Stan Rudgley refuses to speak to angry customers who waited for hours to see him

Stan Rudgley

Stan Rudgley

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A CONTROVERSIAL car dealer has broken his promise to refund customers or make amends for faulty cars they bought from him.

Stan Rudgley kept them waiting for four hours before reading a prepared statement when he finally turned up and leaving after just five minutes.

Furious customers called his actions a disgrace after they were forced to wait around for four hours in a cold showroom.

When he did finally turn up he stayed for just minutes to deliver his statement before disappearing without a word to those left waiting.

Last week the Daily Echo accompanied angry customers, who confronted 30-year-old Mr Rudgley, director of the former Woolston Car Supermarket in Southampton, and wrested a promise that monies would be repaid.

It followed a Daily Echo investigation into the dealership, which closed suddenly earlier this month.

Mr Rudgley has since opened a new business called Fort Wallington Car Sales in Fareham.

However, Mr Rudgley only called at his business briefly yesterday to make a statement, saying he had been reading with “rising anxiety” reports about himself, his business and associates. He added: “This has caused me great personal stress and financial difficulty. I do not believe I should be blamed for poor service provided by a previous business of which I was not in control.

“I have made endeavours to speak to and offer assistance to anyone who has made a legitimate complaint since the inception of my business in November last year.”

He added that he did not wish to say any more at this stage and that he was seeking legal advice on his company’s behalf before quickly leaving the building and driving off in his black Volvo S40.

But the customers left in his offices were not impressed. Dad Chris Blake, 34, from Bassett in Southampton, who had arrived expecting to be refunded £1,695 for a car found later to have potentially risked the life of his pregnant wife, said he was furious.

He said: “When he was in the room he was there for one minute and wouldn’t even look at us. I don’t know where to go from here. Are trading standards going to help us out?”

After finding out that the company had closed its Hazel Road site Mr Blake found his car left around the corner.

A garage later said it would cost more to repair and that the bonnet could fly up at any moment when driven.

Daily Echo:

Furious customers wait to speak to Mr Rudgley

Mum Karen Knowlton, from Marchwood, who was sold a car that she found later to have been written off in an insurance claim by a previous owner, said: “He’s caused me a lot of stress. For him to come in here and play the “poor me” act is disgusting.”

Mike Wiley, 24, from Hedge End, was one of the lucky ones. He had bought a Toyota Celicia that later proved to have engine problems.

But while he managed to take home his traded-in Volvo he still left without £500 he claimed was still owing to him.

He said: “It’s a disgrace. He wouldn’t man up to something he’s caused and people with money he owes.”

Trading standards officers at Southampton City Council are currently investigating more than 40 cases relating to Woolston Car Supermarket, which include faulty and dangerous cars and refund cheques which were not honoured.

More furious customers have contacted the Daily Echo with their complaints about the firm.

Stan Rudgley is not the only man customers of Woolston Car Supermarket want to talk to.

As revealed by the Daily Echo, Richard David John Burbage has been connected to the company along with other firms that occupied the same site in Hazel Road.

The 40-year-old businessman owes more than 11 million Australian dollars to hundreds of people after the demise of his firm, We Buy Any Car, in Australia, which copied the name of the successful British online car seller but has no connection to that firm.

The dad of three jetted back to his native UK and the New South Wales authorities banned him from being a director for ten years.

After repeated attempts by the Daily Echo to contact him, Mr Burbage broke his silence.

He said he had suddenly left Australia because he was receiving death threats from angry customers and denied responsibility for the collapse of his dealership empire.

Footage obtained by the Daily Echo clearly shows Mr Burbage behind a desk next to the man officially registered as director, Stan Rudgley. Both are shown threatening a customer wanting a refund.

Mr Burbage claimed he felt intimidated himself. He also denied he was ever a partner of Mr Rudgley and that he had broken ties with him for “personal reasons”.

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9:58am Sat 1 Feb 14

The Wickham Man says...

