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I called today for technician support for my canon TS3322, unfortunately I don't have the name of the guy who attended the call. He was very rude, he told me not to call canon anymore just because I could pay the $149 that he was charging me in order to clean my laptop so that he can proceed with the printer installation, he hanged up on me. I also told him that I was going to consulted with my daughter and he stated that my daughter is not a technician and has not knowledge how it works.
If any questions this is my email

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I just bought a pixma tr 4527 and all functions work fine except for the duplex print function .I'm operating from my Samsung Android, on the print setup
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Good day,

Please allow me to tell you about our Church's dilemma with Canon / AssetFin. This may be my 3'd submission and I apologize for that. We as a Church Management Board need to put this situation behind us asap.

Canon and AssetFin have been harassing us with a document they say is a binding contract. This 'signed contract' was a document signed by a former Pastor of this congregation a couple of years back with no date and start meter reading for the printer in question. This printer we pay for every month R2700 (and we are a PBO / Church working with the public money) is a scam and a true shame. This printer hasn't been serviced for a total of 4 months during 2018 and therefore we as the fiduciary committee decided to stop the R2700 payments.
They've sent an agent during January 2019 to sign a new contract and promising us a new machine then, but we refused due to the fact in Church we may not sign contracts without the consent and advice of the legal team of HQ. They've also during this week threaten us further with another letter from a legal company called Accountability dated 2 July 2019 but we only received on 22 July 2019. We have communicated with them effortlessly. The said printer is still on our premices and we would love for the Contractor to remove their broken and defective instrument.

My Email correspondence may be provided for perusal. I've written since October 2017 on many levels (even management from Canon Gavin Botha) for the poor printing quality of their machine. Unfortunately, we haven't recorded any calls., But all my emails may be used to justify a decision we took to stop payments to this company that for months they didn't produce any service or even exchange their machine for a more effective one. They had the chance and unfortunately they blew it. Should they not withdraw their claim we will as Public Benefits Organization let this go public.

We are really sad about them dealing with us in such a way. Wanting installments for poor services rendered and a defective machine. I can also send some photos of the printer for the investigation.

We do not feel contracted with a company that didn't meet their obligations to make sure our printer experience is unforgettable. We as the fiduciary committee feel they had ample time to rectify the problem and make sure our printing experience is above approach.
The photos also show what kind of money they take for a machine shown in the video. I've tried to attach all emails between us and Canon, but it didn't want to attach to this complaint.

Please help us and salvage what has been broken.

We will be so happy.

On Behalf of the Church Board
Pastor Morné Lötter

assetfin poor service
assetfin poor service

  • Updated by mornelotter · Nov 23, 2019

    An email received from AssetFin and daisy:
    Good day Mr Lotter,

    Your email below has reference.

    1. While I understand your frustrations with decisions taken by your previous pastor, there are valid and binding contracts in place between the church, Assetfin and Smart Office Connexion. This fact cannot be ignored and our contracts are upheld in court. We are running a group of companies, and business decisions cannot be made on emotion. All the contracts signed by the church are attached hereto for your ease of reference.

    2. The office automation industry norms of the past 30 years dictate how deals are set up for clients throughout the industry – equipment is purchased and financed at client’s request by a finance house such as Assetfin, Sizwe Finance, Nashua finance, etc, in order for the client to rent the equipment for a period of 3 to 5 years. Along with the rental contract, the client signs a separate service agreement with another company to keep the equipment maintained and serviced. This is a separate agreement, signed with a separate company. Finance houses don’t do service and maintenance.

    3. The above concept works exactly like vehicle leasing agreements where finance and servicing are completely separate for the vehicles. One cannot just hand the vehicle back to the dealership and think the finance house will merely “cancel” the finance. Finance does not work like that. No matter how many forums you complain to.

    4. After 3 years, the client is eligible for an upgrade of their equipment where a new finance agreement is signed and the client receives new equipment and signs a new rental agreement. In the case of the church, the authorised person decided to resign the existing equipment in 2016, which means the church decided to keep their old equipment. Hence the reason why a sales person would have contacted you in January 2019 for a new machine.

