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Bad Rick Barrett (Resolved)

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Havoc550, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    The sad thing is, this Rick Barret probably feels like the payment has been fully earned for having to come up with so many excuses for a product he had no intention of even starting. The OP should have made it easier on this poor soul. I'm mean after all, he's just stealing money for the children. Think of the children, damnit.....the children. It's not fair to make him also come up with stories after the "taking of the money".
     
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  2. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    I drop into GBU once a week or so, to learn things like Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives and barrettcustomknives is a liar and a thief.

    OP, you have my sympathy. It’s gotta hurt.

    I hope that if I ever go for a custom, the person I deal with is not a liar and a thief like Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives and barrettcustomknives. What a scumbag.
     
  3. LizaMari

    LizaMari Gold Member Gold Member

    805
    Jul 16, 2014
    Up to page 2 on Google search results.:thumbsup:
     
  4. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Does Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives and barrettcustomknives define "scumbag"?
     
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  5. Pete1977

    Pete1977 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives appears to have taken 4 years to finish a knife that was paid for and refused to refund the buyer $2200. Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives in Goshen IN will not refund the buyer until he sells the knife. The buyer is currently without his money OR a knife. There is only one right thing for Rick Barrett to do and that is to refund the $2200 the buyer paid in advance. Anything other than that at this point is unacceptable. It would be nice for Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives, Goshen IN to chime in and explain his side of the story, however, I don’t see any explanation that would preclude Rick Barrett from issuing the OP’s refund immediately. Rick Barrett’s actions up to this point only lead me to conclude that Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives in Goshen IN is a liar and a thief.
     
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  6. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Rick Barrett needs to do the right thing here! I hope that lots of people are reading this before ordering a new knife!!
     
  7. KELAMA

    KELAMA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2013

    ^ You've been far more patient than I would've been. FOUR YEARS!?!?!?

    FWIW: I've done several transactions with the OP; he's one of the classiest, most professional people I've been fortunate to meet here. I truly hope, that your custody/relationship with your daughter, continues going in a positive, happy direction. <3




    ^

    ^ :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    I mean how difficult is it, to always, conduct business in a highly professional manner, and to hold your name & reputation, to the highest standards?




    Awesome update, OP! It's nice to hear, that he finally did the right thing. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Ruzster

    Ruzster

    850
    May 7, 2001
    Quoted for posterity: Rick Barrett is a thief and lying POS!!

     
  9. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Arguably "Theft" under Indiana law since 1963, when a number of property crimes, such as "Theft by Deception," were consolidated into a single crime - "Theft."

    Indiana "theft" laws include felony charges for crimes ("Grand
    Theft") where the stolen property is worth more than $750. The value of the property may be determined in a number of ways, including its replacement cost.

    Penalties for "Theft" under Indiana law:
    Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property is less than $750; up to 1 yr. in jail, up to a $5,000 fine.
    Level 6 felony if the value of the property taken is between $750 and $50,000, or if the person has a prior conviction for theft or criminal conversion; 6 mos. to 2 1/2 yrs. in prison, up to a $10,000 fine.
     
  10. Havoc550

    Havoc550 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    745
    Oct 9, 2011
    ***I HAVE BEEN REFUNDED***

    I received a full refund of $2200. Rick did the right thing, I was not scammed or ripped off in the end. I wish it did not have to come to having to go public, but it's done and over with. I appreciate everyone's responses and support during this process.

    For the record, Rick makes awesome knives and I hope this was a learning experience that will not be repeated. A lot of custom knifemakers fall into this rut and it's hard to get out of. Regardless, I wish him the best of luck going forward.

    (I posted this at the beginning of the thread as well.)
     
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  11. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Oh my heck.

    I didn’t see that one coming.
    Could it have been the search engines?
    Do we all have to go back and edit our posts now?

    Congratulations on the resolution!
     
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  12. Havoc550

    Havoc550 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    745
    Oct 9, 2011
    Thanks and yeah, if there are any other threads out there, I only know of this one and Facebook, please at least update them that this was resolved.

    I seriously can't believe the support I got from everyone here. I hope this sends a message to any other makers wanting to walk down the same path. Don't do it!! The reputation hit is not worth it, plain and simple.
     
  13. HappyDaddy

    HappyDaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    If someone gets busted after stealing my TV and tells the police where they can find my TV, I wouldn't say that my TV was never stolen, if you catch my drift...
     
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  14. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Good to hear.
    Edit postings, don't think so. It took all this to get him to man up.
    However hopefully a lesson learned and he will be more honest in the future?
     
  15. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    That's great that Rick Barret gave you a refund, after you took this public. I hope he changes his business practices after this.
    The hardest knife to make is the one that's already been paid for.
    True dat! :cool:
     
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  16. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Good to hear a resolution. Sometimes public pressure is needed to fill the hole where a personal conscience and/or good business practices should have been. After reading your story, I'm afraid that without the public telling, you most likely would have been playing the same game four years from now.
     
  17. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Yeah I have to agree with above, he only refunded you because of extreme public pressure. I would absolutely recommend people avoid doing business with him.
     
  18. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    377
    Sep 3, 2016
    Myself, I’m shocked appalled to hear that Rick Barrett; the knife maker at Barrett Custom Knives is a thief and liar!
     
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  19. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    But he delivered, very, very late, to a customer.
     
  20. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I think that it was very generous of you to give Rick an interest free $2200 open ended loan for four years. Imagine what VISA would have charged???:eek:
    Edit (A quick and dirty calculation shows that VISA would have charged around $1600 in interest over the 4 year period.)

    I wonder how many of his other "customers" have done the same thing?

    Glad you are made whole. I am sure that it's in no small part due to this thread and others like them.
     
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