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Bad Rick Barrett (Resolved)

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Havoc550, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 1, 2009
    I am absolutely pleased to hear that you have been made whole.

    That being said, it's very telling that it took this public outing to force Rick Barrett to make it right.
    I certainly wouldn't do business with him or recommend his services to anyone.

    He's bottom of the barrel, plain and simple.
     
  2. JJHollowman

    JJHollowman Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 16, 2016
    He was literally watching this thread climb the google results..or..after four years he suddenly developed a conscience.. ;) Just wondering, did he say if he had sold the knife or not?
     
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  3. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    It's amazing how SEO stats and conscience can be so interconnected. ;)
     
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  4. LizaMari

    LizaMari Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 16, 2014
    I just took down my recent comments warning others of Mr. Barrett's thievery on the "Rick Barrett explains his knifemaking craft" and a couple other Youtube videos. I'm glad this was resolved.
     
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  5. Beak14

    Beak14 Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Nov 13, 2015
    Did we have a quid pro quo? Everybody should know what quid pro quo means, at this time, right? :p:D In other words, did he say that: "If you remove the 'bad' feedback, I'll refund you."

    I still think he earned the bad rating, and this thread should be tagged in red! But, I do appreciate the your efforts, and I'm surely glad that you were refunded. However, I think this guy's a turd, and I'll never do business, with him!

    Thanks, for the update, and the power of the members, of/in, this forum! I respect you guys, for rallying around the OP! :thumbsup::)
     
  6. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Four years! :oops:
     
  7. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Hey OP, could you please give us all some details or more info about what Barrett said and/or how he finally decided to do the right thing ...... After 4 years? I think the help and support you received here warrants that and would be appreciated.
     
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  8. Pete1977

    Pete1977 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    I highly doubt without this thread and without its ascendance towards the first page of Google that Rick Barrett would have refunded a dime of your money, after failing to do so for 4 years. It literally took 10 days of this thread to do what should have been done the day you asked for a refund after a four year delay. No credit is due Rick Barrett for refunding your money when this effort is what it took. Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives was not sorry for keeping your money, he was sorry for being caught and outed.

    A situation like this goes to show no matter how popular a knife maker is on social media, or how many “vouches” one may have on Instagram or Facebook or Reddit, Bladeforums and its members carry an immense amount of clout in the online knife community and can and will continue to prevent scammers and thieves from exploiting knife collectors as it has for the past two decades.

    I am glad the OP got refunded after four years, but it was not a sudden change of heart on the part of Rick Barrett. It was solely due to the immense threat to his reputation that this site and this thread imposed. The fact that Rick Barrett never bothered to post here speaks volumes as well. While he may not be a thief, Rick Barrett is still a liar and any other potential customer is at risk of this should they deal with him. His own terms on his site lay this out. Caveat Emptor when dealing with Rick Barrett of Barrett Custom Knives of Goshen Indiana.
     
  9. Foghorn Leghorn Fan

    Foghorn Leghorn Fan Platinum Member Platinum Member

    669
    Jul 27, 2011

    He screwed you for 4 years and now he makes awesome knives, frickin ridiculous.
     
  10. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Yup.
     
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  11. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 3, 2016
    @Havoc550 he makes a great point and asks a fair question.
     
  12. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Somehow, I feel at little like we all got used...………………..

    OP finally got a positive resolution after 4 years (which is great) - thanks in large part to the help from the great members here …………..

    Now Barrett is a fine person again and makes great knives, OP goes dark …………. hmmm
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
  13. Coreman

    Coreman Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Apr 3, 2016
    I'll give OP the benefit of doubt...
    To me, I think it is clear that Barrett's deal to refund him was under one condition, and that is to mention that he makes great knives and he is fine as a person...
    Now the OP has one of two options. Either to be the tough guy that will refuse to state that, and he will be a hero in our eyes, however he will be short 2400$ hero. Or, he will be a politician, and get his money back, and I think this is the smartest decision... after all, Politics is the art of what is possible.
    The Story is clear...
    1. Mr. Barrett conducts poor business and his behaviour is questionable.
    2. Blade Forum members helped OP as they stand for the community.
    3. OP got his money back.
    4. Blade Forums know that regardless what OP says.... it's wise to avoid business with Mr. Barrett.
     
  14. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

    566
    Jul 1, 2009
    ^This.

    I'm glad the OP was finally made whole.

    That being said, Rick Barrett is NOT an awesome service provider. He is a cheat and habitual liar, as has been proven by the OP in his initial posts in this very thread.

    I wouldn't recommend his services to anyone. I don't have a problem bumping this thread to make sure any potential customers will be aware of the risks of doing business with Rick Barrett before sending him money in advance.
     
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  15. Pete1977

    Pete1977 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    X2

    I will keep bumping this thread to remind buyers that Rick Barrett lied for 4 years to the OP and it took this thread and the threat of irreparable damage to his reputation as it moved towards the first page of a google search to get him to issue a refund.
     
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  16. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

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  17. bonky

    bonky Gold Member Gold Member

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  18. Dragon_Man

    Dragon_Man

    Apr 26, 2003
    Rick Barrett is a dirt bag!
     
  19. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008

    I would guess/agree that those assumptions are possibly the case. But only the OP and Barrett know.
    Perhaps some were expecting a bit more color on the resolution from the OP in the end.
    If he had to agree to certain things that is absolutely his call.

    One thing we all know is that Rick Barrett is a dishonest person and people should avoid him.
     
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  20. TOMBSTONE

    TOMBSTONE Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 1998
    Well, the way I see it the desired outcome has been reached. People can read about the issue and decide for themselves if they desire to do business with the knifemaker. Certainly, it is another cautionary lesson in large deposits or full payments.
     
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