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Looking for Handyman recommendations

Postby cookie666 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 4:08 pm

We have a number of items that need mounting on walls ie cupboards, shelving, TV's etc....

Can anyone recommend someone?

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Postby taxico » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 5:26 pm

this is the guy i use:

william 91501952

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Postby cookie666 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:00 am

Thanks
Is he working as a business? Or is this on the side?

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Postby taxico » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:52 pm

it's his business and he's almost always on site. receipts, etc is not a problem as he has his own company.

i trust him enough to not have to babysit him. but please make sure you know where you want your holes/stuff drilled.

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Postby alittlerisky » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:12 pm

taxico wrote:but please make sure you know where you want your holes/stuff drilled.


said the actress to the bishop.
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby Edroche » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 3:37 pm

alittlerisky wrote:
taxico wrote:but please make sure you know where you want your holes/stuff drilled.


said the actress to the bishop.


LOL!!

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Postby taxico » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 9:22 pm

you know what i mean! :cool:

i used him less than a month ago to:

install a tap for my newly relocated washer, drill 8 holes for my TV, move a ceiling light, move a light switch and install a sub-power meter.

i haven't paid him yet as he's coming back to complete a few more things next/next-next week. (a new power point, drill holes for a drop leaf table, and run an extra cable tv point in another room)

now that i think about it, i actually use him quite regularly in my home and my tenants' homes.

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Postby cookie666 » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:58 am

Thanks, but we were unable to get hold of William and therefore went with another company.
Had a terrible experience and will be posting a "Beware" post.

What I was trying to avoid actually happened. Nightmare.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:51 am

cookie666 wrote:Thanks, but we were unable to get hold of William and therefore went with another company.
Had a terrible experience and will be posting a "Beware" post.

What I was trying to avoid actually happened. Nightmare.


PM me (you need one more post) and I will send you the name of a man I have used for many years... very good, and reasonable rates. The biggest problem is getting him scheduled as he is popular and in demand.

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Postby cookie666 » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:01 pm

Thanks Admins for removing my thread on the nightmare we had.

People need to be made aware!

Freedom of Speech!!!!!!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:50 pm

cookie666 wrote:Thanks Admins for removing my thread on the nightmare we had.

People need to be made aware!

Freedom of Speech!!!!!!


Please be aware that the libel laws in Singapore are significantly different than in the USA. If you utter the words, "the company is a bunch of thieves", you have automatically libeled them, and the burden of proof is upon you to prove that they are thieves. And you see that they can offer any sort of other excuse... incompetent, lazy, stupid... and if they are at all reasonable alternatives, you are still guilty of libel.

And, because of the laws, allegedly libeled companies and persons have been known to come after the owners of sites like this.

This is one reason service generally is of lower quality in Singapore, and why so many scam artists can operate with impunity. Unlike the US, where the defendant must prove that the words are libelous, these guys can get away with murder unless someone takes the risk to prosecute them.

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Postby cookie666 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:41 am

Scary and Sad.

I did not utter the words thieves or anything of the like.

Purely announced they were unprofessional.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:31 am

cookie666 wrote:Scary and Sad.

I did not utter the words thieves or anything of the like.

Purely announced they were unprofessional.


I know you didn't use the word 'thieves'. You used the word 'unprofessional'. Think of all the territory that word covers.

Next thing you know, the company lawyer demands an apology and maybe some cash.

I know all about this... it cost me S$17,000 to get rid of a lawsuit from a company that was scamming its customers with a magical electrical device that did not work. I could have beat them... I had technology and evidence on my side. Only thing is that it would have cost me S$50,000 to see it through and they would have filed for bankruptcy... I'd never see a dime. So, the thieving bastids won.

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Postby alittlerisky » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 1:27 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Please be aware that the libel laws in Singapore are significantly different than in the USA. If you utter the words, "the company is a bunch of thieves", you have automatically libeled them, and the burden of proof is upon you to prove that they are thieves. And you see that they can offer any sort of other excuse... incompetent, lazy, stupid... and if they are at all reasonable alternatives, you are still guilty of libel.


Ummm... speaking as someone who has an LLB and an MSc in Law, this is not strictly correct.

Slander is the uttererance of spoken words that are heard by someone being slandered. This has nothing to do with libel.

Libel is untrue insults in a written form made available to people other than the person you wished to inform. For example if I wrote you a letter saying "I know you are defrauding your employer" and addressed it to you in a sealed envelope, and your employer opened the letter, you would have no grounds for a libel suit, as that letter was addressed to you. However if I posted, say... on here "You are defrauding you employer" then you would have a case. Assuming of course that you could prove me wrong. And I could prove myself right.
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:34 pm

alittlerisky wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Please be aware that the libel laws in Singapore are significantly different than in the USA. If you utter the words, "the company is a bunch of thieves", you have automatically libeled them, and the burden of proof is upon you to prove that they are thieves. And you see that they can offer any sort of other excuse... incompetent, lazy, stupid... and if they are at all reasonable alternatives, you are still guilty of libel.


Ummm... speaking as someone who has an LLB and an MSc in Law, this is not strictly correct.

Slander is the uttererance of spoken words that are heard by someone being slandered. This has nothing to do with libel.

Libel is untrue insults in a written form made available to people other than the person you wished to inform. For example if I wrote you a letter saying "I know you are defrauding your employer" and addressed it to you in a sealed envelope, and your employer opened the letter, you would have no grounds for a libel suit, as that letter was addressed to you. However if I posted, say... on here "You are defrauding you employer" then you would have a case. Assuming of course that you could prove me wrong. And I could prove myself right.


OK - change "utter" to "post" and its libelous. I've read every inch of the libel and slander laws in Singapore.

I would note that the Defamation statutes specifically say, "For the purpose of the law of libel and slander, the broadcasting of words by means of telecommunication shall be treated as publication in a permanent form". Speaking words on the radio gets treated the same as publishing the written word."

And for cookie666, this is the "gotcha" in the defamation statutes... the person you defamed doesn't even have to show that he/she was damaged in any way by your comments to file a suit against you.

"In an action for slander in respect of words calculated to disparage the plaintiff in any office, profession, calling, trade or business held or carried on by him at the time of the publication, it shall not be necessary to allege or prove special damage whether or not the words are spoken of the plaintiff in the way of his office, profession, calling, trade or business."

Read all about it at: http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/aol/search/d ... %3DactsAll


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