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problems with Ireland?

Postby paul bennett » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:17 pm

Ive had a few big orders from Ireland (not enquiries, but actual orders with an accepted quote and commitment to buy), but so far 5 out of 6 customers have simply disappeared when I send the invoice.

I know people change their minds etc and thats ok, but they all seem to literally disappear. No emails responded to (or even opened), disappear from forums, not picking up the phone, nothing. No-one knows them, no-one can contact them. They just vanish.

Is this just an Irish thing and par for the course, or am I doing something wrong?
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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby Lord High Everything Esle » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Presumably these are proforma invoices?

Hopefully you wait to be paid before you send the goods.

Have you actually made any of the orders?

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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby paul bennett » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Indeed so.
I always wait for payment before sending, so its ok. I do, however have nearly 2 dozen 9ft spear poles in my spare room now :-).

some are orders of wasters etc that i have a rolling stock of though
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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby KeithFarrell » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:06 pm

Ouch, that sucks! At least if anyone else orders spear shafts then you don't have to worry about making new ones :-)

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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby The_Maille_Tailor » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:34 pm

From experience the re enactment community in Ireland is sound and highly dependable.
Was it a group or individuals that you were dealing with as it may just be a typically human trait?

They have a few traders within the Republic that tend to supply an amount of kit, but I know a lot of Irish re enactors do make the trip over for TORM and
other events like Tewkesbury and Bosworth for the battle and purchases.

Hope that helps?
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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby lucy the tudor » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:29 pm

Have to say, all the Irish people I have dealt with so far have been reliable payers.

Thank the Lord.

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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby Pete the Pong » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:42 am

Hate to say this but are these possibly "scam" orders, pretending to come from all over the place, but in fact international money laundering schemes. I've had quite a few of those (none from Ireland incidentally), my favourite being from an address in Cairo. When I told them that I knew exactly where they were (Quasr el Nile, which leads from Medan Talab Haabr to the now famous Medan Tahrir), and said that I would drop in on my next visit there so that I could discuss business face to face, strangely enough they lost contact with me. lol.

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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby Vic James » Fri May 25, 2012 1:43 pm

I saw this thread last year ,,but didn`t comment then .
I had a same problem in Jan 2011 and then was asked for quotes/invoice by the same
person/group in April , has `funding` had come through . I sent 2 different quotes and booked
them in for 3 weeks work . And heard nothing more . I know a trader who lives close by had the same thing.
Yesterday , `The Rural development program` Nortern Ireland , got in touch with me to verify
payment on one of the quotes/invoices . By both Email and phone I had to tell them that I was not payed
and did not supply any goods .

Its now being treated as atempted fraud . vic

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Re: problems with Ireland?

Postby Martin » Mon May 28, 2012 8:49 am

Not to do with Ireland, but I have noticed an increase in internet orders that haven't been paid for via Paypal, Im wondering if its just people trying it on and hoping the order will get dispatched, 11 in the last 2 weeks

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