Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 13674
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Reputation: 1875
Location: Naklua
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:44 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:14 pm
a new twist from FB
Karen Simon Reed shared a link to the group: Kampot Noticeboard.
1 hr ·

So glad that Ellie and Ed are not letting their tragedy keep them from moving forward. Happy to hear there is a campaign to get Ellie's 2.0 up and going. I appreciate how you presented the budget/ how the funds would be used. Wishing you well!
Image
My name is Ellie Gleeson, and together with my co-investor Ed Weinberg I lost the business I started in Cambodia in 2013. I lost it by trusting our café’s manager and my former friend, who systematically deceived us while preparing to sell our business. Two months ago, he received $30,000 in cash for our furniture, kitchen equipment and for facilitating a lease transfer on the home of Ellie’s café, after which he fled Cambodia to points unknown.
read more on the gofund me page

https://www.gofundme.com/help-us-rebuil ... tolen-cafe

OK:
personally i feel bad for her, but no way would i fund someone else s business,
but thats just me
If i was going to help someone it would be a poor khmer that was fucked over

PS: there trying to raise $9,000 which is what they feel they need to get back up and running,
than why did someone pay $30,000?
the $30k is what the guy who sold her buisness got for the " furniture, kitchen equipment and for facilitating a lease transfer "
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
offroadscholar
Expatriate
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Reputation: 44
Australia

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by offroadscholar » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 am

Regarding the mystery person that paid $30k for the business.
Where do they fit into the current picture ?
bartender3042
Expatriate
Posts: 44
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:36 pm
Reputation: 14
Cambodia

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by bartender3042 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:45 am

offroadscholar wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 am
Regarding the mystery person that paid $30k for the business.
Where do they fit into the current picture ?
From what I understand, they are busily rebranding the place and due to open soon.
I think they are trying not to get any more caught up in this.
User avatar
cptrelentless
Expatriate
Posts: 2744
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:49 am
Reputation: 407
Location: Sihanoukville
Korea North

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by cptrelentless » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:52 pm

bartender3042 wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:45 am
offroadscholar wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 am
Regarding the mystery person that paid $30k for the business.
Where do they fit into the current picture ?
From what I understand, they are busily rebranding the place and due to open soon.
I think they are trying not to get any more caught up in this.
If they are holding a valid lease I can't see that it's their problem. The actual asset itself is still in the hands of the landlord. The chattels were the things sold.
ditto_auswtz
Tourist
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:58 am
Reputation: 2
United States of America

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by ditto_auswtz » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:10 am

Sorry.
Not gonna donate a dime.
Pretty convinced if he wouldn't have sold it and made a runner they would've never shown up back in town.
They would've never wanted to open Ellie's 2.0 neither. Ellie was neglected for over a year, the Gofundme image she's portraying is more than 2 years ago.

It was quite easy to be around the world while someone run's your business and sends you money.
She's already admitted herself she did want him to sell the business.
With no mention of re-opening that cafe anywhere else.

Now she doesn't have money so all of a sudden she wants to re-open it and acting as if she never planned to sell?!?!?
violet
Expatriate
Posts: 981
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 3:48 pm
Reputation: 301

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by violet » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 am

ditto_auswtz wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:10 am
Sorry.
Not gonna donate a dime.
Pretty convinced if he wouldn't have sold it and made a runner they would've never shown up back in town.
They would've never wanted to open Ellie's 2.0 neither. Ellie was neglected for over a year, the Gofundme image she's portraying is more than 2 years ago.

It was quite easy to be around the world while someone run's your business and sends you money.
She's already admitted herself she did want him to sell the business.
With no mention of re-opening that cafe anywhere else.

Now she doesn't have money so all of a sudden she wants to re-open it and acting as if she never planned to sell?!?!?
Yes. I found it odd that after wanting to sell it, she now wants money to open another.

Raise money. Open. Sell at too high a price to another naive buyer. Recoup a little of the loss.
jimsocks
Expatriate
Posts: 69
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:33 am
Reputation: 8

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by jimsocks » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:55 pm

i don't understand. you buy property, you have to the government building. i meet at least 2-3 guys sign paperwork, thumbprints, witnesses, bring a few cops with me to make sure its legit. i aint hard
User avatar
Ashcroftie
Expatriate
Posts: 66
Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:04 am
Reputation: 15
Zimbabwe

Re: Man sells cafe belonging to someone else...

Post by Ashcroftie » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:59 pm

From the GoFundMe page: "the proceeds from my part of its sale were going to pay for my Master’s Degree in Psychology"

I know enough already.

From my experience, 99% of psychology students have mental issues themselves and certainly are no business (wo)men. Asking for funds to (re)start a BUSINESS already tells you that.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post