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Old 16 December 2003, 15:33   #1
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Dodgy Deva - Named & Shamed

Last week I found a bargain on boatsandoutboard.co.uk a Brand New, Boxed, 2003, Mercury 115hp outboard - £4500

So phoned up, Sales director confirmed everything on the advert. So paid £500 deposit.

Turned up today with trailer on, to pick it up, found it lying in the corner of a workshop, leaning against a wall. Condition - well scratched, not boxed or palleted, stamped 2002 not 2003, you could clearly see it had been fitted on a boat.

Ho w mas was i?

So got my money back and cleared off in a temper.

So Deva Marine of anglessy live up to their nick name Dodgy Deva.
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Old 16 December 2003, 16:00   #2
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Re: Dodgy Deva - Named & Shamed

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found it lying in the corner of a workshop, leaning against a wall.
I take it the Sales Director was lying in the corner of the warehouse (he should have been !) and the motor was leaning against the wall.

Write to Trading Standards and get them to investigate and also complain to boats and outboards so that they won't accept further placements from Dodgy Deva.

Write to Dodgy Deva, stating that they knowingly misrepresented this product and insist that they reimburse you for your (genuine) fuel costs.

Have they got a phone no. and a website. RibNet members may wish to get in touch...!!!

If you do nothing, they'll con somebody else...

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Old 16 December 2003, 17:38   #3
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I too have recently have problems with Deva. I wanted to buy an SAS hitchlock which they were advertising at a very good price. I got the product I wanted in the end but only after about a month and a dozen irate phone calls, having twice been sent an inferior sustitute which I returned to them immediately. In the last irate call I told them whilst their level of incompetence and blatant attempts to palm me off with inferior products were amusing in a Monty Python sort of way, they would get bored before me as they were paying the postage at £5.50 per time. The next lock to be sent was the correct one. Needless to say I would not recommend them to anyone for anything and will never use them again.
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Interesting!

A few years ago, I worked with a chap who had a part share in a ski-boat kept on Anglesey. The syndicate had the boat serviced by every marine dealer on the island in turn (never returning to the same one), and he reckoned that there wasn't an honest trader amongst them. He'd even got to the point of making sure that every service was paid for by Visa... so that he could get his card company to resolve the dispute for him - with 100% success.

All info passed on in good faith. Don't know if your "mates" at Deva were included in this little motley crew or not.
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Old 17 December 2003, 03:34   #5
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Arther Daly......

My boss bought a brand new Binliner from them about 18 months ago and does nothing but bitch about the very poor after sales service he gets. KEEP CLEAR.
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Old 17 December 2003, 18:04   #6
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on the other hand, they did give me my deposit back with no problem.
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Don't start........

back pedaling you yellow belly, just because you know someone will email them advising them to look here and see you've started a hate campaign.
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There is much anecdotal evidence of Deva's shady behaviour locally. However, there ARE good dealers on the Island, particularly Dulas Boat & Caravans.


Unfortunately, due to the value of the ads they place, I fel you'd be had pressed to get any web site/publication to drop Deva.
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back pedaling you yellow belly, just because you know someone will email them advising them to look here and see you've started a hate campaign.
I was gonna say that but I couldn't spell back piddling


Don't forfet the Whiteshooz protocols either
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Jono, was this a 2 or 4 stroke, i'll see if i can get you a good price.
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