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Old 11-30-2006, 01:43 PM
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Well I had myself lunch yesterday with the rep I was dealing with. I have now gotten to the bottom of things. Here are the minutes of the whole process:

- prior to me receiving any parts I was aware the manufacture I was dealing with was in the process of closing the book on their contract with GM.
* GM had shaved costs to the extent there was no money in it for the manufacture to produce the part(s).
- I was in a complete understanding once I was completed with the rejects “my” contract with the manufacture was over.
- I received several parts to work on and scrap parts to experiment with.
- in a professional and timely manor I presented the scrap parts for the companies inspection....they were impressed, but no reply.
* I maintained possession of the two good parts.
- time lapse.........
- yesterday I had a liquid lunch with the rep I was dealing with and got the bottom line.
- the manufacture has now sold off 100% of their GM tools back to GM.
- GM has already taken 95% of all of the parts which did not meet specs from the manufacture....5% went to scrap.
* So my rep guy was told by GM 100% of the 95% rejected parts where of a higher standard then the rest of the parts which collectively make up the body of the vehicle.
* GM will be using these rejected parts just as they are.
- the manufacture now has zero belongings of GM in there possession and the contract is now closed and void!

The rep said really he should take my parts back but really wouldn’t know what to do with them if he did.......he asked do I want them and if so what would I do with them?
I told him the parts served me no good and if I did maintain possession of them I would probably just pawn them off to a body shop or auto wrecker for future favors. I did say I didn’t feel comfortable in selling them on ebay or anything, he said that was up to me.

So it would appear these two parts are mine, what would you do with them?
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:42 PM
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My thought is that it isn’t your property, you agreed to hold it, so hold it you must. There are ways for a business to appropriately dispose of stuff that is abandoned. Maybe write a letter to the company and tell them to come get their stuff or they forfeit any interest in the property unless they tell you why not within 7 days of receiving the letter ... that kind of thing. After that it is yours to do with as you please, but until then it is not your property, regardless of what a salesman told you.

Maybe someone else knows better how a business should dispose of abandoned property.

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Old 11-30-2006, 05:20 PM
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Sell them and forget about it. Small potatoes to the big boys.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:21 PM
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Kind of like robbing a bank??? What's a few thousand dollars stolen when BofA has $billions???

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What are the quarter panels for? Pick-up bed side panels?
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e-bayem
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:19 PM
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Eyeball - 11/30/2006 4:42 PM

My thought is that it isn't your property, you agreed to hold it, so hold it you must. There are ways for a business to appropriately dispose of stuff that is abandoned. Maybe write a letter to the company and tell them to come get their stuff or they forfeit any interest in the property unless they tell you why not within 7 days of receiving the letter ... that kind of thing. After that it is yours to do with as you please, but until then it is not your property, regardless of what a salesman told you.

Maybe someone else knows better how a business should dispose of abandoned property.
When dealing with the big 3 it wouldn't be cost effective for them to have the parts shipped, and go through all the different channels with taking possession of them. More than likely if they were considered "scrap" than that's what they would do to it. Scrap it in one of their yards. Time is money, and the people that have a say in this matter make lots of it. Just cheaper for them to let it go.

You can write a letter, but if I were a betting man, I don't think they'll want them back.

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Old 11-30-2006, 10:59 PM
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I don't know for certain, I think they are for a Caddy?
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