Small Claims Court: Email as Letter of Demand

ambroseg1

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Then you might be SoL. Have you checked with that sheriff office whether they'll email you the proof of delivery? Perhaps the one you deal with is different the buggers I dealt with.
The proof of delivery is a bit of a non-issue as they are simply just too expensive. R400 for the first attempt and no guarantee that the first attempt will work. Do I include the cost of the first attempt in the letter of demand? What about subsequent attempts? Money I'm trying to claim back is +-R1300. Fck the Notebook Company.
 

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The proof of delivery is a bit of a non-issue as they are simply just too expensive. R400 for the first attempt and no guarantee that the first attempt will work. Do I include the cost of the first attempt in the letter of demand? What about subsequent attempts? Money I'm trying to claim back is +-R1300. Fck the Notebook Company.
In this there is some good news, you can add the amounts billed by the sheriff, and then should the verdict be in your favor, you get the claimed amount + costs.
 

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In this there is some good news, you can add the amounts billed by the sheriff, and then should the verdict be in your favor, you get the claimed amount + costs.
So I don't add it to the +-R1300 in the letter of demand? The sheriff's costs get added at court time?
 

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So I don't add it to the +-R1300 in the letter of demand? The sheriff's costs get added at court time?
Indeed. You just need to keep everything on file. I only know this, cause my case was at the limit, and I wanted to claim the costs as well. So they said, that's the way it works. Gets added to the verdict.
 

ambroseg1

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Indeed. You just need to keep everything on file. I only know this, cause my case was at the limit, and I wanted to claim the costs as well. So they said, that's the way it works. Gets added to the verdict.
Reading through some literature about the small claims court, it appears I am SoL again. Apparently the case takes place in the jurisdiction of the defendant. NOT the plaintiff. So I have to travel to Pretoria. I wonder if they would consider that this scumbag company has an office in my area and still have the case here?
 
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The proof of delivery is a bit of a non-issue as they are simply just too expensive. R400 for the first attempt and no guarantee that the first attempt will work. Do I include the cost of the first attempt in the letter of demand? What about subsequent attempts? Money I'm trying to claim back is +-R1300. Fck the Notebook Company.
What happened with the Notebook Company? Cause I am planning to make a purchase there..
 

ambroseg1

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What happened with the Notebook Company? Cause I am planning to make a purchase there..
Unfortunately there is NO cost effective recourse for me. They do not collect registered letters so no way to serve them with a letter of demand. Asking the sheriff is also not really a cost effective means as they charge you an amount that changes depending on the amount of times they have to visit the premises. And I assume if the Notebook company is too underhanded to collect registered letters, they can screw around the sheriff too.

I am R1300+ out due to these con artists. School fees and lesson learnt. Stay away from them if you value your money.
 
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Sending it on whatsapp isn't also the best option? Then, the person can't say she didn't read or receive as long as there is two blue ticks. I am trying to claim my rental deposit from my landlord and planning to forwards a LOD.
 
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