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05-14-2013, 06:15 PM
The scam that David was doing would not show up in accounting as a red flag. If you looked at earnings every month they likely went way up way down just based on fluctuation . so no pattern would...
05-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Didn't he go bankrupt a few years ago?
05-14-2013, 05:57 PM
Let me remind you.... Chris is in his mid 40's.. he is literally over twice her age.
05-14-2013, 05:45 PM
S54: No. ...
05-14-2013, 05:44 PM
Part of the confusion and complexity in this is that Chris has made absolutely no official statement.. everyone says HPF is out of business.. not really.. they just closed the website and locked...
05-13-2013, 04:38 AM
i'm concerned because so many are impacted.
I've had drug addict/alcoholic friends at 20 years old that are now making six figures at 30, with a wife and two kids.. you have plenty of time to turn it around.. but first you need to move on. ...
05-08-2013, 12:17 AM
As a fellow small business owner myself I am the same way.. I buy my parts from the shop who's going to install them, I do not price match. I pay for quality, I respect how hard it is especially in...
05-07-2013, 11:33 PM
You shouldn't be able to modify a CLOSED invoice. I agree that was a bit of a liability loop hole. But David was also a trusted employee, been there many years.. sort of Chris's 'Sales Manager' if...
05-07-2013, 11:07 PM
My business is done, I don't get a updated invoice, I already received my invoice.
Might be easier to picture this in a retail setting where it is far more common. You walk in buy a hot dog for...
05-07-2013, 10:59 PM
Dave agrees to sell you a set of Brembo Brakes for $4200. You pay, he emails you the invoice.. your transaction with dave is now over.
Dave goes back into the system and changes the price of the...
05-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Cost of land, labor and no sales tax. Portland actually makes a $#@! ton of sense believe it or not.
Edit: But only if your business is shipping kits, or big builds shipped to you. For a bolt on...
05-07-2013, 04:36 AM
I hope you get your stuff man. I wish Chris would have given a 3 day notice or something, allowing the staff to properly wrap things up as best they can.
05-07-2013, 04:11 AM
Commanderwigen and I were both victims of the scam pulled by David @ HPF. Its a complicated scam involving discounting retail items post sale then adding items onto the invoice, then taking those...
05-07-2013, 04:05 AM
05-07-2013, 02:45 AM
Online retail is a volume game.. limited margins constant competition from other shops, amazon, etc.. I'd bet online sales brought in a few million a year, but cost of goods and staffing, and...
05-07-2013, 02:19 AM
Both of those cars left the shop a while ago.
05-07-2013, 01:46 AM
Valid point but if it is true, its pretty sad.
05-07-2013, 01:45 AM
I believe he made a large investment into HPF back in December to help keep it afloat, turn it around. That didn't pan out..
05-07-2013, 01:25 AM
Dan, come on. He's already down.. It sounds like he's out $100k+.. its fun poking each other on the forums and joking around.. but that's a lot of money and I don't wish that upon anyone.
05-07-2013, 01:17 AM
You and I have never got along, but I do hope you're able to recoup your loses via the sale of the drag car, track car and hopefully the rights to the kit, or sales of the kit.
05-06-2013, 10:52 PM
An individual borrowed them quite a bit of money near the end to try a last ditch effort to turn things around. It failed.. in return for his lost funds he now owns the rights to the turbo kit.
05-06-2013, 10:51 PM
No, I see it as well.
The kits were hot cakes 3-4years ago, probably peaking about 2-3 years ago.. sharp decline over the last year or two as more options came about and less new potential...
05-06-2013, 09:16 PM
Single turbo, tuned on stock dme, high expectancy of sales (300+), no fueling upgrades (maybe single intank upgrade).. then maybe.. MAYBE... but highly unlikely that it would be $12k. If you mean...
05-02-2013, 10:08 PM
Twist.. there was no girl. Directed by M Night Shyamalan.