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bwasek
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Does anyone know what is going on with Stop and Scrap. I'm waiting on 3 pre-orders from July and can't get a response back from Larry. Thought may be some here might know more than me. They haven't updated their website message in a while now. Hopeing I didn't get taken for a $200 ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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In response to bwasek

I've never heard of Stop and Scrap. Is it a scrapbook store? Did you purchase with Paypal or a credit card? Perhaps you can go through them to get the charges reversed.


 
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Bwasek,

They put out a notice, I think this past summer talking about how they started out a small sideline and it grew fast but now with some family obligations it is really difficult for them to keep up. They talked about how they were trying to get all the orders out but it was just one of them and have fallen behind.
I received September clearance order in November and I too was worried. Larry had said he wasn't able to check e-mail as much so I would call. It sounds like they were doing everything they can to make their customers happy.

In the two years I have been a customer they have never charged me until they ship. Hopefully the same happened to you. As I said, I would try calling, their site has changed a bit but shipping has been updated…somewhat.


 
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This is the last email I received in November. Like the other poster said-I would try to call them and find out about your order.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Please accept my apologies for such a lag in between communications. As many of you know, the past year has been a series of personal & family obstacles for Maria and I but we tried to keep StopAndScrap rolling through it all. About 3 months ago, we realized that Maria would no longer be able to continue with StopAndScrap and it became a one-person company (me) working nights & weekends because I already have a full-time job. Unfortunately due to other issues, for the last 4-6 weeks even I have been unable to run StopAndScrap. We were able to have some family help ship out pending orders in that time, but all other aspects had to be "paused", for lack of a better term, due to my unavailability. You may have sent emails and not had a response, or you may still be waiting for a pre-order that we are late on. I very deeply apologize if you fall into either of these categories - I am working to catch up on everything now.

We have realized that what we used to be able to do before kids, full-time jobs and sick parents can not be continued. Life changes and goes on, and unfortunately StopAndScrap is no longer a realistic project for us. So for the indefinite future, we will not be selling new pre-orders and will only be selling off clearance items over the next few months. We WILL be completing all pending pre-orders over the next few weeks with the goal to complete all before Christmas (and more significantly before that). All pre-order products are on order with our manufacturers/vendors and we only are waiting as things arrive. As they come in, they will be shipped out.

There's no way to know what the future holds and perhaps sometime later in 2014 it will make sense for us to give it a try again, but as of now we do not feel right taking any more pre-orders without knowing when we can fill them. Both of us want all of you to know how much we've appreciated your faith and patience over the years. We never had any interest in expanding StopAndScrap outside our home, so we tried our best to keep doing it as our family and responsibilities grew, but unfortunately it was just not possible in the end. Thank you again for shopping with us over the years, and please keep an eye on the following link which will finally be updated often over the next few weeks as we finish up all the pending pre-orders:



Please also keep an eye on your email and StopAndScrap.com for some amazing deals as we look to clear off our shelves over the next few months.

Thanks!
Larry
StopAndScrap.com


Edited by Babylou on 01-14-14 09:42 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
bwasek
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In response to Luvmyfam

Yes, online pre-order store. I paid with paypal, but they won't help because the transaction is over 45 days old!!!!


 
bwasek
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I got this email too, and another on 12-18-13, but haven't heard anything since. I've sent 4 emails, called several times, filed repost with BBB, and dispute with paypal. I'm so upset because I've spend thousands of dollars there over the past 304 years and have always had a good experience.

Mad to think someone can close doors and walk away with peoples money!!!


 
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Oh I am so sorry! I would be miffed as well. I hope its just a matter of them being in mid packing and your order will be there soon. Crossing my fingers for you. Yeah based on how they acted for these past years it would be a shock if they just took your money and did nothing.

I am not overly familiar with pay pal but can you take it up the chain of command?

This is just awful!


 
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Does anyone have a phone number for this company? I have sent over 52 e-mails with no response. I have filed a complaint with the BBB, which was just closed because Stop and Scrap refused to answer them. I just filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and I'm in the process of filing a complaint with the IC3. I think it is sad what these people have done. There are hundreds of people that they have defrauded. I have been waiting for almost 4 months now and not one word from this company.


