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    girth belt buyer beware

    i'm new here and i just recently started building my boba fett costume. One of the first things i ordered was a girthbelt from tackoutlet.com.
    after 15 days and no package i got worried and called the 1-800 number which was instead a chatline number. i then e-mailed them and got my massage back telling me the webaddress did not work. after some research i learned many other people have been burned by this website. so i contacted paypal and they contacted the seller. thank goodness for paypal, i got a refund in one hour. which means that the seller never intended to send my item. had i waited 20 days paypal wouldn't have been able to help me.

    to make a long story short in my opinion i would not order a girth belt from tackoutlet.com. hope this saves people from lost of money and time.

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    thanks for that update, brother...sorry you lost out, but mighty big of ya letting everyone know...

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    Thanks for the head's up!
    On a side note, the best bet is www.horseloverz.com where I and from wot I can tell maybe others got theirs. Fast delivery of exactly wot you purchase!

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    horseloverz.com thanks i will order from them.

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    Thanks, man. Sorry they tried to rip you. Wouldn't happen to have a product number would ya?
    Last edited by dsonik1; Oct 27, 2009 at 12:29 AM.

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    I made the same mistake. I used a link through TK409's website and found tackoutlet.com. I ordered the girth belt through their website and waited and waited. They are very deceiving because their website sends an automatic order confirmation. I even sent a request via tackoutlet's website for a order/shipment confirmation a few times which also sends back an automatic email saying they got the email and they are looking into the order status. After multiple emails and finding other buyers with similar problems I got my refund back through Paypal. I emailed TK409 to let him know to disable that link but I never heard back. I don't think its Chris' fault at all, just that this business has gone under and somehow still has their website running.

    Again buyer beware!!!

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    thanks for that mate, good to know these things in advance always and lucky you got your money back too

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    Horseloverz screwed me over....just a heads up on them as well!!

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    i'm pretty sure i got mine from victory cantor. i didn't have any problems with them.

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    i'm pretty sure i got mine from victory cantor. i didn't have any problems with them.
    I used them after the mess with Horseloverz, fast shipping and no problems

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    cr4nky, do you have an item no for that. It's one of the last things to scratch off my list.

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    That's just odd. I ordered a new girth belt through tackoutlet a month ago and received it ten days after I had ordered it. Item number SKU 10266 at $17.95 out of Florida.

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    Used Victory Cantor. Would highly recommend them....

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    Stateline Tack has girths on sale right now for $12.95
    DO NOT BUY THEM >
    Stateline is reputable, but the girths are a Rayon blend & will not dye with Fabric Dye

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    dsonik1 said: View Post
    cr4nky, do you have an item no for that. It's one of the last things to scratch off my list.
    This is the one you want:

    http://www.victorycanter.com/Non-Sli...h-p-17612.html

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    ugh i cant find a 34" anywhere to save my life!!

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    Artek said: View Post
    ugh i cant find a 34" anywhere to save my life!!
    I'm not sure, but I think it's possible to shrink them a bit, so you might be able to make do with a 36". If not, go buy loads of pizza and get som fat on that body!

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    As a long time lurker and new poster I want to thank you for your tips

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    Artek said: View Post
    ugh i cant find a 34" anywhere to save my life!!
    The smaller sizes are harder to come by I've found. Here is a link that may get you what you want. (I can't vouch for the company 'cause I haven't yet bought my girth belt, so "buyer beware".)

    www.marystack.com

    However, in one of the other threads, I noticed that the girths can shrink a considerable amount so you may consider that approach, especially if you are going to use the RIT dye method. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=2769

    Good luck.

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    So you want to go with your pant size on the girth belt or go with "true measurement" around at the bellybutton level? Thanks so much.

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    Dover Saddlery is where I ordered my size 34 from. Marystack is all out. I used true measurement. Just remember, you want it to have about a 4 inch space in the back between buckles. So order a bit small. If ya need someone to dye it for you/make your nylon straps, lemme know Daric.

    Sonik

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    Thanks! I may take you up on that... lots of reseach still to do...

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    i got mine today from dover saddlery also.

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    ****! I just bought a belt from Tackoutlet. any advice on how you reclaimed your money?

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    Re: girth belt buyer beware

    i payed with paypal. on paypals website you can go to the resolution center and they have directions on how to dispute a transaction. they send an email to tackoutlet. then tackoutlet sent the money back to my paypal account and paypal sent me an email saying the dipute had been resolved.

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