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dirtypool40
05-22-2009, 08:15 AM
Hi Guys

I'm a local friend of Chaz, investor and probably his first customer.

He's asked me to come on board as a "managing partner" to keep the parts flowing in, and cases flowing out.

I'm an operations / project manager. I know nothing about leather working, so, relax I won't touch your case. I'm just going to try and deal with the emails, ordering, shipping and some design ideas.

This is a hobby / side business for us both right now, meaning we have day jobs. The plan at present is to finish up existing orders, and make sure everyone is happy.

We are NOT taking new orders right now. If you want to EMAIL me (as in NOT PM) I will add your name to a waiting list, and we will take your orders on a first come, first served basis.

Looking forward to exceeding your expectations.

Eric Stanley

dirtypool40@yahoo.com

subject line: CHAZ DILLON - waiting list.

dirtypool40
05-22-2009, 08:20 AM
We made a trip over to visit a supplier the other day.

This is a quickie cel pic I snapped of Chaz's work bench.

Yes, those are tags, and yes, everything is "real".

This is kind of the direction things will likely be heading, when we "re-open for orders" in a few weeks.

Chaz is (FINALLY!) working on a case for himself out of the "grey stuff" on the left, and well.... it's understated leather porn, and "smells like peanuts".

Blackjack
05-22-2009, 08:26 AM
I'd be willing to check these out. Does he have any finished that I could check out, or are the first ones still in the process of being made? Also, do you have an price estimate for a 3X6?

dirtypool40
05-22-2009, 08:36 AM
That's what we're doing right now, is catching up, getting our head above water, so there's no more missed deadlines or rushed cases.

We are working with a supplier on internals for the Pro-lite style, 2x4 and 3x6. They are really nice.

To answer your question about price, it's going to vary greatly, as much as 4-5x difference depending on the material, between say untooled cowhide and real crocodile.

I have a couple combinations in mind, like Ostrich / Ostrich leg, and Shark / Stingray, that should be very sexy. Chaz also has a couple oil tanned, crusty looking reg'lar ole cowhide that I think are going to make really cool, and less expensive cases.

We will be running a couple VERY BRIEF GRAND OPENING SPECIALS on the first few exotics we do, so stay tuned.

If you want to email me what you're interested in, I will be happy to quote you a price and grab you a spot on the list.

filluptieu
05-22-2009, 08:52 AM
so how many cases do you guys plan on pumping out a month?

bencho
05-22-2009, 09:57 AM
OP, Can I get a status check on my case? I traded my OB to Chaz mid-April. I did forget to make one request- that it be able to fit a 32" butt. Not sure what that will do to my delivery but any info would help. Can't seem to call up Chaz.

Here's some stats to identify it:

dark brown leather
handle + strap
justis style case
no pockets
32" butt/shaft
tooling up to chaz to let his creativity flow :)

Thank you.

JIMMY L
05-22-2009, 10:31 AM
Guys good luck with your new business/hobby venture I think you will do well. Eric maybe you can get something like this going with Harry and get him building some cues. Regards

rbpwrd240
05-22-2009, 11:25 AM
I was originally supposed to be one of the cases started this week. I need to send chaz my money but I havnt heard form him in a while. I have emailed and messaged him but I lost his phone number and cant call him. 3x6 BAMF case?

ykndoit
05-22-2009, 11:35 AM
so how many cases do you guys plan on pumping out a month?

hey filluptieu, hows your cases coming?

Also, props to chaz for getting someone to take care of the "extra" stuff to free up time for making cases.

ndp
05-23-2009, 09:23 AM
Just got off the phone with Eric, I'm glad someone is stepping up to help Chaz out with these cases. I cant wait to get mine but am willing to wait for perfection. Eric seems like a straight shooter no BS and was very helpful in finalizing my case design and features. Cant wait to see this old school vintage looking case.

Thanks to both Chaz and Eric,

Nate

dirtypool40
05-24-2009, 03:37 PM
Thanks for the patience and support guys.

This little hobby venture is more complex and time consuming then we even anticipated!

We are going to SLOW DOWN, and straighten everyone out, then strike out anew.

Hang in there, we will get you something you're VERY happy with.

Eric

fcee06
05-25-2009, 11:20 AM
Just got off the phone with Eric, I'm glad someone is stepping up to help Chaz out with these cases. I cant wait to get mine but am willing to wait for perfection. Eric seems like a straight shooter no BS and was very helpful in finalizing my case design and features. Cant wait to see this old school vintage looking case. .

