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To think people are crazy to hand over all the money on day one

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Fishwife1949 Wed 26-Sep-12 19:37:21

Me and oh are watching cowboy builders and what we cant understand is WHY these people handed over 50k before even one brick is laid confused

We had are conservtory done a few years we paid in stages a deposit

There is no way we would of paid the whole lot before they even started

GoldShip Wed 26-Sep-12 19:39:50

I'm watching it now. Feel so sorry for these people

Fishwife1949 Wed 26-Sep-12 19:41:44

So do i they been shafted big style but why did they hand over so much at the start

TheCrackFox Wed 26-Sep-12 19:53:43

I feel sorry for them but also exasperated at their stupidity.

Pandemoniaa Wed 26-Sep-12 20:45:23

Unfortunately, this sort of cowboy builder will always target the people who are vulnerable to being conned. They pick their victims carefully and sadly, no matter how much advice to the contrary, there will always be people who remain gullible. But yes, you can get exasperated at how the simple message "reputable builders don't ask for enormous sums of money upfront" fails to get through. Time and time again, it would appear.

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