From: The Older Gentleman on
Peter Crosland <g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> You probably can't but I don't beleive PayPal would let matters go that far.

I *think* you can. You can use it against anyone or anything, if you
want. That's what it's there for.

The problem is finding a target. I dunno if eBay has any form of a UK
presence: I doubt you can use the SCC against a foreign-based company.


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From: Peter Parry on
On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:44:42 +0100, "Peter Crosland"
<g6jns(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

>"Mark" <i(a)dontgetlotsofspamanymore.net> wrote

>> Can one use the County Court small claims track against a company like
>> Paypal?

>You probably can't but I don't beleive PayPal would let matters go that far.

Of course you can. Any claim against a company in the EU which is
appropriate for a small claim can be brought in the country of the
claimant. It is called the European Small Claims Procedure.

See

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/claims/eu_cross_border_claim/index.htm


From: Dave Liquorice on
On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 21:33:25 +0100, The Older Gentleman wrote:

>> Can one use the County Court small claims track against a company
like
>> Paypal?
>
> Of course.

Except of course that PayPal for UK users is registered in
Luxembourg. This will make things complicated if not very difficult
to pursue. But as Mr Crsoland points out the bad publicity of being
dragged through public court will pretty much ensure that things are
settled "without prejudice" before they get that far.

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From: Peter Parry on
On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:40:08 +0100 (BST), "Dave Liquorice"
<allsortsnotthisbit(a)howhill.com> wrote:

>
>Except of course that PayPal for UK users is registered in
>Luxembourg. This will make things complicated if not very difficult
>to pursue.

Not really, PayPal have elected, on a voluntary basis, to be subject
to oversight from the UK Financial Ombudsman Service so complaints
can be made there as well.
From: Dave Liquorice on
On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:51:25 +0100, Peter Parry wrote:

>> Except of course that PayPal for UK users is registered in
>> Luxembourg. This will make things complicated if not very
difficult
>> to pursue.
>
> Not really, PayPal have elected, on a voluntary basis, to be subject
> to oversight from the UK Financial Ombudsman Service so complaints
> can be made there as well.

And can the Ombudsman actually do anything other than talk nicely to
Paypal? If it was the FSA I might have more confidence.

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