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I'm being swindled by a contractor.i signed a contract

I'm being swindled by a contractor.i signed a contract march 12 for a drive way gate. After 8 weeks not hearing from him,I started calling ,he does not answer his phone,it took 3 days for a cll back.he promised to start wok the following week.that was 4 weeks ago,he never showed up.two weeks ago same scenario,but he offered me a refund.of my 3660 dollars.this was 12 days ago.im afraid Togo to his buisiness by myself.im 81 years I would be grateful for advise how to prociiede.

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I recently purchased a living room sectional from a used

I recently purchased a living room sectional from a used furniture store, I had found on the app OfferUp. The owner and I settled on a price discount of the delivery (actually a discount of their consignment fee), because of the claw marks on the sectional, that I was unaware of, until I went to the store to pay for it since their policy is cash only. That was stated on their ad. The owner basically purchases furniture, gets it cleaned and then sells it. Either that or they sell furniture for a consignment of 35%. I had texted him pictures of my current living room set and he told me he wasn't interested in purchasing it...that's when I found out about the consignment deal that they offer. The owner explained that he couldn't deliver the sectional for free so I was able to get him to agree that he would deliver the sectional, pick up my set, sell it for me and then discount the delivery and pickup fee total of $50, off of their 35%. I contacted him today to ask him what time he could deliver and pickup today and he said around 4:00 this afternoon. Then he asked me if there was anything wrong with my set because that would affect the sale of it. I explained the 2 small things wrong with it and that I'd take a couple of pictures and text them to him. He replied saying "Yes please because if it's something I have to put money into I'm not interested". Before I could reply and send him the pictures, he quickly followed that up with "If it's got all those issues that you're speaking of I'm going to pass". So I told him that I was going to have to go back to the store and get my money back. He quickly said there were no refunds so I explained that, that was not stated to me upon purchase and it wasn't stated on the receipt. After some time had passed, I'm assuming he looked into this, legally, he told me that the policy is posted all over the store. Obviously, I knew that before I'd arrive at the store, he would've made sure that policy was posted all over the store, if what he was saying was actually not true. So what do I do now? I sincerely ***** ***** the long message but I wanted to be as detailed as possible.

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Yesterday I arrived in Austin, Texas to an apartment I had

Yesterday I arrived in Austin, Texas to an apartment I had viewed online and signed a lease for based on photos (of a different unit) and a 1min 30sec digital tour of the apartment. Once physically in the apartment I found it not to be in livable condition. Aside from obvious aesthetic things like it being filthy and missing a drawer in the kitchen, the dishwasher is filled with disgusting, stagnant water, there is mold and mildew in the bathrooms, large holes in the wall above the baseboards, and cockroaches among other bugs both alive and dead throughout the house. My girlfriend and I stayed in a hotel last night and told them that we refused to take ownership of the apartment in it's current condition. At this point, it seems like they will likely not agree to the necessary repairs of the apartment, and I would like to know what leg I have to stand on in that situation.

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I had an RV that I wanted painted with a design. The

I had an RV that I wanted painted with a design. The original estimate was $15,000 with a $9000 upfront deposit. I made this deposit and waited for 3 weeks (original estimate was 2 weeks). I gave him another $800 during the 3 weeks in good faith towards my total tab. The RV was returned to me in horrible condition with blotches paint and deformities in the paint every where. The owner says that he agreed it was not his best work. I was upset and just said that he should paint is one solid color to avoid screw ups in the design. He agreed and asked that I pay him more money to cover the extra cost of paint. After much debate I paid an additional $2000. He agreed to take another 3 weeks to finish the RV paint job in one color and then I would pay the balance $4700 upon completion. He texted me on the 3rd week after and stated that the RV is done but that there were still bad areas that he felt needed to be worked on and that he needed more time. I responded "ok" and that I didn't want to rush him. He just texted me (4 weeks later) and said that he's not done but is not going any further until he gets more money. What recourse do I have??? Can I take my RV back right now? What should I do? I feel like this guy is going to literally steal more money from me.