The victims should organise themselves into a relay operation to contimually disrupt his new operation. Stickers, fliers, everything.. He can't really go the police because it will just create another snowstorm of bad publicity.
The victims should organise themselves into a relay operation to contimually disrupt his new operation. Stickers, fliers, everything.. He can't really go the police because it will just create another snowstorm of bad publicity. The Wickham Man
  • Score: 29

10:36am Sat 1 Feb 14

derek james says...

can't understand why punters buy cars from places like this, buy on ebay or privately and with the dealer's profit saved can pay for any repairs,i've done this 3 times now with no problems.
can't understand why punters buy cars from places like this, buy on ebay or privately and with the dealer's profit saved can pay for any repairs,i've done this 3 times now with no problems. derek james
  • Score: 12

10:48am Sat 1 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

I guess he will be found in the local Burger King. Find the fat b'stard and rob him of everything he possesses, why should he eat when he's taken food off the plates of other families.... oh, and give him a bloody good kickin too!
I guess he will be found in the local Burger King. Find the fat b'stard and rob him of everything he possesses, why should he eat when he's taken food off the plates of other families.... oh, and give him a bloody good kickin too! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 23

11:19am Sat 1 Feb 14

Dusty says...

I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest
I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest Dusty
  • Score: 13

11:34am Sat 1 Feb 14

Torchie1 says...

derek james wrote:
can't understand why punters buy cars from places like this, buy on ebay or privately and with the dealer's profit saved can pay for any repairs,i've done this 3 times now with no problems.
Most people would take a look at the area and realise it's an 'Arthur Daley' operation, the old time time 'back street garage'. Cars on these forecourts are there because they are one step away from the scrapyard, but there is always a ready supply of desperate punters to keep these cowboys in business.
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: can't understand why punters buy cars from places like this, buy on ebay or privately and with the dealer's profit saved can pay for any repairs,i've done this 3 times now with no problems.[/p][/quote]Most people would take a look at the area and realise it's an 'Arthur Daley' operation, the old time time 'back street garage'. Cars on these forecourts are there because they are one step away from the scrapyard, but there is always a ready supply of desperate punters to keep these cowboys in business. Torchie1
  • Score: 9

11:35am Sat 1 Feb 14

xxkazsfcxx says...

Dusty wrote:
I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest
No the story clearly shows the public what evil people these are and alerts the public so totally disagree with this silly comment
[quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest[/p][/quote]No the story clearly shows the public what evil people these are and alerts the public so totally disagree with this silly comment xxkazsfcxx
  • Score: -2

11:37am Sat 1 Feb 14

Dusty says...

Come of it, there are cowboys ripping people off left right and centre, i agree he is scum. But you never see the echo go after someone with such determination.
Come of it, there are cowboys ripping people off left right and centre, i agree he is scum. But you never see the echo go after someone with such determination. Dusty
  • Score: 6

11:59am Sat 1 Feb 14

massimoosti says...

Dusty wrote:
I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest
Think that's a given - V for Vendetta.

Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ?

1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales.

2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up.

3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved.

4. Above reported day in day out.

Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.
[quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest[/p][/quote]Think that's a given - V for Vendetta. Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ? 1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales. 2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up. 3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved. 4. Above reported day in day out. Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news. massimoosti
  • Score: -4

12:02pm Sat 1 Feb 14

massimoosti says...

Think that's a given - V for Vendetta.

Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ?

1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales.

2. Money man behind operation laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up.

3. Man employed to be the face and run the sites day to day takes all the face to face aggro and gets his pic in the paper every day.

4. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved.

5. Above reported day in day out.

Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report the news.
Think that's a given - V for Vendetta. Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ? 1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales. 2. Money man behind operation laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up. 3. Man employed to be the face and run the sites day to day takes all the face to face aggro and gets his pic in the paper every day. 4. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved. 5. Above reported day in day out. Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report the news. massimoosti
  • Score: -4

12:23pm Sat 1 Feb 14

WINGER7 says...

Secondhand/used car dealers should be registered by law, most are just people that have tinkered with cars for a while then set up a business somewhere thinking they are experts they have no real backup only a guy somewhere who will do a job on the cheap. Please use a main dealer
Secondhand/used car dealers should be registered by law, most are just people that have tinkered with cars for a while then set up a business somewhere thinking they are experts they have no real backup only a guy somewhere who will do a job on the cheap. Please use a main dealer WINGER7
  • Score: 4

12:46pm Sat 1 Feb 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Trade in s from MAIN DEALERS are a better BUY , and you can opt for warranty / AA / RAC check s or take a chance at TRADE PRICE !
Trade in s from MAIN DEALERS are a better BUY , and you can opt for warranty / AA / RAC check s or take a chance at TRADE PRICE ! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 7

1:13pm Sat 1 Feb 14

mobydick21 says...

