What Does BowJunkie Owe You?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by irishjedi, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. irishjedi

    irishjedi Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing this so that Steve can come to one thread and see what needs to be sent to members. I've been waiting for months , and either want an update or a refund of my money.

    The list:

    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?...dpost&p=1132330

    IrishJedi - Sterling/Blaster case - $75.75 sent June 1, 2005 - NO STATUS GIVEN




    Anyone else care to add to this?
    Todd
     
  2. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One Sterling build-up paid $180 October of 2004. Last update was beginning of April, before that January when I was told it was 50% complete. No contact since.

    Great thread Irishjedi. I'm very curious to see who else is waiting and for how long.

    Dave Carty
     
  3. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Yep, one full sterling build up here too. I've waited since Novemeber 2004 with "yours is almost ready to go out" answere everytime I've asked about it. :( In my last mail I asked for an instant ship out of the blaster or a full re-fund. Never got an e-mail back. :(

    Here's a break down of what I've paid, thank god that paypal keeps all old records.

    $245 Sterling replica/with real end piece.
    $30 Rubber grip material.
    $20 Scope rail.
    $25 Shipping.
    Total: $320

    Man, I soooo want this over with.

    Steve.
     
  4. well paid killer

    well paid killer Well-Known Member

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    One ESB Sterling build up paid in full...
     
  5. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    9/13/04 paid in full for Sterling parts kit, machined tube and rebuild, with scope rail.

    Also in the interim, one resin Sterling grip still owed, and some sort of make-good for display case issues.
     
  6. trooper70

    trooper70 Active Member

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    May 3rd '05 paid $360... for replica sterling ANH A2 blaster PLUS shipping as well.

    Asked for a refund about 3 weeks ago following a trail of lies from Steve regarding completion. Now no replies at all :(
     
  7. BAlinger15

    BAlinger15 Community Founder

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    Completed Sterling build up, converted to trooper blsater. It was a part trade/part cash deal that I completed over a year ago I imagine. I could check on specific dates, but it's not really that important...

    Would love to get a current status.

    Later,
    -Brandon
     
  8. trooper70

    trooper70 Active Member

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    Also BTW Paypal is no use in this case

    I complained to them about Steve and there's nothing they can do if it's over 45 days from the date of purchase
     
  9. lambotour

    lambotour Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Paid $34 on 08/02/05 for ROTJ Blaster Rails. Steve hasn't responded to emails ever since.

    Hopefully this thread will be looked on as an informative one for Steve and not as an attack by others.
     
  10. Radiation Gloves

    Radiation Gloves New Member

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    Paid in full for a modded hasbro Stormtrooper blaster - have asked for refund but heard nothing yet.

    Duncan
     
  11. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    90% ESB DH17 build up. One delay after another. Promises, promises...

     
  12. Mogwai2112

    Mogwai2112 Active Member

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    So far $700 for a stormtrooper build up....and I also ordered a solo blaster and cases for both........I was told they would ship halloween...my total is $940...and I am not sending any more money.....I also used paypal...

    Chris
     
  13. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Paid in full for MGC Sterling replica recently.
     
  14. Sumatra

    Sumatra Sr Member

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    • Sterling Case
    • Custom case (about the size of the Gentle Giant cases)
    • refund on custom stands that can't be made.

    He keeps saying he'll try to get it out "next week" but I haven't seen anything in close to a year. The only item I'm really wanting now is the Sterling case. Refunds for the other two would be fine.
     
  15. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Does anybody have an e-mail addres to him that he's using? Aperantly the one I've been using is no good.

    Also, I think it might be a good idea if Steve posted a numbered list here on the board with everybodys name on it. That way we cold see who's in line for delivery. Personally I was * as hell when saw people recieving stuff from him and they had only been waiting for a couple of months..??

    Steve.
     
  16. dacrates

    dacrates New Member

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    I paid for an E-11 case on the 20th march 2004, by november this had not arrived so i cancelled that order and changed it for the ROTJ Kenner conversion kit, paying the additional costs via paypal on 9th December 2004.

    I have been told two or three times that it is leaving at the end of the week only to be told that some parts still haven't been done and it will be done shortly.......... i don't mind waiting for things that are worth waiting for but *. even i didn't realise it had been this long until i checked paypal.

    after the last thread that was on here a few weeks ago i recieved a PM saying that it will be done shortly, but that is it.. no answers to any emails.

