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Mixed William Boos / Boos Blades

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by JubilantBear, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Why? What good would that bring?
     
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  2. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Kinda have to agree. I like Nick, but it's not really on him to stick up for a maker he shared on his channel, you know?
     
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  3. NickShabazz

    NickShabazz

    292
    Aug 10, 2014
    Of course, you all understand that saying nice things about a knife on my table isn't the same thing as vouching for their long-term customer service.

    But I see this, it's not the first I've heard of warranty issues, and I'm disappointed. If these issues persist, I'll keep that in mind next time a new model is released.
     
  4. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    No, but he can put pressure on the maker to shape up. I'm guessing a quick "hey Will - sup with your customer support and warranty service" from someone with influence in the knife community may have a possitive effect. If not, then Nick saying in his next Booz review "the ugly is Booz's lack of customer support and warranty service" certainly will.
     
  5. Samer Khalil

    Samer Khalil

    6
    Sep 23, 2019
    I was very interested in purchasing one of these, but am very off put by your experience. Customer service is important, if he is over whelmed he should consider slowing down until he is ready to scale up.
     
  6. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    I had issues with my Mini Aero our of the box as well, off center with blade play unless I tightened it to an almost unusable action... never got a response when I tried to contact Boos. Ended up selling the knife to someone who was not concerned with these issues. That experience turned me off for a while but his designs are so damn appealing to me that I signed up for the Smoke Mini too... here’s to hoping these things are improving.
     
  7. Markisbear

    Markisbear

    240
    Apr 8, 2019
    You can only say and do what u can,and I understand people may want,or think u can change the way companies change there processes.and being in the position,you are in,you might be able to change some companies minds.and if u do,that just further proves u belong were you are in the knife community.
     
  8. Colinallcarz

    Colinallcarz Gold Member Gold Member

    88
    Dec 24, 2018
    I pre-ordered the Smoke Mini as well and stumbled across this thread looking to see if anyone had received an update. I'm guessing that's a solid no. I don't mind waiting on something if I'm getting updates, but I hope he isn't just blowing smoke...sorry, I couldn't resist.
     
  9. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    I too was hoping for another update by now...
     
  10. Colinallcarz

    Colinallcarz Gold Member Gold Member

    88
    Dec 24, 2018
    For the Smoke Minis - he posted to FB today saying the shipment should be getting to the WE USA distributer next week by and himthe end of this month.
     
  11. BoosBlades

    BoosBlades

    5
    Dec 13, 2019
    Hey Everyone,

    I am sorry about the lack of communication on my end. The truth is, the majority of people I interact with have good experiences, but I know I've let a few of you down. I am making a serious effort going forward to make up for lapses in customer service on my end. If you have had a bad experience with me and are still interested, I'd love the chance to make it right! Please email me at [email protected].
     
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  12. Harkwit

    Harkwit

    4
    Jul 21, 2019
    I can speak on my own experience!

    Came into possession of a Boos Hound with vertical lockrock and off centering. Tried to reach out to Boos for well over a month, and he only responded when I sent a 2nd email chain with a different subject line (though even that second email took a week to be responded to.)

    Sent the hound off to him and he again went unresponsive for another month, only to tell me that he'd have to replace the hound, and that he'd send me tracking the next day! Great!

    Except he never responded again. A week passed with no tracking number or word as to if he even shipped it. I finally was fed up and just emailed him saying 'keep the hound, dunno what's going on with you but I hope it works out.'

    Surprisingly, though, a Hound did eventually get shipped back to me, with no word or tracking (which was annoying because my leasing office doesn't tell me when packages arrive, so I had to find out from picking up a different package I was expecting). So I finally got a Hound again! Great!

    Except the replacement also had vertical lockrock. I can't even verify if he even sent a new hound or not. The box looked like the old one. The centering was fixed, seemingly, but the fact that the same exact issue existed, after two months of 'warranty' service, on top of being lied to about getting a email with shipping and tracking?

    Not good, man. Not good at all.
     
  13. BoosBlades

    BoosBlades

    5
    Dec 13, 2019
    Hey man, I am sorry I left you unhappy. You bought the knife on the secondary market and I did my best to fix it but when I couldn't I sent you a new knife. The Hounds commonly had a very slight amount of vertical play, there is not a whole lot I can do to fix that on my end. You did end up selling it on reddit with an A rating, saying it was a great knife. The poor communication is something I am completely dedicated to fixing. What could I do to make this right in your eyes?
     
  14. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    My Hound I received recently is a great example, looks and works great and Will did a great job communicating and getting the knife to me.
    Thanks!
    Nice design by the way, fits my hand well in multiple positions with excellent flipping action.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Harkwit

    Harkwit

    4
    Jul 21, 2019
    It is a great knife, and the large price reduction was largely because the play.

    Honestly, all I really want is just for you to be more open to communication. If something is going on, tell the customer. If you say you’ll provide tracking and don’t get to it in time, just be honest about whatever happened that made you forget to email. You have solid designs, and you make great knives, and I would’ve honestly been fine with the long wait if you had just been either curt to reply, or honest about why the communication took so long.

    I really don’t think you’re a bad guy, which is why I even emailed you saying you could keep the hound. I do honestly hope you can sort out whatever’s making your CS struggle. I’d love to recommend your knives to my friends, but it’s just hard to when I know that if they ever need warranty service, it’ll be a crapshoot. :-(
     
  16. NickShabazz

    NickShabazz

    292
    Aug 10, 2014
    You know I like you, your designs, and your work, and I get that sometimes your hands are tied or it's beyond your ability to repair, and I can sympathize that when you're not manufacturing them yourself, that your control over quality issues can be limited. But saying 'There's a problem with these, but I can't do much to fix it, *shrug*' is perhaps not the attitude we might hope to see, particularly when it's not communicated to the client directly as a part of a bigger discussion. And at the very least, I'd hope you'd make sure that a replacement knife you're sending out doesn't have the same issue, unless all of them did.
     
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  17. rxavage

    rxavage

    Aug 16, 2014
    Very many, if not all the hounds have lock rock. And this attitude is the reason I won’t ever touch a boos blade again, and will make sure to let anyone else know of my experience. Boos blades aren’t worth dealing with. What use is improving communication when nothing will be done about defective knives? Boos communication is basically worthless.
     
  18. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Mine has no rock. Perfect specimen.
     
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  19. Harkwit

    Harkwit

    4
    Jul 21, 2019
    Even if you put a lot of force on the spine when you’re wiggling? The one i handled was subtle and took me a few days to notice it happening. You don’t really feel it if you’re being gentle about your play check.
     
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  20. rxavage

    rxavage

    Aug 16, 2014
    You’re one of the lucky few.
    It’s like the mass drop thresher. It’s known that almost all have lock rock, some claim none but most have it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2019

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