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Cruzer

Well-Known Hunter
Unfortunately your take on those both incidents are inaccurate.


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My apologies 22ssplt if my comments appear to be attacks on your character. I promise they are not. I just hate seeing a good and contributing member banned for what seems like misunderstandings/differing perspective. Again, in no way are any of my comments meant to slander your reputation. I do hope good comes from this thread in the end and Sleepalot's membership is reinstated if someone in charge takes the time to look into all of the details.
-Cruzer
 

Misfit2

Active Hunter
My apologies 22ssplt if my comments appear to be attacks on your character. I promise they are not. I just hate seeing a good and contributing member banned for what seems like misunderstandings/differing perspective. Again, in no way are any of my comments meant to slander your reputation. I do hope good comes from this thread in the end and Sleepalot's membership is reinstated if someone in charge takes the time to look into all of the details.
-Cruzer

No worries. My Character has never been and is currently not the one that's questionable.
 
I am so sorry to hear about the ban being permanent.
Well if that's the case then I would think it's important for people to know that, yes, nearly over 3 years ago Sleepalot erroneously posted a helmet for sale on ebay that after speaking with Chris (aka Fettpride) about its origins realized his labeling mistake and ended the auction resulting in no one being "scammed".

And in regards to taking the commission work, members should probably be made aware of the facts that Sleepalot fully refunded that member's money after realizing he couldn't meet the agreed deadline, helped to scramble and find another painter, and even paid for shipping out of his pocket to get the parts to AFFo$ asap so that he could finish the work to meet the deadline. And according to the pics, everything seems to have worked out fine and the member's suit looked amazing just in time for C7.

So if that's the case, then it's unfortunate if false accusations compounded into Sleepalot being banned, along with being disgruntled about receiving damaged items from another member and realizing to late to allow PayPal to resolve the issue.

I don't know man, just doesn't seem fair.
I hope TDH members will continue to seek him (Sleepalot) out via Facebook because I really do believe this community was enhanced with his presence, especially his helpful painting and comparison threads.

I just realized that I was being involved in a discussion that I was completely unaware of...

To clarify your third party statement and hearsay, the original cost of shipping was paid in full by ME to the producer of the helmet that I had purchased. Arrangements were made to have the helmet shipped directly to sleepalot, so that he could follow through with his commission that I had already paid for in FULL up front; a time sensitive commission that he personally reached out to me to complete. I was unaware of his existence until he posted on my "seeking paint" thread on his own initiative, offering his services.

After the financial transaction took place, I sent several inquiries via PM regarding the progress of my helmet AND jet pack. My messages were met with vague and undefinitive responses. Almost a month's time later, I received a message from sleepalot stating my commission was bumped for another opportunity that he received AFTER our deal had been made. On top of that, he had not even started the prep work for my helmet during that time AND refused to sell me the jet pack (An item that should have been completely unaffected by the replacement commission. An item that he had the audacity to try to sell me later on for $100 more than he originally quoted me.). He could not even recall which helmet in his possession was mine, so that he could ship it back to me. The only shipping he paid was the refund that I was owed for shipping him the helmet in the first place. Not to mention, the total transaction equaled well over $1000 that had been absent from my pocket during this process.

In addition to these facts, I would like to point out that he had absolutely NOTHING to do with my dealings with Affo$; a superb painter that I would highly recommend to the TDH newcomer that created this thread. I question your definition of "scrambled" when all sleepalot did was name drop in a brief message (Information that is obvious to anyone with a search bar on the TDH page. Information I already had.). Not to mention, assisting others is the sole purpose of TDH and should not be viewed as some sort of extraordinary humanitarian act. The only effort put forth that I saw was damage control in nature. His posts in my threads, as I desperately searched for a replacement commission, were simple "apologies" and other general comments of the sort.

In short, just because my situation "worked out", does not mean it should reflect positively on sleeplot and his business. (Thank you for the compliment, though.)

And for the record, I never said a negative word regarding my dealings with "The Workshop" until this time, nor did I submit negative feedback to his account after what had transpired.
 
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garava85

New Hunter
the store has seen this post on the forum and decided to NOT make me the costume ...
I think that there is nothing more to add ...

are Italian and president of an association of star wars now I know who I will ask where to buy a costume boba fett who definitely NOT recommend ..
 
I have never had anything but good experiences with Mike (Sleepalot). He's actually about to paint some more items for me too.

After reading these posts I was surprised so I messaged him and here was his response :

My message I left "garava85, "

The Workshop
Apr 19th, 11:49am
I totally understand how you feel on your side. $4,000 is a lot of money but trust is a big and hard part of it all. I think you went about the whole situation well and I hope you find what you're looking for in your Boba Fett costume. I'm sure it'll be a good one. And despite what those people said on TDH, it's just hate-filled lies that honestly turned me off to doing this costume unfortunately. I want to help you out but all that drama swiftly killed my passion and drive to help out there. I know it's not your fault, you were just trying to be sure. But unfortunately they killed it for me there.

