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Q: I won a cc dispute for washer & dryer purchase. How long do i need to wait before i can rid them? They made no attempt

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In California, after winning a credit card dispute regarding a purchase, such as for a washer and dryer, there isn't a specific waiting period defined by law before you can dispose of the items. However, it's wise to approach this situation cautiously to ensure you're not prematurely removing items that might be claimed later. Given the dispute's resolution in your favor, this typically means the credit card company has accepted your claim against the merchant's charge.

It's important to keep documentation of the dispute's outcome and any communication with the credit card company and the merchant. This documentation can serve as proof of your right to the items and the dispute's resolution. Although there's no set period to wait, holding onto the items for a reasonable time, such as 30 to 60 days, might be prudent. This period allows any potential claim by the merchant to surface, although their lack of attempt to recover the items or resolve the issue works in your favor.

Before disposing of or selling the washer and dryer, you might consider reaching out to the merchant or the credit card company to confirm there are no further actions expected from you. This step can provide additional assurance that you are clear to proceed. Acting with caution and ensuring you have all necessary documentation in order will help protect you from potential claims in the future.

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