How I Got my $3500 Camera Kit Stolen on KitSplit for $70

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MarshallG Veteran Member • Posts: 7,203
Re: Chill Out

scrup wrote:

MarshallG wrote:

scrup wrote:

Chill out guys.

This is part of the gig economy. Give them a chance to correct their ways.

They were brave enough to respond in this forum.

The comments are akin to modern day stoning.

No! “Gig economy” is not an excuse for pocketing money and then pretending you have no responsibility. It’s not an excuse for passing the buck and ignoring your customers. They made a promise, took money from these people, and then didn’t keep their promise when things went wrong. Instead, they blamed the law, insurance companies, the contracts... but they took no responsibility.

They already lied to their customers. They told these people that their equipment would be safe. That’s the problem. There isn’t even an apology here!

If they had truly made these two customers whole and compensated them properly, they wouldn’t have posted these articles.

A company’s integrity matters. As I said, there are companies who have proven for years that they will go out of their way if something goes wrong. This company clearly doesn’t value their integrity. Your opinion is “Gig economy means that irresponsible behavior is ok.” Then do business with them. But I think that holding companies’ feet to the fire is the best thing for all of us

It pains me to write so negatively about a company. They invested their money into a business and they want it to succeed. But so did others, and those others started businesses which understand that customers must be treated with integrity and respect.

Sometimes you have to take some responsibility for yourself. Life is not as sheltered as you think it should be.

Which company has integrity?

The company agreed to reimburse the victims. Do you see how easy this could have been abused. For all we know the OP could be in on it with the thief. They could have seen a loop hole and took advantage.

The gig economy provides access to services we do not traditionally have. It comes with tradeoffs. Some people will get burnt along the way.

Oh, now its about “Personal Responsibility”?

Be “personally responsible” and don’t do business with people who lie to their customers.

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