Sorry again nicola, and I hope you find what you're looking for. No hard feelings "

He said it was a totally different experience than what I had mentioned was said here. Either way there are two sides and I never like hearing someone had a bad experience , I personally would have no reservations recommending him.


Sent from a galaxy far far away
 
I have never had anything but good experiences with Mike (Sleepalot). He's actually about to paint some more items for me too.

After reading these posts I was surprised so I messaged him and here was his response :

My message I left "garava85, "

The Workshop
Apr 19th, 11:49am
I totally understand how you feel on your side. $4,000 is a lot of money but trust is a big and hard part of it all. I think you went about the whole situation well and I hope you find what you're looking for in your Boba Fett costume. I'm sure it'll be a good one. And despite what those people said on TDH, it's just hate-filled lies that honestly turned me off to doing this costume unfortunately. I want to help you out but all that drama swiftly killed my passion and drive to help out there. I know it's not your fault, you were just trying to be sure. But unfortunately they killed it for me there.

Sorry again nicola, and I hope you find what you're looking for. No hard feelings "

He said it was a totally different experience than what I had mentioned was said here. Either way there are two sides and I never like hearing someone had a bad experience , I personally would have no reservations recommending him.


Sent from a galaxy far far away

I am flabbergasted, to say the least. I have been called a lot of things, but never a liar. If sleepalot was referring to my situation specifically, I would be happy to link screen shots of our past correspondance to help educate a fellow TDH'er. To bring up the issue of trust is nothing short of hypocritical on his part. Waste your time, energy, and money, if you like - That is your business. I am simply expressing my personal and OBJECTIVE experiences with "The Workshop".

That is all I have to say.
 
I am flabbergasted, to say the least. I have been called a lot of things, but never a liar. If sleepalot was referring to my situation specifically, I would be happy to link screen shots of our past correspondance to help educate a fellow TDH'er. To bring up the issue of trust is nothing short of hypocritical on his part. Waste your time, energy, and money, if you like - That is your business. I am simply expressing my personal and OBJECTIVE experiences with "The Workshop".

That is all I have to say.

I revoke my offer to post conversations. I have been informed this could potentially be a violation of TDH code, so respectfully I decline my previous offer.
 

Misfit2

Active Hunter
Since this thread is getting all sorts of stupid. I'm changing gears.

Nicola-
I've been in direct contact with a vendor who is aware of this situation. He has offered to help you out with your Fett. We will get you squared away good sir.

PM incoming.


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Since this thread is getting all sorts of stupid. I'm changing gears.

Nicola-
I've been in direct contact with a vendor who is aware of this situation. He has offered to help you out with your Fett. We will get you squared away good sir.

PM incoming.


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Great to hear! Nice work, Dave.
 

garava85

New Hunter
I went over to all the negative things that you said about the workshop and I had still decided to buy the costume d boba from him, just before he was saying the payment told me that I did not ... more

There are some still bad .... I will make a right
 

crumdum

Active Hunter
Since this thread is getting all sorts of stupid. I'm changing gears.

Nicola-
I've been in direct contact with a vendor who is aware of this situation. He has offered to help you out with your Fett. We will get you squared away good sir.

PM incoming.


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22split is a stand up guy, truly awesome.
 

MLS

Active Hunter
I had only ever had one extended dealing with Mike (sleepalot). About a month ago he wrote me on my facebook messenger. I was unaware of his real name (or that he was sleepalot here) at the time he initially contacted me. He asked me questions about my work, the helmets I cast, and really played up the newbie card. He actually told me he was referred to me by an Alor'ad on the mercs that I talk to. Things started to seem weird. I contacted the Alor'ad and he had never heard of Mike. Then things got interesting. A few days later he contacted me again. He continued to harass me throughout the early AMs of morning while I was working on some orders. Attacked my professionalism, work, character, it didn't seem like anything was off limits. All of this, and I still hadn't acknowledged that I knew who he was (though I had been told earlier in that night after asking a few TDH member via text).

So, as far as speaking of his character, I have a firsthand knowledge of his poor character. What he said to me, (possibly) thinking I didn't know who he was was downright disrespectful on any level, personal or professional. I have no doubt this wasn't the only time he's done something of that nature, and after the trolling and scamming (if that was indeed what was happening) that had happened in the past, I'm not at all surprised by the banning.
It's unfortunate that these things happen at all. This community seems to be getting a little hostile as of late. Hostile to the point of scaring away new members, and keeping older ones from contributing as much as they had in years past. I hope we as a community can turn this around.
 

Cruzer

Well-Known Hunter
I just hope the few people that used this thread to publicly slander a silenced member can in time make up for the loss of valuable contributions Sleepalot made and would have continued to make to this community in the small amount of time he was allowed to be a part of it. This type of thread and its one sidedness is disheartening.
-Cruzer
 

redkraytdragon

Active Hunter
I, personally, have only ever had good dealings with Mike. We maintain a mutually beneficial business relationship where he sends people to me for armor and I send others to him for painting. This is something I do with several members on this board. I'm not taking sides as I get along with everyone in here and would like to keep it that way. Just my personal dealings with him.
 
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