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    Nov 13, 2016, 7:31 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #76

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    Nov 16, 2016, 4:37 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #77

    Put a full payment down for $5000 to have a suit completed where he bought all the parts and painted it for me. Received no info. This was done last year and was expected to be finished last month.
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    Nov 16, 2016, 5:07 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #78

    My goodness, I have no words for this level of disappointment. This just keeps getting worse.

    Quote zushikikato said: View Post
    Put a full payment down for $5000 to have a suit completed where he bought all the parts and painted it for me. Received no info. This was done last year and was expected to be finished last month.
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    Nov 16, 2016, 7:49 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #79

    Quote zushikikato said: View Post
    Put a full payment down for $5000 to have a suit completed where he bought all the parts and painted it for me. Received no info. This was done last year and was expected to be finished last month.

    Oh my...
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    Nov 16, 2016, 9:27 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #80

    Man, this is getting worse and worse.

    I'm glad Rick no longer has my helmet, hopefully I'll have my knees back soon.

    I have a excel sheet going so if anyone else has ordered from Rick please PM me.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 2:25 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #81

    My offer still stands if you don't get your knees back.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 2:36 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #82

    I've been pming him once a day on FB, has anyone else gotten word from him?
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    Nov 17, 2016, 2:47 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #83

    Quote rnbuda said: View Post
    Man, this is getting worse and worse.

    I'm glad Rick no longer has my helmet, hopefully I'll have my knees back soon.

    I have a excel sheet going so if anyone else has ordered from Rick please PM me.
    more tragic by the second Robert. i have nothing in Rick's grasp but i have to say that any member who has defended him as a "good guy" out side of his commissions, should seriously rethink their stance on the subject. who could call the guy anything close to respectable considering all that has been posted, STOLEN? especially the FP customers who still think they will receive their FP gear. you wont see anything from Chris much less will you see anything from Ponte. i am so taken back by both. Chris has ripped us all off under the pretense that he will fulfill anything further and Rick that he will paint anything that Chris will ship. there's nothing to paint if there is nothing from FETTPRIDE. what a joke. refunds wont do any good, paypal wont protect anyone. they are both scum and have stolen thousands, THOUSANDS of our dollars.


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    Nov 17, 2016, 2:58 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #84

    Yep ive sent PM's via FB got the usual BS and now nothing. Ive sat on my hands long enough and sucked this ***** up enough out of respect for his privacy. He has my helmet, he has my commission.$1300 USD = $1750 AUD This mofo is a criminal, and has committed fraud. The administrators need to deal with this legally. I can't do much as Im down here in Oz and 10000 miles away. I agree anyone who vouches for this guy is as far as I'm concerned part of the problem. Im getting out of this gig as a result of this grub.

    Furthermore i feel more a sucker now knowing of the thousands he has STOLEN.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 3:42 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #85

    Time to call him out then..........refund time rick . If you haven't done the work . Do the honourable thing and give all monies back
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    Nov 17, 2016, 8:12 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #86

    Quote jbdubz said: View Post
    more tragic by the second Robert. i have nothing in Rick's grasp but i have to say that any member who has defended him as a "good guy" out side of his commissions, should seriously rethink their stance on the subject. who could call the guy anything close to respectable considering all that has been posted, STOLEN? especially the FP customers who still think they will receive their FP gear. you wont see anything from Chris much less will you see anything from Ponte. i am so taken back by both. Chris has ripped us all off under the pretense that he will fulfill anything further and Rick that he will paint anything that Chris will ship. there's nothing to paint if there is nothing from FETTPRIDE. what a joke. refunds wont do any good, paypal wont protect anyone. they are both scum and have stolen thousands, THOUSANDS of our dollars.


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    I agree. I understand Rick's personal life but at this point commissions should have been his full time work while looking for jobs and hardly anything has been shipped out completed to Customers. I am pleased he no longer has my helmet which was mu biggest concern. Below is a spread sheet of what Rick currently owns in straight commission costs. This list DOES NOT INCLUDE the cost of material such as helmet, armor, etc or the cost of other items Rick has for the commissions like softgoods or metal goods. I have not calculated the costs of Poe Belts marked shipped even though some of them have not received their belts.

