Erie Construction Complaint - Scammed by Erie Construction Salesman
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Beware of these scam artists. A couple of weeks ago in our local paper was an ad: "BE A SHOWCASE HOME AND SAVE ON YOUR ROOF INSTALLATION" Well, I called scheduled an appointment and the salesman came out to our house at 6:00 p.m. He didn't leave until 10:00 p.m. However, we negotiated him down for a roof replacement from 18,000.00 to 13,000.00. I know this sounds steep, but it's a medal shingle style roof that we wanted. We knew it would add to the property value. Had to give him 145.00 down payment, and we signed the deal.
The next day, the finance guy called and came over for us to sign the loan agreement. But the loan amount was now 17,000.00 and while our agreement was 145.00 per month, the loan amount he had written up was 220.00 per month. When I questioned this guy, he said the salesman couldn't have agreed to the figures I stated. I showed him my notes from that meeting, then he said, my credit was the reason the price went up. Then he had the audacity to ask me to just go ahead and sign it. Quite the a#*. Needless to say, I told him to leave and he needed to talk with the salesman and if they did not get their ducks in a row, the deal is off.
So the next day the salesman calls me, and doesn't understand why I didn't sign the loan papers and that the finance guy didn't understand either. To make my review short, I'll just say the salesman, the finance guy and the salesman's supervisor continued to lie to us and I knew it was time to stop payment on the check, which cost me 27.00 to do, but it was well work it.