Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions
Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern
Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. When purchasing things from private parties, who you do not know, you always take a risk that they are misrepresenting the truth and telling you what you want to hear, to make the sale and get your money. As such, it is always best to test the product out and not rely on their word, for this very reason. With that being said, you are going to want and need to sue him, if he will not return your call and refund your money or fix whatever the issue is, if it can even be fixed. You certainly have evidence to support your claim, so you would now need to file a civil lawsuit against him in small claims court to get your money back. If he is not answering your calls or messages on FB, a legal cause of action is going to really be the only way to force him to respond unless you can convince the police he is scamming people
The cost is minimal and you can file on your own. The clerk of court has the forms for you to fill out and file. Once you fill out the forms and file he would be served and then need to respond and appear, to defend this.
You can file in the county where he resides. This way, the court would have jurisdiction over him and the case.
You can hire a process server to serve him and they can run a skip trace, to try and find him. As far as time, it could take weeks from the time it is filed and served until you appear in court and depending on if this is contested or resolved, may take 2-3 months depending on the courts docket.
Refunded for what?
Yes, that would be only if you are not satisfied with the help I am providing and questions I am answering. If you are pleased, you need to simply rate my help at the top, so the site will give me the proper credit but if you ask for a refund, I would not be compensated by the site.
I am happy to answer your follow up questions related to this, after you rate my help at the top.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!