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deanoc 04-11-2020 08:41 AM

The story behind the Jackot cues
 
I made and sold some cues that my customers loved,but a certain civic minded group interested in other peoples business have chosen to respond with highly abusive language

if you did not know better you might get the idea that customers were mad,but not in this case.The customers are happy.

I enjoyedsuch a fine reputation on this forum that for years i sold Mystery cues. I would not tell a single fact and ask the customer to send up to $1500 and I would send them a wonderful cue

I did this perhaps a dozen times and the customers with out exception loved what they got, When thet posted pictures ,others laughed and wrote me happy messages saying things like "i will get the next one"

Some people were offended. This isn't right,never mind that the customer is happy,I find this offensive ,they said

Well there are hundreds of people who have scomplimented my treatment,they left positive feedback . In other words they left word to tell others that I was a good guy over 270 so far

This also offended some people because they did not think a fella with my style or lack thereof should sell so much while they did not

Well the current issue is over a cue that jack potter and I designed and commissioned
to be made by a fine old USA company.

The customers ordered and were/are happy but our detractors seem to think that itwas a scam.We offered a full money back to anyone for three orso weeks.
No one took us up for this reason.

In fact some customers ordered 3 or 4 more cues after everything you are about to read was stated .

But our friends ,felt a need to explain to happy customers how stupid they were, they are told that they have been scammed.

It is hard to imagine why the customers are defending us and the non customers
are so determined that the average guy needs help knowing his own mind

I encourage you to read their comments,but let me warn you.They have used very foul abusive language,and some vulgarity in describing yours truly.

You might be confused how anyone would want to stick their nose in other peoples busuiness. You might even decide ythat yours truly must be a con man

I,it might confuse you to see satisfied customers occasionally daring to speak up in our defense, why do these happy buyers defend the very man accused of foul play

Some have left this forum,saying that there are too many drama queens on here,
Others fit right in,some love it

You will see what I mean,you ill catch on to the loving spirit in just a few seconds

Over all this is a wondeful place to talk about the game of pool.
There is one guy Dr Dave who offers tremendous videos and instruction.

There is a nice forum where you can select a cue of your choice, some of these comments are made by people who want to help you with your choice

Yu will have to ask yourself two questions

1 Why are they so helpful or what business is it of theirs
2 Do you think you need their kind of help

Before you decide,read these enlighting comments buckle up and feel the love
Welcome to AZ Billiards,enjoy yourself
i

TATE 04-11-2020 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deanoc (Post 6623429)

Why didn't we explain everything up front?

A great deal of controversy was caused by people with absolutely no financial involvement,
they were not customers and had not touched the cues.

As you know I have never been ashamed to make a profit and I don't intend to start to change.

Please do not take this as an apology, I am proud of everything we did .

Dean

You just can't get it right. You're not wired to tell the truth or apologize.

You said Jack built the cues, then then were called on that lie and subsequently said the cue real cue maker did not want you to reveal his name. Now you finally admit your lies, but no apology. You allowed your propensity to hype blind you to the fact that you ripped off your customers and AZ Billiards.

Your detractors got it right. You followed up each lie and hype with more lies and hype. You have the capacity to understand you've damaged your reputation, but don't have the capacity to feel shame or apologize for your misdeeds. Anyway, this is a dead horse, now we have the confession but no apologies, just more lies and hype.

As I said before, why anybody would buy anything from you is beyond me.

Maxx 04-11-2020 09:15 AM

Works for me, I never understood the fuss.
Wish I would have bought a wood pin Deano!
Stay healthy and keep posting on AZ.

logical 04-11-2020 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deanoc (Post 6623429)
Please do not take this as an apology, I am proud of everything we did . This is just a public explanation which I am making now unforced or coerced.

Dean

I wouldn't worry too much about anyone taking it as an apology.

Sent from the future.

TATE 04-11-2020 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deanoc (Post 6623429)
Did you know that many,if not most of the Titleist blanks so popular today
were manufactured by Schmelke for Brunswick?

Dean

Many if not most?

