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Old 03-09-2013, 01:18 PM
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I ordered a set of nameplates from Tom (Names Unlimited) back in September of last year and have not received them yet. Numerous emails have gone unanswered. Not sure if he closed shop or what? Anyone have a suggestion as to another vendor for nameplates? Jim
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I ordered a set of nameplates from Tom (Names Unlimited) back in September of last year and have not received them yet. Numerous emails have gone unanswered. Not sure if he closed shop or what? Anyone have a suggestion as to another vendor for nameplates? Jim
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I ordered a set of nameplates from Tom (Names Unlimited) back in September of last year and have not received them yet. Numerous emails have gone unanswered. Not sure if he closed shop or what? Anyone have a suggestion as to another vendor for nameplates? Jim
That is unlike him. Give him a call, instead of email. Ive ordered many sets from him, as has many others and never any problems.
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I agree with John, I have always had good experiences with him.
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That is unlike him. Give him a call, instead of email. Ive ordered many sets from him, as has many others and never any problems.
I tried calling. No answer and no voice mail to leave a message.
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Hmmm this is odd. I know it can take many months for him to fill an order. I have a friend who ordered a set and waited nearly 8 months for his, and when they finally came he was told to "never order any again" because he too was worried over time and made many efforts to contact Tom.

I tried to tour Names Unlimited a few years ago, he declined due to "trade secrets and living a hermit-like existance" but the shop is only 20 minutes south of me in Caledonia, Ohio... maybe soon i'll swing by just to see if they are still around
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I never ordered anything from the guy but I was told by another PCS member a couple weeks ago that he ordered a set, sent the money and never got them.

He also called and never got any answer many times.

You are not the only one Jim.

Hope he surfaces for the ones requiring those type of nameplates.


I do know of another guy who operates in the same fashion in another line of work.


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I found that getting ahold of them recently is impossible. I also wonder if they went under or something. I've ordered two sets from them in the past and have never been more than satisfied. I wanted a set for my 52 Superior. Left several messages on the voicemail and also a few emails. Finally I got a reply that was really vague saying that "we are unable to make your nameplates at this time". Thats too bad because I really liked their work. Would be interesting to know why they would decline business.
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I too,called back in January for a set for the 70 Superior....at that time someone answered and said that due to circumstances beyond his control he was not taking an NEW orders at this time and advised me that there were several other companies making them..."just look on the internet" he told me...before I could ask another question he hung up .......
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We had a phone call a couple weeks ago from a PCS member -- sorry, I can't remember who it was, I spoke with several members that day -- who said that he had placed an order with Names Unlimited some months ago and his payment was recently returned to him with a letter saying they would not be able to fill the order. He called to find out more information; after some discussion he asked directly whether it was a health issue, and the answer was "yes."

Since I can't remember who told me this I feel a little like I'm passing along gossip, but since Names Unlimited has had such a good relationship with many of our members, I wanted to let you all know.
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