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Old 14 November 2009, 08:42   #11
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Old 14 November 2009, 09:51   #12
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People who take advantage deserve to be taught a lesson.

Is the charter business RYA or local Tourist board Registered?
As at the very least I'd start to copy them on any correspondance just to cause a little extra grief for the person.

How much money are we talking?
If it's enough to be worth their while I know some people in Portsmouth who will purchase the debt from you at @50 to 75p in the pound.
They are very good at retrieving bad debts

A few years ago after a month of trying to get a refund from a company, I spent 20p registering:-
www.(Insert the company name)stolemymoney.co.uk
I made sure it appeared on the first page of a google search for the company name, set out my issue on the page objectively, and sent the manager a link. They threatened me with legal action, but my money was soon refunded on the promise I shut the site down.

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Old 14 November 2009, 09:59   #13
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A few years ago after a month of trying to get a refund from a company, I spent 20p registering:-
www.(Insert the company name)stolemymoney.co.uk
I made sure it appeared on the first page of a google search for the company name, set out my issue on the page objectively, and sent the manager a link. They threatened me with legal action, but my money was soon refunded on the promise I shut the site down.

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Old 14 November 2009, 12:41   #14
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Whatever you dont make any decisions, make telephone calls or write e-mails in anger!
While is is frustrating being owed money I would strongly counsel against naming & shaming. If you do so your work / products can similarly be countered by a name & shame strategy, thus dividing opinion.
Go with the legal route.
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Old 14 November 2009, 12:43   #15
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Going the legal route is maybe the best but it won't stop other members getting shafted.
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Old 14 November 2009, 13:32   #16
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1. Add late payment charges to all invoices
2. add additional payment charges for chase up letters (just like banks)
You cannot add these charges legally unless this has been agreed AND explained to your customer at the time of the contract agreement.

But I would agree with... send him a final demand stating he has "x" days to pay them submit a small claims through the courts. This way even if he pays before the court date (which a lot of people do) you can still let the court hearing go ahead to claim the court expenses.
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Old 14 November 2009, 13:36   #17
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Be careful, you may have to defend yourself against a defamation case. JK, as nice as he is, would have to disclose IP information on request from a lawyer or court. If you have not got the money to employ a solicitor, or if it goes really pare shaped, a barrister, then do not start a fight you can't 'afford' to win.

Thats unless you post from an internet cafe and pay cash.
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Old 14 November 2009, 14:13   #18
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Stephen - sorry to hear the hassle you are having - as the others have said - don't do anything rash - hope you get it sorted soon

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Old 14 November 2009, 14:41   #19
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Nothing like a trial by the rib.net court

This thread is worst than a court letter.

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Nothing like a trial by the rib.net court

This thread is worst than a court letter.

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