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Beware Of Building Depot Of Gaffney S.C Scam
Posted by Screwedbybuildingdepot on 01/08/2011
GAFFNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I went to buy a building they had for $1100 and the manager told me I could SAVE money and pay it off in less than a year IF I chose the store credit..well I did I put down $300 and was paying double payments until I noticed AFTER paying $805 it was showing I still had 32 payments of $71, when I talked to the owner he said he would "do better" when I wanted to pay it off.. NEVER saying what "better" was when I told him all the other man told me he said NO it aint so..but the other guy did not say a word, and try to say it was like that on the older contracts, if this is not corrected I will not pay much more than what the asking price was and if he wants to try and come get it I will take a chainsaw to it.. it is cheaply made..with no.2 2x4's and the door is pathetic.. I would advise to go elsewhere..
     
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Posted by Alain on 2011-01-09:
What was the total cost shown on the original contract and what did it say regarding early repayment?
Posted by Screwedbybuildingdepot on 2011-01-28:
Oh, I was told if i paid double payments it WOULD be paid off in a year or less... but the owner said it was only like that on the OLD contracts. the papers you get are VERY vague in description and what they say..and even the receipts are screwed up! when confronted about all of this another man had came in to buy a building and the owner said in house is for people with bad credit..but told me it was for convenience and saving..my credit score is over 700..my plan is pay just enough to pay the orig. amount and add some for their (credit) interest fee..not much mind you, I will strike a match to it or cut it in half for them before they get it after i paid a PILE of money!
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Deceptive Practices
Posted by Walker dog on 02/26/2008
GAFFNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Just wanted to respond to the Old Grunt review of our company. First of all, his title should tell you a lot.

We have made every effort to contact this customer and he will not return our phone calls.

He also has brought on-site carpenters in to review his complaints and they would not even write him a valid recommendation.

When we deliver our buildings we ask the customer to inspect his building, show us where to put it, and then he pays us and signs off on it that he is satisfied. If I weren't satisfied with a $2200 building I certainly wouldn't pay the man AFTER it was delivered. Sounds to me like MOMMA came home and didn't like the fact that PAPA had spent her money without asking her permission. Next time, ask permission so that you don't have to drag a company through the mud to make yourself look better.

Thanks
     
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Posted by thensider on 2008-02-26:
your response to this persons complaint on public forum is highly unprofessional, and makes me wonder if the poster is telling the truth and what kind of ethical standard you have as a business person. Seems the only person you owe an explanation to is the poster.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-26:
I am going to agree 100% with thensider and say this in NOT the way to do it!
Posted by fascismsux on 2008-02-26:
Lidman-thensider- why isnt this the way to do it ? I dont see the problem . Old Grunt may well be right but he should post some of those pictures that he has . It does seem a little odd that the building could be so bad and that that couldnt be determined in only a couple of minutes by a reasonably intelligent person . It is a very small building . where are the pictures old Grunt?
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-26:
fascismsux, it isn't professional to do something like this, its just something us grown ups try NOT to do.
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-26:
He makes reference to AOL public albums to find the pictures..
Posted by thensider on 2008-02-27:
Fasci, my point is not whether the original poster is right or wrong. The point is that as a business person, THIS poster is not showing anyone that he is right by posting his response to the consumer in a public forum, and throwing accusations regarding the original OPS home life. To me, it is HIGHLY unproffesional. I would definatly question his ethical practices after reading his "review" .
Posted by Principissa on 2008-02-27:
Wow, this guy is a business owner? He sounds like a teenager making fun of some kids mother! Really, your post makes the complaint about your company look more legit. If this is the way you handle complaints, by disrespecting the customers, then I believe every single word in that complaint. I don't care if this guy really is an old grump, he is your customer and you should at least show some semblance of respect while responding to a complaint. He didn't bad mouth you like this in his review.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
Oh jeeze Louise people. I find it ludicrous you people have nothing better to do with your lives than to complain about somebody complaining about somebody complaining.. Yes, and I see the irony that I'm complaining about y'all complaining about this schmuck complaining about some old coot complaining about some crappy poorly built building. Let's for the sake of brevity and extraterritoriality try to contain complaints within at least two degrees of separation.
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Deceptive advertising
Posted by Old Grunt on 09/10/2007
GAFFNEY, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I purchased a 12'x24' storage building based on a this company's web site and a viewing of their display models at their facility. They claim in their ad "Quality construction and materials is their trademark" and the models on display are in-fact of a reasonable quality for this type of construction. At time of delivery, I did not have adequate time to closely inspect the building as I was threatened with "additional charges" for wait time. I was already paying an additional $100 delivery fee because I had to remove two small trees. I agreed to the $100 but was under stress and duress when I accepted the delivery. This building is shoddily constructed with lumber and materials that appear to have been retrieved from a trash pile, it resembles nothing in their ads or their models. Within a week the roofing plywood was warped and sagging. I paid $50 each for five (5) windows and three (3) of them are not even nailed to the framing properly, nor is framing even level or plumb. I had a verbal agreement with the owner to have it constructed with a specific size of siding due my HOA requirement. That didn't happen either. I did take my chances with HOA however they are not happy.

