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Takes advantage of Seniors (Gainesville)


I am a 85 yr. old male with a debilitating disease called Degenerating Bone Disease where all the cartilage in my joints no longer reproduce itself , leaving bone on bone , which is quite painful .
I have already had both hips replaced , and was supposed to have both shoulders
replaced , but , due to the Covid19, it has been postponed.
In the meantime . I have two doctors that I have to work with monthly and
I need to make sure that I am able to have reliable transportation , hence
my contacting Markeith Repairs to repair both cars , especially the A/C's ,
from his post on Craigslist in which he was offering total auto repairs with special prices for seniors and a full guarantee on his work and one year on parts .
I called him about the cars , and he and his wife came over and he said that there would be no problem fixing the cars, so I called my Triple A ( his tow truck was not working at the time ) which cost me $25 as it was ONE MILE
over my allotment , and they took the 94' to work on first
When he returned the cars, they seem to have been in working condition , but
I really do not use the cars much except to go to my doctors.
I used the 94' Station wagon about 2 weeks after he had brought them back , the 94'
A/C did not work ...he told me that it most likely a slow leak and he would take of it.
I used the 93' the next week , and it also did not work halfway to the Doctors office.
I again called him about it , and he would take care of it...but did not. In the meantime , he still had not fixed the 94'
Unfortunately , Covid came along , which also had delayed him picking them up. That was March .
I saw another post on Craigslist on 4/21/2020 at which time I called him and he said " that he JUST started working again and that he would "pick them up in a couple of days" That was August 31,2020.
I called again on September 6, 2020 at which time "he told me that he would get them tomorrow"...He Has Not , and will NOT return my calls.
I had paid him $800 CASH after the 94' had been repaired , and another $1200 after the 93' , totally the wrong thing to do ! I do not have the funds to be able to find another HONEST mechanic ...
In his ad , he had said that he was honest , trustworthy etc etc etc.
I should have known when someone says that , the opposite is true .
So far I have reported him to the BBB and the Attorney General's Office who got back to me and told me to also
report him to Financial Abuse for Senior citizens , which apparently is a serious Department of the Federal Government.
Do what you will with this information , but BEWARE !
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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