Stuff repaired but not picked up

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    What would you do if you had this much stuff repaired but not picked up?


    Some of it is stuff where owner didn't approve some point they will give/sell this stuff.
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  2. springfield_pest

    springfield_pest LawnSite Senior Member
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    You need a policy about what happens. After x number of days a storage fee per day starts and after y number of days the item considered abandoned and disposed of at stores discretion.
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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've gotten some good deals on that type of stuff.
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  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from South Jersey
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    Got your eye on any of that stuff Ed ? :nod:
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  5. iand

    iand LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Make a final call to the owners and give them a date to get it. If they don't pick it up, sell it.
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  7. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it wasn't approved for repair? Then why did they repair it? That's like us doing Fall clean ups without approval and wondering why we're not getting paid.
  8. That Guy Gary

    That Guy Gary LawnSite Silver Member
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    I could see it happening with some situations. I've had the rocker arm pop off the valve stem of 2 blowers this year. If I were working in a repair shop I'd probably have just popped them back on while I had the valve cover off without thinking I should call the customer first.

    And I'd have just repaired the machine without authorization.
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  9. AlohaMowing

    AlohaMowing LawnSite Member
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    Local laws should be checked before anything is done. Laws may set requirements for timing and manner of notice prior to disposal and may require that the proceeds from any sale of abandoned or unclaimed property be escheated to the state. After finding out what the law requires, one may then make an informed decision whether to comply.
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  10. OP

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    If they don't approve repair it is tagged and goes in shed awaiting pickup.
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