    UserAmountPoe Belt RunCostTotal Known Commissions
    rnbuda$ 550.001) Jeff Angel SHIPPED$ -$ 21,100.00
    zushikikato$ 5,000.002) Flyboy SHIPPED$ -
    kniveschau$ 450.003) Drell Assassin PAID$ -
    Flamechicken$ 1,100.004)TrooperPX SHIPPED$ -
    collector$ 2,000.005)TrooperPX SHIPPED$ -
    Hunter930$ 900.006) dannv PAID$ 185.00
    Refugee$ 1,350.007) Battlerager SHIPPED$ -
    Verbal21$ 550.008) Yeo Kero SHIPPED$ -
    Dakota's Commission$1,8009) Jerrick Sunrunner SHIPPED$ -
    10) Blackjack7 SHIPPED$ -
    $ 13,700.0011) hikz SHIPPED$ -
    12) Charles Sheeley SHIPPED$ -
    13) PIOTR BURNAT SHIPPED$ -
    14) Dak Arne PAID$ 185.00
    15) marvelspidey For Later Date$ 185.00
    16) hikz SHIPPED$ -
    17) Hual SHIPPED$ -
    February/March Run$ 185.00
    1) david buckley PAID$ 185.00
    2) draknaar$ 185.00
    3) ShanJ PAID - WOS$ 185.00
    4) Droidseller_77$ 185.00
    5) tk 9464$ 185.00
    6) Talsiri PAID$ 185.00
    7) PHILIP RICHES PAID - WOS$ 185.00
    8) jason siddall PAID - WOS$ 185.00
    9) Version1138 PAID$ 185.00
    10) brandontrueblue PAID$ 185.00
    1) edzeez PAID$ 185.00
    2) MJUDITH PAID - WOS$ 185.00
    3) FURIAFELINA PAID - WOS$ 185.00
    4) Andrew Mercado PAID$ 185.00
    5) Kathleen Murray PAID - WOS$ 185.00
    6) sethb6025 PAID$ 185.00
    7) cmdrtekk PAID$ 185.00
    8) Rogan Creel PAID$ 185.00
    1) Ashley Broomhall PAID$ 185.00
    2) Gius Maximus PAID$ 185.00
    3) Tom Henderson PAID$ 185.00
    4) soundscomplicated PAID$ 185.00
    5) Peregrinus PAID$ 185.00
    6) Teraxis PAID$ 185.00
    7) John Ficker x 2 PAID$ 185.00
    8) King Kong Yoong PAID$ 185.00
    9) Norvelle PAID$ 185.00
    10) Kaliki PAID$ 185.00
    11) Kryy Jacobi PAID$ 185.00
    12) Pagil m'gar PAID$ 185.00
    13) Jennifer J Hernandez PAID$ 185.00
    14) badbunneez PAID$ 185.00
    15) Steven Wilson PAID$ 185.00
    16) erictank PAID$ 185.00
    17) Alberto Barajas PAID$ 185.00
    18) Peter Ventura PAID$ 185.00
    $ 7,400.00
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    Nov 17, 2016, 1:36 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #87

    This is the word from Intwenothor who is not an Administrator, but is very knowledgable in the legailities of the site whilst providing great analogies.

    "Of course I'd be upset. I was merely pointing out that it is not within the power of the site administration to take legal action in respect of a private contract between individuals. I'm not an administrator so couldn't have the thread removed even if I wanted to, which I don't.

    You're wasting any anger directed at me and you're wasting anger aimed at the site itself. If you were trying to buy a car from some bloke in a pub you couldn't blame the landlord if it went sour; you merely met on his premises. He wasn't responsible for the deal."
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    Nov 17, 2016, 1:44 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #88

    I don't blame TDH or anyone directly connected to this site for the transgressions that Rick has made. It was a contract between Rick and myself. This is 100% on him.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 2:11 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #89

    I'm really disappointed in Rick over this whole deal. He hasn't spoken to me in forever. I stand on my position that Rick is a good guy but this is just crazy beyond explanation. He's lost his job, his mother has cancer, she lost her home, his savings went in a heartbeat, he cant pay his mortgage and now he's losing his wife.

    I know everyone wants their stuff but I ask you.....How would you fair under the same circumstances?

