• Report: #1007631
Complaint Review:

Gulfport TV Repair

  • Submitted: Fri, February 01, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, February 01, 2013

  • Reported By: ShameOnYou — st. petersburg Florida United States of America
Gulfport TV Repair
5020 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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This guy Paul is typical TV repairman crook.

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.

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#1 Author of original report

More Incoherence

AUTHOR: ShameOnYou - ()

 Wow, I dont know whether to laugh, or cry, to the fact that people this clueless run buisnesses in America.


He starts off his back-peddaling by writing  "This cutomer is not giving the whole story."

When in fact he reiterates every fact I stated in my initial complaint.


A.- My cell phone never rang ONCE with a call from his shop, nor did I have a missed call either

B.- The TV was 16 years old, NOT 20. **(see below)

C.- "After 8 months".  It was 6 months, in which I made 4 shop visits & was told there was still chance to find part.

D.- "We scrapped tv" means he took it somewhere to use it for parts in the future to make more $$ off of it.

E.- "I am a disabled man".   BUT, he wasnt so disabled when he told me, "If you dont like it, call the BBB!"

F.- "Trying to serve our community".   Scamming innocent customers is NOT serving ANY community.

"Serving" is what I did in Iraq/Afghanistan for our country.



** He states/ridicules that it was "a 20 year old 20" rca".   How professional.

I never held a gun to his head to fix it when I originally took it to his shop.

He was MORE than happy to take my $25 fee for which he performed ZERO work on "a 20 year old 20" rca"




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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Customer leaves item for eight months

AUTHOR: Paul - ()

 This cutomer is not giving the whole story.He was called on many occasions to pick up tv,a 20 year old 20" rca.We attempted to repair but damaged parts not available.Tried to get new chassis,not available.after 8 months we scrapped tv.On his signed invioce it states items left over 30 days will be disposed of.Furthermore all other sites he posted this complaint have removed it for violent and abriev profanity.I am a disabled man but still trying to serve our community.Please read our reviews on google yahoo ect.

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