Welcome to the Kramer Forum

Kramer Forum - dedicated to Kramer guitars and basses, instruments for rock musicians.
It is currently Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:57 pm

All times are UTC-04:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:44 am 
Offline
Kramer Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Posts: 282
I am just an average Joe. I work my butt off to provide for my family. I managed to save, and set aside some money for a major project almost 2 years ago. A new garage. Joe's garage. Lol.
The contractor I hired, took $5,000.00 of my money, and their incompetence left me with $30,000.00 in damages to my property, and cost me another $6,500.00 in lawyer bills, repairs, and inspections.
It also made it impossible to continue to build a garage to replace the garage that was torn down.
These thieves, committed so much fraud, they will be lucky if they do not go to jail after this lawsuit. It is a long story.
Today my lawyer is in a court in a settlement meeting. It has taken a long time to get this far.
1 of 2 outcomes will happen today.
1.) They settle.
2.) They don't settle and we go to trial.
I am not worried about going to trial. NO WAY they don't loose.
Then after a trial I will have to try and collect.
So wish me luck.
Maybe today it will be over. Then I can move on and build my dream garage. My Hot Rods on the first floor, and giant guitar building/repair shop/studio on the second floor.
I can only hope this nightmare will be over soon.

_________________
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:15 am 
Offline
Kramer Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:31 pm
Posts: 404
Good luck, Joe! Sometimes I think the bad guys do win, but hopefully not today. One way or another, Karma is a bitch in the end. Hope you get justice today and can put this behind you.

_________________
SO many projects, so little time!

Classic II red Tele
Ferrington red Tele
81 Pioneer Bass
various Foci
various pieces parts...
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin LX1E, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:43 am 
Offline
Kramer Kommander
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:37 am
Posts: 1652
Location: Germany
Wish you all the luck Joe, hopefully the settlement will work out for you.

Since you mentioned one of my all-time favorite albums, maybe it will cheer you up a bit:





"And here comes the ice-pick in the forehead..."



Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:57 am 
Offline
Kramer Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:13 pm
Posts: 155
Location: State Of Jefferson
Good Luck Joe, wish all the crooks on the planet would somehow just vaporize and disappear...hope they get what they gave!!


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm 
Offline
Kramer Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:54 am
Posts: 33
Location: Ontario, Canada
... and so?

Sorry to hear you got burned.

(((((Sending PEACE vibes NOW)))))

_________________
(formerly "chucho", and before that "Kramer.into.5150")

good dealings with xbolt, Mr80's, Coloradoman25, kb7010, PacerPete, dan, skydive69, Vej, popvamp, Ianreed99, mnorton999, pablo_neruda, Amerturk, DarthPhineas,


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm 
Offline
Kramer Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Posts: 282
Well.
It goes back to the Judge in a couple of weeks.
AND. The Judge is going to be pissed.
The contractor got a new lawyer. Their new lawyer is claiming that the contractors insurance company has denied their insurance claim.
Probably because their insurance doesn't cover FRAUD and INCOMPETENCE.
If they even have insurance.
No matter. It is going forward. One little step at a time.
Thanks for all the support folks. It has been a LONG hard road.
I have a great lawyer, they did not. So it was kind of Karma that their first lawyer was incompetent.
It doesn't end today. It will soon though.

_________________
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm 
Online
Kramer Kommander
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:34 pm
Posts: 2364
Location: ON CAN
Best of luck moving fwd! :headbang

_________________
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:07 pm 
Offline
Kramer Maniac

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:02 am
Posts: 192
Location: New York
Best of luck Joe.

If it makes you feel any better, I have been a victim of fraud twice. Before starting my own business 2 years ago, I had a long career in finance which is full of crooks. These were the 2 outcomes:

1) crooks that I worked for owed my $13,000 for work I did for them, they claimed I didn’t do it, but there were computer records. I lawyered up and won, got my $13k.
2) I was a victim of a securities fraud by a former “friend” from college. They took $45k of my money and it was gone. I never got it back and probably never will, but that asshole and his friends are all in prison for securities fraud. May they rot in hell.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:38 pm 
Offline
Kramer Maniac

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:05 pm
Posts: 265
Location: Arkansas
Damn, best of luck dude. I hate thieves.....

_________________
85 Forum Raffle 2017 (Pink Irma)
85 Baretta (2016 Giveaway)
85 Imperial
86 Focus 3000
87 Focus 1000
89 Baretta
99 Les Paul Classic
2013 Edwards E-LP-125ALS
Pre-04 Edwards Les Paul Custom


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm 
Offline
Kramer Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:00 pm
Posts: 282
Thanks for the support folks.
It has taken almost 2 years to get this far. What is a few more weeks or months?
Eventually I will have enough money saved back up to build the garage.
The back story is this.
I hired a contractor to put in a new trench style concrete foundation/footings and floor for a new 24'x26' garage.
They F'D up the foundation footing SO BAD. It FAILED ALL BUILDING CODES in the State of Michigan.
So this meant I could not continue to build a garage on this defective foundation.
The 28 yards of concrete they filled up my backyard with (18yards more than required), needed to be removed.
Now that all the ground is disturbed. SO. The new Footings/Foundation MUST be built like a house foundation, with a steel reinforced 2'x1' footer, and a steel reinforced footer wall 8"x42" tall. The cost of this type of foundation is a minimum of $28,000.00.
This cost is substantially more than a trench footing. Which is what I hired the contractor to do.
The contractor committed multiple act's of fraud, and other illegal acts.
This is why, I am where I am today.
All I wanted was my dream garage.
I had no choice of tearing down the old 1930's garage. It was leaning bad, the sill plates were all rotted out. Soon it was going to be in the neighbors yard. It had 2 lights, and 2 outlets. I could only fit one car in it, because a shelf was holding up one of the walls. It was infested with demon spiders of unknown origins, and other various creatures that found a way into it. It flooded every time it rained, and every winter.
I was hoping to find Jimmy Hoffa was buried under the 2 layers of floor. Maybe collect a reward. I wasn't that lucky.
I have been moving forward slowly. The new foundation will cost as much as what I had saved for the entire garage build.
I am just a poor boy from a poor family.

_________________
Joe in Detroit
85 Striker 100ST Blk (1st E. Guitar)
88 Nightswan Sparkle BL
90 ProAxe Std CR
89 Sustainer Blk
84 Baretta BLK
84 Baretta CR
85 Baretta CR
86 Baretta Cream
86 Focus 1000 Blk


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next

All times are UTC-04:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
Theme Created by HOLLYSMOKE
Theme updated to phpBB 3.1.6 by KamijouTouma
Theme Version is 3.1.6-ss2