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      09-13-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Angry ERIC KO and BAUS AUTO: TERRIBLE

So my situation started last summer August '12. A guy named ERIC KO approached me at one of the LTBMW meets last year because I had a 135 and he had made a "custom trunk lip" which I happened to like. He offered to paint it and sell it to me originally but I wanted to have it molded to the trunk and repainted. He agreed to do so for $550. He said that I would need to let him have my trunk for 2-3 weeks.

No update 2.5 weeks later. I give him a call at the end of the 3 weeks and he tells me that there was an issue with molding the lip and that the current weather conditions weren't ideal for what he was doing with my trunk. Basically some BS reason that he gave me because he couldn't come through on his original agreement. So he asks for a few more weeks and he will keep me posted.

Weeks go by no call, so I give him a call. He says that he was in the middle of moving shops and it may take a little longer. A few more months go by and still no updates. I call him once again, on this phone call he proposes me a new deal. He asks if he can use my trunk for a mold in order for him to mass produce them in double-sided carbon and in return I would receive the first unit for FREE. So of course I agree, this was a longer process so he told me a lead time of 4-6 months longer.

Fast forward to May '12, I have had to continuously call him prior to this to get any updates. I finally get a hold of him and he tells me "100% in by the end of May". He then tells me on June 5th that he will have it in two days. That was the last I heard from him.

I have continued to try and contact him, BAUS Auto and facebook message him.

Do any of my fellow members have any idea of what I can do? At this point I just would like an oem trunk back paint matched to my car. Currently I have been lucky enough that my friend also has a 135 in the same exact color and he has the icarbon trunk and he has been nice enough to let me have his trunk for this entire period of time. PLEASE HELP This is completely ridiculous to me, I am so frustrated with this situation and I don't know what to do anymore.

I have filed a complaint with the BBB. They have tried to contact them as well and they havent responded, obviously. So it puts my complaint on a public record for BAUS Auto but gives me no resolution to my problem.

Please help me out guys, it sucks there are still people out there like ERIC KO and BAUS AUTO. Any information on how to contact either of these parties would be helpful as well. Thanks in advance guys and thank you to all you honest, hard working vendors out there who deliver products and stand behind your word!
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      09-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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I'm not reading the threads, but looks like he has already screwed over the G35 crowd (

From https://www.google.com/search?q=eric+ko+bausauto

(MODERATOR UPDATE Klumzyee is now BAUSauto)

http://g35driver.com/forums/vendor-f...again-wtf.html

And only 840+ replies to this thread:

http://g35driver.com/forums/vendor-f...umzyee-57.html
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      09-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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I'm not reading the threads, but looks like he has already screwed over the G35 crowd (

From https://www.google.com/search?q=eric+ko+bausauto

(MODERATOR UPDATE Klumzyee is now BAUSauto)

http://g35driver.com/forums/vendor-f...again-wtf.html

And only 840+ replies to this thread:

http://g35driver.com/forums/vendor-f...umzyee-57.html
thanks for the research....I dont understand how this guy can even do business. Does he do anything right or legally?
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      09-14-2012, 03:54 AM   #4
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ouch man sorry to hear....
so he stole your trunk in the end?
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      09-14-2012, 06:24 AM   #5
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ouch man sorry to hear....
so he stole your trunk in the end?
That is how I see it too. Have you tried contacting his local police department and trying to get him on theft?
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      09-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #6
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That is how I see it too. Have you tried contacting his local police department and trying to get him on theft?
Yes, that is how I see it too. Is that a valid option?
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I would talk to the police and explain the situation with them. I am actually a vendor on the G35Driver site and am very active over there. I have seen alot of G35 peeps get screwed over by him. I was actually set to buy some parts for my old G coupe but this was starting to happen at that time. Glad I didnt.

Hope you are able to get this worked out
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Find this fool and kick his A--!!!! And afterwards take your trunk back!
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Find this fool and kick his A--!!!! And afterwards take your trunk back!
five 0 aint gonna do shit they gonna tell you take him to court
i like this idea best
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anyone want to come beat his ass with me??? Any ninjas out there?
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I'll fly out there to Hadouken his face.
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      09-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #13
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I'll fly out there to Hadouken his face.
Sounds good to me!
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Sounds good to me!

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anyone want to come beat his ass with me??? Any ninjas out there?
Small claims court might work in your favor and the limit looks to be 5k
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encycloped...uch-30031.html

And I would hope that in your situation you had a draft document setup detailing the part involved and cost of that part. (Both how it existed pre and post work)

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anyone want to come beat his ass with me??? Any ninjas out there?
I'll do it for a fee ... being from Chicago and all , but I have not been in an amateur fight for yrs.

FYI...I guarantee that is not his legal name. GL hope you get it back.
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