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Was that for a recent transaction or did you get a refund from an old order?



I placed my order a few months ago. However, if enough people are complaining, I would be surprised if PayPal doesn't investigate, despite the transaction history.

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I am about to throw in the towel and ask for my money back. I have a large enough collection I should be able to trade for what James failed to deliver. I am sure I have an extra tree that was on your list and vice versa .Lets start a new trade thread to recover our loses from James. Fair well Green fin.
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I am about to throw in the towel and ask for my money back. I have a large enough collection I should be able to trade for what James failed to deliver. I am sure I have an extra tree that was on your list and vice versa .Lets start a new trade thread to recover our loses from James. Fair well Green fin.


This is a genius idea. I have 3 BM's and 5 i-258's I'm trying to root, and a black mission. I also have a golden Celeste, an improved Celeste, and just a Celeste on its way.

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@nunuorig  Just pm'd you... beware of cuttings from dausername1... Sorry....
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Thank you adipose. I see that was from March and am sure I read it but didn't remember the specifics or re-read it when you re-posted it.

Lewi, sorry for misunderstanding the situation, you were making an accurate generalization. The tissue culture part threw me a little bit. But what about it? Isn't it worth asking James about tissue culture? If we were using this thread to talk about growing and James was comfortable maybe it would have already come up a long time ago. If that is his #1 seller it might be worth the initial investment, as long as Agristarts agrees to give him sole propagation rights. I don't know the specifics about that stuff though so maybe you are right and it is not an option, or one that nobody would be willing to believe anymore.

I don't understand exactly what James means about propagating that many trees/cuttings that fast or what his plan is. There is no question that James is behind and has been over optimistic before. I can't say it is impossible, he is right though that figs can be multiplied exponentially. If he learned to bud graft and did some of the extra plants that nobody wants anymore would that work for anyone? It is a real bummer that communication is shut down, especially now that things have gotten really serious.


OK, so it looks like we agree that 1500 Black Madera from 40+ small trees is "not likely".

This is a small start in the right direction, we actually agree on one aspect.

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My paypal claim status is 'Deferred' because it is already more than 180days.
I've email James with 'Refund' subject 10days ago, also no respond received until today.
Advice please.

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Advice...hmmm

You could pray James W Sperman gets hit by the perverbial lightning bolt from heaven, and starts to do good deeds...and ships your order...

Or you could look into your state AG, his states AG, small claims court, local Sherrif, BBB, etc.

KS has very lenient bankrupcy laws, and I'm sure his Business is incorperated in a state that has good corporate BK laws.

I too am way past PP protection period, and was warned by good people early on in this thread about that issue. But I had purchased from him in the past (before figcuttings dot com) those worked out well, so I was a believer.

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My paypal claim status is 'Deferred' because it is already more than 180days.
I've email James with 'Refund' subject 10days ago, also no respond received until today.
Advice please.


File a complaint at https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

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OK, so it looks like we agree that 1500 Black Madera from 40+ small trees is "not likely".


Well, not quite. I said I don't know enough about what he meant or is doing. I've never gone for mass propagation either. I trial varieties for fruit production, but sure, many of the trees (small, newly rooted cuttings) I planted last year in June had made 20+ linear feet of growth within 4 months. That is without additional fertilizer, pruning, and not in a tunnel, from June to October, water stopped in September. So when I say it is not impossible I meant that, it is possible but hard for me to understand because I don't know the specifics. Unless some people succeed in getting James locked up and homeless he will be able to set the market price of BM and most other varieties within a short period of time. Many varieties would be much more affordable if there wasn't so much competition and psy-ops from the "figs are my retirement plan" side of the argument that has pushed many people away.

It is easy to be confident when you don't know what it is that you don't know. Figs will make a liar of all of us, those of you who don't believe it are already there.

Could you please answer one thing for me Lewi? Why did you say TC was not an option? It breaks my heart to see people here walling in and tearing down their fellow growers...



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Just checking in. No word or response from James.  No refund of my three orders.  It's been about 2 weeks now.
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I had 2 phone calls across 3 departments with ebay about dausername1 cuttings I bought. I googled him and found he was a scammer, and I too had problems leaving a negative complaint. So from my call with customer service, they understood my complaint with not being able to mark him negative and they tested it and found that to be true.