Is it any wonder these people didn't get there money, his face has been over the press for the last week and his adverts have been removed by the autotrader. Lets face who would stand there and say in front of papers and cameras they were going to repay them then make them self look a fool by not doing so. Without selling cars how can they put this behind them and move on. You just have to look at him to know he hasn't got a pot to p**s in. And the bloke that wanted his old car got that back didn't he. What these people don't think about is if they cut of the life line of a company i.e advertising then they can't continue trading. Unfortunately I think that the echo and these customers are in a roundabout responsible for these people not getting any money back. Don't forget he hasn't said that they wont ever get there money back either.
Is it any wonder these people didn't get there money, his face has been over the press for the last week and his adverts have been removed by the autotrader. Lets face who would stand there and say in front of papers and cameras they were going to repay them then make them self look a fool by not doing so. Without selling cars how can they put this behind them and move on. You just have to look at him to know he hasn't got a pot to p**s in. And the bloke that wanted his old car got that back didn't he. What these people don't think about is if they cut of the life line of a company i.e advertising then they can't continue trading. Unfortunately I think that the echo and these customers are in a roundabout responsible for these people not getting any money back. Don't forget he hasn't said that they wont ever get there money back either. mobydick21
  • Score: -11

1:33pm Sat 1 Feb 14

burbagehunter1 says...

WINGER7 wrote:
Secondhand/used car dealers should be registered by law, most are just people that have tinkered with cars for a while then set up a business somewhere thinking they are experts they have no real backup only a guy somewhere who will do a job on the cheap. Please use a main dealer
Stanley old chap, still covering for Burbage? Why don't you wake up to yourself, grow some balls and end this foolishness now.
The writings on the wall and you must have read it?
I am sure Mrs Rudgeley and the Rudgettes will thank you for it?
Burbage won't so why keep taking the heat and agro.
[quote][p][bold]WINGER7[/bold] wrote: Secondhand/used car dealers should be registered by law, most are just people that have tinkered with cars for a while then set up a business somewhere thinking they are experts they have no real backup only a guy somewhere who will do a job on the cheap. Please use a main dealer[/p][/quote]Stanley old chap, still covering for Burbage? Why don't you wake up to yourself, grow some balls and end this foolishness now. The writings on the wall and you must have read it? I am sure Mrs Rudgeley and the Rudgettes will thank you for it? Burbage won't so why keep taking the heat and agro. burbagehunter1
  • Score: 8

4:58pm Sat 1 Feb 14

casual_carson says...

massimoosti wrote:
Dusty wrote:
I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest
Think that's a given - V for Vendetta.

Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ?

1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales.

2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up.

3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved.

4. Above reported day in day out.

Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.
I'm getting so bored of your repetitive comments on each and every article. Maybe you should take your own advice and move on... It's amazing how much of your time you spend reading and commenting all the articles when you don't agree with them. Nobody is forcing you to read and comment so if you don't have an interest then move on yourself as you're just making yourself look like a sad troll. I don't bother reading articles that I don't need to know about so why do you? Bit stupid really.
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest[/p][/quote]Think that's a given - V for Vendetta. Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ? 1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales. 2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up. 3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved. 4. Above reported day in day out. Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.[/p][/quote]I'm getting so bored of your repetitive comments on each and every article. Maybe you should take your own advice and move on... It's amazing how much of your time you spend reading and commenting all the articles when you don't agree with them. Nobody is forcing you to read and comment so if you don't have an interest then move on yourself as you're just making yourself look like a sad troll. I don't bother reading articles that I don't need to know about so why do you? Bit stupid really. casual_carson
  • Score: 13

5:09pm Sat 1 Feb 14

casual_carson says...

