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Is the buyer responsible for the full amount of purchase, even if the cheque was stopped?

I had an item bought from me, the purchaser paid half through an online transfer and I was given a post dated cheque for the other half (the cheque states that's what it's for, and it signed by the puchaser) but when I went to cash the cheque, I found it had been stopped. The purchaser still has the item in question (and I don't want it back, or else I wouldn't have sold it in the first place) and is now saying that they don't owe me any money!

We didn't have a formal contract for the item in question, but I have the signed and dated cheque (as well as a note from the bank saying the cheque was cancelled), as well the email from the etransfer from the first half of the payment stating that it was for the item.

I was just wondering if the buyer is legally responsible for the rest of the payment, or if I was out of luck since there was no signed agreement.

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