Would you have made a huge deal about this?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Babolatbarry, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. lawrencejin

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    Hahaha wow, great post by gutgirl, and good catch! This thread was honestly so interesting to read with a dramatic twist in the end.

    A small part of me feels sympathetic towards Babolatbarry though... what led him to lie on these forums and seek attention this way? Is it just a bad habit that he formed, or is there a more fundamental problem... I sincerely hope he learns and matures soon.
     
  2. Rjtennis

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    Those are very different strings. You for sure should have gotten what you wanted. I would have gave you a refund for your trouble as well.
     
  3. COPEY

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    ^^Something tells me you haven't read this thread, particularly page 5. ;-)
     
  4. SoBad

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    When gentlemen's inconstancies are left unadddressed, they have the potential to become dangerous floating inconstancies. Thanks for the new sig.:lol:
     
  5. skraggle

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    OP goes from answering posts in minutes to silence for two days since gutgirl post.

    Ouch squared.
     
  6. pvaudio

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    That's what happens when you realize the internet isn't quite as large as you think it is :)
     
  7. southend

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    FYI:
    I called the shop (I'm in Los Angeles) just to let them know they were the subject of a TW Thread. I spoke to Kim (never been in the shop or spoken with her) who was professional, pleasant and a genuinely honest person -- just based on our fairly short conversation. I looked at their website and they specifically mention that all of their stringers are certified.
    I'm glad she posted but she and her shop were already winning the disinformation war since it was clear that the kid was wrong or confused on who's fault it was.
    Her closing comment to me was a thank you for the call, and if I ever needed stringing assistance (a string job, a question, etc) to give her a call.
    [Perhaps too much time on my hands.....]
     
  8. skraggle

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    IMHO, time well spent and good on you. As ridiculous as it sounds, a bit of misinformation here or there on the web can snowball into a an unearned bad reputation for a shop.

    Thanks to proactive folks like you and others in the thread, TT does not suffer fools gladly.
     
  9. pvaudio

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    Very good of you to not let someone be needlessly slandered without their knowledge. Nicely done good friend :)
     
  10. zapvor

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    so thats who did it.......
     
  11. pvaudio

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    He seriously has only EVER lied or exaggerated things, so when something this obviously one-sided comes up, it means it is in no way one-sided if it's him posting it. The kid just needs to grow up, and/or find some friends in real life to chat with.
     
  12. fortun8son

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    I went back and looked at his earlier posts. I see what you mean.
    Amazing how one can go from 16yr old 6'1" 160lbs to 14 yr old 5'10" 130 lbs in a few days.
    I wonder which of his 7 racquets this allegedly happened to.
    Entertaining reading though.
    I needed those nachos. :)

    Isn't that called Munchhausen's Syndrome, btw?
     
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  13. anubis

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    I wouldn't have asked for a refund, it's a business and businesses need money to survive. I'd ask for something value-added next time: request the next string job to be free (after fixing this one, of course).
     
  14. pvaudio

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    Whoa I didn't even catch that! I didn't realize he asked for a refund AND they strung his racquet properly (this is assuming this story happened). I thought he was saying that they were irritated about having to redo the racquet. So no, I then change my initial response: you are not entitled to BOTH a refund and a free stringjob. Take one or the other, especially if it's a simple mistake. If one of my clients asked for a certain string and for some reason I gave them the wrong one or the wrong tension, I wouldn't even hesitate to redo it for free. Thankfully, this has not happened but I would NOT, however, give them another free stringjob for next time. You don't get two free for one mistake.
     
  15. ExPostFacto

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    That's your first problem.
     
  16. Chotobaka

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    Could have stopped the roids ;-)
     

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