Next I spoke with the fraud department. They read the fake positive complaints. They also searched all the users with dausername1 email addresses and found about 15 accounts linked to the same address. They understood the issue about selling fake cuttings and how people wouldn't realize until the plant... if the plant even grew.

They credited me the full purchase, are suspending all the guys accounts, and are going to refer dausename1 to law enforcement once they complete their investigation.

Thank you tsparozi for the warning!!!!

Now if I can only figure out what type of fig cuttings he actually sent me!!

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Impressive.  By the way, you are misusing the term "complaint" to mean "feedback."  A complaint is always negative, so a negative complaint is redundant and a positive complaint is impossible.
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Adipose,

 Did you request your refund through his email posted on the fig cuttings website.

PM's did not work. I sent to the Gmail address with my Pay pal account name, date and amount.

Took @ 3-4 days.

Let me know if this helps please. I am still out there with hope and faith too.

It has been long for an update



Thanks, Mike.

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Mike, the first thing I did was email.  No response to date.  That was on April 11.

A few days later I sent the PM that was suggested in this thread, but that got no response either.

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I guess the next step would be PayPal, even if it is beyond their stated limits because this is an ongoing situation.

I may be right behind but keep asking myself " what would he do with what he has?"

Professional  Optipessimist I guess.

Lol, funny when you make up a word and spell check doesn't even try to correct it.

Enjoy the season and good luck everyone.

Mike

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I would say get your orders in now. My guess is as soon as these start shipping and people receive them he is going to get lots of orders.

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I really like thinking positive.

Fig people are cool. Thanks for posting.

Mike

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I ordered my trees in October 2016. E-mails about shipping dates in March went unanswered. I found this forum in early April. I requested a refund (as described by others here) April 10th. I asked again for a refund, again, NO ANSWER, NO REFUND!!!

It is past 6 months, so Pay Pal cannot file a dispute. I made sure they understood that I am not the only customer that has not received the product that I paid for. Pay Pal advised me to speak with my credit card company, they have the authority to deduct the purchase amount from the vendors Pay Pal account.

I just spoke with my credit card company. They said they usually have a 120 day window of filing dispute on a transaction. But, since the vendor had made it clear shipping was not going to begin until spring, the bank will allow a dispute complaint to be opened. 

I filed a complaint with https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx  The lack of communication with customers is unacceptable.

I have watched the recent videos. For those of you that see them as a ray of sunshine and hope for trees that will be arriving, I'm glad they make you feel better. I guess I am too skeptical, because to me they are just versions of the Emperor Has No Clothes. I would bet money that the trees shown in the videos will not be shipped but used for more propagation material. Many should have been shipped weeks ago and are now too tall and fragile to be shipped without a great deal of careful packaging. The video of packaging and shipping trials just about made me scream at my monitor because those trials should have been performed MONTHS ago, not in April! I do hope those who are patient and willing to wait, eventually get their trees. I am throwing in the towel on this. 


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I hate to come in here sounding like I am defending James. I have nothing against the guy but some of the comments just don't make sense.
You ordered tree in Oct of last year and you obviously knew they wouldn't ship until this year. No one ships in march, just so you know. I have ordered from several online nurseries and they always wait until the weather breaks. Stark was the earliest this year and shipped 3 weeks ago.

At best James is a few weeks late and its obvious he is working on the shipping details. The lack of communication is a problem but I don't see him as screwing anyone yet.

I can tell you I asked for and received a refund months ago and then spent that money on cuttings. Some are doing well, others are doing nothing at all. Big money cuttings too so you may be waiting but its better than spending money and not knowing if you will ever get them to root.

As James gets close it looks like there is going to be one last ditch effort to try and bring him down.

I suspect the reason refunds have stopped is because he is close to shipping and  has probably already spend a ton of money getting to this point. Money for shipping is probably still there. Everyone was aware of the fact that he was doing a startup with the money. My guess is your wait will be rewarded soon. 

