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11-25-2017, 06:06 PM

Five years late and counting is not acceptable.

But then again neither is a seven year wait so what's the difference?

It's all absurd. I'm amazed she takes orders at all.

She could make the exact same cues in the exact same time frame with more profit and zero stress but chooses this business model. The word masochist comes to mind.

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11-25-2017, 08:35 PM

Hereís a post like mine from another AZer

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=246170
  
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You've suffered enough - 11-26-2017, 07:19 AM

Can I have your spot, I seems pretty worthless now. Even if you get it
I don't think you could enjoy it with all the mental anguish you've
suffered. This is almost as bad as the hurt and torment of infamous DYDC
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11-26-2017, 07:54 AM

Call Schmelke and talk to Kim, 1-800-850-8832, she won't lie to you. You'll have about a 2 week wait. The cue will pot a ball about the same as a SW. I ain't lyin to ya !!! LOL
  
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If you are interested I would trade you something of value for your spot on the liar list

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11-26-2017, 08:01 AM

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Iím calling her a LIAR

I got along with her over the phone very nice person but sheís a liar 12 years Iíve been waiting and passed over for years
just because she is not saying what you want to hear doesn't mean she is lying!if you are that pissed off then just sell your spot,being this close to construction there are many that will buy your spot and you will make money for just making a phone call years ago.


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11-26-2017, 10:57 PM

Really low class to call Laurie Franklin a liar. She's anything but that. Everyone I know in the cue world loves her. I'm on the list for 2 cues ordered in March 2004 (I think). If you're on the list she will get to you when your turn is up in the rotation unless she does not have your contact info. It is impossible to forecast accurate completion times so many years in advance. There have been illnesses, etc. in the shop that has severely hampered cue production at times. Many years ago Laurie changed the policy of locking in to the cost of your cues at the time of the order. Smart business decision. Since South West doesn't require a deposit why complain? Lots of places to buy great pool cues. Laurie has subsidized pool players for many moons through the cues. Anybody breathing could order 2 cues per year with no deposit. There has always been a healthy spread of several hundred dollars between the South West actual cost and market pricing. I hope she gets wind of this thread and decides to not make you anything for you.

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11-27-2017, 02:34 AM

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Really low class to call Laurie Franklin a liar. She's anything but that. Everyone I know in the cue world loves her. I'm on the list for 2 cues ordered in March 2004 (I think). If you're on the list she will get to you when your turn is up in the rotation unless she does not have your contact info. It is impossible to forecast accurate completion times so many years in advance. There have been illnesses, etc. in the shop that has severely hampered cue production at times. Many years ago Laurie changed the policy of locking in to the cost of your cues at the time of the order. Smart business decision. Since South West doesn't require a deposit why complain? Lots of places to buy great pool cues. Laurie has subsidized pool players with for many moons through the cues. Anybody breathing could order 2 cues per year with no deposit. There has always been a healthy spread of several hundred dollars between the South West actual cost and market pricing. I hope she gets wind of this thread and decides to not make you anything for you.

It’s you fu(king scumbag cue dealers that keeps the regular guy from acquiring a cue on Time I see it from here to Japan to China you cue dealers got the market locked up on SW cues

She said a year to a year and a half three years ago never got back to me I suppose you must be getting your cues on time and doubling up the price on them

I’ve read she thinks the regular guy is just buying it to flip it I’m not and I feel like us are screwed while people like yourself are making money off her cues

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11-27-2017, 07:43 AM

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Itís you fu(king scumbag cue dealers that keeps the regular guy from acquiring a cue on Time I see it from here to Japan to China you cue dealers got the market locked up on SW cues

She said a year to a year and a half three years ago never got back to me I suppose you must be getting your cues on time and doubling up the price on them

Iíve read she thinks the regular guy is just buying it to flip it Iím not and I feel like us are screwed while people like yourself are making money off her cues

I have the proof that She is not the problem, you are.

That proof is too simple, you whined on the "Cue Reviews" page, you have no cue to review.


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11-27-2017, 04:57 PM

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Five years late and counting is not acceptable.

But then again neither is a seven year wait so what's the difference?

It's all absurd. I'm amazed she takes orders at all.

She could make the exact same cues in the exact same time frame with more profit and zero stress but chooses this business model. The word masochist comes to mind.

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I agree. Bryan Mordt quit taking orders and is doing fine. When he gets a few done, he sends out emails and FB msg's. A LOT less aggravation to put with. Work at your own pace and sell 'em when they're done.
  
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11-27-2017, 06:19 PM

for over 10 years the waiting list has been over 10 years
in the meantime he has not put up a dime

i know Laurie personally and think she is one of the finest people i have ever known

when her husband died she took over the business,raised her youngest.then her grandson and her now blind mother

now this jerk wants to run his mouth about things he knows nothing about,if i were her i would remove him from my list

in fact i have removed him from ever doing anything with me,i guess i am a liar too

anybody who picks on a little widow is about as low as you can go,even if she is late on his cue,which is not likely,he has not proved anything other than she took no deposit till she could be sure
the reason people keep ordering is simple,they put up nothing up front,theday their cue arrives they can call me for $500 profit

probably more ,up to $2500 for just selling rather than keeping the cue

Laurie has always sold to dealers,but as far as i know they don't get any special
treatment

i know i have had orders for 2 pr year forever,sometimes i don't get those
sometimes i do

she has never lied to me

people that knock her really confuse me,it ,or jealoushink they are envious

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Can I have your spot, I seems pretty worthless now. Even if you get it
I don't think you could enjoy it with all the mental anguish you've
suffered. This is almost as bad as the hurt and torment of infamous DYDC
fiasco.
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i'll meet you in the alley and fight you for it, just don't bring that tush hog DEAN with ya

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11-27-2017, 07:33 PM

This is such a wierd thread, and such a self-destructive battle to start, I'm wondering if the higher out-the-door prices have as much to with it as the long wait.
The extended wait is no secret, but these cues are no longer cheap, it's an investment, and the huge profits are harder to obtain.
Doubling your money after a twelve year wait is no longer a given.
The bitterness oozing out of justabrake seems like more than a simple delivery lead time issue.

My opinion could be easily changed, I'm thinking out loud, and the guy ain't around to debate it.


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oh yeah - 11-27-2017, 09:12 PM

[QUOTE=ribdoner;6027194]i'll meet you in the alley and fight you for it, just don't bring that tush hog DEAN with ya

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12-24-2017, 12:46 AM

We are not getting the whole story here IMO. I have only been on the list for a couple years, but Laurie is like super easy to get a hold of, and for someone so busy, super responsive.
  
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