I'd like to pick the collective brains of STW on something which I don't know much about
On another forum, I purchased something from a well-known forum member, who is a trader.
They advertise the parts through their own website, and have their banner advertising such plastered all over the forum. Members regularly praise this person for their good business...
I discover the part I ordered was wrong (wrong information given to me, which I based the purchase on..), and asked to return the product - unused, still in packaging (etc etc).
'Seller' tells me to flog it on to someone else, as the deal was 'private' - despite it being his business.
Foolishly (perhaps) I paid him via PPG, which he claims instantly voids an Distance Selling Regs (Inform the seller in writing of intention to return the product within 7 working days).
He's going to ask his suppliers if they will accept the returned parts, and if they do - I have to pay the shipping bill to them too...
Where do I stand? Have I just lost out on £120 (what it cost me) ? Or do I have a leg to stand on?
I don't really want to resort to putting this in writing on the [very busy] forum.... sort of hoping I can avoid that...