Beware of Rapi-Tech computer services!

Beware of Rapi-Tech computer services!

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unsatisfied customer

Elizabethton, TN

#1 Dec 26, 2011
I recently brought my machine to this gentleman's business on W Market Street in Johnson City. He told me that the estimate would be free, and that he would contact me with what the price would be if I decided to go ahead and fix it. He never called me and automatically assumed that I wanted it repaired. He charged me a $35.00 estimate fee, then $169.00 for what he called "labor." The machine is slower than ever, and I can't prove it but I believe he reduced the amount of memory I had by 50%. I've researched this gentleman, William Trent, and apparently he had another computer business in Mount Carmel, until they went out of business. It seems he'd screwed enough people in that area that everyone knew his routine, and went broke. I guess it's only a matter of time before the people here in Johnson City get wise to him, and he'll be on the road again to start up another scam computer business in another unsuspecting community...
Rapitech

Johnson City, TN

#2 Dec 26, 2011
Sir or Madam, I'm not sure who you are, but you are obviously delerious. You've obviously never been to our office. Our business does not provide residential computer repair so your statement is a facade. Try again under a different name.
unsatisfied customer

Elizabethton, TN

#3 Dec 27, 2011
Hey William, it was a server for our small business firm. You didn't even load the correct drivers after reloading the operating system. Clearly you are under the influence or have possibly sustained major blunt force trauma to the head. I also spoke with Mount Carmel police to see if anyone else had had issues with your former company Tech on the Go, and turns out FIVE people have filed criminal reports against one William Cass Trent. I have filed with the Johnson City police department, as well as notified the BBB. And in closing, Microsoft Anti-Piracy hotline had been warned in the past by two of my associates that you sold them custom-built machines that you installed Microsoft Windows XP and Vista on without giving them the official Microsoft CD/DVD or the serial number. You sure aren't very bright buddy...We will go out of our way to make sure no one else falls victim to your scam business. In closing, we just learned you have ZERO college education, not even a single credit. Your background check shows several assault and road cage issues as well. Oh wow AND your former job before founding Tech on the Go was a security guard at the ammunition plant? If anyone reads this post and still brings you a machine to service, they need to just start burning hundred dollar bills in the straight because they are CRAZY!
Jim Baker

Hermitage, TN

#4 Dec 27, 2011
I also think these threads should be re-searched as well.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-carmel-...

Along with the Tech on the Go review page...

http://maps.google.com/maps/place...

We ALL think it's time to "Rape-A-Tech" before they rape their customers.

Before you say I'm a disgruntled employee Will... I am not an ex employee and I have not ever worked for you (William Trent.)
unsatisfied customer

Elizabethton, TN

#5 Dec 27, 2011
It won't be long before the authorities take action. Two different counties are now pursuing Mr Trent for criminal activities, such as theft and piracy.
Jim Baker

Hermitage, TN

#6 Dec 27, 2011
I just found this thread in the forums.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/mount-carmel-...

This guy is the reason I simply buy a new computer when mine has issues. I pay $300.00 for a new machine at Wal-Mart and hook up my external hard drive and have my data on the new machine.

unsatisfied customer. You have $204.00 into this guy for services and for $96.00 more you could have a new machine.

I hope the police catch this guy. I know politicians more honest than he seems to be.
Chris99817

Johnson City, TN

#7 Jan 4, 2012
he got me too, sigh.
he came on-site to our office to try and repair our xerox machine. we were charged for a service call, onsite labor (which he rounded way up on the actual time) and our machine still wasn't fixed. at about 5pm he said he had to run to his shop to get a part and never showed up again. then we got the bill in the mail! taking this to court!
Bubba

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jan 19, 2012
This is a former employee of Rapi-Tech when it was Tech on the Go.

BLOUNTVILLE — A Mount Carmel man has been indicted on charges alleging he sold a Kingsport woman a fire safe in her home then returned — with a gun-toting accomplice — and robbed her of the safe and two lockboxes with prescription medication for her and her four children.

According to court records, Joshua N. Sherman, 31, 121 Della St., Mount Carmel, and an unidentified armed accomplice robbed the woman on Aug. 22, 2010.

In an affidavit, the woman states two men wearing bandannas for masks came into her home, and one man pointed a long gun — either a shotgun or muzzle-loader — at “everyone,” ordering them to sit on the couch or on the floor. The affidavit does not identify any victims other than the woman and makes no reference to whether the children were home or not.

The second man went straight into the kitchen and pried the lock and hasp off a cabinet where the fire safe, lockboxes and medication were stored, the woman said.

