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Hi there I would be happy to help with this matter should you still require advice.
This is covered by the consumer rights act and also contract law. If the person saw them and accepted that they may be pine and possibly not oak then they were aware that the wardrobes may in fact be pine and still decided to purchase. As long as they were not damaged (or the buyer was aware of any damage) then they have bought them in the condition they were in. You offered to sell them as seen and they accepted the offer and paid therefore the contract is concluded. There is no law which states that you must accept the return of the goods. If you still have the pictures etc. then even if you are taken to court then you should be able to show the the wardrobes we're sold as seen and the other party has no recourse. If you do require to go to court to prove you case then I would also take screenshots of the abusive messages. There is always the possibility that the other party has damaged the goods in their keep to attempt to get their money back. The messages may help show that you are not dealing with a reasonable person. This should therefore be a fairly straight forward matter. However, if they have filed papers and have instructed a lawyer then if you were to lose at court they could claim their legal fees. However, if they are representing themselves and the goods were sold as seen (which helps they came in person) the you should be fine. They are saying that you misrepresented in your ad, this was not intentional and they were aware that the wardrobes may be pine upon purchase and did not seem to make any caveat about wanting money off if they were pine and not oak.
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That decision is up to yourself as you will know the evidence you have better than I do. Obviously going through court can be stressful and time consuming so I guess you would have to weigh it up in your mind whether it is worth going through. As for the travel, she, of course has there right not to let you on her property, however, she does appear to be being unreasonable but if she wants to return the item, given she is the one who accepted it then she should bare her own cost in returning the property to you.
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Mandy have you actually seen any of the court documents? It sounds like she is potentially saying this in order to force you into a position where you will give in. Until you receive an application to the court through your door there is nothing to be concerned about. Additionally, you would be able to represent yourself in this matter. If you explain what happened in relation to her inspecting the wardrobe and accepting it despite knowing it was pine and not oak, and also the pictures you have along with the advert and the messages from her I believe this is all you would need.
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Hello, thanks for getting back in touch. This is obviously a separate issue but happy to give a quick bit of advice. I cannot advise you to throw the letter away and claim you did not get it as that is not the case. However, if you wish to return to sender that is your choice but if you believe it to be court proceedings then it may be wise to see what it is for, not dealing with these matters can do more harm than good. If you are taken to court and don't show up then the court don't accept that you couldn't have known as the will take further steps to ensure you do. However, this does not mean that they will be successful in their claim or even that it will make it to court.
I will need to check the site rules but as this is a different question to the original I would imagine that it would be needed under a different thread