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    * Stolen Servers?

    What do I do if a colocation/dedicated server company refuses to send me back my servers? Well, more like avoiding than refusing... but its been about 5 months or so and I would like to get my servers back.
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    What kind of reason did they give you for this?
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    No reason, they company is just avoiding me. Not responding to phone calls, emails or any sort of messages. Company is HudsonDigital LLC
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    Have you consulted a laywer? That would be my first port of call.
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    Not yet, the servers are only $3000 each. I dont want to end up paying that much for a lawyer and just waste time.
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    Well just for some advice even if costs you $100+,

    Have you gone down to the Datacentre, or are you too far away?
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    I can't get in there, no ID card. It's in Nj Equinix. They only let the business owners in. not clients.
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    ouch! it's so bad!
    I think to sue them is the only way to do! Do you have any contract/agreements with this company?
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    It was a month-month contact for colocation. i dont wanna have to go through witht he hassle to sue them, it takes too long... can i report this to the BBB or something in that nature? i will seek legal aid if necessary, it just seems like a big step.
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    What I would do is signed a Pre Paid Legal Service, you pay about $30 a month and they can give you some advice plus send a letter to your provider.

    That should show the provider that you are serious and take action, if not then the attorneys will give you the options and choose the better one.

    My guess is that they will repond to you with the first letter.
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    Where would I find a prepaid legal service?
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    I find it odd that they would just "ignore" your requests. What is the last contact you had with them?

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    About a month ago around Christmas. They shipped me back 4 of my 6 servers. But I havnt heard anything from them after Christmas.
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    So you requested your servers 5 months ago and last month they shipped you 4 of 6 and now they won't reply to your calls or emails?

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    I thought HD was a reputable company? Seems kinda odd

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    I agree with servers4me, find a good lawyer. Even if it will cost you more than the servers in the beginning, you can slap them with a nasty law suite to make up your lawyers bills.

    Of course you should only take legal action after you have tried every other means of working with them. Make sure that you are 100% in the right (no bills outstanding, no special ToS clause you forgot to follow, etc) before taking legal action.


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    Why don't you just take them to small claims court? All you would have to do is provide the judge with proof of what servers you put in there, and if the company can't prove that they were returned, then they will have to pay damages. You don't need a lawyer to do this. If it fails, then get a lawyer and try again.

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    I'm pretty sure you would be able to hire a lawyer and sue for the cost of the servers as well as any lost wages and court costs you incurr.

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    I will be shocked if they don't smarten up and send you your servers in a rush. Nothing about them suggests that they are a fly by night operation. I don't know why they would but I will bet that it all gets worked out now.
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    Am i the only one that thinks its a bit fishy the OP seems to be very reluctant to give any real information?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [inx]Olly
    Am i the only one that thinks its a bit fishy the OP seems to be very reluctant to give any real information?
    i agree, why would a dc steal your servers?? doesnt make any sense at all. the other half of the story would probably reveal something obvious like they haven't paid their bill, or broke their contract/tos/agreement, etc. it makes absolutely no sense at all why they would wanna take your servers

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    The DC didnt steal my server. The DC is Equinix, Nj and HudsonDigital was the company I went to for colocation. I paid all the bills, and havnt broken any agreements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [inx]Olly
    Am i the only one that thinks its a bit fishy the OP seems to be very reluctant to give any real information?
    Read his history. This OP isn't one prone to wild accusations. I for one believe him.

    He also has a post selling 4 of the servers. My only problem is that everything I have heard about Hudson Digital has been positive so I believe it has to be a mix up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daThomas
    So you requested your servers 5 months ago and last month they shipped you 4 of 6 and now they won't reply to your calls or emails?
    They shipped 4 of my servers about 8 months ago, and when i requested the additional 2, they stopped responding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolRaul
    Read his history. This OP isn't one prone to wild accusations. I for one believe him.

    He also has a post selling 4 of the servers. My only problem is that everything I have heard about Hudson Digital has been positive so I believe it has to be a mix up.
    No, its hudsondigital.. been paying via paypal [email protected]. Met the guy and his myspace is www.myspace.com/otny . He also have a website Olivertriunfo.com and I'm on their billing system. Also if you check. Hudson Digital has not made a post in a year.
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    I think many of the responses you are getting are on track, but I think you have an even easier option first.

    I'd first contact the local police department and make a police report. Most will take a police report over the phone, and this is something that they definitely handle.

    Years ago we had difficulty retrieving computer equipment from a local vendor. Phone calls were dodged, and even showing up on location did little good. After consulting a lawyer, we were urged to file a police report and see what happened. The computer equipment was promptly handed back.

    I hope that helps.

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    Hudson Digital

    Just curious Did you get your servers back? I have a similar situation on another front, I can not contact Hudson Digital by phone or email either.



    Quote Originally Posted by Rej3ct View Post
    What do I do if a colocation/dedicated server company refuses to send me back my servers? Well, more like avoiding than refusing... but its been about 5 months or so and I would like to get my servers back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mams482 View Post
    Just curious Did you get your servers back? I have a similar situation on another front, I can not contact Hudson Digital by phone or email either.
    Its really such a sad thing to hear. That a colo refuses to return servers. I guess that's kind of the scary thing about colo that your entrusting all your equipment with them.

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    You should get your servers. Those are yours.

    If I were you, go to the DC then shout in front of their door/gate that they stole your servers :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by net View Post
    You should get your servers. Those are yours.

    If I were you, go to the DC then shout in front of their door/gate that they stole your servers :-)

    Give it back! Give it back!
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    1) I don't think Hudson digital was in equinix - they were in another DC in Jersey

    2) Offering servers at their price // busines smodel seemed to good to be true and they too have stopped responding to me
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