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    helping out a mate...?

    so i've known this guy for maybe 5 or 6 years, an got on well with him, he was building a morris hotrod, but over time he let slip how he wanted a model b or a, something like that, well i had a model A chassis i wanted shot of and rather than put it up for sale, thought i'd offer it to him for what i paid for it, he said yes , put can i pay you in bits over a few months, now this is where it all goes wrong, i should have known better, never lend money to a mate!!!
    sure enough i get the first bit as he said, then, nothing, then he sells a cheap car he had, no money for me though.... go round there and he has the chassis already as i thought i could trust him? when i get there he has bought and had cut and bent, metal to box it and has boxed it, but still he has no money? then he gets a part time job, so i think i'll get paid then, but no, he needs that for bills, i start to press him as to when i get paid back, he says has an overdraft to pay as he gets charged on it? still no money for me!! then i get overdrawn and tell him i get charged daily and his bit costs me 30 pence a day, thinking he will then pay up, but no, he gets another car, taxes it insures it and has money to fix it when it goes wrong..... but still skint when i press for my money back!
    so i'm still overdrawn and the bit of it that he owes me now is over £40 in bank charges, he still doesn't think he need to hurry up and bay. but did let me know he has now paid off his overdraft.....lol
    am i being a bit too sensitive as its starting to p..s me off,
    the moral of this is no matter how well you know a mate, they change when money gets involved....

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    " Never a borrower or a lender be " .

    From experience any deal like that is carried out by goods remaining in YOUR possesion until fully paid OR hand it over expecting never to be paid and then you won't be as disappointed.

    Life has assured me thta no good deed goes unpunished

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    I would just write off the money and the "mate".

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    Wait until you have a whole series of responses on here - then send him a link to the thread , or better still print-off the thread and take it to him............
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    I’m guessing he doesn’t visit RnS?

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    Can you not ask for the chassis back.

    Dont feel too bad. I had a customer who was 8 k short on his bill last year,due to whatever reason.

    Worse part was i couldn't keep his car as no space,so kept all the expensive bits off the build including engine, air suspension,gauges and enough fabricated parts to nake the car un buildable without great expense.

    Hes paid as and when since and sttill waiting for the last of it.
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    i did that a few years ago wayne and he ( a supposed mate) still wouldn't pay his balance. i listed the parts on ebay cheap (buy it now) to cover the outstanding and guess who bought them all? it would've cost him double to buy them again so a no brainer but why not just pay the bill? you ask for the work, agree a price, so pay the bill.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    i did that a few years ago wayne and he ( a supposed mate) still wouldn't pay his balance. i listed the parts on ebay cheap (buy it now) to cover the outstanding and guess who bought them all? it would've cost him double to buy them again so a no brainer but why not just pay the bill? you ask for the work, agree a price, so pay the bill.
    neil.
    Its the chance you take if you bill after the work is done and not befor.

    This morning i was owed 36 grand with whats here..
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    Its the chance you take if you bill after the work is done and not befor.

    This morning i was owed 36 grand with whats here..
    holy **** batman!!!
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    If they dont pay,ill have a couple of cracking cars,lol.
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