Over the last two years, I’ve been involved in a small claims case through the civil resolution tribunal of BC.
Long story short, I was sold a car through manipulative sales tactics. Less than two months after purchase I had 12 invoices and a blown engine diagnosis.
I was devastated. I thought I’d done everything right – I got the vehicle inspected by a local mechanic; I purchased a warranty; I purchased from a family-owned dealership one town over instead of the big brand ones in the city.
But I ended up with close to 8 thousand dollars in repairs, a salesman who refused to help me, and the heartbreaking realization that I’d been scammed out of my money by a sociopath.
A few people I shared my woes with weren’t very sympathetic. Buyer beware, they said. You should have just leased a brand new vehicle. This is what it’s like, buying a used car.
First off, thanks for the support! And yes that’s sarcasm.
Secondly, seriously, thank you. Because as frustrating as comments like that are, they are fuel to me. They motivated me to dig into figuring out how to hold the manipulator accountable. 🔥
I dug into it via research and found out I could sue him. After going through the arduous and confusing process of meandering the civil resolution tribunal process and then dealing with the small claims process in order to get my money, I won my case!
What I learned throughout the process is that the government doesn’t make it easy to fight for your rights when it comes to small claims.
It’s like a maze of information, with minimal to zero clarity. To start with, I was given a print out from the courthouse from the early 90s with incorrect information. The government clerks were completely inaccessible when it came to offering suggestions. No one was willing to give even the tiniest hint of advice, for fear of getting fired.
The options were to consult with a lawyer for upwards of 150 per hour or fumble around on the internet trying to figure it out.
I did both and it was frustrating. Also, expensive. But I learned a lot. And now I am privy to a ton of information about the small claims and civil resolution tribunal process that other people could benefit from.
Which is why I am now offering small claims and CRT of BC consulting services.
My services are ideal for anyone who was sold a used vehicle under false pretences.
Consider me a guide throughout your journey to getting your money back. It’s gonna take a bit of work, but it’s important work because we NEED to hold salesmen accountable.
We can’t let people think it’s OK to manipulate and lie in order to make money.
The industry needs to be regulated, yes, but until the day that happens, we need to call people out for being scam artists.
Every time a sociopath gets away with something, it gives them more courage to do it to someone else, with potentially greater and more devastating side effects.
Think of a single mom with 3 kids, and no car to pick her kids up with, and no access to extending a line of credit in order to pay for repairs.
We can’t have that. Sociopathic and manipulative sales tactics need to be called out.
If you were sold a car under the pretence that it was in good or great condition, and it’s now broken down or you’re going broke trying to fix it, I might be able to help you get your money back.
At this point, I’m offering consulting services on a variable pay scale. That means you pay me what you can afford.
If you can’t afford to pay anything, I welcome you to still reach out for assistance. I will happily offer guidance and suggestions, free of charge. Contact me.
For everyone else, please select the price point that works with your income, then contact me.
We can set up a time to chat or you can share your story over email to get started.
Please note that every payment made below is worth an hour of my time.
I look forward to working with you!