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    Hi All,

    I woke up this morning to find out that a coffee shop that we supply did a moonlight flit owing creditors loads of money around town.

    Plus what is really bugging me is that these people were work friends who needed a helping hand to start a small but humble business.

    So I am down a 2 group M29 La Cimbali, Pullman tampers , Cups etc that was on loan to these people.

    All I can say is have an exit strategy in business.... but how do you do that when they run off.. mmm ... if only I had a crystal ball.

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    Re: Mongrels

    Quote Originally Posted by 41544F48424F52260 link=1326872644/0#0 date=1326872644
    Hi All,

    I woke up this morning to find out that a coffee shop that we supply did a moonlight flit owing creditors loads of money around town.

    Plus what is really bugging me is that these people were work friends who needed a helping hand to start a small but humble business.

    So I am down a 2 group M29 La Cimbali, Pullman tampers , Cups etc that was on loan to these people.

    All I can say is have an exit strategy in business.... but how do you do that when they run off.. mmm ... if only I had a crystal ball.
    Name and shame. Absolutely disgraceful. >:(

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    Re: Mongrels

    Bummer. Not much of mates if they have ripped you off.

    Do they have mobile phones? Could you try to contact one of them (the one most likely to have his/her conscience pricked)and give them a chance to return your gear before you go the the cops.
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    Re: Mongrels

    Quote Originally Posted by 497C7176425E727B7B78781D0 link=1326872644/1#1 date=1326872880
    Name and shame. Absolutely disgraceful.*
    Absolutely Chris! I should name and shame but these days in business it would open us to litigation.

    But none the less, because it was a loan amongst friends no paperwork was ever signed.

    Big lesson learnt...



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    Re: Mongrels

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C766374747B6F691A0 link=1326872644/2#2 date=1326873123
    Do they have mobile phones? Could you try to contact one of them
    As if by magic the phone lines have been disconnected..... {rage}


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    That is disgraceful. Hopefully you get some sort of reimbursement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 697C67606A677A0E0 link=1326872644/3#3 date=1326873125
    But none the less, because it was a loan amongst friends no paperwork was ever signed.
    Wait a day or so to give them a chance to contact you then go to the cops. You will probably need to lodge a report so your gear can be returned to you if the goods are recovered.

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    Sorry to hear that Grind IT.

    If you havent already, you need to spend some money and get proper legal advice to ensure you get your machine back. You didnt mention - is everything locked up inside the premses ?

    My non-legal logic is if you can prove ownership of the La Cimbala and Pullmans (esp.* if nothing is signed but the items themselves have serial numbers) then they cant automatically be part of a fire-sale to repay the secured creditors.

    Hope something works out for you.

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    Re: Mongrels

    Quote Originally Posted by 0712090E040914600 link=1326872644/3#3 date=1326873125
    it would open us to litigation
    Garbage.
    You only get sued for wrongly stating the facts, not telling the truth.

    ...and if they attempt to sue then at least you know where they are.
    ;D

    Post-up the serial numbers of the missing equipment too, it might be found one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0C2329344D0 link=1326872644/8#8 date=1326874479
    Post-up the serial numbers of the missing equipment too, it might be found one day.
    Wish I had not trusted them. It was the La Cimbali I was selling here many moons ago.

    Still it could be worse, I could be in hospital close to death with failing kidneys... Oh hang on that was April last year.!

    Good luck to them!

    May the fleas of 1000 camels infest their pubic regions!

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    Re: Mongrels

    Mongrels indeed. Its an awful thing to have happened - I hope you are able to recover your belongings.

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    Re: Mongrels

    Email me your details (i.e. who exactly you are!) and I can post the serial number of the tampers you bought.

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    Re: Mongrels

    Bastards!!! Im sorry that this has happened to you, and I hope that it all works out in your favour* :)



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