mobydick21 wrote:
Is it any wonder these people didn't get there money, his face has been over the press for the last week and his adverts have been removed by the autotrader. Lets face who would stand there and say in front of papers and cameras they were going to repay them then make them self look a fool by not doing so. Without selling cars how can they put this behind them and move on. You just have to look at him to know he hasn't got a pot to p**s in. And the bloke that wanted his old car got that back didn't he. What these people don't think about is if they cut of the life line of a company i.e advertising then they can't continue trading. Unfortunately I think that the echo and these customers are in a roundabout responsible for these people not getting any money back. Don't forget he hasn't said that they wont ever get there money back either.
Oh my goodness do you not understand it's a huge win for the victims involved if the company can't continue to trade!! That's what we have all been fighting for. Why should Stan be able to set up a new company leaving the old companies debts behind just to do it again!! It's the 5th new company in a year so ultimately people want them stopped because it's clear money won't come back but they shouldn't be allowed to continue to trade and go on with business with ease after making hundreds of peoples lives stressed and difficult. I'm glad they can't trade it's about time they were stopped and that Stan is a downright coward for making everyone wait for over 4 hours in the cold before telling them he wouldn't be held accountable for the money owed and won't be paying it back after saying in camera that he promised to make things right. If he was serious about his new business bring in the straight and narrow he would have gained new customers trust by actually Keeping his promises and making things right. He's just made things worse for him. He's a terrible person and I hope he continues to struggle in his business as he is a criminal and deserves his comeuppance.
[quote][p][bold]mobydick21[/bold] wrote: Is it any wonder these people didn't get there money, his face has been over the press for the last week and his adverts have been removed by the autotrader. Lets face who would stand there and say in front of papers and cameras they were going to repay them then make them self look a fool by not doing so. Without selling cars how can they put this behind them and move on. You just have to look at him to know he hasn't got a pot to p**s in. And the bloke that wanted his old car got that back didn't he. What these people don't think about is if they cut of the life line of a company i.e advertising then they can't continue trading. Unfortunately I think that the echo and these customers are in a roundabout responsible for these people not getting any money back. Don't forget he hasn't said that they wont ever get there money back either.[/p][/quote]Oh my goodness do you not understand it's a huge win for the victims involved if the company can't continue to trade!! That's what we have all been fighting for. Why should Stan be able to set up a new company leaving the old companies debts behind just to do it again!! It's the 5th new company in a year so ultimately people want them stopped because it's clear money won't come back but they shouldn't be allowed to continue to trade and go on with business with ease after making hundreds of peoples lives stressed and difficult. I'm glad they can't trade it's about time they were stopped and that Stan is a downright coward for making everyone wait for over 4 hours in the cold before telling them he wouldn't be held accountable for the money owed and won't be paying it back after saying in camera that he promised to make things right. If he was serious about his new business bring in the straight and narrow he would have gained new customers trust by actually Keeping his promises and making things right. He's just made things worse for him. He's a terrible person and I hope he continues to struggle in his business as he is a criminal and deserves his comeuppance. casual_carson
  • Score: 13

7:32pm Sat 1 Feb 14

shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com says...

The inception of his business in November last year. Really? For one Woolston Car Supermarket Ltd was registered in Sep 13. Prior to that Woolston Car Supermarket and Hampshire Vehicle Sales were trading under South Coast Enterprises (UK) Ltd, registered in Jul 13 again with Mr Stan Rudgley (oh and Ryan Overton) at the helm. So Stan, you as a Director were not in charge of your own business. Even Service 4 Life Ltd now trading as Fort Wallington Car Sales was registered in Sep 13. How funny that both Woolston Car Supermarket Lt and Service 4 Life Ltd were registered within a day of each other. Some might say it was planned to scam a lot of people the move on. Why the change of address to Manchester though with Woolston Car Supermarket? http://shareaboutdod
gycarsales.blogspot.
co.uk/2014/01/dodgy-
dealers-little-histo
ry.html
The inception of his business in November last year. Really? For one Woolston Car Supermarket Ltd was registered in Sep 13. Prior to that Woolston Car Supermarket and Hampshire Vehicle Sales were trading under South Coast Enterprises (UK) Ltd, registered in Jul 13 again with Mr Stan Rudgley (oh and Ryan Overton) at the helm. So Stan, you as a Director were not in charge of your own business. Even Service 4 Life Ltd now trading as Fort Wallington Car Sales was registered in Sep 13. How funny that both Woolston Car Supermarket Lt and Service 4 Life Ltd were registered within a day of each other. Some might say it was planned to scam a lot of people the move on. Why the change of address to Manchester though with Woolston Car Supermarket? http://shareaboutdod gycarsales.blogspot. co.uk/2014/01/dodgy- dealers-little-histo ry.html shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com
  • Score: 12

7:38pm Sat 1 Feb 14

shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
The victims should organise themselves into a relay operation to contimually disrupt his new operation. Stickers, fliers, everything.. He can't really go the police because it will just create another snowstorm of bad publicity.
Hopefully the fact that he is barred from advertising on autotrader will cut the amount of other people potentially being caught by this. The cars haven't changed from Woolston Car Supermarket nor the owner so what's changed?
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: The victims should organise themselves into a relay operation to contimually disrupt his new operation. Stickers, fliers, everything.. He can't really go the police because it will just create another snowstorm of bad publicity.[/p][/quote]Hopefully the fact that he is barred from advertising on autotrader will cut the amount of other people potentially being caught by this. The cars haven't changed from Woolston Car Supermarket nor the owner so what's changed? shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com
  • Score: 9

8:01pm Sat 1 Feb 14

massimoosti says...

casual_carson wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Dusty wrote:
I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest
Think that's a given - V for Vendetta.

Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ?

1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales.

2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up.

3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved.

4. Above reported day in day out.

Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.
I'm getting so bored of your repetitive comments on each and every article. Maybe you should take your own advice and move on... It's amazing how much of your time you spend reading and commenting all the articles when you don't agree with them. Nobody is forcing you to read and comment so if you don't have an interest then move on yourself as you're just making yourself look like a sad troll. I don't bother reading articles that I don't need to know about so why do you? Bit stupid really.
Don't read them then sunshine............
..opinions are allowed even if they conflict.

Anyway Carson as a casual should you not be putting me on a pedal stool ?
[quote][p][bold]casual_carson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest[/p][/quote]Think that's a given - V for Vendetta. Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ? 1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales. 2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up. 3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved. 4. Above reported day in day out. Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.[/p][/quote]I'm getting so bored of your repetitive comments on each and every article. Maybe you should take your own advice and move on... It's amazing how much of your time you spend reading and commenting all the articles when you don't agree with them. Nobody is forcing you to read and comment so if you don't have an interest then move on yourself as you're just making yourself look like a sad troll. I don't bother reading articles that I don't need to know about so why do you? Bit stupid really.[/p][/quote]Don't read them then sunshine............ ..opinions are allowed even if they conflict. Anyway Carson as a casual should you not be putting me on a pedal stool ? massimoosti
  • Score: -10

8:49pm Sat 1 Feb 14

CarFraudster says...

Stan is still a shield for R. Burbage. Stan will be standing in front of a Judge simply because any car he tries to do runner in will not get him very far.

One down. Now for the rest of the conspirators. Ryan,Mrs B,Danny ? Before the assets that could put those damaged by the Scam to right just disappear through clever legal angles.


Witchunt witc@unt should that be?
Stan is still a shield for R. Burbage. Stan will be standing in front of a Judge simply because any car he tries to do runner in will not get him very far. One down. Now for the rest of the conspirators. Ryan,Mrs B,Danny ? Before the assets that could put those damaged by the Scam to right just disappear through clever legal angles. Witchunt witc@unt should that be? CarFraudster
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Sat 1 Feb 14

casual_carson says...

massimoosti wrote:
casual_carson wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Dusty wrote:
I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest
Think that's a given - V for Vendetta.

Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ?

1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales.

2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up.

3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved.

4. Above reported day in day out.

Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.
I'm getting so bored of your repetitive comments on each and every article. Maybe you should take your own advice and move on... It's amazing how much of your time you spend reading and commenting all the articles when you don't agree with them. Nobody is forcing you to read and comment so if you don't have an interest then move on yourself as you're just making yourself look like a sad troll. I don't bother reading articles that I don't need to know about so why do you? Bit stupid really.
Don't read them then sunshine............

..opinions are allowed even if they conflict.

