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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedback Reply with quote

John posted an ad with a dealer badge that was exactly what I needed for my car, I emailed him, sent a USPS money order on the 4th, and the badge arrived today. Fantastic transaction, and like I've said before, he'll get my business again.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedback Reply with quote

Made a purchase with John recently via the internet, definitely old school, Money Order payment was the option, quite a few emails back and forth with minimal response but confirmed the items that were available and a total purchase price was determined. Sent the MO and waited for a response on shipping info (tracking), nothing forth coming but received the items described in a timely fashion and was pleased with the purchased items. Positive purchase, as the quote goes " patients is a virtue".
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedback Reply with quote

Avoid John's Car Corner like the plague. Bought a van from him and not as advertised. Cut a deal with him on another program where he would buy my heavily modified (6 wheel, chopped) 181. He took the engine and never paid and I lost the car as a result of his prevarication. Heard lots of other stories too. Good guy to visit and shoot the bull with and oggle his scene, but never--never have any financial dealings with him. I'm out $1700 plus my car.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedback Reply with quote

I have to side with RoCKOROD and others on this one, John is an old man and its probably best if you do business with him face to face. He told me had had bus doors, whihc he did. I had to go digging for them, and the ones i ended up with he didnt even know that he had (look at my gallery), because it was kind of like finding stuff in the temple at the beginnign of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

He reminds me of the three different VW junkyard when i grew up in Colorado Springs and i had a 74 superbeetle.

All 3 old dudes would be like "Go take a look"

John has so much stuff in such a disorganized fashion (it seems his business is mainly working on other peoples VWs, so the junkyard part is more of a sideshow), i can see how he can get mixed up.

Im sorry to hear some people got ripped off, but in this case i dont think it was malicious or intentional.

I believe its more of a CAVEAT EMPTOR (buyer beware) and you are better off goign there in person and laying hands on the actual product instead of tryign to make a deal over the internet or the phone.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedback Reply with quote

I have been to Johns multiple times. In person John is one of the nicest people I've ever meet. He always has what I need in stock and for a reasonable price. John is an old school guy and it doesn't surprise me people have difficulty dealing with him over the internet or phone. If you can make the trip to him go and meet him, you will have a very pleasant experience.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedback Reply with quote

Took a great road trip up to John's shop and had a great experience. I got exactly what I needed; floors, wheels, hubcaps, and steering column. All of it was at a very reasonable cost and with great service. Couldn't of had a better time there. I will definitely get more parts from them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedba Reply with quote

Quick communication and I had the part a week after I mailed payment. Thanks Casey
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedba Reply with quote

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i was very surprised to see any negative comments on john hamil here..i have made the trip to johns car care in westminster vermont twice in the last few months. john is a gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. his knowledge of volkswagen is vast and it is a pleasure to discuss vw with him. he has treated me very well and his parts are excellent and his pricing is very fair. i have bought several items from him with no regrets. his inventory is amazing and well organized. needless to say, i will continue doing business with him. anyone who is within traveling distance from him would be well served to see first hand what he has and will not leave disappointed.


I second this. Most negative feedback on this thread is from people looking to do E-commerce. John is old school. He remains a great resource to us in New England. Let the rest of the country stay away for all I care! Plenty of big box part houses that wiol ship chinese garbage prompty and kiss your ass on the phone when it breaks.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: john hamill - [email protected] - John's Car Care feedba Reply with quote

i was very surprised to see any negative comments on john hamil here..i have made the trip to johns car care in westminster vermont twice in the last few months. john is a gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. his knowledge of volkswagen is vast and it is a pleasure to discuss vw with him. he has treated me very well and his parts are excellent and his pricing is very fair. i have bought several items from him with no regrets. his inventory is amazing and well organized. needless to say, i will continue doing business with him. anyone who is within traveling distance from him would be well served to see first hand what he has and will not leave disappointed.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a recent raised price issue with this seller. The current ad states "save big-time on brake shoes Price $16 & up"

When I replied last week the title in the ad stated $16 a set, overstocked. It did not have the "& up". To me, as a seller and buyer here, I would have honored a price I posted even if I made a typo placing the ad. I would have sold brake shoes up till the edit at the posted price in order not to alienate a buyer.