Lies and hype.

a1712 04-11-2020 10:36 AM

Good lord Dean, why didn't you just leave it go. In a few paragraphs you showed just how shallow, self serving, self centered and pompous you truly are. Brian.

ideologist 04-11-2020 10:49 AM

Careful guys, he'll accuse more people of being out to get him. Customers who asked for refunds were accused of working with people to conspire against him

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...foil_hat_2.jpg

Kickin' Chicken 04-11-2020 10:51 AM

Dean: you are a tremendous asshole.

best,
briam kc

deanoc 04-11-2020 10:57 AM

i will not be responding

ideologist 04-11-2020 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deanoc (Post 6623429)
Jack and I had thought about the project over the years,sharing our ideas
with you from time to time.

He had such good success with the Libra and I had the Deano cues with
Schmelke blanks finished by John Nemic I approached several friends in the
business about the idea before proceeding.

Larry Vigus was in no position to help with any hands on work,I talked to
Shelby and he was too busy, I went to Paul Drexler who is always so helpful
to anyone in the cue business needing help. He made the suggestion to
me that I contact David Schmelke. saying he does great work.


Schmelke is a tremendous cue making company with the ability to manufacture
cues in any price range and has experience building cues for others.

Did you know that many,if not most of the Titleist blanks so popular today
were manufactured by Schmelke for Brunswick?. Schmelke also made the
blanks for John Nemec when he made the Deano cues.

Rick Landsberg of Best Billiards in Orange County bought hundreds from Tad
who had bought the left over stock from Schmelke when Brunswick quit
using them.

When Schmelke took on the project I was very happy because among other things
I had a very reputable USA company with not only the talent and ability to handle these
cues but also Schmelke had vast amounts of great old wood and good
shaft wood available( perhaps the best in the world)

I recently bought a large amount of excellent ebony from Schmelke for some of the better
cue makers,high dollar cue makers in America.

Jack and I discussed our project and tested several cues in trial runs to be sure we got what
we wanted .a distinctive powerful responsive hit that we felt like was our own

The thing that impressed us and caused us to go forward was the great shaft wood and
Schmelke's proceedure of making great shafts. I have seen $5000 cues with shafts that were
not as nice as what we got.

Just a word ... first after several passes (cutting and sanding and processing) a vigorous
shaft pretparation beginning with sealer ,spinning and finishing, then a special 3 step process
of applying spinning polishing ending with a wax.

Why didn't we explain everything up front?

It was unimportant ,served us no purpose and both parties were feeling each other
other out,if there had been a problem with something there was no use in spreading the blame.
There was no problem

Not one customer complained about the play ,while several called and ordered as many as 4
more,great pool players claimed they loved the play.

We like to think we had something to do with that result.Schmelke did great work,
they provided great materials and payed close attention to details,provided everything according
to our specs and time tables.

We are proud of our product which we consider a great success. The cues play good,look good
and enabled us to put a nice cue in your hands for a good price.


Schmelke is a tremendous company and they have been putting great cues at low prices in
players hands for years.


A great deal of controversy was caused by people with absolutely no financial involvement,
they were not customers and had not touched the cues.

Not one customer did or could lose money because we stood behind the product with a
no question asked ,money back guaranteed if the customer wanted his money back with
a normal period of time.

Our sneaky pete was built to the same specs and hit the same.Several cues were sent
to the Philipines to support youth pool sponsored by the Anito KID

One of his 15 year old kids beat Efren and we wanted to provide these kids the chance to play
with top quality equipment at no cost.

Your purchases helped suport that project and any extra profits went a great deal toward helping
Jack with unexpected hospital bills.

Originally ,I had planned on taking my profits and having a good time with the family.
As you know I have never been ashamed to make a profit and I don't intend to start to change.

Please do not take this as an apology, I am proud of everything we did . This is just a public
explanation which I am making now unforced or coerced.

We are now facing a major crisis,perhaps the biggest since the big war.My mother had to ration gas,
and now maybe it's toilet paper. Some are losing jobs.
Our industry is certainly facing hard times for the short term.

I am grateful to those of you who increased your orders while we were being criticized,and to the
dozens of you who told us to keep our chin up and not let the turkeys get us down.

I should offer a hearty thanks to our detractors who while attempting to do us harm
have actually provided us with increased orders and letters of support from the rest of you.



Dean


You could have asked for a GoFundMe and been a hero. Instead, you slapped out trash cues and are a zero.




Quote:

Originally Posted by logical (Post 6623459)
I wouldn't worry too much about anyone taking it as an apology.

Sent from the future.


Perfect

TATE 04-11-2020 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kickin' Chicken (Post 6623505)
Dean: you are a tremendous asshole.

best,
briam kc

Brian,

I think you said it best in six words.

