Adventurebilt hats status update (read if you have an outstanding order)

Discussion in 'Hats' started by jlee562, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. carranty

    carranty One of the Regulars

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    You keep saying this but I can't for the life of me find it. Can you please just copy the link and repost?

    Update: I've just skimmed through this entire thread again and can only find the update dated 6-14-2011. Perhaps you're thinking of a different thread, either that or its been deleted, or I just can't see for looking.....
     
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  2. BJC88

    BJC88 New in Town

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    @carranty: I sent you a pm.
     
  3. bendingoak

    bendingoak Vendor

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    sorry I thought that link was the recent one from COW. I don't know where it is on COW.


    I will give you a update now. He still has health issues. He is working when his health will let him. There are orders being received as someone posted here just a few post ago. I don't know what kind of other update you would like.


    I understand it is frustrating but there really isn't anything else that can be done. I just know Steve and he will fulfill those orders. Just as a reminder, he isn't jet setting, buying hookers, sports cars or doing drugs with all this money. He is broke, his health has done him in. He almost died. He still has health issues. He is doing the only thing he can right now to make good on a bad situation. you can monday morning quarterback everything he did wrong but it isn't going to change things.

    When I find out more I will post something. If anything changes, I will post something.
     
  4. carranty

    carranty One of the Regulars

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    I've just looked through the link you sent, my sincere thanks sir. I wouldn't ordinarily link to other sites, but considering this thread began with a repost from cow, and how little information there is on this site, I see no reason not to. If an admin has a problem with this, just pm me and I can modify the post accordingly.

    Subsequent to the update in post #1 of this thread, Steve Delk wrote another update on the Club-ObiWan (COW) website dated January 2013, I include the link below (provided by BJC88)
    http://indygear.com/cow/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=58928&p=818710#p818710
    For those of you who are not members of cow, I repost the update below

    For those members who are inquiring as to whether anyone who placed an order prior to 2010 has received their hat, the above thread contains posts from at least one member 1BAT4U (post dated Oct 24th 2013) who was in this position and who has received a hat that he is extremely pleased with, he even creates a separate thread to review his hat. It's possible that there are many more such stories on the cow forum, and it may be better for posters to look there for further testimonials.

    I hope this information goes some way towards resolving many frustrations many posters have. Again, I mean no disrespect in posting the above information, I simply wanted to get what info there is out there - which I believe was the original intention of the thread.
     
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  5. bendingoak

    bendingoak Vendor

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    Thank you for finding that and posting it. Thats the one I was talking about.

    There was a few that helped. To those people I thank you. I also did a Delk thread where I sold a few of my hats that was sitting at my shop at a discount. All the money went to steve. To those people, I thank you once again. He is back on his feet some what and working when he can. He still has some health issues since this post. Thats about all I can up-date from that post

    You can see by this post that he is trying everything he can and if he dies he has in place to refund everyone he owes a hat to.
     
  6. art_deco_fan

    art_deco_fan Familiar Face

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    Having recently lost both my parents to cancer, I feel for Steve and his family. Sad, sad situation. I pray he gets better and can find that spark of life once more.
    Peace to Steve....
     
  7. jlanderson

    jlanderson One of the Regulars

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    +1
     
  8. bendingoak

    bendingoak Vendor

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    thank you.
     
  9. METKISS

    METKISS New in Town

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    JUST TO UPDATE:.. My hat was ordered and paid for in 2008, after years of sending letters asking for updates (none of which were answered), I was at last promised by Steve, in an email he sent to me in the middle of last year, that the order would filled and sent no later than the end of Dec 2014...it's now March 2015..and guess what??!! ...No Hat! ..I've emailed 5 times this year without any reply.. I've sent these emails from different email addresses in case they accidently ended up in Steve Delk's junk mail... I have now asked for my money back... to be paid to me by the end of next week..... I fully understand the problems that Steve Delk has had, but to be kept waiting all these years without any update or notification is totally unacceptable...
     
  10. Joatrash FX

    Joatrash FX New in Town

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    Hello everyone. Long time reader, first time poster.

    I was wondering if anyone has been in recent contact with Steve Delk of Adventurebilt? I am currently awaiting my first "proper" fedora (a Raiders Indy, natch) but Steve has been unresponsive of the last two e-mails I've sent (over this past week) inquiring about its status. I was due to have the hat by Xmas and am just wondering if he is prone to sometimes taking long to respond during busy times or if something might've come up. I'm well aware of his stellar reputation, so I'm not sounding any alarm bells, but he was extremely fast in responding to me a few weeks ago, which is why I'm wondering.

    Cheers,
    //Joe
     
  11. Joatrash FX

    Joatrash FX New in Town

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    Thanks for that. I missed it in my search. Probably since it has been silent for over a year. Odd thing is, Steve was communicating regularly with me in October (even after my order was placed and paid for). I am certainly not willing to wait years for mine. I will send one final message and see what happens.
     
  12. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    You may not have a choice
     
  13. Joatrash FX

    Joatrash FX New in Town

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    Perhaps, but there are of course a couple options if I feel the need to have my money returned.
     
  14. hatsRme

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    Let us know how you make out. If it works, perhaps you'll share your secret with others!
     
  15. Duck

    Duck Practically Family

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    I too have been waiting since 08 for mine. I have just written it up as a loss. I don't expect to ever see the hat. It has really left a for ordering anything custom made from a vendor.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
     
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  16. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Dont let that ruin it for you. Our custom hatters here on the Lounge are incredibly honest people.
     
  17. Gromulus

    Gromulus Practically Family

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    I concur. Nothing but good experiences with Art Fawcett, John Penman, and Jonathan Cordova - just to name a few.

    I have been a member of this forum for many years and have heard too many sob stories and excuses for this particular vendor after these many years. Perhaps he should get out of the hat making business. Sorry so many had to go though the experience.
     
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  18. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    It is most unfortunate what has happened to Steve. With that said he has always been spotty with his communications. If you have ordered from him lately (past year) he has been keeping up with current orders (from what I have read on other forums) so if he said Christmas, I would pour yourself a tall glass of scotch (Glen Morangie would be my recommendation but there really isn't such a thing as bad scotch) and wait. If it doesent come, or no responce from communication by Christmas, Then raise the flag. I know it's hard but I had to wait two years for mine and I got my order in right before the rush.
    Hope that helps.
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    Johnny
     
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  19. Interbak

    Interbak One of the Regulars

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    Like JohnnyC said, I got my first order in to Steve in Nov of '07, just as the real insanity was firing up over Indy 4, took 28 months, but it did arrive. My second one was a year or two ago, after the cancer, when he was trying to raise funds to keep going and fill orders. That hat was at full current price and he delivered in a couple months. I haven't heard from him in quite a while, hopefully he's still plugging away trying to keep up. Sorry to hear about those left in the lurch for nearly 10 years, nothing I could say would make you feel any better about it.

    B
     
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