Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig
Ao if he took me to court i obviously couldn't go and then he would win???
Well, if he sues you, he has to get a lawyer that is licensed to practice in your state and sue you in your county. He can't file where he lives and expect you to show up.
He chose western union i offered to send a money order. He said if i didnt send it to him today he was calling the sheriff....actually stepping back and thinking a out makes me laugh now.
Yes, but it's still the matter of sending the money v.s. the money that he claims should have been sent.
For example, when you use a credit card at a retail store, they're actually paying about 1.8% - 3.2% of the transaction amount.
They don't tack that onto your bill directly (they might raise prices gradually to compensate) or at gun shows a lot you'll see them charge you 3% if you want to use a card, this is to cover the fee.
But they're up front about it, and not waiting until you leave the store to say HEY!!! You only paid 97% of your transaction!!
In the end, what it'll boil down to is that he claims you should have paid $340.00, but you only paid $300.00
So unless you have something to prove otherwise, he might (might, not a certainty) win against you in small claims court for $40.00
If you want my personal opinion, you have two choices:
Stick to your guns and don't pay him, risk him taking you to small claims court (honestly, I don't see him doing that, or he would threaten that, instead of calling the police, this guy is either a scam artist or a total moron...or both)
Or pay him.
If it were me, I'd refuse to give in. He agreed to $300, and i'd make him go through all that nonsense, building up all that negative karma, just to get $40.00
I'd rest easy man, no cops are gonna take you away or even show up. Screw this guy. Call his bluff.