Call him and tell him you want your money back. I would not go over there with the other guy it might get nasty and you dont want to be a part of it.Around Christmas last year I dropped a car off at a "friend's" place to have the exterior refinished (paint/body). Paid him for the majority of it when I dropped it off. I've had him do work in the past and it was fine, a little time consuming, but been fine--and communication was good. It is now close to Thanksgiving 2021, and he has provided zero communication. 4 months since drop off went by and I asked for an update. Ain't got to it yet. Another month or two, same deal, ain't got to it yet. The same today. So I'm out a bunch of money, my car's sitting for coming up on 11 months, and not much has been done to it. I'm pretty upset. This evening I found out that another guy dropped his off right after I dropped mine off, paid him (full), an his ain't nowhere close either.
So over the spring/summer/fall I've been facebook tracking him. He's been out racing, buying parts, fixing stuff, etc. Playing, if you will. All the while, my stuff is sitting there.
I am pretty sure that money I paid him is gone.
I need it done, and done right. Or I need to go get it and pay someone else to do it. But I can't do that because I already paid him part of it.
The other guy whose stuff is also there, he contacted me and said if his stuff ain't done by x date, he's going over there to get it and it won't be pretty. I don't know this guy very well but what I do know of him, he's probably right. It won't be. He don't just say stuff like that and not do anything...
What do I do?
If he doesn’t have your money, take him to court.
Small town lessons….this is a really tough one we learn at a young age. If you don’t know a person’s mother (and know she is good people), never let them do any work for you. Many of the pop up shops have nothing to loose if you go after them. So many examples I can remember of lazy people that try and cull you with politeness. Don’t fall for it, they are just manipulating you.