College Station, TX asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Business Law for Texas

Q: I hired a guy who advertises his services to build 2 PCs. Brought him the parts. Been 1.5 months. Can he legally keep it

He claimed he was the best. I know alot more now about PCs than when I hired him. I put down $250 and the overall fee I'm supposed to pay upon completion is way over market price and reluctantly I agreed as long as I had in writing what service after the sale would I be receiving. Never got that, only a preinvoice of the bill. One PC has absolutely no modifications requested and is a straight build. The other has a few that according to 100s of enthusiasts on Reddit are easy to install. That forum is full of the best of the best gaming PC pros, tech, and expert builders and the overwhelming response was that the job I commissioned should only take a week at the most considering he had a steady flow of business. Not considering that they said 5-6 hours for both. It's been a month and a half and his already poor communication has turned to completely ignore. I fear he's trying to beat out of this and I don't want to do anything foolish when I drive 2 hours to attempt to retrieve my stuf

1 Lawyer Answer
Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
Answered
  • Plano, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This may be a breach of contract. I would need to learn a few more details. If it is a breach, you can likely take legal action.

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