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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too up on ebay, but lets hope this has nothing to do with Ben and he never darkens the door of the VW community again! Having waited for 8 months for Ben not to deliver the goods I paid for (got the money back from the bank eventually) the exchange rate changed so much that I could not afford to order the parts from another supplier. Guess that's what happens when you play the currency markets....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, I wonder if that site has been taken over by a domain sniper just to use it as eBay links...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:04 am    Post subject: TDC Auto is Back! Reply with quote

As noted in another thread, TDC Auto (Ben) appear to have recovered from his heart problems and is trading again at http://www.tdcvwparts.com. However, all the goods on his site are links to other sellers on Ebay. What sort of scam is he pulling now?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a fella that asked me about an engine and was comparing my work to Ben TDC. This fellas said that he can get a much better deal and "larger" engine for the price w/ TDC, so I said fine.

The guy already got his mind set seems like but just wanted me to give my input on what to do w/ the engine build he is getting from Ben.

I could not say don't go there...or come to me instead. I said it is your money man. Spend it as you wish.

He is probably kicking himself right about now. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Add one more to the list! Reply with quote

chambersc wrote:
So I pulled my heads tonight in order to do some porting polishing and my "1914" turns out to be a 1776!

Thanks Ben


You should just be glad he didn't send you a broken down motor like he did to a couple of the guys..

Sorry to bump this old thread though, but Jesus Christ, this guy Ben was just such a total #"%!/!"...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw you post Chambers. Ben got you too, huh?

PM me and see what we can do about your motor. I make trips to Omaha almost every month. Oklahoma is not far.

YOu can either refresh the whole thing or go w/ the larger 1915cc you paid for.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Add one more to the list! Reply with quote

So I pulled my heads tonight in order to do some porting polishing and my "1914" turns out to be a 1776! On top of that, my regular 043 heads are actually H models so they have the small valves in them. For two years now I've been assuming I had a 1914. Turns out all along I don't. Evil or Very Mad

Last time I let another person build a motor for me. Thanks Ben, you've really made my day today.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jfats808 wrote:
Last i heard Ben has heart problems and has been diagnosed with a year to live.


If you believe that, you'll believe anything.
The guy packs more spin than a Tenerife timeshare-salesman, quite simply anything he says is 99% certain to be a lie.

I'm not a bad guy. But quite simply, I won't believe this until I see a tombstone with his name on it, and even then I'd check the photo for signs of photoshop abuse.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I do have one compliment, ive never found anyone yet to match the prices of parts i purchased from him in the past.

that's because he bought wholesale and ran his 'operation' out of his trailer park. with no rent, insurance, or employees it's easy to under cut all the shops... zero overhead, all profit!


Hey don't forget selling used and or returned garbage and not putting in engines what was "paid" for. Not hard to have great prices when are charging customers for products they are not receiving. I am sure the dying is just his latest in a long string of lies. If he is it's no loss, Karma is a bitch.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jfats808 wrote:
I do have one compliment, ive never found anyone yet to match the prices of parts i purchased from him in the past.

that's because he bought wholesale and ran his 'operation' out of his trailer park. with no rent, insurance, or employees it's easy to under cut all the shops... zero overhead, all profit!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

frodin1 wrote:
It's just to bad there isn't a internet blacklist that would prevent you from doing what I almost did. Whew!

hmmm, perhaps a buyer/seller feedback forum on the worlds biggest vw site? brilliant idea frodin...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last i heard Ben has heart problems and has been diagnosed with a year to live. He's definitely has had many problems and complaints from products that he has released out thru other businesses and himself. I feel for the handful that were cut short, lied to, or recieved terrible products. I do have one compliment, ive never found anyone yet to match the prices of parts i purchased from him in the past. As you can see the bad ones dont last. Good luck to all and i hope others will find closure one day. Life works in circles and it appears it has returned to him. Your time will come.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been on here "Samba" for a while but I never saw this thread nor bothered to look is the forum. I'm glad I stopped by here! Some of the stuff I just saw is absolutely ridiculous and I don't see how anyone running a legitimate business could pass items off like that, and not expect some sort of retaliation. It's just to bad there isn't a internet blacklist that would prevent you from doing what I almost did. Whew!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm, I suggest you read this thread before you dare give this guy any of your money. I was shocked to see this thread pop up to be honest. I thought for sure this guy was in jail buy now.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: TDC Reply with quote

I just wanted to say, I have made an honest effort to spend quite a bit of money with them, but after 3 emails and 1 response, I still have yet to get a price quote for shipping, and the main items I needed. I've been in the market for a set of Scat dual 35mm carbs and the Scat 9pc tin kit amongst quite a few other items. I prefer the Scat items over most, and it's proving to be harder and harder to get people to write me back, just for a quote? Just a tip for those of you with sites like this. You might want to make your site capable of giving shipping quotes, or at the very least an estimate. This will take a ton of problems off your hands as far as having to write people back and fourth. I should say that the only reason I ask about the shipping is, I've been over and over sites giving good deals, only to charge you double or triple for the shipping to make up the difference. This is not a good way to create return customers. I like to support the little guys, but when I need something,and it's taking 2 weeks just to get it ordered. It's time to move on. Time for me to get a wholesale account I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that sucks if you need any help lemme know
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought we had seen the last of TDC and am really sorry to hear that you have got entangled in Benís web of lies and deceit.

I count myself lucky that I managed to get my money back via the bank as god only knows what would have arrived.

I received a number of very kind offers from the good folks on the Samba to go round and have a word with Ben on my behalf. In the end I relied on the bank to sort my problems out, but I was sorely tempted.

Good luck and keep spreading the word about him before others get caught.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: e-mail Reply with quote

he is not responding to any e-mail or written communications, I wish I knew his ID because I know he is aware of what is going on on the samba.
if I find any thing out I will post it for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please list the email and pay id he is using now to aid others in avoiding him. Thanks and good luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: some images from TDC's work Reply with quote

Remember I ordered a 1776,.... These are just a few of the outstanding issues. there are many pictures and issues.

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