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GMG
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Iain you are undoubtedly the exception, sadly there aren't enough of you in the industry!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, many trades are like this. It's not just skilled, trustworthy mechanics that are hard to find, it's the same for a builder, plasterer, gardener, taxi firm - you name it.
I always try to do homework (social media reviews, really) but a lot of these things are pot luck and it's difficult to protect yourself from traders like the one in this thread.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see his new company SVP Motorsport has a 5 star Google review score! nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes and I wonder how many of those are genuine reviews.

£180,000 voluntary liquidation with circa 30 odd creditors, wonder how,may stars they would give them, I would be very cynical of who is writing these reviews.
 
  
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Rossi911
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wh1t3Kn1ght, when you got the car back and realised you've been scammed, what has been the response from Dominic Delaney of SVP Motorsport, as that is what is also important.

Dismissed it, never responded, or wanted more money, etc ?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
...Iain you are undoubtedly the exception, sadly there aren't enough of you in the industry!


All i can say is that my eyes have been opened after reading on this forum .. not a bad thing to be fair ..

I always assumed all garages were pretty much equal .. it wasnt until comeing here i learnt the harsh truth and ill be honest it shocked me.

I dont consider this to be a hard trade .. there are a few tricky problems but over all its not a job i consider that needs a huge amount of intelligence .. i certainly dont consider myself to be intelligent to the likes of you guys.

I fix cars .. you often run businesses .. BIG difference .

For garages to act the way they do .. theres no words i can say .. it depresses me .. it lets my trade down ... and im proud to be a Porsche Mechanic

I provide a service for a reasonable profit .. it seems some people dont do that .

All i can add is i come here to try and explain whats wrong .. what it should cost and help out that way as theres nothing more i can do to help out ..

I also consider it a pleasure to do so .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
GMG wrote:
...Iain you are undoubtedly the exception, sadly there aren't enough of you in the industry!


All i can say is that my eyes have been opened after reading on this forum .. not a bad thing to be fair ..

I always assumed all garages were pretty much equal .. it wasnt until comeing here i learnt the harsh truth and ill be honest it shocked me.

I dont consider this to be a hard trade .. there are a few tricky problems but over all its not a job i consider that needs a huge amount of intelligence .. i certainly dont consider myself to be intelligent to the likes of you guys.

I fix cars .. you often run businesses .. BIG difference .

For garages to act the way they do .. theres no words i can say .. it depresses me .. it lets my trade down ... and im proud to be a Porsche Mechanic

I provide a service for a reasonable profit .. it seems some people dont do that .

All i can add is i come here to try and explain whats wrong .. what it should cost and help out that way as theres nothing more i can do to help out ..

I also consider it a pleasure to do so .


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
deMort wrote:
GMG wrote:
...Iain you are undoubtedly the exception, sadly there aren't enough of you in the industry!


All i can say is that my eyes have been opened after reading on this forum .. not a bad thing to be fair ..

I always assumed all garages were pretty much equal .. it wasnt until comeing here i learnt the harsh truth and ill be honest it shocked me.

I dont consider this to be a hard trade .. there are a few tricky problems but over all its not a job i consider that needs a huge amount of intelligence .. i certainly dont consider myself to be intelligent to the likes of you guys.

I fix cars .. you often run businesses .. BIG difference .

For garages to act the way they do .. theres no words i can say .. it depresses me .. it lets my trade down ... and im proud to be a Porsche Mechanic

I provide a service for a reasonable profit .. it seems some people dont do that .

All i can add is i come here to try and explain whats wrong .. what it should cost and help out that way as theres nothing more i can do to help out ..

I also consider it a pleasure to do so .


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Wh1t3Kn1ght
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Folks - spent most of saturday undoing all the "work" that Dominic Delaney had done to the turbo. Once I started dismantling things I couldn't believe what I was seeing - the guy shouldn't be allowed to continue trading!

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.







Didn't photograph but the rear side windows had been installed badly with the trim not even tucked under the rubber seal - so those have also been removed ready for reinstallation.

You get the idea generally screws / bolts missing all over the place - (why use all 6 x bolts when 2 x bolts will do huh?) rusted screws used instead of being replaced. Wires or hoses not connected (the front bumper had been installed incorrectly and the headlight washer system was left in a box.

Driver door window has been installed into the door without the window channels.... the list goes on.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Dominic Delaney SVP Motorsport Reply with quote

It's sorry to see but you can't be surprised??

He's incapable, incompetent and inept and its criminal he continues to trade. Just a shame you have parted with proper money for a proper job and he's stiffed you.

He's done this time and time again and will continue to do so, I doubt he has much of a business and as he has proved before, he cannot run a business, so it's just a matter of time. A contributor on another forum mentioned recently that he has very few tools in his workshop of any note and there was no activity.

Best of luck with the rebuild.
 
  
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