Chris

alstl 04-11-2020 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TATE (Post 6623447)
You just can't get it right. You're not wired to tell the truth or apologize.

You said Jack built the cues, then then were called on that lie and subsequently said the cue real cue maker did not want you to reveal his name. Now you finally admit your lies, but no apology. You allowed your propensity to hype blind you to the fact that you ripped off your customers and AZ Billiards.

Your detractors got it right. You followed up each lie and hype with more lies and hype. You have the capacity to understand you've damaged your reputation, but don't have the capacity to feel shame or apologize for your misdeeds. Anyway, this is a dead horse, now we have the confession but no apologies, just more lies and hype.

As I said before, why anybody would buy anything from you is beyond me.

I don't believe any of his nonsense but some people do and I find that entertaining. I wonder how many of the Jackpot cues he sold.

JoeyInCali 04-11-2020 01:11 PM

What happens to the resale value now?

logical 04-11-2020 01:13 PM

You forgot to name drop Mark Gregory in there somewhere like you do whenever hawking your table that wasn't done by him.

Sent from the future.

CocoboloCowboy 04-11-2020 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeyInCali (Post 6623625)
What happens to the resale value now?


Resale value is always what a buyer with money is willing to pay the seller for item being sold.

Personal protection Mask are selling for crazy prices, people can not even find Elestic to make em.

logical 04-11-2020 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeyInCali (Post 6623625)
What happens to the resale value now?

I guess your $75 Smellke is now worth $500.

Sent from the future.

CocoboloCowboy 04-11-2020 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kickin' Chicken (Post 6623505)
Dean: you are a tremendous asshole.

best,
briam kc

I have had a couple of dealing with Deanoc, he was always wonderful to deal with. Man who's word was like a verbal handshake.

Like in the good old days when a handshake was better then a contract drawn up by a Harvard Lawyer.

HawaiianEye 04-11-2020 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logical (Post 6623633)
I guess your $75 Smellke is now worth $500.

Sent from the future.

Why would anybody sell a cue that plays this good?

CocoboloCowboy 04-11-2020 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawaiianEye (Post 6623646)
Why would anybody sell a cue that plays this good?

Person decided they were Cue heavy, it's called think the heard.

logical 04-11-2020 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawaiianEye (Post 6623646)
Why would anybody sell a cue that plays this good?

I didn't suggest anyone should sell anything. I have some cheapncues I think are pretty special too.

I am simply really uncomfortable with the tactics going on here. I think they violate the tone of an enthusiast forum for sale section...but they weren't in that section really so I don't know what to think. Its hardly high crimes and misdemeanors but it just offends my sense of community.

Sent from the future.

JoeyInCali 04-11-2020 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CocoboloCowboy (Post 6623630)
Resale value is always what a buyer with money is willing to pay the seller for item being sold.

Personal protection Mask are selling for crazy prices, people can not even find Elestic to make em.

Don't worry, we're not talking about masks and toilet papers.

HawaiianEye 04-11-2020 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CocoboloCowboy (Post 6623653)
Person decided they were Cue heavy, it's called think the heard.

You are supposed to sell the "lookers" and keep the "players", don't you know?

CocoboloCowboy 04-11-2020 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawaiianEye (Post 6623657)
You are supposed to sell the "lookers" and keep the "players", don't you know?


That why I have only (1) of each, that's all I need.. Life is good.:thumbup:

JoeyInCali 04-11-2020 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawaiianEye (Post 6623646)
Why would anybody sell a cue that plays this good?

Why did people sell their Scruggs sneaky pete and cry later ?

jasonlaus 04-11-2020 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CocoboloCowboy (Post 6623630)
Resale value is always what a buyer with money is willing to pay the seller for item being sold.

Personal protection Mask are selling for crazy prices, people can not even find Elestic to make em.

The cue business will NEVER be bad enough that these cues hold their "value" unless Dean, Jack, and Schmelke find a cure for cancer, rob banks together, or commit a Manson style Murder. Anybody see that happening?

I like Dean and his posts I just dont agree with this event.

Cant win em all i guess

Bavafongoul 04-11-2020 01:51 PM

Boy, this Forum is turning into a bucket of blood joint.

