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#1 ACTIONpack

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:01

I left my friends place to the grocery store to get some food because I haven't eat anything. Well a guy was in the parking lot try to get people to pay him to fix there car bumper or what not. So I guess when the guy saw my front bumper with a big dent in he ask me to pull over about my bumper. I told the guy that I can't pay anything to get it fix because I'm not working. Was laid off a few weeks ago. The guy said that to get it would cost $600 at the shop but he will do it for a hundred. Again, I told the guy sorry but I'm not working and can't pay anything at the time to get it fix.

so after a few minutes of going back and forward, he said let me fix it and you can decide what you can pay when you get out of the grocery store. I was sand off it about it but I was like okay but I'm not working and can't pay much of nothing
he fix the bumper which he did a good job only took him 3 minutes tops. I went into the store got my food and took out a $20. Went out and gave the guy a $20. He got upset and I was like I can't pay much of it. Not working and I told him that. He got upset and said that I was an ass and I said sorry but money is tight and I told you I can't pay much to nothing for it.

Was I wrong for only giving him a $20. Should I have not giving anything to him? I could pay him over 100 but I don't need when my next job will be. I was upfront with him about my jobless. He was pretty forceful to do the work.

Did a good job with the fixing the bumper.


#2 +Nik L

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:02

No, he was wrong for harassing you into something you didn't want.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:06

No, he was wrong for harassing you into something you didn't want.


should I have not gave him anything?

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:08

If the guy really said, "he said let me fix it and you can decide what you can pay when you get out of the grocery store" then to bad for him. You gave him what you could.

 

If the guy didn't really say that, then I'd suggest you grow a pair and should've just told the guy to f**k off!



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:09

'he said let me fix it and you can decide what you can pay when you get out of the grocery store'. Was a minimum price set? If not, nothing to worry about. Get on with life.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:10

If you didn't want the job done, should've said just No but he made a mistake saying pay anything so...


If the guy really said, "he said let me fix it and you can decide what you can pay when you get out of the grocery store" then to bad for him. You gave him what you could.

 

If the guy didn't really say that, then I'd suggest you grow a pair and should've just told the guy to f**k off!

 

'he said let me fix it and you can decide what you can pay when you get out of the grocery store'. Was a minimum price set? If not, nothing to worry about. Get on with life.



#7 zhangm

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:10

I'm sure he's disappointed that he didn't milk you for more, but that's the point - he's trying to make you feel like you shortchanged him for a service that you didn't really want in the first place.

He's happy with getting any money out of you.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:11

Out of curiosity can we see what the dent was?



#9 +Nik L

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:12

You said you would decide.  You decided.  His problem, not yours. :)



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:13

'he said let me fix it and you can decide what you can pay when you get out of the grocery store'. Was a minimum price set? If not, nothing to worry about. Get on with life.

no price was set. He was making a lot from other people for doing it. I said no many time but he would not let go.

#11 Raa

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:22

What about a payment plan?



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:27

Out of curiosity can we see what the dent was?


I can get a before and after in a few hours

#13 exotoxic

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:30

he let you decided what to pay and you did, personally i would have decided on 0 :laugh:



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:40

I would have told him, While i'm in the grocery store stay the #### away from my vehicle or i'm calling the cops.



#15 Shiranui

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:16

He probably goes around kicking in people's bumpers just to generate business.





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