What if your seller has died?
Sorry but I find this thread very foolish, Quit the pretense. Because of the costs involved, even the biggest companies choose to mediate and settle differences outside of the courtroom unless there is a lot of money on the line. This being the case, by the time you actually find a lawyer, they are going to laugh you out of the window the minute you say that you have come to them to seek compensation for a $20 loss.
Don’t try to sound big when anyone with a magnifying glass can see that you are a mouse in world of giants.
If you are a reseller of services, you have already misrepresented yourself to your end client in regard to who is actually supplying their work, This being the case, even if you are ‘Internet Media Experts International,’ the only thing you have to gain from actual litigation proceedings is exposure of the fact that you are a shell middle person who has routinely outsourced all your existing clients work to the cheapest place possible on the Internet.
You are not wrong to feel frustrated. You are wrong, however, in regard to your thinking that you could take this matter any higher than the judicial level of a Judge Judy repeat.