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  1. good bargain.... get a quick change toolpost from HarryUK123 on ebay, you'll not regret it compared to the standard toolpost..

  2. #22
    How do Irving.

    Until the lathe is sitting here on my table then I'll be over the moon,but since the money went through all suspicions are very high now ie the guy was playing for time when I was about to transfer paypal money.

    Basically this will not arrive monday now but tuesday,if it arrives? he had ample time to contact the collection courier but this is were the stalling game came into play and it was at this point that suspicions became aroused.

    As for Harryuk123 sorry but won't be buying from him anymore due to the spindle he sold me.

    The spindle was supposed to be new,the spindle was in a terrible state,rusted in the bore and had markings on the shaft where a previous bearing had been located.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeD View Post
    As for Harryuk123 sorry but won't be buying from him anymore due to the spindle he sold me..
    Your choice, I've always had exemplary service and goods from him... for me, one incident doesn't rule them out, sometimes suppliers get caught out by their supply chain, stuff arrives wrapped and boxed..they dont inspect every single item unless someone draws it to their attention - its how they deal with it that differentiates a good supplier from a bad one...

  4. #24
    Irving,I sent him two or three emails asking him did he want to come to some arrangement ie drop the price a bit or send me an item for the dropped price.

    He ignored all contact to alleviate the problem,the spindle came wrapped in waxed brown paper,only would have taken a minute to unravel and check it out.

    His communication is poor, his 3 ebay negs will vouch for that.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeD View Post
    Irving,I sent him two or three emails asking him did he want to come to some arrangement ie drop the price a bit or send me an item for the dropped price.

    He ignored all contact to alleviate the problem,the spindle came wrapped in waxed brown paper,only would have taken a minute to unravel and check it out.

    His communication is poor, his 3 ebay negs will vouch for that.
    3 negs out of 3000? I think sometimes its too easy to be hyper-critical when you've never done it yourself... in a small organisation it only takes someone to be off sick a few days for a backlog to build up, and with online we expect instant response when in reality it might take a few days to work out what the issue is, contact the original supplier, decide on an action and reply. And you know what, sometimes the customer isn't right... (and I speak from personal experience as a major online retailer)

  6. #26
    After neglected emails I did phone him up and his response was NO to the request...send it back for a refund with the loss of my P&P return,that is not right its not my fault and I should be fully reimbursed with returns carriage.

  7. #27
    99% of the general public are fine but you always get one twat that expects a Rolls Royce for a mini price.

    Gert sells on Ebay and one of the items she used to sell were Myford oilers, she used to go to Myfords, buy 30 or 40 at a time, take them out of the original packing which was Chinese and not Myford packaging, rebox them in plain boxes and sell them.

    Anyway one day one set slipped thru the net and was sent out in the Chinese boxes, the guy was most indignant.

    "I want my money back, I don't want this crap and I'm going to Myfords to buy a genuine set "

    We didn't have the heart to tell him.
    John S -

  8. #28
    99% of the general public are fine but you always get one twat that expects a Rolls Royce for a mini price.
    Excuse me,if you want to be conned into accepting used gear sold as new then thats fine,but don't expect others to do the same thing.

  9. #29
    In this instance I am ignoring my own belief in free speech.

    OK I have had enough. GeorgeD I am struggling to understand you. In the space of a couple of weeks you have had a go at Gary (Zapp), Harry123 that you bought a spindle from, you are doubting the guy you may or may not have bought a lathe from plus God knows who else.

    Half of your posts are nothing more than verbal diarrhoea. You do not appear to have the ability to understand the unsubtle hints to wind your neck in, even when delivered with all the tact of a nuclear air strike.

    If you find this offensive, good!!, it means something may well have registered in whatever occupies your cranial cavity. I can only hope that you learn from the experience!!

    I have no specialist knowledge, no CNC experience or anything that the Forum will miss ... if the Moderators decide my membership should be curtailed then so be it.

    I have enjoyed being part of this community.

    Thank You.
    Tim G-C

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

    (attrib. Voltaire but written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall "The Friends of Voltaire" 1906)

  10. #30
    Here, Here, I agree.

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