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Old 10-14-2011, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sadly I have to report that Brent has stopped responding to e-mails about an order I recd from him a few months ago which had a number of issues. He initially stated he would sort it out but has failed to do so after numerous e-mails and even an offer to pay extra shipping if it was reqd.

I have used him a few times as he is a useful resource and I'm very sad to have to report this to the forum. I even got Ron to prompt him in person recently which did get me a response and promise to sort it but then silence.

I hope others have more success in dealing with him or that it is a glitch or other simple problem causing this lack of response.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I bought a fender from him, communication wasnt the greatest, it took him a week and 3 messages and a week to ship my fender after payment. He apologized and he shipped the fender next day. I hope you get your problem resolved.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have had the same problem, since before I got my car back from him and now I got no invoice so I dont know what was done, I offerred to pay 4 extras and they were ignored, no calls returned. I even tried asking questions on ebay auctions, no response. Im wondering if he sold cause the flamboyant ad now advertises about 7 different types of autos...his facebook page is also unresponsive... the ebay site is being hit real hard with unsatisfied customers! I hope the problem is just somethin simple like maybe he fell in love or something! Im gonna call once more but the phone was turned off for a while too!
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He is a very helpful and kind guy there must be a reason behind this all....
Let's give him some slack although he is slow with responding to emails...
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, yeah, he's getting hammered with negatives on eBay.. Not good...
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I would also strongly reccommend AGAINST using that clown.

I bought a driver and passenger seat from him on eBay in August. He claimed they came from an 01 Insight with only 48k miles. He advertised them as rare, "super clean", and "the best he's ever had". After they did not arrive for four weeks (GPE takes 5-8 days) he finally gave me a tracking number. When I called my local Greyhound depot they said the TR# was for a guy in Texas.

When I asked Brent what was up with the tracking #, he said he gave me the wrong one and "lost" the correct #, but he swore up and down that the parts did ship. Smelling a rat I called direct to the agent at the Columbus GPE depot (where he claims to have shipped them from). The agent searched ALL of Brent's shipments for a 14 day period (seven days each way from when Brent claimed to have shipped them) and found nothing in my name.

When I confronted him with this, he told me Greyhound lost my seats and he would ship me another set immediately, they were also "clean" like the other ones supposedly. I did not believe him at this point so I pressed him to send me the tracking number as soon as he shipped them but he sent nothing and stopped returning my emails. I gave it another week in case replacements were shipped (nothing ever arrived).

Finally I gave up and filed a claim with eBay. He promptly refunded my money and I left him negative feedback for both seats.

Here's the best part: Guess what's listed on eBay for sale right now:
2000 - 2006 Honda Insight Front Driver Side OEM Seat | eBay

Yup, that's the exact seat that Greyhound lost when he shipped them to me!!

I'm sorry, but that guy can go pound sand. Liar!

I'm telling everyone who will listen not to do business with him!
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I bought something from him about a month ago now and it was shipped promptly.. I wonder what's going on I've really never had any problems with him. I sometimes recommend him a couple of times a day! I don't want to have to stop doing that...
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I've tried contacting him in recent weeks with no joy.
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when I bought a bunch of parts from him about a year ago, he seemed very nice. Parts were as described and were shipped promptly, and he would reply to emails fast as well.

There were occasionally some problems for example when ordering a tie rod, I was sent one from a CVT instead of a MT, or when I ordered a window, it arrived broken. But he promptly did his best to fix the situation and offer me another one.

When I had talked to him last, I remember him mentioning he was in the hospital for something, and he is relying on his workers which arent doing that good of a job. Perhaps now he may be back in the hospital in worse condition, and his workers are running his business without him, and very badly at that..
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A year ago I bought four wheels from Brent. They arrived promptly and in very good shape. As a bonus they had four very good Potenza RE92s. I was very pleased.
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