At the end of each show we ask viewers to get in touch if they’ve got a problem – regardless of whether it’s massive or miniscule. That’s because here at Fair Go our ethos has always been, and will always be, going into bat for the little guy, or gal. A gnome loving couple saw two 20cm gnomes online and bought them – what turned up was definitely not what was advertised, but pretty darn amusing. We take a look at an online shopping experience that went hilariously wrong.
In a bid to avoid the stressful task of finding the best company to help them move house, one Christchurch couple decided to outsource the job. They used a third party website to connect them to a moving company. Unfortunately that company moved their cash and nothing else. We go searching for answers from the movers which ends in a courtroom and with a jail sentence. Prompting us to investigate what responsibility the website has to making sure customers aren’t taken for a ride.
Fair Go sees a lot of ratbags and rascals, and while we don’t want to see any Kiwis getting ripped off, one of the best parts of our job is tracking down those dodgy dealers and confronting them with our cameras rolling. That’s because for many of you, it’s not just about the money you’ve lost – it’s about letting others know who to avoid. Speaking of which, we’ve had loads of complaints about a concrete contractor based in the Waikato, who’s taking people’s money and delivering only partially on the work, or in some cases not at all. He’s stopped answering the phone, so we go visit him in person.
We look into whether the reality ever lives up to the hype.
It pays to do your research as we’ve had a run of ratbag roofers on the show over the past few years.
Temuka couple left thousands of dollars out of pocket after being let down by a dodgy roofer and insurance company
Shane and Odette Perry employed Jamie Hartnett to reroof their house.
Fruit stickers have been around for decades but end up adding to NZ’s landfill problem.
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