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herchealer May 1st, 2010 10:18 AM

Z5 member Flemister60
 
Traded kits with this guy almost two months ago and have not recieved my kits. First few messages, were along the lines of I have to get them, oh i just managed to find them, I promise to mail by this date then that date.... For the past week he has ignored my PM's even though he has been on here several times. Until I get my kits I say STAY AWAY!!!


Jeremy

Spongebob May 1st, 2010 11:11 AM

Familiar tune from ARC...I think he's in the US Army, with a helo unit, that rotates to Asia a lot so typically when he's there, he'll offer to pick up kits there (the markup on asian manufactured kits sold in the US to the local prices there is breathtaking) and ship them out. Then, he'll get swamped with work or locked onto base and can't deliver. I'd ordered two kits, an Academy MH-53 and F-22 from him and got nothing back, with the same story line you got.

After a few months, I got an email from his wife who was evidently balancing their books and saw all these paypal deposits and was trying to figure out what was up....or they got a request to return funds through paypal from someone else. Anyhew...as soon as she got involved I got the kits in about a week!

My guess is he's gone the "trade" route (were the kits you were trading for new, asian manufactured ones?) in order to keep SWMBO off his ass.

That said, it was my 4th or 5th bad purchase on ARC in about a 6 month period, so I'm pretty wary now, although the last couple have gone through without a hitch (not with him..I'm done there).

Spongebob

herchealer May 1st, 2010 12:46 PM

They were
 
Yep they were actually 2 Acadamy humvees. He robbed me for a 1/48 Has. F-4. I hate dishonest people, especially those in the Military, they give us other military guys a bad name.

tomcat_tweeker May 2nd, 2010 07:08 PM

Dude! U'll get ur stuff.... Kinda Harsh words coming from a Military Guy.... Makes the rest of us look bad..... Yea comms are speratic with Stevo, But U don't know what the real deal is... And being a Military guy yourself.... U should be able to put 2 and 2 together.... Steve's a good friend of mine and yes he can take a while to get things sorted on the modeling front even with me.... But.... I do know that I will get my stuff... In all the trash talk I've heard from folks... Here and on ARC about Steve.... I have NEVER once seen anyone start a kit that they were waiting on from Steve the second they finally received it... So reach into the stash and build somthing else... Come on guys... Be patient..

Dave

herchealer May 2nd, 2010 07:51 PM

Understandable
 
I understand where you are coming from TT, but is what pisses me off is the fact that he has been on here at least once everyday and it has been almost a week since i last asked him in PM, no response.... NOTHING. Lack of communication is the part that pisses me off, not the time. And i can put 2 and 2 together. if he has the ability to be on here then he has the ability to send a quick response.... I will believe you and apologize if or when they get here... BTW I see you are in Okinawa. I spent 4 years at Kadena. Are all the good little shops still there??

Spongebob May 2nd, 2010 09:37 PM

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Dude! U'll get ur stuff.... Kinda Harsh words coming from a Military Guy.... Makes the rest of us look bad..... Yea comms are speratic with Stevo, But U don't know what the real deal is... And being a Military guy yourself.... U should be able to put 2 and 2 together.... Steve's a good friend of mine and yes he can take a while to get things sorted on the modeling front even with me.... But.... I do know that I will get my stuff... In all the trash talk I've heard from folks... Here and on ARC about Steve.... I have NEVER once seen anyone start a kit that they were waiting on from Steve the second they finally received it... So reach into the stash and build somthing else... Come on guys... Be patient..
Well, in my case, I never saw a clause in the transaction that said "people think I'm a good guy so it may take 6 months to complete your deal after I cash the check". Having not known him from Adam, at a minimum I expect some communication. Furthermore, Because he is in the military I will hold him to a higher standard than the average modeling website fan-boy and I expect him not to make deals he's not 100% certain he can keep.

In the end he probably lost money on my deal so I consider us even but I won't send people his way.

BTW, Dave, it was a pleasure doing business with you. The direct opposite experience.