 
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631-371-4824, but it is a goggle number. they are yet to answer or return any of my calls.

we are in the same boat

I've taken the same actions as you with no reply.


 
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Just a heads up. I received an e-mail this afternoon that another company took over for Stop and Scrap and they say that we will be refunded our money if items are not available to ship. I hope they are sincere about this and make good on what they say. So Stop and Scrap will now be known as ****Edited per board rules.


Edited by Megan - ForumTech on 03-18-14 04:10 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I just wanted to let you know that I placed a clearance order with the new company last week and received it today. They didn't bill me until it shipped.

I am hoping that means that those of you who were left holding the bag will get some resolution soon.


 
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I am still waiting for items I ordered almost a year ago - over $600.00 worth as well as $100.00 worth of lost rewards points!!!!!!!! My orders for the year were coming with more and more items missing. I asked them months before they went out of business if that would happen and they reassured me "no" so I trusted and ordered again. BIG MISTAKE!


 
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Looks like the new management is nothing but a scam. The phone number they gave when the took over is the same as the previous owner. The response to e-mails are the same and surprise.....surprise I still can not get a response regarding my order even though they said everything would be sent out or refunded by the end of February. All they did in 1 months time is change the status on my order. I knew this new management thing was just a way to buy the loser owners more time to continue to scam people.

I lost $60. I feel sorry for the people that lost even more with these dirt bags. I have filed countless complaints and no one will do anything. Makes me wonder why these agencies claim they are here to help us. They do nothing when we file complaints and allow these losers to continue to scam people.


 
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It doesn't mention when the company was taken over, but if there are as many back orders pending as there seem to be, you may have to be patient. At least they say they will now refund for unavailable items and will no longer be asking for money upfront for pre-orders. It seems that they have taken over everything including the telephone number.

It sounds as if the company got too big, too quickly for the previous owners and they couldn't cope. The new people need a chance to get themselves sorted out. If you still don't get any joy, at least you have a new company name to complain about so you can start a new action against them.

But I say give them a chance first.


 
lou321 
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In response to bwasek

He is an update on STOP and SCRAP - they will NOT answer your emails. You will probably NOT get your orders. They charged me for each order when the order was placed and owe me over $600 in merchandise. My shipments over the last couple years were received with more and more items missing (there were always new excuses for the problems). I asked over a year ago if Stop and Scrap was going out of business and was promised NO - so I continued to order. When they did announce quitting, I sent several emails requesting to use my rewards points but no answer. Enough months have passed for people to have received their orders - Most likely, it is a matter of money needed to mail the orders and/or merchandise orders with manufacturers were canceled by Stop and Scrap and they owe customers refunds - again, money issues. I am happy to find a workable resolution with Stop and Scrap but they are totally ignoring customer contact. I would have appreciated being told I would not receive my merchandise so I could buy it elsewhere but it is no longer available anywhere. If I do not hear from them soon I will be taking legal action and I am happy to share all contact information with others having the same problems. So sorry to all who have been hurt by this company and it's owners.





Edited by louann packard on 03-17-14 01:14 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
lou321 
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Beware - I am out $600 dollars. They do not answer emails for those they have cheated - an email would go a long ways towards reassuring people. You would think they would take care of customers who have orders dating back 10 months before sending merchandise just ordered. I too had a good experience at first and it got worse and worse. I asked if they were going out of business and guaranteed not - they lied to me. You WILL loose out if you continue to order from them. There was always a new excuse for problems but they continued to take on more work then they could not handle with no efforts to correct existing problems. NO ETHICS - BEWARE!


 
lou321 
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In response to abader38

What is the email address for the email you received. I need to talk to SOMEONE - they owe me over $600 in merchandise and will not answer my emails!


 
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Louann,
I think we all feel for you for the lost money and orders. I too would be screaming like my hair was on fire and wanting some kind of restitution from the company. I appreciate that you are also trying to warn others so as not to be caught off guard.

I hope you find some answers and hopefully you won't have to lose more money on lawyers as well. I just looked at the site and there is a different customer service e-mail but given sb.com has already been generous enough to allow us to discuss this company, I can't give out the e-mail here. But if you go to their site under the contact us at the very bottom in black bold letters there is an e-mail for the new company. I am hoping that will get you where you need to go. I have also found company owners through their listing with the BBB.

