Title: Online supliers
Franzę - August 9, 2007 05:08 AM (GMT)
For over 40 years, I bought equipment and suplies from a local suplier, the same one. Been an ongoing relationship, with damn good service, plenty of help when needed, even emergency delivery of a cylinder on Friday afternoon in the owner's Corvette. Times change, kids grow up and come to work at dad's business, and things change. For the last year, I been looking a little more carefully at invoices.
I also decided to look at the pricing offered by internet vendors for the same products. I've even done some business with a couple. IOC, and Arc Zone are absolutely top shelf vendors. Easy to do business with, pretty decent pricing damn fast shipping, and phone numbers you can call if you can't find what you're looking for on the site. Both are real professionals, who will tell you if they can't match a price you should buy elsewhere.
On the other end of the spectrum is Aglevtech, a halfazzed apartment drop ship operator, actually Lev Agranovich. This clever punk offers low pricing, and screws buyers on shipping from his hovel in Boston.
He refuses to adjust shipping when he can put the whole order in a single Priority Mail One Rate box, so he can in reality charge you more than either IOC or ArcZone. He's the kind of a$$hole who probably wiped his a$$ with his bare hand till he arrived in Boston, and licked his fingers afterwards. He thinks he can hide behind his ePay identity. Lev Agranovich's phone number is 617-848-9085. It's an unlisted phone number.
If you need cheap prices on probably Chink consumables, Lev is your man. Of course he won't even use vasalene when he screws you on shipping.
egon - August 9, 2007 10:55 AM (GMT)
How bad did you get burned Franz. :D
Perhaps a friend with a ball bat and personal visit may be all that is required for consensus!! :D
FatFrank - August 11, 2007 12:27 AM (GMT)
So what are you saying Franz? Is it ok to buy stuff from Lev?
Man I hate guys who are like that.
Franzę - August 11, 2007 03:33 AM (GMT)
Fatman, Lev is the kind of guy who should have his name and phone number stenciled on portapotties, right under "For a Good Time call"
Then again, if yo have access to a woman's prison, passing out cards with Lev's number on them, along with the message "will accept collect calls" might be an idea too.
JT Metalworks - November 5, 2007 06:13 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I got burned by that punk too.
I figured the $40 in shipping was a mistake and would be corrected - WRONG!
One transaction, lesson learned.
He's a first rate bottom feeder.
chinkomatic - January 14, 2008 10:02 AM (GMT)
Bottom feeder,why so nice? call epay,or pay pal,they have NO rates that people can charge.! when epay tells you when you can use the potty,Some thing wrong.. Me like Egons way!! :D :D :lol:
JT Metalworks - January 14, 2008 02:30 PM (GMT)
If I was on that end of the country, that little twit would already have a limp...