Motorhome Company Goes Bust Costing Customers Thousands
Be careful who you do business with
Tuesday, 05, Jun 2018 12:58
By William Coleman
For a lot of us our motorhomes, campers and caravans are our pride and joy. They are our escape from life and our main form of holiday relaxation. So to have a trusted company go under and leave you financially out of pocket and without a touring home is a nightmare come true.
St Andrews Motorhomes, in Fife, have unfortunately gone under and caused a lot of issues for their customer base. Once couple in particular have been hit particularly hard by the companies downfall.
Pensioners Carol and Robert Moore, from Dunoon Argyll, put their pension funds into a Peugeot Boxer that they then decided to sell on. The funds from the sale, approximately £32,000 was going to go toward a trip to Canada that the pair had hoped to go on.
The conformation of sale had been received by the couple but they have yet to be given any money. The alleged sale took place over 2 months ago.
To make matter even worse the St Andrews Motorhome store has now completely closed and their is not site of the company owner, Christine Galloway, and she cannot be contacted.
The Daily Record spoke with Carol, who has actually reported the matter to the police: "There are scores of us in the same boat now. The motorhome was sold for just over £27,000 but we were being told we would be getting £32,000 so something doesn't add up.
Other customers have been to the police but have been told it is a civil matter. We are all in limbo and are absolutely sick to the stomach over this."
It seems as though the company does not have the best repaution with a lot of negativity being sent their way online with bad review and some harsh words left on social media. One unhappy customer took to Facebook as said: ""Beware! Do not trade with this company, I have been ripped off."
There is some good news in this story. The firm's solicitor confirmed a petition to wind up the almost 20-year-old business was lodged in court yesterday. Asked if there was any further advice for affected customers, Robin Millar added: "If people want advice, they should contact their own solicitors."
I just hope that none of our readers have been affected by this awful business.