(Closed) Do I get my deposit back???

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Was the documentation you received signed? (I know you said you misplaced it).  If you didn’t sign anything ever I think you may have a case.

Post # 4
8481 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Unless your vendor is feeling especially nice that day I’m guessing you’ll have to take them to small claims court to get it back.

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think by signing a check you guaranteed you would book the date. I would say you’re not getting your money back.

Post # 6
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i think if they say specifically that paying the money is a non refundable deposit then youre unlikely to get it back. and i dont think youll be able to go to small claims, even if you didnt sign a contract 

Post # 7
938 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t be optimistic.  By giving them the $400, I expect that the court will see that as you agreeing to the terms. (I pursued an employment related court action, and my employment contract was actually only signed by me. The court did not declare my contract invalid because it wasn’t signed by them, because obviously by the fact I worked there and they paid me, they consented to the terms).

These “off on a technicality” hopes, whether it be contracts or parking tickets, or whatever seem to be more applicable to TV fiction than to real life.

Post # 9
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Your having sent them the deposit might count as you having accepted the terms of the contract, whether you signed it or not.

In addition, the filing fee for small claims court is usually around $150, plus any other fees applicable.  It may not even be worth your time to try to sue and get the money back.  I think the only way you’ll get a refund is if they’re feeling generous. 

Post # 10
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I don’t think you’ll get your money back…

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