Dean has been promoting pool, the game we all love
or supposedly so, with passion, sincerity and at times,
even a sense of flair. I participated in 2 Schon Tribute
cue projects, the Bushka I and Bushka II projects with
Jerry R. and Bob Owen, and the Design Your Own Cue
project also with Bob. Speaking personally, each project
was entirely fun, exciting and all of the pool cues turned
out wonderful. Iíd do it again in a heartbeat but for the
ivory ban but thatís a horse of an entirely different color.

Dean has also ingenuously come up with the Mystery Cue
offerings and to the best of my recollection, the buyers seem
to be pleased. I donít see complaints about the cues that the
buyers received. Additionally, there werenít issues with the many
tribute cue projects either and the buyers were all pleased. I know
that I am thrilled, even actually proud of the pool cues I still have.

Dean came forth & offered an explanation furnishing the background
behind these Jackpot SP cues and for the price, no one is making a
bundle nor getting screwed. Furthermore, the sale proceeds were for
a significantly important, urgent need. So now people with lots of time
on their hands and little better to do want to criticize a really decent
guy all the while Deanís many former customers remain silent and
unsupportive. Well, not this one & I enjoy reading his threads & posts.

As far as Iím concerned, the Az community is better off because of people
like Dean Campbell and his long history & vast experience with pool, cues,
cue-makers, leather craftsmen, pool table restoration.....the list seems endless.


Matt B.

PRED 04-11-2020 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeyInCali (Post 6623660)
Why did people sell their Scruggs sneaky pete and cry later ?

When they found out they had the Schmelke version.

JoeyInCali 04-11-2020 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HawaiianEye (Post 6623657)
You are supposed to sell the "lookers" and keep the "players", don't you know?

You are presuming everyone loves the hit of the cue.

JoeyInCali 04-11-2020 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PRED (Post 6623665)
When they found out they had the Schmelke version.

You're brutal. :D
People who got those TS for $250 or less new and could not resist the temptation of a few dollar profit are kicking themselves now.

Then again I sold my Judd ebony cue and sneaky pete too when I went back to school. :eek:

HawaiianEye 04-11-2020 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeyInCali (Post 6623660)
Why did people sell their Scruggs sneaky pete and cry later ?

I don't know. Tell us. I've seen a couple of them go around and around over here, changing hands and I've tried them and could have picked them up relatively cheap.

They didn't play as good as this cue or I would have picked one of them up, when they were for sale.

ShootingArts 04-11-2020 01:58 PM

You get what you pay for, ... if you are lucky!
 
I didn't have my lathe set up and I had long been curious how some cues were sold so cheap so I bought a Schmelke. Tried a 32" shaft, it was simply unplayable. Made my old moochie seem like a piece of iron pipe! I whacked a couple inches off of the shaft and put a top quality ferrule and tip on it and it played OK, I like a soft hit anyway.

After I had it for months I lightly bumped the shaft against something and my cue broke half in two! Easy to see the problem, the shaft wasn't threaded for the insert. A hole was cut just small enough that the threads of the insert barely scored the wood. A small dab of glue finished the fit of insert to shaft.

Tossed the shaft, it was now garbage. When I turned my own shaft I put an insert for a G-10 pin. When I pulled the pin out of the butt I found it was a very cheap pin made from threaded stock and only about 3/4" long in the butt.

For my hundred and I think sixty-five dollars I ended up with a very thin one piece bocate butt and a cheap rubber bumper. Not sure if it stayed straight or not.

This is my one experience with Schmelke. I have no idea if it is typical or not but what looks good for two days, and seems good months and years later can definitely be two different things. Oddly enough, with Dean saying fit and finish might be a little lacking, outside appearance seemed to be Schmelke's strong points looking at my very plain cue.

I hope happy people stay happy. I didn't feel too bad about getting $35 worth of wood for the price of a cheap cue, I would feel like a world class pigeon if I had paid five hundred dollars for what I got.

I do have to wonder how many would have paid $500 for a jackpot if they knew in advance it was made by Schmelke?

Hu

jasonlaus 04-11-2020 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bavafongoul (Post 6623663)
Boy, this Forum is turning into a bucket of blood joint.

Dean has been promoting pool, the game we all love
or supposedly so, with passion, sincerity and at times,
even a sense of flair. I participated in 2 Schon Tribute
cue projects, the Bushka I and Bushka II projects with
Jerry R. and Bob Owen, and the Design Your Own Cue
project also with Bob. Speaking personally, each project
was entirely fun, exciting and all of the pool cues turned
out wonderful. Iíd do it again in a heartbeat but for the
ivory ban but thatís a horse of an entirely different color.

