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Aloha and Goodbye for now...Personal announcement
poptiki
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Joined: Mar 05, 2005
Posts: 189
From: Loveland, CO
Posted: 2006-04-03 02:40 am   Permalink

Your comments and replies concerning me and my work were done with kindness and respect.

I hope that you will receive the same kindness and respect that you have shown me and everyone else.

GOOD LUCK


 
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Barbara
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Joined: Aug 08, 2006
Posts: 11
Posted: 2006-08-17 02:40 am   Permalink


Please call me, I feel as if you were not honest with me. I have left several messages and you dont respond.Im sorry for what you are going through, but as you know I gave you a large sum for your necklace. All I ask is for you to call me back. You seem like a honest and trustworthy person, Ive been contacted about my options but I want to give you a chance to respond to me first,before I persue anything. Im giving you the benifit of the doubt , please call let and me know whats going on...thanks Barbara


 
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Barbara
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Joined: Aug 08, 2006
Posts: 11
Posted: 2006-08-24 12:34 pm   Permalink

I have just pressed fraud charges on you. Its been over 2 months an no contact from you at all. I have contacted the authoities in your area and also the FBI's consumer fraud divison. I plan to follow this up till either they arrest you or you call me. We could have avoided this easily by you calling me. Now you will have to be looking over your shoulder always. I still dont understand why you did this. But I will get great satifaction when they catch you to prevent you from ripping someome els off as you did me.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-08-24 1:59 pm   Permalink

This seems very sad, I purchased a beautiful necklace and was given fantastic service & quick shipping all the way to Canada. I'm sure many others are also very happy.

I wonder why you brought this issue up here when he has been away from TC(tiki central) for many months? This does not seem like the right place to me.
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-08-24 3:22 pm   Permalink

I bought 3 at different times and paid cash up front.
Then I got the makaus in due time - pretty quickly for each.


 
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Coco Loco
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 820
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2006-08-25 10:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-24 12:34, Barbara wrote:
I have just pressed fraud charges on you. Its been over 2 months an no contact from you at all. I have contacted the authoities in your area and also the FBI's consumer fraud divison. I plan to follow this up till either they arrest you or you call me. We could have avoided this easily by you calling me. Now you will have to be looking over your shoulder always. I still dont understand why you did this. But I will get great satifaction when they catch you to prevent you from ripping someome els off as you did me.



Barbara,

This really isn't the appropriate forum to bring this to. Kaha ki'i g hasn't posted here for 5 months, so he's probably not even seeing your message. We'd love to have you talk about your interest in Tiki, but please refrain from posting further issues about Kaha ki'ithis here. Thank you.


 
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Barbara
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Joined: Aug 08, 2006
Posts: 11
Posted: 2006-08-25 5:09 pm   Permalink

There will not be any more post from me so you can rest easy. Barbara.

 
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Barbara
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Joined: Aug 08, 2006
Posts: 11
Posted: 2006-08-28 12:28 am   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: Barbara 2006-08-28 00:28 ]


 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4816
Posted: 2006-09-09 08:27 am   Permalink


UPDATE: BARBARA LANDRY IS A SCAMMER. NONE OF WHAT IS WRITTEN BELOW IS TRUE. SHE'S GOOD AT THESE LIES SO BEWARE OF ANYTHING SHE SAYS. I'VE WRITTEN MORE A COUPLE DOWN.



Hi, I've just read all the posts and I think that you should all know the story of Barbara and how it all worked out in the end.

Her husband was killed in Iraq last year. Before she had time to grieve her son was diagnosed with cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy in the hospital he viewed a video on the Polynesian Cultural Center and fell in love with tikis.

She took money that she couldn't afford to have the best tiki necklace carved for him for his birthday. You can imagaine her stress to not get it. At first she was sympathetic to his troubles but when he would not contact her at all or refund her money it was too much. I think all her bottled up emotions just poured out.

Please love this woman for what she has and is enduring. Andy is just home from the hospital, thin and weak. We are trying to give him some happiness by sending posts and tikis.

If you have it in your heart to participate go to General Tiki to Andy Landry loves tikis and post a note. If you have an extra tiki to send him just let me know and I'll send you an address.

The issue of the necklace has been resolved. Benzart sent one he was carving for us to Andy and he will start over on ours, not that guy is a saint. We love Ben and we love Andy and his mother, thanks for reading, Wendy

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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5820
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2006-09-20 1:06 pm   Permalink

Bump

 
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danlovestikis
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4816
Posted: 2006-09-24 11:23 am   Permalink

ATTENTION: BARBARA IS A SCAMMER, SO PERFECT IN HER SINCERITY THAT SHE TOOK HEWEY, THEN BENZART AND THEN ME FOR A LONG AND PAINFUL RIDE. I BELIEVED HER COMPLETELY WHEN SHE LIED ABOUT HAVING A SON WITH CANCER WHO WOULD DIE IN 3 TO 6 MONTHS. SHE DESCRIBED HIS CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS AND HOW HE WOULD BREAK HER HEART BY ASKING, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME. THEN SHE SAID SHE WAS IN THERAPY BECAUSE NOT ONLY WAS HER SON DYING BUT THAT HER HUSBAND WAS KILLED BY A ROADSIDE BOMB IN IRAQ LAST YEAR. SHE SAID SHE WILL NEVER GET OVER IT.

