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Old 12-09-2003, 06:19   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys
As some of you may know, I had my car converted from auto to manual. Well I'm kinda stuck in between, You see...
I Brought a manual conversion kit to suit EF 1 month ago (Nov 3rd) which included all parts (even the manual ECU)
I live in the country so I had him organise courier, and paid the postage.
Ok the "kit" arrives a week later with NO ECU or Gearknob, and a F*CKED clutch, so the only parts usable that I had was a pedalbox, gearbox, shifter and leather boot.
I ring him up and explain, he apologises and blames someone else for boxing it all up. Ok that's fine, I could handle that. I was promised another clutch would be sent down straight away, of course alongside the manual ECU and gearknob. I told him how the conversion was getting done on the weekend and he assures me that the gear will be down in time easy.
Well guess what..it wasn't, so my mechanic had to put in a new clutch, and I'm still running the auto ECU (which is a C*NT) and using PVC tape wrapped around foam as a temparary gearknob.
2 Weeks down the track and many more phone calls, still no sign of my ECU, clutch and gearknob....I'm furious to say the least.
I want what I payed for, please help me guys. What can I do legally?, is there any place I can dob him into?.
I don't finish work before 5:30pm untill friday (wreckers shuts at 5pm) so I wont beable to ring him AGAIN untill then.
And if he stuffs me around anymore on friday, I'll be naming the said wreckers. (I'm very tempted to now).
Once again, please help me.
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:41   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ripped Off: Please Help

Hey dude name said wreakers if in Perth

let us know who they are to avoid them if not go a pick up your parts
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:44   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/forms/cp/...%20Rev%201.pdf

taken from the WA govt web site:
http://www.docep.wa.gov.au/default.asp
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:45   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear of your hassles - hope it gets sorted out quickly.
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:03   #5 (permalink)
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hey Mason...name the pricks. EBXR has provided you with a link to the website so use it. problem is, consumer affairs, or whatever they are called this week, are as useless as tits on a bull.

i hope you get it sorted.

oh, name the bastards so nobody else here gets bitten by them.

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Old 12-09-2003, 07:34   #6 (permalink)
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Name them !!!!
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:59   #7 (permalink)
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yeh lemme know so i dont go down the same path if i do my manual conversion through them
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Old 12-09-2003, 19:26   #8 (permalink)
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Wreckers are the dodgiest mofos!
Been riped by them b4. CommodoreFalcon were the one who rooted me. Was only $40 on a cat, and it only happened coz i didnt have a clue, annoying all the same
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Old 12-09-2003, 20:31   #9 (permalink)
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ok I know this might be a hassle...but if I was you I would drive down there myself.

Im gathering its a fair drive but if you want your stuff the only way they are going to bend is by going there in person. I dont mean to offend, but are you still pretty young? If so get your dad or an older adult or even your mechanic to go with you and point out how shitty the parts are.
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Old 12-09-2003, 20:44   #10 (permalink)
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Take it to consumer affairs, lay a complaint against said organisation. Then, in your best english, write a "threatening legal action" letter. If all else fails, get a lawyer to write one.
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