View Full Version : I'm STEAMED!
06-05-2007, 02:01 PM
Could someone please tell me where I can post my frustrations with a deal with a dealer on this board? Since his communication skills are horrible, I feel the need to warn others about future dealings with him. Some enlightenment please... A few weeks ago there was a lengthy thread that I participated in about great TGPers. What are we to do with the lazy scum who take money (a lot $), spend it, and refuse to send the item?
06-05-2007, 02:07 PM
Dissing a dealer is verbotten. You'll find it in the rules. If you have a beef and can't work it out, try Scott, or Brian, providing it was a deal made here with another TGP member. Otherwise, you're on your own.
06-05-2007, 02:15 PM
i think you can say
" i have not had a pleasant experience with dealer xxx"
but you can't say
"dealer xxx is a lying cheating SOB and stole my money.
its in the FAQ and user agreement.
what is there to do with "lazy scum who take money, spend it, and refuse to send the item??" .... get a lawyer and the police involved. if you payed by CC dispute the charges.
06-05-2007, 02:44 PM
If you paid by credit card (and why wouldn't you? Only amateurs don't accept credit cards) you can have the card company credit you and negotiate with the seller.
06-05-2007, 03:29 PM
Let me warn you up front, Wally, it doesn't matter how obviously and purposefully the dealer screwed you, if he has friends here, you'll be accused and attacked the moment you leave your feedback so tread carefully. Not to mention, honey will catch you more flies than vinegar so make sure you've tried everything else first before playing the "forum card."
06-05-2007, 04:39 PM
Not to mention, honey will catch you more flies than vinegar so make sure you've tried everything else first before playing the "forum card."
06-05-2007, 05:10 PM
Posting just about ANYTHING while you are "STEAMED" is not a good idea.
I don't know if this fits the rules, but this is what I might do:
Title: "Considering amp XYZ from an XYZ dealer"?
Body: "I had a terrible experience with an XYZ amp dealer. Before you buy from them, email me to hear my story."
06-05-2007, 05:28 PM
I think the rule sucks. If a dealer posts here he/she has already opened themselves up for critique. A dealer should not be given a free ride if they are able to tap into the resources here and not deliver. A free market economy is just that.
06-05-2007, 06:04 PM
If you can't obtain reasonable satisfaction, I suggest filing a complaint with the BBB. (Better Business Bureau) I would try dealing directly with the dealer first though. If that fails, filing a complaint with the BBB is fast, easy, and free! There is the BBB online, for web dealers, and then there is the local BBB for the area the dealer is located in- use this if he has a store.
BBB.org: (can direct you to local BBB's)
The BBB can mediate and help you negotiate a resolution. Just give them the facts and what you believe would be a fair resolution. Even if you get no satisfaction, at least you can warn others.
NOTE TO ANYONE BUYING ANYTHING:
Check out businesses ahead of time! Better to avoid problems. It is important to check with either the BBB online or national BBB, AND the local BBB for the city the business is located in. The communication between the BBB's is poor. I have found businesses for which the national BBB or online BBB has no record, but the local BBB has a long history of unresolved complaints. Reputable businesses will want to maintain a clean record with the BBB, and will often make good to keep a clean record.
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