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Tim Mal
(fishface) - F
Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 09/28/2006 14:56:04 MDT Print View

After reading about the delivery problems, I'm holding off on placing an order, but am curious about just how many people have really experienced problems. Given the reviews, at least some of the folks who've ordered have recieved their tents and seem quite pleased. So, I'd like to do a little survey:

Have you order a shelter from Big Sky?

If yes, when? what model?

Did you get it yet?

If 'yes', when?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 09/28/2006 15:07:00 MDT Print View

Have you ordered a shelter from Big Sky? Yes.

If yes, when? what model? 9/27/05 - Evolution 1P. Mid-October (2-week) delivery promised.

Did you get it yet? Nope. Finally cancelled in early January and got refunded on 1/18/06.

I was told of delays due to quality problems, then I was promised upgrades a few times after that. Each time, delivery was going to be just a few more weeks away! When I saw people pre-paying in December, I decided that was a good time to get my money back. So, I have heard the usual stories before most other people.

It's a shame, because the Evolution is really a good tent (I've played with one)...

Edited by ben2world on 09/28/2006 15:09:39 MDT.

dennis hoff
(dehoff) - F

Locale: The Frozen Tundra
Big Sky shelters on 09/28/2006 16:36:49 MDT Print View

Have you order a shelter from Big Sky?
Yes

If yes, when? what model?
2/02/06, Evolution 2P2V (rev. C) (iMarch/first week of April initial ship date)

Did you get it yet?
No, cancelled order on 9/05/06, and have yet to receive any response from Big Sky on numerous attempts. All emails and phone calls were promptly responded to BEFORE I paid for the tent.

Hideaki Terasawa
(trsw3) - M

Locale: Tokyo
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 09/28/2006 17:42:26 MDT Print View

Have you ordered a shelter from Big Sky? Yes.

If yes, when? what model? 6/29/06 - Evolution 1P. July delivery promised.

Did you get it yet? No. Every time he says "but should ship in the next 30 days".

He says it's due to matter of the factory. But I think that problem is caused by him.
Why he could placed his products at OR show?

R Z
(Taylor) - F

Locale: z
. on 09/28/2006 21:32:37 MDT Print View

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Edited by Taylor on 11/04/2006 21:08:53 MST.

R Z
(Taylor) - F

Locale: z
. on 09/28/2006 21:35:17 MDT Print View

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Edited by Taylor on 11/04/2006 21:07:00 MST.

R Z
(Taylor) - F

Locale: z
. on 09/28/2006 23:02:21 MDT Print View

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Edited by Taylor on 08/20/2009 15:17:59 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Refund check sent on 09/28/2006 23:29:30 MDT Print View

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Edited by ben2world on 09/28/2006 23:56:35 MDT.

Drew Davis
(drewnc2005) - F

Locale: Hillsborough, NC
Re: Just to give some color to this post - here's my story from another post on 09/29/2006 08:25:40 MDT Print View

This is the kind of thing that prompts me to say, "What a loser!" I've read the threads concerning Bob and Big Sky and what this guy is doing is crazy. I find it particularly ironic that after Taylor posts his message on here letting others know the kind of terrible service typical of Big Sky and that Bob won't respond to him or refund his money, a refund is promptly sent. It lets me know he has time to get on here and read people's posts but apparently not enough time to get his "production issues" in check. Good product or not, a business that has customer service, or disservice,like this won't last long.

dennis hoff
(dehoff) - F

Locale: The Frozen Tundra
Re: Refund check sent on 09/29/2006 13:32:43 MDT Print View

Wow. I just filed the PayPal dispute, and then checked my email.


Bob responded to me from one of my previous emails today that he is traveling overseas to get orders shipped and will issue a refund in mid-October when he returns.

Edited by dehoff on 09/29/2006 13:33:13 MDT.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Oy! Big Sky promises? on 09/29/2006 13:53:25 MDT Print View

One should read ALL the threads concerning Big Sky very carefully. If memory serves, this is not the 1st overseas trip that "Bob" was about to go on after which he promised something would happen. Don't listen to "the refund check's in the mail" line if you've paid by C/C----- a C/C refund should be demanded and should be almost instantaneous and can be verified.

Mary Simpson
(maryphyl) - F
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 09/29/2006 14:20:00 MDT Print View

Yes, I have mine and one that I ordered for my brother in law too. We both got the evolution 1P--I had to wait but now I also have my groundcloth and my stakes--I had a pole go bad on me and Bob replaced it. Tough starting a new business--he should not have advertised until he had product to sell. I have not felt mistreated--I think he is in there trying. mary

Steve Robinson
(Jeannie) - F
Big Sky on 09/29/2006 15:20:41 MDT Print View

Have you ordered a shelter from Big Sky? Yes

If yes, when? what model? Evolution 2P2D late Dec. '05

Did you get it yet? Yes, after a fair bit of communication.

If 'yes', when? Early Aug.

Would I order again? Not for a very very long time of excellent customer service reviews. Lets hope Bob can pull that off, because it's a nice piece of gear.

Thomas Roberts
(tr) - F

Locale: Southern California
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 10/01/2006 18:05:30 MDT Print View

I ordered one in May and by August I still had not received my tent. I had thme refund my money of which they did. I then ordered a Stephensons Warmlite tent, I am glad I did, it is such a great tent. I do not know what the problem is with Big Sky, but they sure do have a production issue.

T Bentley
(HikerInGilbert) - F
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 10/12/2006 21:16:52 MDT Print View

Have you ordered a shelter from Big Sky? Yes

If yes, when? what model? Evolution 2P2D2V Dec. 29 '05

Did you get it yet? Yes.

If 'yes', when? Aug. 15 '06

Would I order again? Unlikely. Although Bob was pretty responsive to my e-mails, 8 months was way too long to wait for product. He needs to get a grip on his "factory" situation, and produce some stock before taking ANY more orders. It really is a nice tent, and I would say hang on a bit longer to those still waiting.

Richard Sullivan
(richard.s) - MLife

Locale: Supernatural BC
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 10/18/2006 12:46:03 MDT Print View

Have you order a shelter from Big Sky? Yes, Mar 31/06

If yes, when? what model? Evolution 2P2D

Did you get it yet? No

Rumor has it the company name is being changed to Mountain Vaporware.

I filled out the PayPal dispute form, which it accepted quite readily, but then a popup told me the dispute was not valid. A bit of digging and I found that they have date cutoffs at 20 and 45 days.

Edited by richard.s on 10/18/2006 13:02:29 MDT.

dennis hoff
(dehoff) - F

Locale: The Frozen Tundra
Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 10/24/2006 19:04:05 MDT Print View

Has anyone actually received a tent or refund recently??

Bill Nitzberg
(billnitzberg) - MLife
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 11/04/2006 10:28:37 MST Print View

Have you order a shelter from Big Sky?
Yes.

If yes, when? what model?
Apr 1, 2006
Evolution 2P 1D1V

Did you get it yet?
No, nor have I received a reply to my request for a refund made on Oct 2.

Jeffrey Olson
(jjolson) - F
Re: Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 11/13/2006 20:14:55 MST Print View

I ordered my tent on December 20, 2005. I have yet to receive it, or a refund I started requesting three months ago. I'm irked...

Jeffrey Olson
(jjolson) - F
Re: Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's? on 11/13/2006 20:59:26 MST Print View

I talked to American Express and was asked to write a letter as it has been nearly a year since I ordered the tent. If they don't give me satisfaction I will file a claim in small claims court. It'll give me a good reason to drive to Jackson...

Jeff Olson
Martin, SD