Originally Posted by broncotw
I am sorry you are dealing with this issue.... I would not wish this scenario upon anyone!
However, I am not sure why you would forward $30,000.00 to someone for a boat you were intending to purchase? I have purchased several boats from out of state and I have always provided some amount of earnest money to hold the boat (usually $1,000)! Once I arrived to pick up the boat, I handed the dealership/salesman the remainder of the money.... I would never ever consider paying the entire price without being there to inspect it myself.... Furthermore, the day AFTER you submitted your payment you should have been screaming for your boat RIGHT then and THERE..... I am not sure why it took you from December 2013 until now to start your campaign of attempting to get your money back!
I truly wish you the best and hope for an outcome which is favorable for you....
Please keep us posted.....
I first won the item on Ebay, but the Dork had the reserve too high to win (against Ebay policy. They've been notified also). I then called him and we agreed on a price. He sent paperwork/invoice. I verified business LLC, verified PNC Bank and account. I checked BBB (at that time he only had one complaint and it was handled professionally in BBB's eyes). Based on my complaint, and non-response to BBB, he now has an F. I called local Sheriff Office and spoke with deputy in charge of area. Stated no complaints or trouble within almost a year since they (Monster Marine) opened. My Bank verified also before money was wired. Seth has given excuse after excuse why he couldn't ship the boat (ie, snow storms, weather, boat shows, ect.). Weather cleared and I demanded boat and title within 48hrs. He stopped recieving my calls. Completed complaints via BBB, other internet sites, AZ and NC Attorney General due to intrastate commerce, meanwhile looking for a great attorney. Found him! And now I'll let the games begin.