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Bud Built: No One Answers Emails or Calls !!!???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomtn, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    tacomtn

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    I've been calling and emailing with no response after 3 weeks!! Does this guy still exist? All I need is the frickin hardware to install his Bud Built skid plates. Grade 5 carriage bolts and 10.9 M8 bolts are harder than hell to find. Yes, I've tried OSH, Home Depot, all the usual places. Even industrial fastener stores but they only want to sell me a bag of 20. I only need 4 of each.

    Help.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    bjmoose

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  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    ill see if i can get ahold of bud on tuesday, if not ill be headed his way soon
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    Maticuno

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  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    He's been super busy, but give him a lil time he will take care of things.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Strange, I have emails from him from last week.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    bud no like u
     
  8. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Thanks for the Mcmaster tip. I sent them an email. Hopefully they dont expect me to buy 50 of them
     
  9. Jul 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    :rolleyes: That sounds like great customer service. Good luck OP!
     
  10. Jul 2, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    littledvl

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    Iv emailed/called hin quite a few times over the past year and have never got a answer.. Products look good but he will never get my business since he hasnt answered a single call or email.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Just use their website to identify what you need and order it online. In terms of fastners, if they don't have it, it probably doesn't exist. And they sell most things in reasonable quantities, as well as like boxes of 50.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    ah, after 3 weeks, i've finally heard back from him. now lets see how long before i actually get some hardware
     
  13. Jul 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Okay, well I received an email from Bud on July 2nd. Since then Ive left two voicemail messages and sent three emails with no response. This is very discouraging to say the least. Especially when all I need a few bolts!!!

    I'm kinda stuck. I either wait and pray for Bud to return my call or buy a 20-50 bulk bag of grade 5 carriage bolts. Ridiculous. Does this guy want business or not?!
     
  14. Jul 7, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    JimBeam

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    Not trying to make excuses for Bud...but the man runs a very small shop...i think he may only have 1-2 employees (fireturk can confirm) and also has like 10 kids and a family

    He's not the easiest person to get in touch with but he'll make it right
     
  15. Jul 7, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Not to mention there was a holiday weekend between the 2nd and now...
     
  16. Jul 7, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I'm glad some of you are supporting him, though I'm running low on support. I mean come on, going on 4-5 weeks now of trying to get my dang bolts. We all get busy, that's life. But there's a limit and customers need help. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but how do I know that if he's not returning calls or emails?

    Anyone have an alternate phone number or something? This is just getting ridiculous.
     
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