In that post I list all the problems I had with it. Lars Wahlmann from FreeViewShop (although he says he’s now sold the business*, which explains a lot – such as him not wanting to give a refund for a unit he’ll be stuck with, not caring about the FreeViewShop brand etc.) turns out to be a bit of a nutter!
Like actually, not just a bit. He’s a pathological liar! I actually think he might have some sort of mental health disorder.
This is what happened:
1) I outline my position, which is pretty much what I originally posted here.
2) Lars Wahlmann launches into a diatribe about the various events, what he has said to me, what I’ve said to him etc. 80% of it was completely fabricated. This is what he made up (some of it prepared, some of it on the spot):
- He said he had instructed me to do some tests on the external hard drive. Totally untrue, if he had said this, I would have run the tests. The thing is, the fault probably lies with this HDD and Lars stuffed up by telling me to definitely not send it back.
- We’ve had numerous phone calls, and I was abusive to him. In fact we had 2 phone calls and I was polite (as was he) both times.
- I am daily checking his LinkedIn profile and this is harassment. The truth is I looked at it once weeks and weeks ago.
- I’ve been harassing him over the phone. Totally untrue, never occurred.
- I’ve followed along in my car behind his wife whilst she’s out on a run! Unbelievable! I don’t even know where they live! I assumed it was Queenstown since that was where the business was. So I would have had to get on a plane, hire a car, figure out when his wife (whom I have never seen -so I don’t know what she looks like) goes for a run, and then follow along behind her in some sort of threatening way. All because the guy won’t refund $450 on a set top box!!??? The guy is a total loony!
Lars Wahlmann wasn’t able to provide a shred of evidence for any of the above allegations. He didn’t have one email or anything else to corroborate what he was saying. Why? Because it’s all totally fabricated, and just made up to make me look bad.
In addition to all that, my old friend Mike McDonald, whom I’ve posted on quite a lot about here, emailed Lars Wahlmann saying I’m a bully, blah blah blah.
All of this was just designed to demonise me in some way – and make me seem like some unreasonable person who harasses poor old innocent people.
Man, the lengths some people will go to, to get out of performing their legal responsibilities.
The decision from the referee will come out in the next week or so, so I’ll update once again I have that result.
In the meantime, I’d recommend not having any business dealings whatsoever with Lars Wahlmann, he is 100% dishonest.
*Note that the FreeViewShop business may have a new owner. If so, I have nothing against them or their business, and none of the above applies to them.