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Few problems on my end. lets get them resolved

Discussion in 'Hall of Shame' started by ysforge, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. bennett

    bennett

    212
    Sep 22, 2005
    I hope everything's OK with Tony. I've only dealt with him on a few occasions - buying steel rounds - but he's always been straight-up with shipping, and usually shipped me a little more than I actually paid for. Also been good about providing heat-treating and general forging advice. At any rate - in my limited contact with him, he seems like a "good ace"...
     
  2. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Anybody heard anything?
     
  3. Dave Kelly

    Dave Kelly

    597
    Dec 17, 2003
    No word here, been waiting since October. I guess I should add my name to this thread since Tony apparently lost all orders and contact info.
    I have no doubt he'll take care of this when he's able, I hope everything's getting better for him.

    Dave
     
  4. notdos

    notdos

    Oct 2, 2000
    You guys are bein' a lot nicer than I would be.

    :D
     
  5. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005

    If something unfortunate has happened to Tony, and right now I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, being understanding is sometimes the right way to be. If I'm out $55, so be it. I'd rather know that he's okay!

    This being said, it seems awfully unusual that it's been 4 months since this began -- and so far there has been no word from him at all in two months...

    Is there anyone out there that has a way of getting in touch with Tony, or could even go and see what his circumstances are?
     
  6. Darren Ellis

    Darren Ellis

    992
    Sep 14, 2002
    I haven't heard anything. This isn't looking good.

    -Darren
     
  7. GlennM

    GlennM

    62
    Jan 30, 2005
    I went by his shop and he wasnt there.I dont know where he actually lives being the shop is a few miles away from his home and Ive never been there.I left word with someone who lives near the shop for him to contact me.Sorry I can't do any more right now.
     
  8. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Glenn, that's doing more than can be asked of you... thank you very much!
     
  9. GlennM

    GlennM

    62
    Jan 30, 2005
    Still no word. I still cant figure this out.
     
  10. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    I, for one, have basically written this off as a learning experience, and until I get a box of steel from Tony I'm treating it as such.

    It's most unfortunate that this has gone down like it has, but we're approaching the half-year mark and most of us haven't heard a peep out of Tony for all of this...

    Carefully reviewing this thread leads me to believe that -- illness or no -- Tony has walked off with over $500 of people's money without any message or compensation, with numerous attempts to contact him and plenty of understanding on behalf of the folks that are being stolen from (pretty safe for us to use this term now, no?).

    Not too good, in my book.
     
  11. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    UPDATE!!!

    I received part of a USPS cardboard shipping box with the return address saying only "Tony Mock, Tallahassee FL". Just the top of a box and the usual USPS apology for damaged mail. SO, no steel, but it looks as if there was, in fact, an attempt to ship something.

    I'm not counting this as a delivery, as I have yet to take possession of the steel which I paid for. Also, it looks as if there have been numerous instances of improper packaging by Mr. Mock:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364659

    The package was date-stamped 2/14/06... meaning he's got web access, or his crashed computer is back up and running, or something. If so, the ball is still in your court, Tony. GET IN TOUCH WITH ME!!!!!! I'll pay to ship it again, but I will NOT pay for the steel.
     
  12. NorthStarXO

    NorthStarXO

    Nov 29, 2001
    I hadn't read this whole thread but back at Thanksgiving time I paid for apiece of wrought iron from Tony and it was mailed November 29, 2005 via USPS-Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope. I was actually surprised that I got it just because I wouldn't have packaged it that way but I did get it in tact.
     
  13. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Has anyone else heard anything or gotten anything since the last time this post was active?

    I filed a claim at the post office in the off chance that the steel is sitting in a big pile at one of the depots that it got shipped through, but without Tony's return address I've been told it's basically hopeless.
     
  14. NorthStarXO

    NorthStarXO

    Nov 29, 2001
    Mr. Purple,

    I happen to still have the piece of iron still sitting on the shop bench in the original envelope so I'm PMing you with his return address that he used the shipment to me.

    Anyone else who needs it.... I wasn't sure if it was approprites to post his address in public - if you need it, PM me and I'll send it to you or if it's okay, let me know and I'll post it here so y'all can try to track lost packages.
     
  15. NorthStarXO

    NorthStarXO

    Nov 29, 2001
    Okay, I can't PM you Mr. Purple. Whomever wants Tony's address....it's a PO Box so I guess it's not really "private" so here it is:

    Tony Mack
    PO Box 180429
    Tallahassee, FL 32318

    Hope this helps trace your package.
     
  16. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    I really appreciate you trying to help out! I just wish that Tony would sign on and say something... it's not like all of us would jump on him, we just want to know what happened. I'm not upset about not getting the steel so much as I'm irritated by the total disappearing act. I think it's pretty safe to say that we, as a group, are a pretty understanding bunch. I'm STILL completely willing to let bygones be bygones, I just want an "I'm sorry, but...", you know?
     
  17. NorthStarXO

    NorthStarXO

    Nov 29, 2001
    I wasn't worried about you jumping him but more about the fact that you can't trace the package without the return address. People don't usually get slammed unless they've done something wrong.
     
  18. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Didn't mean to imply that we would actually 'jump' him!

    So far I'm still not sure if his conduct qualifies as doing something 'wrong', but I'm sure there are a few at this point that are viewing this series of incidents as a 'rip-off'.

    His return address will hopefully throw some assistance into getting the steel, but the post office seemed to think I'm beating a dead horse... I always thought the logistics infrastructure of the post office would allow them to readily trace where a package has been, but the people I spoke to there (as well as the Postmaster General in Tallahassee) implied that it isn't quite as well defined as what you get with UPS or Fedex (most of the time those guys can tell you where stuff is -- or was -- with scary accuracy!).

    Regardless, I really appreciate the info, Suzanne!
     
  19. NorthStarXO

    NorthStarXO

    Nov 29, 2001
    LOL - You'd think the post office would notice a pile of steel laying around for no good reason. :D

    The packaging was poor on mine and like I said before, I was surprised I even got it.

    I've had this a couple times lately.....just because it fits in a flat rate box doesn't mean you should package it in one. With USPS Flat Rate you can't add extra tape or they charge you extra. You have to use the adhesive on the box. I got a box in recently of steel that had to weight a good 30 pounds and the box was partially open on all sides.
     
  20. Lord Farquhar

    Lord Farquhar

    26
    Jul 29, 2005
    I paid $155 for a batch of this steel in October last year but I have received nothing. I have mailed Tony many times with no replies at all. He does not reply and his web site has gone. Is their anything I can do?

    Any news on this?
     

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