My question involves small claims court in the state of: Arizona
A former girlfriend (who I gave thousands to for rent and other) wants to keep about $1900 worth of stuff (computers, bed, backpack, crafting materials, some unisex clothes, etc), claiming I also gave them to her as "Gifts."
This was not the case, since I had bought this stuff and had said I would let her use it until I was ready to move in with her. She decided to cheat on me, so I asked for my things back, and she refused. However, I have most of the original sales receipts, and bank statements, and we had a verbal agreement that when I moved into a new place, I would take my stuff with me. What actions can I take to get my stuff, or at least my money back? Also, what can I do about the items I do not have receipts for (a printer, some speakers, etc)?
I recently bought a large amount of sewing materials, fake fur, and other materials so we could make a pair of costumes together.
I bought the stuff understanding there would be a deal. There was a verbal contract, and it was also discussed over IM. The deal was that we would do one of two things with the materials I had bought (about $450 dollars worth):
A. I would make the costume, but with her help.
B. that she would make the costume for me as a payment for what I bought.
In the end, neither of these things happened, and she told me to "get out of her life." She has started on a costume of her own using my materials, and she refuses to pay me back or give me back the things I bought. Now she has finished her own costume, but she has not paid me for any of it, (all materials were 100% paid for by me) and refuses to even talk to me anymore. She has invested a large amount of time and labor to make this costume, but since she has finished her costume with my stuff, what action can I take to get my money or the materials back from her?