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I bought glassware at an online auction based on catalogue

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I bought glassware at an online auction based on catalogue description. Further description of condition added online later. One has the base completely detached from the stem yet pictures both on front cover and against the lot show them standing upright which must have used some form of support. Auctioneers terms etc state it is my responsibility to inspect. Any advice on where I stand. ThanksPeter

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Was it damaged in transit or at auction?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
At the Auction. In fairness on their website the condition was described but not in the printed catalogue and the pictures were misleading. I don’t recall the auctioneer making any comment about the change in condition

You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.

If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.

The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.

If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value, you would need representation for trial.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?

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