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Title: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: JB on June 28, 2012, 08:23 PM
I'm posting this here as I'm really not sure where this post should go.

Anyway, I was hoping someone could shed some light on a question I have about my online order that I made from GWTW Kite Shop.

Two or three days ago, I ordered online through GWTW, one line set and a Prism Repair Kit.  The money has been deducted from my pay pal account, but for the past three days, my order is listed as "Processing".  I was hoping to get these items before this weekend, but at this point I am not sure.  I have called steve about a dozen times and left two or three voicemail messages.  I even sent him a PM today and still no reply.

Can someone please clue me in to how the GWTW Online Kite Shop Works.  Is this normal?  The message on Steve's voicemail indicates he can be reached from 9-5pm PST Mon Thru Fri.  Is he outa town, on vacation?



Title: Re: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: coop on June 28, 2012, 08:28 PM
The cart on his site doesn't work properly.  I just spoke with Steve a couple days ago as I ordered a repair kit as well. They are currently out of stock and he expects more in July. He will have your order. I have ordered from him before, no worries. He will get back to you.


Title: Re: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: JB on June 28, 2012, 08:38 PM
The cart on his site doesn't work properly.  I just spoke with Steve a couple days ago as I ordered a repair kit as well. They are currently out of stock and he expects more in July. He will have your order. I have ordered from him before, no worries. He will get back to you.

Two reasons I ordered the repair kit and line from him..  One, his site said they were in stock and two, I wanted to establish a customer/retailer relationship with a store I planned on purchasing from on a regular basis.  Considering that half my order is not in stock when it was listed as in stock, puts a slightly bitter taste in my mouth.   I could of ordered it somewhere else and had it here already.  Furthermore, why is it that I hear this info from a freindly forum member and not the shop owner?

What gives?


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: PUZZLE on June 28, 2012, 08:54 PM
ive ordered lots of stuff from steve, always comes through , and sometimes stuff is on back ordered


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: mikeb on June 28, 2012, 09:04 PM
Now that you mention this, I ordered a few line sets a few days ago, the package came yesterday and I haven't had the time or the need to open the package, I hope it isn't a few repair kits :) Thanks Steve!


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: JB on June 28, 2012, 09:12 PM
Now that you mention this, I ordered a few line sets a few days ago, the package came yesterday and I haven't had the time or the need to open the package, I hope it isn't a few repair kits :) Thanks Steve!

I hate to say it, but your reply made me laugh.

Fair enough.  Hopefully Steve will get back to me.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Wayner on June 28, 2012, 09:15 PM
Sorry you have had a problem.

Steve has always been very helpful to me.

I'm sure he will get to you soon.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Ca Ike on June 29, 2012, 12:09 AM
Don't stress over it.  Steve will come through and he's probably been on the phone with Mark about the repair kits already trying to get an eta for ya.  MOst of us have gotten in the habit of e-mailing him with our laundry lists instead of going through the site due to the few issues and you will get a ship notice when he sends it or a phone call if you left a number if there is a problem.


Title: Re: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Gamelord on June 29, 2012, 12:09 AM
Repair kits are not going to be available till the end of july.   Prism is sold out.  We are waiting on ours as well.  Steve is a good guy.  I am sure he will get with you very soon if not already.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: thief on June 29, 2012, 04:08 AM
every shop has issues like this occasionally....Give him another call and i am certain you will get a response back.....he is also "steve" here on the forum drop him a PM too if you like to check in.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: RobB on June 29, 2012, 04:18 AM
Just put together your own repair kit. A small tackle box is all you need, fill it up with parts. Besides, you get to drive Steve nuts with a crazy laundry list of miscellaneous stuff !   :D

Be patient, sometimes it goes like this, but most of the time you'll be left wondering how Steve gets what you ordered to your door so fast. He's gotten boxes to me in 2 days, coast to coast... I figure he must KNOW someone at the post office to get a special inside deal.

(http://ferob.com/kites/RepairKit.jpg)



Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Tmadz on June 29, 2012, 04:25 AM
Sometimes order fulfillment doesn't meet out timelines. I have learned what to order to build my own parts kit as well. Its a learning process.  Kite shops are certainly not the same as "the river" website. This is Steves business, but sometimes things happen. It's OK to order from somewhere else as well (sorry Steve), but at the same time this forum is visited by kiters from around the world. Steve hosts this for our benefit. I am not worried that Steve is working his hardest to get your order, but life happens. Rest assured he will get back to you shortly.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: JB on June 29, 2012, 07:33 AM
every shop has issues like this occasionally....Give him another call and i am certain you will get a response back.....he is also "steve" here on the forum drop him a PM too if you like to check in.

Called him around a dozen times and left 2 or 3 voicemails.  Left him a PM yesterday.  Still no reply.



Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Farmer_rob on June 29, 2012, 08:14 AM
There is no answer here that will satisfy you. Plenty of folks have told you there is something obviously out of the norm.

Our experience is that it will work out. 

It is out of the ordinary, more calls is only exasperating you.

Patience and good health-


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Ca Ike on June 29, 2012, 08:15 AM
Just be patient.  Steve will get you taken care of.  ITs been a busy week for him with the shop, site issues and life stuff, as well as issues within the kite industry itself. Just make sure you left good contact info and if you have it your order # from the site.  Paypal will send the money right away but there may be a delay due to the shopping cart problems and its a pain to get the order info out sometimes and if the notification didn't get sent right he will not only have to deal with the site host but paypal and his source for your items if they are out of stock.  

