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Bruteforce Fabrication - Buyer's Beware

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by Drunken Duncan, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Jun 20, 2014 at 5:10 AM
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    Creole Knight

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    TRDBeast, you will realy have a beast when you get your bumper. Be patient, very.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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    i would be happy if i knew it shipped.......

    not a word or a tracking email or even a returned call/ email
     
  3. Jun 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM
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    Skinny Rogers

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    That is a great looking swing out rear
     
  4. Jun 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM
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    My front bumper came primed. Of course like everybody else it came late. But when I say late what I really mean is four months late. You can all sit there and say what you want about how its a one man show and blah this and blah that. But simple fact is you shouldn't lie to people. If your taking 16-18 weeks to get something shipped out be up front about it. I know multiple people in PERSON that will not order from him only because they feel that he doesn't seem upfront and doesn't respond to messages.

    I think Billy makes one of the best products I've ever seen. Hell I rock his front bumper and sliders. But his business model is going to eventually catch up to him and I hate to see that for the guy. And for somebody that puts out that good of a product that sucks for.
     
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  5. Jul 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM
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    Newlife

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    Had the opportunity to talk to Billy yesterday regarding lights that fit in his bumper he was very quick to call me back after I left an email on his site. So of any of you are having trouble try that.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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    RockyMtnTRD

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    I have had no complaints orproblems communicating with billy. He doesn't sit in his office all day and answer calls and emails, he's a 1 man show and he's out making bumpers. When I've talked to him it's been later in the day like 6:30 7, and he's always been a super chill guy to talk to.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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    in the past, has Billy given any of you guys a tracking number or anything when your stuff shipped?? im sitting at a few weeks now since he has said that my bumper is done, but was never given any shipping info or even told it was shipped. Thanks for any help!
     
  8. Aug 14, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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    didnt for me, fastnel doesnt provide tracking numbers, they MIGHT call you when it gets to the store. i had to bug the shit outta them and they tried to collect on shipping, idiots in my opinion
     
  9. Aug 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM
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    So you just called them over and over until they said it was there?? Well looks like I will be getting to know the people at fastenal quite well haha
     
  10. Aug 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    Some of the fastenals don't even know they ship. Its retarded. So you may want to go down there too.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    haha yeah, I called up there on tuesday and the lady told me they couldn't find out any info without a part # :confused::confused::confused:
     
  12. Aug 14, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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    Yeah the Fastenal near had no idea they could ship. Even the manager. He was like I've never seen or heard of that. But they did call when it arrived.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM
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    Gonna help with Info. You guys should be able to contact billy and he could find what hub they are at. Or at least ask what branch they are shipping to. So you can give them a heads up that a large item is coming.

    Yes the workers are slow at fastenal and 9/10 minum wage employees so they don't care. But remember the shipping rates would be 400 plus with ups/FedEx. :)
     
  14. Aug 15, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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    The Fastenal I deal with in Va beach has been great. They were able to track my bumper and let me know when it would arrive. They have been great to deal with.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    I've been having a VERY difficult time getting a reply from Billy, who has had $1,700 of mine for 18mo. I know he's really not an email guy, but I've been trying all of the contacts that I've previously used, without success. Please, does anyone have a recent valid contact for him? Much appreciated!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2015 at 3:45 PM
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    just sent you a pm or started a conversation or whatever with contact info for Billy.
     
  17. Sep 28, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    I had the same experience with Rock solid toys. After 6 months I asked for a refund. He send a refund but shorted me $100.
     
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