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post #31 of 66
If Canadian bankruptcy laws are like U.S. bankruptcy laws, then it isn't Cupolo who's getting the shaft - it's the CREDITORS of Cupolo. If the bankruptcy is a reorganization of debt rather than a liquidation of the bankruptcy estate - and again, it it is similar to laws in U.S. - the debtor may choose to reject executory (not yet completed, to make it simple) contracts. The debtor in a reorganization frequently - even usually - continues to operate. Thus, the end of Cupolos may - or may not - be near.

Also, if Cupolos has formed diffefrent corporations - say, one to sell skis and the other to sell hockey gear - it may be that only one of them ahs filed a petition in bankrupcy.

So far, there's not enough information to know what's happening regarding the ski sales business.

Why anyone would choose to be in a business that sell such stuff at deep, deep discounts I do not know. Some people jusy like to live on the edge.

And for what it's worth, if that photo IS really Jay Cupolo, there is some resemblance to Buddy Holly.
post #32 of 66
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Originally Posted by oboe
And for what it's worth, if that photo IS really Jay Cupolo, there is some resemblance to Buddy Holly.

And to Roberto Benigni...
post #33 of 66
I have a feeling that many companies look upon bankrupt status as just another way of doing business. While I was conducting an audit to enforce other statutes, I just excused myself without comment and returned with another guy to assist me. I wanted a witness.

Many of the files had cash stapled to the customer folder and many had checks that went uncashed. Lots of money dating back several years?

There seemed to be a trend among our "regulated industry" that I started to refer to as the "seven year itch". My gut tells me is that they collect a high salary and run up the debt and leave the creditors hanging. It seems that they couldn't even be bothered with the $100 dollar bills in the old files .... (chump change????).
post #34 of 66

Facts

It is time to set the record straight on the rumors going around this forum.

1) It is business as usual at Cupolo's and we are not closing. Yes, we are having a huge sale this week to celebrate our 85th Anninersary.

2) We are closing our Markham store which was a hockey and bike store. The Markham location was a seperate corporation and its closing will not affect the Niagara Falls location.

3) The source of this thread (dynastarman) comes from an x employee.

(extra info removed by dchan. This is all we need)

4) I don't look like Buddy Holley.

I scraped frost off my windsheild this morning. Snow is coming soon !!

I hope everyone has a great season

Jay Cupolo
post #35 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupolo
It is time to set the record straight on the rumors going around this forum.

1) It is business as usual at Cupolo's and we are not closing. Yes, we are having a huge sale this week to celebrate our 85th Anninersary.

2) We are closing our Markham store which was a hockey and bike store. The Markham location was a seperate corporation and its closing will not affect the Niagara Falls location.

3) The source of this thread (dynastarman) comes from an x employee.

4) I don't look like Buddy Holley.

I scraped frost off my windsheild this morning. Snow is coming soon !!

I hope everyone has a great season

Jay Cupolo
Thanks for stepping up and providing an update as to the status of your shop.

The Dynastarman thing is obviously an employer-employee issue that's none of my business. The one thing I will say here that is you'd think that those of us who've been here a while would learn to be leery of someone who shows up to bash a business from post one.
post #36 of 66
Or someone that would air private legal matters in a public forum to get even with someone.
post #37 of 66
I wish I wouldn't have made that Buddy Holley reference, I still have anxiety regarding the Atomic bindings I ordered.

Interesting information to say the least.
post #38 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupolo
It is time to set the record straight on the rumors going around this forum.

1) It is business as usual at Cupolo's and we are not closing. Yes, we are having a huge sale this week to celebrate our 85th Anninersary.

2) We are closing our Markham store which was a hockey and bike store. The Markham location was a seperate corporation and its closing will not affect the Niagara Falls location.

3) The source of this thread (dynastarman) comes from an x employee.
4) I don't look like Buddy Holley.

I scraped frost off my windsheild this morning. Snow is coming soon !!

