Paul Pazzaglini Review

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I posted an ad on Craigslist to sell a Generac generator for $450. This generator sold new for $700. Pazzaglini responded to the ad and asked if I would bring it to his home. When I arrived I saw that this was a $1,000,000 home, complete with a pool, a hot tub and a view of a lake. It sits on 16 acres in a community where people have airplanes in their garages. We unloaded the generator, Pazzaglini started it, plugged an electric drill into it and declared that it worked fine. Then I made my mistake. He asked me if I would take a check. Given the surroundings, I ignored all of the Craiglist warnings about taking checks for items sold and accepted a check from this guy, thinking he was totally legit. He even told us he was a defense contractor working on Phased Array systems for the E6B. He said the reason he needed the generator was because lightning had hit his main supply line into his house and the contractor needed to run a new main “under the pool” and it was going to take a month for them to get started. That should have been my first clue. | Needless to say, the check bounced. I contacted him and asked for cash. He said he would bring it by the next day, a Saturday. That didn’t happen. Then he said he would take care of it “next week”. Then he said he would take care of it on Monday. I asked for cash or for the generator back. After telling me three times he was going to pay for it, he then made up a story that the generator was faulty, didn’t work properly under load, that he had to spend money to have it fixed and we “needed to work something out”. The generator had 12 hours on it and those 12 hours were supplying power to a house in Texas during the hurricane last year. It worked fine. I took a hard look at the check and noticed that it had very clear instructions to the payor to get a pre authorization code BEFORE writing the check. There were also clear instructions to the payee to check the authorization code before accepting the check. These were things I didn’t notice until later. So one of two things occurred here. Either he had never written one of these checks (the check number is 1082 so I doubt that is true) or he intentionally wrote a bad check. His last message to me was “By the way, f… off”. Nice

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  • Name: Paul Pazzaglini
  • Country: United States
  • State: North Carolina
  • City: Waxhaw
  • Address: 1017 Baron Rd
  • Phone: 704-771-8675
  • Website:

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