I don't even know what to say about this.
I chose OCpinballrepair/niftyled for some repair and restoration work on my 1978 Bally Playboy based on what I found on pinside about them. We came to terms over two years ago (yes, TWO YEARS) that the restore would cost $1850 cash. It was supposed to take less than six months.
Since he was taking so long I told him to go ahead and do a board update he recommended for $500 as some boards on these Bally's tend to go out and he asked me if I wanted touch up work done for a couple hundred bucks. I said fine.
Finally, he contacts me a couple weeks back and says the machine is done. I say great and ask about the final total and texts me $4200. That is more than double what we originally agreed to and certainly more than an additional $700!
He stops responding and suddenly I see my machine for sale on a local Facebook group I fortunately follow. The post is attached.
Gentlemen, is this not theft and extortion? He asked for a higher price than agreed to once the work was done and he was holding the machine hostage and now he lists my machine for sale at $5000? This is insane!
I fully intend to contact my attorney in the morning as I'm not going to allow him to hold my property hostage and then sell it. I'll file a corona police department report as well as that is his location.