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Old October 15th, 2010, 01:45   #31
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I held off on this post for awhile because my intentions were to only break even and not stir up trouble. I've been officially screwed over by Nick at street toys, so now it is my aim to save anyone else the headache of doing business with him. I'm a long time member of TDIclub and have a good reputation of buying and selling on here privately and through other vendors. I will briefly walk you through what happened with Nick that went terribly different. I no longer question whether nick had anything to do with his and Kermas split.

My hammer series turbo that was purchased through kerma a couple years ago was seemingly leaking oil. I've also had oil in my intake plumbing. I'm still not actually sure if it's the turbo or not. I contacted Nick because of my concern. I asked him if he could inspect it and what my options would be if the turbo seals were actually leaking. He directed me towards purchasing his 1852 for 750$. I explained that I am a recently laid off math/science teacher and was desperately looking for work and could not afford anything that isn't necessary. After our discussion, we decided that I would ship the turbo in question to him for inspection and he would ship me an 1852 because there was a possibility my turbo was bad. We went this route because It was the quickest way to get my car running again if the turbo was bad and I needed it running fast so that I could be available to take a job offer. In the even that my old turbo was fine, Nick was to ship it back to me and I'd send him the 1852 (on my dime). I just needed the option to have the car back together asap.

After nick received my money, he took a week to even ship the turbo. He defeated the whole purpose of even sending it to me since my turbo basically showed up to him before he sent me a new one. You'd think at this point, he'd just inspect mine before sending the other one since he procrastinated already. nope!

I called Nick and ask him to let me know asap for a diagnosis once mine arrives. He said it arrived that day and would call me back in an hour. It's been almost 3 months and he has not called back. I have a long list of dates and times I have tried contacting him to find out what happened to my turbo. Was it good or bad? Who knows! So, after Nick knew I was laid off and had no money to be just replacing parts for no reason, He fails our agreement to even let me know if I'm replacing a bad part.

I had my car looked at and did some extra inspecting and found a bad oil return line that was leaking oil. I have also been directed to vent my Crank Case better. Ironically, nick said a better CC vent was probably needed too but would still look at my turbo to rule that out.

All I've needed was a phone call with a diagnosis so that I could rule out the turbo as being an issue. Now that I've gotten help from TDIclub, the problem was my oil line and CC vent. The turbo was fine, but Nick took it and my money and went MIA.

If you are considering doing business with street toys, reconsider. Just recall all the drama that has been on here with Nick. I don't believe it was just bad luck for the poor guy. It's beyond that at this point. It's just bad business. I doubt this post will sink Nick's business but I can hope it hurts it like he hurt my situation. I'm still unemployed and getting slammed with an unjustified 750 bucks really hurts.

I wish i had two more hands .... so i could give street toys four thumbs down!
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Old November 8th, 2010, 07:24   #32
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I ordered a boost valve 3 weeks ago today. I have left 3 voicemails and have emailed without a response yet.

This is my last effort to try to get that valve that paypal verifies I have paid for. I hoping that maybe the contact info has changed or something.

Does anyone know if they are still in business?
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Old November 8th, 2010, 10:34   #33
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I just ordered two racepipes last week from Street Toys and left emails and messages. I wonder what is going to happen as my credit card has already been charged and have no info on when to expect my order

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Old November 8th, 2010, 11:00   #34
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I ordered a boost valve 3 weeks ago today. I have left 3 voicemails and have emailed without a response yet.

This is my last effort to try to get that valve that paypal verifies I have paid for. I hoping that maybe the contact info has changed or something.

