Many of you know may know him, since he seems to be of AM status on the Armada team and claims to be sponsored by Dalbello, but if you are his friend, please refrain from any comments since you are completely partial.
So here is the deal. About two months ago Will Brown make a 'for sale' thread for some 09/10 Dalbello Il Moro boots. I had not checked the recent pictures of next year's models, but figured since he was claiming to be sponsored, he would know what next year's boots looked like. I contacted him, negotiated a price, and sent him a check. He did not provide pictures, but again, as a sponsored and well-known rider I assumed he was selling what he claimed and wouldn't want to ruin his reputation. Anyway, after about three weeks I received the boots, which are in fact, this year's, 08-09 gold bling model of the Il Moro, which I happen to not like at all (gold really isn't my thing). They have the gold chain on them and everything. You will note in the following descriptions and conversations that he describes them as all green. So right off the bat, you have him either lying or completely mistaken about both the model year and the color. I asked for a refund and to send them back to him which would seem quite reasonable considering he entirely mispresented it and since if I knew what he was actually selling I wouldn't have even looked twice at it. He is claiming that he will not issue a refund and that he is in no way at fault. I am in disbelief about this and am going to be really upset if he doesn't issue a refund, which he is refusing to do at this point, but there is a chance I am seeing this from some skewed perspective. So, tell me what you think. Below is a link to his original thread, then our message history after I received the incorrect boots, then his latest e-mail response. He goes back and forth saying he never said anything about them being 2010 model, then claiming they in fact were those. He then says in his thread he said there were no refunds, which he never did. Basically he lies about 5-6 times. Read for yourself and if you think appropriate help me get my money back.
Date Sent: May 13 2009 14:14:11 - (read)
Will - we have a bit of a problem. The boots you sent me are this year's, 2008-2009, gold bling El Moros. You claimed you were selling the lime green 2010 El Moros. Please contact me when you get the chance. Thank you
Date Sent: May 17 2009 20:24:58 - (read)
unless im blind or someone changed them in the mail, i believe those are gold/green. and i did not claim 2010. i claimed this years. sorry man. maybe we should have a done picture exchange or something if i had had a camera. boots are boots though, the only difference would be the color between the years so you'll have a good time either way.
Date Sent: May 17 2009 23:41:28 - (read)
Date Sent: May 18 2009 00:38:57 - (read)
I ride for Dalbello and they are next year's boots. They come in numerous colors. I'm really sorry that this happened but they are in fact next year's boots man.
Date Sent: May 18 2009 09:51:41 - (read)
First you claimed in your thread they were next year's boots. Then you said, no I never claimed they were next year's, now again you are saying yeah, they come in different colors, they are next years. But if I post a picture of them, especially compared to this year's "gold bling" then EVERYONE will see they are this year's boot. I am not trying to be difficult, I just want my money back since you made a mistake and I would never have purchased them had I known they were the '09 gold bling colorway. Please don't force me to make a big deal about this.
Date Sent: May 21 2009 10:13:46 - (read)
I'm sorry this is happening. Definitely a misunderstanding and I made it clear in my post that there are no refunds. You made the purchase without any pictures or anything and I made no false claims. At the moment, I have no money, I will work on getting the amount of money for you but to tell you the truth, we made a deal together and a purchase was made. I will try and make that amount of money back.
Date Sent: May 21 2009 10:32:16 - (read)
Willis - your post said nothing about refunds at all. second, you did make a false claim. You claimed they were the 2009-2010 model. They are the 2008-2009 model. That is clearly misleading. I didn't see the need for pictures since you seemed quite well known on the site and are not some 13-year-old-wannabe but in fact a semi-professional skier. Please keep me updated. You should have the money back to me within a week or so. Thanks
Now, three weeks later I e-mailed him telling him my last resort was to make a thread on NS, which obviously I am doing, and contacting his parents, since he seems to not be responding in a mature way and hopefully they will be nice enough to refund me.
I must say that I truely do not know what all of this is about, or why you think threatening me is OK. We made a legit deal, I asked if you would like pictures, you said that they were unnecessary, and we made the exchange. Threatening me with my parents, first of all, is outrageous and you may absolutely call them if you feel the need, and threatening me with a post on NS will also not change what has happened. You are attempting to back out of a deal in which every detail was made clear, and I'm sorry but you said photos would be unnecessary. On my end of the deal, everything was as I sad it was and I'm truly sorry if you feel differently.
I hope you are having a good summer.
So there you have it. I can't see how I could be wrong and he could be right, but let me know.