Some time back, maybe 3 or 4 years ago, I contracted with Mr. Trigg to buy an amp from him. We agreed on a price, and he told me to send a check. I did, and e-mailed him to say I had done so (a common courtesy).
Either the next day, or the day after, another forum member e-mailed me to inform me that an amp, exactly like the one I had contracted for, had been RECENTLY offered up for sale at a different website, for a considerably larger amount of money than I had contracted for. Sure enough, the seller was none other than Mr. Trigg, and the amp was none other than the one I had already sent a check for. The date the amp was offered for sale at the new website was a couple days AFTER
he told me to "Send the check."
I e-mailed him to see what was going on and got......
"Well, I uh....changed my mind, and I was going to either rip up your check or mail it back to you."
Not feeling very comfortable with that answer, I felt compelled to go to my bank and stop payment of that check. My time, my effort, and a $20 stop payment charge.
I posted this behavior on the Polk Audio Forum, which was where a great many of us met. That seemed to begin, or highlight for all to see, an ethical, and moral downward spiral by said individual.
People enter a BUSINESS agreement expecting the other individual/s to perform as stated in the agreement. There are stories regarding his lack of delivery of goods, delivery of damaged or misrepresented goods, and failure to adequately pack goods he ultimately does ship (after threat of legal action). The latter being especially despicable in my opinion, as it shows the true childish behavior involved here. Flason, Madmax, Phuz, Tentoze, myself, and who knows how many others got a taste of it. Even if he were to make total amends to all the people involved, it wouldn't matter one bit to me. Here is an individual who thinks NOTHING of tying up your funds, or equipment, for months and maybe years at a time. An individual who you JUST MAY have to chase down and threaten with legal action in order to get him to perform as he specified he would. Mr. Administartor, would you like to undergo that? Spend months sending e-mails back and forth to someone who may or may not be as concerned as you? Have YOUR funds tied up for months while someone "decides" if you're worthy of his performance, or if you're even on his radar scope due to other financial problems he has?
Anyhow, that's my story above. It is absolutely true with no ommissions, or embellishments.