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I will be happy to extend that offer to you for a phone call. You should receive it shortly. I look forward to helping!
I will also be happy to address this in this thread if that would be helpful! Just let me know.
Thanks for following up. I will type it now...I was waiting to see whether you wanted to discuss this by phone or in this thread. It will take me a few minutes to type this; I will post it as soon as I've finished typing it. Thanks for your patience!
The actions of all these parties is so typical...everyone avoiding responsibility by pointing the finger at someone else. The way to get around this is to file your small claims court suit and name them all as defendants. If they won't resolve this among themselves, the court can do so. It was never disclosed to you that the deposit was non-refundable, so they need to return it. And, by naming them all as defendants, the court will allocate responsibility and designate the culpable party(ies). Typically what happens is that once you file the suit and everyone has been served, they get together and refund your money to avoid the time and expense of a suit they're not likely to win. :)
I just wanted to let you know that I will be away at a meeting for the next hour or so. Should you have a follow up while I’m away, I will address it immediately upon my return. Thank you in advance for your patience. I apologize for any inconvenience.