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  • Submitted: Wed, January 17, 2007
  • Updated: Sat, May 17, 2008

  • Reported By:duluth Georgia
Southeast Financial - Fine Automotive
584 Buford Drive Lawrenceville, Georgia U.S.A.

Southeast Financial - Fine Automotive ripoff BEWARE OF SOUTHEAST FINANCIAL AND FINE AUTOMOTIVE IN Lawrenceville Georgia

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Please read the other one

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Closed, went Bankrupt, and NEVER WAS PAID. Now trying to open again and fired me after 3 months of NON PAY!!!!!

*Author of original report: GLAD IT"S CLOSED

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Ken Stepp has truely lost his mind

*UPDATE Employee: Done yesterday

*Consumer Suggestion: Dan...

*Author of original report: good

*Author of original report: good

*Author of original report: good

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Wow what a guy

*Author of original report: YOU"RE THE COWARD

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: ????

*Author of original report: only you public records means nothing

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Lets see

*Consumer Suggestion: Attitude and demeanor say a lot...

*Author of original report: Never did this

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: I am Ken Stepp

*UPDATE Employee: Dan is a NOBODY!

*UPDATE Employee: Customer with an attitude

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Bought a car from Southeast Financial Mark Fine who now has his own dealership Fine Automotive up under Southeast Financial I put down $1500!!

They said car was in good condition just put $1200 a/c equipment in there I drove it for about week WOULD NOT START! Spend about $1100 more to fix still didn't work call S.F. they said it's nothing they could no apolgies ot anything would not even trade me out of the car.

Now I have repo on my credit for a car I did not even drive for 2Weeks!!

BEWARE DO NOT BUY A AUTOMOBILE FROM SOUTHEAST FINANCIAL OR FINE AUTOMOTIVE BIGGEST MISATKE OR YOUR LIFE!

Ross
duluth, Georgia
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/17/2007 01:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Southeast-Financial-Fine-Automotive/Lawrenceville-Georgia-30045/Southeast-Financial-Fine-Automotive-ripoff-BEWARE-OF-SOUTHEAST-FINANCIAL-AND-FINE-AUTOMO-231066. 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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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Please read the other one

AUTHOR: Stepp2thehighstreet - (U.S.A.)

Wow Ken Stepp has responded with the same sick way as he did with you. It is completely scary to think this man is still out there. I thought that they would have put him away. Not even a chance I guess cause the bad guys always get away with everything.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Closed, went Bankrupt, and NEVER WAS PAID. Now trying to open again and fired me after 3 months of NON PAY!!!!!

AUTHOR: Stepp2thehighstreet - (U.S.A.)

The High Street Mall Auto Sales and Antiques is the name
Nerve and check out the other report I have submitted
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/294/RipOff0294728.htm
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#3 Author of original report

GLAD IT"S CLOSED

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

Hey I am sorry you even had chance to meet a people like them over there. But I am glad they are closed you REAP WHAT YOU SOW!!
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Ken Stepp has truely lost his mind

AUTHOR: Stepp2thehighstreet - (U.S.A.)

Very sorry that anyone has purchased a car from this dealership.

Its sad that an individual only looks at people as obstacles that he needs to crush. He uses people for what he needs for that moment and only that moment.

I was used for months as an employee and was told he would pay and never did.

This place is now closed and thank god for that.
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#5 UPDATE Employee

Done yesterday

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

John its already been turned over to Lawrenceville Police Department ,Detective Brian Proctor. He said he can have an arrest warrant Monday.Keep watching public records.I have also contacted Investigator Thompson (an old friend and customer for years)with the Duluth PD and advised him of the threat.Thanks for the concern.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

Dan...

