wiivile wrote:Nobody is going to sue you over $25. If you feel they were impolite, you can just forget about them.
I've sued (in small claims) over $40. This was granted in the mid 80s when 40 dollars was more money but still. My beater at the time had a badly cracked windshield so I went with a buddy to a junkyard (he was getting some parts) and when I was there, I said I needed a windshield but had no way to take it that day with me so I'd come back for it. I paid the guy the money he gives me a receipt and I leave. I went back a couple of weeks later to get the windshield and by now it's colder as it's fall. He tries to get two of them and cracks the glass so then he says it's your fault I lost two windshields I'm not getting more and I'm keeping your money too, to pay for the windshields you broke. I was like dude, it's not my fault you didn't take one out when I paid you to have it ready when it was warmer, if you don't either give me a windshield or my money back, I will sue you. He laughed and said go ahead I don't give a rat's ass, pussies like you are all talk and no action.
So guess what? I drove right down to the country courthouse, filed small claims papers, including the service for the county sheriff to serve him the papers, and initiated litigation. This ***** wasn't bluffing. After he got served he got nervous, the natural reaction, and then calls me and says I'll give you the 40 dollars. I said well great but now I have court costs for the suit too I'll need to be compensated for. He screams f you you f'ing little weasel I'll see your ass in court first! I was like ok have it your way let's see what a judge says. Two days before the hearing, he calls me and says fine I'll give you the 40 dollars and your court costs my lawyer says I'm gonna lose and to just pay you to make it go away. So he gives me the money I make the suit go away, and I learned who to never go to for parts in the future.
Anyway, they can sue and win for 25 bucks plus costs.