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Mostly did drugstore stuff today. Renewed prescriptions, and picked up some allergy meds because I've been smacked down by pollen and crap for the past couple of days. And I've been spending a few hours researching contract law at this dandy site:
http://www.weblocator.com/attorney/mn/law/contract.html#100

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fairoriana
Oct. 9th, 2003 01:45 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about it last night during one of the many commercials during the game...

Why did you sign a contract asking them to commit to do your porch when you got refinancing if you didn't want them to do your porch when you got refinancing? Was it some sort of "reservation" system?
magicmarmot
Oct. 9th, 2003 11:54 pm (UTC)
What we signed was supposed to be an estimate, or at least that's what we understood it to be. We were not supposed to be signing a contract, we paid no money, and it was never put forth as anything but a proposal.

And it's the roof. And new soffits and gutters. For over $16,000. Seems steep to me.
fairoriana
Oct. 10th, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
So they misrepresented a document you signed?
magicmarmot
Oct. 10th, 2003 01:34 pm (UTC)
In words, yes. More to the point, it was never represented to us as anything other than an estimate. The dollar amount was partially determined by guessing the amount of roof decking that may need to be replaced.

And the thing they are referring to as a contract in no way specifies any action on our part, like agreeing to purchase or authorizing work.

After a phone call today, they are referring the matter to their legal department. We are expecting a certified letter next week, and we will go from there.

In a way, this is good, because the sales manager is a hothead and is nearly impossible to talk to. It hopefully puts us in the position of dealing with someone with some knowledge and a more reasonable attitude. Of course, it could be just the opposite.

I have been taking the tack that this is a simple misunderstanding rather than a deliberate attempt at obfuscation. That may change depending on how they handle the situation; there is a possibility they may attempt to put a lien on the property, which I will consider an overtly hostile act.
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