As far as my post regarding my experience with the new company, it's just that, my experience. I am not condoning what happened to you but I am also familiar with people buying a damaged business and trying to build back the goodwill. I was willing and still am,to give the new owners a chance with small orders. If they treat me right as a customer then I think they deserve to be credited for the improvements they are making to fix the business.

I do sincerely hope you find some kind of compensation for your situation.
If you still need a good on-line store, you couldn't do any better than this site for reliability and service.



 
bwasek
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I also think the management is a fraud! I waiting until 3-1-14 to email about 2013 orders and have yet to get any response! I was foolish enough to order clearance/pre-orders from them and no response on that order either. I'm filing fraud on the new order today!!!!!! at least isn't within 30 days so my credit card and do something about it!


 
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  • bwasek Said:
I also think the management is a fraud! I waiting until 3-1-14 to email about 2013 orders and have yet to get any response! I was foolish enough to order clearance/pre-orders from them and no response on that order either. I'm filing fraud on the new order today!!!!!! at least isn't within 30 days so my credit card and do something about it!


You lost $200 to them last year and then sent them more money?


 
bwasek
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I did, but at that time I believed it was a "new" company. Also, others had a received 2012 orders from the new company so I trusted them :(. I was stupid!

The "previous" company took me for much more than 200 and theis "new" company only for 40, but either way lesson learned!

  • runzalot81 Said:
  • bwasek Said:
I also think the management is a fraud! I waiting until 3-1-14 to email about 2013 orders and have yet to get any response! I was foolish enough to order clearance/pre-orders from them and no response on that order either. I'm filing fraud on the new order today!!!!!! at least isn't within 30 days so my credit card and do something about it!


You lost $200 to them last year and then sent them more money?




 
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what a shame I tend to be too trusting too,,,,,,sigh, you like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt,,,,,,,but some people are not worthy of that benefit.


 
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Stop and Scrap used to be a wonderful site....I ordered from them for a very long time, big orders, with never a problem until last fall. Now, they owe me 4 orders totalling almost $300. Couldn't get a reply to emails....then finally, a light at the end of the tunnel with 'new owners', who 'recognized the mess the previous owners had gotten into" and were working to figure out what was owed to customers. They were to send out an email by the end of Feb. with credits for items they couldn't get, but promised to make good on all outstanding orders. I was relieved. Of course, there never was ANY email at the end of Feb., and emails to them CONTINUE togo unanswered except with the EXACT same canned reply as before. Now it is April and still no resolution of my Aug Sept Oct.pre-orders.
I now believe they are the EXACT same people, trying to keep going in some fashion. I would NEVER order from them again. Or from any site that does not give a phone number or a site address.


 
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WARNING: For those thinking of ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap), Please Read Carefully. I am hoping to save others from potential disappointment by informing you of what I have discovered about StopAndScrap and Larry & Maria Fulkerson. I ordered from Stop and Scrap for a few years and the last couple years the orders were taking longer to arrive with more and more items missing. The site was always posting excuses: “a new baby”, “Maria’s mother is ill”, “we just moved to a business address”, “we just moved back home”, etc…. I now suspect my delayed orders were more about money issues. I am waiting for over $600 dollars of merchandise ordered over the last 10 months. I contacted the company SEVERAL times with no answer. I told them I realized they may not have all my items but was willing to work with them in regards to what was owed – no answer. My husband and I recently traveled to NY and while there, tried to contact Larry and Maria. They have been evicted for not paying several months’ rent and in the past have had several addresses and phone numbers. We were told, while moving, that Larry & Maria threw away dumpsters full of scrapbook merchandise, furniture, and large televisions. We visited the addresses listed for Larry’s company, Infinite Dreams Inc. (used to re-inverse missing orders); one address did not exist, the other, no one there had heard of them. Larry and Maria said the company is under new management, but that “new management” refuses to answer emails or send outstanding orders (although my order is listed under “order history”). There are several who have not received orders or answers to emails regarding their orders. One customer posted that they had received an order recently placed. If this really is a satisfied customer, why is the company sending merchandise to new customers but not the overdue orders. I prewarned StopAndScrap of my intent to warn others (not out of anger, but to save others from the same fate) – I still have not heard from them. There are many reputable stores and online scrapbook companies, so I warn you to think twice before ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap). I wish you well!


