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Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« on: May 20, 2009, 11:40:31 PM »
Beware of this business. I ordered an engine from this business towards the end of April and still have yet to see it the engine and I found out today that the engine has not even been sent yet. We first agreed on the price and Ben Caldwell (Manager/owner) said the engine was going to be shipped out that week. Later that week I call him for the tracking number and no tracking number, just an excuse of why it hasn't been sent followed by assurance that it's going out soon. The next week I call him and he says it has been sent but no tracking number because his secretary is gone for the day. A couple weeks go by and then I decide to call the shipping company. The shipping company says they don't have a record of any shipment from Caldwell. I call the business and talk with Ben. He said it went out today via FedEx and he would have a tracking number by the end of business 3pm my time. I call at 255pm my time and no answer and no tracking number. Called FedEx freight and no shipment from him. I checked the Better Business Beaureu and there are several complaints against him. I checked other motorcycle forums and people say the same thing. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM CALDWELL'S MOTOR TOYS in Russell, PA

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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 12:06:40 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, sounds like a pretty shady business they're running there. Did you already pay for the engine? If so, I hope you get it all worked out.
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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 09:28:17 AM »

 Sounds like a good time for GSTwin members to start a calling party  :icon_mrgreen:

 Tie them up on the phone all day with questions about GS500 motors  :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 10:10:04 AM »

 Sounds like a good time for GSTwin members to start a calling party  :icon_mrgreen:

 Tie them up on the phone all day with questions about GS500 motors  :icon_mrgreen:

http://caldwellmotortoys.com

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what  a strange brand of justice we provide   :cheers:
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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 11:28:49 AM »
that's the great thing about this site- you screw one of us, you screw ALL of us.
his business must be REAL good to let word of mouth about this kind of scam to start making the rounds.

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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009, 02:19:20 PM »
hahah GStwins justice!  I feel bad because thats my last name, but luckily no relation! lol  Hopefully you can get everything worked out but let me know if we need to start a calling party!
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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 11:20:23 PM »
just let us know when to start the harrassing calls....
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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 01:44:59 AM »
just let us know when to start the harrassing calls....

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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 12:17:28 AM »
can atleast one of you say why you're phoning?  maybe drop a 'stop being a dink!" in there... otherwise he might just think he's gettin more customers.. i dunno
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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 05:05:15 AM »
OP did you pay wiht CC or paypal? file a report , adn if need be fle a small claims suit, eithr way if what you said did happen, tehn youd win
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Re: Caldwell's Motor Toys=DO NOT BUY
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009, 12:38:49 AM »
I filed a dispute with my credit card company and already received my money back. I actually found an engine closer to home and already put it my bike. I rode my gs today for the first time in almost a year. I'm in the process of converting an "F" model to naked. Yeah, Ben Caldwell of Caldwell's Motor Toys is a dork and karma will make sure he gets his. Thanks for the support.