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Old 02-03-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Found this gem, and thought I'd share


Talk about gouging the elderly.


Flickering light costs $9000


Love his response "we charge by the job, not by time and materials"

It was a while ago, but frightening non the less.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hmmm... seems like the 91 year old customer base is lucrative. ..

"Do you have an electrical problem? Are you 91 years old? Call Peter D Electric right fk'ing now!"
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Somebody needs a stern ass whooping!
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WOW! i try to help out people on a fixed income , a lot times some minor things for free.this is how you get buissness!this guy is nothing short of a crook, then you can't find them.
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In Florida that would be prosecuted under crimes against the elderly. It's a felony and that will be the last time that guy pulls wires in this state.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:38 AM   #6
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PA has adopted similar laws since 2009. Fraud against people over a certain age (not sure, but think it's 65) can become a criminal charge through the state district attorney's office (versus a civil complaint going through the applicable court system)
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WOW! i try to help out people on a fixed income , a lot times some minor things for free.this is how you get buissness!this guy is nothing short of a crook, then you can't find them.
There have been many times I did work for elderly folks for free or a reduced rate and if there wasn't a way through the company I did it on my own time.

People that would rip them off need a trip out back to the wood shed.
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I see that guys trucks all the time.

This is a big problem in Pennsylvania....there are no repercussions for bad contractors. The state of PA is weak in enforcement and 95% of all municipalities including Philadelphia have zero enforcement of these type of matters.

The home improvement contractor license in PA is a ****ing joke. IF you have it you can go to most municipalities and become a licensed Electrical, plumber, fire alarm or fire sprinkler contractor.

IF this was in NJ...one phone call to the Master Electrician board would open up an investigation and put this guy out of business. They fine the **** out of this type of contractor.

There was a similar contractor in the South Jersey area that drove around in these Obnoxious Orange trucks in the 90's...I use to see his guys at the supply house all the time...guess what hes no longer Licensed in NJ, they fined this guys in the 10's of thousand of dollars......He changed his name and moved his shop and business to the Philadelphia area.
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I think it is because PA is a commonwealth and not a proper state. The state government here makes a law and then the individual municipalities have to adopt it. Hard to get any solidarity or consistency that way. In NJ, if it's a law or ordinance, it applies to the entire state. Well, maybe all except the pineys out in the pine barrens.
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I'm curious as to how he got the name "Thomas Edison Electric?" You'd think unless his actual name is Thomas Edison that would be a copyright infringement?
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I'm curious as to how he got the name "Thomas Edison Electric?" You'd think unless his actual name is Thomas Edison that would be a copyright infringement?
Well he is clearly scared of lawyers......
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Everything around here is named after Edison and nobody pays a penny. Edison, Ford, Firestone and others all had their winter homes and laboratories about 2 miles from me.
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I saw a thing like this on facebook from Aus....karma is a B.
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I see that guys trucks all the time.

This is a big problem in Pennsylvania....there are no repercussions for bad contractors. The state of PA is weak in enforcement and 95% of all municipalities including Philadelphia have zero enforcement of these type of matters.

The home improvement contractor license in PA is a ****ing joke. IF you have it you can go to most municipalities and become a licensed Electrical, plumber, fire alarm or fire sprinkler contractor.

IF this was in NJ...one phone call to the Master Electrician board would open up an investigation and put this guy out of business. They fine the **** out of this type of contractor.

There was a similar contractor in the South Jersey area that drove around in these Obnoxious Orange trucks in the 90's...I use to see his guys at the supply house all the time...guess what hes no longer Licensed in NJ, they fined this guys in the 10's of thousand of dollars......He changed his name and moved his shop and business to the Philadelphia area.

Haha, I remember him. No names.
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