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Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:28 pm 
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Don't be silly!
he'll just bounce right back after insurance claim, what you wanna do is ruin his bush mechanic business so no one would wanna deal with him ever again.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:07 am 
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u wanna do all u can, get your car back in prestine cond the way fpv stated. its what id be doing, then go to consumer affairs and aca about the story!

good luck man and sorry to hear about ur car man

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:59 pm 
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So sorry to hear mate. This guy really has to go down make sure he never gets any buisness in any town again. That has to be the shonkiest mechanic i have ever heard of in my life he cant be allowed to keep on operating like that imagine how many grandmas he has taken for a 5kish ride?
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:43 pm 
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you said you live in a small town where every one know's each other ,
got a local paper? ring them tell ya story imagine all your friends and relatives he has ripped off thru the years,after you contact a lawer and start sueing his a*** he dropped your perfectly good head and charged you for the replacment wow
GET A LAWER

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:47 pm 
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where abouts near toowoomba are you? this story sounds similiar.
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:54 pm 
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i know of 1 real shonky workshop in toowoomba....

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:00 pm 
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any hints??
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:14 pm 
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sorry to hear mate.

bring a voice recorder with u to the mechanic. then ask him again what he had done to the old engine that caused u to pay for a "new" one. if the story is the same, well then he is screwed either way, since he left ur motor outside and caused it to get damaged. that itself is his fault and he should reimburse u or get u a brand new motor to fit. Ignorance and clumsiness is not an argument that can be used in court.

now if he tells u another story u can tell him that he lied to u about what happened......im sure at this point he will make up all this s**t which u have recorded. he'll probably end up saying oh ive mistaken u to someone else. and if the stories keep coming out wrong then of course he has lied all the way through. at some point he will keep lying and keep going around in circles.

so long as u have it all recorded u can always track back and find weak points to screw him up.

use the recording if u go to court......

even better if u can get a clip like ACA use to screw people over.

if u do go to court and win. make him repay u the 4000 bux, as well as the solicitor u had to hire, and court fees and such.

anyways hope that was a way to get some evidence for court actions.

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:05 am 
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just a warning.

a tape recorder can't be used in court unless the other party was aware of the recording.

eg you go to mechanic with tape recorder hidden in your jacket and ask questions and not tell him that he is being recorded, if you try use the tape as evidance in court the judge wont allow it.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:15 am 
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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:46 am 
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Gaz wrote:
just a warning.

a tape recorder can't be used in court unless the other party was aware of the recording.

eg you go to mechanic with tape recorder hidden in your jacket and ask questions and not tell him that he is being recorded, if you try use the tape as evidance in court the judge wont allow it.


whao.....didnt know that.....i think ive been watching too many movies hahaha. but u sure?

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:34 pm 
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yeh man ive just spent 2,500 on my engine and 1500 on my auto.

ill see how it runs after easter , i hope its all ok , but if it isnt im gonna grill him something bad , and i mean somthing bad coz i worked so hard for the money.

good luck be stront and just go and seek some legal advice and find a nrma mechanic to help u inspect the car.
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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:05 pm 
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gravelrash wrote:
any hints??
all i can say its got a caryard attached to it...heard so many bad complaints about them

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:11 pm 
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1. take all your reciepts and documentation from the mechanic, to an independant motoring body, get the engine throughly inspected, show the motoring body the reciepts, and ask them to write you a letter detailing their findings

2. get all your paperwork together, the letter from the motoring body, and a letter from anyone who was present when you spoke to this guy who can confirm or deny details in court...

3. get a lawyer and explore your options

4. if its a small town, tell everyone what happened.....word of mouth will pass around quickly, he wont have any business after that.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:56 am 
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beautifully said. Now lock this thread so that last pit of advice from "x3ros" doesn't get berried in all the other posting.

 

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