Anyway Carson as a casual should you not be putting me on a pedal stool ?
I've always said everyone is entitled to an opinion I was just merely saying that as your comments are becoming more repetitive as you continue to post on every single article they are becoming extremely boring and that you should take your own advice and move on from the subject as you are contributing nothing helpful. Especially as you are saying you don't even read the articles how can you possibly have an informed opinion to comment again and again? There are so many people that have been affected who are all very pleased to see some media attention on these crooks. I applaud the daily echo for bringing this much needed exposure to keep those affected informed and advise them as many felt helpless after the bad treatment and threats from these scum and even after going to the police and trading standard and even taking legal action - nothing was happening and they continued to get away with it as more and more victims were being added to the mess. It's not until the daily echo took an interest to help the public by exposing their history and offering support to those affected that more and more people came forward with their stories and FINALLY after a year of people complaining trading standards have started to investigate . These articles have also led to autotrader suspending them from advertising which is where they attracted their customers and frankly I think it's such a good thing that they are now struggling with their business and getting what they deserve . The main aim of all this it to stop them from trading and generating more horror stories, Stan rich and the rest of them have gotten away with this and had an easy ride for so long and I personally thank the daily echo for keeping everyone informed and encouraging the right people ie: trading standards etc to take action. Don't see anything wrong with that, only positive action has come from these articles so I don't see why you need to be controversial and be against them.
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]casual_carson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dusty[/bold] wrote: I bet an Echo employee got stung, thats why they are taking such a big interest[/p][/quote]Think that's a given - V for Vendetta. Turn it in Echo, How many days is too many ? 1. People ignore all the obvious tell tell signs and get mugged off by back street low end car sales. 2. Trader laps it up - fools and their money he's never had it this good since cleaning up selling Bob Martins in the 90's and lives it up. 3. Mugged off group get together and go to complain, contact paper and trading standards get involved. 4. Above reported day in day out. Above is all's needed, its in hands of trading standards now move on and report news.[/p][/quote]I'm getting so bored of your repetitive comments on each and every article. Maybe you should take your own advice and move on... It's amazing how much of your time you spend reading and commenting all the articles when you don't agree with them. Nobody is forcing you to read and comment so if you don't have an interest then move on yourself as you're just making yourself look like a sad troll. I don't bother reading articles that I don't need to know about so why do you? Bit stupid really.[/p][/quote]Don't read them then sunshine............ ..opinions are allowed even if they conflict. Anyway Carson as a casual should you not be putting me on a pedal stool ?[/p][/quote]I've always said everyone is entitled to an opinion I was just merely saying that as your comments are becoming more repetitive as you continue to post on every single article they are becoming extremely boring and that you should take your own advice and move on from the subject as you are contributing nothing helpful. Especially as you are saying you don't even read the articles how can you possibly have an informed opinion to comment again and again? There are so many people that have been affected who are all very pleased to see some media attention on these crooks. I applaud the daily echo for bringing this much needed exposure to keep those affected informed and advise them as many felt helpless after the bad treatment and threats from these scum and even after going to the police and trading standard and even taking legal action - nothing was happening and they continued to get away with it as more and more victims were being added to the mess. It's not until the daily echo took an interest to help the public by exposing their history and offering support to those affected that more and more people came forward with their stories and FINALLY after a year of people complaining trading standards have started to investigate . These articles have also led to autotrader suspending them from advertising which is where they attracted their customers and frankly I think it's such a good thing that they are now struggling with their business and getting what they deserve . The main aim of all this it to stop them from trading and generating more horror stories, Stan rich and the rest of them have gotten away with this and had an easy ride for so long and I personally thank the daily echo for keeping everyone informed and encouraging the right people ie: trading standards etc to take action. Don't see anything wrong with that, only positive action has come from these articles so I don't see why you need to be controversial and be against them. casual_carson
  • Score: 9

5:50am Sun 2 Feb 14

Saintsincethe60s says...

Just keep puplicising where he is operating from and then any idiot who buys a car from him only has themselves to blame
Just keep puplicising where he is operating from and then any idiot who buys a car from him only has themselves to blame Saintsincethe60s
  • Score: 5

11:51am Sun 2 Feb 14

Ronnie G says...

Just why is it taking Trading Standards Officers @ Southampton City Council so long to investigate this dodgy dealer?
How many phone calls from ripped-off customers followed up with written letters of complaints (at the request of TS Officers) have to be received before they take any action?
Or is this another 'area' within the council that has been 'drained' of its funds and there is no-one left in the Standards office @ SCC that is qualified ?
Just why is it taking Trading Standards Officers @ Southampton City Council so long to investigate this dodgy dealer? How many phone calls from ripped-off customers followed up with written letters of complaints (at the request of TS Officers) have to be received before they take any action? Or is this another 'area' within the council that has been 'drained' of its funds and there is no-one left in the Standards office @ SCC that is qualified ? Ronnie G
  • Score: 6

6:46am Mon 3 Feb 14

skeptik says...

Lloyd George lied, Ted Heath lied, Tone lied, Cameron is still lying - role models for car salesmen?
Lloyd George lied, Ted Heath lied, Tone lied, Cameron is still lying - role models for car salesmen? skeptik
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Tue 4 Feb 14

shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com says...

Service 4 Life Ltd T/A Fort Wallington Car Sales changes address to same address as Woolston Car Supermarket. http://www.companies
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Service 4 Life Ltd T/A Fort Wallington Car Sales changes address to same address as Woolston Car Supermarket. http://www.companies intheuk.co.uk/ltd/se rvice-4-life http://shareaboutdod gycarsales.blogspot. co.uk/ shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com
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