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Ex-friend took $1200 from me, what to do?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Frostie, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Frostie

    Frostie Registered Member

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    This has nothing to do with CPA or anything with online money to say. Also this is $1200 of hard earned money as only recently I went back to CPA.

    On to the story. My friend and I were subleasing the house for the summer and we made a deal that I get the summer's sublease money as they desperately needed another person to sign the lease. Since my friend told me that the checks were written wrong and said he hasn't been in the house to fix them and cash it as he is busy, I decided to pay the $1200 rent to him as he gives it to the landlord. Yes, I'm an idiot for believing in his excuses but we are a close clique and wouldn't expect him to lie like that.

    So the end of the summer comes along, and he says he is moving out because he didn't like his room and will only stay in the house if we swapped rooms. Of course, I said no, and he said he is getting another person for his room then and leaving. He's also not giving me back my summer money which was part of our deal.

    Before I indulge into things I can do, I feel like again like a tool for trusting him. Another sad part is that this guy is small and fat compared to me. I can probably kick his ass no doubt, but I'm a pacifist sort of guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. I haven't been in a fight since elementary school. In addition, since I have a reputation of negotiating unfair deals for people and getting deviant when it comes to money, my friends don't want to assist me in getting the money back. Makes me think if they are truly friends. And I find out he is moving out to one of my other "friend's" place.

    However, I will say that given the chance I can use blackhat tactics to get my money back. I am not new at this (disregard my post count). And although they say verbal agreements are binding, I think I'd have trouble doing this in a court room. I'm already stressed with many other things in my life and this is a huge blow to me.

    What should I do? I won't see him for a month.
     
  2. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    beat his ass
     
  3. S M W

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    Welcome to the House of Pain. In the future don't do business without written contracts and money up-front. All normal part of life's lessons and growing up.

    Now, that said.... don't take shit from anyone or you'll be getting walked on your entire life. Give him a fair chance to pay up and if he doesn't than take action!!! I think you may value his friendship a little more highly than he values yours...

    Don't do anything illegal (unless you're sure to get away with it) but you can certainly F up his life pretty good. If you're in college - set him up to make it appear that he was cheating on an exam.... OUCH - they don't like this!!!

    ;)
     
  4. ZenooneZ

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    call the cops on his fat fuckin ass. let him explain it to them.
     
  5. asoduk

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    do what any respectable slum lord would do: lock him out and sell his stuff hoping to recoup the money
     
  6. sonneti

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  7. Frostie

    Frostie Registered Member

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    Yeah we're in our last year of college. He bought a new car too. There are really endless possibilities. I could probably even call his parents as pretend to be a lawyer. The sad thing is that I did write a contract on paper but decided to trash it.
     
  8. xenoz

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    hmmm.... gunshot directly into the brain stem sounds about right
     
  9. boozie

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    wow, I had the same type of experience with a friend and my off-campus rented house. we had been friends since we were 14. when I think of this prick now, I grind my teeth and wish to hell I had beaten him senseless, strung him up, and 'cut off his eyelids and fed him nothing but sleeping pills'. after a long time of thinking about it (my loss was $900 in 1992) it's a small price to pay for never having to see this piece of shit again. sorry about your loss, but hopefully you can see it this way someday.
     
  10. wealth54

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    just say him u need the money , peace !
     
  11. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    No need to contact a lawyer or act like one, call the parents and explain. if they are dicks, tell them you dont want to have to take it to court, and all that but if thats their attitude, then you will do whatever has to be done to make it right
     
  12. pewep

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    Give me his email and I will give you your money back and make him disappear. Seriously, I make people disappear.
     
  13. S M W

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    He can't be a narc and tell mom and dad if the two are sharing a house together. That would be *awkward*

    kick his ass to the street at the last second. If he wants back in the house pay up. I'd take all his crap and put it in storage, start sending invoices by mail to his home address. Play hardball and take this clown to court. But don't be a pussy and tell mom and dad...
     
  14. Frostie

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    Well I haven't met his parents but what I've heard they are very strict so this might work. I'll just sweet talk the parents and tell them that this is serious. If that doesn't work, then onto Plan B... it's not much of a loss.
     
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    BigHustlah Power Member

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    There's 2 ways you can think about / deal with this situation. Either try and get your money back...I would start w/ his parents...but that doesn't sound like its gonna happen OR get $1200 worth of revenge on him. This could include:

    talking shit/punking him in front of friends

    adding his (and his parents) phone number / email address to every list out there

    sleeping with his girlfriend (if he has one)

    posting ads in the M4M section of CL with his phone number / email in them

    slashing his tires

    cutting the crotch out of every single pair of shorts/pants that he owns

    replacing his shampoo with Nair

    farting on his pillow

    giving him chocolate ex lax

    raping his parakeet

    make a gay myspace profile of him and add all your mutual friends as he's 'coming out'

    send male strippers to his work (if he has one)

    shave his eyebrows in his sleep

    write his # on bathroom stalls

    sign him up for every gay dating site possible

    get his car key, put rats in his car

    or, kick his ass (but you wouldn't do this, as you are a pacifist.



    Enjoy!
     
  16. blackma

    blackma Power Member

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    ^^^ hahahahaha
    This is a good one too. put his car on ebay for like a few dollars saying theat you need a quick sale or put it on craigslist etc. see what i'm getting at. we did it as a prank to my mate. he got like a hundred calls a day!!!!!!
     
  17. PerfectChoice4u

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    Dude that's some fucked up shit, I've had stuff like that happen in the past.
    The main point is you cant let him get away with it, dont be a bitch. I know part of you is afraid of doing anything to him, physically or otherwise, for fear of legal and social problems, but there's a way to do things.

    The first rule is just to make sure whatever you do, cover your own ass. Example, dont beat his ass yourself, as gratifying as it may be, you enter into legal problems. Instead, maybe think of using those Mexicans waiting outside the convenient store for day labor for something else.... I bet they will be very willing to help. Thats just a quick option I know works anywhere even if you dont "know the right people". Plus you know they arent cops.

    Talking at this point isnt going to work. You either need to have him beat everyday until he pays, or find something with enough leverage to make him pay. He sounds like a ballsy fuck though, and probably either spent it already or will just be too stubborn to where you'd have to do some hardcore shit to get back your money

    All in all, $1200 is a nice lil chunk of change to go to some ass. I'd be more looking at revenge tactics than recovery tactics at this point, because hes not going to pay short of a busted kneecap. Then your going to be entering possible legal things, its just not worth it.

    However, if you wait, watch him, plot and plan, you can make sure you do a lot of damage to him and his life, and just find it as $1200 in entertainment. When you feel hes had enough, if ever, go to his shattered self, as his life has been decimated, and say "You should have given me my $1200 back, karmas a bitch you piece of shit"
     
  18. thehilitereel

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    What.. Not the old sugar in the gas tank trick? That alone will cost him big.

    If all else fails, poke holes in his condoms. ;)
     
  19. Pharoah

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    Go to your nearest bookstore, spend about half an hour gathering EVERY SINGLE little subscription card to every single magazine that has one. You should have a large stack.

    Sign him up for every magazine that you have a card for...

    Put a check mark in the box that says..... "Bill me later"
     
  20. ifwearner

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    Be thankful it was for only $1200.. I had someone jew me over for a shit-ton more than that. I was gonna kill him, maybe his wife and this other guy, but then I realized its not worth it because its only money and you can make more. Just say fuck it, focus on other stuff and making more money and don't talk to the fuckin guy anymore.