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nerdzilla No mo Peds no mo /

i took a guys ped in for repair. he didnt contact me (or so i thought) for some months. lost his info. put up an ad on craigslist asking if i had your maxi, no replies. sold it to a kid, who then put it on craigs. guy sees it, tracks me down and has filed a police report on me. i have to pay him 350$ by friday or hes pressin charges. sucksville, cus im broke. unemployed too. he went and told bj what a dick i am. i feel shitty. i gota pay dude back. its the only right thing.

he isnt counting the work i did on the bike tho......... oh well. my own stupid fault. stupid.

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how many months? isn't it considered yours after a certain amount of time?

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Nah. I think he's the dick. Worth taking it to court? If you got a small business... that's all time money and resources you had to put out in order to service a ped he abandoned. You tried to reach him and made a public notice addressing him

What can the police do? I mean he did leave it at your place. If its being handled as stolen property... shouldn't it be recovered from whoever it was sold to? Was it registered in his name? (edited)

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nerdzilla No mo Peds no mo /

..........i just dont want to deal with it. he dropped it to me in maybe may? last year, last time we communicated was august? he said he emailed me.... it musta hit my spam box......... now bj thinks im a thief

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fuck it no regrets 2011

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Go talk to bj. Im sure he knows you better than the dumbass who can't remember where he left his ped

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nerdzilla No mo Peds no mo /

il be regrettin it when i got a fuckin warrant.

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Well since you're storage rate was about 1000 dollars a month...I'd say you could file a claim against him. Unless he has proof that he left the bike with you and that you sold it directly to the seller on craigslist..I think he'll find it hard to press any charges. If he has proof that he left the bike with you for that time period...then I'd say you can press charges since theres proof that he left the bike in your hands for that time period without contact or payment for storage of the bike.

Pretty much I dont think the guy can prove anything and if he can...then you can prove that he's stored the bike at your place for several months and owes you as much as you'd like to charge him for storage fees.

Tell him to fuck off

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nerdzilla No mo Peds no mo /

i hope.... but who knows. bj recommended me to this guy to work on his bike.

fuckin craigs list.

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nerdzilla No mo Peds no mo /

im trying for a job out of state and i cant have shit like this tying me up.

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Dude, go talk to a paralegal or lawyer in your area and ask them. I'm pretty sure you'll be all good. Fuck that guy, It's not like you didn't try or anything. You said you had it for MONTHS and he never contacted you. Did he have your phone number?

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nah, a dick wouldn't give a shit. Let him press charges so that it goes to court. He might not be that motivated and is just trying to intimidate you. Organize any paperwork, notes, scribbles, parts ordered, ANYTHING so that it shows you were acting as a responsible punctual mechanic. The CL ads are probably taken down, so those don't do any good, unless you printed them out while they were up. The work you did won't really do any good since the original owner didn't get to witness or enjoy that. But, the worst that can happen is exactly what you're willing to do right now, which is pay him. It's HIS responsibility to prove that he emailed anything to you. If he doesn't have that, the court may side with you and you don't pay him anything unless you want to, or give him some other moped just to ease your conscience. Good luck with it, and just remember that the courts are full of people much worse than you....

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This is funny, two months ago you were asking people if you should sell it. Now it has backfired in your face when you do sell it. What a great idea asking for advice on MA, haha

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I don't believe nerdy did anything wrong. I would've sold it too.

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Patrick Baltard /

I second the idea of the storage fees. Can't hurt to get a lawyer and try?

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You should be able to look at your old ads on craigslist under your accounts page.

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also, print out the thread you posted on here about it. We all remember that, and the judge would know that a real moped rider checks this site frequently. (kidding) but it did attract a lot of attention in the moped world.

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if he doesn't claim it and pay u with in 30 to 60 days depending on the state it becomes ur property.

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Our shop had a sign up for all repairs saying 10 days to pick it up from the time we left a message that it was done before we sell it. Mainly to scare customers into picking up their junk, but they did end up getting sold 6 months to a year later or parted out.

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check the mechanic lean laws in your state. i'm not sure if you need a business license or not for them to apply though. usually if a bike is left over thirty days from the job finished, and the job has not been paid for, the bike becomes the property of the mechanic. i've had to apply this too one bike this year at the shop i work for.

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As soon as I saw the your first post about this I thought selling it would be a bad idea.I guess I should have spoken up.

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I found this:

1311.19 Service.

(B) For purposes of this chapter, service is complete upon receipt by the party being served except as provided in division (H) of section 1701.07 of the Revised Code and except, for the purposes of sections 1311.05 and 1311.261 of the Revised Code, if service of a notice of furnishing is made by certified mail, service is complete on the date of the mailing. If the service is attempted upon an owner, part owner, or lessee, or designee, at the address contained in the notice of commencement required by section 1311.04 of the Revised Code, and if the notice, affidavit, or other document is returned unclaimed or refused, service is complete when first attempted.

I'd still go see a legal person though... (edited)

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Fuck people who flake on shit. I admire you trying to make this right after the fact he fuct up!

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he abandoned a bike at your place, you waited a year and tried to get in touch but couldn't, so you sold it. i think most anyone would agree that the bike was your property at that point.

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in Michigan you have to be a licensed mechanic or a shop owner to apply a mechanics lean. if you would have registered it in your name through a barn find/abandon vehicle type of thing you would be good to go. the most they can get you on is jumping title if your in a title a ped state.

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You sound set on paying him back. Its not worth the worry telling him to fuck off. Shucks poor luck dude.

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I would try and compromise. You have a legal leg to stand on. Like a roommate moving out, leaving shit there, and coming back a year later expecting you to pay for anything he left there. you showed due diligence. However you are not a Dick and have a moral conscience. Hence your willingness to pay him.

I would offer to split the difference, with storage charges being half. Pay the other half? Just my 2 cents.

If bj had someone leave a bike at handybikes for a year, I wonder how he would handle it?

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yea you need to hold your own ground. You are not in the wrong. He needs to work something out with you.

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Sue him for storage fees.

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you might have to be a licensed mechanic to get a mechanic's lien but you can lien a vehicle when ever it's left on your property. I do this for when I buy a vehicle that has gone through a bunch of hands and doesn't have any paper work left. I just say it's been sitting at my house for a couple years.

If the dude dropped it at your place and knew where you were and didn't come to get it it's his fault.

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