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I placed my order on Jan 4th, nothing was shipped of course, on April 23rd I have opened a paypal case, of course no response.. On the 28 I have escalated to Paypal for refund....
He will get shut down soon enough by paypal due to business practices.
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Just an observation...

  whenever there is a positive comment about James...some newbie comes out with negative comment...
when you bought trees from James...you did not make it a public knowledge ,you did it privatley, so you want your money go do it the same way you ordered...PRIVATELY....
 I hope you get your money...


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Anyone hear about Chinh Ngo, aka Andy?  He has a shop called USA Gardens on https://www.etsy.com/shop/USAGarden

Is he legit?  He's got a billion types of cuttings.

Thanks guys.


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Anyone hear about Chinh Ngo, aka Andy?  He has a shop called USA Gardens on https://www.etsy.com/shop/USAGarden

Is he legit?  He's got a billion types of cuttings.

Thanks guys.



No, but I heard of Chung Hwa pencils.

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Okay fellow members let's keep the fire under James butt please, He has procrastinated long enough,way past what I was led to believe.Has anyone checked to see the last time he has visited this site? 
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Again, I really do hope all of Jame's supporters do get their trees and cuttings. I'm not wishing him to fail on your account. He is fortunate to have people who still have faith in him. 

When I came across Greenfin's website and placed my order in October I was willing to wait until spring, which is now. I did so, because I had no idea nobody from 2016 had yet to receive an order. Unless I missed it, I have not yet heard that one customer has received an order of cuttings, or otherwise. Am I wrong?

I gave up when I found this forum only to discover there are unfulfilled orders from 2015 and its now the end of April and still no orders have arrived. How on earth can all the orders for 2016 be honored and filled and yet I would have still receive my order this spring? Physically impossible when James isn't hiring any staff and is doing it by himself. Whoever believes he can fulfill all of the pending orders even this year is living in a fantasy world. 

I find it very interesting that people are encouraging customers to place more orders. Why would somebody do that unless they think they will get a payoff? Perhaps ensuring there is enough funds to ship your orders?

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I emailed him (titled refund)asking for money back since it was past the agreed upon shipping time. No response after a week. I disputed the transactions a few days ago on PayPal. PayPal closed the dispute because it was more than 180 days since it was paid. I have remained silent through all of this but now I'm pissed. No updates. Still taking orders when he hasn't filled the orders from 2015 and 2016. May need to take this a step further.. Filing this into the theft category. Good luck to anyone else trying to get their money back.
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Well, not quite. I said I don't know enough about what he meant or is doing. I've never gone for mass propagation either. I trial varieties for fruit production, but sure, many of the trees (small, newly rooted cuttings) I planted last year in June had made 20+ linear feet of growth within 4 months. That is without additional fertilizer, pruning, and not in a tunnel, from June to October, water stopped in September. So when I say it is not impossible I meant that, it is possible but hard for me to understand because I don't know the specifics. Unless some people succeed in getting James locked up and homeless he will be able to set the market price of BM and most other varieties within a short period of time. Many varieties would be much more affordable if there wasn't so much competition and psy-ops from the "figs are my retirement plan" side of the argument that has pushed many people away.

It is easy to be confident when you don't know what it is that you don't know. Figs will make a liar of all of us, those of you who don't believe it are already there.

Could you please answer one thing for me Lewi? Why did you say TC was not an option? It breaks my heart to see people here walling in and tearing down their fellow growers...




Sure, happy to answer.

TC requires a lab, equipment, and knowledge that neither I, nor James has...




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I emailed him (titled refund)asking for money back since it was past the agreed upon shipping time. No response after a week. I disputed the transactions a few days ago on PayPal. PayPal closed the dispute because it was more than 180 days since it was paid. I have remained silent through all of this but now I'm pissed. No updates. Still taking orders when he hasn't filled the orders from 2015 and 2016. May need to take this a step further.. Filing this into the theft category. Good luck to anyone else trying to get their money back.


The guy had 127 posts, and has been around here for a year, what say ye Lebmark?


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Okay fellow members let's keep the fire under James butt please, He has procrastinated long enough,way past what I was led to believe.Has anyone checked to see the last time he has visited this site? 


As of 10:02 pm CST, GreenFin was last logged in on 03/22, he may have visited without logging in, to avoid pesky PM's.

