|12-13-2008, 11:25 PM||#1|
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Well, back in March, I decided that I wanted to save a couple bucks on a bearing set that I was buying, so I went out on a limb and bought from a site which I found on Google, www.ty-coon.com
The bearings were about 6 bucks US, and I think they charged me about 2 more for shipping. Not bad for a bearing set!
So, three weeks ticked by, and eventually the set arrived. The sizes of the bearings were not listed on the site, but they listed the model of the engine, so I figured everything would be OK. Not so. One of the bearings was the wrong size! So, I emailed them. They replied that my engine actually had two different bearing sets, depending on the year it was produced. Oddly enough, Boca only lists one set (the same size as the one I needed!).
So I sent back the one wrong bearing. They agreed that they would replace it. In the package, I included a note written on the back of my invoice stating what the problem was, and that it was clarified in an email.
A month and a half later, I sent them another email stating that I had returned their bearing, but they did not send one back. This received no reply.
Another two weeks later, I sent a second email. This said that they had not received the previous email, and that they had sent the bearing out two days after they received the one that I had returned. Since the other one didn't arrive, they would send a second package.
Five weeks later, I received the proper bearing. The package included my original invoice which I had written the note on, so I'm sure they didn't send out the bearing twice (they would have included this in the first package which was allegedly lost in the mail).
So, after four months, I finally had the set of bearings I wanted. This was fine because I didn't have an airframe for the engine, and wasn't in a rush.
So now we come to the present time, another five months later. I have received a package in the mail from Ty-Coon containing two bearings about 2" in diameter. I have no idea what these would be for. They look like good sealed bearings, but I have absolutely no use for them.
I should also mention that the order was made from ty-coon.com, but the first package came from "Bearing Brothers". The second package came from Ty-Coon, and now the third has come from D O Coon, all of the same address.
Funny stuff though...
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|12-14-2008, 09:40 AM||#3|
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Re: Ty-Coon Bearings
I should set up a business like this... I have a whole bunch of motorcycle and outboard bearings in my bearing draw, all new in boxes.. Just list all the model engines, and when someone orders, go grab 2 boxes and ship them off (don't return e-mails of course).. The only downside is that my bearings are more than $6 a set.... Had a look at the web site... Would be nice if they showed the actual bearings (just a generic pic of 2 bearings for all the engines) Ed I did notice they mentioned that some of there bearings are "not made in China".. Whether these include the model ones, it didn't say..
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