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How can I complain about someone's business?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jedediahd, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. jedediahd

    jedediahd Junior Member

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    So I bought a car from this little auto lot that also runs a towing yard. They say they are a park and sell and bascally are buying cars cheap from repo and insurance companies, fixing them and selling them cheap. Heres my real issue, the dude gave me a written warranty and statement that he would give me my full trade in price back if i ever wanted to exchange it. It supposedly needed nothing, ran perfect etc. Well it has a funky gas filler neck problem, and it leaks crazy coolant if the thermostat opens, luckily it doesnt overheat. Anyway, this dude sells a ton of cars on CL, thats his main business source, he posts his phone number etc. I have called him, texted him and emailed him and he wont respond, and my paperwork doesnt mean shit here if its not notarized.
     
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  2. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    Hope you don't mind, but I edited your thread a little. Your language was a little excessive.

    Ripoffreport.com and such can help you get the word out.
     
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  3. java

    java Guest

    Do you just want to complain, your money back, exchange, repairs or what? How much are we talking about? There are lots of options but more details needed.
     
  4. justthinking

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    I agree with pofecker. Try to get other people from repeating your mistake. At least, you can hurt his wallet.

    Also, did he sell it as an individual or through a dealer company? In my state, if he sold it as an individual, you really don't have any recourse. But if he sold it as a car dealer, the standards are much tougher. I don't know if your state is similar or not. It may be worth checking out.
     
  5. jedediahd

    jedediahd Junior Member

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    Basically, what I want is to hit him in the wallett, get threads posting on CL not to use them, and get his ads consistantly flagged. Pretty much all their business is from CL
     
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    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

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    You could always purchase a .com domain and publish an honest, non-slanderous review. This could open you up to a possible legal issue, but if you stick to the facts and do a little SEO, you could put a dent in his reputation and stay in the clear legally.
     
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    Then all you have to do is start flagging every post he makes. CL will eventually ban him. My opinion is to let it go. Move on and do other things. He isn't worth the trouble.

    But if revenge is on your mind, it is hard to let go.
     
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    yea flag him on cl until he gets the point
     
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    YoungGuns Regular Member Premium Member

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    You can buy that craigslist flagging software on this forum and just totally knock yourself out with it lol
     
  10. caretaker2007

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    There was a guy in a small town to the southeast of me that placed a sheet of plywood on a frame on truck that said the company name and how they did not honor warranties. It took three months, but it worked. He had the documentation, like you do, so he was safe.

    Good luck.
     
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    Some smaller businesses could care less about a BBB letter, I've seen my friends laugh at them for days when someone turns on in on one of their motels. A business like the one you are dealing with may not get a lot of BBB referrals, so it is a joke to them.

    Heck, if someone turned one of mine in to the BBB and I got a letter I'd laugh for days too.

    Dealerships are a different story, since they get awards for their BBB ratings.

    bureau, but don't worry about it, it is a commonly misspelled word.
     
  12. virtualgeorge

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    I would still try the BBB since it doesn't take long and you can do it online. Thats the first thing I do when I have a problem with someone and it has worked for me a few times over the years.