    Stop beating a dead horse and file a legal case against him for you're stuff. He's really screwed himself that's for sure.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 4:15 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #90

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    Nov 17, 2016, 4:22 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #91

    Quote woodman said: View Post
    I know everyone wants their stuff but I ask you.....How would you fair under the same circumstances?
    definitely putting it into perspective Wood but i sure as hell wouldn't start robbing the local liquor stores, maybe that's just me though.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 4:43 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #92

    I haven't even asked for a refund, I just want my stuff back and I can't even get him to return any messages about that.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 5:05 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #93

    Woodman, Rick's behavior since the thread in '12 shows a clear pattern. It's also not beating a dead horse when just yesterday another customer came forward saying he gave Rick $5k to build a Fett. Now has Rick given Chris the money for all the pieces needed? The guy can't even get a simple answer after dropping $5k! Come on, that's ridiculous.

    I know know that since APRIL 2016 things have gone down hill for Rick. Since he had my items from SEPTEMBER 2014 to November 2016 I wonder what the excuse was for the first NINETEEN months he had my armor and helmet?

    I believe there are legal avenues that can be explored considering he owes work/refunds for over $20,000.
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    Nov 17, 2016, 10:11 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #94

    A deadhorse, geez aren't I the ******* !!! hey Wood, Id file in a heartbeat, but I'm down here in Oz I've NO leg to stand on. . Ive sent many PM's via FB with all respect prior to and then after knowing of these circumstances. Bottom line I'm outta patience especially knowing the scale of this. I thought i was an isolated case. But before you start judging us horse floggers, Ive been communicating with Art via PM's with positive news as it has been communicated (it seemed) as a means of maintaining privacy and respect.


    Quote woodman said: View Post
    I'm really disappointed in Rick over this whole deal. He hasn't spoken to me in forever. I stand on my position that Rick is a good guy but this is just crazy beyond explanation. He's lost his job, his mother has cancer, she lost her home, his savings went in a heartbeat, he cant pay his mortgage and now he's losing his wife.

    I know everyone wants their stuff but I ask you.....How would you fair under the same circumstances?

    Stop beating a dead horse and file a legal case against him for you're stuff. He's really screwed himself that's for sure.
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    Nov 18, 2016, 7:38 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #95

    I hope there's a resolution to this I really do.

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    Nov 18, 2016, 11:31 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #96

    Quote woodman said: View Post
    I'm really disappointed in Rick over this whole deal. He hasn't spoken to me in forever. I stand on my position that Rick is a good guy but this is just crazy beyond explanation. He's lost his job, his mother has cancer, she lost her home, his savings went in a heartbeat, he cant pay his mortgage and now he's losing his wife.

    I know everyone wants their stuff but I ask you.....How would you fair under the same circumstances?

    Stop beating a dead horse and file a legal case against him for you're stuff. He's really screwed himself that's for sure.



    The year and a half prior to everything going wrong for him were filled with false promises, missed deadlines, vague sometimes nonsensical updates, etc . Do I feel awful for him? Yes, I really do. Eight years ago I was pretty much right where he is now, but the fact remains that i had legitimate concerns way before everything fell apart for him.
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    Nov 18, 2016, 11:36 AM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #97

    Exactly. ...that's the part I can't get my head around. What was the issue then? Procrastination, work interference, poor judgements in taking on so much?

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    Nov 18, 2016, 12:11 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #98

    Quote kniveschau said: View Post
    The year and a half prior to everything going wrong for him were filled with false promises, missed deadlines, vague sometimes nonsensical updates, etc . Do I feel awful for him? Yes, I really do. Eight years ago I was pretty much right where he is now, but the fact remains that i had legitimate concerns way before everything fell apart for him.
    When did you first pay him?
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    Nov 18, 2016, 12:48 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #99

    Quote rnbuda said: View Post
    When did you first pay him?
    I paid October 6, 2014 with completion promised before the end of January 2015. After We exchanged texts in early 2015, things got weird...


    oh well, I wish you and everyone else the best of luck. Unfortunately, this is only one of the vendor problems I'm having at the moment, so I'm going to step away from this one until Rick is able to make an appearance and address everyone's concerns.
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    Nov 18, 2016, 1:18 PM - Re: Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks #100

    That's what I would like an explaination on. Why wasn't anything delivered to his customers from 2014-May 2016?

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