The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Hello Chris, I have admired your work and skills since I joined the forum. Watching the builds of yourself and others such as John T. and "Codi's" are true inspirations. This is my first post in reference to any of your posts, and because I haven't done so, I hope you understand that it's not indifference, just not sure what I could add to the kudos showered upon you guys. Anyway, I was wondering about the front engine dragster frame if some bracing for rigidity during shipping might be added, then removed for the build? I appreciate your time, and the effort of keeping us informed on your incredible work. Regards, and hoping you have a good holiday season. Jimmy
Great job ! What scrapbook cutter are you using, and are you able to use the software that came with it, or do you have to purchase a different program? Also what is the maximum thickness you can cut, and do you have to use the adhesive carrier for cutting? Thanks for your time, Jimmy
I ordered a body from him and it took well over a year and a half to receive it. After months of calls, "it was shipped" at least three times I had pretty much given up, and then it just showed up. There was an extra dragster body and some slicks I hadn't ordered included. I love the body, but I just wouldn't order anything else, as it was far too an aggravating experience. He was always pleasant, and apologetic and finally delivered. I just can not endorse doing any more business with him. Jimmy
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.
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.
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.