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Motors Bad welder threatens to take car in payment

Discussion in 'General' started by Huge, 14 Sep 2011.

  1. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    post his bank details on /b/ in a few months
     
  2. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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    Interestingly that address also comes up as DH Jones Welding. I wonder if they are related.
     
  3. Huge

    Huge aka Dave

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    I think they are. I'm not going to do anything stupid (at least, not until some time has passed!) that will make him start up his threats again. Otherwise I've wasted £250. For now, I'll pay him (tomorrow) and let things pass.
     
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  4. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Huge,

    Since I have been in many similar situations (I am a landlord), I will tell you that as long as they know that you have the law on your side they will not do anything. I can't even count on my hands the amount of people who have threatened to sue me, break into my house, destroy my house, hurt me, etc. Now that you have his address, report him to TS, and also state that you are contacting a solicitor for further advice on the situation. You do not have to contact a solicitor, but stating that you will causes people to back down most of the time. Also, one thing that I have used in the past is to request extra police patrols around the block where my house is at. This was always requested when there was a threat of violence against either myself or my house and the cops were very pleasant in handling that.

    I think your 250 can wait a couple of days until TS contacts him :)
     
  5. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Double Post FTL :(
     
  6. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Trading standards can't do anything with that receipt, and it's probably not worth £250 if his parents are going to be all stressed out about it for months, scared that a brick is going to come through the window at night or something like that :worried:

    Huge has two options:
    1) pay, like his parents want, and live in peace, like a very gentle man
    2) take it to court like a boss, against his parents will, and live with stressed out parents

    It is always a good idea to get a written quote first, but even then, someone can do a shonky job and simply intimidate you so you won't report them.... shigllgetcha has a good idea :lol:
     
  7. Houndofhell

    Houndofhell One Particle to Rule Them All

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    Yeah :D at the same time tell them he's been cruel and harming animals. If theres one thing /b/ hates most it is animal cruelty.

    Huge, this situation sucks but i suppose if it gives your parents peace of mind then its a lesson learnt.
     
  8. Tibby

    Tibby Back Once Again

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    In a couple of months setup a website called "Ben Jones Welding in *Town* Is A Cowboy", and structure the keywords about things people would google before engaging his services...
     
  9. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Haahahahahaha..

    Google "Ben Jones Welding" and this thread is the top result... lets hope his business clientèle like to google their mechanics before using them ;)
     
  10. Huge

    Huge aka Dave

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    Hah! Nice.
     
  11. Modsbywoz

    Modsbywoz Multimodder

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    Can you take pictures and show us his "handy work"?
     
  12. Huge

    Huge aka Dave

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    I don't have the car at the moment, it's still at the garage having some wiring problems sorted. When I get it back I'll take some pictures.
     
  13. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    That wouldn't work. A sole trader or business is not obligated to be VAT registered until turnover surpasses about 75k (I forget the exact figure). I'd be shocked [pun intended] if a welder was turning that much....!
     
  14. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    i dont mean to sound harsh but giving in to threats is wrong. I wouldnt in a million years pay him that money.

    If you pay him its only promoting this kind of behaviour gets it done. what happens with his next victim who he threatens because you paid up !

    I agree with the nexxo this guy is all bark and no bite as nothing has happened.
     
  15. Huge

    Huge aka Dave

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    I agree mate, I wouldn't have given in had it not affected my mother so much.
     
  16. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone got any contact with anonymous? I'm sure they could have a field day with his address and bank details ;)

    Seriously though, indeed a lesson learned but i would hope that the internet will prevent him from scamming anyone in the future.
     
  17. Stonerd

    Stonerd The monkey's out of the bottle, man

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    anyone else imagining a group of 100+ BitTech nerds showing up in buses outside this guy's workshop raising hell?
     
  18. Tibby

    Tibby Back Once Again

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    Nope, none of us want Criminal Convictions thankyouverymuchsir!

    :D
     
  19. Stonerd

    Stonerd The monkey's out of the bottle, man

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    Not raising hell in the traditional violent obscene way, the bit-tech way, lots of verbal trolling, inspection of his pc with more upgrade ideas than his mind could comprehend, and worse come to worse we start chanting in binary code until his brain melts.

    edit: something along these lines

    01000010 01101001 01110100 00101101 01010100 01100101 01100011 01101000 00100000 01010011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100100 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101111 01100111 01100101 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 00100001

    01000010 01101001 01110100 00101101 01010100 01100101 01100011 01101000 00100000 01010011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100100 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101111 01100111 01100101 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 00100001
     
  20. cowtc

    cowtc What's a Dremel?

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    He's operating almost exactly the same as private parking ticket firms
     

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