Recently there have been other members labeled as a scammer for similar behavior in regards to forum transactions, so this thread is completely justified IMO. I ordered a box from TCAB/Spkrman/Mark Potts back in April, some of you may have seen my posts in other threads regarding this. Here is basically the timeline of events (all quotes are taken from PM's and emails):
4/07 – Mark/TCAB: with the current workload, the box should be shipped within 2- 4 weeks of payment
4/26 – payment sent and acknowledged it was received.
5/12 – Mark/TCAB: It was scheduled for next week. On a side note, there is a good chance I will be moving to birch plywood instead of particleboard. Pboard has served me well, but he birch is better in every aspect. This will of course raise the cost of the box a
few bux... the birch is literally 3x as much... but for the boxes on
order now I will throw it in for free
5/18 – mikeyboc: I see a work log of a box for 2 12” sx’s and ask if that is my box.
Mark/TCAB: Nah it’s not, although yours won’t be too far off
5/18 – Mark/TCAB: You’ll get a big box at your door in the next week or 2
5/31 – Mark/TCAB: I’ll get it finished and shipped ASAP
6/07 – mikeyboc: Man, I would like to know where everything on my box stands, Every week you tell me it will be done and on it’s way within a couple of days. If the box isn’t shipped within the next 2 days, I need my cash back. I think I have been more than patient, as of now I am out the money with nothing in return.
Mark/TCAB: point taken. I’ll keep ya updated.
6/14 – mikeyboc: Mark, I have been waiting for a while and decided that I would just like a refund for the box. My paypal is email@example.com, and the total sent was $265. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.
Mark/TCAB: One sec my man! The box would have went out today, but the majority of the day was spent cleaning out the garage, to help speed thing sup for future boxes. Could only do one thing at a time the way it was setup before – paint, cut, assemble…wasted tremendous amounts of time. If you want I can grab ya a pic after I do some rearranging out there tonight. Don’t back out now – it’s ready to go.
6/15 – mikeyboc: No thanks man, I was scanning through PM’s and this is about the third time you’ve said something to this effect. I think I would still like the refund and we can go our separate ways.
Mark/TCAB: Although I have deleted the PM’s…I don’t think I said it was done before? To the point of ready to ship, that’s where it’s at now. I think you'll be extremely happy with the box, its pretty awesome! I saw 265 for the refund and cringed... the box ordered today would be $335. Ship tomorrow, it'll be there Monday or Tuesday. sorry if this is a double PM - I thought I sent it earlier? Just got back in (garbage day, had to grab garbage bags/take out remainder of garbage)
6/15 – mikeyboc: I'll tell you what, if you can have shipping info to me by the end of today, I will take it. And can you send me a pic of the box to firstname.lastname@example.org?
Mark/TCAB: Checking up on a customer who kept blowing woofers turned into an all day thing (had 2 of 4 hooked up, lol... 2 was already loud enough) - didnt ship because I didn’t get online until right now, I'll have your pic in a few and tracking tomorrow
6/18 – mikeyboc: Still don't have anything from you? Need to know what is going on man. It seems like every time you say you are going to do something, it results in an excuse why it didn't get done. Just something to keep in mind.
Still have no response from him. 2 days later, and he has been on this site each day.
I saved this quote from him as well, but to be fair, I can’t remember what context it was in. When it was said it isn’t quite as important as what was said, and it gives a good idea of what I have been dealing with.
Mark/TCAB: If you want the truth, I just put what extra $ I had into
PVC/carpet/testing glue etc.. And I flat out can't afford to send your
$ back right now.
GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF! SEND ME MY $$$!