff at Bidorbuy I sincerely find them most helpful. This seller needs to investigated perhaps.

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lilythepink

No, it's also not too late to open a case with SAPS. You have up to three years to do this before your claim becomes prescribed.

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