Does anyone know if they are still in business?
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I just ordered two racepipes last week and left emails and messages. I wonder what is going to happen as my credit card has already been charged and have no info on when to expect my order
Neither one of you mentions who you ordered from. Could you both please identify the seller(s). Thank you
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Old November 8th, 2010, 19:15   #35
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I just ordered two racepipes last week from Street Toys and left emails and messages. I wonder what is going to happen as my credit card has already been charged and have no info on when to expect my order
Right now I can not find an answer to the question of where Nick is. My credit card has a charge on it, I have called, left messages, sent emails to his website, sent messages to Ronda, sent emails to his yahoo acount. His website is up and still taking orders but nobody is home
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Old November 8th, 2010, 22:08   #36
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Right now I can not find an answer to the question of where Nick is. My credit card has a charge on it, I have called, left messages, sent emails to his website, sent messages to Ronda, sent emails to his yahoo acount. His website is up and still taking orders but nobody is home
He's not going to call you back. He just likes taking your money. He jacked me over too. Dispute it with your credit card.
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Old November 9th, 2010, 19:51   #37
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Old November 12th, 2010, 11:36   #38
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I also ordered from street toys what a scam
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Old November 12th, 2010, 11:41   #39
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FWIW, and IIRC member thetdiwagonguy was promoting Street Toy products. Might be worthwhile to get ahold of thetdiwagonguy and ask him what is going on with Street Toys this time. Good luck.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/member.php?u=32756
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I wonder when the moderator is going to do or say something?
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Old November 12th, 2010, 12:37   #41
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What do you want them to do? They don't really have any power in your situation or problems with a vendor. All we can do is expose or commend certain vendors and hope they value TDIclub the same way we do.

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Members and vendors are to resolve issues privately, just as in any other transaction one engages in.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 13:11   #42
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What do you want them to do? They don't really have any power in your situation or problems with a vendor. All we can do is expose or commend certain vendors and hope they value TDIclub the same way we do.
Post Vendors name in a stiky of Revoked Vendors
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IIRC, Street Toys has not been a registered vendor by his choice for a number of years. So there is really nothing to revoke. Others have complained about his products in many a thread when he was a vendor. Those threads are readily searchable and readily available. Some chose to continue to deal with him despite those prior and documented problems, accepting Street Toys' voiciferous explanation that none of those problems were any of his fault.

The latest attempt to rehash his reputation seemed to be with him hawking his products through thetdiwagonguy (per my prior post) --- which is why I suggested you and others contact thetdiwagonguy (since thetdiwagonguy is a registered vendor on this forum and may be able to put you in contact with Street Toys).

Sadly, this seems to be another exercise in why the past does matters and why people who forget the past are doomed to repeat history. Ultimately, all buyers must make an educated decision and live with the consequences of their choices --- which seems to be, unfortunately, yours and a few other's plight here. In summary, I do not know of anything the moderators can do to protect buyers in such circumstances. Good luck.
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IIRC, Street Toys has not been a registered vendor by his choice for a number of years. So there is really nothing to revoke. Others have complained about his products in many a thread when he was a vendor. Those threads are readily searchable and readily available. Some chose to continue to deal with him despite those prior and documented problems, accepting Street Toys' voiciferous explanation that none of those problems were any of his fault.

The latest attempt to rehash his reputation seemed to be with him hawking his products through thetdiwagonguy (per my prior post) --- which is why I suggested you and others contact thetdiwagonguy (since thetdiwagonguy is a registered vendor on this forum and may be able to put you in contact with Street Toys).

Sadly, this seems to be another exercise in why the past does matters and why people who forget the past are doomed to repeat history. Ultimately, all buyers must make an educated decision and live with the consequences of their choices --- which seems to be, unfortunately, yours and a few other's plight here. In summary, I do not know of anything the moderators can do to protect buyers in such circumstances. Good luck.
Then why not have a sticky with current vendors and revoked vendors? I am not attempting to use this forum as a way to get back the money. If one post helps one person keep from making the same mistake than it is worth it.
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Then why not have a sticky with current vendors and revoked vendors? I am not attempting to use this forum as a way to get back the money. If one post helps one person keep from making the same mistake than it is worth it.
The simple answer is that no one reads the stickie's anymore then searches for answers before posting questions. I good example is diagnosing low power in A3/B4 sections. Moderator GoFaster has a well written stickie --- that no one apparently reads. Please count the number of "what do I do with limp mode" type questions. Likewise, check out the K&N Filter questions --- despite a recent stickie thread and numerous questions on the same topic.

The best protection anyone has on this forum is searching the member's history. Here is a quick search for Street Toys using Google.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tdiclub%3A+Street+Toys

So, if people are unwilling to do the simplest of Google searches to protect themselves, what will an unread stickie accomplish?
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