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    • rgcook
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      I purchased a custom bow from a well know reputable maker last summer. After approxiamtely 100 arrows shot, the top limb delaminated. I called the bowyer and explained what happened in which he said that has never happened to one of his bows before (which I truly beleive) and to send it in and I’ll have it back in a couple of weeks. That was Jan’09 and I’m still with out my bow. I have sent over 20 emails that have never been answered but I have talked with him on phone 5 or 6 times and each time I am reassured I’ll have my bow soon. Apparently he is now making a new bow and the limbs are not compatible. Do I ask for a refund, new bow or just chalk it up as a loss? What would you do?

    • Mark Turton
      Post count: 759

      In your position I would speak to the maker concerned tell him that you have been very patient and ask for a firm replacement date, tell him that if he is unable to deliver on time that you want a full refund.

      Don’t let it go, we all work hard for our money if I’m going to give my money away I’ll decide who to (if that’s OK with my wife and the tax man)

      Mark.

    • Chris Shelton
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      Im with pothunter on this one, that sounds like a very reasonable idea!:D

    • Shakes.602
      Post count: 11

      Then if you STILL get NoWhere, tell him you have a “Lawyer on Retainer that would like to Speak to Him”. I mean, Patience is a Virtue, but just Putting a Customer Off because You dont know what to do??:? I would say YOU are deserving of a Brand New Bow after this Long!!
      Do you think the Bowyer would be as Patient about Payment??:evil: Dont think so. Sorry to have to go to extremes, but he hasnt left YOU any other choice. Sorry about Your Bow and the NEGATIVE Experience with its Maker!! Hope You get a New Bow Soon!!:D

    • Shakes.602
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      Then if you STILL get NoWhere, tell him you have a “Lawyer on Retainer that would like to Speak to Him”. I mean, Patience is a Virtue, but just Putting a Customer Off because You dont know what to do??:? I would say YOU are deserving of a Brand New Bow after this Long!!
      Do you think the Bowyer would be as Patient about Payment??:evil: Dont think so. Sorry to have to go to extremes, but he hasnt left YOU any other choice. Sorry about Your Bow and the NEGATIVE Experience with its Maker!! Hope You get a New Bow Soon!!:D

    • Shakes.602
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      OOPS hit the Button Twice. Sorry All.:oops:

    • Lousyhunter
      Post count: 19

      Give him one more deadline. If he misses it, post his name on this website and on stickbow’s leatherwall. I would think that others who might be shopping for a bow would thank you for the info. Custom bows cost alot, and for good reason- they’re supposed to last.

    • Bloodless
      Post count: 103

      Lousy — off-topic, sorry, but I like your name and am thinking, since you’re a trad bowhunter and posting here, that first you’re joking and eat wild meat ever nite – and/or second (still you’re joking) you understand the difference between hunting and killing. So maybe even if you’re in fack a lousy killer, your probly a great hunter! Sorry I can’t be more clearer, but trust that you and others here get my point — killing ain’t hunting and while a great hunter may be a good killer you can be a “good” killer and alousy hunter. Just watch them TV shows! Otherwise I doubt this site will want to get into the posting of buyer-seller problems and think maybe if this don’t get fixed soon, any broadcasting of the problem is best to do in private with PMs. But what do i no? Just ask my wife! b b

    • Hiram
      Post count: 484

      I would send him a certified letter requesting a date for the replacement. See if he answers. No answer, then file a civil action with the court and have him served. Small claims court usually is not costly to file. File the action in your juristiction first and get a judgement. Then file one in his. You do not need a lawyer to do this.

    • rayborbon
      Post count: 298

      Since January to fix the issue? I just can’t imagine why.

      If it was me I would probably already have given up hope of him fulfilling his replacement agreement. I would probably tell everyone I knew on the internet about my experience if I truly felt ripped off. Then I might think of reporting him to the BBB.

      Good luck on your journey there.

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