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  1. shotgunbettie
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    I paid this guy for white walls and to bag my car, he told me he was going to get the parts. Three weeks went by no work was done on my car, no parts and he wouldn't answer my calls. I was finally able to get my car that was left on a dirt road with my keys thrown on the floor board, THANKS! I got my ride but how can I get my money back? I'm sure i could try the court system but this guy is hard to find. Any suggestions?
  2. flatheadpete
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    'This guy' is an aweful funny name for someone.
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    If you don't have anything but a handshake and a smile for a work contract I think you might not have anything.
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    This is why I do the work on my stuff myself, I dont trust anyone else. Theres the right way, the wrong way and my way?
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    maybe you should let ppl know who "this guy" is...so noone else gets screwed
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    I think you got the shaft , might as well consider it a lesson learned, oh I think you can put a lein against his shop or house, if he has one..gotta go to court though,
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    His Name is Steve A.K.A Dirty Steve
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    where is he at, do you have a last name and a phone number for him, pm it to me
  9. shotgunbettie
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    He no longer has a shop, he closed it down in Murrieta moved to OC then that shop was closed. From what I am finding out I'm not the only one he ripped off.
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    probably not, not my neck of the woods anyhow
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    send a BIG "friend" over to his place to "help" him decide to give your money back.:rolleyes:

    just make sure your "freind" is bigger than him.

    -danny
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    his name alone would cause me concern.

    -danny
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    hes got an add on craigslist.
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    is he a HAMBer?

    if you dont have something in writing and signed..chances are your S.O.L.
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    I'm going to try the big court tatic.
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    Not a hamber, just negative post on here about him.

    Add on Craigslist???
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    sorry 'bout your luck..
    hope this can be resolved
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    Sue him in small claims. To serve him, just have a buddy he's never met answer one of his ads like they're going to buy whatever he has up for sale, and hand him the papers. If he doesn't show, you get a judgement against him. Probably only worth the paper it's written on but it will follow him around for a long time.
  20. shotgunbettie
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    Thanks for all the help guys! Much appreciated
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    fucken tweeker! that suck, he needs his ass kicked big time, people like that give americans a bad name!
  22. shotgunbettie
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    I agree with you Big Creep! I bust my ass work 2 jobs to support my kids, I work way too hard to just give money away.
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    not sure what you can do about it, but keep spreading the word...everyone who reads this thread will be one less this a-hole can screw over.
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    Too bad there is now an interweb paper trail. Lots of suitable solutions are no longer feasible.:D
  25. LIL.TIMMYUser Name
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    NO KIDDING! Thats one club i don't want to be a member. remember the good 'ol days, when you could dish out a few lumps without getting hauled into court:) "just a misunderstanding officer!"
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    paid the guy upfront..............first mistake.
  27. 49ratfink
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    I know a guy that has been screwing people over on thier cars for several years. good gig if you can get it and have no morals, since it is civil and not criminal and the cops could give a shit.

    get sued, go to court, get a judgement against you and don't pay, then screw the next guy.
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    "Dirty Steve". Exactly the guy I would give up my hard earned money to. Of course, he's got to be pretty legit....he has an ad on CL. I'll bet the other side of the story would be a popcorn read. Stu
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    Hope your big "friend" finds this guy and thumps some refunds out of him.
  30. shotgunbettie
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    Yes Mr. Stu D Baker i am an idiot. One of those bad judgement calls I made. I should have done my research prior to giving him my car and money.
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