When I first ordered it his sight said he would have new stuff in two weeks and to pre order beforehand to make sure you got it. Alright, makes sense, supposedly he has good product and I can see it selling out fast and two weeks isn't too much. Nothing.
Then a week after that I call and all of a sudden it is "in transit." Okay, I ship millions of dollars a military material around the world every day but this is a civilian freight from Fiji, I can see it getting held up in the port or whatever.
Then a week later it was in country and should arive any day! But it didn't.
Then supposedly there was a lawsuit in Fiji saying they had over harvested rock for the year and no more shippments were authrorized. Being sensitive to enviromental concerns I could see this, except this shipment was already in country and there is no way Fiji was going to intercept and halt a comercial container, but hey I am a reasonable guy. Nothing.
Then there is a message via email saying it was all resolved and he got the last approved shipment and it was on its way. ONLY TWO WEEKS TO DELIVERY! As if that was supposed to be a good thing, it already being two months overdue.
Well, two weeks was last Friday, and nothing. Being a holiday weekend I figured maybe Mark was on vacation. Sure, he should be bending over backwards to satisfy his customers at this point, but we all know how American business ethics works these days
. So I call on Monday. No answer. I call yesterday. No answer. I call today. No answer. I left a message (friendly) asking for him to please call me back and give me an update. No call back.
The guy is a flake, which is odd considering his previous reputation here. I could have flown the **** rock here from Fiji myself for less effort. At first i didn't really mind, I was cycling my tank and adding a little BS wouldn't matter, it wasn't like I could put live stock into the tank anyway. After that I went ahead and bought some snails/hermits and a few Chromis, just to give me something to look at. In the mean time I bought my Powder Blue Tang figuring that the rock would surely arrive within the four week quarrantine time. Surely, right? Nope. And I don't dare put that tang into my main tank until the rock work is done.
So basically I am sitting around waiting. Also, being in the military I have limited time to have this tank set up, just two years before I move god knows where. So this guy is slowly waisting the time I get to enjoy this tank.