1) Yes, I have had his trailer for a long time.
2)Yes, for a long time.
3) Yes for a long time, and he couldn't use it.
4) No words were spoken over duration or monetary.
5) Your point being........??????????
P.S. one neighbor had cancer, next cardic, 3rd has deformed arm.. and
the 4th who could help me ,worked weekdays and could only help
weekends... which were raining cats/dogs.(now, he's trying to get
daughter into college)
P.S.S. If I had KNOWN of the charges, I would've hired help for
about HALF of what I am trying to be charged NOW!
I'm not putting the blame on someone else.
moving dirt is not rocket science
Again I state my case,
If HE had just told me BEFORE-hand of the charge being implied, I could
have had this dirt moved by a landscaper for 200-300 bucks... now the
bill is 550 plus.
No contract then its up to a judge to determine the intention of the
relationship. If your State is for/against verbal agreeements you could
meet him halfway instead of going to court.
ASSuming on both your parts is the problem. Since there was poor
communication by both parties each should accept some montetary
compensation (discount) and some in the form of business education or
There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by
the tail and face the situation. -- WCF
you can do this...
you can do that...
..and what do you do when it's pouring rain outside and you have to cut
the grass? Be a man?
Don't gimme that macho BS!
Maybe within YOUR business you can afford on spending OTHER peoples
hard-earned dollars, and I bet if you were to be a man (ie literate) and
read the full posts AND IT BEING YOUR COMPANY, or YOUR hard earned
dollar, maybe you'd think twice before posting some ignorant message
such as " I am mighty and I can-do-it-all"
I am an ASE certified Master Automotive Technician (toot-toot)
(really, I am)
(Hypothetical situation follows)
You bring your car to me on Friday and tell me about a fluid leak. I do
the diagnostics for free... and tell you about the coolant leak.
"I'm sorry, but its your water-pump"
"How much is THAT gonna cost me"?, you ask
About $200, parts and labor...
You drop-off your car on Monday morning and the job is completed before
lunch-time. NO repair orders have been signed.
Meantime, your 2.3 kids get sick, wife has been sprayed by a skunk, 3
hurricanes have struck... whatever
YOU call back a month from Friday and say, "It's going to be the
following week before I can pick up my car..."
...but,I can't help you, because the manager is on vacation, HE makes
all of the decisions. He will be back TWO weeks from now.
Monday, two weeks later, there's a message on your voice-mail... "HEY!
This is Mr. soNso... your bill is getting excessive... there's a $50 per
hour storage fee to keep holding your car here. What do you want us to
What WOULD you do?
I'd find out what the going rate was for vehicle storage and pay the shop
that. I can't expect the shop to store my car for free. BUT your scenario
above does not match your own, the extra 2 weeks from the manager is not in
your situation. I would owe for the month at the normal rate, hardly
$50/hour for storage.
You probably should expect to pay something but a court might well not force
you too. From what you say you had No contract at all oral or otherwise. If
your state is a one party state with regard to recording telephone calls i.e.
only one party to the conversation has to know a recording is being made then
get the fact that there was no compensation specifically agreed to on tape and
you should be home free.
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