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Postby sUkNoIrzTforEall » Wed May 25, 2011 4:21 pm

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Re: Deposit recouperation

Postby fatduck » Wed May 25, 2011 4:28 pm

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Re: Deposit recouperation

Postby paratactical » Wed May 25, 2011 4:34 pm

Oh, this will go well.

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Re: Deposit recouperation

Postby fatduck » Wed May 25, 2011 4:34 pm

to be honest i was physically unable to continue reading after "recouperation"

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby quixotical » Wed May 25, 2011 6:28 pm

What law school are you attending?

And FWIW I think this is unethical. If anyone finds out you might be dinged, either for admission or C&F.

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Postby sUkNoIrzTforEall » Wed May 25, 2011 6:48 pm

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby glitter178 » Wed May 25, 2011 6:54 pm

sUkNoIrzTforEall wrote:Unethical to ask for my money back when I have received no goods or services? On what grounds? Please clarify.

"If anyone finds out you might be dinged" then you ask where I'm attending? HA. Check out 3rd party tortious interference.


the whole point of a deposit is to make you accountable in some way for holding a spot or a contract of some kind that could potentially cost money to the person or business providing the good or service, correct? deposits are generally non-refundable, that's why you only put them down at schools you are really intending to attend. and as far as rent deposits, the landlord may have had the opportunity to rent to someone else, who he turned down b/c you signed some sort of contract saying you'd be living there and paying the rent. now, he/ she may well have to go looking for other tenants.

but let's be honest, you should know the answer to your question already.

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby quixotical » Wed May 25, 2011 6:58 pm

sUkNoIrzTforEall wrote:Unethical to ask for my money back when I have received no goods or services? On what grounds? Please clarify.

"If anyone finds out you might be dinged" then you ask where I'm attending? HA. Check out 3rd party tortious interference.


It was more me wondering where you got in that was so great it caused you to give up all the money you've invested/contemplate unethical actions. It's not like I know your name or any identifying information-- I can't "report" you. I think you're paranoid because you know it's wrong.

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby bartleby » Wed May 25, 2011 6:59 pm

I think they'd just send a debt collection agency after you. They get paid by the debt collection agency a fraction of the amount and the debt collection agency thrashes your credit if you don't pay up.

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby fatduck » Wed May 25, 2011 7:00 pm

serious question:

do you think that the "non-refundable" provision on your tuition deposit is unenforceable, or do you just not give a shit?

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby bhan87 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:12 pm

fatduck wrote:serious question:

do you think that the "non-refundable" provision on your tuition deposit is unenforceable, or do you just not give a shit?



I'm curious about this too. Those deposit contracts don't take more than a minute to read and are quite clear about the non-refundable nature of deposits. Suck it up and move on.

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby esq » Wed May 25, 2011 7:23 pm

Dude, just go to Tulane if you're that worried about losing your money. UNC isn't a big enough deal, and USD will leave you unemployed. Enjoy the Big Easy.

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Postby sUkNoIrzTforEall » Wed May 25, 2011 7:26 pm

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby Hippononymous » Wed May 25, 2011 7:35 pm

Contract or no, what the hell else does "deposit" mean anywhere in the world?

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby Flustercluck » Wed May 25, 2011 7:43 pm

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby fatduck » Wed May 25, 2011 7:44 pm

sUkNoIrzTforEall wrote:
fatduck wrote:serious question:

do you think that the "non-refundable" provision on your tuition deposit is unenforceable, or do you just not give a shit?


According to what I've read it should be unenforceable because most judges hold that nonrefundable language does not make something nonrefundable unless damages are incurred. When a law school fills its class from an existing waitlist, no damages occur. When something is labeled nonrefundable strictly to impose a penalty, as in the case of law school deposits, they are typically refundable (if adjudicated).

I'm not doing this to be a jerk, either: I need the money to move and pay tuition at my new school.

Also, none of the schools I deposited at had a deposit contract.

then why don't you write them and ask for your money back?

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby paratactical » Wed May 25, 2011 7:45 pm

Odds that the schools send out OP's real name to other schools when the deposits get cancelled?

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby glitter178 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:47 pm

ITT: OP asks if he might be able to get his deposits back, then assures you that he can.

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby bartleby » Wed May 25, 2011 8:06 pm

haha, in all seriousness though and ethical crap aside - don't do this because the schools you deposited at might take a crap on you. charging back on someone by saying it's "fraudulent" or "goods not received" isn't like getting a bounced check. bounced check might mean you're broke and it was an accident. actually taking action to prevent a law school from receiving payment = baddd.

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby Bobeo » Wed May 25, 2011 9:10 pm

Ya, this can't be a good idea. Also, putting down a deposit basically holds onto a seat for you, that they could've given to another applicant much sooner. By depositing and backing out a case could be made that you hurt their class. You likely didn't, but I wouldn't try and get the deposit back through the Credit Card company. The school could get pissed and make your life much harder.

If you really have to have the money back, it can't hurt to plead your case to the school, but I doubt they will have much sympathy. The money you put down is the price you pay for having a seat reserved in case your W/Ls don't come through.

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Postby paratactical » Fri May 27, 2011 3:58 pm

sUkNoIrzTforEall wrote:.

Oh, I wonder if somebody is in trouble now.

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Postby sUkNoIrzTforEall » Fri May 27, 2011 6:45 pm

Nope. Simply did not receive anything other than unhelpful "opinions." No experience was offered. Got over half of my money back--didn't need the thread.

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Postby Curry » Fri May 27, 2011 6:47 pm

sUkNoIrzTforEall wrote:Nope. Simply did not receive anything other than unhelpful "opinions." No experience was offered. Got over half of my money back--didn't need the thread.

Glad you're so smart. We need people like you. Stick around.

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Postby sUkNoIrzTforEall » Fri May 27, 2011 6:55 pm

Obvs passing on that one, but enjoy--

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Re: Deposit recuperation

Postby fatduck » Fri May 27, 2011 7:19 pm

glitter178 wrote:ITT: OP asks if he might be able to get his deposits back, then assures you that he can.




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