Can I do anything to get the money back that someone was supposed to refund to my check card but never did?

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Can I do anything to get the money back that someone was supposed to refund to my check card but never did?

I bought a puppy for $800  about 9 months ago. I returned the puppy the next morning and the man who sold me the dog said he would refund the money back to me. I didn’t think anything of it thinking he would refund my money. Then in December I noticed the money was never refunded and I got in contact with the dog breeders and they weren’t returning phone calls. I am not sure if there is a certain timeframe where I can file any legal actions.

Asked on July 24, 2011 Pennsylvania

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I would write the person a letter reminding him or her that you returned the puppy on a certain date and that you were promised the $800 refund nine months ago with no payment. Keep a copy of the letter for future need. In the letter, mention a deadline for the return of your money.

If the refund is not made in the time frame demanded, your recourse would be to bring a lawsuit against the seller of th dog, most likely in the small claims court. In small claims court, you can appear over a dispute before a person acting as a judge for the dispute where attorneys are not present.

If the seller is a member of some dog breeder's association, you might make inquiries as to him or her failing to refund you the promised money.

Good luck.


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