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Folks Of Interest think Dad is out of luck with bad seller,In Davenport,Iowa

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greener200, Jun 22, 2019.

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  1. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 289


    Hello out there ,trying to help my 77 year old pop out .Heres the story ,My dad bought a 35 Ford grill ,site-unseen from a guy in Davenport,Iowa . He got his number from a guy in his "CLUB".Talked to him on the phone ,was told , , nice grill - can be re-chromed or painted. My dads, old school ,no computer,flip-phone ,no texting ,,,,you know , ,,,650.00 ,good enough for him
    . plus 75 to ship sounds too good to be true I told him ,nice grills are a grand or more , easy in my parts , ,, I OPENED the box when it arrived at the farm. Immediately I dont like the box ,grill is banging around inside. pull it out and its rusted/ rotted to death ,lumpy spot welds on numerous grill bars .some are rotted thin. A Real POS (_no even rat rod/wallhanger material ). .Dad Sent it back ,with a note . Not as described,please send me back what you think is fair ,,,I know you time and effort is worth something. That was January of this year , called him now an again ,nothing . Pops ready to drive to IOWA ! from
    south of Boston Ma , 776.00 total he is out . Maybe somebody out there knows the guy, and can hand the phone to him with my ol man on the line. I'm thinking he sees the 617 area code ,,,,,I don't know, ,figured I ,d throw it out there .thanks for listening.Mike P
  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,421

    from Oregon

    List the town in Iowa and the man's name. Maybe someone close by knows of him or can help.
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  3. Hope someone can help him.
  4. thomas.parker197
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 52


    It's easy enough to download an app and change your number so that he doesn't recognize it. That might at least get him on the phone.

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  5. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,079


    HAMB, fraternity far and wide.
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  6. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 3,401

    from illinois

  7. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,666


    I’ve had to call in the Hamb Army on occasion. It works.
  8. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,024


    Name him
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  9. I agree, call him out.

    Sad when something like this happens, it make everybody Leary. HRP
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  10. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,128

    from norcal

    Call him out, what’s he gonna do, sue?
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  11. I afraid your dad just learned a lesson from the school of hard knocks. He should have at least got pictures. He bought exactly what was shipped to him. He purchased a pig in a poke. and that is exactly what was sent to him.
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  12. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 289


    Well,,,In this day an age there's no excuse for site unseen ,,,,pop,, give him MY e-mail and send ME some pix ,,,, hello ,,,The back story is ,he was tryin to help out my younger brother who wiped out his grill in his own driveway by backing into it ! Name will be posted as soon as I get it ,what the heck ,,,Thankyou Gentlemen!
  13. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,391

    Mike Colemire

    If he doesn't use a computer and no social media and all that crap, he doesn't know about how bad it is now. I can remember doing deals over the phone and most of the time things worked out, it used to be a mans word meant something.
  14. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,995


    Just remember he is from the old way of doing things when you could do this and have no problems but its a shame how time has changed.
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  15. Pistnbroke
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 494


    Been done wrong a time or two since the inter web became the new scam. Learned the hard way as well, feel for your pops. I have had locals help me make it right if you can get some info out about this tool I am sure some fellow enthusiast will jump in and lend a hand. This guys has done it to others and needs to be stoped

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  16. I also have had some deals from a scumbag in Iowa. If you see this guy run Forest run. Name is Steve Wymore
    crooked steve wymore.jpg
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  17. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,648

    from NKy

    Paladin , is needed to settle this dispute . I would be pissed enough about you gettin stiffed , but your Dad gettin stiffed makes it 100x worse for me . Take advantage of me , let your Dad be , I can deal with trash , and dispose of it as needed .
  18. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

    Name and address of the scumbag will do.
  19. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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    427 sleeper

    Aaahhhhhh... those were the days... I wish things were still that way. Sometimes I hate technology!
  20. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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    427 sleeper

    Paladin, Paladin where do you roam???

    Seriously, I hope everything gets squared up for your Pop's! Scumbags like this are a complete waste of fresh air!
  21. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,259

    from Australia

    Photo of the grille? Not taking “his” side just interested to see how bad it is.
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  22. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 289


    no photos ,I was too disgusted, Asked Pop for his name an address this morning,,,He said yea going to give him "one more try tomorrow,,,during business hours " Hes screwed you this long ,what's going to change ,I says , I will report this scumbags name and address as soon as possible . Thanks guys for the support
  23. Contact the U.S. Postal Inspectors, sounds like it could be investigated as mail fraud.
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  24. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 289


    BOBE,S AUTO , 1018 West 2cd Street ,Davenport ,IA .563-323-8791. Pop called today and got and answering machine,,,,nothing ,,,,,, My dad's name is Carl ,from Pembroke,Mass.He got the guy from an add in Hemmings Motor News ,I thought he got him from a club member . PM me if you get ahold of this douchbag. Thank You very much for any help ,Mike
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
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  25. Moon50F3
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  26. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
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    Looks like a really nice place.
    Google is your friend P1040202.JPG
  27. Moon50F3
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 216


    Surprise, the FB link doesn’t work
  28. 83Squarebody
    Joined: Jun 4, 2018
    Posts: 91

    from Arizona

    Area code is not 100% indicator of where a person live. Especially with cells...
  29. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,392

    from Seattle,Wa

    Also report it to Hemmings. They really frown on that crap, and he will get listed in the scammer list.

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  30. WOW!,..I've known Bobe for years, never knew him to be any kind of crook,..he's been around too long to still be in business doing anything like this;...are you sure it's Bobe?
    ...find that hard to believe, bout some pics of the grille?
    btw,...don't judge his stuff by one pic,..he knows his stuff and has lots of it.
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