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Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by Madbones » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:44 pm

Hi Guys,
Just wanted to know if anyone knows these guys and how I can make contact with them.
Apparantly they can assist me with a recon engine in East London?
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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by Tony Z » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:08 pm

more details needed.... which guys?

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Post by fig » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:58 pm

I think the subject line explains that. Richard is looking for feedback on Beetle Odds & Sods in Mossel Bay.
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Post by Madbones » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:25 pm

Sorry to be clear.

Company Name: Beetle Odds & Sods
Place: Mosselbaai
Contact: Trudy ??

So just checking if anyone knows this company or are they on the forum?
Thank you.
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Post by Tony Z » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:31 pm

ah, my mistake, I thought it was an advert for all sorts of beetle odds and sods, not a company called Beetle Odds and Sods.

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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by 73type2 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:59 am

I hope its not the guy who used to own the now liquidated Best Beetle in Cape Town. If it is, stay very far away! I think he also operates from Mosselbaai.

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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by Tony Z » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:14 am

73type2 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:59 am
I hope its not the guy who used to own the now liquidated Best Beetle in Cape Town. If it is, stay very far away! I think he also operates from Mosselbaai.
yip, this person recently packed up and moved to Mossel Bay.
No idea if he has anything to do with Beetle Odds and Sods though

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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by JC Rousseau » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm

It is him\them he wanted to buy a beetle from me ........the business runs through trudy as he may not operate any beetle business after best beetle was sold /sold back /sold ,long story :shock:

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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by Madbones » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:46 pm

Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback and support.
Its great being a part of this forum where this kind of help keeps the rubbish out.
Best wishes.
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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by Terry Phillips » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:51 pm

Eesh Richard lucky you asked otherwise it could have been a problem.

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Post by fig » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:00 pm

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Post by splitbusahollic » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 pm

simple...if they are con artists report them to Gumtree.....end of problem. :roll:
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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by Tony Z » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:41 pm

OK, I dont want to stir up anything as I havent had a run in with the person in question in a long long time and I doubt he even remembers me, but I'll be diplomatic

There used to be a site owned by someone in the UK which was dedicated to the crap the Best Beetle was. Now if you go to that site, it links you directly to beetleoddsandends.com
www.bestbeetle.co.za - so there is a link of sorts.
Another few nice website links dedicated to bestbeetle
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/ ... -cape-town
https://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread ... s-Tourists
http://savagefilms.net/best-beetle-fail/
http://britishexpats.com/forum/rec-trav ... wn-203469/
and I am sure a few more minutes online will lead to even more - so I am sure you can get an idea of what the company was and how the owner operated.

So these are the facts of the company that was owned by the person in question.
I wouldnt call this person a con artist, he probably has a lot of experience and knowledge, but I wouldnt trust him.
My wife also had a few run ins with him for different reasons and she thinks he is a wheeler dealer who will do anything to get your money and then leave you with a piss poor quality product.
I also know people who rented from him for a few years and he never once fixed any of the problems that they listed and complained about - basically the landlord you dont want.


I am going out on a limb here.
I know that he sold his old company and am guessing that it is now run under new management and called "funcar".
I wish these people all the best and I hope they get the quality and condition of the cars up from the unroadworthy mess that they once were. Good luck to you guys!

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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by fig » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:08 am

splitbusahollic wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 pm
simple...if they are con artists report them to Gumtree.....end of problem. :roll:
Yes Jacques.

I have no complaint against these guys, although I've heard many others' experiences with them.

I was just saying. FWIW. :roll:
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Re: Beetle Odds & Sods - Mosselbaai

Post by jolas » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 am

wow man, those links make for interesting reading Tony - what a thief, I can't believe how he treated his customers.

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