Hi I have an invoice from a company which when I looked at the original invoice it goes back to over 13 months ago, they are wanting to pay this invoice because they omitted the cost from their original bill they have not sent statements or made any phone calls chasing for this money i want to know do I have to pay this invoice
System of Law: England-and-Wales
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Yes we had the goods
Do you need more info I finish at 3 today and want this sorted before then can you help
Sorry, I didn't see this. I'm not sure why that happened.Anyway, did you agree the invoice price at the time that you booked?
The invoice was for sea freight so we get the invoice when the goods arrive from China but they didnt send the invoice for the correct amount does this help
No, sorry forget both invoices.What price was agreed originally for these goods?
All they sent to us was a rate sheet so the price could change at any time due to exchange rates
for jomo1972 all they sent to us was a rate sheet so the price could change at any time due to exchange rates ,
but surely you agreed a price before buying? Otherwise how would you know what is the right amount and what is wrong?
to jomo1972 it was a invoice from a shipping company and we got the rate sheet then so we had an idea what the price would be its only a quote
OK. But you had the rate card so it would be possible to work out the exchange rate and anyway you could ask for documentary evidence of that.In a nutshell, there is no defence arising from the incorrect invoice. If they did invoice you an incorrect amount then they are entitled to claim the remainder from you at any time within 6 years. What they cannot do is vary the price that was agreed at the time of the contract.They will saying that their rate card represents their price and that was what you agreed by accepting it. Of course, it can vary in accordance with the exchange rate but that can be checked. If its just that they have made an error of calculation then you are liable. If they are trying to vary the agreed rate then you are not.You are entitled to satisfactory evidence of the calculations though and if they do not provide it then invite them to sue as they would have to do so at court. Sorry thats probably not the answer you wanted but it is the position that you have and I have a duty to give you truthful and accurate information even though its not what I want to say.Hope this helps. Please rate my answer OK SERVICE or above and then I will continue with this for free.
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