Originally Posted by Pondlife
From your post It can only be assume that you have had some work done that you aren't happy about and or think you have been overcharged for... ??
Have you been in contact with the person that carried the work out and discussed your concerns with them?
I made a poor choice of bus, knowing it was complete but rotten and paid not very much accordingly.
I then found its twin, an empty shell with all the rust sorted out, which looked like being a good bet for transfering all the good stuff over.
This guy quite rightly pointed out that the shell was not as up together as I thought it was and would need work, so better to restore the rotten one which he waxed enthusiastic over.
All opinions I've had so far are that, as a "professional" he should have known that the rotten one was unviable except for silly money, and he should have advised me to break it and start again.
That is point number one.
It turns out that the work he did on it made it even less viable (and dangerous though giving it the semblance of soundness when underneath welds were absent) ... demonstrated by the fact that only the areas he hadn't worked on were any use for selling as cuts etc.
Where he did work was slap dash to say the least, with panels simply not even located correctly.
So yes, the thread title is a rhetorical question, which could be of interest to people, but I'm checking the level and type of interest before launching in with all the sordid details.
As for communication, I appear to be dealing with a very slippery person who, at best, could be said to have fallen for his own propaganda and can't appreciate the magnitude of his errors, and at worst is yet again working to his familiar "business model" which involves spending other people's money on projects that are not likely to be finished because the sums involved turn out to be rediculously high.