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  1. godaking's Avatar
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    Jul 6, 2007, 1:56 PM - Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #1

    Ok, here's the lowdown: I ordered a jet pack, esb gun kit, shin tools, etc from him way back in early March (which set me back $1000). Finally, after 4 months, the items (as of last week) were ready to be shipped and supposedly sent by him (with NO delivery confirmation or tracking number for such a big money purchase) but I have yet to receive anything from him.

    Has anyone ordered a large number of items from him recently? I know some may think I'm overeacting, but he told me these would be ready in 2 months.

    -Joe
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    Jul 7, 2007, 3:02 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #2

    I guess no one's willing to help me out here....
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    Jul 7, 2007, 3:13 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #3

    Sorry to hear this buddy... But I have not dealt with this guy before, so couldn't possibly comment?
    I don't think your overreacting, you paid allot of money for goods and thats what you should receive! maybe there are others that could jump in if they have dealt with this guy before?

    -Gavin-
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    Jul 7, 2007, 6:41 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #4

    4 months sounds like the average time to make all that stuff. With that said, it should take more than a week to ship it. I have bought his stuff before, and he is reliable, he would not pull a fast one on you.

    Try sending him an email, but be patient, he may just be really busy at the moment with a bunch of orders.
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    Jul 7, 2007, 6:43 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #5

    Do you have two different accounts?
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    Jul 7, 2007, 7:16 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #6

    i received my gauntlet after 3 month it's too long but the quality was here , chuck was serious man for me , i think you send him a mail and you wait , it's too long to make a jet pack
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    Jul 8, 2007, 5:14 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #7

    I ordered some parts from him last fall. He got them out to me extremely quick and I doubt he'd try and rip you off where his rep is so good here. Dark Amon, are you sure it was his fault that it took 3 months to get to you? orders from U.S. to France usually takes longer than usual for some reason.

    BTW, it's really frowned upon to have more than one account. If you mis spelled your scrren name you could allways have a mod correct it for you.
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    Jul 8, 2007, 7:24 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #8

    For those who's items took so long to get.... Did you order just the kit or did you order totally completed items?
    Mark
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    Jul 8, 2007, 8:05 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #9

    I've ordered from Chuck loads of times, and whilst he sometimes gets delayed, his stuff always turns up and is perfect
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    Jul 8, 2007, 9:39 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #10

    Quote zombierepellent said: View Post
    I ordered some parts from him last fall. He got them out to me extremely quick and I doubt he'd try and rip you off where his rep is so good here. Dark Amon, are you sure it was his fault that it took 3 months to get to you? orders from U.S. to France usually takes longer than usual for some reason.

    BTW, it's really frowned upon to have more than one account. If you mis spelled your scrren name you could allways have a mod correct it for you.
    sorry you dont understand because my english was awfull ! i want to say it's too long for me because i 'm impatient to received them but this time was normal for a lot of props. when you payed an item you want it immediatly or in a short time but in reality i prefere that the props maker make the props slowly for a perfect job.
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    Jul 9, 2007, 8:29 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #11

    I just got gauntlet parts from him last week. It took him about a week to get them out to me. I've always had good luck dealing with him in the past.
    Falconfett
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    Jul 9, 2007, 9:38 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #12

    I've got lots of stuff from Chuck. He does get busy and delayed, but he will def come through for you. I would use email to communicate with him, as he can sometimes not visit the boards for a little while
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    Jul 9, 2007, 10:51 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #13

    I ordered a JP as well, and it took 4 months to receive it... But I DID receive it. No worries.
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    Jul 9, 2007, 10:52 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #14

    I ordered gauntlets in April, and I got them last week. But it was a busy time, and he was in contact with me the whole time. I'm sure he'll come through.

