- Report: #1007631
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Gulfport TV Repair
Gulfport TV Repair5020 22nd ave. south Gulfport, Florida United States of America
Gulfport TV Repair Pure & Simple Theft Gulfport, Florida
*Author of original report: More Incoherence
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Customer leaves item for eight months
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A week after returning from my tour in Afganistan I took my older model box TV(not flatscreen) to his shop. I unloaded it from my truck & told him about the problem, he informed me that he needed a $25 estimate fee that would be taken off the repair total once it was repaired. I didnt really wanted to part with a fee upfront because I know about shady business' like this, but I did. WHAT A MISTAKE!
He took down my name & phone number. 2 months later, NO CALL BACK. I stop by his shop and he has no type of filing or organization in his pig-stied, thick cigarette smoke riddled, shop. I had to find the TV and point it out. I asked him why he hasnt called me & he says hes still looking for a part which he cant find because the TV is old, blah, blah, blah...(it wasnt too old to shake me down for the initial $25 though).
So he says to give him a coiuple of weeks & he'll call me back.
1 month down the road & NO CALL BACK. I stop by the shop again & its the same snake-oil salesman song and dance. He tells me to give him 2-3 more weeks.
1.5 months down the road, same story except this time he comes to the door wheezing and claims hes been sick. This time he claims he called me & didnt get me on the phone, so I ask him why he didnt leave a message & he gives me the dumbo look like hes never heard of an answering machine. Same story, give me two weeks...
So 1 month later I stop by, he acts like he doesnt recognize me, except that I pull out my initial quote receipt and THEN he remembers who I am.
This time after searching, and searching he realizes the TV isnt there, he gives me a story how I left it there too long and he wasnt responsible, and that perhaps it was at his storage, but bottom line, HE DIDNT HAVE TO PRODUCE IT because I left it there over 30 days.
WHAT ?! So I ask him where my $25 is and he tells me it was an estimate fee and that wont be returned either. And I tell him, "an estimate for what, you never did anything?"
So, Im on the verge of dropping this fat wheezing POS with a shot to the face when he tells me that if I want I can report him to the Better Business Bureau, but he aint giving me anything. So he basically robbed me of my TV and $25
Call this shop at your own risk, but dont say you havent been warned.
This guy is a low-life scammer.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/01/2013 11:12 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Gulfport-TV-Repair/Gulfport-Florida-33707/Gulfport-TV-Repair-Pure-Simple-Theft-Gulfport-Florida-1007631. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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