I hope he has a BIG bottle of Ibuprofen for his pinkey toe, I hear the pain is worse than giving birth, or even a kidney stone. ;)


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In the previous post I mentioned Agristarts Lewi, they do all of that and I checked, they do give sole propagation rights to the person who pays to initiate the culture with them. Maybe I ought to just send them one of each from my collection free and they can sell them and people won't lose their minds over the derned things.

Services

Our highly skilled and experienced, research and development team offers a full range of plant tissue culture services.

  • Plant tissue culture initiation
  • Proprietary propagation & growing
  • Development of new and improved cultivars
  • Elite stock maintenance
  • Virus elimination
  • International and domestic genetic transfers

If you have any other needs please do not hesitate to ask, we are very capable of taking on other special projects.

 

For more information please contact David Lawson at david@agristarts.com


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Just an observation...

  whenever there is a positive comment about James...some newbie comes out with negative comment...
when you bought trees from James...you did not make it a public knowledge ,you did it privatley, so you want your money go do it the same way you ordered...PRIVATELY....
 I hope you get your money...



LebMark,

You have been on this thread long enough to know I was a big supporter of james. Only in the last month or so has the picture cleared for me...

This thread is here because James started the topic, James made us an offer, James has yet to deliver since starting his figcuttings dot com site.

AFAIK, that is, failed to deliver to anyone since that time.

It makes perfect sense to me that a plethora of people who feel cheated would sign up to vent, share experiances, and ask/offer advice.


How many people bought cuttings or trees from figcuttings dot com? Honestly we do not know the true number, but it is a LOT of people. Some may have purchased based on the support this forum gave him, and took it as a positive character referance.

In any case, as I see it, James promoted his business PUBLICLY here, on figs4fun. So why should people suffer in scilence when they cant get either their figs, or thier money back?

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In the previous post I mentioned Agristarts Lewi, they do all of that and I checked, they do give sole propagation rights to the person who pays to initiate the culture with them. Maybe I ought to just send them one of each from my collection free and they can sell them and people won't lose their minds over the derned things.

Services

Our highly skilled and experienced, research and development team offers a full range of plant tissue culture services.

  • Plant tissue culture initiation
  • Proprietary propagation & growing
  • Development of new and improved cultivars
  • Elite stock maintenance
  • Virus elimination
  • International and domestic genetic transfers

If you have any other needs please do not hesitate to ask, we are very capable of taking on other special projects.

 

For more information please contact David Lawson at david@agristarts.com



Yes, I know of Agristarts, and have some of thier figs.

I think you actually should look into it more, and you could propigate some of the most hardy, tasty, closed eye, rain resistant cultivars...you could make money, and do a lot of good.

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Sorry James, you didn't get this sucker:

We have concluded our investigation into your case and have decided in your
favor.

We were able to recover $51.00 USD and this amount has been credited to
you. Please allow five business days for this adjustment to be posted.

If you are due any additional funds, we will make our best effort to
recover the balance from the seller.


If the seller's account has insufficient funds to complete the refund owed
to you, please be assured that we will take appropriate action against the
seller's account, which may include limitation of the seller's account
privileges.


-----------------------------------
Transaction Details
-----------------------------------


Seller's Name: WebAisles, Inc
Seller's Email: greenfingardens@gmail.com
Seller's Transaction ID:

Transaction Date: Mar 9, 2017
Transaction Amount: -$51.00 USD
Your Transaction ID:
Case Number: PP-00

Buyer's Transaction ID: 8

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Well my order was in January of 2016, so I am fig out of luck.
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The fig market has been just a little bit too volatile for my taste Lewi ;) Maybe the demand for Black Madeira is less than all of the others they have anyway, the varieties listed by Universities in their fact sheets are the ones most people are familiar with. 

But if James could get the money, he could have them do it, it is possible. You brought it up.

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Just want to remind people, like I did at the start of this thread- ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS fund your PayPal account with a credit card, NEVER WITH A BANK ACCOUNT!!! I just filed a dispute with my Discover card for my purchase from James dating back to 12/24/2015. With a credit card, even if your 180 dispute window with PayPal runs out, you can still dispute via your credit card! This has saved my bacon a number of times.
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Could you please share how you do it?
Mine is passed 180days and unable to dispute.
And yes, i am fund my paypal account with a credit card.

