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Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: June 9th, 2020, 10:36 pm
by BigDaddy
Very glad that you got what you ordered and that you're happy with it. I would love to see photos of the pack that you received.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 10:33 am
by CT1983
Unfortunately I didn’t come across this thread before ordering a completed pack in August. It was listed for sale on his site, in bold, as a 4-8 week build. After 5 months patiently waiting with terrible communications I gave him a Christmas delivery ultimatum that he agreed to, telling me he’d soon provide shipping info. Of course he didn’t and never shipped anything. Afterward, with buyer protections expiring, I demanded a refund that he denied and I was forced to dispute for non-delivery. Luckily, PayPal got me my money back as he refused.

I don’t know if he had any intention to build or deliver the pack. But he took my money, strung me along for half the year, communicated miserably, made promises he didn’t keep, didn’t deliver anything... and then tried to keep the money.

I implore you - DO NOT do business with this seller.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 4:09 pm
by Wedgeismyhero
I'm sorry you went through that. I'm curious to know how bad someone needs to be as a seller before they're placed on the banned list here. The only person who seems to have had a positive transaction with this guy was the person who was going to give him some press via his YouTube channel.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: January 14th, 2021, 9:03 pm
by BigDaddy
He's a liar, a recaster, and a bigger piece of crap than the packs he makes. He deserves to be black listed. There's plenty of evidence against him. I cannot fathom how he has not been banned yet.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: January 14th, 2021, 11:40 pm
by BigDaddy
So, a little info I found about "Gregors", the 9nly person to give him a glowing review. When he posted here he said he was just a fan, new to the hobby. If you follow his review link you'll see his name is Greg Burke. The funny thing is that is you go to KnowonesDesign's Linktree https://linktr.ee/knowones_designs you'll see that their twitter link takes you straight to Greg Burke's twitter account. This loser had his buddy (business partner?) post a shill review for him. Idiot....

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: January 16th, 2021, 7:57 am
by BigDaddy
... and he changed the twitter account... Lol. I guess he doesn't like being called out.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 3rd, 2021, 7:49 pm
by Balakay
Does anyone know his business address or phone number?

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 3rd, 2021, 8:28 pm
by Balakay
CT1983 wrote: January 11th, 2021, 10:33 am Unfortunately I didn’t come across this thread before ordering a completed pack in August. It was listed for sale on his site, in bold, as a 4-8 week build. After 5 months patiently waiting with terrible communications I gave him a Christmas delivery ultimatum that he agreed to, telling me he’d soon provide shipping info. Of course he didn’t and never shipped anything. Afterward, with buyer protections expiring, I demanded a refund that he denied and I was forced to dispute for non-delivery. Luckily, PayPal got me my money back as he refused.

I don’t know if he had any intention to build or deliver the pack. But he took my money, strung me along for half the year, communicated miserably, made promises he didn’t keep, didn’t deliver anything... and then tried to keep the money.

I implore you - DO NOT do business with this seller.

I was wondering if you have received yours yet? I'm going through the same thing, I placed an order in September 2020 and I have not received a delivery yet. It takes a week or two from him to respond and there's always an excuse. Does anyone know his business address/po box and/or phone number? I'm working on filing a small claims court.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 4th, 2021, 6:12 am
by Kingpin
I've no idea how old this listing is, but I found this address on Bizstanding:

KNOWONE'S DESIGNS
1527 E Colter St #4, Phoenix, AZ
(appears to be an apartment from looking at Google Street View).

Another potential address that came up was this:
1912 E Glenrosa Ave Phoenix, AZ 85016

Not sure if this is the right Garrick Backer, but you could create a profile and thus unlock the details to see if this is the correct individual: Link

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 4th, 2021, 2:10 pm
by RealGhostbusterJay
Looks like he has a main site now as well. A local GB member purchased a pack from him last year and aloo has been ghosted..

