Well I've just joined this forum having googled 'problems with Hilary Stone' -I can see the posts are many months old but I'm sad to add to the growing number of negative comments. Ordered some Camapg brake levers - BL8 on his website - which are still there now btw - now been 7 weeks and despite receiving apologetic e-mails assuring me they had been sent...nothing.
It is the lack of communication that first gets you, then the feeling of his total lack of caring, then the realisation that you've been ripped off that finally rams the hard lesson home. I used to see him when he worked at a reputable bike shop in Bath and as people have commented previously, he is very knowledgeable. Well that doesn't count for anything though if, at the end of the day, he's dishonest.
Be warned, NOT to be trusted with your hard earned.....
Sorry to hear you have been ripped off too
Hilary gets busy, he also makes regular trips to Europe to pick up stock afaik, sometimes stuff takes a while to get posted off but he will not have 'robbed you'. Perhaps check how good a reputation he has elsewhere (LFGSS forum for instance) before openly accusing him of theft.
He is a thieving scumbag.