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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. Charlie Mike

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

    Nov 1, 2000
    Something extra:

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  2. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    "...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."

    Wow, just wow.
     
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  3. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    How about a Sticky on the GBU- "This is What Paying Up Front Gets You......" With a link to these endless threads showing the results of such folly.

    Time to take action against this guy while you can still find him.
     
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  4. Charlie Mike

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

    Nov 1, 2000
    Most of my orders pay up front... But my turnaround is under a month and I never have more than 8 pending projects at any given time. I update my customers with progress pics every step.
     
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    didnt this fellow have an already quite bad reputation prior to this kickstarter deal? dont people do some basic research before sending money? guess not......

    this whole thing seems like a bad joke.
     
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  6. LCKT707

    LCKT707 Gold Member Gold Member

    575
    Feb 26, 2015
    Yes he did and no I don't think people research or maybe they just don't care. He's still getting people acting supportive and friendly among new followers. I really think most of it are mentally underage people feeling special they get to trade comments with a maker who has a decent following. I just can't wrap my head around it. The fact that he's only active on Instagram probably has a lot to do with it... he can just delete any comment he wants and the community in general on there is pretty toxic to say the least.
     
  7. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    So if you've ever talked with anyone that's worked with balzano you'll know he is terrible to work with.
     
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  8. JohnWE

    JohnWE Basic Member Basic Member

    786
    Dec 7, 2013
    Most thieves and liars are a little hard to get along with...
     
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  9. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012

    So true and funny :)
     
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  10. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    So balzano was required to stop making the x tanas but he is still making them despite Castons wishes.

    And he still hasn't done anything with Mars.

    In fact I guess he's trying to make another model? Who is buying this shit still?

    His live insta. Prior to this pic he was grinding the scales and blade.

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    Of course comments turned off lol
     
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  11. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
    Still have yet to see anyone get a MARS folder. Hope any members on here that purchased a MARS folder from Paulo Balzano did a charge back on their credit card. He will promise extras maybe even a second folder but what’s better your money back or nothing but a promise?
     
  12. looseyfur

    looseyfur

    Aug 4, 2006
    Did he get away with it ?
     
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  13. Gavin S.

    Gavin S.

    972
    Apr 9, 2009
    Lol. Nice meth pipe!
     
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  14. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Is he in jail?
     
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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
    Screenshot_2017-11-16-21-46-58.png

    #boom #micdrop
     
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  16. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    He's making other knives and some how finding folks to buy them before he does the Mars for some reason. Basically no he is a lost cause and will find anyone who doesn't know of his behavior to rope in.
     
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  17. looseyfur

    looseyfur

    Aug 4, 2006
    Anyone have a running total of what Paul Stec has stolen/scammed to date? Gotta go back pretty far to get a number, don't forget to include the money he ripped off bhq for and the JerzeeDevil fourm members he stole from...

    It would be interesting to see what the end dollar figure is to date.
     
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  18. Heineken

    Heineken

    229
    Mar 23, 2012
    Put $750 down for me


     
  19. looseyfur

    looseyfur

    Aug 4, 2006
    Tip of the iceberg
     
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  20. Marko3

    Marko3

    Dec 12, 2010
    Man .. I don't personally know this guy but man he has some big stones. He posts on IG slapping his backers right in the face . No freaking shame . I just couldn't live with myself. I would bust my ass to get them done , Reputation what reputation.
     
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