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#141 Howard Cohen

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein 
     
     
     
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#142 Jimmy Wilson

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

"It is a shame,  I have a TON of his resin products and they are top notch, he was one of best with great service.

 

Alan"

 

 

 

 

You don't have a Flamin' Frank Pedregon Fiat do you ?


Edited by Jimmy Wilson, 23 May 2014 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:35 PM

Not anymore ...



#144 Ayatollah

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:13 AM

Just because somebody can cast a nice part, it doesn't mean they will send you what you pay for.

 

Those who are not yet aware of the dangers of dealing with certain sellers should be free to see what those who have been shafted

have to say about their costly experiences.


Edited by Ayatollah, 24 May 2014 - 08:13 AM.


#145 Ayatollah

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:15 AM

I only ordered from Randy one time many years ago. After an 8 month wait, NNL East came up and with a copy of the order and a processed checked in my pocket I approached his booth stacked up all the stuff I order and said'Thank you". He pulled out his calculator and I pulled out my receipt. That was the year that the New Jersey Tax Adjuster was there. I asked him if he would like me to call them over and start an investigation for mail fraud. While his mouth was wide open, I asked his wife for a bag, of course she was very gracious and handed me a bag.  Randy and I have remained friends as far as I'm concerned but I haven't purchased from him via the mail; I only purchase at show. He makes good products. 

 

 

This right here is a perfect example of theft. The guy will cash the checks, not fill the orders, but then has no problem casting enough inventory

to go to shows to raise some pocket cash. If that isn't theft, what is? But "he's a swell guy".  Yeah, so was the 75 year old black guy that Wal Mart prosecuted for not noticing  a gallon of milk on the lower shelf of his shopping cart when he went out the door.


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#146 2lapsdown

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

I know another resin caster that does business in a similar fashion.


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#147 Ayatollah

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

Yeah, but if you say his name this thread vanishes.



#148 Casey

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 12:04 PM

Yeah, but if you say his name this thread vanishes.


It's been said many times here already, just like with Perry's. One more complaint is not going to help anyone. There are existing topics here on the forum covering the various resin casters, so let's keep this one on topic and about Perry's, please.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:56 PM

First of all I am not opening this thread to start a negative post. I would appreciate any bad thoughts be kept to one's self, or expressed elsewhere. Back in May of 2013 I placed an order with Perrys Resin for a Flaming  Frank Pedregon Fiat Dragster. I was wary, and had heard things about poor delivery. I am a Fiat fanatic, and as this was the only vendor I knew of with the body so I ordered it. I am a "want it now" type personality, and it took quite a while to finally get my order. I would call every few months all riled up, and ready to rip Randy a new one. But every time when we talked, my compassion took over, and I would just ask him to please send it. It seemed several had been shipped, but never made it here. A month or so before Christmas I made my semi-annual call, and this time told there was some work being done to part of the mold. Flash forward to today. i went to the mailbox, and when I opened it, there was a long white box inside. I didn't remember any purchases that would have come in that shape box. I pulled it out and saw the Canadian Customs label, and you could have knocked me over with a feather. I opened it up, and not only was there a beautifully cast Fiat dragster with decals, there was a Carl Casper's Galloping Ghost dragster, decals for it, and a great pair of slicks. The Fiat and the dragster both looked to be freshly cast, as the resin was a bright white compared to the "Scott" scoop that was included for the Fiat. Needless to say, I was disappointed for the length of time involved, but It's special to be compensated for the wait. In all honesty I most likely have not started the project yet, as I want to refine my skills a little more. I am retired and know I wouldn't want to be in the resin business, even if I was able to cast a quarter as well as the products I received today. I can only imagine running a business, family responsibilities, and producing inventory as well.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

Did I read correctly - it took 2 years to fill your orer!?!?



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:43 AM

ordered May, 2013

received February 2015

Since I live in Texas, and it would have been a lot of trouble to pursue any type of recourse other than harassment I just had to wait and hope.

