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#1 David Allen Grove

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Posted 01 June 2004 - 12:34 PM

Steve,

I still haven't heard from you but I sent you another email last night that includes a shipping address to ship John's sled to. Are you out there?
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#2 David Allen Grove

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:56 PM

I got your e-mail David, Thanks. I Will try to make it for Cinegear. I will be in
Alabama the latter part of next week to resolve our camera protocol issues.
If I can't make it to LA I'll send it to the address given.

Steve

That sound great Steve, Thanks!
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#3 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 12:25 AM

any update?
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Posted 13 June 2004 - 12:37 AM

Well, about 30 of us, including John were there at Dalts waiting to see if the sled arrived.


Still waiting....
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#5 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 06:40 PM

Another revival but not random this time.

Sled sent yet?
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Posted 10 June 2006 - 09:15 PM

Michael, did Byro RSVP for the party? Maybe he'll be bringing John's sled this year. If so, maybe he'll bring my transmitter as well. I've been trying (with no success) to get either the original diversity tuner I ordered (he couldn't figure out how to make one), or the transmitter he promised to build for me instead, since he couldn't deliver the tuner, or the $1400 I paid to him back in 1996. Yes...I said 1996. It's coming up on the 10 year anniversary of me writing my first of two payment checks of $700 for the diversity tuner mentioned above. Last year in June, after much back and forth he promised to deliver the transmitter to me in 30 days. He even wrote, signed and faxed a letter to my home stating his intentions which I keep for chuckles. Maybe he meant 300 days...although I guess he'd still be late. He is a real piece of work.

Brooks Robinson
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#7 David Allen Grove

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 09:50 PM

3 words..


CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT.
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#8 Afton Grant

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 10:10 PM

Has any legal action ever been taken against this guy? Taking someone's money, with the promise of delivering a good or service, and then not delivering that good or service is simply criminal. With the number of people with serious complaints about him over the years, David's class action lawsuit suggestion seems like it could be a way to put an end to further harm. I'm sure he has his own side of the story, but at least make him tell it to a judge.
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#9 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 11:36 PM

this guy just amazes me! unbelievable the things he has done to operators over the years...
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:54 AM

I say we all pitch in buy Eric Fletcher a ticket to Chicago to take care of business. John's sled is gone...probably sold years ago. The $$ for the transmitter went up his nose. If he still had these items, they'd be in the mail after all the shit he gets here.

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#11 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:06 AM

I say we all pitch in buy Eric Fletcher a ticket to Chicago to take care of business. John's sled is gone...probably sold years ago. The $$ for the transmitter went up his nose. If he still had these items, they'd be in the mail after all the shit he gets here.

RB



Funny you should say that, I'll be in Chicago 7/1-3. I'm sure I could find a few min's. :)
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#12 David Allen Grove

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:51 AM

Look at my signature below in RED.

I received an email from another steadicam operator victom named Brett last month.
He wrote me because he saw my signature and read those soap-opera posts about John's sled.
"I thought I was the only one!" Brett wrote. (does that sound like a victom or what?!?!)

His story is the same as John's and Brooks.. and ....

Maybe you guys should start a support group.. I think there is enough of you.
Or maybe suggest to the police to start a Special 'Victom's of Byro' Unit that deals with this
guy.
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#13 RonBaldwin

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 12:08 PM

let's upgrade Eric to 1st class, buy him drinks and a tank of gas for his audi and maybe he'll check it out for us? I'll handle the drinks and throw in a baseball bat.

RB
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#14 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:59 PM

I'll throw in the bat.

Brooks, hey my friend.
No, I don't think Steve would have the balls, if he has any anyway.

I think John, Brett and Brooks should EACH file a small claims lawsuit against him.
Though John and Brett are probably due more than the $5000 limit in small claims,
winning at least that would be something. Not that he'd pay, then you'd have to file
for income withholding in order to get the money.

But at least it would be something as Ron said, the owed items and/or money is long gone.
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