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56D500boy
Posted 2017-06-15 8:25 PM (#542217)
Subject: Anybody get anything from George Laurie lately?



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I placed an order in October 2016 because he said he was about to do a run of what I needed. He responded to my email in January with a long list of excuses and told me that I will be pleased when I get my order. Nothing since.

I regret using PayPal because there is no way to recover my money (not a small sum) at this late date.

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mstrug
Posted 2017-06-15 8:34 PM (#542220 - in reply to #542217)
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'Caveat Emptor' UR 'F'ed.
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conv
Posted 2017-07-20 9:32 AM (#544459 - in reply to #542217)
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no problems, four weeks,,,,,,,,,
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FIN_NV
Posted 2017-07-20 11:42 AM (#544465 - in reply to #542217)
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He's not to be counted on!
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FURY
Posted 2017-07-20 7:31 PM (#544493 - in reply to #542217)
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1/. Place order. Send money.
2/. Receive promises.
3/. Don't receive order-send email.
4/. Receive long list of excuses.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the rest of your life. Eventually he will give up on the excuses and just stop replying to you...
5/. Warn others.
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-02 9:23 PM (#567681 - in reply to #544493)
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I just purchased these from him on Ebay. We'll see how long it takes to get them. Ebay is pretty much the only way I would buy from him. Don't post anything you don't have to sell.....that is, I am assuming it is him. It might be someone else....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrysler-300-57-58-59-park-lens-pair-new-re...

Edited by Powerflite 2018-08-02 9:27 PM
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-02 9:45 PM (#567685 - in reply to #567681)
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These?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/-/263851404156?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt...

Australian made. At least if he doesn't come through, you can get your money back via PayPal or eBay. Watch the time out factor.

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dlyle
Posted 2018-08-02 11:20 PM (#567694 - in reply to #542217)
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Shocking business practices. Took my money. I was lame enough to fall for his line that he would be making a run in three weeks of a 57 Desoto front emblem. A year an a half later nothing. He doesn't return emails. Send us our parts George.
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FURY
Posted 2018-08-02 11:44 PM (#567697 - in reply to #567694)
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This is a joke!
How many years is this going to go on?
One way or the other, legally or not, this guy needs to be stopped from ripping people off, and shut down permanently!!
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-03 1:18 AM (#567709 - in reply to #542217)
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I just received notice that it was shipped and a tracking number was given to me. So far, so good. This may not be George, but I don't know of any other low volume lens manufacturer in Australia.
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christine-lover
Posted 2018-08-03 5:24 AM (#567716 - in reply to #567709)
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Powerflite, that is not George. I bought a pair of park light lenses from this seller earlier this year for my 61 NYer. They did take a long time to arrive due to shipping was the economic way. But they are very nice reproduction parts and cheaper then the other outlets that make them.
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The Adventurer
Posted 2018-08-03 8:31 AM (#567721 - in reply to #542217)
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Nathan this guy is Warren Azzopardi in Australia , its not George .
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-03 9:04 AM (#567723 - in reply to #542217)
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Cool, ratchet up the competition!
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FIN_NV
Posted 2018-08-03 10:28 AM (#567727 - in reply to #542217)
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Im waiting for taillights for my 60 Desoto sibce 2009.
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dlyle
Posted 2018-08-03 10:39 AM (#567728 - in reply to #542217)
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George just emailed me and said my emblem will be shipped Monday. We'll see.....

Edited by dlyle 2018-08-03 10:44 AM
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-03 1:15 PM (#567732 - in reply to #567728)
Subject: Re: Anybody get anything from George Laurie lately?



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dlyle - 2018-08-03 10:39 AM
George just emailed me and said my emblem will be shipped Monday. We'll see.....


Encouraged by that news, I just emailed George about the progress on my Oct. 18, 2016 order. The last time we had an email conversation it was this past December 2017 and he said he would be shipping "very soon".

I asked politely for an update.

We'll see.



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-03 6:53 PM (#567747 - in reply to #567732)
Subject: Re: Anybody get anything from George Laurie lately?



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56D500boy - 2018-08-03 1:15 PM
Encouraged by that news, I just emailed George about the progress on my Oct. 18, 2016 order. The last time we had an email conversation it was this past December 2017 and he said he would be shipping "very soon".
I asked politely for an update. We'll see.


WhooHoo! George replied:

"Hello David, good news! the Emblems are finaly finished and they are Beautiful. I will be sending your order out this coming week so your parts are not far away now.
Again I am so sorry for the long delay. I hope you forgive me when you see your parts, George"

I'll start holding my breath on Monday. Wish me luck.

