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    • Mark twain
    • By Mark twain 16th May 18, 7:46 PM
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    Private cash sale of boots!
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    • 16th May 18, 7:46 PM
    Private cash sale of boots! 16th May 18 at 7:46 PM
    Hi all. Need some advice, just to be sure.

    I recently sold a pair of motorbike boots on a facebook group page. There were only worn a handfull of times and described as such ie not brand new. There were no faults with the boots at all.

    The buyer, after several messages were i sent further pics etc, came to collect and pay for them, he inspected them and i even doubly inspected them showing all zips and laces were in good working order. He paid his money £150 and went on his way. At no time was any warranty implied or any sort of return agreed upon.

    A week later i receive a message saying one of the boots zips has broken and he wants a refund, i explained to him that they worked fine when he picked them up and no faults were noted at all and we even inspected them to be sure as such.

    He has now started to get agressive swearing at me through messages and saying if i want to mess him about he will pay me a visit.
    I have called the police to see where i stand. But cant be dealing with the worry of him turning up at my front door one day.
    Am i right in thinking he has no leg to stand on?
    And is there Anything else i can do??
    Sorry for the long post.
    Tia.
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    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 16th May 18, 7:59 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:59 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:59 PM
    Providing you were selling old personal items and not acting in the course of the business (by obtaining items for the purpose of selling them for example) then its sold as seen - as long as you had the right to sell them and they match their description, theres nothing legally that he can do.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 16th May 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:24 PM
    Am i right in thinking he has no leg to stand on?
    Originally posted by Mark twain
    Yes you are. Just block & ignore him.
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 16th May 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:36 PM
    Hi all. Need some advice, just to be sure.

    I recently sold a pair of motorbike boots on a facebook group page. There were only worn a handfull of times and described as such ie not brand new. There were no faults with the boots at all.

    The buyer, after several messages were i sent further pics etc, came to collect and pay for them, he inspected them and i even doubly inspected them showing all zips and laces were in good working order. He paid his money £150 and went on his way. At no time was any warranty implied or any sort of return agreed upon.

    A week later i receive a message saying one of the boots zips has broken and he wants a refund, i explained to him that they worked fine when he picked them up and no faults were noted at all and we even inspected them to be sure as such.

    He has now started to get agressive swearing at me through messages and saying if i want to mess him about he will pay me a visit.
    I have called the police to see where i stand. But cant be dealing with the worry of him turning up at my front door one day.
    Am i right in thinking he has no leg to stand on?
    And is there Anything else i can do??
    Sorry for the long post.
    Tia.
    Originally posted by Mark twain
    I would reply politely stating that you have notified the police of his threat.

    Then BLOCK him!

    He inspected the goods thoroughly and was happy with them. Private sale. No right for refund.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 16th May 18, 8:39 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:39 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:39 PM
    Hi all. Need some advice, just to be sure.

    I recently sold a pair of motorbike boots on a facebook group page. There were only worn a handfull of times and described as such ie not brand new. There were no faults with the boots at all.

    The buyer, after several messages were i sent further pics etc, came to collect and pay for them, he inspected them and i even doubly inspected them showing all zips and laces were in good working order. He paid his money £150 and went on his way. At no time was any warranty implied or any sort of return agreed upon.

    A week later i receive a message saying one of the boots zips has broken and he wants a refund, i explained to him that they worked fine when he picked them up and no faults were noted at all and we even inspected them to be sure as such.

    He has now started to get agressive swearing at me through messages and saying if i want to mess him about he will pay me a visit.
    I have called the police to see where i stand. But cant be dealing with the worry of him turning up at my front door one day.
    Am i right in thinking he has no leg to stand on?
    And is there Anything else i can do??
    Sorry for the long post.
    Tia.
    Originally posted by Mark twain
    He ain’t got a leg to stand on but if you’re that worried refund him.
    • Mark twain
    • By Mark twain 16th May 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:40 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:40 PM
    To confirm, yes old personal items. And yes there were as described when picked up by the buyer.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 16th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:41 PM
    I would reply politely stating that you have notified the police of his threat.

    Then BLOCK him!

    He inspected the goods thoroughly and was happy with them. Private sale. No right for refund.
    Originally posted by pinkshoes
    Thing is at best they’ll record a harassment incident and won’t act until he commits a criminal offence.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 16th May 18, 10:18 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:18 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:18 PM
    If you're going down the police route, it's advisable to tell him " do not contact me again" , do not engage any more only to repeat " do not contact me".
    It makes it easier for the police as many people who are being harassed never actually tell the person directly to cease contact.
    Last edited by hollydays; 16-05-2018 at 10:28 PM.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 16th May 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:31 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:31 PM
    If you're going down the police route, it's advisable to tell him " do not contact me again" , do not engage any more only to repeat " do not contact me".
    It makes it easier for the police as many people who are being harassed never actually tell the person directly to cease contact.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Not the best harassment advice on the web.
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 16th May 18, 10:38 PM
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    Not the best harassment advice on the web.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Strange because this is what the police told me when I suffered harassment
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 16th May 18, 11:42 PM
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    Hollydays was talking about saying that in response to their contact - not initiating contact herself in order to say it.

    It was the advice I was given by the police also when ignoring them wasn't working and things escalated into physical stalking. Getting into tit for tat can let them claim they weren't aware it was unwanted. Likewise for ignoring their messages.
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    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
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