Steve would rather contact you and tell you its backordered and he will have it by a certain date than just tell you you have to wait.  HE's old school that way and prefers to get you the answers you want, then contact you with the options available.  Rarely does it take more than a few days but it happens and he always comes through.  


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: ko on June 29, 2012, 09:04 AM
Mr Hall is just giving you your first REAL lesson in sport kite tricking.
#1 take a step back
#2 take a deep breath
#3 look back on what you have done and what you want to accomplish
#4 reach for that zen moment
AND IT WILL COME (ps this his website and i hope he doesnt 86 me for this lol)


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Steve Hall on June 29, 2012, 10:51 AM
Ouch!
My apologies JB.
Mea culpa email on the way.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: JB on June 29, 2012, 12:21 PM
Ouch!
My apologies JB.
Mea culpa email on the way.


No sweat Steve.  I replied to your mail and your offer was a generous one.  Gimme a shout and hopefully you can help me (a kite novice) order some stuff for a first aid kit for my e3 and 4d.

Thanks



Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: JB on June 29, 2012, 03:57 PM
You all were right..  Steve Rocks.

Thanks Steve.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: PUZZLE on June 30, 2012, 06:15 AM
steve, is the best. even if he is out testing product lol


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: vertigo2u on July 12, 2012, 07:02 AM
Steve is not from Quebec .... he is honest and reliable.  Now had you order it from North in Canada you'd have a $24.51 problem.

Can you imagine for $24.51 you get a court order from small claims court.  You feel safe cause you live so far away. and laugh to yourself.  You pulled a fast one.

However, the first time you try and enter the United States.  BINGO !!! Your name comes up on a warrant for $24.5l. :D :D :D

Detroit is about 1/2 mile wide river from Canada.  My friend Enzo lives there.  He's an attorney.  :D :D :D :D

It's funny last night we were joking and I said I was going to run a " Kite Repair Clinic ".  We were laughing.  I asked one of the guys if he knew how to repair his kite... his answer ... "... I take it to Jon"... I started to laugh cause that is what my Clinic was going to teach.  If it breaks give it to Jon. 

I saw Rob's tackle box of repair things he could build another kite or two.. :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: sugarbaker on July 12, 2012, 11:13 AM
Careful where that repair kit will lead you.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xwYdEJ17X00/T_8SeXGhyDI/AAAAAAAABTQ/GuYWLfsfxtU/s1000/IMG_0039.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9exVVsHk3M0/T_8SVq97-GI/AAAAAAAABR4/nsVPZBnHFnc/s1000/IMG_0050.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BzKi39Zo1MA/T_8Sd8GSQHI/AAAAAAAABTI/hqiDluqOAZo/s1000/IMG_0040.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cseTq1C3QQE/T_8SdPBOF8I/AAAAAAAABTA/NPd7uWV-S88/s1000/IMG_0041.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IULt2aX_M2Q/T_8ScG9xz8I/AAAAAAAABS4/FIM2HjImkDE/s1000/IMG_0042.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1VFJxbkvm44/T_8SbvIYj1I/AAAAAAAABSw/LE2N5HIgHfA/s1000/IMG_0044.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v84wTXExCsQ/T_8SbDFEqwI/AAAAAAAABSo/9fQcr-H7K1w/s1000/IMG_0043.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-daRVcFu-tII/T_8SajZ0xSI/AAAAAAAABSg/8IISJS1_Bkw/s1000/IMG_0045.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qfaPWaChj3U/T_8SaE_VjOI/AAAAAAAABSY/NAZSwoQYS5M/s1000/IMG_0046.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8O_rGw-WlgI/T_8SZbWkBVI/AAAAAAAABSQ/SRvfqu3dD7c/s1000/IMG_0047.jpg)


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: mikenchico on July 12, 2012, 12:59 PM
LOL ... I have one of the large 3 drawer Plano tackle boxes with a big top storage for the repair kit but it's overflowed into numerous additional boxes & bags and you don't want to know about the bins & boxes of spars and fabrics. It's to the point that I can't find what I'm looking for ... so I just call Steve and get another one ... that's sad.

Oh and I PM'ed Sunsetflyers minutes after he posted a shop full of parts for sale to let him know I was interested. Maybe a good thing I never heard back from him.





Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Tmadz on July 12, 2012, 02:17 PM
Awesome Sugarbaker. Looks like my woodshop. I often can't fine the tool I'm looking for. I have been resisting the urge to buy another because I need the cash for kites.

I told my wife I could make kites and she could quilt so we could spend more time together. She shot me down. I don't know if I should be relieved or not.


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: sugarbaker on July 13, 2012, 11:01 AM
I told my wife I could make kites and she could quilt so we could spend more time together. She shot me down. I don't know if I should be relieved or not.

your wife is a smart woman. 

My studio is not usually in this state of chaos... but I'm in the middle of a move and have packed away many of the shelves where I store my supplies and many of my tools.  It makes me laugh to look in the room right now!  Somewhere in that room I have a few new kites I need to fly!. 


Title: Re: GWTW Kite Shop (Order Status)
Post by: Rx8doc on July 23, 2012, 09:26 AM
Sorry to stop a hijack in progress for another hijack.
Steve had my order to me in under a week. Fast friendly kite shop
He da man.
Now I still need someone to send me some skills to fly these things.
Ray