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post #1451 of 1905 Old 8th December 2010, 11:47 PM
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Maybe would get the 4chan crew on board. They are currently bringing down visa and mc.
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tjav8b, any update?

greysleeper, thansk for your update.


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Thought I'd update you guys on the Gallardo but I've been beaten to it.

While I can't comment about my case in particular I can say the following and you guys can connect the dots.

Public pressure is everything. If you were to register domain names very similar to the dealership's and then get the amount of hits there that this thread has so that it shows up as #1 when people google the dealer's name and go to that site thinking it's the official site, that will scare the dealer closer to action.

Dealers are often incredibly stubborn and will continue to try to "win" even if the damage to their reputation would be far less (and cost them less) if they just compensated you. They will not lift a finger until they are fully paid back by their insurance. They will refuse to pay a dime out of pocket unless you can turn things into a very public disaster.

Get support from competing dealerships, set up websites (domains are cheap), get on local forums. People love to hate dealerships. They will call them, harrass them, email them, spread the word on facebook, etc. The story of the accident is too old to be picked up by local media, but if you start a shitstorm then there's a whole new consumer activism story that they WILL want to run. Be factual but be aggressive. If they're as bad as some dealers they'll try to countersue you for slander. Media will EAT THIS UP and reinvigorate your cause and backfire on them hugely.

Remember that their sales staff are paid on commission. If you damage their reputation to where it's twice as hard for them to sell a car they will jump ship and go elsewhere.

I guarantee you that with a few hundred dollars, some of your time, and the support of the people on this forum alone you can bring that dealership to its knees.

12 hours of public attention from a forum post mentioning intent to bring online a few websites, and the outrage of the fellow users, achieved FAR more than 7 weeks of lawyers.

PM me if you need any help or advice.

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I would put that as plan B!

I like what "greysleeper" wrote.

"It's like the F10 is the 911 Turbo to the E60's GT3."

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Saw a nice car for sale from here the other day and luckily remembered the dealership name from these boards about what they did to this car. It was definitely a deal breaker on that sale for me!
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Gentlemen,
The lawsuit is still moving forward. There is only the normal process taking place at the expected extremely slow pace. Court date is set for next summer.

Thank you for your support,
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The lawsuit is still moving forward. There is only the normal process taking place at the expected extremely slow pace. Court date is set for next summer.

Thank you for your support,
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This is a bad idea as intentionally attacking a website (DDoS / Distributed Denial of Service) is against the law in most places and at the least may get your service terminated from your Internet Service Provider. If you are smart you won't even download DDoS tools like LOIC and only a fool or an idiot kid (who does not know any better) would use them.

Becoming a criminal makes you as bad as Autobahn BMW of Fort Worth.

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