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I have an honest account of a situation that took place with this business. You need to keep in mind that this is my opinion and although it's based on factual information, you will need to make the decision as to whether or not you want to believe what I have posted here or not. Reviews are subjective and opinionated...
We bought two very expensive bows from this business (one used, one new). As part of this deal, the owner of this establishment brokered the transaction for the owner of the used bow and made promises as a representative for the seller. However, once the owner of Vendens Magnum Archery had the money for both transactions, he promptly fell flat in following through on his obligations. Many weeks later and after making several visits and calls, we have come to the conclusion that he will not be following through on his promises. In the end, I wasn't surprised to find that he was, in my opinion, extremely rude and dishonest.
Again, in my opinion, he is far from being professional and he seemingly drops his concern about customers once he has his money. In visiting the shop twice, it became clear to me that he lacks any business professionalism by the manner in which he talks to his customers and the language he uses around his customers. At that point, I was less than impressed by him and I considered walking away, but decided that I would give him the benefit of the doubt. Plus, he had made promises regarding the used bow that we had already bought and paid for through him. My concern was that his perceived lack of professionalism would get in the way and we'd be handled poorly from then on. So, I gambled and decided to see if it would all work out in the end. In the end, it didn't seem to matter.
As for me, I can buy what he promised and then failed to produce and call it a lesson learned. However, if you are concerned about how you spend your money and getting what you are entitled to, you better get it up front or you better look elsewhere. Even if you get it upfront, if you are like me, you'll doubt very seriously that he'll stand behind anything he sells. Of course, this is all my opinion based on factual information that I have. You decide if it's worth the gamble. As for me, I'll go to a business that I believe will have more class and integrity and provide them with my business.
DOCUMENTED FOLLOW UP COMMENTS RECEIVED:
October 4, 2013 ~ I also had problems with this shop! If you are purchasing a new bow, everything is great! But when it comes to servicing any bow, he wants nothing to do with you. ...Ross
October 5, 2013 ~ His reputation proceeds him. Ex-customers report, he does not back what he promises to make a sale. Once an item is purchased, he is finished being nice & gets outright rude if one has reason for him to honor his word. Dishonest people should NOT be selling anything to the public. BEWARE!!! ...Terry
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