Sounds VERY similar to the absurd service problems that I had with Amidon
3 years ago when I ordered from them. The language barrier certainly makes
thing worse, but even allowing for that, but I found that they were
INCREDIBLY disorganized, sloppy, negligent and evasive when trying to pin
down their sources of error. Not to mention that some of the personnel like
to hide behind their voicemails and never do return telephone calls. I
could not have been more unfavorably impressed! and I never ordered from
Incidentally, ANY person or company that claims that it doesn't have the
time to handle small orders properly, and uses that as an excuse for their
sloppiness, certainly can NOT be trusted with major orders from large
BTW, usually the LARGE order are a GREAT place to bury vendor sloppiness
because the ordering company usually does not have the time or manpower to
check every single piece.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Counselman" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:42 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Amidon Inc.
> I have bought about $2,000 worth of ferrite beads, toroids, cores,
> etc. from Amidon (now d/b/a/ Amidon Inc.) within the last few years;
> and I have recommended Amidon as a source of ferrite products to many
> hams, individually and via four email lists, including this one.
> Now I warn _against_ buying from Amidon, because I have had problems
> with _three_ of my last seven orders. These problems began two years
> ago, about when Dr. Bob Yuan and his family began running the company.
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