Update on "Bait and switch????" thread

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joel B., Jan 11, 2003.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 458

    I checked my account balance today and low and behold the dealer cashed my $500 deposit check! They cashed it the day after the salesman called me to raise the price! The salesman called me Monday (the 6th) morning and the check was cashed Tuesday (the 7th). I sent the owner a letter expressing my displeasure on Wednesday (the 8th).

    The plot thickens....

    Joel B.
  2. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    any dealer worth his salt would have made sure you were ok with the new price before doing that. i'd be EXTREMELY angry and they would know it...

    plus i'd be looking for a new dealer. and telling everyone i knew about my old dealer and his practices...
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I agree!

    So, did the owner even answer your letter?
  4. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 458

    I have not heard from the owner yet.

    Joel B.
  5. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I would show up there and talk to the guy in person.

  6. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I would think since you have the lower price on a e-mail and they cashed your check that,s kind of like a agreed price.
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I think you better go and talk to an attorney real soon.
  8. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    Okay! Since they cashed the check after the problem and you have in writing the agreed upon purchase price, I say make them give it to you for that price, or take them to small claims court. You CANNOT lose!!

  9. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    If it were me, I'd get the mower for the agreed upon price. If I had to sue, then so be it. You could try to contact the distributor for that dealer and tell your side. Use any free time show the dealer you mean business.
  10. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I was thinking the same thing.

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