New to forum, but you guys seem in the know.....I hope this is in the right place...
I recently advertised a car for sale, and I was contacted by a chap over email/phone. This guy paid me £105 via paypal as a deposit on the car, WITHOUT seeing it.
I agreed to return his deposit if he felt the interior shots I was to take THAT evening were not up to his standard, OR if he turned up to collect the car and it was NOT as described in the advert.
He stated the interior was fine, and wanted to collect the car the coming Saturday.
He emails me on the Friday to say that the buyer for his car has offered him £500 MORE to hold it to the new year, and therefore he isn't looking to buy my car any longer, and will get something in the new year, perhaps even a different model, and therefore wants his deposit back.
I have said its not my fault his circumstances have changed, and I now have to re-advertise the car. of course his immediate response was "On closer inspection of the interior photos it is not up to the standard I want, so PLEASE return the deposit".
Where do I stand, surely this is not my fault?? He is saying I didn't state the deposit was non-refundable, but my view is that a deposit, is a deposit, 99% of the time its non-refundable, thats the point surely??
Please advise as I want to know where I stand.. I am sure I am in the right??