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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby Dohc Rocks » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:53 pm

I'd gladly pay the price for a harness that's fully populated and like the idea of engaging my own pins so I can ultimately decide what's where.

Adding red wire for injector and coil feeds and upgrading coil wires from 20 to 18 or 16 gauge is also a nice touch.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby FoundSoul » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 pm

We'll have to see if increasing wire gauge is even possible. The D-Subs max out at 20ga generally. And with 20ga in them it's really hard to use the tool to remove the wires, possible, but tricky.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby prof315 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:09 pm

I'm all for unassembled harness kits as well as assembled versions. For my own use/installs I'll probably go with the unassembled stuff and for shop installs use the asssembled stuff.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby FoundSoul » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:39 pm

And if we need to cut down length a bit to control costs with the rising cost of wiring? Any thoughts on that? How much length do you typically find you need?
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby prof315 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:14 am

I think 8 feet would do the job in most cases.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby Jim Blackwood » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:58 am

I don't know if you do this now, but an inexpensive pin removal tool included with the harness kit would come in real handy at times. It's been awhile since I did a harness and I really liked the RS harness, but I did have a little trouble with fragile pins. Also sometimes the plan changes midstream and the wires need to be switched. It's good to have that flexibility. Since between installs I'm as likely as not to lose any removal tool I might have, I'd be willing to add a couple bucks to include one.

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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby Peter Florance » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:01 am

Jim Blackwood wrote:I don't know if you do this now, but an inexpensive pin removal tool included with the harness kit would come in real handy at times. It's been awhile since I did a harness and I really liked the RS harness, but I did have a little trouble with fragile pins. Also sometimes the plan changes midstream and the wires need to be switched. It's good to have that flexibility. Since between installs I'm as likely as not to lose any removal tool I might have, I'd be willing to add a couple bucks to include one.

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BTW, the Radio Shack tool works pretty well for this
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby jojje1963 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:03 pm

Glen has $1560 of my money, not a word from him for 4-5 months. And to late to get anything back from Paypal. Not fun :evil:
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby hassmaschine » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:58 am

d***!

it sounds like this guy could be in for mail fraud - it's definitely federal because it's crossed state lines. I don't know what you can do about it from sweden? has anyone tried contacting the police?
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby jojje1963 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:33 am

From Sweden I can't do anything but hope he will get back to me. I've bought from him many times and he's always delivered so maybe he will sort it out in the end.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby joedokes » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:53 pm

My issue with Glenn, beyond the $20.00 in product he should send me, is the fact that his website is still up. I mean it is one thing to close your doors owing a few customers their product or a refund, this is wrong. But it is another thing to keep your website open and take people's money when you know d*** well you are not going to ship their order, that is criminal. GRRRRR.


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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby hassmaschine » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:56 am

If everone reported him im sure we could get it shut down.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby Paul_VR6 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:04 am

The site is still online but you'll notice that he's asking for check/money order as the only form of payment. I just got four more RS harnesses from him a few weeks ago with no drama. Not sure how long that will last.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby jsmcortina » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:42 am

You may wish to file formal complaints to his ISP

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I write to complain regarding the above mentioned domain. I have paid $XXXX in good faith for YYYY and the vendor has not delivered.
I have tried to contact him on this time/date and received ZZZZ in reply.

I am most concerned that you allow this fraudulent website to exist.

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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby joedokes » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:50 pm

Paul_VR6,

Glad to hear that he's shipped your stuff.

Jim,

Thanks for the email address, If I don't hear from Glen or receive my parts in the next couple of weeks, I'll send off an email. I've waited two months, I'll give him another one.

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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby bpetkus » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:46 pm

Damm, I have been around this community since the beginning, and Glen has treated everyone good since day one. I wonder if Bruce and Al have insight on what happened. I am kind of worried about Glen. Someone who has been here for about ten years doesnt just start scamming people. I do recommend everyone get refunds from your credit card company. This shouldnt be that hard. You have a few years to reverse transactions. But, being that it is a small community talking about fraud might be a little extreme with Glens excellent track record up till now. For all we know he died in a car accident. We shouldnt buy from him in the mean time but I would like to know what happened to him. I was one of his first customers, and it is sad to see him just disappear. I like buying from the smaller vendors if I can. I hope all is well and everyone who sent money gets their refunds.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby joedokes » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:32 pm

Well Glen finally shipped my parts they arrived today.

It did take four months, but he did ship.

Fortunately I didn't need the parts, and was willing to wait.

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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby coyoteboy » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:35 pm

When I first read that Glens was Closed, I went ahead and ordered two of his Coil Driver Boards

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But it is another thing to keep your website open and take people's money when you know d*** well you are not going to ship their order, that is criminal. GRRRRR.

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Errr. RIGHT. So you know it's closed, yet you order anyway and then whinge about lack of service. And Glen has the issue?

Glen was always helpful and good to me, I find your "attack" of him a bit stupid to be honest. Good on Glen for honouring it.
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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby joedokes » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:41 pm

I read the original post the Glenn's was closed, and was very sad, because I had planned on using a particular driver board that was UNIQUE to Glenn's Garage. The only one who sells something similar is JB Performance, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted, and it was DOUBLE the price.

So I took a risk, a TWENTY dollar risk, I was willing to take the risk because he was the ONLY one selling a particular part I wanted, and if the part never appeared I was only out twenty dollars. Sometimes when someone has a unique product that fulfills a particular niche, it is worth taking a risk to get exactly what you want. and in this case it was only twenty dollars.

I posted my story for few reasons. First, Glenn's website was still up, so someone could make the mistake and order parts from him. Second, I think it is dishonest to take someone's money if you have no intention of fulfilling the order. Thirdly, I wanted to let people know the contact information on Glenn's website so they could send Glenn and email.

Finally, I also posted that Glenn DID send the parts. He DID deliver albeit four months later.

FWIW, I ordered a complete MS3 and MS3X setup from DIY and it was on my doorstep less than four days later, and that was with standard shipping.

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Re: WARNING - Glen's Garage CLOSED

Postby coyoteboy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:35 am

You don't need to re-explain it all - I got that from your original messages. My point was that you knew it was closed but still ordered, then complained publicly about the service. I ordered a couple of boards from Glen's and received them overnight, as did dozens of other people - he was a handy source, no need to go ripping him to bits when he's fallen on difficult times just because you thought you'd take a risk.

I posted my story for few reasons. First, Glenn's website was still up, so someone could make the mistake and order parts from him. Second, I think it is dishonest to take someone's money if you have no intention of fulfilling the order. Thirdly, I wanted to let people know the contact information on Glenn's website so they could send Glenn and email.


You, and I, have no idea why he's out of action. For all you know he could have been hospitalised with a terminal and debilitating illness and have no-one take the site down. It's not quite the same as taking cash off someone in the street and running. Anyone who's bought from Glen's would know the contact info as they'd have been to the website themselves?

Sorry, just comes across as "I took a risk when someone had told me it was shut, thought it'd failed and complained about it, then backtracked when he delivered but still want to have a bit of a pop at him under the guise of concern for others". Maybe I'm wrong too.
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