To Truth Stretcher,
Why did you panic? You make false claims to Pinside then make calls to other people complaining about Terapin. Are you guilty of something? For anyone interested in the 100% accurate story about the LOTR transaction then here it is:
Terapin did purchase the machine from Stretch but during transit Terapin graciously offered to sell it to me for the exact price he paid. I told Terapin that I have been looking for a perfect LOTR for some time. Terapin contacted the freight carrier and had the machine shipped directly to me. I set it up within a day or two of receiving it and within seconds I noticed an obviously glaring piece of the playfield art was missing at the left inlane area.
This is unacceptable because this detail was NOT provided by Stretch and his photos cleverly avoided revealing this defect. Another person who was interested in the pin was told in a nasty tone by Stretch, " You are asking for too pictures and I am going to sell it to the person who asks for the least". Of course this person happened to be Terapin. I called Terapin and told him about the problem then e-mailed him pictures. Terapin called Stretch numerous times but refused to take his call. Terapin then sent an e-mail and the reply was that he would accept the machine for return but Terapin would have to eat the freight both ways which amount to about $1000. Stretch has given a different version of this but I have the e-mail that proves my story if anyone is interested. Generously, Terapin offered me a full refund including the freight but I would not want Terapin to eat this since it is Stretch's responsibility. TAKE A CLUE STRETCH- This is how people with integrity behave.
I decided to call Stretch but he would not take my call and after the 10th try I gave up. I knew I had little recourse but when Stretch listed his TWD Pro I had an opportunity to warn people about his unethical behavior.
There is still an opportunity for redemption so please call me STRETCH as I believe you owe me a playfield. Be a man, call me and stop hiding behind your computer.
To those of you who have had a good transaction with Stretch- that's great and but in my case he ripped me off.