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Ticked Off at Jonny

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I bought Jonny's Volkl Explosivs on this forum. It took 6 weeks to get them and when they arrived, they were 2 single skis from different pairs. If they had been advertised that way I might have bought them anyway, but feel the offering was misrepresented.
post #2 of 23
Jonny, that is not good
post #3 of 23
That sucks, but atleast it can be a learning experience for everyone that reads this. I wouldn't have really thought aobut wanting pics showing matching serial #'s.

Atleast they took 6 weeks over summer vs. 6 weeks of winter
post #4 of 23
I'm not posting a defense here, but the sale involved CMH Explosivs a while ago. The nature of these skis is that large numbers of these are used for clients on commercial Heli skiing and CAT ski groups. I think it may not be unusual for serial numbers to get mis-matched by CMH or in the resale process.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
I'm not posting a defense here, but the sale involved CMH Explosivs a while ago. The nature of these skis is that large numbers of these are used for clients on commercial Heli skiing and CAT ski groups. I think it may not be unusual for serial numbers to get mis-matched by CMH or in the resale process.
I agree however a 6 week delivery is too long. Pricewise, a pretty good deal though.

As a rule, I ship any gear I have sold the day after funds arrive.We're all gear hounds and no one likes to be left hanging.
post #6 of 23
Sounds like Jonny is pretty much just a spammer from reading that thread. I always love that.

I spend a lot of time on another (non-ski related) BB where they give any posters with less than 100 post "junior member" status, and they can't post anything in the classifieds section - they can't even see it! You have to earn your right to use the free services, and you need to be a contributing member to get that right. By contributing, I mean in a sense of adding something to the community by saying something rahter than just dropping in to pawn your crap.
post #7 of 23
that would be a really neat idea actually. Something like you need 100 posts or one year of membership.
post #8 of 23
Find all posts by jonny -> Every post is dealing skis.
post #9 of 23
Serial numbers that don't match?! They might not ski right...You ought to sell them, pronto!!
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Find all posts by jonny -> Every post is dealing skis.
Whereas most or our forum members are generally nice honest guys and ligit, checking a history of the members post is certainly a good idea.
I have never had any bad buy/ sell experiences with our members but the whole world is not always upfront and honest.
I still feel this is a great place to exchange gear, so let's not let one questionable transaction taint us all.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Birdman829 View Post
that would be a really neat idea actually. Something like you need 100 posts or one year of membership.
You'd still have long-time "members" that do nothing but come in to dump their junk.

With that said, 100 posts is a lot for some people though. I don't get here every day, and hardly ever from May until September or so. I still feel that spammers suck though. It's really taking advantage of the system if the board is voluntarily funded. Oh well. They know who they are - hope they're proud of themselves.
post #12 of 23
what a loser, why the hell would he sell two singles it just doesnt make sense.
post #13 of 23
I bought mis-matched skis without knowing it from some gypsies who rented a store front for a few weeks then packed up and moved on. The guy was selling his used Telepathics. So I thought he was pretty cool, free-heeler and quick to embrace the shaped skis. I enjoy the skis, they are still my favorites ten years after (yeah, I've heard skis are much better now, but I'm not "buying" it. I have tried a couple pairs of recent vintage). I was kind of upset when I saw the serial numbers.

Jonny's just offered some more skis. He might not read the forums, it's not clear if he knows about this thread.
post #14 of 23
I kind of agree with cirquerider...and really, so the serial numbers are different; not like you'll ever warranty them. Are the skis in the CONDITION described? Is there anything that would make them ski differently than they're supposed to...if not I don't see an issue.

6 weeks is a bit long though : BUT we don't know the situation in the slightest, especially in terms of what was communicated during the selling & shipping process...

...I'm wondering if you discussed all this with Johnny before you posted this up and if so, what was said?

Personally I don't mind if someone just comes in and sells skis as long as they're honest - and Johnny keeps coming back here so I doubt he was intentionally misrepresenting himself..

...my $0.02.
post #15 of 23
Correction: I mean't to say I bought the mis-matched skis WITHOUT KNOWING IT (and I WAS mad when I noticed after I got home. But I used them anyway and they were fine.)

If anybody would like to change with to without in my previous post and delete this post, thanks
post #16 of 23
I didn't buy the used Telepathics, by the way. They had a hugh rack of gear for sale. I bought new mis-matched Elan SCX Darkside 163 ($200?) and they still are my #1 skis.
post #17 of 23
Mis-matched skis - I don't see what the issue is. Will that really be a problem? I sorry if this is a stupid question but why does it matter? They each go on a different foot!
post #18 of 23
Send em back!
post #19 of 23
skis are usually (?) matched for flex in the factory, placing the most even flexes together to make a pair. Take a ski that a 130lb skiier skis for 100 days and a ski a 250lb skiier skis for 100 days.. I bet the flex is different. Making your skiing uneven.

.02
post #20 of 23
"matched for flex in the factory, placing the most even flexes"
maybe race room stuff but even then i have seen race team managers from three different companies flex matching skis by writing the "flex" numbers in sharpy on the skis the night before handing them to athletes at camps and such....
post #21 of 23
I pm'ed jonny a few times about some skis he had that I wanted. I guess I'm glad he never got back to me.
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'd just as soon put this to rest. Like I said I probably would have bought them anyway but think that information would have been important to know and should have been said right up front. Mtnlion is rehabbing after his crash and will be active again soon, and he continues to set a high ethical standard for dealing in used equipment. Buy from him instead.
post #23 of 23
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Mtnlion is rehabbing after his crash and will be active again soon, and he continues to set a high ethical standard for dealing in used equipment. Buy from him instead.

Yep, he sets the bar.

That was a severe accident he had. He used up a couple of his 9 lives on that one.
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