- Report: #423201
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Complaint Review: International Motor Productions
International Motor Productions2561 Tarpley Road Carrollton, Texas U.S.A.
International Motor Productions Stole $500 and LIED THROUGH THEIR TEETH Carrollton Texas
*Consumer Comment: My Experience with International Motor Productions
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After many questions about the actual car -- I asked, "do you allow potential customers to take the car to their own mechanic to check it out?"
"Oh yes!" they replied. "Of course we do - as long as it's not too far away".
I drove to this company to test drive the car. I again asked about my own mechanic checking the car before I would even consider purchasing it.
And once again, they said "yes, of course".
But before I even test drove the car - they wanted a check for $500.00 and for me to sign a paper - which said "NO REFUNDS". Before I signed -- I asked about the "no refunds" -- and was told it was "merely a technicality in order to take the car off the lot". They also assured me the check would not be deposited - it was merely a "safeguard".
The test drive was fine. I told them I would pick it up from them the next morning & take it to my mechanic, and return it as soon as the mechanic was finished - which I did. The car was off of their lot for a total of 7 -8 hours.
The estimate I received from my mechanic, to get the car up to par - was several THOUSAND dollars! (he is trustworthy - and I have used him for years). I took the estimate to the company when I returned the car, was told they WOULD NOT negotiate on the price - and I politely said, "thank you and good-bye".
TO MY SURPRISE - THEY DID DEPOSIT THE CHECK - which cleared. When I called to ask why it was deposited - especially after they stated it wouldn't be deposited, the response was "well, you signed the paper, & it said no refunds".
So basically, they deceived me and STOLE MY MONEY! My attorney says "these types" of companies - are notorious for this kind of blatant thievery. He assures me that in court - judges are very familiar with these types of rip-off artists - and that I'll have my $500, plus.
Of course - I hope to have a good update to report for International Motor Productions (full refund of money). But that will be completely up to them!
DON'T BELIEVE THEM!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/11/2009 10:28 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/International-Motor-Productions/Carrollton-Texas-75006/International-Motor-Productions-Stole-500-and-LIED-THROUGH-THEIR-TEETH-Carrollton-Texas-423201. 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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