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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:27 am 
Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Slightly bad taste possibly in light of some people's experience but, my dealings have always been fine, if slightly tardy response-wise to emails.

My only gripe really is that having spent hundreds of pounds over different transactions I never got any discount whatsoever.

Not even a combined purchase discount on postage!

But, I've always been happy with what I received, save for some NOS 231 Ceramics which were very over-aggressively wrapped in parcel tape which did not do many favours to the rim surface in terms of residual sticky crap...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:33 am 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
To the OP surely you noticed something was array earlier than seven weeks :?


No - stupidly had some faith that he'd come good in the end and then got distracted, maybe the tele or something and went over the time limit for PP. But it was ages ago now - I'd forgotten about it until this thread got bumped.

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As i say, thanks to Hilary

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Nice set of cogs you have there :D Well done you ;)

It sounds like the majority of his sales go through OK - if you do buy from him don't be fooled by the fact he has a flashy website and appears to be a 'professional'. Be prepared for him to take your money, not send it, not to reply to you.

As with all things read the good the bad and the ugly reports and make up your own minds - I'd suggest that you protect yourselves by using PP (not gift) and don't let it go past 45 days :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:35 am 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
Has anyone ever chosen normal paypal and not PPG and had the seller reject it?

As it goes, yes I have. I didn't follow this up with a gift payment :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:49 am 
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He's useless. I e-mailed him a month ago about some sprockets he had on his website, heard nothing. Phoned, he was fairly rude and wouldn't take any details, insisting on an e-mail. I said I'd already done that, but sent another e-mail anyway. Again, heard nothing.

Yet he has since advertised bikes for sale on the CTC forum.

Conclusion: either

(1) he has technical problems with receiving e-mail and doesn't know how to sort them out

(2) he only cares about shifting big profitable stuff

(3) he is just inept.

I have given up on the idea of ordering anything from him. At least I didn't give him any money. There are enough postings about people who have paid and then had problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:52 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I messaged a few weeks ago about buying something and haven't heard back either.


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:19 pm 
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When I spoke to him once he made it clear he ignores emails he doesn't like. Phone the prize git on his home phone number:

(0044) (0)1495 370552

Just expect the cold shoulder and having the phone put down on you, but you will get your money back as I did.
Annoyingly I no longer have his home postal address otherwise you could send him a small claims court invite.
Oh, and ignore others who sanctimoniously tell you he's 'busy, on a buying spree, saving the world' as I did only to find out he was happily posting new items on his website while ignoring my emails.


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:37 pm 
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http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=h ... eceived+by

He doesn't use fleaBay any more!


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:42 pm 
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That must be a record for the worst feedback ever!


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:59 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Having witnessed him in action at a cycle jumble, I can fully understand why his feedback could be so bad.

It had been racking my mind for ages who he reminded me of:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-2n8JHc1M&noredirect=1


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 Post subject: Re: Hilary Stone
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Do tell :-)

andy

legrandefromage wrote:
Having witnessed him in action at a cycle jumble, I can fully understand why his feedback could be so bad.

It had been racking my mind for ages who he reminded me of:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-2n8JHc1M&noredirect=1


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