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I didn’t get paid for jobs I did on a persons house!

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**PLEASE READ ME, I NEED YOUR ADVISE** So I was introduced to someone by a mutual friend that needed some metal to be welded together for gates around his house. Knowing the fact of the contractors license issue in California I gave a quote to that person for the gates all in separate jobs because the job wasn’t going to be consecutive days and be done. I had to work on one gate and wait for something to be done from someone else and then I would work on another gate. So I gave the guy the quotes for all the separate gates that totaled $2500. He agreed to it and agreed to it being all separate due to the fact also of what I explained above. So I started the first gate and finished that in 3 days and I had to install it but I was never in our agreement that I would have to take out some existing posts that was left by the last guy working there. To make it short this guy added a bunch more stuff to the original work I had quoted him that ended up adding more days and I had told him that if other stuff get added it would be $500 each job and they were all separate jobs not one job related to the other. He had me pour concrete, he had me put the wood on the gates which was not part of our deal. The other guy was supposed to come finish that. So all in all it ended up being about $4500. Now here is where it gets interesting, this guy would buy and fix and sell motorcycles and he had one that I was interested In. So I figured I can strike a deal with him to get that bike in Lew of some of the money he owes me. So about a week ago I talked to him and he said he would sell me the bike for $1500 and that was fine so I went to his house and the bike wouldn’t start there was a fuel pump issue which he temporarily fixed it and said come back tomorrow to put in a new one. So as I was about to leave he asked me aren’t you going to pay me? Mind you I’ve been working on his house for 2 months now and he has not paid me $1 for any of the work I had done and I had two more gates til I was done complete finished. So I didn’t pay him anything and by the time I had gotten home it was 4am and the whole next day he kept texting me about sending him money and that I’m stealing from him and it’s not right not paying him and I kept telling him you owe me X amount of money so far for what I’ve done which u haven’t paid at all. Well he wouldn’t stop and started being insulting towards me towards my family kept asking for the bike back which it became to mouth so I decided to take it back to him and it was around 2am, on the way there the fuel pump seized, so I tried to fix it on the side of the road and the cops saw me and decided to stop because I didn’t notice the bike didn’t have any plates. That was my mistake I should’ve checked. Well the cops in our city are real hard asses, Glendale Ca police department. So they end up running the vin and the bike ends up coming back with no registration since 2005!!!! 15 years no registration!!Whatt!!??? Needless to say they tow the bike and hit me with citations! The real kicker is that the scumbag new it didn’t have the registration and that the bike has a lien on it for the original person that sold him the bike and that guy is long gone nowhere to be found and there’s no way the bike can be registered because there is a lien on the bike! So basically he was trying to screw me over and now won’t pay me my money because his bike got towed! What can I do? I’m sorry for the length of this. But o felt like you needed to hear the whole story. Thank you!

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