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A "friend" spent my deposit

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mint Julep, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. Mint Julep
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 39

    Mint Julep

    A "buddy" called me saying he found a great car for sale, to send a thousand dollars for down payment.

    I sent it, a week later he sends email saying seller sold car and "he was gonna keep 500 in case he found something else for me and return the rest"


    (Keep in mind I bought another car from this guy before and he is older so I "trusted" him .)

    When I asked for entire amount back, he finally admitted he used "some" of the money to fix his truck and I'd get my money back mid Feb. He's making me out to be the grinch cause I want my money back in FULL.

    Now, had he asked for the money for his truck, sure I guess, but to me spending someone elses money without that persons permission is t-h-e-f-t.

    Is it me or does anyone else think this guy is living in the Bizarro universe?
  2. nefareous
    Joined: Nov 21, 2008
    Posts: 360

    from maryland

    "with friends like that...who needs enemies"
  3. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    I've come to the realization that "people are shit":D
  4. poncho62
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,094


    When it comes to money, I have no friends....Hell, I have no friends anyways.

  5. Your "buddy" took you to the cleaners.
  6. fluiddrive1949
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 30

    from Austin TX

    Got a Friend who is being shady on a deal rite now we will see if he is still a friend after this weekend!
  7. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    from Austin TX

    Get your money back and loose him as a so call friend!
  8. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,136

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    He's no "friend"..he's a user.
  9. Next time he calls, inform him you charge $100 an hour for communications with inbred life forms. Shouldn't have done what you did to begin with. Hope it all works out.
  10. If your giving away money I'm your huckleberry! I won't tell you a story I will spend it on strippers and booze! The rest I will just piss away PM for my paypal buddy!
  11. losthubcap
    Joined: Jul 23, 2010
    Posts: 187

    from Upstate NY

    It sounds like the "Great Car for Sale" was only bait, so you would have the blinders on to his true intentions. This happens a lot, not only among "Friends" but deceitful "Family" menbers as well. It sucks. They know people won't lend them the money otherwise........ I don't hand over any money unless I have the goods in my possession anymore.
  12. gmpartsgod
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 51


    Yo.i got a guy you can call...his name is "fingers"...he will get your cash back and then some...
  13. Mint Julep
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 39

    Mint Julep

    I checked my email after posting this tidbit here and found that he had wired all the money back to me late yesterday-but again this after several days of emails and I told him he had till Friday or the Florida Attorney General was getting a ring and I worked it the other way leaving messages for the guy who allegedly owned the car. (had to research the seller online based on clues from the middlemans initial emails)

    and he writes me quote: "consider our association over a-hole, up yours"

    Wha? Amazing.

    I would have loved to hear the conversation between the car owner and this wonder he coughed the money up.
  14. Fordtudor37
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 273


    Sounds to me like you had your own personal welfare recipient !!

    He never was your friend, he was just looking for someone to steal from.

    I've dealt with this from "friends" and family and found that the only way to make life easier for yourself is to block thier email and set your phoe up to say "Dont Answer" under the caller ID so you dont accidentally pick up.

    Least I forget, with his reply as you stated above - BE ON YOUR GUARD,
    One day he's going to call and give the old BS line, "I'm sorry man, things were tight I needed money why can't you just understand".

    The more space between you and him, the better off you are !!
  15. schwerko
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
    Posts: 150

    from bristol ct

    Take the $500. and hope he sends the other half when he gets his income tax check at the end of february. Then write him off as a friend...

  16. I'm really suprised there was ever a real car involved. Ya took it on the chin, but ya did get your money back. Remember this set up in the future.;)
  17. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
    Posts: 680


    you need better "buddies" and he needs his ass kicked.
  18. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,480

    from Spring tx

    If he was here in town I could deff have gotten your $ back real quick.
  19. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    i'll give you some simple advice, the words "friend" and "money" should never be used in the same sentence. nothing good ever comes from it.
  20. Ratrod37
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 276


    If he was a friend he would have asked you if he could borrow some of the money before spending it.What he did if Fraud.Do whatever it takes to get the money and lose that loser!!
    I just read that you got the money back. Who cares what he thinks about you. At least you know where you stand with him and he won't be bothering you for money anymore.
  21. davo461
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 345


    With friends like that,you don't even need enemas !
  22. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,772

    J'st Wandering

    Take the five hundred that you got and feel lucky he did not need $1000. The other $500 is long gone and not coming back.
  23. "Consider our association over - A hole, up yours"

    Well either he needs to have the last word or give you permission to end the association.
    I suppose the feeling is mutual.
  24. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,298


    This issue is everywhere today. Those of us raised by parents who went through the Great Depression were taught to respect other people's property and that your honor was your badge. Today to many want something for nothing and feel anything that is out there is theirs for the taking. I have a plot in a community garden project and have given it up as people just drive along the road, see the gardens and help themselves! Values are all skewed to instant gratification and gain without pain.
  25. hotroddonnie
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 243


    Money is just like booze, it sure can change a person!
  26. farmergal
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,074

    from somewhere

    we have a common rule....never loan money to friends. It ruins friendships and its never a good recipe.

    The bottom line is that he lied about the car he found and stole your money to fix his truck....without notifying you; and now he has your money and spent half of it. Doesnt sound like much of a friend to me.
  27. Dadstoy 2
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 245

    Dadstoy 2

    I would seriously doubt you ever getting your money back. You are now in line with everyone else he owes. He will have a excuse for not paying you back every time you contact him. You just learned a 500.00 lesson.
  28. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,168

    from Quincy, IL

    Really glad you got your money back! Been in a similar situation and it's very unpleasant to say the least.

    the more amazing thing with this thread is the number of posters who do not read subsequent posts......just rush headlong into posting their opinions...

  29. rcoffey
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 161


    I worked construction with a guy for a while became "friends"he called me one day and needed 100$ no problem I sent it to him.That was ?8 years ago.havent seen or heard from him sense best 100.00 I ever spent! you have to set boundaries
  30. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 3,150

    Lone Star Mopar

    This has what to do with traditional hot rods and customs ? Im sorry bout your dillemma but I dont think it warrants its own thread.
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