Spongebob

tomcat_tweeker May 3rd, 2010 05:15 AM

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Originally Posted by herchealer (Post 91271)
BTW I see you are in Okinawa. I spent 4 years at Kadena. Are all the good little shops still there??

Yup They all are except for the one closest to Naha.. It closed down a couple months After I got here..... But shima is still alive and kickin and in business..

tomcat_tweeker May 3rd, 2010 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Spongebob (Post 91282)

BTW, Dave, it was a pleasure doing business with you.
Spongebob

Back atcha bud...

herchealer May 15th, 2010 09:03 PM

Still nothing
 
here we are 2 weeks later and still no Kits, or even a messege saying they were sent. Glad he had the time to go to the post office for the kit i sent but not to send mine........ I guess you live and learn.


I still say stay AWAY. ! Gave him the benefit after the last messege saying he was busy but this is getting old!


Herky

herchealer May 29th, 2010 09:51 PM

Well here we are. It is the 29th of May now and I have been waiting 2 and a half months for these kits! This guy reminds me of Brian Grey from Armorama a long time ago, excuse after excuse after excuse. I don't think i'll ever see these kits. What a shame. I hate empy promises!

Spook498 May 30th, 2010 04:07 PM

Didnt this guy slow burn some people over at ARC? I think it took someone contacting his command or something, and he ponied up a few kits. I think...

herchealer June 10th, 2010 04:45 PM

Oh well
 
Guess I got ripped, Now there is no comm at all. Supposedly he is on Leave. Would have been nice if he would have sent them out before maybe. That was three weeks ago. If you read this Steve. What a LOSER!!!! Dont know how you have managed to stay in the Army I have no idea. You must trick them into thinking you are credible and responsible, from which i have seen so far is neither!!!

Spook498 June 11th, 2010 04:57 AM

I think there was a thread about this over at ARC. Apparently, someone sent a letter to his command.....

herchealer August 1st, 2010 05:57 PM

Still NOTHING
 
Just wanted to let you all know I STILL HAVE NOT gotten my kits from this Guy. Only 5 and a half month. No comms since May 16th!!! Said he was sending them out then and then taking some leave. WHat a lying Prick!!! And he is in the Army, some sense of honor he has!!!

Fightertown Decals Brian August 11th, 2010 02:22 AM

I did a deal with him in March and sent the kit on good faith. He has yet to make payment yet or acknowledge contact but has read my PM's...

3rd time I've been burned doing favors and now I'm only dealing with people I know personally...

marine4 ever August 16th, 2010 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Spook498 (Post 98564)
I think there was a thread about this over at ARC. Apparently, someone sent a letter to his command.....

that was me, but it wasn't a letter to command it was merely the threat of a letter along with his location and address of his CO so he knew I was serious. Once that e-mail was sent his wife jumped in and started to settle things. I also filed a paypal complaint and started a credit fraud report. I'm with those who think he should be held to a higher standard than most. Conduct unbecoming an Officer in the military is serious and he should take that serious!

Semper Fi
Dan

Spook498 August 20th, 2010 06:22 PM

Were you ever able to get anything resolved?

marine4 ever August 21st, 2010 11:04 AM

Oh yeah... I received an e-mail within 24 hours from the wife. She was Cordial but obviously angry at me for the threat of notifying her Hubbies CO. But I got kits(that's what I asked for) shipped the next day and a follow up e-mail with a tracking number to ensure it was sent. I think the last time she was on ARC she stated she was done cleaning his messes, then again he also stated he was done doing this. Guess he changed his mind.

Semper fi
Dan

Spook498 August 21st, 2010 10:44 PM

Same old shit, new website....

Glad to hear you got it resolved!

MFCHI August 21st, 2010 11:54 PM

Flemister60
 
In my case I still waiting for my Academy F-22, for more then a year now, I found out on ARC then his wife was taking care and some people get their kits, no me, still waiting never get an answer to my mail or PM.may be one day ......


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