If that is the case bringing the issue public may or may not help resolve the issue. There really is nothing that the board can do to help other than peer pressure and future lost sales but often that is enough.
I really haven't had a problem yet. But from what I've seen on the National board and others, it's the above. Start by contacting the seller/vendor and trying to handle it privately. If that fails, then they bring it public and basically say "stay away from john doe, he screwed me over".
This gives both parties a chance to state their case and others can make a decision whether or not to deal with that person in the future. If the "public" feels you were in the right, they can weigh in with their thoughts (peer pressure) or, conversely tell you you have the wrong expectations. In addition, it gives others a heads up on issues with that particular seller/vendor/etc so they know what to expect.
Lastly is this a true vendor or just a 3rd party. There may be a difference in how you handle them. (A True Vendor will probably care a lot more about negative feed-back, obviously). Also depending on how much money is tied up in this, small claims court might be another avenue.
I think I know what this is reguarding. A 3rz swap? if it is, engine swaps do take a large amount of time. Unforseen issues can draw out timeframes way beyond what is intended. I just finished a 3.4 swap that should have taken 2 months tops, it took 6. This is one reason I don't take money up fron also.
If they are stumped on a part of the swap and need help have them give me a call.
I dunno the circumstances but I wouldn't pay for labor before the work is done. Otherwise things like this this are gauranteed to happen. He might be a good guy, but without motivation for money, your project is not going to be a priority. Parts - yes, labor - no (ok, maybe a deposit).
I do contracting as much as I can and I just built a small machine for a guy. I gave an estimate and then got a very small deposit to do the design. He has given me all the money for the parts which I've used to build it. When I deliver the device, he will pay me what's due for my time. It's in my best interest to get this done so I can get paid.
Well looks like the site that I have all my photos on has decided to get greedy and won't display my linked pics on this forum anymore unless I "upgrade" my service. This upgrade is the super premo service and they want $400/year.
Looks like I will be exploring other options.
I will be...
Yesterday we lost a great soul. Molly was friend to many of us here and she was one of the OG cottora people.
Off reading in Colorado would not have been as great had it not have been for her and Troy and the Wonderful H.O.W.'s and the many other events.
We will miss you Molly!
Winter is coming and i know lost of guys will be tearing in to projects...This thread is to post up what you did today or over the weekend. Pics are optional.
I put in electric fans, 2 speed relays for regular temps high and low and one switched for A/C. Set it up to add a stock V6 fan that...