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Old 07-25-2005, 04:29 PM
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Default Getting money that is owed.. (small claims?)

A while back I posted about my car sale and receiving a check for $2,950 but with the wrong written amount ("Two thousand and fifty dollars"). Anyhow, the buyer sent me a new check... correct spelling, but wrong amount. $2,900 this time, so he still owes me $50.

The day I received it (Thursday), I gave him a call and basically said, "Hey, your check was for $2,900. Please send the other $50." He didn't call me back until today (Monday). I was taking a test in class so I couldn't pick up. He left a message saying he intentionally left out $50 to cover the cost of a carjack.

WTF? The day he came to pay for the car, he asked me if I had a carjack and I said, "No, I never had one." I thought we both understood that the sale would not include a carjack but apparently he didn't. My gut tells me he's just trying to get away with an extra $50.

Now.. I don't want to threaten him (yet) so I will make an effort to simply ask him for the money. HOWEVER, I have a feeling that he won't send it, so I need a backup plan. would small claims be reasonable for this? If so, what's the procedure of claiming a case?
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:31 PM
Piz0wn0reD!!!!!! Piz0wn0reD!!!!!! is offline
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Default Re: Getting money that is owed.. (small claims?)

if you have no document/contract or other proof of the deal, you are SOL. Also, im not sure small claims is even worth it for 50$ (fees/time and whatnot)
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: Getting money that is owed.. (small claims?)

ask yourself this: is the time and hassle of taking this guy to small claims court really worth $50? if so, by all means look into it.
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: Getting money that is owed.. (small claims?)

Well, what if someone pulled this on you? What would you do?
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:33 PM
jakethebake jakethebake is offline
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Default Re: Getting money that is owed.. (small claims?)

Who was carjacked? [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:34 PM
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I'm confused here. You sold your car, but the guy wanted a discount because he is giving you a jack? How does this make sense?

As far as chasing the money outstanding, just let it slide bro. Your opportunity cost of chasing down the fifty bucks will greatly exceed the money itself.

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Old 07-25-2005, 04:35 PM
jakethebake jakethebake is offline
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A while back I posted about my car sale and receiving a check for $2,950 but with the wrong written amount ("Two thousand and fifty dollars").

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How did you not notice this?
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:36 PM
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The car did not include a jack (to jack up the car in case of flat tires), so he took $50 out of his owed balance to cover that expense.
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:36 PM
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I'm confused here. You sold your car, but the guy wanted a discount because he is giving you a jack? How does this make sense?

As far as chasing the money outstanding, just let it slide bro. Your opportunity cost of chasing down the fifty bucks will greatly exceed the money itself.

Swede

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Car doesn't have jack. Guy wants jack. Guy thinks jack should come with car. Guy decides to take price for jack out of price for car w/o agreement from seller (OP). Guy is an idiot.
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:36 PM
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A while back I posted about my car sale and receiving a check for $2,950 but with the wrong written amount ("Two thousand and fifty dollars").

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How did you not notice this?

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My mom took the money because she thought I would get mugged.
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