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

the last posting looks like an obvious threat to me. With the posters criminal history, I think this should be passed along to the authorities; might be a violation of his parole/probation.
JMHO
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#7 Author of original report

good

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

bottom line so you can understand you have a lot of mouth and just pray I don't catch you on the flip side!! ONLY A MATTER OF TIME!
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#8 Author of original report

good

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

bottom line so you can understand you have a lot of mouth and just pray I don't catch you on the flip side!! ONLY A MATTER OF TIME!
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#9 Author of original report

good

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

bottom line so you can understand you have a lot of mouth and just pray I don't catch you on the flip side!! ONLY A MATTER OF TIME!
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#10 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Wow what a guy

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

Ross your lack of acting responsible with the people you owe and your attitude have me convinced that you think the world revolves around you.It doesn't matter who you screw,lie about,or cheat.It only matters that you get your way.Well you are "the man".I stick to my opinion that you are a coward,blowhard,and a liar.People like you wind up broke,with bad credit,and a long police record.But you will always find someone to blame for it so its easier to live with.You are a small "nothing" in my world,not even a memory.

Altough its been fun exposing who/what you really are I will not show you the respect (thats earned in my world) of answering any more of your childish rants.And by the way I do not belong to a Country Club.Have that black panther tatoo on your bicep replaced with a capitol "L" on your forehead.I am through talking to you.You really are a pathetic little guy.If not for your attitude and personality I would feel sorry for you.
PS: I wrote this very slowly so you could understand it.
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#11 Author of original report

YOU"RE THE COWARD

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

First of all you better watch your mouth and who you talkin to to like that!! I am not hiding behind the net and if you got so much info on me then you know how to find me!!! YOUR BUSINESS SUCKS!! I don't CARE how hard you work bottom line is if I was one of your country club friends this would have never happen you would have took care of this situation and and if you not trying to give me my money back then shutup!!! stay in your world and pray you don't see me again!!! And I will pass you in my car may just show you a surprise that you may not want to see! This is fun have great day remember SELL!SELL!SELL! You liar!!!! You are a NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!
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#12 REBUTTAL Owner of company

????

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

I have no idea what you just said Ross.I guess English is tough in your world.This is begining to be fun though.If your past was "your business" it wouldn't involve the people you owed and didn't pay.I guess in your world thats ok.In the future I bet if you pay everyone you promise to pay and do what you promise to do then the people who you owe will not take you to court so much.So far you have lied and it looks like cheated some others out of something.

Why is your past none of our business if you are whining about getting ripped off when your history shows that you cheat people you owe out of money?I guess I'll wait to see what you answer to this.A coward does this over the internet and that is what you are Ross.I have worked very hard and done what is right no matter what it did to me to make sure that my reputation is perfect and that my company is a cut above the rest.That everyone I promised to pay were paid.Letting a coward like you run your mouth about something that I have worked this hard for is not on my agenda.You do not have a case or we would be in court (and you know where that is).Its easy to be a scammer like you and sit back on the net and make false claims,its another thing to stand up like a man and do something about it.

Yes I take this very personally and I will defend what I built with every resource at my disposal.I know that litigation doesn't bother you because you are used to it.But hey you know where my office is if you would like to talk.You do remember the address don't you? Oops I forgot your walking. (I'll drive slow if your following me on foot).Lets talk Ross.
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#13 Author of original report

only you public records means nothing

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

Public Records doesn't mean anything when ir comes to S.F. all we are discussing is this company!!! what I did in the past is my business and I except responsiblitity for what's right or wrong but I am staying focus on S.F which is a ripoff of a company so stay on subject and the case I have with you not anyone else a hit dog will holla b/c you know that you and your boy was wrong!!!
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#14 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Lets see

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

As I see it this guy has posted this crap everywhere he can so I decided that I would shine a little light on this guy and maybe he will see that its not nice to attack someone that has not caused a problem for him.

Public records just in my county.
Ross this is your life.

1.12/18/2002
Warrants issued from Gwinnett County Jail for teft by taking and credit card fraud.Case #'s 02w-09446 & 09445.

2.4/2006 judgement against Ross in favor of a visa card company.

3.Arrested 1/7/2004 For driving without a valid license.

4.11/2006 An apartment home has you in court for something.I wonder.

5.April 2006 a judge ordered a default judgement against you.

6.2003 plead guilty of criminal charges (not sure what).

Now in Dekalb County Courts.

3/9/2005 case # 05a31197 over $109.50.Thats whats on the Dekalb web site.

