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NSW If Debt is Paid - Can They Ask for More?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by tlevine, 23 July 2015.

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  1. tlevine

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    If I paid the account and they agreed in writing that the debt was settled, can they come back and ask for more?
     
  2. Ivy

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    Hi there,
    Can you please give some more information?
    What is the account you have paid, under what circumstances and why are "they" asking you for more money?
    Also, who are "they"?
     
  3. tlevine

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    Later, I discovered that a friend going on the same holiday package had received a 50% discount on the cost of his holiday via an email voucher. I had registered his details on the X-treme website at the same time as his friend, but did not received the same email voucher. Having unexpectedly lost my job, I telephoned X-treme, to ask for the discount to be applied to the balance of my holiday as I feared I may not be able to afford to pay it otherwise and would have to cancel the holiday, and explaining that I was a loyal customer. Thinking that they may obtain further custom from me if they acceded to my wishes, X-treme’s area manager orally agreed to the reduction in price.

    The holiday went well, as planned – I had a great time hang-gliding, white-water rafting, abseiling and the like. X-treme then sent their invoice, asking for $2000. I protested vehemently, saying that X-treme should not renege on its earlier promise of the 50% discount on the balance, and saying that I would only pay $1000, as agreed. I then sent a cheque for this amount and X-treme wrote back to say the account had been settled.

    X-treme suffered a downturn in business due to the credit crunch. They decided to seek to claim the $1000 from me, arguing that they were not bound to the area manager’s promise as no consideration had been given for it.
     
  4. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    Is X-treme in Australia?
     
  5. tlevine

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    I was just wondering if legally X-treme can ask for more money if they already announced the payment as settled?
     
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    Is X-treme in Australia?
     

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