    5. Your contracts have a “commencement date”, each and every Assetfin contract has a date where the contracts are approved and Assetfin can then start billing. Assetfin personally contact each and every client after installation to confirm the client has received the device, it has been installed properly and they are happy with its performance. Once this equipment confirmation call takes place, the Assetfin contract goes live and they start billing the client.

    6. All printing equipment have software built into the device which records the meter readings automatically. The meter readings are recorded by the technicians when they install the device, and the meter readings will be recorded on all job cards. Your device most definitely has recorded meter readings, which we can substantiate.

    7. By cancelling your debit order and not allowing Smart Office Connexion to access your device to keep it maintained, the church is now in breach of BOTH agreements. Both Assetfin and Smart Office Connexion will be forced to go legal if the church does not allow Smart Office Connexion to provide a replacement working device of similar spec, alternatively the church will have to settle the rental agreements for early termination. Since financial year end is approaching, Assetfin will not hesitate to go legal on the arrears and the Master Rental Agreement, since they have every right to.

    In light of the above, and the fact that your contract is valid and binding until 2021, we highly recommend you sit with your sales representative and come to a resolution where you have a working device you can use. We have offered a replacement device, which we urge you to consider.
    A sales representative will be in touch.


    my answer to them
    Good morning Me Holdt,
    Hope this email finds you and your partners well.
    Please see your attachments. You confuse us with another congregation. The letter refers to Nylstroom. This Rustenburg. Like in the past Smart Office also have sent us the wrong Contract of another customer. 
    Surely you won't think this was an emotional decision we took concerning your company or companies underperformed and as a consumer we were overrun by big corporations like yours in poor service and care. I'm sorry that you think this decision was taken emotionally mam. I can assure you it wasn't. Truly I am sorry, but as a PBO as previously stated we're working with public funds. I do understand that contracts are upheld in the Court, but surely no corporate person would pay out money when the issuer of the device underperforms and is poorly maintained by the business whose suppose to care for the machine. A 'Contract' can only be honoured when both the agreed parties uphold their parts. Your companies/company showed
    Wholeheartedly I understand your email, but you yourself won't pay for such a defective machine that costs the price of a car? 
    Also, the bank won't pay for a car that is underperforming, outdated as well as always broken for the price range. That you can be sure off. The banks make sure the car is in good condition before finance is given and when a problem comes along they'll be sure in addressing the issue appropriately.  That machine was paid off in 2016 and when the renewal took place your company or companies agreed to keep the software up to date as well as the machine in immaculate condition. Mam, you did not do either. For sure the service department may not agree, but they didn't sit with our frustration for months with your defective and unusable machine. Ask the technicians report when he investigated the machine on our premises. 
    I also understand to complain against 'how many forums' won't make a difference. We only presented this issue to the Canon Complaintsboard and the Ombudsman. We didn't present it to our Congregation and our National Church Forum to protect your business. 

    This decision to suspend our deal wasn't taken lightly. We gave your company/companies months to rectify the issues with the machine. Would you take the time in watching the video I took to show how bad printing was? https://www.complaintsboard.com/canon/assetfin-poor-service-c1188244
    You can Collect the Machine at your own convenience. No rush. It's in safekeeping. Should we decide to take up the offer you gave us in January 2019 (obviously an update to the arrangement) we'll let you know after our yearly Congregation meeting. 
    Conclusion We enjoy protection as consumers against being treated unfairly:
    Chapter 2, Part G, of the CPA (Consumer Protection Act of 2008) containsmeasures dealing with unfair, unjust, and unreasonable contract terms. The right tofair, just, and reasonable terms and conditions are the first general fairness measureintroduced in South African consumer contract law by means of which a party can rely on protection if a bargain is unreasonable, unfair, or onerous to him or her.
    The case has been reported to The National Consumers Commission. Not yet reported on social media platforms. 


  • Updated by mornelotter · Apr 13, 2020

    This platform doesn't work. We had to refer the matter to an Attorney. But at least I can spread it on social media platforms.

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