Warning: Issues with Rick Ponte / Ponteworks


Flamechicken

Jr Hunter
I'm still out my helmet, gauntlets and knees (to include Machinecraft parts). Haven't heard from him in months, even though I've texted, emailed and FB messaged him numerous times.

Between my issues with Ponte and Fettpride, my introduction to this hobby hasn't exactly been good.
 

Hunter930

Hunter
Mateeee soz to hear this, yeah this whole situation has motivated myself to get out of the hobby. I've sold all my remaining kit. But i will not let this open theft go.

I'm still out my helmet, gauntlets and knees (to include Machinecraft parts). Haven't heard from him in months, even though I've texted, emailed and FB messaged him numerous times.

Between my issues with Ponte and Fettpride, my introduction to this hobby hasn't exactly been good.
 

Mullreel

Well-Known Hunter
Anyone received their kit ???? Im still gobsmacked that the fella stole my kit. slow commissions and other issues I understand but open theft. wow. Ive contacted Admin and we are well and truly on our own. Bizarrely they are all mates with Ponte ...

The admin really doesn't have anything they can do other than ban him. They aren't a legal authority. I am sure they wish as much as anyone that these issues could be resolved but there is nothing for them to act on, all of the remedies are outside of their scope of authority.

I do really hope that all of this gets some resolution.
 

Fett 4 Real

Sr Hunter
Yeh...if I lived within a few hours of Rick it'd be a different story I assure you. But I and Scott both live over 1000 miles from him. It's not like we can just hop in the car and grab your stuff and help you. He hasn't been messaging either of us back same as you. I've tried helping you best I can by giving you his personal contact info even. Take whatever actions you can but as mullreel said above there is nothing besides removing his account which does nothing for you.


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Hunter930

Hunter
Copy that Dom, i understand, anyways its a bugger as I was really enjoying the hobby. The GMH you sent me was awesome, and in hindsight I should have waited for ur return from Korea i would have had my lid and your genius paint it. didnt mean any disrespect just frustration arising, i guess being 10000 miles away doesnt help my plight. anyways all the best to yourself and the TD community
Adios
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Yeh...if I lived within a few hours of Rick it'd be a different story I assure you. But I and Scott both live over 1000 miles from him. It's not like we can just hop in the car and grab your stuff and help you. He hasn't been messaging either of us back same as you. I've tried helping you best I can by giving you his personal contact info even. Take whatever actions you can but as mullreel said above there is nothing besides removing his account which does nothing for you.


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collector

Active Hunter
Also looks like he has deactivated his facebook so...

So i lost all my FP stuff which was sent to him plus money for the paintjob. He even wasnt willing to send my stuff back to me on request.Not to forget the dead investment in FP stuff i still have to get. 2500 USD in total. Thats it with my lifesize Boba.
 

Flamechicken

Jr Hunter
So i lost all my FP stuff which was sent to him plus money for the paintjob. He even wasnt willing to send my stuff back to me on request.Not to forget the dead investment in FP stuff i still have to get. 2500 USD in total. Thats it with my lifesize Boba.

What did he say when you asked him to send your stuff back?
 

Viper

Active Hunter
Wasn't there a member on here who got booted when he raised concerns with Ponte? I feel like that wasn't even that long ago...
 

zushikikato

Jr Hunter
Sucks that he deactivated it despite him coming out to try and remedy things. Can anyone help me contact him? I'm still out of 5k. Anyone thinking about taking legal actions?
 

Flamechicken

Jr Hunter
Update...after sending Rick a full commission over two years ago, I finally got my remaining pieces back (helmet, left gauntlet and knees). The bad part? All he did was lay the base silver down...AFTER OVER TWO YEARS.

I haven't even asked about getting a refund, I'm just glad I can finally move forward with my display.
 

kniveschau

New Hunter
Anybody heard from Rick or gotten anything from him.? Been right at two years since I’ve attempted to contact him. I feel like I’ve given Rick enough time and hopefully things have gotten better for him. I thought I’d try and contact Rick and see if I can recover some money. I don’t think I have a good phone number for him tho.... any help on contact info would be appreciated. Pm me contact info-thanks
 
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