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    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 8:19 PM
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    Legal Help Needed - Scotland
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:19 PM
    Legal Help Needed - Scotland 29th Nov 17 at 8:19 PM
    Hi, I paid for my jacket to be held within a venues cloakroom, when I went to collect it was gone. The venue have admitted full liability and offered to pay me the full amount I paid for the jacket in 2014.
    The jacket is considered a collectors item, as such has increased considerably in value both used and new as per ebay - I have provided this information to the venue.
    I always maintained I wanted my own jacket back or an identical replacement.
    The amount they offer will not pay for a replacement.
    I have engaged extensively in dialog by email with the venue and they will not budge re there offer.
    I am seriously considering pursuing through the Simple Procedure at court in Scotland.
    What am I entitled to, is it the amount I paid for the jacket OR its current value ???
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 8:25 PM
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    • #2
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:25 PM
    Did you check the selling price on Ebay or the sold price?
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 8:27 PM
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    • #3
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:27 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:27 PM
    Sold price.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    • #4
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
    I’m intrigued as to what sort of jacket this could be.
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:50 PM
    Thanks, do you have legal experience?
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:54 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:54 PM
    Thanks, do you have legal experience?
    Originally posted by hendryc
    You don’t need legal experience to value a used jacket
    • BoGoF
    • By BoGoF 29th Nov 17, 8:55 PM
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    • #7
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:55 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:55 PM
    Technically your financial loss is what you paid for it and thats probably all you are entitled to.
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 8:59 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:59 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 8:59 PM
    You don’t need legal experience to value a used jacket
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Yes, good point, it was in reference to the post heading and what am I entitled to legally.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:11 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 9:11 PM
    It might be advisable to get a second opinion on the forums of what the jacket is actually worth . The terms “ collectors” and “ rare” mean little on Ebay.
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 9:20 PM
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    It might be advisable to get a second opinion on the forums of what the jacket is actually worth . The terms “ collectors” and “ rare” mean little on Ebay.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    It is not only on ebay, this jacket is sold on other specialist sites - it relates to the leather jacket that James Bond wore in Skyfall.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 9:30 PM
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    The Levi’s one?
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 9:31 PM
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    Really - put the link here?
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 9:31 PM
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    Yes - Levis
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 9:34 PM
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    No I see he one you mean - expensive
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 9:36 PM
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    So, you can see it is a "collectors item" and it is "rare". Thanks for all your chat, but I am really looking for legal advice
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 29th Nov 17, 9:39 PM
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    So, you can see it is a "collectors item" and it is "rare". Thanks for all your chat, but I am really looking for legal advice
    Originally posted by hendryc
    Then you need to hire a solicitor, they start at around £120 an hour plus VAT.

    On here you just get people willing to give up their own time to try to help.
    • BoGoF
    • By BoGoF 29th Nov 17, 9:39 PM
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    Go see a lawyer then
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 29th Nov 17, 9:42 PM
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    So, you can see it is a "collectors item" and it is "rare". Thanks for all your chat, but I am really looking for legal advice
    Originally posted by hendryc
    No they aren’t rare.
    • hendryc
    • By hendryc 29th Nov 17, 9:44 PM
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    Fair point, apologies if that last post was rude - was not my intention.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 29th Nov 17, 11:34 PM
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    Lawyers tend to be reluctant to give free legal advice, except for special cases on a pro bono basis for causes they really care about.

    If a lawyer gives you advice, they are responsible for it. So if they accidentally give you bad advice, and you lose money, then you can sue them. Why would anyone give free advice on that basis?
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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