Edited by louann packard on 04-07-14 05:46 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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WARNING: For those thinking of ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap), Please Read Carefully. I am hoping to save others from potential disappointment by informing you of what I have discovered about StopAndScrap and Larry & Maria Fulkerson. I ordered from Stop and Scrap for a few years and the last couple years the orders were taking longer to arrive with more and more items missing. The site was always posting excuses: “a new baby”, “Maria’s mother is ill”, “we just moved to a business address”, “we just moved back home”, etc…. I now suspect my delayed orders were more about money issues. I am waiting for over $600 dollars of merchandise ordered over the last 10 months. I contacted the company SEVERAL times with no answer. I told them I realized they may not have all my items but was willing to work with them in regards to what was owed – no answer. My husband and I recently traveled to NY and while there, tried to contact Larry and Maria. They have been evicted for not paying several months’ rent and in the past have had several addresses and phone numbers. We were told, while moving, that Larry & Maria threw away dumpsters full of scrapbook merchandise, furniture, and large televisions. We visited the addresses listed for Larry’s company, Infinite Dreams Inc. (used to re-inverse missing orders); one address did not exist, the other, no one there had heard of them. Larry and Maria said the company is under new management, but that “new management” refuses to answer emails or send outstanding orders (although my order is listed under “order history”). There are several who have not received orders or answers to emails regarding their orders. One customer posted that they had received an order recently placed. If this really is a satisfied customer, why is the company sending merchandise to new customers but not the overdue orders. I prewarned StopAndScrap of my intent to warn others (not out of anger, but to save others from the same fate) – I still have not heard from them. There are many reputable stores and online scrapbook companies, so I warn you to think twice before ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap). I wish you well!


 
lou321 
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These are not "new owners". I talked to a family member and Maria is still running the site. It states "new management" on the site. So maybe Larry is managing instead of Maria. This is what I have discovered and posted:

WARNING: For those thinking of ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap), Please Read Carefully. I am hoping to save others from potential disappointment by informing you of what I have discovered about StopAndScrap and Larry & Maria Fulkerson. I ordered from Stop and Scrap for a few years and the last couple years the orders were taking longer to arrive with more and more items missing. The site was always posting excuses: “a new baby”, “Maria’s mother is ill”, “we just moved to a business address”, “we just moved back home”, etc…. I now suspect my delayed orders were more about money issues. I am waiting for over $600 dollars of merchandise ordered over the last 10 months. I contacted the company SEVERAL times with no answer. I told them I realized they may not have all my items but was willing to work with them in regards to what was owed – no answer. My husband and I recently traveled to NY and while there, tried to contact Larry and Maria. They have been evicted for not paying several months’ rent and in the past have had several addresses and phone numbers. We were told, while moving, that Larry & Maria threw away dumpsters full of scrapbook merchandise, furniture, and large televisions. We visited the addresses listed for Larry’s company, Infinite Dreams Inc. (used to re-inverse missing orders); one address did not exist, the other, no one there had heard of them. Larry and Maria said the company is under new management, but that “new management” refuses to answer emails or send outstanding orders (although my order is listed under “order history”). There are several who have not received orders or answers to emails regarding their orders. One customer posted that they had received an order recently placed. If this really is a satisfied customer, why is the company sending merchandise to new customers but not the overdue orders. I prewarned StopAndScrap of my intent to warn others (not out of anger, but to save others from the same fate) – I still have not heard from them. There are many reputable stores and online scrapbook companies, so I warn you to think twice before ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap). I wish you well!


 
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In response to kmperry

I had exactly the same experience. Had many good experiences early on and ordered quite a bit. Since August 2013 have 9 outstanding orders. Got my money back on the couple from 2014 by disputing the charges on my credit card, but don't have much hope of getting anything else.


 
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that sucks! I REALLY HOPE things improve and yall get your money back or merchandise !!!


 
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DO NOT ORDER from them. I am still waiting on stuff (and probably will never see) from September 2013. My advice is just stay away. Do not order from scrpbk.co and just stick with places like scrapbook.com that are HONEST.


 
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Well Surprise.....Surprise......looks like the deadbeats shut down the website. Tried several times and the website can not be found. I guess none of us will ever see anything, not like I was expecting my product or the refund they promised.

