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I hired a plumber to unblock drainage I moved in house in March, called him in May and the house is only eight years old (dont know if that makes a difference) He came and said he needed to dig out back and it will cost me approx $3000 - I needed it done so I paid now since I have had a toilet block twice

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I had a friend unblock it with a plunger once this time I tried calling him because It appears he has not done something he Keeps telling me to look at the point. He apparently told my son. He know has my son diging the back, finding the so called point, unscrewing it and not being able to open that. I believe he should do it, because that is his job and I have paid him. Please advise

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Hello
Well you are correct.
Issue is, with your son doing ANY work, the plumber may well say (worst case) that your son damaged something.
Have your son 'drop tools' immediately.
Have the plumber attend the home as soon as possible and have the problem rectified.
If there is any further issue, then you are of course at liberty to make a complaint to fair trading / consumer affairs:
https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/

I wish to help you in this situation.

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Solicitor: Daniel, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

I wish to help you in this situation.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
hi - why am I getting charged 93 when it only said 5
Solicitor: Daniel, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

I am not aware as to what payment agreement made with the site.
I do note however that on this end, it appears you have become a member.

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Solicitor: Daniel, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

Do you want me to report this issue to customer service?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
please report the issue to customer service and reverse the transaction. I didn't know I would be paying so much
Solicitor: Daniel, Solicitor replied 11 months ago

ok

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