I hate doing this and try to avoid using the public, but this is getting ridiculous.
Story: He had a pair of Salomon Foils with z12ti bindings for sale for $260 which I purchased. His exact phrase both in the same and in his message to me when I asked for confirmation of the condition was "virtually new". In my book that means maybe used a couple of times with no rails. He also included the comment that he had sanded the topsheet lightly to give it a "mattel look", he says. I figure I can live with that since the price is so good. So I pay him the money. They arrive after about two weeks. His version of "virtually new" includes the topsheet being painted white, then poorly sanded, leaving paint around the bindings an in the depressions of the topsheets. It also includes tons of dirt and grime in the bindings (I am assuming he did some summer backyard rails), and a crack in one of the edges. So, I ask for a refund considering his description of the product was nowhere near the actual condition. He says he cannot refund me the money because he doesn't have it anymore, but he will make it up to me by selling me pants for $40 that he normally would have charged $90-$100 for. I agree and proceed to put 3-4 hours of work into the skis of cleaning out the bindings, buying some paint remover and working them into a better condition. Because they are in better condition now, I sell them for exactly what I paid and have put in some money and time, so the pants had better be worth my money.
So I paid him the $40 for the pants, NOVEMBER 28TH (if you would like the math, that is 74 days, or almost 11 weeks.) I asked him to send them quickly because I wanted to use them for a trip to Colorado. They didn't come in the 10 days he had to ship them. Then they still hadn't arrived when I took a trip back home to Virginia. When I returned back to Kansas City where I now live, still, they hadn't arrive. So now I have messaged him numerous times, and on one occasion I actually got a resonse, almost two months later, that he "f'ed up the address". I am guessing writing an address on a box correctly and taking it to the post office doesn't require almost two months.
So after another e-mail from me and one from PayPal, he still hasn't responded. To some of you $40 may not seem worth the hassle, but to me that is still pants that I am owed or money back, especially considering the work I had to do just to get rid of some bunk skis he sold me.
In conclusion, if you know him, tell him to give me my pants or just my $40 back at this point. I am really hoping he doesn't make it to three months to resolve this. If you know the number of the shop he rides for in Michigan or Minnesota or wherever he lives, which is called Summit Shop, drop me that number. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!