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    so my bike shop might be getting sued

    i dont start working there till june but from what the story the kid told me goes like this. the guy bought a 2 bike rack(strap kind) and bought 4 bikes. We usually hook up the rack for free when bikes are bought the kid did just that(hes very good at it he has one himself). he figured he would put 2 bikes in the back and 2 in the rack well before the kid makes it into the shop he sees the guy straping all 4 bikes and before you could say "stop" the back window caves in and the gate gets banged up. the guy threw a hissy fit demanded he gets his money back, even after he damaged the bikes and rack and demanded he be paid on the spot for the window and damaged panel. the kid called the cops to get it sorted out and the guy grabbed everything stuffed it in his suv and left before the cops showed up they saw the security tape but couldnt make out the license plate or face. the kid is scared he might be fired he didnt know he was gonna do that my boss didnt seem upset over the phone but wants me to come by after work because theyre might be a chance he might retaliate.


    so my question is does the SUV guy have a case?
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    I'd like offer advice, but without proper punctuation and capitalization, as well as your confusing use of pronouns, your story is extremely difficult to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
    I'd like offer advice, but without proper punctuation and capitalization, as well as your confusing use of pronouns, your story is extremely difficult to understand.
    bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
    I'd like offer advice, but without proper punctuation and capitalization, as well as your confusing use of pronouns, your story is extremely difficult to understand.
    thought it was just me!!!

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    Something about a broken window?

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    I don't even understand the facts of what happened. Who is the kid? The employee or the buyer? He put 2 in the back and 2 on the rack or 4 on the rack and none in the back?? The weight of the bikes caused a window to break and something else to cave in??? Or he drove the car into something???

    Your post makes no sense; please edit if you want a helpful response.
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    God save me, I think I actually understood the OP.

    What I don't understand is two things:
    1) How did the customer rack up 4 bikes on two-bike rack (without damaging any of the bikes) ?
    2) How did 4 bikes "cave in" a saftey-glass rear window (without one of the bikes being a Harley) ?

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    So...the customer bought a rack designed to hold two bikes. The customer bought a 2-bike rack, and at the same time bought four bikes.

    The customer put all four bikes on a 2 bike rack. The customer's rear window broke. The customer got angry. The customer demanded money back on the bike rack and bikes? Bike shop employee called police to help calm down irate customer. Irate customer took bikes and bike rack and left before police could arrive.

    Was this all a cash sale? Why would there not be a record of the transaction, either on a credit card or a check, unless this was cash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baftap View Post
    God save me, I think I actually understood the OP.

    What I don't understand is two things:
    1) How did the customer rack up 4 bikes on two-bike rack (without damaging any of the bikes) ?
    2) How did 4 bikes "cave in" a saftey-glass rear window (without one of the bikes being a Harley) ?
    I somehow managed to get the same idea that you did. And both questions 1 & 2 need clarification.

    If the tape shows the customer putting two more bikes on the rack himself, then he likely has no leg to stand on, but he might sue anyway. The OPs post was kinda hard to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    So...the customer bought a rack designed to hold two bikes. The customer bought a 2-bike rack, and at the same time bought four bikes.

    The customer put all four bikes on a 2 bike rack. The customer's rear window broke. The customer got angry. The customer demanded money back on the bike rack and bikes? Bike shop employee called police to help calm down irate customer. Irate customer took bikes and bike rack and left before police could arrive.

    Was this all a cash sale? Why would there not be a record of the transaction, either on a credit car or a check, unless this was cash?

    East Hill
    yup cash about 800 worth. not just the bikes but money for the window and whatever damage done to the paint of the truck, he called the cops to prevent a physical fight. its beyond me as to why he took his **** and left the scene.
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    He couldn't really if he stuck 4 bikes on a rack meant for 2.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledbikes View Post
    yup cash about 800 worth. not just the bikes but money for the window and whatever damage done to the paint of the truck, he called the cops to prevent a physical fight. its beyond me as to why he took his **** and left the scene.
    800 cash and an SUV. Possible retailer of recreational pharmaceuticals.
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    He has no case. I would never put the bikes on the rack. But only mount the rack. The customer should have read the instructions. I can see it on the people's court. The judge would ask, " so you bought a two bike rack, then thought that you could put all 4 on?

