Local garage rips off senior citizen
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.