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Engine Scam. I'm with a company in Iceland. We bought a

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Engine Scam.
I'm with a company in Iceland. We bought a second hand engine through a company called Replacement Engines in BARKING
IG11 0RJ. We paid for the engine in advance with a bank transfer. The delivery time was supposed to be 3 days. That was 3 weeks ago. They ignore my emails and give me bogus shipping numbers when I call.
I would appreciate any advice on how to handle this.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question and welcome.
MY name is ***** ***** I will assist you.
How much did you pay for the engine?
Kind regards
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


We paid 2.295 Pounds

Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.
I will write a response to recommend what action you can take next.
This may take me a little while so please do not be concerned if you do not hear from me right away.
Kind regards
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you AJ

Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
No problem.
I am working on a response now and will post it in the morning at the latest!
Kind regards
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your patience.
1. The Law:
- Under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 - where there has been no stipulated delivery date it is assumed that the goods should be delivered in a reasonable period of time.
2. The Facts
- This company has failed to deliver the goods and also given you misleading information as to their delivery;
- Based on their conduct their is potentially an intention to never actually deliver the goods;
- The seller is therefore potentially in breach of contract for not actually delivering the goods.
3. Remedy;
- The fact that they have given you false shipping documents potentially means a lack of intention to honor the agreement;
- This is what is known as a condition of a contract - breaching a condition means you can rescind the contract and then claim any reasonably foreseeable damages.
- What I would suggest you do is the one of the following:
1. Cut your losses, order another engine from a more reputable supplier - you can then sue the old seller for the additional cost and loss you have suffered as a result of buying the engine from another - in order to do this you need to give them a 7 day letter before action that you intend to rescind the contract and sue them in the county court. - this site explains how to start a small claim in the UK County Court;
2. Give them the benefit of the doubt and give them one last chance to deliver the goods;
3. If you suspect this is fraud becuase they have stopped corresponding with you - - report it to the UK police.
Can you tell me anything else about this company? Was it recommended to you?
Kind regards