Started by jbento, April 03, 2008, 09:26:18 AM
Quote from: jbento on April 03, 2008, 09:26:18 AMHowdy!I had my running boards redone by a gentleman in Alberta Canada (who shall remain nameless for the boards rules sake). Paid my deposit, he finished the boards, then he called me for final payment and shipping fees, after which time he would return the boards. Posted photos of the completed board on his site (which are still up BTW) which I have attached here.I sent him International money orders. He responded by calling my house and telling my wife that his bank would not accept international money orders, and if he did not receive payment in 30 days he would sell the boards to recover the cost. My wife tells me he was quite rude (though he and I have always gotten along well when we spoke).I called him and got his bank information so I could wire him the funds. After about 2 weeks he called me saying he did not receive payment, and again mentioned that he might have to sell the boards. I phoned the bank and learned that the wire did not go through due to bad bank information. When I notified him of that, he apologized profusely and acknowledged that he was at fault. He said he still had the boards and that I should just send him a personal check and that should be fine. So I sent him a check. After about a week I verified that he received the check. He said he did, and that the boards would be sent out shortly.After about a month, I still had not received the boards. When I called, he said he was swammped. That he was in the process of making board restoration his full time business, and finalizing a deal with a large rubber parts supplier. He apologized, asked for my patience, and said he would get the boards out shortly. That was about 1-2 months ago.Since then, I have sent hime several e-mails with no response. I have made several calls to him, which go straight into his voicemail. Again no response. I sent him a letter requesting delivery of my boards back to me via UPS Signature Required, which he received and signed for on Tuesday 4/1. No response to date.What should I do? What are my options? If anyone is near Alberta Canada could they pay him a visit? Canadian small claims court? I'm kinda freaking out.quote04-04-08JOE, I would be calling the person, You know the old Saying And It'S true, "The Squeak'n Wheel GETS the Grease! Harvy B. had a good sueggestion, use *67 when you call him and remind him that he will-not be in buisness very long if he intends to keep folks "running-boards". HTH
Quote from: Tom Hall 7485 on April 04, 2008, 05:59:46 AMPlease contact Mr. Bento by e-mail to discuss the identity and reputation of the vendor, as well as details of the contract and other things specific to that vendor and transaction. There are limits to what we can safely publish here about vendors. Generic advice which is not specific to the vendor, such as how to use the Canadian legal system or follow up with an alleged non-performing vendor, may continue to be posted on this thread.
Quote from: homeonprunehill on April 05, 2008, 09:43:03 PM04-04-08JOE, I would be calling the person, You know the old Saying And It'S true, "The Squeak'n Wheel GETS the Grease! Harvy B. had a good sueggestion, use *67 when you call him and remind him that he will-not be in buisness very long if he intends to keep folks "running-boards". HTH
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