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Old 06-28-2011, 02:06 PM
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Want some advice.....I paint cars and had anoter member give me details of what he wanted done and by when. my mistake was I didnt get money up front, but had delt with him before and thought he was pretty up beat. Well got burned, custom painted a car for him and now...cricket...cricket...no word or money for the job. All I wanted was what I had into it...but still nothing. I hate to drop this on his trader rating, but feel like I should since he obviously is going to stiff me for it. Now I have time and money into a body job...i dont need.

O well live and learn...

What do you think...should i drop it on his trader rating or not???
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Definitely. It's one thing to say you're gonna buy a for sale item and back out, but IMO it's way worse to have someone spend time and labor for something that is custom made for one individual. A custom body is one of those things that's much harder to sell to the general public than something like a motor or battery. I would leave a negative and also post his user name up on this thread.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:26 PM
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+1 What Harry said.
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+2 but getting slammed back might happen it happened to me mods did nothing even asked a mod before hand "What To Do" and he still did nothing personally I dont for that reason
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I would consider it a business lesson. I create software and have had customers tell me:
add this feature and I will buy the software. It was always fine. I would spend considerable time with the person, add the feature and all was ok. The first time I had a person disappear on me, the policy changed. Now it's pay first, then I start the work.

This type of thing happens in all business. The trick is to only let it happen once.

In terms of feedback, it's really up to you. If you leave negative feedback, will it prevent another situation like this with the same person?
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If the deal was done on this site, yes. If not, no. The trader rating system on this site isn't for your personal use for outside deals.
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How long has it been since this happened? Have you looked on the site to see when he last logged on? If he has logged on and not gotten back to you, he is avoiding you. If not maybe something came up??

Side note: what did you paint? maybe you could sell it here for some money??
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Originally Posted by choppermech11 View Post

Side note: what did you paint? maybe you could sell it here for some money??
Guessing the required body for your artwork was around $42.00 alone?
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If the deal was done on this site, yes. If not, no. The trader rating system on this site isn't for your personal use for outside deals.
It was done on this site....otherwise i wouldnt be asking on this site...
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i did a hpi nissan on road car to look like the decepticon police car in transforemers...body, special stickers...paint..time etc.. i thought it cam out pretty good. all i asked for was 55...couldnt believe it...
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Originally Posted by Spiderman85032 View Post
i did a hpi nissan on road car to look like the decepticon police car in transforemers...body, special stickers...paint..time etc.. i thought it cam out pretty good. all i asked for was 55...couldnt believe it...
Was the body included in the price? If so, you need to start charging more.
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whats his name and or site name so we know who to watch out for...
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It was me. I just didnt have the means and wasnt satisfied with the results on the theme. It was discussed and now i guess explained in a way that makes me the arsehole.
Go ahead, ruin my rating and I will return the favor considering the understanding.
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Give me some details on that body with some up close pics of the paint lines in a PM, is it a 200mm or 190mm body? I have an RS4 3 EVO and an AE TC6 needing a body, PM me with price maybe I can help out. Also the "transformer" logos are stickers right?
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:48 PM
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Not knowing the agreement going in makes it hard for us "judges" in the "peoples court" to decide the verdict. But, in the future I would get some type of pre compensation, so this situation doesn't rear it's head again.. I vote no Itrader rating -..IMO
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