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What can I do about a company which charged me twice for the same product?

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Flukewoman Tue 14-Jan-14 13:00:20

I'm looking for some advice please.

I ordered a gift item for a friend back in October; I ordered one item and paid with a debit card. The transaction showed up twice on my bank statement, on the same day. The bank refused to do anything about it, so I contacted the company to ask for a refund. They agree that only one item was sent and that they received two payments for the same amount.

I have phoned many times and always end up with an apology and a promise to refund the amount. After several attempts at asking for a bank transfer, I started to ask for a cheque. I've been told twice now that a cheque will be sent, but nothing. I phoned today and have been told that the person on the phone can authorise cheques and will do so today.

So my question is - what's the next step if the cheque isn't sent? It's not even a lot of money but it thoroughly pisses me off. And could be quite a little earner if they have done it to others. It's all been very civil so far, but that isn't getting me my money back and I feel it is time to escalate the complaint. Is there an ombudsman or financial authority to whom I can complain if necessary?

ilovepowerhoop Tue 14-Jan-14 21:36:13

I would speak to your bank and get them to use Chargeback to get the funds back for you

ilovepowerhoop Tue 14-Jan-14 21:42:45

Flukewoman Wed 15-Jan-14 09:14:04

Thank you hoop.

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