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We had a misrepresented offer up with direct tv as a

We had a misrepresented offer for signing up with direct tv as a customer...the promotional offers was of a 300$ gift card and once the sales rep saw we were at & t customers said we could bundle accounts and qualify also for the 48" Samsung tv! Wow amazing offer, we questioned him at least 3 times because it did not sound right and he kept confirming we qualified so needless to say we signed up, on our contract forms it says about the initial promo of the gift card plus 3months free Chanel's.... Then I said how do we get the tv? He wrote a link in the back of the envelope for us and stated to wait until after we had service installed then go to link and claim promo....so we did and of course it did not apply to us, you must add a line and purchase a Samsung phone over 600$ later.... I have spoken to different department many times and have a case# ***** doesnt always show on their reports but when it does is because someone takes the time to read all activity since start and all they say it's escalating, but no help from them.today June 13 the I thought I should call about the gift card which I was told about 5 weeks ago that it had been processed, today is not even showing on initial order that we had one coming, so the representative kindly took the time to request it to be added to account since she saw offer was for Jan 2016-sept 2016 ..... My husband wants to sue for misrepresentation and fraud, also wants to post online about the way they r doing business, I like to know if there is a way to move forward with this, do we have a legal case? Or should we go about it by exposing their lies viral?....Thankyou kindly

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I previously red an interior designer in April. He sent us a

Hi, I previously hired an interior designer in April. He sent us a contract but we did not sign it and instead asked him about his designer fee. We told him that instead of signing the contract, which requires us to buy most of the products from him and that he would work on hourly basis, we would pay a designer fee and see his design first before committing to anything. He agreed and told us his designer fee is 3500$. After 2 presentations, the interior designer scheduled for a third and final presentation on May 8th. However on May 7th, he contacted us saying that he was waiting for vendors to get back on him for quotes so he needed to reschedule a week later. He did not contact me the next week but contacted me two weeks later and we scheduled an appointment on May 22nd. On May 21st, he sent us an invoice dating from April to May 8th about his work and designer fee, which was 3008.20$. After the presentation on May 22nd, we felt that his products were not suitable for our home so we paid him the 3500$ designer fee and told him that we would no longer be working together. However, after telling him that, he got really angry at us and told us that if he knew we would not be buying anything from him he would have requested a higher designer fee. He then proceeded to send me another invoice stating his work from May 8th to May 22nd. This invoice is 5964.75$. We refused to pay him because he requested more time to wait on vendors not to do any of the works listed on the invoice. We did not agree to pay anymore money. If we knew that he needed to do more works after May 8th, we could have told him to just present what he already had. He is threatening to take legal action. I did not sign any contract and did not agree to have him do more works for us. Please advice on what should I do. Thank you so much

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I contracted someone to restore my 1972 Dodge Challenger

I contracted someone to restore my 1972 Dodge Challenger for around $13,000.00, It has been one year since he started on it and now he tells me he wants another $22,000 to finish it. right now the car is in pieces. everything has been verbal with nothing in writing

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I have someone that is about to open a claim with the court

I have someone that is about to open a claim with the court house for a stop order on a check that I wrote her for 335.00. I stopped payment on the check because I'm disputing damaged furniture that she sold me. However she wants to file the claim for the amount on the stopped check.

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In September of 2015 I bought 2 phones from sprint and

In September of 2015 I bought 2 phones from sprint and utilized their,"cut your bill in half plan." Last week I got a call from a collection agency informing me that my Verizon bill(previous carrier) has went to collections. Sprint never paid the bill off, even after I was told in the store that it was all taken care of. After countless phone calls the debt has been paid, however it still reflects as having went to collections on my credit report. Is sprint liable for anything here? I feel like they should do something for me since they have tarnished my credit.

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