Dean has also ingenuously come up with the Mystery Cue
offerings and to the best of my recollection, the buyers seem
to be pleased. I donít see complaints about the cues that the
buyers received. Additionally, there werenít issues with the many
tribute cue projects either and the buyers were all pleased. I know
that I am thrilled, even actually proud of the pool cues I still have.

Dean came forth & offered an explanation furnishing the background
behind these Jackpot SP cues and for the price, no one is making a
bundle nor getting screwed. Furthermore, the sale proceeds were for
a significantly important, urgent need. So now people with lots of time
on their hands and little better to do want to criticize a really decent
guy all the while Deanís many former customers remain silent and
unsupportive. Well, not this one & I enjoy reading his threads & posts.

As far as Iím concerned, the Az community is better off because of people
like Dean Campbell and his long history & vast experience with pool, cues,
cue-makers, leather craftsmen, pool table restoration.....the list seems endless.


Matt B.

You can build a 1,000 bridges but.....

That is the situation here.

Dean stepped in it on this one.

Dean as a whole(99.999%) is great to have on this forum, he would have been much better off just letting this one go.

Jason<---glad he didnt buy one of these cues, but still likes Dean.

Bavafongoul 04-11-2020 02:02 PM

Way to go Cocobolo Cowboy.......I overlooked your post and it is great to see one of Dean’s customers
stand tall against the mob reactions. To each their own but ad hominem attacks are juvenile & verboten.

JoeyInCali 04-11-2020 02:03 PM

Things happen.

CocoboloCowboy 04-11-2020 02:07 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Well most people, like 100% are happy dealing with DEAN.:)

logical 04-11-2020 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CocoboloCowboy (Post 6623684)
Well most people, like 100% are happy dealing with DEAN.:)

This thread is about this particular adventure. Sometimes swell people make bad choices.

Sent from the future.

trinacria 04-11-2020 03:55 PM

whats a jackot cue and where is this coming from? any pics of the cues?
I found a jackpot cue on google, plain jane, is that it?
https://forums.azbilliards.com/showt...=504540&page=2

edit: ok, I did some research, and it seems to me that a snake salesman took a dozen people for a ride. $100 cue and sold it for $500, made a quick $5K profit on what others saw as a guy with a 100% itrader score. he ruined his rep and killed his business for a quick profit. schmelke is apparently a better cue maker than the reputation they have as a cheap alternative for a custom. people thought they had a better product simply from a name change. all parties involved are dumb, the salesman and the buyer. the only person to come out ahead is schmelke, as they make a pretty good cue after all, if they put a different name on it the cue gets better, lol. I bet they could make a southwest clone, and they would play like a southwest

RiverCity 04-11-2020 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deanoc (Post 6623429)
Jack and I had thought about the project over the years,sharing our ideas
with you from time to time.

He had such good success with the Libra and I had the Deano cues with
Schmelke blanks finished by John Nemic I approached several friends in the
business about the idea before proceeding.

Larry Vigus was in no position to help with any hands on work,I talked to
Shelby and he was too busy, I went to Paul Drexler who is always so helpful
to anyone in the cue business needing help. He made the suggestion to
me that I contact David Schmelke. saying he does great work.


Schmelke is a tremendous cue making company with the ability to manufacture
cues in any price range and has experience building cues for others.

Did you know that many,if not most of the Titleist blanks so popular today
were manufactured by Schmelke for Brunswick?. Schmelke also made the
blanks for John Nemec when he made the Deano cues.

Rick Landsberg of Best Billiards in Orange County bought hundreds from Tad
who had bought the left over stock from Schmelke when Brunswick quit
using them.

When Schmelke took on the project I was very happy because among other things
I had a very reputable USA company with not only the talent and ability to handle these
cues but also Schmelke had vast amounts of great old wood and good
shaft wood available( perhaps the best in the world)

I recently bought a large amount of excellent ebony from Schmelke for some of the better
cue makers,high dollar cue makers in America.

Jack and I discussed our project and tested several cues in trial runs to be sure we got what
we wanted .a distinctive powerful responsive hit that we felt like was our own

The thing that impressed us and caused us to go forward was the great shaft wood and
Schmelke's proceedure of making great shafts. I have seen $5000 cues with shafts that were
not as nice as what we got.