WELL NEITHER WILL I AFTER BEING TAKEN IN BY HER LIES OR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO POSTED AND DONATED TO THE ANDY LANDRY THREAD. GO THERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

I NEED TO KNOW NOW WAS THE PURCHASE OF THE NECKLACE REAL OR WAS THAT MADE UP TOO? WENDY
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-12-14 10:08 am   Permalink

Whew!
Well everyone...Im back! As most of you know Ive had a trying time this past 6 months and going to hell and back a few times wasnt da kine ride I wanted to take. Ive recently just aqquired a new carving studio and Ive dusted off the cobwebs and this bruddah's jumping in head first...

I spent months "soul searching" I guess you could say, and ended leaving many things behind and letting several people down (including myself). Ive realized a new beginning would never happen if the old life wasnt left behind. Im not a new man, but Im a bit improved!

Ive missed all of you and as some of you noticed, there was a "Barbara" who left many posts accusing me ripping her off...What a story that is. Under a deadline for the makau (which was for her husbands birthday) I completed the makau and shipped it off wikiwiki using USPS priority mail. Assuming everything was fine, I started closing down the gallery , moving etc. and became overwhelmed with problems and put the cell phone, e-mail and my career away for awhile.

Then... The calls started. At first it was just inquiring about delivery, then it got worse. Much worse! the calls started getting a bit ugly and then they got just plain ridiculous and pupule! I was given a deposit of just over $100.00 and shipped out the makau without the balance even being paid! So then theres a message about the FBI, local police and what not...bruddah's and sistah's thats when it got funny. I recieved 3 separte calls stating that the "cops" were after me and I needed to watch my back and the FBI was gonna pick me up, and so on and so on!!!

The final kicker was a call from some moke who was obviously a friend of Barbara's named "big tony" or something like that, telling me he knew where I was, who I was and he was gonna get me! Full gangsta style threatening phone call! Laughing but a bit freaked out, I then decided to call da kine cops! Well, Since I paid for insurance and delivery confirmation on the package (which was never signed for!) The police suggested I collect the insurance, refund the deposit and then press harrassment charges. I had all the phone messages and paperwork from the order still and they believed I should definitely follow through with pressing charges but... You know, I didnt have the time or energy to deal with an interstate harrassment case so I refunded the money and wished them good luck...

What should I have done? Some people are just Pupule and you have let them be (Although if some moke named Big Tony ever comes up to me, he's gonna get a big surprise from this bruddah!)... My reputation as a carver seemed to be in jeopardy seeing as how three times this year my carvings never made their destination, and people were upset. There are many Hawaiian carver's who have given the craft a bad name but Ive ALWAYS made myself accesible to my wearer's unlike many (805-295-0178 call anytime, see?!). I Also guarantee my work and repair or replace the carving for only the cost of shipping, which NO other Hawaiian bone carver will do!!!So now Im back to repair what damage may have been done but I would like to give truly heartfelt aloha's and mahalo'z to all the Tiki Central ohana for the support and kind words Ive recieved. By you believeing in me, it helps me to believe in myself, again.

Please look forward to more work from me and Ill try to respond to any posts or messages (although Im busy with choke orders and new creations!). I cant wait to get back to each and every one of you who supported me with your aloha and prayers during my stint in hell!!!

Again, Mahalo nui loa to all of you and Mele Kalikimaka!

(a close bruddah of mine pulled me aside one day and said: "You know why divorce so hard brah?" I responded with puzzled " shootz,no?". "Well" he said..."Because its worth it!!!!")
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-12-14 10:37 am   Permalink

Nice to have you back.
Looking forward to seeing more great work in the future.

I wore the ukulele you made for me on the night I played on stage at the Mai Kai.
Just thought you'd like to know.


 
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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1044
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2006-12-14 1:31 pm   Permalink

Glad to have ya back in the game!!

I'm still interested in our planned deal - let me know when you gots the time!

Maholla
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kaha ki'i
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Joined: Dec 13, 2005
Posts: 277
From: Laguna Beach California
Posted: 2006-12-14 1:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Pablus and Jack!
Big mahalo'z bruddahs...I appreciate the aloha and everyone here on TC has given big kokua to me during my recent troubles. I missed all of you and TC was always on my mind...

I do look forward to hearing back and messaging everyone again!

Jack- Ill have to go back into the archives but I do remember you wanted a piece so Ill check it out and we'll get you on da board brah!!!

mahalo again cuzzin'z!
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