SMM PERFORMANCE (Scott McKinney) UPDATED 6/30

Discussion in 'General Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade Discussion Forum' started by mkim1120, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. mkim1120

    mkim1120 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Please be advised!
    This individual has taken advantage of many.

    I contacted Scott McKinney last week on purchasing K2 LED Tail lights.
    Initially there was a great stream of communication between the two.
    I sent the request for a USPS money order with express delivery due to the fact that I wanted to get these tail lights installed as quickly as possible.

    As soon as I stated that the money was sent out the communication ceased to a response every other day versus immediate responses prior to payment.
    He advised someone will be looking out for payment and product would be shipped immediately. Days passed and said he finally received payment.
    Upon receiving payment and proceeding my request the item be shipped as quickly as possible, Mr McKinney began ignoring my emails and Instant Messages.
    I began to call his "store phone" which in reality is his personal cell phone.
    Half the time i receive his automated voice mail box and the other is met with sexual moans.
    A week has passed and today he says he shipped the product and then canceled my shipment due to him not wanting to do business with people such as myself.
    Mr McKinney stated that he will refund my money order and advised I take my business elsewhere.
    This afternoon I googled 'smmperformance' and learned many have been burned by this individual.
    Many have been promised of refunds and have yet to receive any compensation or product.
    Please be advised of this internet criminal
    Resepctfully
    -Moon

    UPDATE: JUNE 30 2008

    Scott agreed to give me a full refund if i agreed to remove my comments.
    I agreed and it has been two weeks and have not seen any refund or has he even attempted to return any of my emails.

    Here is the email:
    --- On Fri, 6/20/08, SMM Performance Parts <[email protected]> wrote:

    > From: SMM Performance Parts <[email protected]>
    > Subject: RE: Tail Lights
    > To: [email protected]
    > Date: Friday, June 20, 2008, 9:49 AM
    > Hi. Please have the entire post removed permanently. Tail
    > lights are in
    > route to you today... I will provide tracking information
    > ASAP.
    >
    > We appreciate your business! Please advise.
    >
    > Thanks
    > Scott McKinney- SMM
    > SMM Performance Parts
    > 219-241-1099 PHONE
    > 888-618-2510 FAX
    > www.SMMPerformance.com

    ========================

    Here are the photos of my payment and shipping...
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Please beaware there are many other sites he is causing harm at:
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/319/RipOff0319987.htm
    http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/325/RipOff0325819.htm
    http://www.modularfords.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1146911
    http://forums.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?p=7718565
    http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=447492
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2008
  2. Poe1983

    Poe1983 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Location:
    Southern Cal
    Wtf? Lol. Sorry to hear about that man. Unfortunately there are too many of these guys around on the internet. That's why it's always good to Google anything before you purchase something on the net. Hopefully you get your money back.
     
  3. mkim1120

    mkim1120 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    The initial few phone calls I get the standard automated number and leave a message.
    Proceeding those few calls I would get some sex operating line.
    As soon as I began being redirected to those I knew I was about to face some difficulty.
     
  4. bparker

    bparker Full Access Member

    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    File a complaint with the Attorney Generals office in his state. They are slow, but they will take action.

    Have them contact me if they need any more info as I will be happy to help. He was kicked from this forum for dishonesty and being shady.

    Brent
     
  5. tint2sell

    tint2sell Full Access Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Location:
    colorado
    why would you give a stanger money like that, makes no sense
     
  6. Black Dog

    Black Dog Full Access Member

    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Wow that other dude here who said stuff about him was absolutely right. And he still goes through this forum sometimes as Scott McKinney, I think. I saw the thread where he pointed to his Car Domain site showing off his things. No wonder he's able to take a brand new truck and put in a new performance drive train, all new suspension, custom everything. He's a hustler. And I know he's hustling at other forums too. We should all find those forums where he is and shut him down. I hate *******s like this!
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Full Access Member

    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2007
    yea, the other dude was me. His excuse to me was he was in the hospital with a collapsed lung. In my case, he owes me about $900 for powdercoating work I did for him. Unfortunately, I extended him the courtesy of credit like I do most shops that I do work for, or should I say, like I used to do. Next thing I know, he says he is going to sue me for defamation of character, as if!
     
  8. mkim1120

    mkim1120 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    when purchasing products some vendors require different methods of payment
    therefore having trust on buying products on trusted website/forums i assumed that smmperformance would follow through with their obligations.
    i've seen other members praise smmperformance and seemed to have a legit website
     
  9. Black Dog

    Black Dog Full Access Member

    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    He wouldn't have a prayer of suing you successfully for that. Rather, you should sue him for non-payment. If you have your completed work order papers, and he has nothing showing payment, then you win. Period. I'd get him if it was me.
     
  10. Black Dog

    Black Dog Full Access Member

    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Yeah when I started coming around here a few months ago he was fronting like the best friend a buyer could ever have, for sure.
     
  11. Black Dog

    Black Dog Full Access Member

    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    And on his site he actually has a link trashing "Rip-off Report", I guess since there's some bad "reports" there about him? What a piece of work this guy...
     
  12. Rollin Thunder

    Rollin Thunder Full Access Member

    Messages:
    6,476
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Location:
    Va, beach, va
    he used to be a vender on here actully, but like b parker staited he was thrown out like yesterdays news. he was a sleezy dude. tried to pull fast ones on Brent.
     
  13. turboedmsp

    turboedmsp Full Access Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Location:
    Houston TX
    thanks for posting this , i was about to order some tail lights from his as well.
     
  14. gmcul8r

    gmcul8r Full Access Member

    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    I'm sorry for anybody that has problems with this person, but for what it's worth I had a smooth transaction with Scott on a Magnaflow exhaust over a year ago. Maybe things have changed since then, but I thought I would share my experience.
     
  15. Poe1983

    Poe1983 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Location:
    Southern Cal
    It's funny because I looked at two "rebuttals" he had on "rip-off report" to two totally different posts and he posted the exact same paragraphs for each case. Sort of like a "default" rebuttal for whenever he gets reported.
     
  16. Black Dog

    Black Dog Full Access Member

    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Gee what a personal touch, huh? What does that tell us? That neither one is accurate or truthful, for starters.
     
  17. Renny

    Renny New Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    Boston
    I purchased a Edge Evo from him. He sold it below MSRP which I later found to be against the Edge vendor license rules. I was happy though because I saved about $20.00 over other vendors. The downside is it took him a while to ship. I ended up having to motivate him by threatening to give him a bad review on this forum. A day or two after that he shipped. Not an ideal transaction but he was cheap so you get what you pay for. Credit card is the only way to pay online. That way you have recourse when things start to go bad.
     
  18. mkim1120

    mkim1120 Full Access Member

    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Having purchased many items through online forum members i have never been afraid to send someone money order.
    I am avid gun collector and have sent amounts up to $2500 for a single handgun.
    Unfortunately it seems and due to my ignorance there are shrewed and manipulative individuals that are out there to take advantage of people who give benefit of the doubt.
    I have given Mr McKinney the opportunity to actually refund the money I have sent him.
    I have the USPS money order receipt along with conversations through email and AIM saved.
     
  19. Nnaboy

    Nnaboy Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    He must be an a*****e, no wonder he has so much money to blow on his car, he's a sleezy crook
     
  20. 73shark

    73shark Full Access Member

    Messages:
    1,387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Location:
    KC, MO area
    Try Custom Creations for your LED tails.