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post #46 of 86
I only question why GQGeek is so upset about getting screwed. I can only imagine it's the most action he's gotten in years.
post #47 of 86
Hey Geek.... so everybody's bashing and stuff, I'm not going to add to the pileon... I'll say this, what I think you should consider doing is to go to the store and get your money back...

Now the HOW is what nobody's really talked about and I think it'll make all the difference. even though you may be getting edgy and stuff, I think walking in there pissed off and demanding your money isn't a good approach. they'll get defensive and yell back. So I'd make a copy of the reciept to keep at home incase, then take them the reciept and say...

"I came in on X day... you said that you would have the phone. I paid for the phone, you told me it would be in stock Y day or around then. I returned several times and you don't have the product. I've paid you for something and you haven't given me any product back. You haven't sold me anything yet! The money I've paid doesn't belong to you yet because you haven't given me the product, all you've given me is a promise... and at this point you haven't fulfilled that promise. I am putting this transaction on hold for now, I want my money back now please and when you get these phones in stock, here's my name and number, let me know and I'll come get one" .... all in a calm collected manner.

or something along those lines.
Anyway, good luck. don't stress too much, but I would deal with this asap.
assume it'll work out, don't go in with the attitude that they've screwed you. for all you know it's still perfectly legit.

Or you could do this...
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post #48 of 86
I hate to pile on (okay, not really ), but why did you pay with cash in the first place? Did the seller offer you a significant discount for a cash purchase? The only times I use cash instead of credit are (1) a purchase under $10, (2) drinks at a bar so I don't have to wait for a busy bartender to retrieve my card and run it, and (3) splitting the cost of a restaurant meal with a group.
post #49 of 86
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Hey Geek.... so everybody's bashing and stuff, I'm not going to add to the pileon... I'll say this, what I think you should consider doing is to go to the store and get your money back...

Now the HOW is what nobody's really talked about and I think it'll make all the difference. even though you may be getting edgy and stuff, I think walking in there pissed off and demanding your money isn't a good approach. they'll get defensive and yell back. So I'd make a copy of the reciept to keep at home incase, then take them the reciept and say...

"I came in on X day... you said that you would have the phone. I paid for the phone, you told me it would be in stock Y day or around then. I returned several times and you don't have the product. I've paid you for something and you haven't given me any product back. You haven't sold me anything yet! The money I've paid doesn't belong to you yet because you haven't given me the product, all you've given me is a promise... and at this point you haven't fulfilled that promise. I am putting this transaction on hold for now, I want my money back now please and when you get these phones in stock, here's my name and number, let me know and I'll come get one" .... all in a calm collected manner.

Really good advice.
post #50 of 86
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
I hate to pile on (okay, not really ), but why did you pay with cash in the first place? Did the seller offer you a significant discount for a cash purchase? The only times I use cash instead of credit are (1) a purchase under $10, (2) drinks at a bar so I don't have to wait for a busy bartender to retrieve my card and run it, and (3) splitting the cost of a restaurant meal with a group.

Dunno. I had it in my pocket. Maybe it's a case of never having been burned. I've paid cash for tons of stuff in my life, often relatively expensive things, and never had a problem. I'd bought from this place before. My friend used to be tight with the owner. And the guy i know that used to buy phones from them for his company probably bought 20 iPhones from there (for gifts). I guess i'll see what happens today. No matter what happens though, i'll be using my credit card for just about everything from now on.
post #51 of 86
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
Hey Geek.... so everybody's bashing and stuff, I'm not going to add to the pileon... I'll say this, what I think you should consider doing is to go to the store and get your money back...

Now the HOW is what nobody's really talked about and I think it'll make all the difference. even though you may be getting edgy and stuff, I think walking in there pissed off and demanding your money isn't a good approach. they'll get defensive and yell back. So I'd make a copy of the reciept to keep at home incase, then take them the reciept and say...

"I came in on X day... you said that you would have the phone. I paid for the phone, you told me it would be in stock Y day or around then. I returned several times and you don't have the product. I've paid you for something and you haven't given me any product back. You haven't sold me anything yet! The money I've paid doesn't belong to you yet because you haven't given me the product, all you've given me is a promise... and at this point you haven't fulfilled that promise. I am putting this transaction on hold for now, I want my money back now please and when you get these phones in stock, here's my name and number, let me know and I'll come get one" .... all in a calm collected manner.

or something along those lines.
Anyway, good luck. don't stress too much, but I would deal with this asap.
assume it'll work out, don't go in with the attitude that they've screwed you. for all you know it's still perfectly legit.

