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Anyone else have this experience with Wab Fab Off-Road LLC???

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by tx_shooter, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    tx_shooter

    tx_shooter [OP] Trying to Spread Common Sense and Rational Thought

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    Well I ordered a 1" body lift for my 4Runner and was hoping to put it on this weekend. I shopped around and decided to get the kit from WabFab because it looked and appeared to be a more complete and assembled kit that would be available almost immediately. The other places I found had 2-3 week waiting periods for shipping while WabFab has 2-3 days till shipping on their website right beside the kit. So, I orderd the $120 kit instead of the $80 kit....
    Saturday, 10:19 PM: Ordered kit and received email confirming order. Received another email almost immediately confirming my order. At this point I'm expecting my kit to be in the mail no later than Wednesday.
    No other email updates received.
    Wednesday, 10:42 PM: Sent email to the address provided checking on the status of my order.
    Thursday, 7:23 AM: Email received back.
    I guess he is busy so I responed with my kit and city/state.
    His response.
    Since I did order it in plenty of time I responded with this:
    Not to aggressive; but let him know that I didn't care to do business with him now.
    His response:
    I responded with :
    At this point I did receive my refund within ten minutes and responded with this.
    So... if you decide to order anything from them you have been warned about their idea of "customer service" lol
     
  2. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    tx_shooter

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    Hold up - I just saw that my "refund" was for $114 while I was charged $127! That sorry sack of rabbit crap is trying to keep the shipping and handling fee for something he didn't even ship or handle!
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Poke Tako

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    What?!? They said "Fuck off" to you?!? IMHO, that is just plain crazy and stupid on behalf of their company.

    I ordered my Hi-lift adapter from Wabfab as well. I ordered it early August and gave them a month or so to receive it. Until this day I still haven't received it. I sent an email and text to them regarding my order and they claim that they are backed up. I'll give them at least another month or so. If I don't receive my order by then, I'll cancel it and ask for a refund.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    tex

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    Wait a second?!?! You orderd a part in early August? It is almost November!! It didnt take that long for my bumper to be built and shipped to me. That is just piss poor that a simple part has not even shipped yet.
    You are way more easy going about that than I would be.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    tx_shooter

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    Wow - you're getting fucked! Hope he bought you lunch first.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Try to resolve it with WabFab. If unsuccessful, dispute it through your credit card company.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    I would contact my local consumer TV host, "dear Abby" "click and clack" in the newspaper and anyone else I could think of. I would contact the BBB also, unless you are leaving something out they are way way out of line. Telling a cutomer to FO, wow. That would be part of my sig on every forum I was on. I would also write every off road magazine at the market.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Damn, that's some shitty service. Thanks for the head's up
     
  9. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Just trying to pass the word about an asshole taking your money.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    I hope he goes out of buisness
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    XXXtremeasspirate, going to lurk or say something bitch?
     
  12. Oct 27, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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  13. Oct 28, 2011 at 4:37 AM
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    After an exchange on another website of narrowminded peoples I discovered these things:
    1) WabFab is months behind on a lot of orders and owes nobody a fucking apology or explination.

    2) The tornado that hit Tuscaloosa must have done him damage because anything that has to be made in shop has a waiting period of at least a couple months.

    3) WabFab does not update customers on the status of orders; you are just going to get it in the mail some day and most of his followers are ok with that. If you are a consumer who has come to expect a certain level of feedback from the people you spend your money with you are not the type of customer that WabFab wants.

    4) You get it when WabFab gets around to getting it to you; plain and simple. Any problems with that and you will be told to "fuck off".

    5) While we can all understand a 10% restocking fee if we return an item; he also charges a 10% fee on cancelled orders even if he has not done shit to begin processing your order, doens't know of your order, or just doens't like being called out on shitty service.
     
  14. Oct 28, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    ^ Damn. Thankfully there are better alternatives for off road fab work. The "rabbit foot" clawed hi-lift base looks interesting.
     
  15. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Hmm. Similiar experience.

    I ordered in late Feb 2012, the clawfoot hi lift base, thinking that at least 1 month or more I could wait for delivery. So after checking in, it was even longer... so on April 6th 2012 I needed to regretfully cancel, due to a trip leave date. I sent the email cancellation, and checked in also in May to no avail. Haven't heard from anyone on my cancelled order refund ?

    Again checked this April 2013 and no replies to any emails. Tried a few different emails for Wab** and even called their Tuskaloosa office , no calls back..

    I prefer to just be refunded for no delivery, and not dispute with Paypal or my bank.

    Ugh.

    Mojav
     
  16. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    Sorry to hear it; but per his practice you are going to be docked the 15% restocking on a part he does not have in stock. If I was in your situation I would get your documentation together and challenge the transaction with your card company or bank. They will do an ACH reversal and get the full amount back.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Reminds me of a meet we had a couple months ago here in Cali . Member asked a local fab shop if he'd like to donate a product for a raffle and he responded " blow me " .
     
  18. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    You have to love those local shops that support their local customers. Thankfully at least my local motorcycle shop knows that without the local riders he would be closed.

    Also, Mojav it sucks you had to pop your chair posting about WabCrap.
     
  19. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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    There's more then one topic at pirate4x4 about the wabfab doucebaggery. One of my buddies had a huge heated thread with wabfab at pirate trying to redeem a donated raffle prize that he didn't want to honor :rolleyes:
     
  20. Apr 14, 2013 at 4:58 AM
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    tx_shooter

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    I have a thread on Pirate where I called him for this failed transaction and that is where I met the brigade of rabbit followers. They do not care how long it takes or what it costs; WabCrap is the best in their opinion. I found a couple of stories where he donated some stuff at a local wheeling meet; some of the same stuff people over here and other places were complaining about never receiving. It seems he is more than happy to take your money and never send the product. One of these days someone is going to knock on his door and knock his lights out for this crap.
     
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