I had bought clothes for a store owner in queens New York (23) shirts and (1) jacket as the clothes are limited and he has them in his store still to resell them while I had paid for everything through my pocket and the total had came up to 3135 the guy didn't have the money so I gave it to him as he normally would pay me back as I'm 17 and had much respect for the man as he is 40+ years in age with a lot of money so I gave it to him and he said he will pay me back the full amount 3135 in cash but since today 4/3/17 he is refusing to pay me his reason is since I had supposedly told people he had owed me money which is false I have iphone screenshots of him saying he didn't have the money was working on getting it and etc but now is refusing to pay I have screenshots aswell of him agreeing to the price the amount of clothes he got from me and how he had not paid me and proof of him trying to deny my payment while he has no reason to when he agreed to paying me ever since I gave it to him on "credit" as he would pay me back since I gave him the 23 shirts and 1 jacket since 3/28/17 and is now refusing to pay me for items I gave him for him to resell in his own store that I paid for
Sue in Small Claims Court.
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Dear Flushing Clothing Wholesaler:
At age 17 you are too young to sue in Small Claims Court:
"Anyone 18 years of age or over can sue in Small Claims Court. If you are younger than 18, your parent or guardian may sue on your behalf. "
In New York State a clothing wholesaler requires a license and certain business and tax registrations:
How did you get into this business at age 17 without a business lawyer?
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