The woman told police she recognized the second man as Sherman from his appearance, including his stature, the color and cut of his hair, a tattoo on his neck, and the glasses he was wearing, as well as from what she called his “distinctive” speech. She told police that Sherman had seen her put the fire safe in the locked kitchen cabinet when he sold it to her for $20 a few days prior to the incident.

The woman also told police the man left in a vehicle she recognized as Sherman’s “dark blue/purple” Suzuki, which he had driven to her home before. The night of the robbery, police also received a complaint of a hit-and-run involving a “dark blue/purple” SUV that hit another car while turning around in a driveway three houses away from the woman’s residence. The collision ripped the front bumper cover from the hit-and-run vehicle.

Sherman told police he had loaned out his SUV and was at his mother’s house the night of the robbery. Police located it parked in some “dense weeds” at his mother’s residence. The front bumper cover was observed to be missing.

Sherman was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery, theft $500 or less and vandalism $500 or less.
Trent spotting

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jan 25, 2012
Was driving past his father's house last weekend out in Carters Valley and saw William Trent's white sedan in the driveway of the log cabin. If any of you are trying to find your computers he stole, or money he probably owes you, I can post the address where he's hiding. Hope this helps all the unsatisfied customers I've noticed over these several threads!
Lcolorio

Johnson City, TN

#10 Jan 25, 2012
I found these on his Facebook just a second ago after reading all these entertaining posts.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/xvietn...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/xvietn...

Tell me what's not priceless? Guy is a swindler and criminal, and now he thinks going to Church and playing a banjo will save his soul.. I've now officially seen it all!
marti gilreath

Johnson City, TN

#13 Mar 12, 2012
i think the majority of you people on here are really pathedic , small people , you really need to get a life , and stop hatin on others that are doin far better than you are !!!! and another thing , THERE IS NO STOLEN PROPERTY HERE WHAT SO EVER , SO IF YOU ROLL UP HERE AT MY HOUSE LOOKIN FOR IT , YOU SURE AS HECK BETTER BRING THE POLICE WITH YOU !!!!!!!! so after all of that , you guys that actually have a life , HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!! to the rest , well you know what to do:)
Jim Baker

Knoxville, TN

#14 Mar 12, 2012
marti gilreath wrote:
i think the majority of you people on here are really pathedic , small people , you really need to get a life , and stop hatin on others that are doin far better than you are !!!! and another thing , THERE IS NO STOLEN PROPERTY HERE WHAT SO EVER , SO IF YOU ROLL UP HERE AT MY HOUSE LOOKIN FOR IT , YOU SURE AS HECK BETTER BRING THE POLICE WITH YOU !!!!!!!! so after all of that , you guys that actually have a life , HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!! to the rest , well you know what to do:)
I think you need to return to school. I damn sure wouldn't want some uneducated freak thief working on my equipment.

Bring the police? Are you kidding me? Sounds to me like you have had plenty of time to sell the stolen property...so it really wouldn't matter now would it?. I love how your anger brings out your confessions. GUILTY as SIN!
ticked off

Kingsport, TN

#15 Mar 29, 2012
this trent guy came into our restaurant acting like he knew about touchscreen computers. he left FOUR hours later, accomplishing nothing and charging us almost $500! Taking this to court!
Haha

Kingsport, TN

#16 Apr 24, 2012
All the numbers for Rapi-Tech are disconnected.
Looks like another epic fail for Will.
Loser.
RAM ROD

Cleveland, TN

#17 Apr 24, 2012
Why dont you idiots get on with your life and

leave Will alone...

You people are pathedic...

and a bunch of losers...

Get over it!!!
Barney Fife

Cleveland, TN

#18 Apr 24, 2012
Thats telln em Ram Rod!!!

Nip it!!!

Nip it!!!

Nip it!!!
Haha

Kingsport, TN

#19 Apr 25, 2012
Idiots or not, Will Trent has failed at yet another venture. Maybe you can get that job back as a security guard? I'll be sure to say hi to Kres for you.
Buford P

Cleveland, TN

#20 Apr 25, 2012
I have A message for Haha

Your a loser!!!

Get over it!!!
You mad bro

Kingsport, TN

#21 Apr 26, 2012
Confirmed, he's mad.
Buford P

Cleveland, TN

#22 Apr 26, 2012
You mad bro wrote:
Confirmed, he's mad.
Yep and Im gonna bring my big stick n whoop that a$$ good for u!!!

Betr grow eyes n the back a your head loser!!!

Buford gonna getcha when you least expect it!!!

HAHAHAHA

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