Buying from Todd Lassen?

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Postby Patrick Stapfer » 07/13/10 03:45 AM

Hello,
I try to buy a 1964 silver-coin-shell-set from Todd Lassen and I have already written two emails for purchasing it.

I have already waited for 2 weeks and never got an answer, do you know how to contact him?

I am from Austria and I prefer the internet for communication.

Ive never bought any professional coin-sets, so if you have some tips for me, I would appreciate ;)

with regards,
Patrick
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Postby James Cotton » 07/13/10 08:39 AM

Todd's wait time is very long. He has dozens of requests every day for this stuff. Be patient.
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Postby Patrick Stapfer » 07/16/10 02:24 PM

Okay thanks, as long as I know that the request takes long, I am motivated to wait.
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Postby Doomo » 07/16/10 08:33 PM

Nah... I think Todd just doesn't like you... Jamie Schoolcraft would like you though! I bet Misters Johnson and Sasco would like you even more!
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Postby Jim Riser » 07/17/10 09:43 AM

Doomo;
Your response clearly indicates that you do not know anything at all about running a one man business. Todd and I are both one man operations. We do everything from selecting raw materials, purchasing, paying bills, r&d, manufacturing, marketing, packing, answering perhaps 150 emails per day, and still have a life. Todd's slow response is most likely due to the fact that he has not yet read all of the emails that pour in. It is impossible to make quality items and answer emails at the same time. Choices need to be made and items produced. Emails can wait a bit. Perhaps he is on vacation. Your smart-ass remark above clearly indicates your ignorance and lack of respect for the skills that Todd has developed - while YOU did what???
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Postby mrgoat » 07/17/10 09:45 AM

Mr Riser, I think Doomo was just making a joke.
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Postby Jim Riser » 07/17/10 09:48 AM

mrgoat, if so, in poor taste.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/17/10 10:16 AM

Tony indeed frequently exhibits poor taste and also makes a lot of bad jokes, but some funny ones as well.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 07/17/10 03:53 PM

I thought it was in poor taste AND funny. But then again, I dig that sort of thing. Doomo's really good at it. Betcha' Todd LOL when he saw it.
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Postby Jim Maloney » 07/17/10 10:36 PM

Jim Riser wrote:Doomo;
Your response clearly indicates that you do not know anything at all about running a one man business.

...

Your smart-ass remark above clearly indicates your ignorance and lack of respect for the skills that Todd has developed - while YOU did what???


http://www.rfaproductions.com/

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Postby Doomo » 07/18/10 09:07 AM

Actually Mr. Riser, I have known Todd for many years. I know his business and have many of his products and had many cocktails with him. And if I cant make fun of a friend of mine, then what is the use of it all? He has done the same to me and I have never said a word other than to have a fun jab back. I do not feel the need to justify myself to those who have to be all "up in my grill". But on the other hand... Never mind...

Just keep smiling as my wife would say... I AM getting old! There was a time when I would have... OTHER things to say...
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Postby Jim Riser » 07/18/10 09:08 AM

Jim Maloney;
Thank you for the link. Apparently Doomo does know a thing or two about running a small (one man?) business. Doomo, my apologies. It was still a smart-ass comment. The poor OP who probably struggles with the language must have been wondering what he had done to offend Todd.
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Postby Doomo » 07/18/10 09:31 AM

Smart ass comment? Yep! I suppose so! But on the other hand, I have been getting into trouble for smart ass remarks since second grade... In the first grade, I was kinda shy...

But as I was told by my principle in 3rd grade... "Mr. Miller, you are a smart ass!" ...

"Better to be a smart ass than a dumb ass sir. "

Needless to say... I got a warm reception at home (In those days, corporal punishment was NOT frowned upon)... But on the other hand... I heard from the school nurse (I was "dating" her daughter... That the remark had made the rounds at school among the faculty.

As for small business.. I love em... I can do what I want... But as for the one man part... My wifey would gut me like a trout if I said it was a one man enterprise.
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Postby Jim Riser » 07/18/10 10:14 AM

Doomo;
You did say "sir".
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BTW - my elementary school principal knew me well too. He was also the local (small town) golf pro. Mr. Kingsmore had an old oriental carpet hung at the end of the balcony off of the gymnasium. He would aim the balls at the center design. My usual punishment was to collect all of the golf balls for him as he practiced. There are a lot of golf balls in a bucket!
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Postby Doomo » 07/18/10 10:27 AM

Golf balls! You had an enlightened education Mr. Riser! My principal was a Korean war vet with a rather hideous facial injury. He would tell us of the horrors of the war he served in then explain to us that what was about to happen would provide us with discipline in the future... Then it was time to bend over and grab yer knees and NEVER whimper... He HATED crybabies... It is funny now... But then Grrrrrrr... The revenge we plotted... But never acted upon cuz we wuz SCARED of that guy!

As to the Sir... Well, my sister always insisted that politeness was free... And could pay dividends. Mine was an odd family.
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Postby Jim Maloney » 07/18/10 11:18 AM

Doomo wrote:But as for the one man part... My wifey would gut me like a trout if I said it was a one man enterprise.


She's a man, too?

<ducks>

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Postby Doomo » 07/18/10 11:55 AM

Ahh Jim... Be glad yer on on a far away planet! Cuz if the delightful Rosie should come across yer carcass... SHE is the mean un Jim lad!
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Postby Patrick Stapfer » 07/30/10 08:33 PM

Well... at least, my email was sent on the 30.6.2010...
1 month time gap

I know, a one-man-business is hard to handle, because of the work to answer all emails, but do you get 150 messages per day?

It would be nice if I could purchase my set before november, because I would like to use it for my next close-up-event of my local club.

Cant be THAT hard, or? :(

(BTW, I have written to another coin-gaffer... his website is http://www.cupsandballs.nl/ , he also never wrote back - that was 4 months ago, so what is going on here? Nobody can make business without new customers...)

with regards,
Pat
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Postby Smurf » 07/30/10 08:54 PM

The "Cups and Balls" page lists 2005 as the last time that page was updated. Perhaps its an abandoned page.
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Postby Seuss » 07/30/10 10:13 PM

There is always the phone... remember that?

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Postby Gregory Edmonds » 07/31/10 10:56 AM

Patrick:

In deference to Mr. Lassen (his products ARE magnificent, I've had several), I purchased all of those I've had used.

You might broadcast your interest in purchasing a used set from someone here, if you'll say specifically which item or items you're looking for.

If all else fails, and Mr. Lassen is as busy as he seems to be, based upon the above, it appears his feelings won't be injured if you purchase from another quality manufacturer of such devices (there are, that said, only a very FEW who equal the Lassen quality - some are mentioned in previous responses, above).

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Postby Roger M. » 08/01/10 12:11 PM

There's hundreds of guys wanting Todds work, and most of them are willing to wait the months, (or a year) it takes to get the best on the planet.

They're all in line ahead of you.

Complaining on a forum that Todd doesn't answer your emails is pointless.
If you've got something to ask him, phone him.
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Postby david smith » 05/11/11 12:27 AM

i am trying to contact todd right now about a triple threat.the few times i have spoke to him ,he has always been nice to me.it does take awhile to hear from him.i have had a tremendous amount of emails before,at times three or four hundred a day due to my work.but if you want something nice ,just like a custom rolex you just have to wait.
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