Can someone pm me with his email or website thing? Thanks!
Can someone pm me with his email or website thing? Thanks!
Yeah, but the 'eventually' kinda sucks for some people. Hopefully I get mine soon, or else i'll be asking more forcefully for a refund.
i just thought i would say i got in contact too with ruffkin on his gauntlets the other day and bought them ,he asked me if i had a time frame date as they would take 2 weeks to make then shipping to me ,i know his rep is good from what i heard ,so cant wait to see him work when i get my new gauntlets from him
i just thought i would say i got in contact too with ruffkin on his gauntlets the other day and bought them ,i paid like $260 with shipping .
Ruffinkin asked me if i had a time frame date as they would take 2 weeks to make then shipping to me ,i know his rep is good from what ive heard ,so cant wait to see his work when i get my new gauntlets from him ....but seeing as some of you guys are having trouble with him im getting second thoughs now
Well the wait to get our product wouldnt be so bad if he'd just keep in touch with everyone. I've been trying to get in touch with him for 3 weeks and havent gotten a response... its kinda starting to irk me, honestly. Does the man just not have web access right now or what ?
He has web access im sure or he wouldnt have replied back to me stating the payment details and stuff .why does he ask everyone if they have a time frame for his gauntlets then when u pay him you dont hear back from him *** is that all about !!! anyways like i said he told me it would take him 2 weeks to make ....but yeah 2 weeks from when ..next year maybe ?? i dunno
the way i look at it... if you don't like waiting, make them yourself.
the last gauntlets i bought cost me nearly $400 for the kit. i was told 2 weeks. it was almost 8 months. at the same time i was also waiting for a 4 week, $300 backplate that took 7 months. that was not my most fun time as a costumer.
when i decided it was time to upgrade the gauntlets, i didn't want to go down that road again, so i did it myself. got the wizardofflight templates, made the gauntlets, molded them, and cast myself up what i needed. it cost me more to make them myself than it would have to buy them, and took a LOT of time. i still haven't finished the right one and it's been nearly a year.
now if you say that you don't have the time or skills or whatever to do that, it puts things into an interesting perspective. if someone is offering a service that you can't fill yourself, then what do you do? you get your money back and have no gauntlets, you get your money back and spend a lot more on the stuff someone else makes, or you wait till you get your stuff.
yeah, his communication could be a LOT better. history has shown that he's not so good at that, so at least future buyers will know what they are getting themselves into.
i guess my point in all of this is that you're dealing with an individual artist doing things out of love of the hobby, not a retail outlet selling the latest model of fett stuff. so for better or worse, judging things by the standards we judge amazon or best buy on is unrealistic.
I apperciate that hes a busy bee and all but the point here is more or less about his communications ,and let everyone know what the stats is on there gear from him.
There is no excuses for him not to to say ..yes your gear is on the way in the post bla bla bla or wotever ,however Ruffkin has been spotted on another site forum else where in the last few days dealing with other prop orders too .
If the legends ive heard about ruffkins stuff is true on his gauntlets then will be worth the wait
I dont mind waiting ,just a nice update would be good like everyone else .
Is that too much to ask
Well Chucks last update was on the "Thehunterslair" board on Halloween...I know he has been busy working on the Aliens and Pred costumes a bit!! Looked like he just sent someone there completed suit as well!!
As for me...been waiting on my JP and Guants since May and not heard from him as well!! Is he using his AOL, or Yahoo account??
Heres something to think about. Put yourself in his shoes.
He has to work to feed his family, and aside from that, he has to fullfill all your orders, plus AVP orders as well. He is not a human factory that makes a thousand gauntlets an hour.
This is a hobby as we all know, just asking for a refund makes it harder on him, instead of you guys waiting to get what he is supposed to make. We do these things not for a living, but to have a cool costume you can wear everywhere.
Again, put yourself in his shoes and try to understand what it is like, to have to work to put food on your familys table, and on top of all of that, work on YOUR props.
Listen to stormtrooperguy, as he has really great advice.
I hear where all of you are comming from. But.. here's my deal.
He's said a few times in the (admittedly sparse) emails that i've recieved from him that my order is complete and all he has to do is get to the post office to drop it off. That was months ago. How hard is it to take a box to the post office when you drop off another order to be sent ?
well, it isnt difficult, because you dont even HAVE to go to the post office...you print a shipping label, pay the shipping thru paypal, and leave it for the mail man to pick it up...it isnt completed, just more lies...
I didn't know that this had gotten this bad...
Yes....he is a respected member...but it is true in saying that if you're going to take someone's money the turn around time should be close to what is agreed upon. That doesn't sound like the case here.
If he has had other stuff going on in his life he shouldn't be providing his services, no matter how many people are in line. It's like the 50 people waiting in line when the store has 10 Wiis..... you're just going to be waiting even if you have the money in hand.
Why hand over $150 5 months back if you cant hand over $150 later when he is on his feet again to do the work....
I don't know if any of you knew this going in, but if he was behind..it was a bad idea to order. I hope it works out for everyone, and i know he'll come through, but it looks like you'll be waiting longer.
i have to agree with both FettDad and Rokeim it time to address the facts here
WHY DOES HE MAKE PROMISES TELLING US 2-4 WEEK HUH !!! TAKE Rokeim FOR EXAMPLE HE WAS TOLD THE SAME RUBBISH 2-4 WEEKS AND HES BEEN WAITING SINCE JULY ...CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG THERE Rokeim !!
IF RUFFKINS HAS GOT ANY STANDARDS THEN HE WOULDNT TAKE OUR MONEY AS A HOBBIEST OR OTHER FEEDING US THE WRONG TIMESCALE ...AT THE END OF THE DAY ITS JUST BAD BUSINESS FOR HIM .
WITH SOME OF YOU GUYS DEFENDING RUFFKINS JUST ANSWER ME THIS ......
HOW HARD IS IT TO EMAIL ANYONE WITH UPDATES OR SENDING OUR STUFF !!!!
Last edited by FettDad; Nov 10, 2008 at 12:18 PM.
Wow! this is still going on??? I thought Chuck pulled his head out of the cellar and made good on his stuff already. Is he taking orders again??? Dude, WHATEVER!!
if this is just a hobby for chuck, then how difficult is it to stop taking orders? and that shouldnt be a problem, and refunding money shouldnt be a problem, being just a "hobby", and second source of income...he keeps taking orders, why is that? are we sure it is just a hobby for him?
It cant be too difficult to keep in touch with people either. I've emailed him a couple times in the last month, and i havent heard a word back. I'm getting sick of all this, realy. I've asked him for a refund and sent him an email about it. No reply. It wont do any good to file a claim on PP either, elapsed time and all that jazz. I even sent him one of those bill thingy's on PP to perhaps get his attention.. dont think it even phazed him.
He's ruining his own reputation here by pulling this stuff, how long untill it starts to affect the rest of his business ?
Is there Anybody on this board who can reliably get ahold of him and at least direct him to this post ?
im sure there is someone but who ???
Last edited by stormshadow2100; Nov 10, 2008 at 2:36 PM.
Read the thread and look for his strongest advocates and you will see a trend. You will find your contact.
FettDad, You are right. I wasnt defending anyone here. I guess I have never been in the same position that you guys are in to truly know what it feels like. I really hope all pulls through and you all get what you paid for.
well, i guess i won't be getting my stuff from him anytime soon.