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To not want to give this man his money back

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StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 11:42:11

I sold a buggy today, as seen h was happy with it and paid £200 which was cheap anyway. Twenty minutes later I got a text saying it doesn't fit through their front door and will I take it back.

I explained how to take the wheels off but no he is still saying it won't fit. I've already put the money in one of those pots you have to smash to get the money put of and feel a bit miffed I'm now going to have to smash it to take it out. But have I agreed reluctantly, I would be unreasonable not to take it back wouldn't I?! I still feel annoyed though

worraliberty Fri 14-Oct-11 11:45:18

Blimey that's a monsterous buggy or the guy lives in a Hobbit's house grin

RedOnion Fri 14-Oct-11 11:46:40

What worra said!


if he bought it 'as seen' then it's really not your problem but then i'm just haaarsh grin

lels99 Fri 14-Oct-11 11:47:12

charge him for the pot! An admin fee isnt it? smile

StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 11:47:48

It's just a phil and teds, it's wide ish but fits through my door fine. I'm more annoyed about the pot tbh.

valiumredhead Fri 14-Oct-11 11:48:47

I think you'd be a bit mean not to give him his money back tbh.

onepieceofcremeegg Fri 14-Oct-11 11:50:12

Offer to give him the money back minus the price of the pot. If you sold it to him cheap as you say, then perhaps the next customer will give you more than £200.

grottielottie Fri 14-Oct-11 11:50:46

He should have checked, I have a very narrow hallway and so I measured up before buying mine. Why is it that people expect others to rectify their incompetence.

Obviously now you have agreed to take it back you have to.

ElsieOops Fri 14-Oct-11 11:52:08

You are being mean - I don't think most people would think they had to check the width of the door & you are hardly going to take the wheels off each time you go in & out of the house.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Fri 14-Oct-11 11:53:41

YANBU to not want to refund his money. He is a bit of a twit really.
What is one of those pots and what is the purpose?

StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 11:54:02

I know I'd be mean not to, I just felt railroaded into it and a bit annoyed tbh.

Caveat Emptor. It was his responsibility to ensure it fitted through his door. I wouldn't give him his money back.

DurhamDurham Fri 14-Oct-11 11:58:52

How BIG is the buggy? I would give him his money back, as you've said it's such a bargain you won't have a problem selling it again.

StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 11:59:37

The pot is one of these I've been saving wedding money in it. So will be annoyed to smash it and have nowhere safe to put the money.

I know I'm doing the right thing, I still feel a bit pissed off about it though.

StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 12:01:05

It's not that big at all, fits through my standard front door with miles of room.

It's just a pita to readvertise etc

CertainlyToomsRemains Fri 14-Oct-11 12:04:00

Did he pay you in coins?

I used a palette knife quite successfully to raid mine once.


belgo Fri 14-Oct-11 12:07:14

I think you should give him his money back.

I know other people who have made this mistake, and it's an expensive mistake to make. Phil & Teds are fairly wide, and you wouldn't want to take the wheels off it each time you used it would you?

RedOnion Fri 14-Oct-11 12:09:30

Ooh I like those pots!

StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 12:10:11

I will give it back.

The buggy I use I actually frequently have to take the wheels off, it's very quick and easy.

He paid in notes, I'm hoping dp may be able to saw the pot open and re glue it maybe.

I wouldn't want to give the money back either.

It's not like it's a fault with the item or anything, although I would be upset if I bought a pushchair that wouldn't fit through the front door and there's no way I'd want to keep taking the wheels off.

I'd be wondering if it's just an excuse because they changed their minds.

StuntCubble Fri 14-Oct-11 12:15:53

Yes I wondered if they'd simply changed their minds.

herbietea Fri 14-Oct-11 12:17:29

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PigletJohn Fri 14-Oct-11 12:17:50

you are very generous. Second-hand goods, in a private sale? No comeback unless the buyer has been conned.

I reckon it's really because his DP didn't like the colour/said he'd paid too much/has already got one/is cross with him about something.

Chulita Fri 14-Oct-11 12:20:35

I wouldn't have agreed to give it back tbh, like takethisone says, it's not faulty, it won't fit through their door. If they wanted refunds etc they should have bought from a shop rather than secondhand. Personally I think it's incredibly cheeky to even ask. Since you've agreed to you should, obviously, but I would have said no in the first place.

LadyEvilEyes Fri 14-Oct-11 12:21:56

I'd just give him his money back, it sounds you can easily sell it again.
I'd be really pissed off if I bought something in good faith and it didn't fit in my front door.
I'd just give him the benefit of the doubt. Good Karma and all that.

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