    I want my kit.. If it's easier i'd settle for the 8 piece ANH Kenner conversion kit instead....

    i'm Pee'd about this cos i keep sending other UKG members to Steve and they all have their kits/blasters and i'm the one still waiting.

    Alex
     
  17. Sumatra

    Sumatra Sr Member

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    I agree with you. I was told last winter that he wasn't shipping cases because the acrylic was breaking. That was fine. I'd rather get it in one piece. Now I've been waiting ever since the weathered warmed up and I haven't gotten anything. :( It's going to be cold again soon.
     
  18. Treadwell

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    It is distressing that, given the timeframes given in some of these posts, that he continued taking orders long after he had publicly admitted and apologized for being very, very behind on fulfillment.
     
  19. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, even if I´m still confident to get my stuff...here´s what I ordered:

    - a machined ROTJ DH17 receiver
    - a set of sa GK scope-rings
    - a few resin Sterling Parts (were promised to compensate the wait)
    - a real STerling endcap
    - Trigger assemblies and metal grip frames

    Some parts were ordered back in 2004.

    Please keep in mind that STeve told us he´s having some private problems to handle. His delays started when the problems begun...fall of 2004.

    Markus
     
  20. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    I'd just like to get the conical singlepoint scope and scope rings back that I loaned him.... :(
     
  21. MigMan

    MigMan New Member

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    Still waiting on my rebuilt Sterling and plastic display case as well. I paid for it in Aug or Oct 2004.

    I have been promised it in the next week.

    I have been in touch with Steve via PM and have no doubt he will come through with his promises. I have been waiting patiently for almost a year and I have promised Steve to give a full report on the quality of my blaster when it is received.

    -MM
     
  22. lgtsbr

    lgtsbr Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow, it amazes me how fast people who are NOT owed anything by Steve can jump in and cast stones....

    I think this thread needs some cleaning out and needs to be for the people that are owed stuff. Yes, I am owed, but that is between Steve and I, and no one else

    Dave
     
  23. BAlinger15

    BAlinger15 Community Founder

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    I don't think we should turn this into a Steve bashfest - things happen in the real world.

    What would be nice would be some comment from Steve on how he plans on correcting all of this.

    -Brandon
     
  24. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    Agreed. Todd created this thread to get a concrete list together of people owed items or refunds, and it would be great if everyone honored that.

    I've gone through and removed posts from those not owed anything.


    Lonnie
    RPF Staff
     
  25. irishjedi

    irishjedi Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind that in addition to his email being bad (as someone stated), his PM inbox here is also full.

    I don't know that any of us will see our product, but I hope it all gets sorted out.

    Since I am moving to a new job, my shipping address is changing - I want to tell Steve that, but can't find him to tell him.

    Todd
     
  26. CWR

    CWR Active Member

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    I sent Steve a blaster back in October of 2004 to be rebuilt and am still waiting. I have also recieved e-mails stating that mine was the next one out and it's almost done etc. etc......

    I hope this thread gets some results,


    CWR
     
  27. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sterling Case - was to be sent when weather got warmer.....
     
  28. bowjunkie35

    bowjunkie35 Well-Known Member

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    Well, the witch hunt is on I see. That's OK, I understand. I give no quarter and ask none so I expect this.

    First of all, let me say that I am truly sorry that it came to this. However, apologies will not repair the damage that those afflicted obviously feel and rightly so. The only thing that will make any kind of ammends is delivery of goods. Sorry, but at this point, I can't provide refunds through my paypal account. If you are absolutely insistent on a refund, it will have to come when I am better able to provide it and it will be by mail. I again ask that you not make claims against my paypal account at this time for a refund. If that is done, I am afraid that the money that will be used for shipping will be lost.

    Yeah, I know the bashing will come from that last sentence. "you take money for goods you don't have" Not exactly. I have all of the materials to provide the goods, it is just a matter of getting them done.

    For those irritated, *, whatever, with my slow response to emails, I understand and will give no excuses. It has been easier to avoid lately than to face up. But that has gotten me from being in hot water to boiling, I realize this.

    You don't have to believe, try to understand or anything, but my state of mind has been not one of normalcy and not just my obligations here have suffered. It has been fealt by everyone involved in my life and it has not been pleasant.

    Currently, I am trying to dig my way out of this hole. I finally realized that I could not do it on my own. So let me just say, that I am currently away from the shop daily until after noon. So I am only getting in about 5-6 hours of work per day. However, it is actually quality work and is better than what I have been doing before, which was neglectful and wrong.

