Re: Patrick SIMS (custom shop in TN, USA) experiences
I bought a body from sims on ****. Didn't go so well. Only communication I got from him said it was shipping 'today' and would be with me 6-10 days. A month and a half later, and after several e-mails, no reply, so had to claim my money back from paypal. Glad I paid with paypal!
I wouldn't use him again, ever. He gets people to buy from him by doing amazing work, but then just, well, lies. I left negative feedback for him, and his 'response' on the feedback listing on **** was a complete fabrication. There's no reason why you have to believe me, but he left similar messages against the other peoples negative feedbacks - would you rather believe the 5 customers or the 1 seller?
I'm sure this post won't make any difference, and people will continue to get ripped off by this man, and a few might even do good business with him and be happy. But I won't be doing business with him, and I urge people who might read this to just stop and think before buying anything from him (unless it's covered with paypal, then knock yourself out, just don't forget to claim back before the 45 day cover period expires if your item doesn't show up).
Even if you're one of the lucky people that does good business with him - do you really want to support this man?
EDIT: I just posted on sevenstring.org, though I read earlier in the thread and the moderators there seem to be protecting him. Why? No doubt I'll get kicked off of there, though I only signed up to post to warn people about my experiences, which I think is justified really. But it does seem odd that the site seems to back him up, rather than try and protect it's users against people that are at best, unreliable. Ah, well. You can't help some people.
I'd also like to just put, that I'm sorry if my postings have upset anyone, which it might do. I'm just angry that this kind of thing goes on, it's very stressful looking forward to a new guitar item and slowly realising it's never gonna happen, but I guess at least I've learnt a lesson from it myself.
Last edited by AdamB; 07-07-2009 at 11:43 AM.