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Complaint and Warning about Howell's Sheet Metal in TX!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dubbzilla, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Brentphx
    Joined: Aug 12, 2014
    Posts: 256


    I'm just curious on these threads why buyers don't just dispute with their credit card co?

    Charge backs will do more damage to a seller than bad publicity on the Interwebs.

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  2. Tommy R
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 717

    Tommy R

    I'm in need of some patch panels and inner fenders for my coupe. I'm just hoping they have a display at the Round Up this weekend so I can drop some cash and walk away with them in hand! :)
  3. HotRod31
    Joined: Mar 3, 2003
    Posts: 426


    I hate to, but I think I am going to dispute charges on my card. 2 months waiting on an A model bed( unassembled). I have left 2 messages & sent 2 emails in the last couple weeks and get no response . The invoice when I purchased it said allow 2 weeks for delivery, what a joke.
  4. they set up a row over from me at the Pate Swap meet every year - a week or so ago....looked like plenty of stuff to go around.....
  5. Voided
    Joined: Nov 14, 2015
    Posts: 7


    Over a month waiting on 28 chevy rockers and door headers. headers were in hand and was quoted a week before they rockers were made and sent out... Now no response for the next 3 weeks since the purchase. They fail to respond to my personal email, Paypal email and 2 different voicemail's
  6. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 824


    Two weeks ago I ordered the lower patch panels for my 27 touring front half for my modified. 2 Cowel panels, 2 rocker panels, and 2 center lower panels. They said that they would be shipped the same day, I recieved them 5 days later. Everything is good here. Again, this was stuff they had in stock, maybe the one off, odball stuff that they have to custom make is a different story. As for me I am totally happy with their parts and service.
  7. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,682

    Atwater Mike

    I hope some of the experts will drive down and forcibly apply for jobs. All these orders can be filled and the sun will come back out.
    Hope & change, gentlemen.:D
  8. slack
    Joined: Aug 18, 2014
    Posts: 533


    Is there a list on the HAMB in regard to businesses that operate in this manner. I seem to remember someone referring to a "caution" list or something like that? I don't want to get caught up in any garbage like this if I can avoid it. Nothing personal.
  9. Tothewood
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 6

    from AZ

    Well it's good to see some things never change. 4 months, a dozen unanswered e-mails, several phone calls and I still don't have parts but they have my 500 bucks. Worst customer service in the country. I would highly recommend for anyone NOT to deal with Howell sheet Metal. Complete thieves!
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  10. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    With all the complaints why do people keep sending Howell their money?
    The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

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  11. Mark Jenny
    Joined: Oct 23, 2014
    Posts: 821

    Mark Jenny

    Im going through the exact same thing!!
  12. Mark Jenny
    Joined: Oct 23, 2014
    Posts: 821

    Mark Jenny

    I never had a problem till now...the guy wont even answer his phone anymore
  13. Been an ongoing problem for years with this guy.
  14. 1knuckle
    Joined: Nov 15, 2011
    Posts: 11

    from arizona

    I wouldn't buy anything from these guys again. I ordered the 2 back panels for my 29 closed cab pickup, which he did send but they were not the same width. It looked like someone with very little experience pressed them out and I cannot believe he would even sell them. At this point I have to cut the panels and remove a quarter inch from the total width of the panel, so I can use them on my Model A that I am restoring, and I paid around 500 bucks with shipping for this sloppy workmanship. I called for 2 weeks and left a voicemail asking to exchange one panel so I would have a matched set. He would never answer the phone or return any of my messages. Buyer beware, these people are pathetic.
  15. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,747

    from kansas

    I've thought about ordering from them myself but decided against it.

    I figured the parts they sell on eBay are parts peeps have either stopped payment on or returned after waiting months and finding parts elsewhere.
  16. thomas.parker197
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 52


    I miss the Cotton Gin!

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