I hope everyone has a great season

Jay Cupolo
So what kind of sale are you guys having? Looks like the online prices are still the same from a couple weeks ago. I for one will be looking forward to the new sale prices, as I can always spend some extra dough on another pair of sticks.

Any new coupon codes for the Bears??? (hint, hint)
post #39 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupolo
I hope everyone has a great season

Jay Cupolo
Whats it like to take part in an industry where pretty much everyone thinks you are a scam artist?
post #40 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiingman
Whats it like to take part in an industry where pretty much everyone thinks you are a scam artist?
Not everyone.
Jay gave me good service and a great deal on a pair of skis. I for sure will be patronizing his store whenever I can.
post #41 of 66
I also have nothing but good things to say about Jay and Cupolo Sports. I have bought 3 pairs of skis there, my brother-in-law one pair, and nothing but great, friendly service. Apparently, there are those that have had other experiences, but I will continue to patronize Cupolo based on mine.
post #42 of 66
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Originally Posted by blokhead
I also have nothing but good things to say about Jay and Cupolo Sports. I have bought 3 pairs of skis there, my brother-in-law one pair, and nothing but great, friendly service. Apparently, there are those that have had other experiences, but I will continue to patronize Cupolo based on mine.
I'm speaking more about people in the industry than consumers.
post #43 of 66
I too had a great buying experience from Cupolo- and was able to find the skis I wanted when no one else had them for sale.
post #44 of 66
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
THIS should have been more than enough warning. Shame on all of you.
According to my 13 year old computer expert, his website is registered to somone in Miami Lakes Florida. According to the site history the picture changes about every 12 months. Usually it's a big dog, nothing to do with skiing or Cupolo's store.
post #45 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupolo
It is time to set the record straight on the rumors going around this forum.

1) It is business as usual at Cupolo's and we are not closing. Yes, we are having a huge sale this week to celebrate our 85th Anninersary.
<SNIP>
4) I don't look like Buddy Holley.

I scraped frost off my windsheild this morning. Snow is coming soon !!

I hope everyone has a great season

Jay Cupolo
Jay,

I, for one am glad to hear you guys are still in biz. I'll be over this Saturday, although I'm not really in the market for anything right now...just going to be in the neighborhood. Of course if you guys make an offer I can't refuuse...

For every one that has had a bad experience, there are probably 100 that would sing their praises...they're just not vocal about it. BTW, I've bought from Cupolo's both in person and via the 'net. Every experience I've had has been positive.

Brian
post #46 of 66
Just ordered something for my gf. Will see how is going. But I like the low price. I didn't feel any better services from local store.
post #47 of 66
I too, have made a number of purchases over the web from Cupolos and have always gotten my merchandice.
It seems as if other people in the industry have most of the problems with Cupolo Sports. :

I, for one, want to see them continue in business. Without them, we will all see prices rise.
post #48 of 66
You guys are ignoring reality.

They were booted from ebay & just before their exit their negative feedback was sky high!
post #49 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomicman
You guys are ignoring reality.

They were booted from ebay & just before their exit their negative feedback was sky high!
I thought that was the case, but wasn't sure.

Given the ways eBay makes it damn-near-impossible to give someone negative feedback without retribution, its really hard to have a bad feedback rating. You have to be utterly incompetent or a total bunch of jerks.
post #50 of 66
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Originally Posted by bjohansson
For every one that has had a bad experience, there are probably 100 that would sing their praises...they're just not vocal about it.
You Cupolo fanboys need to get off it.

There were way more negative comments on Ebay then you may think and some of them were personal attacks against customers.

So you think it is OK for a business owner to be deceptive, have horrible communication with customers, and use bad business practices as long as it only affects a select few and you get a sweet deal?

You guys are great.

Thanks for supporting your fellow skiers.

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post #51 of 66
Maybe the Ebay sales were more than they could handle. I have been to their store many times, it is always very busy no matter what time of day or year. We have always been treated courteously, professionally have had superior service and a great deal. Long before Ebay and several times since.
post #52 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scalce
You Cupolo fanboys need to get off it.

