Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

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Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby wolters on Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:30 pm

This is a heads up to anyone planning on doing business with this chap. To make a long story short, he took us for $3000 during a transaction for a vintage leather East West jacket.

I run a clothing mill that is situated in the Netherlands. After discovering the jacket among our bales I was in contact with Romulus, who at the time told me he was doing a book on the subject of East West Leather Jackets. He seemed very passionate about the subject and we assumed our dealings with him would be honest. Unfortunately it didn't turn out that way.

For years after Romulus dodged our attempts to settle up. Even recently once we discovered him on Facebook he pretended we had reached the wrong person.

In recent weeks we made a final plea to settle up explaining that we would no longer be the non-internet-savvy mill on the other side of the world, and would broadcast our issues about him online as a warning to others.

He seemed agreeable at first, but now has continued to delay and waste our time. Apparently after 4 years he now claims that he used a money order to pay us and was in the process of tracking down the receipt. Strange that he didn't tell us that many years ago.

Full documentation is below: our original correspondence and deal, Romulus' claim he would make a quick payment - to the shipping receipt. Also included are some recent phone screen shots where he continues to buy time instead of just doing the right thing.

Our offer to Romulus stands - we'll be the first to report back should he complete the transaction or delete our posts if he wishes.

We will however not waste any more time dealing directly with him - that time can be better put to use ensuring the internet is sufficiently warned about him.

Thank you for your time, and should you have any shady dealings of your own to report about Romulus please do so below.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby wolters on Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:45 pm

Cell phone screen shots. Proof jacket is in his possession - and evidence he has no proof of payment.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby wolters on Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:06 pm

Our dealings with him were while he was under another address - we believe he's currently at:

8533 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Back then he occupied the website

eastwestmusicalinstrumentsco.com

which is now down. In recent weeks he's also taken down his South Paradiso website. Interesting.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby ROMULUS on Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:52 am

Hello,

This is Romulus and this is Absolutely ridiculous. I sent this gentleman a money order close to 4 years ago, and never heard from him since. Now he says he never received it, and threatens to post this if I do not send him $3,000.00 . I made a trip to the storage and got all our paperwork out (a mess) and my wife has been going through it for the receipt while trying to run our company with a new child in the house. We were looking for the money order receipt to make sure these were cashed. But now this... HA ! I just carted all the boxes back to storage. I am listed all over the internet, explain to everyone why you waited 4 years to contact me. Possible anesthesia? A deep hole? Sorry, I have given this matter more time than i wish to.

And to All a Good Night,

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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby wolters on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:11 am

Mr Romulus,

You know you didn't send me any money order because we agreed on normal bank transfer, I posted the documents to prove it. I dare you to prove you've sent the money order. But since your bookkeeping, like you state "is a mess" I think nobody will be surprised that you can't come up with anything.

Secondly as you are well aware of we we where in contact May last year about the same issue. The only thing you told me last year that you didn't know who I was? After sending you the same documentation as posted in this forum, you again promised to look into it and get it cleared. It goes to show that after several attempts from my side again no reply. I wonder who has the anesthesia now?

And yes I will explain why it is 4 years now, explanation is simple I never forget people who do me wrong.

Also I wonder why I would go through all this, when I did receive the money? It's sad to see this will end in a personal vendetta. Just pay up and make an end to this.

Rene Wolters.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby wolters on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:13 pm

As a follow up - here's some correspondence from a year ago. Apparently Romulus has a very vast warehouse where he stores his records.

This also debunks the comment that we apparently just popped out of the woodwork after many years. Unlike him, we keep very accurate records. Evidence that he's well versed in excuse giving and delay tactics.

Should I continue to post more correspondence with you and fill in the timeline? Or can we please stop playing games and put this behind us.

You are a father now, congrats. Now do the right thing.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby jimmyj on Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:18 am

If this were an episode of the People's Court judge Wapner would rule in Rene's favor. Romulus why not keep digging for proof of payment? Doesn't seem plausible this guy is trying to make you pay two times and the lack of payment receipt doesn't help.

Is the book still on the way? That jacket is a beauty.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:37 am

God Rene,

That is a beautiful jacket!
Have vintage Elvis tees? Let me know!
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby Rose1 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:58 pm

He's still pulling the same garbage. I know where he is right now. I heard that he's about to get visitors.
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Re: Romulus Von Stezelberger South Paradiso Leather WARNING!

Postby vintagegal on Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:47 pm

Yeah, Sure Rose 1.... Nice try, Turns out this is a guy named Randy who is a kook, and tried to rip off Romulus, and is trying to get back at him for not completing the scam. I have sold over 50 jackets to Romulus, who always pays the most and I never have had a problem. He has over 450+ East West Jackets and I never heard anyone until this say something negative.
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