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McHale pack or Zimmer pack?
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dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
descretion on 07/06/2013 16:21:01 MDT Print View

David Ure said,

"I was talking to a guy the other day who sent in a deposit to a custom pack maker and when he wanted the deposit back after deciding not to purchase the pack, would you believe that the custom pack maker charged him a fee for each e-mail correspondence? I didn't believe it was true."

Isn't it interesting that this was another poster like you that works to keep TRAILSPACE alive. What, are there about 10? He had my pack for quite awhile, and I worked with him quite a bit, all the while he would go out on trips and use the pack for free. Suddenly one day, his wife was pregnant, and he suddenly could not get a pack. In the emails alone there was a huge amount of time invested. I decided I would recoup a little time and charged him 25 cents per email for the 100 emails that went back and forth. In my website it says there is some discretion in regards to refunds. God, I was wondering when you guys were going to show your cards on that one! You guys really are cards! Haha! That was ____ ______. I don't want to mention his name because he easily could have told you about it without knowing you were going to spill the beans. I basically charged him a tiny bit for wasting a lot of my time - just on principle. He got the majority of his $500.00 deposit back after the Canada shipping and the whopping $25.00 use charge.

So David Ure, who's the other chap you mention that I charged for emails?

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 21:51:15 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Dan and Dave on 07/06/2013 16:32:34 MDT Print View

Guys, tone it down a bit please on these main forum streams. If you want to have a go at each other, please use Chaff instead.

Roger Caffin
Online Community Monitor
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Tanner M
Re: McHale pack or Zimmer pack? on 07/06/2013 16:39:32 MDT Print View

I made a post to this thread but it has been deleted.

I had asked what one member meant by saying he 'called another out'. It didn't seem to fit my understanding of the phrase.

Several posts have been deleted, including mine. Is it common that posts are deleted or is this an unusual thing that just happened?

-- Okay, my question might have been answered just above my post. Some of the replies to this thread have been exciting (and it was an unusual thread).

Edited by Tan68 on 07/06/2013 16:41:57 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
McHale pack or Zimmer pack? on 07/06/2013 16:42:25 MDT Print View

I was just trying to use language that would not antagonise. The point of my post was to say that Dan is happy with his website, so there is no point in anyone going down that route.

Edited - to make sense in context of the post from Dan that the moderators removed.

Edited by jephoto on 07/06/2013 19:54:13 MDT.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
deleted on 07/06/2013 16:43:05 MDT Print View

Yeah, what happened to Davey's Post I responded to?

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: Dan and Dave on 07/06/2013 16:43:13 MDT Print View

Absolutely Roger. Will do.

Edited by FamilyGuy on 07/06/2013 16:44:31 MDT.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
point counter punt on 07/06/2013 16:50:58 MDT Print View

From Thaddaeus;

"A good website to me is mainly the pic examples and the contact email. That was there."

I like that! :>)

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 20:58:08 MDT.

scree ride
poor poor me on 07/06/2013 17:11:46 MDT Print View

My feelings are hurt so easily. I'm just the sensitive type. You guys are mean...

Michael L
(mpl_35) - MLife

Locale: NoCo
Re: point on 07/06/2013 17:55:50 MDT Print View


I read it exactly as Jason elaborated. His comments echoed what you yourself have said. That you are happy with your site. Your response was an attack. But just FYI, at least one observer understood exactly what his point was.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
memorex on 07/06/2013 18:34:55 MDT Print View

I'm going to let this go. There is too much missing.

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 21:08:42 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
McHale pack or Zimmer pack? on 07/06/2013 18:51:23 MDT Print View

For the record - nothing I have posted on this thread has been deleted after posting and I have not edited any of my post after making them.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
my post is gone on 07/06/2013 18:59:56 MDT Print View

OK, so it's my post that is missing.

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 21:11:19 MDT.

(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
Shaking my head..... on 07/06/2013 19:17:33 MDT Print View

Is this thread helping the OP or wasting his time.... Sad. The question is...are custom packs with the extra money. I will say Yes, piece of mind of your pack not falling apart and being functional for your needs.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
McHale pack or Zimmer pack? on 07/06/2013 19:28:07 MDT Print View

Ok - I will remove the section of my post that refers to your post that the moderators decided should be removed.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
GMO posts on 07/06/2013 19:34:34 MDT Print View

OP is in good hands - I wouldn't worry for a second.

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 21:07:53 MDT.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
unprofessional on 07/06/2013 19:36:56 MDT Print View

It blows my mind how these people treat customers so badly, especially when you are dealing with potential buyers of your product. Mchale there is no revenge, you are just hurting yourself, it's too late to be the bigger man.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
the plague on 07/06/2013 19:39:53 MDT Print View

Another person that is not contributing monetarily to this site. Bubonic Plague? Glad to meet you! I was trying to get Ryan Smith over here from the Cottage Constipation thread so we could all go hiking together. Doesn't that sound better than Cottage Consumption? Who comes up with this stuff?

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 21:03:23 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Done on 07/06/2013 20:38:25 MDT Print View

Let me know when you are done.

Done. I think my post now makes sense, even without the post from you that was removed by the moderators. It is a bit difficult to keep up with all the moderator changes and multiple edits.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: the plague on 07/06/2013 20:43:49 MDT Print View

Hey, can I go hiking with you guys? I don't do stuff that requires ropes though.

dan mchale
(wildlife) - MLife

Locale: Cascadia
no ropes on 07/06/2013 21:13:46 MDT Print View

Thanks, Jason!

Yeah Nick, ropes and all that stuff suck. I'm too old for that. I even had a device called a 'silent partner' and got rid of it. Yeah, you can go hiking with us....whoever us is! But....I thought this was hiking.

Edited by wildlife on 07/06/2013 21:34:58 MDT.