I knew I would pay extra for shipping & handling, but $52 shipped?

I have never posted anything but positive feedback. While no real harm was done to me here, and I don't want this interpreted as bad feedback, I will pass on this "closeout price".

Maybe this seller will have a chance to make a deal with me in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered a used mirror for my Bus over the phone. Installed it today and all went swimmingly. I will order from him again.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought a bus and some accessories from John. When I arrived I found the bus to be as described/pictured. We negotiated a price that worked for both of us......on my trailer the bus went.

I found John to be a great guy and I would not hesitate to make the trip to his shop again. This guy is older........and old school. He doesn't have an Iphone in his pocket that will notify him of emails....seems like he "may" check his email one time a day at best. Just the way it is.

I don't think you will find any crazy good deals there, but I do not take this guy for a crook of any kind.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't waste your time with this guy....I inquired about a vanagon part and was quoted $200 I called spoke with them and never got a return call about a shipping told. Emailed again and the price was raised to $350 for the part I had just been quoted 200 for...Don't waste your time!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Money gone missing... Reply with quote

For starters, I donít believe this guy is a swindler but rather unable to do business by modern standards. Several days between emails is normal, and cryptic text not very informative.

Getting no straight answer, I sent $70 PayPal just to get the part in the mail, but after a few weeks upon asking discovered he does not take PayPal. I could not cancel the payment since the money had already been accepted and was sitting in his account which he had no knowledge of. He demanded I send a money order which raised the red flag since I would be paying twice. I filed a dispute with PayPal hoping to get the money back but have not heard from either party in 6 weeks. Meanwhile I am out $70.

At this point I doubt I would buy from this guy even if the dispute was resolved. Which is too bad, he has a hard-to-find part I need Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: NOS German Tail Pipes Reply with quote

First time buyer with John . The original order was incorrect . But John Responded to my Email the next day . And expressed concern with the order . I sent back the incorrect items . And he sent me the correct ones ,a few days later. And refunded my return shipping costs as well . The whole process took a couple weeks . But John Corrected the problem and everything is GREAT !! Now . We all make mistakes some time . I would buy from John Again Without hesitation . THANK YOU JOHN !! VW Logo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is about the 3rd time I've bought from John.

Is the transaction quick and easy? No. But then again, all good things to those who wait.

He don't do PayPal.

BUT.... he's got some killer stuff tucked away in that attic. I've yet to be disappointed by the service or the products.

He's old-school. Get used to that fact, and you'll love what you get. If you're of the text generation, don't even bother. You'll be banging your iphone/samsung galaxy against you head. If not, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just did a deal with John. Being an impatient bastard, I was sort of miffed that he didn't do PayPal... but the wait of sending a snail mail payment was worth the joy of a true NOS fuel injected Type 3 oil bath air cleaner... with rubber elbow and clamps... all still in a light coating of cosmoline. What a thing of beauty, and well worth the slight wait. Very Happy

Oh, and if you get a return Email from John that seems to have no message and is just a return of the email you sent- scroll all the way to the BOTTOM. Wink

Thanks, John! This will just make this project snap!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: back on track Reply with quote

John Hamill did contact me. My check is on it's way to him.
I should be more mindful that my elders were not "born with the existence of computers". I did not recognized the signs that John is less comfortable with the computer than the old standard ways of commerce that we have used for so long. This is not a flaw, but a fair and reasonable old standard way of conducting business. I did not read the situation properly.
I have been in Johns shop in my travels and have been treated fairly, got what I needed and returned to enjoying the northeast when he filled my needs. I was glad to get what I needed and be a tourist again.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am having a very hard time with John Hamill.
I keep asking John for a total price including shipping. John simply sends my email back to me(is this a joke!haha!).
Some days I think this may be a mistake, or perhaps he just does not want to do business. This is not the first time I have tried and failed to spend my money with John, and I really wanted to spend it.
I have been thinking to just figure out shipping costs and send the payment...uh...maybe not a good idea without an agreement.
I wish.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought some lowlight bumper pieces from John. Communication was good. He replied to all of my emails. Shipping was good and items as described... Cool
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