I paid for a cue on 2/16/15. It is now 4 weeks later and no cue despite attempts on my part to contact the seller. After many PMs and phone call attempts, no communication from the seller.
It is not about the money, it is about the principal.
The above is a link for the cue offered for sale.
I hate to have to do this but, I need to make the members aware of a deal between actioncentral (Jeff Gregory)and Myself.
I was OBM and noticed a Richard Black Hoppe that was for sale and it really appealed to me. I contacted Jeff Gregory about it with a couple question's I had about the cue. I asked him how even the points were and if there was any other issues besides the cracked ferrule he had stated and showed in one of the photograph's in his for sale thread. He said the cue was in very good condition & that both the butt & shafts rolled straight apart and together and the shafts were 13.00 mm. I asked him what would be the best price due to having to have the ferrule replaced and we agreed on $1150.00 shipped. I sent over the PayPal payment as a gift so he would not have any fees coming out of the total. A little while later he messaged me about the cost of the shipping was $28.00 higher to get the cue before the weekend. He asked if I could send him an additional $25.00 to cover the cost and I sent over $30.00 just for good measure. Now I got the cue in and once I inspected it I found the the Butt had a lift in the joint and both shafts were considerably smaller than the size listed in the for sale thread. Both shafts were between 12.65 mm to 12.75 mm under the ferrules and went down to 12.25mm to 12.60 mm approx 6" to 8" below the ferrules. I contacted Jeff about these issues and he offered to refund me $150.00 for the issues and me keep the cue or I could just return it. I decided to return the cue for a refund and sent the cue back in the same method as it was sent to me since I didn't want it taking longer to get there or sitting in the USPS. Jeff received the cue on Saturday and after the weekend I was refunded the original payment I sent for $1150.00 so I contacted Jeff about this and mentioned to him that I didn't know if he did the refund or someone else had possibly done for him since I didn't want to jump to conclusions. After a short time he refunded the $30.00 for the additional cost for shipping. Then I questioned to why I wasn't reimbursed the cost of me shipping the cue back to him which was $69.00 he stated that in his experience of returns that the buyer was responsible for that. I stated that I could understand that if I had received the cue and wanted to return it due to something I didn't find appealing in the appearance of the cue like color of wood,veneer colors, wrap or etc but I was returning it due to it being misrepresented in his for sale thread. Then the response I got from him was that me returning the cue put him in a tight spot and caused him a few issues and that he was out $60.00 of his money. Good day and better luck to me. Now I understand that I could and probably should have contacted Jeff before sending the cue back to discuss the shipping terms so I offered to accept $35.00 since that would put each of us about the same amount of money we lost on the deal. If I had sold a cue or etc and misrepresented it I would not expect the buyer to have any loss of money and wouldn't have expected this from a person who has sold or purchased products off of the here as well as Facebook Forums. I do not want to cost Jeff any sales or any issues with further sales but I just don't feel that the deal was handled correctly. Lastly if I am in the wrong I would appreciate any Input from the other members.