    Phil
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    Jul 10, 2007, 2:14 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #15

    I've never had a problem with Chuck and just once did it take just a wee bit longer due to C4. But Chuck was in contact with me and I got it in after the C4 madness. And this is me being in Singapore, South East Asia!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.
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    Jul 11, 2007, 3:27 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #16

    Hey Joe, did you get my last email? I had sent them before I went out of town for a wedding(like I told you) and when I got home they were on my porch. I resent them as soon as I could on Monday(this was in my last email as is the tracking number)
    Not to make any excuses but I have explained to people some delays in the past few months on orders. One of my suppliers that I have been getting stuff from for years didn't make the order. I went in(they are local)every week as they said the stuff would be in then. Well each week they said they forgot to order or was waiting to place and order to get more on the truck. It took me nearly 2 months to actually get the stuff in.
    With that, C4 and other stuff I did get behind on some orders and I apologize for that.
    I'm not out to screw anyone over, I have been here since the beginning and even before TDH was TDH and am not going anywhere.
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    Jul 11, 2007, 2:35 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #17

    Yea I have delt with Chuck and have referred several people to him. He has always come through. He is a stand up guy and makes very nice stuff.
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    Jul 13, 2007, 2:38 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #18

    Quote Ruffkintoy said: View Post
    Hey Joe, did you get my last email? I had sent them before I went out of town for a wedding(like I told you) and when I got home they were on my porch. I resent them as soon as I could on Monday(this was in my last email as is the tracking number)
    Not to make any excuses but I have explained to people some delays in the past few months on orders. One of my suppliers that I have been getting stuff from for years didn't make the order. I went in(they are local)every week as they said the stuff would be in then. Well each week they said they forgot to order or was waiting to place and order to get more on the truck. It took me nearly 2 months to actually get the stuff in.
    With that, C4 and other stuff I did get behind on some orders and I apologize for that.
    I'm not out to screw anyone over, I have been here since the beginning and even before TDH was TDH and am not going anywhere.

    Sorry for putting your name out like that, but I was getting a bit paranoid (since it's been a while since I paid for everything). The crappy thing is....I'm not even into Boba Fett costuming no more.

    But anyhow folks, after some mixup, Chuck finally got me a tracking number and if all goes well, I should get the stuff soon.

    I'll throwing it up on the cargo bay soon if anyone's interested (ESB blaster kit, jumpsuit, jet pack, shin tools, braids, sidearm and gloves)...

    -Joe

    And ya, I have two accounts (I opened the other one cuz I thought I lost the other's password)
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    Jul 13, 2007, 3:50 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #19

    HEy Joe, i'm interested in ESB blaster and JP.. PM me w/ price and i'll see if its a go thx
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    Jul 13, 2007, 3:21 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #20

    Quote Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    HEy Joe, i'm interested in ESB blaster and JP.. PM me w/ price and i'll see if its a go thx

    As soon as I get 'em in, I'll hit ya up!

    -Joe
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    Jul 18, 2007, 4:02 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #21

    Just letting everyone know that I got everything in from Chuck...finally. I'll have them up for sale on the Cargo Bay right after this post.

    -Joe
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    Jul 18, 2007, 4:37 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #22

    pm sent
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    Jul 30, 2007, 9:59 PM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #23

    Got my gauntlets today.. perfect timing since its my BIRTHDAY My wife bought them for me and the weird thing is the one of pieces of newspaper used to pack the gauntlets had the date of May 18th, 2005. The day episode 3 opened at midnight and the first date for me and my now wife. She even helped me into my fett outfit and was my spotter for the night.... I love my Wife.
    Mark
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    Jul 31, 2007, 1:59 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #24

    Got my assembled gauntlets on Saturday. Very happy with the quality and fast (1 week) service. The extra money (over the standard kit price) was worth it!

    I'm now modding them like my last set of gauntlets (which I made myself). This includes fiberglassing them, replacing the resin nozzles on the left gauntlet with the metal UHF connectors, adding the toggle switch and LED (which will be wired to run off of a 9V), installing the correct pushbutton switches (which I bought from the Netherlands in 2002), installing RussRep's metal missile and darts, and replacing the resin hose connectors on the right gauntlet with the correct metal ones.

    Did I miss anything?

    Great set, though! I recommend them, and Chuck is a great seller.
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    Jul 31, 2007, 11:29 AM - Re: Chuck Ruffing: Has anyone received anything from him recently? #25

    Nice mods, Fetthunter! I've never used a metal missile personally, and have never had any problems with my resin ones. But just having that metal one on there would be pretty sweet.

    I do have all the right outside components of my ROTJ gauntlets in metal as well like you're doing and except for my squad leader cracking the lower one off the gauntlet, no probs there. Easy fix with super glue.

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