I knew they were lying with this rouse about a new company taking over. Just buying themselves time to scam more people out of money. I hope they remember karma is a real you know what!!!!


 
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  • louann packard Said:
These are not "new owners". I talked to a family member and Maria is still running the site. It states "new management" on the site. So maybe Larry is managing instead of Maria. This is what I have discovered and posted:

WARNING: For those thinking of ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap), Please Read Carefully. I am hoping to save others from potential disappointment by informing you of what I have discovered about StopAndScrap and Larry & Maria Fulkerson. I ordered from Stop and Scrap for a few years and the last couple years the orders were taking longer to arrive with more and more items missing. The site was always posting excuses: “a new baby”, “Maria’s mother is ill”, “we just moved to a business address”, “we just moved back home”, etc…. I now suspect my delayed orders were more about money issues. I am waiting for over $600 dollars of merchandise ordered over the last 10 months. I contacted the company SEVERAL times with no answer. I told them I realized they may not have all my items but was willing to work with them in regards to what was owed – no answer. My husband and I recently traveled to NY and while there, tried to contact Larry and Maria. They have been evicted for not paying several months’ rent and in the past have had several addresses and phone numbers. We were told, while moving, that Larry & Maria threw away dumpsters full of scrapbook merchandise, furniture, and large televisions. We visited the addresses listed for Larry’s company, Infinite Dreams Inc. (used to re-inverse missing orders); one address did not exist, the other, no one there had heard of them. Larry and Maria said the company is under new management, but that “new management” refuses to answer emails or send outstanding orders (although my order is listed under “order history”). There are several who have not received orders or answers to emails regarding their orders. One customer posted that they had received an order recently placed. If this really is a satisfied customer, why is the company sending merchandise to new customers but not the overdue orders. I prewarned StopAndScrap of my intent to warn others (not out of anger, but to save others from the same fate) – I still have not heard from them. There are many reputable stores and online scrapbook companies, so I warn you to think twice before ordering from SCRPBK.co (alias StopAndScrap). I wish you well!





Not sure if you know but it looks like the website has been shut down. What losers!!!!!


 
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WOW. I had one outstanding order from them. They said they would refund the money. I got a notice from paypal stating their check wasn't any good and the bank had rejected it. I emailed them but have had no response. I guess I won't be getting my money back.


 
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  • smga1 on 07-06-14 01:16 PM
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I ordered from them in 2013 too. I sent them 25 + emails. I am owed about $75.00 in product. I learned my lesson to never preorder product. Paypal said it was too late to get my money back in December 2013 when I complained.


 
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I found this post and it's so sad that it's been like this. I looked back and found orders from last June that I never received. I was patient...I was used to waiting and I figured with the new management, they'd catch up, so I, too, placed new orders.

I suspect they just got overwhelmed with life. I cannot imagine running that whole business with other full-time jobs. And now they have spent the money and have all these things to ship. (Remember when they switched Priority mail shipping at what seemed to be a clear loss!)

I would love to start a group lawsuit (is it class-action), but I suspect they'll just file bankruptcy and not pay anything.



 
lou321 
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Since my last post, "Stop & Scrap (also SCRPBK.co - same owners)" owned by Larry & Maria Fulkerson has gone off line. Beware of businesses using "combined shipping". This means you will not be charged shipping for orders as long as you are willing to wait until your orders total a certain amount (It was $150.00 for Stop and Scrap). Although there are legitimate businesses out there using this process, a fraudulent company's purpose is to have as many people possible order as much as possible before going off line. I received my first orders from Stop and Scrap upon request and assumed them trustworthy. I then made the mistake of ordering several hundred dollars worth or merchandise over a period of time and NEVER heard from them again. Some people who's orders totaled less then my own received emails telling them their orders will be sent. I did not receive any emails because Stop and Scrap knew this promise would NOT result in another order - It had been months without any reply to my many shipment requests. We researched the Fulkersons, visiting New York, and our fraudulent findings are previously posted. I am warning people to beware of these tactics since I believe the Fulkersons may try again after two attempts thus far. I wish I had hope for the many other trusting people who lost money to this company. I understand the disappointment you are feeling.


 
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