    I do not have any intentions of * anybody here. Believe what you will, let the bashing begin, whatever. I will deliver goods and be done with it. Those receiving can post when they get there items.

    I also ask to be banned from here, but not until I deliver so that I may respond to any negative or untrue comments that may arise. (there have been a couple so far, not really lies, but leave outs if you will) I feel that any further posting by me here after my obligations are fufilled will only result in behind the scenes snickering, name calling, what have you. I am a big boy and can take all of that, but I don't have to.

    It really doesn't matter. I know that I am screwed. I will last long enough to fufill my obligations here then be gone. If you all want to continue dragging my name through the mud, so be it. It matters to me now, but will be of little signifigance later as I won't be around to see it anyway.

    Again, and I reiterate. I will not leave until these obligations are fufilled, no matter how long it takes.

    Kurtyboy, as I have seen in some other posts about me, you continue to post little snyde remarks. If you want to continue that, so be it. If you want a refund, why not just ask for one? You have yet to do so. Only posting of the smart a$$ed comments that I have seen so far. If you feel so strongly that I won't come through with your parts then you should. You have to make that call yourself.

    I will address others in private.

    If you have more questions, please feel free to email me. I am in the process of answering those who have already. My email address is still good.

    I will not be posting anymore here except to maybe update this post.
     
  29. bowjunkie35

    bowjunkie35 Well-Known Member

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    BTW - As for the amount of time some of you have given me. That really slapped me off of my chair. I never realized that some of you have been waiting so long and will do my best to rectify that.

    I have no excuses for it either, other than marital problems, got seriously sick, got sick again only not physically and blah, blah, blah. With all of that, time flies.

    Again, the no quarter statement applies. Don't want or expect sympathy or even understanding. I know you are all *. Nothing will change that except delivery and that probably won't even do, but at least we can close the book.
     
  30. irishjedi

    irishjedi Well-Known Member

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    Steve,

    I don't think the majority are * - read what's in the thread and you'll see people that support you and want to see your name continue to be a good one. As you're known here, you're given more slack than someone new or relatively unknown.

    Bottom line, you're a good guy that got behind. No worries, it happens. My intention, after discussing it with others, was to simply have a thread that listed it all for you, to make it easier to fulfill your orders. All bashing will be removed as the mods find it.

    Take care, and hope to hear from you soon.

    Todd
     
  31. pyxl

    pyxl Well-Known Member

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    I think it's the best reply I've ever seen from somebody in this situation.
    No more false promises, or excuses (We all remember this one right? I'm sending it ALL in a big box shipment to the U.S. next monday).
    I think the guy sounds like he's stepping up to the plate and saying exactly what I'd want to hear.
    I, for one. really hope it all gets together for him....more off the board than on. Ya know?


    Peace
     
  32. Sumatra

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    Steve, I agree with Todd. I would hate to see you leave the board. I believe most people (though I can only speak for myself) understand that you've been going through some hard times and want the best for you. If you need time, you'll find plenty of people (including myself) that are willing to give it to you.

    The only thing I can see people being upset about is newer orders being fulfilled before older ones.

    If it would help, perhaps we could list people in one post in the order that you're working on. That way they could see as you completed projects and how much they may be waiting.

    thanks.
     
  33. Runner

    Runner Well-Known Member

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    Been waiting on a replacement Sterling case for quite some time now but I see that I am not as bad off as most so I can wait.

    Also I hate to see you leave Steve. Once you get out from under all this I hope you feel diferently.
     
  34. Radiation Gloves

    Radiation Gloves New Member

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    I'm not * off either, and I hope all works out well for you Steve.
    Cancel my refund , I'll still have the blaster.

    Thank you for your honesty - a rare thing these days, I'm sure everyone here appreciates it.

    You're a gentleman.

    Duncan
     
  35. rudolpht

    rudolpht Well-Known Member

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    Your dedication to complete orders is appreciated.

    Tim
     
  36. CWR

    CWR Active Member

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    Steve,

    I am not mad at you either. I just want to get one of your amazing blaster rebuilds. I am looking forward to the final result. I would appreciate if you could keep me informed though.

    -CWR
     
  37. STEVE THE SWEDE

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    Yeah, I think they major misstake here is the complete lack of updates. Maybe it would help if you just put together a mail list, letting everybody know how things are progresing once in a while. I've waited longer before but I've always gotten regular updates, makes all the difference in the world to me.

    Steve.
     
