Hi all, well.. I really didn't want it to come to this, but 'MikeSeaman3000' has brought it on himself, I've given him a week from the date of the receipt of my letter to get back to me and nothing, so here goes.
Back on the 31st August, I agreed with Michael that he'd fibreglass my £190 Lilliput Touchscreen LCD Screen in to an astra centre console for me. That same day I deposited £230 directly into his account so he could buy the products needed, I also sent him my screen in its original packaging.
He had told me he'd received the screen ok and work begun.
After many weeks I received my console, but no where near the standards of £230! Not only had it arrived poorly packaged (the box didn't even display 'Fragile' or similiar), it was cracked all along where the fibreglass met the plastic and the overall finish was terrible (See Pics), definately not the work of a professional.
The screen had been dismantled and rebuilt in to the fibreglass, the circuitry was dangling freely with lots of sticky tape covering it (I assume this was meant to hold it in place), in between the circuitry and the back of the screen was a folded piece of paper, this appears to be an attempt to stop any short circuits, again this was not affixed. After testing the screen it appeared that it was no longer functional.
Not only am I down £230, I am also down an expensive screen!
I sent Michael a letter explaining that i'd be taking legal action if he does not refund my losses on the 30th September, this was sent recorded and was signed for on 3rd October, a week on and nothing. I will be going ahead with the small claims case as soon as I find time to get down the court.
This post is to let other fellow members know the experience I had
Now for the pics... (Let me know if you want me to put them on a seperate page)