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MIA vendor?

Discussion in 'Beefed Taco' started by Spvrtan, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Jan 22, 2015 at 2:56 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Has anyone ever heard from Brian or received your order in the last few months? I placed an order over 2 months ago and I've been unable to make solid contact with him 90% of the time. I noticed the last time he's posted on these forums was in August of last year, too. I haven't gotten any responses back from his email or phone.

    He may be going through a rough time.. that's fine and I can understand that, but some kind of contact or explanation would be nice if my order is going to be delayed a little more. If it's going to take even longer, I'd just like a refund of my ~$500.

    Update: Got a phone call from Brian with updates on what's been going on. He explained the situation and why things were. I feel more reassured now and don't mind waiting a few more weeks. Still looking forward to finally get a set of his sliders on my truck.

    Update 2 (May 7th): Still nothing from Brian. It's almost 8 months (~32 weeks) now and I still haven't received my sliders. I HIGHLY suggest no one buy anything from this vendor that still seems to be MIA, especially on these very forums that is his target audience. Over $500 down the drain that I'll never get back.

    Update 3 (July 20): DO NOT BUY ANY PRODUCTS FROM THIS VENDOR -- unless you know him personally or through a friend because that seems to be the only way you'll get your order.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015
  2. Jan 22, 2015 at 3:06 AM
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    SoutheastTaco

    SoutheastTaco Resident Jackass

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  3. Jan 22, 2015 at 3:10 AM
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    AK Taco

    AK Taco Your opinion? Fuck it.

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  4. Jan 22, 2015 at 3:13 AM
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    SoutheastTaco

    SoutheastTaco Resident Jackass

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    Lol. I need sleep.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2015 at 3:49 AM
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    tomwil

    tomwil Well-Known Member

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    Who the heck is Brian?
     
  6. Jan 22, 2015 at 8:25 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

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    Beefed Taco
     
  7. Jan 26, 2015 at 4:20 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Updated.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2015 at 12:31 PM
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    Neutral

    Neutral Four doors? For more WHORES!!

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    RCD 4.5", rims & tires (17s with 33s), Pelfreybilt Hybrid Bumper, Rigid lights, Superwinch Tigershark, Wet Okole's, 4.56 gears.
    Ive tried to get up with him also for a carrier bearing drop about 3 weeks ago and I've still heard nothing either.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    20vmki

    20vmki Well-Known Member

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    I have a carrier bearing drop order placed as well, no word since the order which was on Jan 25th :(
     
  10. Mar 5, 2015 at 1:01 AM
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    scollins

    scollins Well-Known Member

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    It took just over 14 weeks to get my CBD...

    ...but I did get it...
     
  11. Mar 7, 2015 at 3:42 PM
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    ThatTaco

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    Apparently he is going through some stuff currently, I don't know the details but something has happened. Just to give you guys an idea though, I have been waiting on my notch kit since the beginning of October...
     
  12. Mar 26, 2015 at 4:16 AM
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    20vmki

    20vmki Well-Known Member

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  13. May 7, 2015 at 12:07 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Another update.
     
  14. May 10, 2015 at 6:09 PM
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    20vmki

    20vmki Well-Known Member

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    I just got my drop plate in the mail yesterday :)
     
  15. Jul 20, 2015 at 3:46 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    SC'd '14 Tundra; 5.5" lift w/ +2.5 LT; 40s on 17s; 4.88s
    Well over 40 weeks now and no sliders. I've given up a long time ago and can't get the money back but I still highly suggest no one buy anything from this vendor. I've already went with sliders from All-Pro that I received (custom with options, too) within 2 weeks to my door from Montana to California ..yet Brian lives at most a hour North from me.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2015 at 4:22 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    @sean266 @chris4x4 why do we keep people like this as vendors when there are so many good people that want to get in? 40 weeks and the guy couldn't get updates?
     
  17. Dec 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    I agree. We're gonna look into it.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2015 at 6:52 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    Yeah and lets not forget Elite Off-Road either or anybody else that has done the same thing. I mean really, we completely ridicule the guy for the headlamp fiasco but yet we continue to keep these guys on the vendor list. It's like TW is recommending them by keeping them on the list and some of them have been much worse thieves than the headlamp guy!

    I myself appreciate you looking into this Chris
     
  19. Dec 17, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 T-Rex Moderator

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    We are going to place a message on the top of his vendor sub-forum advising not to purchase from him until staff can reach him.
     
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  20. Dec 17, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    mach1man001

    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    Toyota bed mat (1st mod), Toyota all season floor mats, Rear spring TSB, Map light mod, Fog light mod, Putco yellow fog bulbs, Weather Tech window vents, Extra d-rings, Mounted mag light, TRD CAI with AFE pro dry filter, '05 front mud flaps (winter only), 2 set's of wheels/tires, 285/75/16 Hankook MT's, Black Painted 1st Gen TRD wheels (wheeling set) Black powder coated FJ Cruiser with 265/70/17 BFGoodrich KO2's (everyday), painted center of grill & bumper black, Devil horns, OME with 885's + spacers front, OME shocks w/OMD designed rear springs, Front diff drop, Rear trailer plug relocate, ATO IFS skid, Relentless Trans & Transfer skids, BAMF bolt on rock sliders, Relentless tailgate reinforcement, Uniden 75 CB radio, BAMF antenna bracket, TRD exhaust, high lift jack w/ATO mounts. And of course ProEFX Towing Mirrors!
    Thanks. Just trying to look out for fellow TW'ers
     
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