NICK CLAYTON

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#76
Well, no ones knows all the details right now - so I'm not judging anyone or anything when I write this. However, it's a little funny that as soon as some people mention talking to the police and making or case or contacting relatives on facebook like his mother to say what happened, that then he finally get's a repsonse / contacted back.
I totally agree with riverrafteriver. Nick Clayton was MIA till the words police and mom came up. Sounds pretty sketchy. My father died 6 weeks ago. I was devastated, but did not let anybody down. My dad would have frowned on that. I can understand a few weeks or a month of delay, but call a guy and explain your situation. Don't wait for a group of guys on the forum to get involved. Makes you look like you tried to scam and got called out. Good luck Jon. Hit me up if you ever want to hit the river. Cheers.
 
#77
Let me ask you folks this ........... both Frenchie and Nick put up the exact same item for sale, same condition, same price blah blah............ who are you gonna buy from first ?
 
#78
Wow. Interestenting read.

I'm not going to get into the series of events that led to this situation, I will simply assure all involved, and
those who aren't, that I am not a thief. I can understand Frenchie's concern of course, but while I may be accused of many things, stealing is flat not one of them.

The rod and reel involved in this trade on my end is stuff I never use and just wanted gone. I bought the reel on the auction site on a whim last year and it never was spooled. Just never had a need for a reel of that
size. The rod in question is 6 wt number 6 in my quiver and was realistically never going to see water again unless I moved it along. The rod I was to receive in this trade is one I may never use either. When Frenchie made the offer I thought it might be fun to try find a use for a baby spey even though I am very very new to two handed. I first thought it would be good for the beach but quickly read that it was a true spey rod and not a switch like its length had me assuming. So I guess my whole point here is that ne trying to rip him off just doesn't make sense. I was simply trying to unload some unused gear and I believe Frenchie was trying to do the same. Not a situation where I would be set to make big bucks even if I was the type to do shit like tha
t.

I have a ton of gear. I am a self confessed gear whore. I have bought and sold an awful lot of gear on thus forum. I have lent gear out. I have given gear away. I have met and fished with several of you. I have shared pictures and stories of our adventures as my son gets into fishing. I have generally tried to be a positive member of this community I so enjoy. I apologized to Frenchie privately and I will again in public. I am truly sorry for the hassle I have caused you. I would have had it any other way if I could.

The original rod will be on its way to Frenchie tomorrow, as my rod as of now is missing. I will also be sending him the reel as a partial payment for such a hassle. If I manage to track down the rod I will be sending that his way as well.

As for those who have made their opinions of me and this situation so clear well all I can say is that things are not always what they seem.

I find the business involving my mother a bit disturbing but oh well. I have done similar bits of detective work trying to track down my ex wife. No hard feelings towards anyone. But to truly suggest that I spent the past several years building friendships, buying\selling\trading countless amounts of gear, sharing reports and stories, and even borrowing high end gear from other members, that I would ruin it all over some gear I would damn near give away to someone who would actually use it is assanine. And I came out of the dark only when threatened with a call to the cops or my mom? LOL that's just laughable.

Anyway, situation resolved. Judge me as you wish. I only hope to resolve this to the best of my ability and move on.

Nick
 
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I'm so glad to see this resolved in a good way. I have a lot of faith in the people on this board and I'm happy to see that faith was not misplaced. S*** happens. Glad you guys worked it out.

I'd buy from Nick....
 

PT

Physhicist
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As for those who have made their opinions of me and this situation so clear well all I can say is that things are not always what they seem.

I find the business involving my mother a bit disturbing but oh well. But to truly suggest that I spent the past several years building friendships, buying\selling\trading countless amounts of gear, sharing reports and stories, and even borrowing high end gear from other members, that I would ruin it all over some gear I would damn near give away to someone who would actually use it is assanine. And I came out of the dark only when threatened with a call to the cops or my mom? LOL that's just laughable.

Anyway, situation resolved. Judge me as you wish. I only hope to resolve this to the best of my ability and move on.

Nick
+1

Thanks for shipping my reel back after I lent it to you. I had no concerns about the deal and if you want to borrow it again just let me know. As for people trying to search out your mom and all that.... That's just bush league. Good luck!

DG
 

Lugan

Joe Streamer
#84
Let me ask you folks this ........... both Frenchie and Nick put up the exact same item for sale, same condition, same price blah blah............ who are you gonna buy from first ?
At this point, with his reputation already teetering at the abyss, I'm betting Nick would be the #1 best provider of prompt customer service in the entire WFF community. He knows he can't screw up again, or he'd be as welcome on WFF and local waters as Lance and Randall Kaufmann.
 

seaalki

Active Member
#85
Who steals my purse steals trash

Iago:

Good name in man and women, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of there souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;

But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that whiches not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.

Othelo Act 3 Scene 3
 

steelydan

Newb seeking wisdom
#86
Who steals my purse steals trash

Iago:

Good name in man and women, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of there souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;

But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that whiches not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.

Othelo Act 3 Scene 3
You don't see that on the bass fishing boards.....

Glad the situation is being resolved.
 

Frenchie

Active Member
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Hey Gents,

Short from actually receiving my rod and reel (ETA tomorrow) I would say this is in the bag. Situation resolved indeed. In the end Nick DID come through, and did everything he could to get this off quick. This may have been a big mix up S*it storm of events, and to be honest, if Nick had something for sale in the future that I wanted, I WOULD indeed purchase from him.

No hard feelings,

All's well that ends well.

thanks for the support guys, and Nick, thanks for getting this worked out.

Jon
 
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