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Thumbs down BEWARE of JACKMELS! Don't do business with him!

Hey everyone, I wanted to post an official thread letting everyone on the forum now and in the future know something very important.
Beware of doing business with user Jackmels. That means buying any thing from him like parts or machine's.
He will only take cash thru the mail which is against postal policy and a huge risk and I had several issues with him.
The worst was I asked him for a pair of Ariens 10000 series skid shoes. I said they don't have to be perfect as long as they have meat on them, well he charged me $30 dollars and sent me a worthless burnt out pair.
I was polite about it and said these skids are far too worn to use and I don't know anyone that can weld extra material to these to make them work, at the time. He did nothing about it.
Now 6 months later I have once again contacted him, saying whats going on with these skid shoes, I cant use them, I cant even re-sell them, nobody will buy them they are too worn out.
Well.... he has chosen to refuse to take these worthless shoes back, he took advantage of me and he is a crook.
I am warning everyone on here to beware of doing business with Jackmels.
Here is a photo of the skid shoes he sent me and charged me 30 dollars for. I got ripped off by him. Don't let it happen to you!
He also sent me a chute turning worm gear that turns the wrong way and wont work. So I had to cut and drill a hole in mine even though I paid him for one pre-cut and pre-drilled to avoid that. But I had to do it anyway. I went thru 6 drill bits. Jacks response to that was, tough luck, breaking drill bits is part of the fun! If he had sent me the right part I would not have had to drill and break 6 drill bits! Crook!
-Jack take these terrible skids back and return my money!
All Jack had to do was take these back and return my money. He refused so be very careful, he will take advantage of you just like he did to me!
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Wow sorry to hear about your bad experience. These parts are from the 30 years plus machines and won't be mint so I always try to see before I buy anything used. I've dealt with Jack only in person and have always been extremely satisfied with our dealings. Once again Im sorry to hear and hopefully any issues gets resolved.

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Sorry to hear this, I had dealt with him once and had no issues at all but anyhow I do have an idea that may help you, I had the double sided skid shoes but instead of flipping them I drilled a hole for a bolt and put ball bearings on the skids so the bearing was just below the skid surface, I DID have to cut part of the worn part for the bearing to go through, Found pics, I did paint them however to make them look better.
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Jack is a straight up Dude.....he goes out of his way to help forum members...is helpful with repair advice ( I call him often about Ariens etc....)...I've bought a lot of stuff from him and it's never been misrepresented. If there is a problem.....I think it is with you "Fearless"....I've seen some posts on tractor forums where you were rude and disrespectful of people that were going out of there way to be helpful..I swore when I read them that I would never post a solution to any problem you were having. Jack has been helping people on this forum for a while...do you think that trashing him will change anyone's opinion of him???? Oh.....BTW...why did it take you a year to complain about the skids?????/ Do you really think he would return your money after a year has passed????
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I don't know anyone that can weld extra material to these to make them work
Send those skid shoes to me. I can make them "like new" again or re-infroce them at no cost but mailing (you can PM me for details) and hopefully everyone will be happy.
I dealt with Jack one time and had a positive experience.
I needed help with info a few times and he did help me with it.
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Caveat emptor ... "Let the buyer beware". Everyone in the world owns a cell phone with a camera. Ask for pictures before you buy so you know exactly what your purchasing. No excuse for buying anything sight unseen these days.


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one of the moderators needs to delete this thread
agree. there are two sides to every story. jackmels has helped me also with some good advice.

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I've already posted my endorsement of Jackmels, and I'll buy more parts from him. I sense the issue here is with the OP. Time to move-on and grow-up.
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