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NSW Paid Deposit for Car Motor but Seller Non-Responsive

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by threepointeight, 9 July 2014.

  1. threepointeight

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    Quick question.

    I made a deposit of $600 for a $1200 Motor out of a Mitsubishi 380 5 weeks ago, But the seller has been non responsive for 3 weeks.

    I have sent a message every 2 - 3 days without response and requested my deposit back, No response has been received. I've even said Keep $100 and just give $500 of the $600 back and we'll call it even; no response.

    Is there any thing I can do, as the seller was a good friend who I thought I could trust and have bought stuff off previously without any issues?

    I know the police can't do any thing, but I don't want to lose $600, especially when I get the Carers pension. So $600 is 80% of a fortnightly pension,

    Is there any thing I can do under Australian Consumer Law?
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @threepointeight,
    Given the circumstances, you may consider sending a "Letter of Demand" to the seller to demand return of your deposit.
    Which state/territory are you located in?
     
  3. threepointeight

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    I'm in NSW On the NSW Mid north coast while there in Sydney, so it makes it a bit harder.

    I've also been keeping a log of email, texts and phone calls I've sent / made, just to have that there if needed.

    But I may just do that letter of demand if he doesn't respond by weeks end

    Many thanks
     

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