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Find out the date you paid and the amount, and call your credit card company (Chase, Discover, Barclay, etc.) the number should be on the back of your card. Call them and tell them you want to open a dispute. They'll be able to look the charge up on your account. It should be PayPal/GreenFin. Some companies allow you to do this process online, you can with Discover, but only within a certain amount of time, otherwise you have to call in.
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Some CC companies are better than others in this area...I believe the Federally mandated window is 60 days...some do not apply this limitation.
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Since my order was last Oct, and James ignored all e-mails and requests for refunds. I tried Pay Pal first. They said 'no' due to the length of time but suggested my credit card company can deduct money right from James' Pay Pal account. 

Logging into my bank account online, I could've disputed the transaction online, but it was over 6 months. I called customer service. They explained they usually only dispute transactions within 120 days, except Greenfin's website stated the delivery date would be later. That extended the window of time allowing them to investigate. They opened a claim for me, and let me know although the investigation has not yet been resolved THEY REFUNDED MY MONEY BACK INTO MY ACCOUNT!

Its the first week of May. Has anyone received an order yet?
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No communication at all yet.
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Have you received any updates on your order? 

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Here's an email I just got.  I put in an order on the first day available.  I also asked him to wait until May as I have no winter safe room to put growing plants  :)


Hello fellow fig collectors :)

If you are receiving this email, then fig trees are ready to be shipped to you this week!  In order to help delivery go smoothly, please respond with the following answers:

1) Is this a good time to ship to you?  (we need to make sure your weather is warm enough, that you won't be gone on vacation, etc)

2) What is your current shipping address?  (we need to make sure that the address on file is current and correct)

Thank you all for your patience on this propagation project!

Best regards,
James/GreenFin

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M_Engr,

Since that time we have been updated on a broken pinky toe that has so hobbled James W Sperman, that he was ordered by the local Podiatrist ( who doubles as a shaman)  not to get out of bed, and sure as cookies not send us figs, that would be bad MoJo.


  I think I have a picture of his Doctor:


url for an image

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I wonder if the trees are too big now for the original shipping plan.  At least that person wanted to wait until May.

I also ordered first day I thought, or at least around there.  I never got a notification like that.

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M_Engr,

Since that time we have been updated on a broken pinky toe that has so hobbled James W Sperman, that he was ordered by the local Podiatrist ( who doubles as a shaman)  not to get out of bed, and sure as cookies not send us figs, that would be bad MoJo.


  I think I have a picture of his Doctor:


url for an image
LMAO!

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I'm still waiting for my Ponte Tresa... I can't wait!!!!
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I think James is trying, but he definitely got in over his head and miscalculated the time he would need.  I ordered cuttings from him before he offered the $7 little tree deal. He delivered on the cuttings and did a great job. He even sent me free cuttings when some failed, although I offered to pay. He did not have to do that.  So then I ordered trees the first time he offered them.  I think they are abut a year late from the original prospective delivery date.  Its not good, but I believe I will still get my trees. I look at it as just part of getting trees that would normally cost 10X what he requested for.  I would't be surprised if he waits until this winter to start fulfilling those orders.  

I do believe though, that he should have stopped taking people's money for new obligations once he realized that he couldn't fulfill his current existing obligations in a timely fashion. I think that is deceptive and unfair to the consumer. Perhaps he overestimated the consumer's patience as well. In either event, I've got plenty of trees to keep me busy at this time so my patience has not been tested yet.

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As I see it, the cuttings transaction was used to gain your confidence in him.  Period. Once you were seduced,
he set you up with the tree deal that you couldn't pass up. The cuttings weren't free; he was grooming you.
Hindsight is always 20-20.

I sincerely hope everyone gets their trees eventually (one way or another). James should then revert to
selling cuttings...AND NOTHING MORE!! 

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I added 1000 Pointe Teresa's to my cart on his site, 20 grand for that!
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I don't think anyone has received any shipment yet. But has anyone beside rcantor received an email regarding their order being ready to ship out? Either before or after the broken toe incident?
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