There were way more negative comments on Ebay then you may think and some of them were personal attacks against customers.

So you think it is OK for a business owner to be deceptive, have horrible communication with customers, and use bad business practices as long as it only affects a select few and you get a sweet deal?

You guys are great.

Thanks for supporting your fellow skiers.

:
I didn't experience any of this when I purchased my skis- so why would I talk bad about them? Why should I trust you and go with your word when I experienced something totally different? To each their own... but don't tell others what to think about a business.
post #53 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
I didn't experience any of this when I purchased my skis- so why would I talk bad about them? Why should I trust you and go with your word when I experienced something totally different? To each their own... but don't tell others what to think about a business.
I never once tried to convince someone who had a good experience to bad mouth Cupolo.

Aren't you dong the same thing to me?

Why should I think they are OK since you had a good experience with them?

There's no point in arguing because obviously you guys would sell out your own family to get a good deal on some new skis.

BTW, thanks for calling me a liar.
post #54 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
I didn't experience any of this when I purchased my skis- so why would I talk bad about them? Why should I trust you and go with your word when I experienced something totally different? To each their own... but don't tell others what to think about a business.
Scalce had a bad experience with them. From what I recall he was justified being angry with the vendor.

It was all hashed and rehashed at the time.

Folks don't tell you about the good times, just the bad---thats just the way it is.

All it takes in one "Ah-shit" to blow 50 or 60 "Atta-boy's" clean outta the water!
post #55 of 66
I should have just stayed out of this thread like I intended to do.

I just wanted to give other members of this board some information before they decide to purchase something from a business that may not treat them the way I think they should be treated.

I like to look out for other skiers and not have them get screwed.
post #56 of 66
Take it from me, staying out of threads is ALWAYS better. (Now take your own advice SMJ )
post #57 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
... but don't tell others what to think about a business.
Of course, that's exactly what people do on a daily basis in this and other forums, as well as in the "normal" world, when they say anything negative about a ski area, a pair of skis, a store ... (or, for that matter, the political aspects of manufacturing, but that's beside the point).

If people didn't share information about the good and the bad of businesses, we'd all be spending a lot more time repeating others' bad experiences.

I don't have any personal negative experiences with Cupolo, particularly, but from this forum (and their eBay experience) I know that others have. It is possible, I suppose, that the problems have been limited to their online selling and don't have anything to do with the bricks-and-mortar store. It's not likely I'll ever set foot in their store in any event.
post #58 of 66
Cupolo was selling merchandise on ebay that he didn't have yet. Scalce's experience is no isolated incident.

Maybe they couldn't keep up with the internet business? Skiboat thinks this is an excuse or reason or has empathy for Cupolo because of this?
No, that is just bad busineses, incompetency, and deception.

They sold me something they didn't have, took my money, never contacted me for a month after they charged my credit card, blew smoke up my ass when I called them 3 times at my expense, tried to give me some bullshit replacement ski I dhad no interest in and then had the audacity to leave negative feedback (the only negative comment in my feedback)for me on ebay because they lied took my $ and never sent me anything! I finally got my money back after BS-ing around with that moron! The negative feedback is still on my ebay profile. J. Cupolo refused to arbitrate through Square trade and remove it, espescially considereing I did nothing but try to by a product from him, and paid instantly. I am a confirmed buyer & seller on ebay. I have sold and purchased many items on this forum. Has anyone not be paid immediately or received what I represented or better?
Hell no!

So all you guys whole love this cheap moronic SOB and Jay C. himself can kiss my Atomic ass.
post #59 of 66
And I hate people who buy Ford Motor Co. products.
They are the ones responsible for the crappy vehicles
service and recall responses of Ford.
Bah on you!
post #60 of 66
Not good, or good business what happened to you and others, just stated our experience. I'll pass on the kissing of the Atomic ass though!
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