Real Company?-----Or Scam?

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by bearcarver, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Has anyone ever bought & received anything from the internet company "Meat Processing Products.com"??

    Here:

    http://www.meatprocessingproducts.com/lem838.html

    My son ordered a 5 pound LEM sausage stuffer with some other little goodies, as a present for a "Bearcarver" you might know. That was on June 29, 2 weeks ago. Today he tried to track it, and it said, "Warehouse pending". He thinks that might be a stalling tactic, trying to drag it out for 30 days, so he can't get his PayPal money back. He told me to ask you guys what you know about that company.

    He also tried to call, and every time he selects an extension, like "Sales" or "Previous order", he gets a recording saying, "I'm sorry, we can't complete your call as dialed". They have not yet replied to his email either.

    Sounds fishy to me too.

    Did anyone ever order from them?

    If so, did you get what you ordered?

    How long?

    Any other problems?

    Thanks Guys,

    Bearcarver
     
  2. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower

    First things first..........he should file a claim in Paypal before he gets too close to the refund deadline in Paypal and simply pursue it.

    If the company replies, then he can give them another week and if he still doesn't receive anything after another week, he can reopen the claim as ask for a full refund.
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Anytime a company doesn't respond the flag goes up for me. I stick to Amazon.com myself. You could always contact LEM direct and ask them about there status with that Co.
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll pass that on to my son----Thanks.

    They had the one with the steel gears, and they had the best price, yet not so much better that it made it look unlikely.

    I actually searched it, picked it, and gave my son the link.

    Bear

     
    Good suggestion, I'll pass that on too.

    Thanks,

    Bear

    Now has anyone ever dealt with them before?????

    Bear
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Meateater,

    Got ahold of LEM. They said they haven't had problems with that company, but don't see my son's order in their wholesale list to that company. They took my info & are looking into it. After two weeks, the tracking shouldn't say "Warehouse Pending". LEM also said that stuff is in stock, so it wouldn't be backordered.

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear, the 5# stuffer sold by Grizzly is the same as the ones with the steel gears.  You can buy one there and buy the replacement steel gears and still be cheaper than most others. 

    I have heard a lot of people who have used the one from Grizzly for years and had no problem with the Nylon Gears, but if you do the Steel ones for LEM fit them.

    Grizzly Stuffer $72.95

    http://grizzly.com/products/5-lb-Vertical-Sausage-Stuffer-SS/H6252

    LEM Metal Gears $29.70

    http://www.lemproducts.com/product/4015/Vertical_Stuffer_Parts
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear you might be interested in this.  It looks to me like it is a home business and is probably using a Drop Shipper.

    The domain has only been active since March 2009 and it looks like a Yahoo Store Hosting.

    It also doesn't show who is the owner just where it is registered so it has the owner info hidden with a private registration.

    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]WHOIS information for meatprocessingproducts.com :
    [/font]
    Code:
    [Querying whois.verisign-grs.com][whois.verisign-grs.com]Whois Server Version 2.0Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registeredwith many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.netfor detailed information.   Domain Name: MEATPROCESSINGPRODUCTS.COM   Registrar: ENOM, INC.   Whois Server: whois.enom.com   Referral URL: http://www.enom.com   Name Server: YNS1.YAHOO.COM   Name Server: YNS2.YAHOO.COM   Status: clientTransferProhibited   Updated Date: 26-feb-2010   Creation Date: 10-mar-2009   Expiration Date: 10-mar-2011
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bear

    I tried for 2 weeks calling them every day to reach someone in sales and they NEVER answered their phone - their price for the stuffer was the best I could find but with no human to talk to I had to finally rule them out -
     
  10. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    After reading about people breaking the nylon gears and me also worrying about them I bought the grizzly and i really dont see how you could break them? its not like your turning the handle at a high speed, you are only turning at a slow speed, you just have to pay attention when you get to the bottom,  and im not sure that they would break easy from bottoming it out? its not hard. and i read you can replace the gears with the lem ones unlike the northern tool stuffer.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  11. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I jsut checked my email folder that keeps track of all my ON-Line orders and related messages.  I have an order with this company dating back to Jan 2010 for some insta cure #1.  Order was satisfactory.  So, at least in Jan they were viable.  Maybe the economy caught up with them.  BUT with such terrible relations, they're off my list now.  That's all it takes.  There are far too many other companies vying for my dollar to put up with this type of disservice.  Sorry for your problems, but another vote for the Grizzly.  Thanks to Beer-B-Q for the link for the steel gears.  I'll get them for a just in case situation.
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you all for your input.

    Still haven't heard from that company, but LEM called back & said that they talked to "Meat Processing Products", and the order has been found, and my son's order will be shipped today or tomorrow by UPS directly from LEM. So I guess everything will be alright, however if something changes I will go the way of Paul (Beer-B-Q), and order the Grizzly. I had a lot of Grizzly's equipment in my cabinet shop---Jointer, Bandsaw, Spindle Sander, Grinder, Drill Press, Air Compressor, Shaper with Power Feeder, Lathe, Table Saw, and Dust Collector-----All Cheap (Taiwan) but worked surprisingly very good.

    Thanks again,

    Bear
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LEM must have woke them up. Just got this:
     
  14. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Way to Bear!!  GRRRRRROOOOOOOWL!!! Tare em up!

    SOB
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Glad you called LEM and they helped you out it sounds like they at least set Meat Processing Products   right on your order but you can bet theres no way I'd order anything from Meat Processing Products   after your experience with them
     
  16. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    good to see it's sorted out........
     
  17. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good to hear it's all sorted out bear! 

    Can't wait to see some new Q!
     
  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good deal Bear! Glad ya got it all straightened out. [​IMG]
     
  19. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    glad to hear you got it straightened out bear! the thing about Internet ordering that freaks me out is how anonymous it is. for instance the reply you got doesn't have a persons name on it, just the name of the company. seems fishy to me.
     
  20. Bear,

    Let us know what the resolve of this issue is after you recieve your stuff. I've never done business with them but it was one of the web sites I was looking at for a slicer.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010

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