Fastweb blues. What would you do?


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It looks as though Uma has not exactly killed Bill. What the heck am I talking about? Well, if you follow me you will recall that I decided to go to the Italian consumer’s association and go after Fastweb who has been harassing me for two years to pay them and they owe me money! I made reference to Uma Thurman, in the film Kill Bill, because I was ready to kick some serious Fastweb butt…or at least I was hoping that my lawyer would do it for me.

My lawyer called and we had a meeting this week. She didn’t kill Bill! Fastweb responded to her letter by stating that they were willing to pay me back €40 from my second contract but completely ignored my claim for €400 on my first contract. Ugh!

So, now my choice is this. A) I accept the money and forget all about the rest with a possibility of Fastweb harassing me again for the other contract (although, I doubt they will because now they realize that they owe me money and not the other way around). Or, B) spend another €150 to have my lawyer fight for the €400 they still owe me. In the end I could still lose or get caught up in a paper war to which I will certainly lose because I am not rich enough to pay a lawyer every time Fastweb decides to jerk me around with more bullshit.

So, my question is this. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
The reason I ask is because it isn’t only about the money…it is about the principal of the matter too. But I’m a stubborn, hard-headed woman and my husband thinks I should just cut my losses and take the €40, end of story. But part of me thinks if everyone continues to roll over and play dead then these big corporations will always win at taking advantage of people and that irks me to no end. Sadly, one person sometimes cannot make much of a difference.

I was going to add a poll here but I cannot seem to figure out how to do that on the iPad App (insert appropriate curse words here). So, if you have an opinion that you would like to share please comment because I would love to here from you 🙂

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8 Responses to Fastweb blues. What would you do?

  1. Lin Hunnicutt says:

    You know at this point sadly I think Eddie is rgiht. You are just going to spend more fighting this than just taking the money and cutting your losses. Lin and Major lhsh@sc.rr.com

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understandings. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

  2. Pecora Nera says:

    Cut your losses, have a glass of wine. The legal system in Italy is very expensive and very slooooow

  3. Fabio says:

    Definitely take the 40€ and forget about it! It’s not worth it for 400€… annoying but that’s Italy I’m afraid 😦

    • It seems that everyone agrees with my husband…I guess he knows better than me how things work around here. In one last ditch effort, I gave my papers to my English students who are lawyers and they kindly offered to have a look when I asked them their opinion.
      Told you I’m stubborn, haha.

  4. katecrimmins says:

    Cut your losses and move on to Prosecco!

  5. It’s true that 400 euros doesn’t seem like much money for all that hassle. But – is there no way you could deal with this without having to resort to lawyers? Don’t they have anything like a Small Claims Court in Italy?

  6. SusanInItaly says:

    Is there any way to add your legal fees onto what Fastweb owes you?
    I, personally, loathe Fastweb with the fiery passion of a thousand suns – we have their “service” at my workplace and, frankly, it sucks. So, every time I pass by one of their sales reps with their “are you thinking of signing up with Fastweb”, I give a hollow laugh and tell them “not in this life, I’m not”.

    • Hi Susan,
      I doubt I can get my legal fees back, which is why I went to the consumer’s association but that has proven to be a bit of a rip-off if you ask me. I paid €80 for them to write a letter. I could have got my own private lawyer for the same fee.

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