I’ve had a coffee machine sitting in my garage for 18 months now…and it’s not mine!
Oct 2018, I was approached by a survey company to test a well known brand of coffee machine (yet to be released on the market)…worth about $1000. They advised it was factory set to only produce a certain number of coffees. They would arrange to have it returned at the end of the survey.
Dec 2018 it arrived and I started using it.
Jan 2019 I did a follow up survey about using this machine…and we kept using it, until it just stopped…I’m guessing it had reached its magical end number.
July 2019 I sent them a polite email asking about when they would pick it up, and after a few email exchanges, they said they would organise a courier…nothing more heard.
March 2020…they contacted me and stated, “if you have not already done so, please return the machine via Reply paid and drop into a PO.” I notified them again, stating that it would not fit in the boot of my car, as it is a huge, heavy box…and asking could they organise a courier? Which they agreed to…but it appears that was never organised either.
It’s been quite a while now…am I within my rights to dispose of this machine?