  38. eltee

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    Steve,

    I still revel at the blaster you built for me. You are a gifted craftsman and I don't mind waiting for that spare part that's still outstanding (blaster scope rail). You replied to my irregular inquiries and that's all I needed. Sometimes the world throws you some unanticipated curves. Hang in, I can wait. The hobby needs guys with your skill around.

    Listen...I deal with contractors working on my home, even the best of them miss deadlines; get behind, get swamped, etc. This isn't any different, and you haven't gone underground and I don't think you are going to compromise quality for speed. Take care.

    Gary
     
  39. Trallis

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    Steve I just want to also say please don't leave. You are an extremely talented and knowledgeable prop maker and a nice guy. Ok you screwed up. now your fixing it and it will be over. I think many would agree this forum would be badly hurt by your loss.
     
  40. OldKen

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    this is none of my buisness, but from an outside POV,

    this guy has had some problems, and if he was out to screw you guys on pourpose, he wouldnt be here.

    so give him a break.

    bashing someone and running their name in the mud isnt going to help.

    i know from recent experience, women can screw up your train of thought, and make you physically ill.

    i was just reminded of 250 dollars that i owed a friend that completely slipped my mind due to the relationship crap ive been going through.

    id hate to imagine MARRITAL probs on top of bad health while having dozens of projects in the air.

    put yourselves in his shoes.

    plus good work in this hobby requires time, and ive seen some of his stuff. (its good)

    yeah it sucks you guys have waited so long, but it sounds like he is working on it.

    im a mod at a private SW forum, and i just dont like seeing people bashed like this. and a sympathetic guy thats had enough female problems to last 3 or 4 lifetimes. :(

    so before the RPF staff comes here and tells you guys...

    stop the bashing.
     
  41. bowjunkie35

    bowjunkie35 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the support. OldKen, I think most of the bashing posts have been removed, but thanks for standing up anyway. Although I didn't see the posts, I can only imagine.
    All that I really see right now are concerned parties and most have expressed support and it is greatly appreciated.


    Steve
     
  42. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You got it Steve,
    We think the world of you here and are saddened to hear of your troubles but at the same time are exasperated because of the situation. This thread came about simply because after promising to try and pull things together and contact everyone, in a previous thread, you never contacted anyone. When you don't hear anything on our end you don't know what to think.

    We don't want you to leave the forum, we're not trying to run you out on a rail. We DO, however, want our projects completed in as timely a manner as possible and would really like some updates on their progress. If there is anything we can do to help work things out all you have to do is ask.

    Regards,

    Dave Carty
     
  43. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Steve -

    Some time back we had a brief discussion about a project I had in mind. When you get all caught up with things, I'd like us to move forward with it.

    - Tom
     
  44. voice in the crowd

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    Hi,

    I paid for a scope rail and E-11 cylinders back in June + shipping to Scotland. I paid by Paypal the transaction number was 1S1428075N9068933.

    I trust Steve to come through with the goods. Maybe just an update once in a while to let people know what is happening.

    Cheers Chris.


    P.S. Mods can you please clean out the thread of anything apart from what people are owed that is what Irishjedi started this for. Also it will make things clearer for Bowjunkie.
     
  45. bowjunkie35

    bowjunkie35 Well-Known Member

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    Actually Chris, I would prefer that the comments be left as is. I have everybody's info so it's not hard sorting out who I owe stuff to.

    I will update this listing soon.
     
  46. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    tkita from the Blaster Builders Club asked me to post the following:

     
  47. bowjunkie35

    bowjunkie35 Well-Known Member

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    I have a postal receipt and letter post label # for that delivery. I will copy and send it in an email. I know that Italy has strict regulations on what can and can't be brought into the country. Here is a list:

    http://ircalc.usps.gov/intl_ratechart.asp?Country=Italy


    Now, I don't know if he can contact customs or not, but that would be a start. I am not saying I am giving up on him either, but again, customs would be the place to start.

    As far as emails, we are preparing to do a wipe on the computer. The spam filter my wife installed a while back was corrupt (I think). Anyway, I can't get it completely removed and it filters alot of my emails. I forget to check the filter often, so that is probably where they are.
     
  48. Coinprop

    Coinprop Well-Known Member

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    I will wait untill my E-11 blaster are finnished. I know it's well worth the wait.

    We all love You Steve for what You are doing.... just keep us updated. :)

    Tobe
     
  49. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Tom isn't a member here but asked me to put this up for him.


    I'm still hoping and counting on you to get all orders out. I believe you can do it.
     
  50. irishjedi

    irishjedi Well-Known Member

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    Bumparoo.
     

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