I dont buy cues to nit pick shit
Just to hit balls
I wouldn't have noticed it anyways
I don't know what the posting of the OP's BBB record has to do with this thread. I am sure you can dig up some sh*t with anybody who has been in business for a while. Just look at Ebay feedback of people selling thousands of items. Even the very best sellers are bound to have some backlash.
The OP presented pictures of the cue he got and this is the evidence that counts, IMHO. If you could not see that linen wrap, toothpick, scratches and all - I can't help you. If some cuemaker sent me such a cue for that kind of price I would certainly be more than p.o.
Adding to that is that BS more or less admitted all of that. So, I can't see where the OP went wrong apart from holding back with the facts for a while.
I have not read anywhere that the OP is the kind ordering on Monday and starting serial calls on Wednesday - what you imply. Rather, I read about several months that he waited before he started pressing for results - after a lot of promises and delivery dates that have not been kept. At least that is what I got from reading this endless thread, 90% of which is useless blabla.
Guess I'll buy my next cue from Hamas ... it's gonna be a rocket
The whole jewelry thing just makes the buyer look worse - didn't have the cash up front himself apparently or used his "great jeweler" hype to convince the seller he was getting "more" by getting some jewelry than if he got the cash the jeweler couldn't be bothered to part with. Entertaining on a long Sunday afternoon to read some more of this soap opera. Also sounds like maybe the guy was going to make up some "special" jewelry but just hasn't done it or maybe wanted out of the cue deal and used that as some leverage since he wasn't out of pocket near as much as he could have been.
Why does the jewelry "thing" make the buyer look worse? The builder agreed to it and accepted the jewelry in lieu of payment? In the original post the OP states the jewelry was made and delivered before Christmas, as promised. Wasn't the world built on bartering?
Maybe Sunday wasn't quite long enough for you to read the whole thread and besides, that was 6 days ago so we'll give you a pass :thumbup: