Lo­cal garage rips off se­nior cit­i­zen

Stanstead Journal - - STANSTEAD JORURNAL - Don Tay­lor

In the fall of 2010 I pur­chased a set of win­ter tires and rims from a lo­cal garage, at the price of over $700. I had them in­stalled and used them for about three months and in April of 2011 I had my sum­mer tires re­in­stalled and paid to have my win­ter tires stored for the sum­mer. Dur­ing the sum­mer the busi­ness was sold to an­other owner who con­tin­ued to store my tires. This busi­ness even­tu­ally went bank­rupt and all the as­sets in­clud­ing my tires were seized. An­other owner even­tu­ally brought the busi­ness and opened up shop. Be­fore this hap­pened I had con­tacted the com­pany that had seized all the as­sets and was told that if I came on such a day at 9 a.m. I would be able to pick up my tires as they were lock­ing the doors at 10:30 a.m. I went there at 8:30 a.m. and the doors had been locked at 6 a.m. I then filed pa­pers with them to prove own­er­ship and heard no more un­til a new owner took over he as­sets. I then con­tacted him and was in­formed that my tires were there but he couldn’t let me have them un­til he fin­ished his in­ven­tory. I con­tacted him again at a later date and made an ap­point­ment to have the tires in­stalled on my ve­hi­cle. I went for my ap­point­ment at 1 p.m. on Novem­ber 1st, 2011 to have my oil changed and to have my win­ter tires in­stalled, af­ter wait­ing for about 45 min­utes they came in and said that my tires had dis­ap­peared overnight and that they were nowhere to be found. How­ever they would be will­ing to sell me an­other set and take off a few dol­lars as com­pen­sa­tion, I guess not. They said that no way were they re­spon­si­ble for the loss and that they would not re­place them. I re­ported to the SQ and they told me that the garage was re­spon­si­ble for the loss and that they would not re­place them. I re­ported to the SQ and they told me that the garage was re­spon­si­ble for the loss and ap­par­ently mine were not the only ones to dis­ap­pear, ap­par­ently sev­eral sets walked away but no thefts seem to have been re­ported by the garage, very fishy. The SQ says that if any­one else is miss­ing tires from this garage they want the own­ers to re­port it to them as the garage is re­spon­si­ble. I had to pay a new set of tires and rims and be­lieve me the price of tires has jumped about 20 per­cent, my new ones were over $1 000. I hope that they don’t get the chance to rip off any other se­nior cit­i­zens or any­one else for that mat­ter we just don’t need peo­ple do­ing busi­ness like that.

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