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Old 11-26-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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Avoid this scamming contractor: John Hoover (PA,MD)

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Date: 2008-11-24, 11:06AM EST



He states that he works all over the place and does everything from siding to hardwood floors. Here's some of his advertising.
HARDWOOD FLOORING INSTALLED 1.75 SQFT
TILE INSTALLED 1.75 SQFT
LAMINATE 1.75 SQFT
VCT 1.00 SQFT


His prices are cheap but he'll ask for money then never finish the job.
He drives a truck with Florida license plates though he lives
somewhere here in central PA. His cell # is 717-635-5429
Stay away at all costs.

Post 2:

2 WEEK SPECIAL HARDWOOD FLOORS INSTALLED FOR ONLY 1.25 SQFT (PA)

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Date: 2008-11-25, 1:30PM EST


HARDWOOD 1.25 SQFT
TILE 1.75 SQFT
LAMINATE 1.00 SQFT
LABOR ONLY

CALL NOW FOR THESE SPECIALS 635-5429
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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There's all kids of crazy stuff on CL. I saw two this week. One was someone wanting a general contractor to pull permits for a 32,000 square foot commercial space, but they did not want the contractor involved in any other way, only to pull the permits. Then I saw another one for what looked like a bank wanting a contractor to do repairs on foreclosed homes. Ended up being some guy who lost his license and needed a general contractor to front for him because the bank would only deal with a licensed contractor.

Here's one of em:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/trd/930625953.html

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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Look on Las Vegas CL, it is crazy!
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/sks/935750105.html
Notice the free toilet!
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/sks/935036944.html
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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Hah! I like this line from the second ad...

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(FREE TOILET) WITH MINIMUM 600 SQUARE FEET OF PAINTING.

Why is a painter offering a free toilet?
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[quote=RCPainting;543993]Look on Las Vegas CL, it is crazy!
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/sks/935750105.html
Love that one!! After all the talk of scamming with credit cards, then he says, "Oh by the way, trust me with all your PAINTING and ELECTRICAL needs"
Yeah, and let me just leave my wallet sitting around while you paint my house too.
Jeez!
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Hah! I like this line from the second ad...




Why is a painter offering a free toilet?
We had a good time with it over at paintalk!
Either business was in the crapper or he was flush with work!
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free toilet w/ 600 sq ft


that is hilarious

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