Finally it showed up. I had pretty much written off this transaction to a lesson learned. At least he sent some extra stuff to make up for the wait.

A Galloping Ghost dragster, ($30.00 retail) and a pair of slicks came with my order.


Edited by Jimmy Wilson, 06 February 2015 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:26 AM

Glad I saw this thread.. Was about to ask how to get a hold of them cause I want the Malibu station wagon.. But guess Ill just look elsewhere for it



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 01:37 PM

First of all I am not opening this thread to start a negative post. I would appreciate any bad thoughts be kept to one's self, or expressed elsewhere. 

 

You can't expect people not to comment on this thread after what you've posted.  First of all, that's the purpose of the forum to share good and bad experiences.

 

It's great to hear that you got your stuff and a few extras after only 20 months.  Some of us know it doesn't take that long to cast clean bodies and parts. Sometimes, I'd rather avoid having to do the "harassment" as you stated.  

 

I'm with Shane on this one.  I'll have to keep looking as well.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 04:39 AM

 

You can't expect people not to comment on this thread after what you've posted.  First of all, that's the purpose of the forum to share good and bad experiences.

 

It's great to hear that you got your stuff and a few extras after only 20 months.  Some of us know it doesn't take that long to cast clean bodies and parts. Sometimes, I'd rather avoid having to do the "harassment" as you stated.  

 

I'm with Shane on this one.  I'll have to keep looking as well.  Thanks for sharing.

 

I just didn't want any "personal" attacks. I think it is good for others to share their experiences and offer advice. I had heard "Buyer Beware" when I asked around, but decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. I was extremely disappointed, and felt screwed over. Ten years ago I would have been ready to drive to Canada and get my money's worth. I told Randy if he came up with any more Fiats to send me one, and I'd send him the money after it was received. I guess I was trying to show that Randy realized his failure to complete the transaction, and "compensated" me for my patience. Yes, I heard many excuses, and would have four bodies if I had received all the ones that had been "sent". I was very leery to order, but it was the only source I had found for what I wanted. I even tried to buy a built up on e-Bay and it went for over a hundred dollars. Bottom line is perhaps there are too many irons in the fire for Randy, but I wanted to show he does have some morals. I could still be out $35.00 and empty handed. The items I received are very high quality, but even as good as the body is, I doubt seriously I would ever order again, but would gladly purchase his work in person.


Edited by Jimmy Wilson, 20 February 2015 - 04:43 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:54 AM

Let me think about that one...

If he has too many irons in the fire to fill his orders, why is he trying to operate another business...

I guess gave up too early after mailing and calling him for over a year and a half.  Never got what I paid for and that was over two years ago.

 

Yeah, I heard the lost in the mail story several times as well, but my money order got there OK

 

Glad you got your parts, there are others out there that never will.



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 10:19 AM

Some nice products,this thread however made me certain not buy anything there. 



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Posted 20 February 2015 - 02:25 PM

Let me think about that one...

If he has too many irons in the fire to fill his orders, why is he trying to operate another business...

I guess gave up too early after mailing and calling him for over a year and a half.  Never got what I paid for and that was over two years ago.

 

Yeah, I heard the lost in the mail story several times as well, but my money order got there OK

 

Glad you got your parts, there are others out there that never will.

Honestly I had not called him in several months, and had decided it was a write off. Then one day, there it was in the mailbox.

 

I wasn't trying to make excuses for him, and it is a shame because the items I received were really good quality.  I also was not trying to make light of all the people whom may be still waiting for their orders after I received mine. I do feel he should not take orders if he can not fulfill them in a reasonable amount of time. I have seen posts of others whom have had slow delivery from other casters, and I can see how it would be easy to be overwhelmed with orders, and unable to fill them in a timely fashion. These are just my opinions, and not an endorsement of his business practices, nor am I trying  to exonerate him for unfilled orders. I was very angry after six months were up, but there was nothing I could have done from Texas. Threats or foul language would have been fruitless, as were my quarterly calls.