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Topic: Do not purchase teleportation device from Don Stachowiak!!
Message: Posted by: Chrishue (Jan 12, 2012 06:03PM)
After reading a number of reviews on this forum I contacted Don Stachowiak so that he could build me a teleportation device for the Whit Haydn routine. He was very responsive and friendly during the discussion process. We discussed a price and a time frame (1 month). After exchanging emails about the details on how I wanted the device to be built, I Paypaled him the discussed amount in full. After close to four months, giving him the benefit of a doubt, and him giving me excuse after excuse, plus ignoring my emails, I realized that he was just taking my money.

I asked for Don to refund me my money or send me the device that I paid for, but I did not receive anything. It has now been 6 months and he still has not refunded me my money nor has he sent me my device.

If anyone is looking to get a teleportation device built DO NOT buy one from Don Stachowiak! I strongly recommend going to Nick Wenger. I ordered one from him, he built it within two days, and it surpassed my expectations.

-Chris
Message: Posted by: mndude (Feb 9, 2012 05:24PM)
Yikes! Is Don a member here?
Message: Posted by: JR Russell (Feb 10, 2012 10:51PM)
He owes me one also...very disappointed...I contacted him via his add in the Genii forum saying he was only going to build a couple more, and solicited for chances to get the last ones...I did and even received notes saying it was on the way...now he won't even email me back.
Message: Posted by: Bob Meigs (Feb 19, 2012 10:34PM)
I'm in the same boat. Don owes me a TD as well, and he has stopped communicating. I've ordered one from Nick, which looks much more promising. I'll report how that goes.

I already own a TD, which I purchased used. It is a FABULOUS routine - I can't say enough about it. But my TD sometimes fails to fire, so I want a new one. I'm also sending payment to Whit for performing rights.
Message: Posted by: Chrishue (Feb 20, 2012 10:21PM)
I wonder how many people he stole from. He doesn't realize it's a small world, sooner or later what he's been doing will catch up to him.
Message: Posted by: MagiChrisMitch (Apr 16, 2012 10:42PM)
Best to purchase from someone not to far from you. In the event the deal goes sour, a visit in person might be all they need to produce. If someone is putting the screws to you, they're taking a big risk on cheating the wrong individual. It's a mobile society, so it doesn't take much to show up at one's door to handle it. I hope everyone gets their product.
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Apr 17, 2012 02:00PM)
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On 2012-02-10 23:51, JR Russell wrote:
He owes me one also...very disappointed...I contacted him via his add in the Genii forum saying he was only going to build a couple more, and solicited for chances to get the last ones...I did and even received notes saying it was on the way...now he won't even email me back.
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Did you let Mr. Kaufman know this? Maybe people over there know the guy or what his story is.