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Re: Norvil

Postby DogT » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:54 am

There was a guy in Chicago, Mike Hagey, that must have finally quit because he got such a bad rap. I tried to get some S type silencers from him and after the 2nd time he sent me roadster pipes, he quit responding, so I got the Cook County Attorney General after him and he finally credited my CC after about a year. To be sure I didn't deal with him any more, and there was a bit of stuff on him here a long time ago. Sometimes the whining works.
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Re: Norvil

Postby L.A.B. » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:01 am

DogT wrote:There was a guy in Chicago, Mike Hagey, that must have finally quit because he got such a bad rap.


I think you mean Marshall Hagy. He only quit because he died, I believe.
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Re: Norvil

Postby worntorn » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:13 pm

Perhaps the whining killed him? :shock:

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Re: Norvil

Postby SteveA » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:14 pm

L.A.B. wrote:
DogT wrote:There was a guy in Chicago, Mike Hagey, that must have finally quit because he got such a bad rap.


I think you mean Marshall Hagy. He only quit because he died, I believe.


That'll stop most people. Are we sure it will hold true with Mr Emery when he passes?
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Re: Norvil

Postby cliffa » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:25 pm

L.A.B. wrote:
DogT wrote:There was a guy in Chicago, Mike Hagey, that must have finally quit because he got such a bad rap.


I think you mean Marshall Hagy. He only quit because he died, I believe.



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Re: Norvil

Postby NortonMKIIA850 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:45 pm

cliffa wrote:Perhaps Like John Stonehouse or Robert Maxwell ?

At least John Poulson was jailed.
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Re: Norvil

Postby DogT » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:59 pm

Right, Marshall Hagey, I knew L.A.B. would correct me. He also had a helper that tried to be helpful, but I think he was just as much a crook. I heard you could only count on buying something from them if you saw it in the flesh and traded right there. I actually did get some clock parts that were OK from him, they were hard as hen's teeth to find back then, bezels and glass.
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Re: Norvil

Postby bill » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:04 pm

marshal hagy is dead passed a few years ago. good riddance to bad rubbish
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Re: Norvil

Postby kommando1 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:39 pm

SteveA wrote:
L.A.B. wrote:
DogT wrote:There was a guy in Chicago, Mike Hagey, that must have finally quit because he got such a bad rap.


I think you mean Marshall Hagy. He only quit because he died, I believe.


That'll stop most people. Are we sure it will hold true with Mr Emery when he passes?



Marshall ripped me off for an ignition switch. Never showed up. I called him and he said must it must have been a bad day for him, sorry. When it still didn't show up, weeks later, I called him again and he claimed that the transaction had never happened- a total looney!
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Re: Norvil

Postby peter12 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:29 pm

"Fully assembled from some new & some restored parts"
Must admit I found that one of the most bizarre pieces of wording for an advert when I got the email the other day. Made me want to rush to get my credit card and order on...NOT!

Obviously relying on his reputation!!

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Re: Norvil

Postby SteveA » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:46 am

peter12 wrote:"Fully assembled from some new & some restored parts"
Must admit I found that one of the most bizarre pieces of wording for an advert when I got the email the other day. Made me want to rush to get my credit card and order on...NOT!

Obviously relying on his reputation!!


Why on earth are you getting email from Norvil? 'unsubscribe' :shock:
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Re: Norvil

Postby peter12 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:30 am

:D

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Re: Norvil

Postby cliffa » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm

peter12 wrote::D



Peter, you seem "very happy" at the outcome of this post. What was it's purpose?
1) Have you had a bad experience with Norvil?
2) Are you intending to buy a load of parts and want to get some feedback before parting with your hard earned?
3) Are you intending to buy Les out, and want to know if he has a viable customer base?
4) Was it just for fun (like putting a stick in a wasp nest)?
5) Do you work for a competitor?
6) Do you work for Norvil?


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Re: Norvil

Postby peter12 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:26 pm

Strange request Cliffa as I have never seen anyone else asked to justify a posting on this forum, however:
Yes I will be doing work to my machine over the winter, probably won't buy from Norvil as I usually buy from RGM and Andover Norton.
Have bought from Fair Spares in the early days, and at one time had vague ideas of buying a reconditioned machine. I Don't recall an issue but it was long time ago at a time when good parts were hard to find. Genuine interest really as I assumed because Les Emery has been in the business for so long I thought that the people with bad experiences must be in a minority, however there seem to have been very few genuinely good experiences, which has surprised me. Lets put it this way, I will not be changing my mind who I buy spares from.
I value this forum as doubt I would have heard all the issues without it.
I think we all have our trusted suppliers/ machinists/ painters etc, I used Fred Barlow for most of my work in the 80's and 90's great bloke and a sad loss. Im sure because of the nature of the beast one or two people will have a bad experience or two but not a constant stream of similar complaints over a long period of time. Oh and still be in business!

Not employed/ hired friend of, any one involved and I have no axe to grind other than don't like being ripped off, or seeing other people being ripped off and thought I would see if the "Bad press" was really justified.

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Re: Norvil

Postby peter12 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:28 pm

Oh, sorry, not happy with it at all, saddened really!

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