Should I have to pay for an oil delivery to my home3 months after I canceled the service?

Back about 4 months ago my wife called the oil company to cancel our contract with them. The woman on the phone said she take care of it. This week while we were on vacation they filled our tank and left a bill. When we called I was told we are still on their computer for delivery so we have to pay them. I told him to come get the oil that I was not paying. He told me he take me to court and quoted some law statute stating I would have to pay. What our my options here?

Asked on October 27, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you did not order the oil placed in your tank and you want the oil company to come back and take it, then you should insist that it do so. Unfortunately your wife did not write the oil company about cancelling the service keeping a copy of the letter for future reference.

Your options are to pay the bill and send a letter stating no more oil deliveries or insist that the oil delivered be picked up keeping a copy of the letter sent to the oil company.

Good luck.

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