Oddballs Decals

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June 23, 2012 12:40 PM

For those who might know...is this business still operating.  I believe it was operated by a gentleman named Tom in the Kansas City area.  I notice the website doesn't seem to have been updated lately.

 

Please advise and thanks in advance.

 
 
 
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June 25, 2012 5:04 PM

Hi - Which dealer were you referring to? Dick K.

 
 
 
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June 25, 2012 5:27 PM

Sir - I was referring to Oddballs Decals operated by a gentleman named Tom Stolte.  From other threads here on the forum, I deduced he was having some printer problems maybe about a year ago.

 

I was trying to determine if he was still in business...but, no one seems to know...so far.

 
 
 
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June 25, 2012 5:41 PM

Thanks, Dave...I sent the email and will let you know what comes of it.

 
 
 
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June 25, 2012 5:58 PM

Well...that took about 10 minutes and the gentleman replied he was still in business.  I indicated I wanted to order some of his decals and he said to send the information and money to him...furnished his address...which I believe is the same as the website lists.

 

So...I guess I'll give it a try.

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 10:38 AM

I would like to know who is the person that said they order $500.00 worth of decals from me as i never got it.

 

Please reply to me at mopac12@gmail.com

 

I am still in business

 

Tom Stolte

Oddballs Decals

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 11:53 AM

Based on the posts I have read about this business, over the past year and a half,  I would not place any orders. Sending money up front, then not hearing anything, and not receiving your order for months, is not a good way to do business. I don't see many people posting good comments about this company. Just the opposite.

 There are better sources for decals if one searches around.

Jeff

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 5:32 PM

Grumpy, here's the question-- are you printing decals right now? I would order some but need to know first- thanks..

 

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October 1, 2012 5:51 PM

yes I am printing decals now

 

Tom Stolte

Oddballs Decals

 

http://mopac1.tripod.com/oddballs3.htm

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 9:08 PM

I wonder if Tom can make the Chicago & NorthWestern Ore Car decals in O scale.

 

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October 1, 2012 9:16 PM

I wonder if Tom can make the Chicago & NorthWestern Ore Car decals in O scale.

 

I sure can

 

Tom Stolte

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 9:39 PM




quote:
I would like to know who is the person that said they order $500.00 worth of decals from me as i never got it.




 

I am the guy. 

 

My name is Andre Ming.  I wrote check #4715 on 8/17/11 for $502.75 for a large order of S scale decals. The order and check were mailed to you on/about the same day.  My bank cleared said check on 8/24/11, thus you received and cashed the check. I can scan the bank-issued photocopy and send it to you if you would like.

 

I can also forward either a hard copy or email of the order if you've lost it.

 

If you'll recall, prior to me sending in the order and funds, we had discussed your printer issues via several emails. I indicated I was willing to place a large order and pay in advance to help you get back in production.  In addition, I solicited help from the Frisco.org fellows to pitch in and place pre-paid orders with the hope of helping you get back into business.  Several of them also helped with prepaid orders.

 

I received an email from you on 8/20/11 stating you had received the order and funds, thanking me and saying you could now get on with purchasing a printer and renew production. I can forward you a copy of that email if needed. (Along with copies of all of our email exchanges if you desire.)

 

I wish you no ill... I just want my decals I've ordered.  Hopefully we can resolve this.

 

Thank you.

 

Andre Ming

laming at cebridge dot net

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 9:50 PM

Andre Ming

 

i will print your decals this week

 

Tom

 
 
 
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October 1, 2012 10:04 PM

Thanks Tom. 

 

Glad you found my order. 

 

As a software vendor, I too, have accidentally overlooked an order(s).  I try my best not to, but occasionally it happens.

 

Andre

 
 
 
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November 5, 2012 5:47 PM

Dave,

I have a chain of emails from Tom too---saying this week...   Of course last week I heard the same thing...

 
 
 
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November 5, 2012 11:45 PM

I haven't received my order as yet.

 

However, on the Frisco.org forum I frequent, a fellow posted that he ordered a set of HO Frisco decals about a week ago, and received them a couple days ago.

 

Question now is: Was the order filled from pre-existing stock, or was it recently printed via a replacement ALPS printer?