I have made numerous attempts with the owner to resolve the issues however he communicated only once via email that his company "does not provide any warranty and doesn't have to do anything". This building (sic) is so poorly constructed I consider it a safety hazard due to the way the roof is applied, I do not believe it will support any weight such as snow/sleet/ice etc.. I bought this building to store very expensive tools and lawn machines etc.. the owner is very quick to quote scripture however evidently he chooses to "hide" behind the bible rather than live by it.

Oh yes, as noted in their ad, they are a company that is "there after the sale" LOL ..... what a joke. Be forewarned; this is NOT an ethical, or honest company. I have over 30 photos of this building but could take many more examples it is so bad. I am currently working on allowing the photos to be viewed on-line at my AOL public albums. Please stay tuned, I refuse to be ripped off anymore. Retired and tired of all the BS !!!
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-10:
Good information. I voted your review as 'Very Helpful'.
Posted by Old Grunt on 2007-09-10:
Thanks .. I just relocated here from S. Florida after retirement. I am originally from SC and thought I would find a little more honesty here; guess every place changes with time. Thanks for the vote.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-10:
Old Grunt, first Welcome! It's good to have some more old guys around here. LOL

I got one from HD here is Asheville, NC and it was a lot better then what you are saying yours is, but I still had to go back over it and put screw in all the floor and, well everywhere. It is not a good thing when these people take advantage of people and even worst when they hide behind the bible. Have you called the states AG?

Good luck and let us know what happens. Good review
Posted by Old Grunt on 2007-09-11:
I am old enough to understand the America we used to live in is long gone. Hardly anyone takes any pride in what they do; other than the scam artists. And yes, I was raised in good Christian home and totally dumbfounded by this guy's outlook on the Bible. Wonder did he ask himself WWJD ? Thanks
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-09-12:
for us to understand the bible part, how was the owner using scripture to hide behind?

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-12:
Old grunt that sounds awful. It is a reasonable expectation that the building would be sound, windows attached, the building would be plumb, etc... You might want to take them to court because I think you got a case. Also does your local news have some sort of consumer watch type reporter? If so give them a call. I hope this gets resolved. Old grunt, thanks for taking the time to post your story. I voted your contribution 'Very Helpful'.
Posted by Old Grunt on 2007-09-12:
jkshff1 - The owner posts a different scripture on his web site almost daily, not sure of the frequency. I was raised in a good Christian home myself so in the part of the country (Bible belt) it's no big deal; except when you don't practice what you preach to others. Only my opinion; I feel a good christian would make an effort to resolve the issue man to man. From my upbringings he would simply be defined a hypocrit .... I could go on but this is not the place. thanks for you interest.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-09-13:
thanks for the explanation..the comment makes more sense now.
live in the bible belt myself. raised in similar surroundings.
daddy died with no money...I paid off everything he owed..the only thing he left me was my word..a very valuable commodity in this day and time and I am great full for it.
Told my kids the only people I really don't like are liars, cheats and thieves.
sorry for the rant
Posted by Old Grunt on 2007-09-13:
10-4 .... liars, cheats & thieves; very hard to deal with ... they don't leave you many options. ... thanks for the feedback and happy you understand where I'm coming from ...
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