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Paulo Balzano

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Heineken, May 16, 2017.

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  1. RLDubbya

    RLDubbya HMFIC

    388
    Dec 21, 2016
    Well, he has $30 grand and I'm losing my house.
     
  2. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
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  3. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Knifehaterz has been trying to warn the community about him but nobody wants to listen (to him).

    PS: shit like this... Makes me glad I'm financing my own CNC. Kickstarter is dangerous.
     
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  4. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
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  5. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Wow......
     
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  6. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
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  7. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
     
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  8. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    I would be shocked if anyone ever receives a knife from this guy.

    My guess would be that production hasn't even begun on these knives.

    At best he's a poor outsourcer rather than an actual knife maker.
     
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  9. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    Don't worry, DHgate will produce the Mars folders... For cheaper... And before deadline.
     
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  10. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    I don't understand how guys like this can scam people repeatedly and still have "customers" defending them, and making excuses, and even just buying his line of crap??? We have Google now, so there's no excuse to punch in a name to make sure a result like this doesn't pop up. People on Instagram seem to be the worst offenders, getting lured by filtered artsy shots of stuff the photographer will never even carry or use, making them think they need trinkets to get more Insta-cred... I'm young enough to get how a fad like that catches on, but old enough to understand you always need to vet your sources before handing over a payment. Claiming how easy it is to get a refund through whatever other source seems to be a big enough reason for people not to do any research. That should be a last resort, not a selling point! I hope this Balzano clown gets what he deserves.
     
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  11. kazlx

    kazlx

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    Nov 25, 2013
    "Vosano" never voluntarily moved to LA.

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  12. Heineken

    Heineken

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    Mar 23, 2012
    For us not legally inclined. What exactly do these papers mean?


     
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  13. kazlx

    kazlx

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    Nov 25, 2013
    It’s an Unlawful Detainer. They were in the process of being evicted because they would not leave voluntarily.
     
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  14. brancron

    brancron Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Here is Balzano's latest "update" (the first since May 4th): https://www.kickstarter.com/project...-classically-inspired-modern-ar/posts/2001770

    It's one of the most arrogant, obnoxious, and disingenuous things I've read in quite a while.

    Mind you, this is 9.5 months after his December 15th, 2016 update, which read, in part: "Baring and delays I should have the knives back from that laser engravers in order to ship on time. ... Once the knives are back all that is left is sharpening and cleaning and they will be ready to go."
     
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  15. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
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    Best comment ever
     
  16. KELAMA

    KELAMA

    Jun 28, 2013
    ^ +1
    I particularly enjoyed reading this clown's, contrived selective question and answer dialogued style update. This guy is a complete & utter, delusional nutcase! Any person in the knife community, that has the ability to process this knowledge...and then proceeds to still do business with this guy, deserves all the grief they get.

    Q: Can I get a refund?
    A: No, but you can sell the knife on the secondary market after you receive it and probably make almost double what you paid for it here, or i'll put you in contact with one of the 65 people who have contacted me asking to buy one since the campaign ended.

    Q: Did you run off to Mexico with our money?
    A: Yes. Even though my Instagram cleverly makes it appear as if Vosofferyn and I moved our shop from Orange to Los Angeles and are making progress on both campaigns.

    Q: Why are you making other products when you aren't done with the Mars knives?
    A: Because I still have to make a living to keep the lights on so If I need to split my focus now and then thats what I'll do.

    Q: Do you have a substance abuse problem?
    A: Yes, Nicotine. I've also come to terms with the possibility that I may be a sex addict ;)

    ^ Are you freaking kidding me?!?!?! :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Heineken

    Heineken

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    Mar 23, 2012
    Another great set of responses from Paulo Balzano. Keep in mind these are Q&A which he has time to review and proof read before posting and still this level of disrespect for his customers and ego that is out of this world. I have yet to see a single Paulo Balzano knife resell for table price, let alone have any secondary value.


     
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  18. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    I have yet to see a Balzano knife. Period.
     
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  19. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Never seen one either.....have no real desire to.
    Scummy maker.........that's all I need to know.
     
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  20. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    Here is the best part:

    "One last thing. To the vast majority of backers who remain supportive I am forever grateful and if time permits i'm going to put something extra in your package as a token of sincere appreciation. On the other hand, for backers who find it necessary to post comments filled with negative bull shit or who send me rude direct messages over Instagram like "UPDATE?" or "WTF is taking so long" will be put to the back of the line and their knives will go out last."

    Classy guy for sure.

    There is zero evidence to suggest that this guy has ever made a knife.

    I have no clue why people keep giving him money.

    No one will ever get a knife from him.
     
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