Or you could do this...

lol @ stewie. Anyway, i'll go in with a level-head. Hopefully it'll be ok.
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post #52 of 86
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post #53 of 86
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
DO YOU FEEL M0MMY'5 D0GGY?
---------------------------------------------------------------
N0 MORE! those times are over. GET INSTANT G33KING 100%!!!!
Did you ever think..... it doesnt w0rk!?
Now it does! Read on--Iphone2000(TM) this will help you GUARANTEED

My friends told me: "mommy's doggy mommy's doggy" to which I had one reply
G33KING 24 Hours
ONLY with our Iphone2000(TM)!!!
Dr. Store-owner says: "I saw it work like magic." (Store-owner is TRUSTED source
in the field.)

Try it for free NOW!
JUST $749... to good to be troo? I thouhgt s0 too ....at first.
Try it now. CLICK HERE
www.buy-iphone2000.com

Wow, nailed it, right down to the font.
post #54 of 86
Thread Starter 
I found out the guy I've been dealing with isn't the owner. I also spoke to a friend that knew the original owner (the new guy's ex-partner) and some of what went on, and to sum it up, the guy is a total douchebag that can't be trusted. So, when I went in to the store today I brought a friend to witness what went on, just in case. I spoke to the same guy again. He told me the same story again and that they had been expecting a shipment this week, and that they really did have one in stock when he sold it to me but that they fried it when they were unlocking it (i don't believe this part at all). I told him that when he sold me the phone, he said they had one in stock, and that i needed a phone like yesterday a week ago, so i either needed the phone or a full refund. He said he understood and that I should come back in the afternoon. I asked him if we had a deal that I would either get my phone or my money back this afternoon, and he said yes. They're still not giving me warm fuzzy feelings, so if they stroke me again this afternoon, I'm gonna give them formal notice of my intent to sue, in which case it will be for court costs, lost wages, and the money I paid them. Even if they are running some sort of scam, I can't imagine going to court with me would be worth it for them over a single iPhone. I checked around and they're not really advertising iPhones, which they would be doing if they were planning a "go out of business and steal as much money beforehand as possible" routine, so I'm hopeful that it will all be ok.
post #55 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I found out the guy I've been dealing with isn't the owner. I also spoke to a friend that knew the original owner (the new guy's ex-partner) and some of what went on, and to sum it up, the guy is a total douchebag that can't be trusted.

So, when I went in to the store today I brought a friend to witness what went on, just in case. I spoke to the same guy again. He told me the same story again and that they had been expecting a shipment this week, and that they really did have one in stock when he sold it to me but that they fried it when they were unlocking it (i don't believe this part at all).

I told him that when he sold me the phone, he said they had one in stock, and that i needed a phone like yesterday a week ago, so i either needed the phone or a full refund. He said he understood and that I should come back in the afternoon. I asked him if we had a deal that I would either get my phone or my money back this afternoon, and he said yes.

They're still not giving me warm fuzzy feelings, so if they stroke me again this afternoon, I'm gonna give them formal notice of my intent to sue, in which case it will be for court costs, lost wages, and the money I paid them. Even if they are running some sort of scam, I can't imagine going to court with me would be worth it for them over a single iPhone.

GQGeek taking care of business!!
post #56 of 86
Why would you sue? Call the police and report the theft. Better if you can call directly from the store and have the cops come straight there. Use your cell phone. Oh, wait. Sorry. Borrow a cell phone.
post #57 of 86
common sense/street smarts fail
post #58 of 86
Thread Starter 
Call the cops? Aren't they for emergencies? I thought you had to use small claims court for disputes with merchants and stuff like that.
post #59 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
They're still not giving me warm fuzzy feelings, so if they stroke me again this afternoon, I'm gonna give them formal notice of my intent to sue, in which case it will be for court costs, lost wages, and the money I paid them. Even if they are running some sort of scam, I can't imagine going to court with me would be worth it for them over a single iPhone. I checked around and they're not really advertising iPhones, which they would be doing if they were planning a "go out of business and steal as much money beforehand as possible" routine, so I'm hopeful that it will all be ok.

are you serious?
post #60 of 86
Thread Starter 
If I was gonna go to court and had to waste my time screwing around with this shit instead of earning money, why not? It's not like I've done anything wrong here. The only thing i'm guilty of is maybe being too trusting. Don't know if the judge would factor it in or not, but why wouldn't I put it on there?
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