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Powerflite
Posted 2018-08-09 6:37 PM (#568157 - in reply to #542217)
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I just received the new lenses from Warren. That was fast! They are decent quality. The fronts of them are near perfect. The top & bottom are less clear than I would expect from a factory made lens, but still decent. You don't see those sides anyway so it doesn't matter. I am happy with them.
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hemidenis
Posted 2018-08-09 7:16 PM (#568158 - in reply to #542217)
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It is hard to believe that members in here keep falling in George trap...And also his amazing tempting reproduction lenses list...
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-09-26 3:47 PM (#570794 - in reply to #567747)
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56D500boy - 2018-08-03 6:53 PM

56D500boy - 2018-08-03 1:15 PM
Encouraged by that news, I just emailed George about the progress on my Oct. 18, 2016 order. The last time we had an email conversation it was this past December 2017 and he said he would be shipping "very soon".
I asked politely for an update. We'll see.


WhooHoo! George replied:

"Hello David, good news! the Emblems are finaly finished and they are Beautiful. I will be sending your order out this coming week so your parts are not far away now.
Again I am so sorry for the long delay. I hope you forgive me when you see your parts, George"

I'll start holding my breath on Monday. Wish me luck.




Well, I had *just* finally given up hope this morning (Sept 26th, 2018) and emailed George one more time "Please ship my order".

Not 30 minutes later, there is a knock at the front door. It is a postie with a box from Australia that was shipped on September 19th (a week ago). Un-be-lieve-able ironic timing. I had just this am, given up and bought grill and trunk badges from AMS Obsolete (some NORS badges on ebay). Go figure.

Here is what was in the box (George still owes me a dome light) and an eBay photo of the AMS badge. (George's seem brighter and golder):





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Powerflite
Posted 2018-09-26 4:10 PM (#570795 - in reply to #542217)
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Congratulations on winning the lottery! Those emblems look really nice. I wish he would hire help so he could run a real business to meet the demand for these things. There seems to be plenty of demand out there, but not as much motivation to ramp it up to meet it.
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imopar380
Posted 2018-12-19 10:21 PM (#575514 - in reply to #542217)
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This was just posted on the Facebook Forward Look Page - and I paste it here with typos fixed.

" Just a heads up for the comunity my great mate george laurie from Queensland has had a bad stroke - was found on his kitchen floor after 2 days laying there as he lives by himself outa town.
this was 4 weeks ago, he has been recovering well but has no use of his legs? and his memory is coming back. I know some people have had bad experiences with him but a heap have had good dealings with him but he is honest just snowed under with orders for things that are obtainable any where. My prayers are with him for a good recovery there is a facebook page freinds of george laurie if any one wants to send some good wishes....take care old mate bex. "
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FIN_NV
Posted 2018-12-19 11:47 PM (#575521 - in reply to #542217)
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While it certainly unfortunate what happened to George, this post is not accurate! He took my $500, ten years ago, s d then stalled me until PayPal's return period ran out. He knew exactly what he was doing to me, and many others. So, no, he is not an ho e st, or an honorable man.
I do hope he fully recovers, and just maybe, he will realize that you get what you give, in this life, and he will make amends for hius thievery.
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Powerflite
Posted 2018-12-20 12:13 AM (#575524 - in reply to #542217)
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And this is one of the reasons why people don't want to put a lot of money up front. Anything can happen in the meantime (years) so you get no parts, and no refund. I would have purchased a lot of things from him, but I never did and never will.

Except I did purchase a set of '58 DeSoto lenses that came from him. But I bought them through a 2nd hand outfit he was working with so they took the heat. It was safer & more expensive that way.

Edited by Powerflite 2018-12-20 12:15 AM
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Chopper John
Posted 2018-12-20 9:01 AM (#575533 - in reply to #575524)
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I just sent 2 emails to George at georgelaurie@bigpond.com and both were returned as undeliverable.
Anyone else with this experience?
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dlyle
Posted 2018-12-20 11:59 AM (#575544 - in reply to #542217)
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I received a beautiful emblem for my Desoto back in September.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-20 2:20 PM (#575550 - in reply to #575533)
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Chopper John - 2018-12-20 9:01 AM

I just sent 2 emails to George at georgelaurie@bigpond.com and both were returned as undeliverable.
Anyone else with this experience?


In the spirit of Christmas, good will to men and all that, I emailed George "Get Well" wishes 3.5 hours ago. No returns at this point.

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Chopper John
Posted 2018-12-20 9:17 PM (#575578 - in reply to #542217)
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With the rejected email, there was an admin email address in case the sender (me) felt I received the message in error. I sent a message, and received the reply that the @bigpond.com server had received spam from a Yahoo email (I use a Yahoo email), and the blocked all Yahoo addresses. The email admin said they had fixed the problem and I should be able to merrily email @bigpond.com users like George.
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GregCon
Posted 2018-12-26 9:27 PM (#575861 - in reply to #575578)
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Just last week I happened upon several emails I exchanged with George. He cheerily acknowledged receipt of $900 of my money and then never so much as responded again. That was over 4 years ago, almost 5. That doesn't fit my description of honest, not one bit. Maybe a little karma's going around this season....
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Chopper John
Posted 2018-12-27 8:11 PM (#575898 - in reply to #575861)
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I have emailed George 60+ times in the past 3 years about a pair of 57/58 steering wheel cores he has of mine for a recast project which he barely started. He has replied 12 times in that 3 yrs, always with further delays. And he has my $$
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