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Rick Ward, was an Authorized Randall Dealer

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by deltonacoins, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. deltonacoins

    deltonacoins

    21
    Dec 16, 2016
    Seems that Randall has revoked the dealership status of Rick Ward out of Lawrenceville, Georgia. There are a lot of people out there that have deposits on or have paid for knives they will never see. He doesn't answer emails and doesn't answer his phone. I understand that there are several thousand dollars involved here and alleged felony fraud. Don't know what to tell you if you are one of those losing. You can file a report with your local officials concerning fraud. If he never ordered your knife, it may be proof that there was no intent to deliver = fraud.
     
  2. MaxRichards

    MaxRichards Knife Collector Platinum Member

    63
    Feb 14, 2019
    That's unfortunate when a supposedly reputable member of the B&M Store community goes astray... Even more so when thousands of dollars get diverted. Doesn't Randall have an obscene waitlist for new deliveries in excess of five years?
     
  3. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    RMK has indeed revoked Mr. Ward's Authorized Dealer status. If you had a pending order with Mr. Ward, I'd suggest contacting RMK directly for an attempt at resolution.
     
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  4. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    "Business Description
    Rick Ward DBA is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This organization primarily operates in the Offices of Health Practitioner business / industry within the Health Services sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 2 years. Rick Ward DBA is estimated to generate $22,183 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 1 people at this single location."

    He still lists himself as an "authorized Randall Knife dealer": "I am currently taking orders for Randall Knives."
    to be shipped in 4 to 5 months,
     
  5. deltonacoins

    deltonacoins

    21
    Dec 16, 2016
    I have contacted Gary Randall about this. I will let you know the results.
     
  6. KinkyKey

    KinkyKey

    2
    Feb 14, 2019
    All you will get from RMK is a too bad and good luck and goodbye. You would think they would share in some of the responsibility since Rick Ward was a Authorized Dealer Representing RMK. This is not the way to take care of of their loyal customer base. Looks like the men a Behring Knives will get an increase in business in the very near future.
    I do have one question For the boys at RMK; What Would Bo Do?
    Regards,
    Kinky
     
  7. deltonacoins

    deltonacoins

    21
    Dec 16, 2016
    Results and a quote directly from Mr. Gary Randall (I can provide the email):
    "I am very sorry about Mr. Ward and his disappearance and hope that he can be located soon."

    No other assistance has been offered.

    A little research that I did - "Authorized" - definition - verb. These verbs mean to give someone the authority to act:

    authorized her partner to negotiate on her behalf;
    a representative; commissioned; was empowered to make decisions
     
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  8. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    An "authorized dealer" has the manufacturer's permission to solicit offers to purchase the manufacturer's product(s), as distinct from an "agent" who can bind the principal to a contract.
     
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  9. Brad737

    Brad737 Basic Member Basic Member

    25
    Sep 14, 2010
    Rick Ward stole the deposit I paid for a Randall Trailblazer. Scumbag.
     
  10. deltonacoins

    deltonacoins

    21
    Dec 16, 2016
    Guess he has simply disappeared. Scumbag is putting it mildly.
     

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