https://knowonesdesigns.com/shop/

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 4th, 2021, 3:18 pm
by Darkstarlegend
I got ripped off as well...for an entire proton pack! He kept giving me excuse after excuse (faulty electronics, warped shell, covid, etc etc) and I was patient with him. He kept in contact by email so I figured it was all good, though at times I did have to send several emails before getting a reply. Last I heard from him was that it was 'shipping soon'...that was in early Feb. I have sent 3 emails since then and have heard absolutely nothing back. I have given up and now have to start all over again, Ebay cant do much because too much time has passed since I ordered it in Jan 2020, and not sure if PayPal can do much either. AVOID this person at all costs! Sometimes its stupid to be a trusting, patient Canadian.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 5th, 2021, 6:27 am
by RealGhostbusterJay
Try Pay Pal and EBAY anyway. They might be able to do something. Anything is better then nothing. I told the local member who got ripped off by him as well to try to file a dispute with his CC even if there was so much time already gone. Most times they can do something and with the pandemic causing so many issues it's likely they'll extend those pleasantries. Shaming him on public boards doesn't do anything because he'll create a new profile, Have to hit them in the pocketbook.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 5th, 2021, 8:03 am
by CT1983
@Balakay - No, I never got the pack but I closed that door myself with a PayPal dispute between month 5 and 6. I did get my money back because it was a straightforward non-delivery dispute. But these recent accounts eerily match my experience.

Honest to god I don’t know why he isn’t banned already. On these forums, we’ve got multi-buyer fraud complaints for thousands taken on undelivered packs, a user claiming they’re tracking him down in AZ for claims court, another claiming intent to sue him in a dueling thread, and prior accusals of recasting. And that’s just the recent stuff. This has grown way beyond shoddy workmanship and missed deadlines. Ban him.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 5th, 2021, 1:45 pm
by Kingpin
After doing a bit more digging, including on Facebook, I was able to confirm his current address as 1912 E Glenrosa Ave Phoenix, AZ 85016.

It appears he's taken down his shop listing from his website, so at the very least it doesn't seem he can take in any more orders that he has no plans to reimburse, though that doesn't help those who are currently out of pocket.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 6th, 2021, 3:31 am
by RealGhostbusterJay
Thanks. I'm hoping our local member can get some type of refund but he needs to be more aggressive with this. The longer the wait the less likely anything can be done.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 17th, 2021, 7:35 am
by Burdman81
I've been waiting for 9 months. With little to no communication unless I press for answers. I've reached out one final time but if I don't get the response I like I'll be filing a claim with paypal.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: March 25th, 2021, 3:30 pm
by The_Worker
So I was waiting on some resin parts from him forever. I managed to get a hold of him using FB messenger. I sent him a message to his KnowOnesDesign FB page, after a generic auto-reply, I mentioned the order number and he finally replied. This was back in October, so some time has passed, but I too had been waiting forever.

Hopefully this can lead to some resolve.

Good Luck, Regards, And all that Jazz

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: April 5th, 2021, 11:56 am
by Gregors
BigDaddy wrote: January 14th, 2021, 11:40 pm So, a little info I found about "Gregors", the 9nly person to give him a glowing review. When he posted here he said he was just a fan, new to the hobby. If you follow his review link you'll see his name is Greg Burke. The funny thing is that is you go to KnowonesDesign's Linktree https://linktr.ee/knowones_designs you'll see that their twitter link takes you straight to Greg Burke's twitter account. This loser had his buddy (business partner?) post a shill review for him. Idiot....
I'm sorry you feel that way. I don't know Garrick personally. Me ordering the pack, and the interview were the only times I've actually spoke with him. Like many custom creative commissions, user experience may vary.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: April 9th, 2021, 8:48 am
by Burdman81
I received a response 3 weeks ago stating that my pack would be shipped out in 1-2 weeks...again I received this response 3 weeks ago with still nothing. So I've reached out again as to an update on my estimated completion date. I'm sure it'll be another "1-2 weeks". I placed this order on June 23rd, 2020.

Re: Knowone251 aka KnowOnesDesign aka Garrick Backer

Posted: April 13th, 2021, 4:01 am
by Vmagic
I also am waiting on some resin parts I ordered back in February of this year. And yea communication is the worst. Last thing he told me was "parts have been shipped and I will give you tracking number after I get home from work." That was on April 5, 2021. Haven't gotten it yet , message him again after a couple of days nothing. Now its April 13 no package or reply yet, keep you guys postes