Originally Posted by dsmith
This is Justin from Head-fi and eBay. I have everyone’s stuff at my house and can easily finish it up pretty quickly. As most of you know, I have moved to Alaska for the summer and will return early September. I have tried to finish most of your stuff before I left, but I couldn’t get it all done in time. I told most of you if it was alright if it didn’t get done in time that I could just finish it when I get home. I really had no idea that you would be posting my home address for everyone to see and actually threatening to call the police. As most of you know, or ask the people which I have modded stuff for things before that I am a very trustworthy person. I have honestly tried the best I could to get most of everyone’s stuff done in time but things came up. My mother is going to have most of the stuff shipped here so I can finish it and then send it out again. Some of the stuff like the wooden cups an just be sent from my house to you. But I know Rick Cheung and the guy with the DT880’s I need to finish up and I can do that here if you really need it done. I would just truly be grateful if you could back off a little bit and do not give out my personal information for everyone to see. If you read my feedback on my Head-fi and eBay you can see I do good work for people and I am an honest person. I can get the wooden cups sent out to you from my house that is easy. I know the guy who ordered the Grado cups with the extra set I can send them out easily. As for the T20RP, I was finishing them up when I left but couldn’t’ get them done in time. I was trying to have a good summer here but threatening to call the police is just a little too much and I honestly would have tried a lot harder if I knew that this was going to happen. But if you really need me to do all the stuff I can finish it up here. But please back off the police stuff and giving out my personal information. My family is really upset and it really is very easy to get your stuff done and get it shipped out to you. I just want to have a good time here . I would also like everyone who I need to do stuff for e-mail me personally at my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org with exactly what they need done. I will do my best to get it done quickly. Again, please check my feedback on all the sites and ask people I have done stuff for before and you will know that I do good work and am honest. Thank you
Justin asked me to paste and copy this letter to all of you. I will help as much as I can from this side
I have no stake in this matter, but I had to reply after reading your response.
First, you are correct that posting your home address here on the public is inappropriate, and I'm surprised that the mods have not yet removed it. I'll flag the posts with your address and hopefully those will be cleaned up soon.
Yes, you may have had a great deal of positive feedback before. But that does not give you a free pass in this matter, especially given the number of people that you owe goods and/or money to right now.
You repeatedly say how easy and quickly it is to get most of the stuff you owe done, yet you failed to do so before you left for Alaska. At a certain point, if you were becoming overwhelmed with work, you should have put a hold on taking money for new work while spending your time to complete your existing work. That would be the responsible thing to do.
You say that you had informed everyone that you would finish their items after you got back from Alaska, but you clearly did not communicate this clearly given the level of anxiety displayed by the people that you are dealing with right now. What you should have done, given how easy you state all this stuff is to complete, is to have taken everything with you to Alaska, finish it there, and send it off.
What I find really appalling is your statement "I was trying to have a good summer here," but that all this commotion here is ruining it for you. That's incredibly selfish and irresponsible. What about the "summer" for all the people that are waiting for their money or goods from you? No concern of yours?
You complain about people contacting the police in this matter, but ask yourself this, honestly: If you sent someone several hundred dollars worth of equipment or money, waited around for several months, continually being told to "have patience," then have that person go off and be unavailable for more months, while still not getting anything you were promised, what would you do? How would you feel? I'd say you feel violated and upset, and contacting the police would seem like a very logical response to try and recoup your apparent losses.
Clearly, you are young, and hopefully you will learn much from this situation. I hope you realize how fortunate you are that you have two understanding parents who are working to help you fix the mess you've created here. Please do your best to resolve this matter expeditiously, for the good of the Head-Fi community and for your own conscience.