Thanks to both Chaz and Eric,

NateI totally agree. I spoke and emailed with Eric over the weekend about my order and definately seems to be about the business. I look forward to getting my custom Chazdillion case.

Big Frank

dirtypool40
05-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Thank you AGAIN guys.

You're the ones that keep us from climbing a clock tower. :bash:

watchez
05-26-2009, 12:50 PM
....can you show us a pic(s) of a finished case?

dirtypool40
05-26-2009, 12:53 PM
Chaz has them all, and I've banned him from the forum.... for now.

When he has new cases finished, he'll be back, and with pics. :thumbup:

ykndoit
05-26-2009, 02:05 PM
Chaz has them all, and I've banned him from the forum.... for now.

When he has new cases finished, he'll be back, and with pics. :thumbup:

What would it hurt for an "update pic" for the people waiting on their cases? Or are you "banned" from the camera? :idea:

watchez
05-26-2009, 02:13 PM
Chaz has them all, and I've banned him from the forum.... for now.

When he has new cases finished, he'll be back, and with pics. :thumbup:

Not to be rude - but I am confused. I don't really see the reason for your thread.

And if you could take a pic of his work bench then surely you could take a pic of his cases.

Simply email or call the people that you are behind on & let them know that Chaz is working hard and has not forgotten about their order.

I'll let you in on a little secret for the most important thing for a business to concentrate on -

Get the money in the register.

This is something that Walmart, with all their success, fails at. Think about how many times you go there and have to wait in line when you are ready to check out.

FeltMaster
05-26-2009, 04:36 PM
Not to be rude - but I am confused. I don't really see the reason for your thread.

And if you could take a pic of his work bench then surely you could take a pic of his cases.

Simply email or call the people that you are behind on & let them know that Chaz is working hard and has not forgotten about their order.

I'll let you in on a little secret for the most important thing for a business to concentrate on -

Get the money in the register.

This is something that Walmart, with all their success, fails at. Think about how many times you go there and have to wait in line when you are ready to check out.


My money is in Chaz's register, has been for months now.
I talk or text Chaz whenever I feel it is needed. Yes, he is way overdue on delivery, but he always takes my calls. (He is supposed to hand deliver the case tomorrow night)
I can understand someone trying to help organize the events in the case making business, but I asked a simple question today over email of "who on AZ has recevied their case"
The reply from Eric:
"Not sure, we work opposite schedules and I am playing catch up on who is owed what."

Eric,
You should have gotten the answer to my question before you replied.
Someone in your role should have the answers, and pictures.

wilson_gau
05-09-2013, 12:21 PM
I know this thread has been dead for four years. Just curious if you have made any progress with this business.

tpdtom
05-09-2013, 03:04 PM
OP, Can I get a status check on my case? I traded my OB to Chaz mid-April. I did forget to make one request- that it be able to fit a 32" butt. Not sure what that will do to my delivery but any info would help. Can't seem to call up Chaz.

Here's some stats to identify it:

dark brown leather
handle + strap
justis style case
no pockets
32" butt/shaft
tooling up to chaz to let his creativity flow :)

Thank you.

Just a tip. Measure your 32" cue including the pin and j/p if you use them. I waited a long time for a BIG name case and my 29" cue with a radial pin won't allow the case to close with my custom j/ps in place. The casemaker didn't allow for the long pin and the j/p...Tom

Blue Hog ridr
05-09-2013, 05:41 PM
Yep, it's a dead thread. I think he changed his name to Jizz Dillon.

CocoboloCowboy
05-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Well hopefully the New Management will bring the company back to lif, make great Cue Case as CHAZ DILLON CASES did before. It is another choice when people decide they want a new, or need another Cue Case.

woody_968
05-09-2013, 08:40 PM
The new management was 4 years ago. Last post in the thread before today was in 09.

poolandpokerman
05-10-2013, 05:05 AM
Chaz is missing in action. Before he started making cases, he was at the pool room almost every day and played in the local tournys. Well no one has seen him in at least a year or two. I did finally get my case, but that is a long long story so I won't go there. He still owes cases to guys I know here in Orlando, so he might have moved away. tom

RRfireblade
05-10-2013, 07:32 AM
He's in town still Tom, but definitely on the down low.

I heard a different story an am not sure what I believe but its possible the new management/investor stole all the money and left the state leaving Chad in the hole for thousands, holding the bag........maybe.

IDK