Just a word ... first after several passes (cutting and sanding and processing) a vigorous
shaft pretparation beginning with sealer ,spinning and finishing, then a special 3 step process
of applying spinning polishing ending with a wax.

Why didn't we explain everything up front?

It was unimportant ,served us no purpose and both parties were feeling each other
other out,if there had been a problem with something there was no use in spreading the blame.
There was no problem

Not one customer complained about the play ,while several called and ordered as many as 4
more,great pool players claimed they loved the play.

We like to think we had something to do with that result.Schmelke did great work,
they provided great materials and payed close attention to details,provided everything according
to our specs and time tables.

We are proud of our product which we consider a great success. The cues play good,look good
and enabled us to put a nice cue in your hands for a good price.


Schmelke is a tremendous company and they have been putting great cues at low prices in
players hands for years.


A great deal of controversy was caused by people with absolutely no financial involvement,
they were not customers and had not touched the cues.

Not one customer did or could lose money because we stood behind the product with a
no question asked ,money back guaranteed if the customer wanted his money back with
a normal period of time.

Our sneaky pete was built to the same specs and hit the same.Several cues were sent
to the Philipines to support youth pool sponsored by the Anito KID

One of his 15 year old kids beat Efren and we wanted to provide these kids the chance to play
with top quality equipment at no cost.

Your purchases helped suport that project and any extra profits went a great deal toward helping
Jack with unexpected hospital bills.

Originally ,I had planned on taking my profits and having a good time with the family.
As you know I have never been ashamed to make a profit and I don't intend to start to change.

Please do not take this as an apology, I am proud of everything we did . This is just a public
explanation which I am making now unforced or coerced.

We are now facing a major crisis,perhaps the biggest since the big war.My mother had to ration gas,
and now maybe it's toilet paper. Some are losing jobs.
Our industry is certainly facing hard times for the short term.

I am grateful to those of you who increased your orders while we were being criticized,and to the
dozens of you who told us to keep our chin up and not let the turkeys get us down.

I should offer a hearty thanks to our detractors who while attempting to do us harm
have actually provided us with increased orders and letters of support from the rest of you.



Dean

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pr...PSTvr1qrXs_Ajw

TATE 04-11-2020 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bavafongoul (Post 6623663)
Boy, this Forum is turning into a bucket of blood joint.

Dean has been promoting pool, the game we all love
or supposedly so, with passion, sincerity and at times,
even a sense of flair. I participated in 2 Schon Tribute
cue projects, the Bushka I and Bushka II projects with
Jerry R. and Bob Owen, and the Design Your Own Cue
project also with Bob. Speaking personally, each project
was entirely fun, exciting and all of the pool cues turned
out wonderful. Iíd do it again in a heartbeat but for the
ivory ban but thatís a horse of an entirely different color.

Dean has also ingenuously come up with the Mystery Cue
offerings and to the best of my recollection, the buyers seem
to be pleased. I donít see complaints about the cues that the
buyers received. Additionally, there werenít issues with the many
tribute cue projects either and the buyers were all pleased. I know
that I am thrilled, even actually proud of the pool cues I still have.

Dean came forth & offered an explanation furnishing the background
behind these Jackpot SP cues and for the price, no one is making a
bundle nor getting screwed. Furthermore, the sale proceeds were for
a significantly important, urgent need. So now people with lots of time
on their hands and little better to do want to criticize a really decent
guy all the while Deanís many former customers remain silent and
unsupportive. Well, not this one & I enjoy reading his threads & posts.

As far as Iím concerned, the Az community is better off because of people
like Dean Campbell and his long history & vast experience with pool, cues,
cue-makers, leather craftsmen, pool table restoration.....the list seems endless.


Matt B.

Well the Potter need timeline is definitely in question here.

Maybe Dean would like to come forward and disclose how much money he paid Jack Potter to use his name?

CocoboloCowboy 04-11-2020 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bavafongoul (Post 6623676)
Way to go Cocobolo Cowboy.......I overlooked your post and it is great to see one of Deanís customers
stand tall against the mob reactions. To each their own but ad hominem attacks are juvenile & verboten.


Actually to make it as clear as Gin, I have both been customer of Deans, and also seller to Dean. As both buyer, and seller both parties were happy with mutual transactions.

Hope you get my point better now, as I want to clearify my experience. That is all I was talking my opinion based upon my experience!


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