I'm stating whats on public records about you Ross.
Did the apartments, visa card company, police, judges, system, counties, etc rip you off too? None of these were about the car. It was about how you do life.

Stop blaming others and take ownership in the things that come at you in life and your life will be much easier.
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#15 Consumer Suggestion

Attitude and demeanor say a lot...

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

based on the tone and quality of the postings, I think I'm inclined to side with the dealer on this one.
JMHO
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#16 Author of original report

Never did this

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

Ken IS a nobody also he doesn'e know anything about me and S.F. is the only company that ever scammed me and I have never complain about a compaany before or had a problem like this so we can go the court I have papers to prove all this!! America is great and it's a shame we have people like you taking advantage of it Typical people like you May God Bless You!
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#17 REBUTTAL Owner of company

I am Ken Stepp

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

Mr -- Bought a car "AS IS" and wanted nothing to do with a service contract or warranty. He knows this but continues to talk about my company.He has no real complaint or he would bring it to Gwinnett County Courts. I have turned the case over to My attorney because he has done this to a lot of businesses that has done business with him.Most have paid him something.I will not.It takes a coward to try bthis kind of thing and thats what he is.Scam someone else Mr ---.I will not give into your kind of theft.America is a great Country but people who try what you are trying only abuse our freedom.
Ken Stepp
President/Owner
Southeast Financial
584 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville Ga 30045
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#18 UPDATE Employee

Dan is a NOBODY!

AUTHOR: Ross - (U.S.A.)

Who is Dan? Nobody B/c I never talk to him ever I only dealt with the Mark Fine and yes I did curse him out (mark) B/c if I was one of his country club friends he would have never did what he done to me they just prey on people with bad credit and I ONLY DROVE THE CAR FOR TWO WEEKS and I have PROOF of that from a certified mechanic and they never offered me a service warranty or anything b/c they don't finance they just sell the car to credit company get paid and they can careless once they get there check and commission I don't care if you been in business fifty years one a crook always a crook!!!!!!
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#19 UPDATE Employee

Customer with an attitude

AUTHOR: Dan - (U.S.A.)

Mr. Ross Bland has filed a complaint against my company Southeast Financial in Lawrenceville Ga. Yes he did buy a car from us. yes he did put $1500.00 down, and yes he did ask for our help (really just walked in and demanded money).

Now for the other side of this. He had the car a lot longer than a couple of weeks and took it to a mechanic that seemed to be very high for what he had done. We asked him why since we had a state of the art service center and ASE Certified Mechanics working six days a week he didn't ask for "help" instead of money (he had no answer, just tried to bully us).

Further he seemed to have only one volume when he TOLD us we were paying him the money .He yelled and cursed and tried to bully some of our employees. We are one of the largest volume pre-owned dealers in the Atlanta market (about 100 plus per month). We have around a 30% repeat and referral sales rating and that is unheard of in this business.

It happens sometimes that a customer buys a car and shows up later asking for money that he/she said they spent on the car. If Mr. Bland had problems with his car it is unfortunate and we regret that. But he did buy the car "AS IS" according to state law. He knows that and was offered a service contract at the point of sale.

Our company gives 2-5 cars away to people who can't afford them that just need to get by for a while almost every month, we also pay for six months of insurance when we do this while making our service center free to them during this time in their life. We are very active in our community in giving and helping where we can. Paying money to people who just demand it without trying to do things the right way would be a detriment to those causes.

So you see this is not about money it never was. In contrast it is about doing the right thing and running a strong company to be around next year. If we gave in to everyone that tried to "shake us down" our 14 employees would be out of work and the people we help would do without a need.

Although we are sorry for Mr. Blands troubles we cannot/willnot help in this matter. The reason we did not trade him out of the car was that not one of my employees wanted to hear him yell at them. As for the repo, he's the one that stopped paying. I have never handled a complaint about my company in the ten years I've been around and am not sure how fair you will be to us. I guess I'm getting ready to find out.

Not all car dealers do bad things but all of us have to pay for public perceptions. This is one customer out of thousands. That should speak for something.

Dan
Southeast Financial Services
584 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville Ga 30045
770-277-5577
www.atlantatrucks.com
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