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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
sim996 wrote:
FGP royally ***** up, doesn't sound like anyone I'd like to do business with.

However, the internet usually forgets. Who's that place in London, sure they're still trading despite the many bad customer experiences.


HWM.


Nobody forgets ‘The Wall’ ......

Or George Eaton .....

In all honesty , FGP had a free independent pip on their car at the OP’s expense .... identified a necessary issue with his car and has scheduled the remedial to be done at only cost + labour
Result for FGP

I too only logged in thinking I was going to check out the OP’s mates green 911..... this kept me entertained for days !!

It isn’t in the George Eaton class but it was a decent bit of a craic ...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it really 12 months since THAT thread Surprised

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=118758
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
Is it really 12 months since THAT thread Surprised

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=118758


It doesn’t seem like it at all....😂😂

I remember reading it before anyone had replied to the OP......I thought it was a bit strange but as I was in a different time zone outside UK , I thought I would check it out again the next day .....Jeez, what a fancy move by our member , then all the chess play after .......
It has to be THE most entertaining for so many twists and turns that I have had the pleasure to read ....

It must be the bad weather that brings it out in people .......
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m going to read that one all over again now 😂😂😂😂😂😎 Judge Judge Floor

“Hello, my name is George ‘............ Hand
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should check out PART 2 in the 996 section premiering right now Grin

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125775

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*********************************UPDATE - RESOLVED*********************************

OK, so I'm very pleased to report that I've now received a full refund from FGP. thumbsup

To all here on 911uk - thanks for a hugely entertaining ride and all of the input. Pretty amazed at the response, and I will most definitely keep you up to date on my continuing search. worship

Hint: I may have an inspection booked on a car for next Monday...

*********************************UPDATE - RESOLVED*********************************
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hint: I may have an inspection booked on a car for next Monday...


Please DON'T put down a deposit first Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP
Congrats on getting a result. FGP have learned a valuable lesson I'm sure. I look forward to hearing about your new purchase when it happens
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good outcome and keep us posted on the viewing mate Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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porsche996aero wrote:
Hint: I may have an inspection booked on a car for next Monday...


Please DON'T put down a deposit first Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not the orange turbo he has for sale? I quite fancied that.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

porsche996aero wrote:
*********************************UPDATE - RESOLVED*********************************

OK, so I'm very pleased to report that I've now received a full refund from FGP. thumbsup

To all here on 911uk - thanks for a hugely entertaining ride and all of the input. Pretty amazed at the response, and I will most definitely keep you up to date on my continuing search. worship

Hint: I may have an inspection booked on a car for next Monday...

*********************************UPDATE - RESOLVED*********************************


Great post and obviously great outcome.

This made great holiday reading.

Good luck with search.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear readers

Remedial work completed and car sold. Pictures attached.

Kind regards
FGP
 



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems he's still up to his old tricks!

https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/FriendsGreenPorsche/reviews/?ref=page_internal

I wonder how long it will be till this review is removed?!
 
  
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Kingb4
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Joined: 20 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomo wrote:
Seems he's still up to his old tricks!

https://en-gb.facebook.com/pg/FriendsGreenPorsche/reviews/?ref=page_internal

I wonder how long it will be till this review is removed?!


Assume you mean this review. Doesnt sound great, however conscious we only have one-side of the story

Copied from facebook:
" xxxxxxxxx reviewed Friends Green Porsche — 2 star
17 hrs ·
I bought a Car from Luke, IMS blew on way home 3miles from Friends Green Porsches which meant the car needed a new engine , after some discussions he agreed to exchange the Car for a different one. This took a-lot of negotiation I had to seek legal advice to get to this point.
This is not why am giving him a 2 star review ,I feel this situation was bad luck although he could of handled it better.
For my new car I waited nearly 3 months which I didn’t mind for the right car.
It needed a few things done before collecting it most jobs were done perfectly but he left himself down on some of the smaller jobs.I paid for these small jobs.

1) I paid extra for the front bumper to be resprayed I was told the bumper would be removed for painting but you could see they painted it on the car, there were lots of marks around the lights I showed Luke he wasn’t bothered,
2) The bumper was damaged at the bottom left and had been touched in. I did not notice this until 2 days after collection I sent pictures to Luke he said knew it happened while it was being loaded on a trailer to transport to the mechanic. Luke knew this had happened but failed to inform me or have it repaired .

3) The wheels were refurbished by Friends Green Porsche’s as part of the original sale. The lacquer on the wheels has now started to peel off on all 4 wheels just 7 months after collection I’ve contacted Luke but he has ignored my messages I have sent pictures but he is not interested.
I think Luke lost money on the this deal due to the 1st Car engine blowing and I feel for him for that but I never did anything wrong I paid asking price for the Car and it was under warranty ( he said it wasn’t to begin with my legal advice told me it was under consumer law which he eventually agreed.)
I’ve decided to take my car to be repaired elsewhere and move on as this is going to cost me hundreds. I am 80% happy with the Car 20% is only cosmetic.
This dealer at the time was not registered under the motor ombudsman.
I would urge people to use one that is or save money and buy private.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: FGP Reply with quote

Just read the loooong thread on this company and wish I had joined this site before.I'm not going to air my issues here (yet) but if I had read the reviews about this company before I would have certainly been more vigilant during the purchase process.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike theres another thread running currently with issues from the same dealer over faulty equipment supplied nooo nooo
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Hertsdriver
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2004 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been to see 'Young Master Luke' recently.... not a good experience.

Customer service experience - 0

He has learned nothing from this thread.

IMO, its not really a Porsche specialist dealership. Its more a young rich kid trying to flog a few old porsches.

For example, the descriptions are either copied and pasted or outright lies as none of the cars I looked at were as described.

I know we are talking about used cars and so you expect them to be not brand new, but if you take the time to write on your own website that a car 'The bodywork is in wonderful condition throughout', you don't really expect them have any dents, or poorly fixed work when you view them..
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also likes to shrill bid his own auctions up on eBay - take a look at the activity on some of his "auctions".
 
  
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