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What kind of item is it please?
it was for a club membership
i wanted to use it for my a party for my son but due to the delay in response have held it at another location
do you have any info for me
i still have not received any information for my request
i did not pay for the item i bid on because i did not recieve any information about what i had bid on. then after 3 months recieved a bill for payment.
I need full background please. I cant see how you cannot know what you bid on.
i bid on a membership package for a years subscription to a club. but as i say 3 months has passed i have not recieved my membership or any other information on how to receive it.
How did you bid? Why didn't you pay immediately? How much was it?
We need full background please.
I bid £650. they did not ask for payment on the night, they took my details and that was all. although the membership was for a year i wanted it for a specific date which has now passed. therefore due to the delay it is of no use to me. although they were not to know what date i wanted.
Ignore the fact that it was acharity auction and let's just deal with it as an auction.
On the fall of the hammer, itcreates a binding contract and they agreed to sell and you agreed to buy. Youcould have chased them and ask them for the item for some reason, you chose notto. I don't know whether it should have been delivered or collected but mostpeople, having paid £650 and wanting it for a particular date, would make surethat they had it.
Moving aside from auctions andlooking at the basic principles of contract any loss must be within thecontemplation of the parties and therefore, you were actually buying (as to opposedto bidding in an auction), in order to claim any loss, your potential loss mustbe "within the contemplation of the parties". That means that the seller mustbe aware that you need it by a particular date otherwise it is no good to you.
You freely admit that they didnot know what date you wanted.
I am going to look at this fromthe other perspective and if I was advising the charity, I would simply tellthem to take you to the Small Claims Court.
I think you are bound to pay thismoney because it is not the charity fault that you wanted what they wereselling for a particular date but then simply did not bother chasing it up. Ofcourse, whether they will be bothered doing that or not rests with them
I'm sorry, I appreciate that thisis not the answer you wanted but there is no point in me misleading you.
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