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Offline Alaskan

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Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« on: March 28, 2018, 05:15:41 PM »
We are having some major issues with an outfitter that we had hired in the past.

Have any of you unknowingly hired a bad outfitter or had a bad experience with one?

What did you do?

PM me if necessary.

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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 06:34:27 PM »
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 06:46:22 PM »
I have, 1 time. Not much I could do, multiple felonies, a cull that just deals/works for cash.

Maybe explain a little more e on what happened?
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 07:29:08 PM »
Thankfully I've not - but been close. Thanks to the HuntWa community I was saved and dare not utter "the" name.

A great customer experience should be #1 on any business owners mind. If the outfitter doesn't have a mindset to problem solve with you then you'll have to balance your aggravation against whatever disagreement or loss you're suffering.

I believe you could lodge a complaint against his/her license but I don't think it has any teeth to it...

Sucks, sorry to hear this no matter the details.

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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 08:18:28 PM »
It's kind of hard to answer that without more information about the problem, the impact on you, and what resolution you want.

"We are having some major issues with an auto mechanic / painter / roofing company / interior designer / etc. that we had hired in the past."

It happens in every business. Most but not all want satisfied customers.

Do you want to do business with him again? Does he want to resolve it? Is it worth suing or better to walk away?
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 08:21:28 PM »
All I can say... is its he who shall not be named upon this thread.... then you don't have a chance. Some further details as to what happened would be great. I've never used an outfitter for hunting but I know quit a bit about laws and such and what you can and cant do.

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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 08:39:10 PM »
We basically paid for 4 seperate hunts for September. Lots of money on the table here. He changed the dates multiple times, eventually cancelled our hunts and now will not refund our money.

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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 08:51:57 PM »
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 08:56:25 PM »
One tip is a outfitter only taking cash is a big RED FLAG.
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 09:09:51 PM »
What state was it in?   

Did you have a written contract?

Was it last September or this coming September?

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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 09:10:49 PM »
Local? National? International?
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 09:12:08 PM »
I will play guess the outfitter game.  If WA east side or west side?
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 09:18:06 PM »
Wow! You need to find a good lawyer 
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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 09:30:30 PM »
Wow! You need to find a good lawyer
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If you have a written contract then lawyering up or taking to court yourselves with said contract will get the money back plus you can ask for them to make the defendant pay the court costs on top. If its a verbal contract... I hope you weren't the only person to hear it. I hope you had your buddies with you when the verbal contract was made and that they all 100% heard what he said. If so then you have multiple witnesses that can account for it and you might have a good case. If its just 1 on 1 with you and the outfitter for the verbal then you are more than likely hosed unless he just admits to it. I'm thinking its a west side outfitter and I'm thinking the last name might rhyme with barber... but I'm just speculating now and didn't actually name names lol!

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Re: Bad Outfitters and what did you do?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 08:27:39 AM »
This outfitter is in Utah. If any of you have plans to hunt in Utah this year or next, PM me and I will give you his name. We are not the first group he has ripped off, but hopefully we will be the last. We have a contract for each hunt. However, he changed the dates multiple times and now refuses to give us our money back. All hunts were for 2017. We will never do business with him again, and in the end, just want our money back. This guy is truly a thief.

 

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