Cliff took months and months holding on to my laptop -- he was having problems, so I tried to be understanding. He gave me two laptops back working, but not that well. He said he would back up my information on them - then erased all information. He told me he was unable to back it up, but didn't tell me or give me the chance to do it. I was distressed that I couldn't retrieve any of my files, but it was too late. The final laptop, a little EEE PC running Linux, actually had nothing wrong with it. I just wasn't able to update my internet programs, and I asked him to do it. 3 months later, he wasn't able to do it. I asked Cliff to just restore the system I had, and he said he would as soon as he was able, but he was having personal problems. I said that was OK, I had to leave town for awhile, but please call me when the computer was working.
I said, "You won't sell my computer, will you?"
Cliff Taylor replied, "No, because we discussed this." He told me he would call me when the computer was functioning again. I made it clear to him that this was my husband's computer, and I had to give it back to him.
So I was waiting for Cliff to call me. He never did. Finally, after the New Year (2013), I called him and asked him what happened. He said, "You never told me you were back in town." I pointed out to him that he had agreed to call me when the computer was fixed (that is, restored to what it was when I first gave it to him), and he said he would do that -- he had my email address and phone numbers.
Well, I waited from October until January for him to let me know, then figured I had given him enough time. I had been patient, but my patience wore out. So I called him to ask if I could get my husband's computer - ready or not.
He said, "No, you never called, so I got rid of it."
I told him I had waited a long time, and asked him to call me when it was ready, but he denied it. I'm sure he will still deny it. But I gave him a $400 computer, and he apparently sold it. He said he fixed it, and I don't know if he did or not, because there was no phone message and no email to tell me it was fixed. He had been unable to update it -- so he told me -- so I only wanted it back to what it was, and if he ever did that, he neglected to let me know.
What I had to do was buy another computer for my husband, similar to the first. So basically, Cliff Taylor, CST Computer Repair in Portsmouth, stole the computer and probably sold it.
DON'T TRUST Cliff Taylor or CST Computer Repair with ANYTHING - He will definitely lie to you and he may find a way to steal yours!