With the price of gas going up we decieded to buy a scooter for my wife. Her being in the US Army she makes 3 round trips across this base every day.
- May 7th we contacted Dave at Extreme Scooters asking for info on a Tank 150 Touring deluxe scooter. (Tank brand is the only brand offering a 3yr. warrenty)(For scooters in the 1,000-3,000 price range)
He called me back and said he had a few black tanks left and if I e'mail my info he'd hold one until I got my taxes. Or call and give me a chance to put a down payment on one if they started selling. He said that his company being only 3 hrs away we could get parts fast when needed. I sent an email with our info and he replied back with a comfirmation that he has a black one and a copy of his Business License. And a bill of sale for a Black Tank 150 Tourning Scooter.
May 9th since his company dosen't accept Credit cards I sent out a personal check for $1300 by certified mail.
May 13th I recieved an email from USPS that he recieved my check.
I called him and asked what would be the expected turn around. He told me he'd have to wait a few days for the check to clear. Then it'd be 4 days shipping.
May 15th I checked my account and the check had cleared my bank.
May 16th I called dave and asked for a tracking # and when I'm to expect it. He said he'd call me on tuesday (May 20th) to give me info when to expect it.
May 20th he didn't call! We called him late afternoon and asked what was going on. He said he no longer had any black tanks left only one orange one. He was talking very fast and very rude. He said the price of oil has gone up and everyone is buying scooters he's too busy to sit on the phone. Do I want to orange one or he can get a Roketa Bali 150 Black with the same warranty. I told him that the Roketa only has a 90 day warrenty. He said they have the same warrenty and come from the same company. I told him I need time to think so we hung up.
He sold my scooter after he already had my money!!!!!
I sent him an email saying that I want to have all furure conversations through email. and asked for him to send a email with his new offer.
He called back that night and we told him that we sent an email please read it and respond back. He said he don't have time to check emails.
1:30 AM he responded back by email saying that I had 3 choices get my money back, the orange tank, or the black Roketa with the same warrenty.
May 21st I knew money back would take weeks, and our bank is in MN so we have to mail the money up there to get it back into our account so we could buy a scooter from another source. At the same time I checked on the net and the sites I found the tank I wanted were gone and the price of the Roketa had gone from $1100 shipped to $1300 since the 9th. So we sent a email back saying we'd take the Roketa with the same warrenty.
May 22nd He responded by email and said he'd get one to us. (Note: No tracking #)
May 27th My wife called him asking for a tracking #. He said he dosen't have one yet but the company should be calling us by friday to set up a time to drop the scooter off. He said if they don't to call him back and he'd get a tracking #.
May 29th No call from a company to drop off the scooter so My called dave and left a message asking for a tracking #.
No responce from Dave
May 30th we get a military lawyer involved. Our lawyer calls dave and he answers his phone then tells him this long story that our scooter is comming from california and it'll take some time. (please note that he's had our money since May 13th) Our lawyer told him that he'd being doing all transactions from here on. That he was going to send him and email that he's to respond to with a tracking #.
June 2nd still no tracking # from dave at extreme scooters.
He said he's right next to Robins Airforce Base and does alot of buisness with them. We need Military to stick together and put this jerk out of buisness.
I need info on how I can blog this all over the internet. My wife earned this money fighting for our freedom in Iraq this year.
Can anyone give me advice on how to spread this all over the net?
We need to get this guy boycotted for taking advantage of and ripping off a war vet.
Fort Stewart, Georgia