 

Hoping for the best... perhaps there's light at the end of the tunnel?

 

Andre

 
 
 
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November 6, 2012 12:15 AM

yes u will get your decals as i my girl friend will b here with the printer

 

Tom

 
 
 
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November 15, 2012 11:30 AM

Has anyone here received anything yet from this guy?

 

Jeff Sohn

 
 
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November 15, 2012 7:34 PM

Hi Jeff:

 

I will be sure to post here and other forums that are waiting to hear from me as soon as I receive my order.

 

Andre

 
 
 
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November 15, 2012 7:58 PM

Dave

send me mailing address as i do not have it and i will give you a refund

Tom Stolte

26550 227th street

Mc Louth Kansas 66054

 

please e me at mopac12@gmail.com with your mailing address

 
 
 
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November 15, 2012 9:20 PM

Go for it ;-)
 
 
 
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November 16, 2012 8:54 AM

This is interesting to say the least. Dave, I would follow up with the sheriff and see what has happened here. 

 

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November 19, 2012 7:46 PM

I am still waiting; Tom has asked for my address and told me they got lost in the mail.  hmmm

 

   I would be a good customer, but will need to get the first tranche before I place another order...

 
 
 
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November 19, 2012 7:55 PM

Brad, it looks like ol' Grumpy is out of business- I would not be counting on things happening anytime soon. How many orders can get lost in the mail!!!!  This is bad-- has anyone contacted the sheriff on this case?

 

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November 19, 2012 8:22 PM

Dave,

By all means, please call and let us know how it works out; I seem to be in a similar boat.

 

 

 
 
 
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November 19, 2012 8:27 PM

It's too bad, he has some nice stuff. I have purchased some of his CNW HO scale decals through Caboose Hobbies in Colorado. Why people (customers) have to be put through so much run around is beyond me. I have seen other things over the years about dealing directly with Oddballs but that pretty much covered his attitude...hence the name Grumpy. 

 
 
 
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November 19, 2012 8:50 PM

If , he won't give a refund , which happened to me , I told him to send the files(artwork) and I would get them printed . He did send me the files .

The problem with ALPS is you really have to know these printers inside out .

The only support is Japan or I think New Zealand . If get the files which is the most expensive part of making decals , most vector drawing programs and graphics dept. have software interface to read different vector files.These samples below are all homemade drawings .

I now have the capability to print my own decals .

SP Hi cube 003

Rock Island 8 door Bob h.

Rock 4 and 8 door

hy-cubes 002

hy-cubes 045

 
 
 
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November 20, 2012 12:33 PM

Bernie, those 89' auto parts boxcars are awesome!!  So cool that you can build them- any others that you've done?

 

Jeff Sohn

 
 
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November 21, 2012 9:44 PM

I will go ahead and tell everyone that Tom was nice enough to send me the artwork for what I ordered and I will work on getting it printed after the holidays.  Don't have much time now for that.

 

I consider for the price I paid, both monetarily, emotionally, and time-wise that this was worth it, since I can adjust the artwork slightly and get the car numbers I want.  I am not proceeding with any legal actions or anything further.  I am done with this and wish the rest of you all luck with this.

 
 
 
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November 21, 2012 9:51 PM

thanks for the kind words David

 

Tom Stolte

Oddballs Decals

 
 
 
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November 23, 2012 8:22 PM

Tom, please send me the artwork for my order; six weeks of waiting is too long....

 
 
 
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November 23, 2012 9:32 PM

Brad

 

e me at mopac12@gmail.com and tell me the set numbers please and i will send u the artwork

 

Tom

 
 
 
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November 23, 2012 9:57 PM

Tom I appreciate your offer and will accept this, but what about the funds ? I ordered eight sets of decals in early October ... A refund is in order eh!?
 
 
 
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November 23, 2012 10:42 PM

So Tom has sent me the artwork but does not have $68 to his name to reimburse me. I have asked him to dig it out and refund me next week or I will have to explore my options. A regrettable situation tone cast into . He apprears to have nice product, but his false promises and lack of liquidity especially for a paltry sum are disappointing.
 
 
 
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November 23, 2012 11:02 PM

Brad will get his money back next week

 

Tom

 
 
 
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