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My son being ripped off bigtime

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Fernfurn, 8th Aug, 2015.

  1. Fernfurn

    Fernfurn Active Member

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    My son has got involved with a rip off merchant and we don't know what to do. He put a boat in for repairs on a verbal quote and now the guy just keeps upping the price each time he comes. My son has handed him large amounts of cash to fix this car and he just keeps saying there is more work so do. He has just paid him another $5k which he said would finish the work and now he says its another $7k on top of that and wont give the car back until its paid. I think the police wont do anything and will say its a civil matter. Any ideas would be truly appreciated
     
  2. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    Lodge a complaint to the Department of Fair Trading?
     
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  3. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait, the boat became a car?

    The Y-man
     
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  4. jins13

    jins13 Well-Known Member

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    David Copperfield.
     
  5. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    @Fernfurn

    Really need a bit more info - what work has been carried out?

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  6. Hodor

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    Get an itemised receipt asap. Will give proof of work that was claimed was completed and costs.

    And yeah, boat or car
     
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  7. spludgey

    spludgey Well-Known Member

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    That's why it's costing $12k!
     
  8. NedKelly

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    Must be one of these.

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  9. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    Saw a simialar thread on other forum from memory!!

    May be same merchant or same OP!
     
  10. monalisa

    monalisa Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Have you checked their licence number?

    Fair Trading is the way to go.