Originally Posted by KObalto
float, I have dealt with Nick by phone and PM and he has always been a gentleman and extremely helpful. I'm guessing something on your end convinced him he didn't want your business.
See for yourself:
After many emails here is what I sent him:
I'm a bit confused.....If you are asking to re-make the shoe on the Turbalence last. No, that's not possible.
If you are asking to make cosmetic changes. Yes but, there are many options. You can go from a Goodyear welt to a storm welt. 270 degree welt to 360. Single sole to double. Variations of leathers and, materials. Variations of finishes.
Attached is a pair we finished today w/a single sole and antique finish.
We are spending to much time w/emails and I don't have a direction yet!
The only way to go at this point is if you call. I'm happy to explain and listen to what you are trying to do. After our conversation, you decide to 86 the project, I have no problem w/that. At least you'll understand for the future the possibilities.
For what ever reason he wouldn't call. After several more emails here is what transpired:
Sorry but can't spend any more time on this.
Feel free to call.
After a few more emails (I clearly explained the pricing and options). Here's what I get from him:
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: fw:
When is it needed? These soles are beaten pretty badly. Even if they're not can we just pretend it is needed so I can get that price. If I spend an additional $80 I'm basically spending more on the soles than the shoes are worth.
To which I responded on Tuesday July 17th (hardly a week as he claims):
"Pretend"? I haven't pretended since I was in 3rd grade. That was 5 decades ago.
I have given you way to much time on my gratis, good will.
I deal w/ SF members all the time, from all over the world. Some can be challenging. I don't mind that. In the end, they have respect and appreciate my time.
Moving forward I will charge you $15.00 for any returned emails. Credit card in advance. Otherwise, please don't respond any longer.
Because, frankly this whole thing has become ridiculous.
If this guy offered to pay me $5,000.00 for a pair of $3.00 taps....I wouldn't do it.