Originally Posted by gdl203
There may be a little over-reaction here... Are you sure your order actually went through? Have you tried to either call or email Ricky to get a confirmation that he got your order?
Well, two things:
(1) I think if someone has an online order form I shouldn't have to call or email them to get confirmation that they got my order unless they specifically list that as one of their requirements (as I believe Plal does).
(2) I have in fact sent (and amazingly, received emails) from Ricky and I have called them on the phone (though, when I asked for Ricky, the person on the other line muttered something incoherently and then hung up on me). I just don't think that a person should have to go through that much effort to get a shirt. With other shirtmakers, if you're getting measured in person (e.g., CEGO), they take your measurements and then give you a day when they think your shirts will be ready. They then call you on the phone on that day to pick up your shirts or you can have them mailed if you want. With other mailorder shirtmakers (e.g. Hemrajani), you put in your order, they give you an estimated shipment day, and then ship more or less on that day.
I even think that his whole thing about not taking money until he sends the shirts out is kind of sketchy. I've provided him with my credit information several times and he has not sent a shirt. I always wonder what would happen if all of a sudden he sent 10 shirts out to me fulfilling all the previous orders I've sent to him and then charged my credit card almost two years after the initial order. I would not be happy if something like that were to happen because, at this point, I've already given up on him and used the services of other shirtmakers to replace the functions that the Jantzen shirts were intended for and don't need the shirts that I ordered from him anymore.
Buying shirts from Jantzen is like going to that crowded deli that has a really good meatball parm for $2.50 for lunch. Sure, you can go there and wait half an hour to get that cheap-but-tasty sandwich and then scarf it down in 15 minutes before your lunch beak is over, but personally, I'd rather go to that place down the street that has the same sandwich for $4.50 with no wait.