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  • Facebook post of SA gardener being charged R17955 for a R5999 washing machine goes viral [pic]
    Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2016

    A Facebook post from someone near George is going viral after being shared nearly two thousand times since the 19th January where a user posted the contract his gardener received after purchasing a washing machine from well known furniture store Lewis. The value of the washing machine was R5999.99, but the gardener was roped into extra costs that would ultimately set him back a ridiculous R17955.

    Here’s the copy of the contract.

    washing machine contract

    And this is the what the user posted along with that pic.

    washing machine contract fb

    It has been shared over 1700 times and has over 1000 comments.

    Lewis has since responded and said that “interest and all costs were charged in accordance with the National Credit Act and that all processes required by the act and its related regulations were followed” [Fin24]

    [thanks Lee]

    Rev OP Bougardt says:
    January 01, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    This is common for chain furniture stores like Lewis, Russell’s, Ellerines, Bears, Giddys to rob the poorest of the poor. As a community worker I seen this too many times, in some cases the client dies just before the finish their payments than the stores repossess furniture. Expose the robbers

    U know says:
    January 01, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Dit is bad vir die winkels om ons mense uit te suig ons vir dien nie baie nie maar ons moet skuld maak om aan iets te kom so Di winkels moet op ho mense uit trek voor hulle gaan slaap

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