...because I haven't in months. No response to answered/replied calls, emails or PMs since a one sentence reply July 21. He was supposed to ship my two basses at the beginning of June. Cases had to be ordered that were supposed to take a couple days according to initial statement, but I figured it would be a week or two. It's been a lot longer than a week or two. It's not hard to get to the post office. There's obviously more details than that (though none that explain the wait time or the 2 years mostly-unreachable silence), but I'm not here to trash the man or have any intentions to do so, so please don't take it that way. I don't want anything to become uncivil. Just want to confirm that he's been in contact with other people. He generally only replies to me when I mention it here. Let's be clear- it's not as though I haven't tried. Lesson learned, though: don't be a extra nice and pay upfront. It's been almost 34 months since the first bass was paid off, and about 32 months since the second was paid off. The basses were in final sanding in ~Mar/Apr of 2007 minus pickup shell/routing, and pickup shells/routing were completed in Mar/Apr of 2008. I know he's a member and thus is warranted all of the rights of any other member of this forum, however he is also a business. If you can talk about an experience with Fender or Ibanez or whoever this way, you need to be able to talk about his business this way, as both are businesses that take your money for a service. Again, I don't want anything to dissolve into talking about the man/member, just his business. I think that's fair and is very obviously within the rules of the forum. He's a nice guy when he's interested in your business (though I've been called a dick a few too many times in the past year) and I'm sure he's a fun guy to hang out with, so please don't let this go personal. I don't want that. Edit: 34 months, not 34 years!