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On our local Kijiji

Post by smoken340 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:08 pm

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/st-catharines/classic-car-enthusiasts-multi-talented-retired-mechanic-welder/1155541199?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

So I thought that I, would message him, asking for references. Obviously I hit a nerve, he thinks that its wrong to question his word, by wanting to speak with some people he has done work for. Just hand over your cash and trust him I guess.

His response to me was and I quote. I normally just delete messages like yours, However I am going to make it easy on you. And just say that I will not do any work for you.

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Post by Keith Mopar on Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:45 pm

Dam, was his name Dick?

It's common practice nowadays to ask for references so you don't get ripped off, maybe he is just waiting for a sucker. The pictures in the add look good but you can get pictures from anywhere nowadays. Good on you for asking for a reference.

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Post by Ragtacker on Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:57 pm

Wow guess he is not worried about alienating future customers. Its not really normal to be such a dick because you were asked for a simple reference unless you perhaps do not have any.

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Post by Churchy on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:08 pm

Wow! I don't think you're missing out with that kind of response. The guy I had do my body work brought a car he had done to my workplace to examine his work. If I was confident in my work, I'd be asking how many references do you want!

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Post by smoken340 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:26 pm

Dick would be putting it mildly. I actually don't need anything done on my Duster, except the gas tank, which I'm going to do myself. I was trying to locate a good general mechanic, with experience in classic cars for a friend of mine, that lives about 20 minutes from this guy.
When someone gets uptight about giving references, then I wouldn't let them check my oil, never mind large repairs.

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Post by anlauto on Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:19 pm

Yea that's just wrong....If I have any potential customer...I usually offer up references during our first conversation.....or my name is on the internet enough, it's pretty easy to figure me out...

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Post by DVJohn on Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:13 am

I lost 10s of thousands of dollars to a self proclaimed restorer and wound up with a botched mess that wasnt worth even trying to redo......I sold it at a great lose just to get it out of my face....A reference check would have saved me a bunch of stress.

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