• Report:  #1517975

Complaint Review: Derek Spaar - Tempe Arizona

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John - Tempe, Arizona, United States

Derek Spaar
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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Here's my encounter with this piece of trash: My car needed a very expensive repair and I had posted a Craigslist ad looking for an experienced mechanic to save some money and also to have it done in a timely manner. This guy called me and talked my ear off about stupid car stuff to win me over with his "experience." I go to drop the car off and it's a sketchy apartment complex.

Should've been my first clue but I was blinded by the hope of my car being fixed and I've done an engine swap in a parking lot so I wasn't too judgy. Gave him a few hundred bucks up front, less than half of the parts cost from the dealer. He supposedly had some connection at the dealer to get a discount. He started making excuses on day 2 that it was gonna take longer.

Took him a couple days to "get the parts." Then he needed more money. He sent me a "receipt" from the dealer showing all $1100 in parts. This obviously turned out to just be a quote, which I realized after calling every nissan parts department in the city to ask if anyone had bought those parts. I started to catch on and he kept making pathetic excuses, lying about being in the hospital, etc.

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He stopped responding and kept the keys for another day or so before telling him I was on my way with an officer and then he left the keys on the tire and hid inside his trash hole while I had my car towed home since it wouldn't start.

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