    Another reason to have a policy to not put the bikes on is what if they fall off 50 miles later?

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    OK, had to get the granny reading glasses out to re-read, and re-read again ... OK so this guy's name should be RICHARD - and if he does try to go after anything, well ... his name is Richard. He did a stupid move. And if he put all 4 bikes on a 2 bike rack - well he has only himself to blame.

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    what the hell are you sayin'? is this some new fangled language or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    what the hell are you sayin'? is this some new fangled language or something?
    <hands goldfishin the red granny glasses> ... here, it's much clearer when you look thru these

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    If the guy seriously thought he had a case, why did he bolt when the cops were called? My guess is you'll never hear from him again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledbikes View Post
    yup cash about 800 worth. not just the bikes but money for the window and whatever damage done to the paint of the truck, he called the cops to prevent a physical fight. its beyond me as to why he took his **** and left the scene.
    Sledbikes,

    Look at the bolded words and read it as if you don't have any idea what happened (like your readers).

    The pronouns (in this case, he) have no frame of reference, and I think you might be referring to two different people, unless the same person called the police, then left with his ****.

    In the original, there may be at least 3 or 4 people referenced (owner, worker, buyer, cops???), with no information to help us understand who you are talking about. Remember, that we, the readers, don't know that one time when you say "he" it is referring to the worker, and then the next time you use "he" in the same sentence it refers to the buyer. With this issue, in addition to minimal punctuation and sentence structure, you will be fortunate to get a comment even remotely relevant to your situation.

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    So, the "june" thing has me really wondering:

    1) Why does your future employer trust you more than his current employee?

    2) What kinda job are you going to do at the bike shop that you have a more than 6 week lead time on starting?

    3) Why is everyone (the "kid" and the owner) seeking your advice when you are newer than a noob.

    4) Why would you want to work someplace where the owner is so insecure that he/she needs to turn to a newer than new noob?

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    I'm still trying to figure out what kind of vehicle is involved -- car, truck, or suv? I'm guessing it was an suv - broken glass and damaged [lift?]gate.

    The glass probably broke because the hooks on the straps were attached to the glass(?). A no-no with all the rack models that we sell. If this is the case, the shop is liable because you sold the wrong rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    OK, had to get the granny reading glasses out to re-read, and re-read again ... OK so this guy's name should be RICHARD - and if he does try to go after anything, well ... his name is Richard. He did a stupid move. And if he put all 4 bikes on a 2 bike rack - well he has only himself to blame.
    What?

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    There's a nick name for "Richard"....it starts with a "D". She was trying to say it without saying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erraticrider View Post
    So, the "june" thing has me really wondering:

    1) Why does your future employer trust you more than his current employee?
    huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by e
    2) What kinda job are you going to do at the bike shop that you have a more than 6 week lead time on starting?
    It's called a summer job

    3) Why is everyone (the "kid" and the owner) seeking your advice when you are newer than a noob.

    4) Why would you want to work someplace where the owner is so insecure that he/she needs to turn to a newer than new noob?[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by erraticrider View Post
    So, the "june" thing has me really wondering:

    1) Why does your future employer trust you more than his current employee?

    2) What kinda job are you going to do at the bike shop that you have a more than 6 week lead time on starting?

    3) Why is everyone (the "kid" and the owner) seeking your advice when you are newer than a noob.

    4) Why would you want to work someplace where the owner is so insecure that he/she needs to turn to a newer than new noob?
    1) ive been working there since 99 but the lack of insurance and 401k keeps me working elsewhere fulltime
    2)3 bike trails,RR station,schools and usually next day turnaround on general repairs they need all the help they can get
    3)read 1
    4)read 3 follow directions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    There's a nick name for "Richard"....it starts with a "D".
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