If we paid for some stero equipment through a friend who has not been installed itand are now unable to get the equipment or the money back, what is our recourse?

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If we paid for some stero equipment through a friend who has not been installed itand are now unable to get the equipment or the money back, what is our recourse?

My husband paid a friend some money to purchase stero equipment but did not get a receipt (the friend was going to install it). He has been stalling so we have asked for our money or the equipment back. We did not get a receipt but I have text messages showing the amount. What legal grounds do we have to get either the money or the equipment?

Asked on December 30, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Michigan

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your husband paid a friend with cash to purchase stereo equipment and install it for you but you have no cash and no stereo equipment, your best course is to seek the money from the friend as opposed to getting the stereo equipment.

I would write the friend asking for the return of the cash given him stating the specific amount by a set date. Keep a copy of the letter for future need and reference. If you do not get the money by that date (or the stereo equipment), your recourse would be to sue the friend preferably in small claims court for the money advanced.


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