Here is the email I just got from COP4x4, word for word...
Dear Jason, your shipping address had no zip code, please referance the email at the
bottom, your hood left yesterday, and I appolige for the delay, I will provide a
tracking number later today. As faw as your threats, dude, you got the hood for
free, so filing a claim with the BBB kinda seems funny to me, a refund sounds even
funnier, and a lawyer sueing for a product you talked AEV into sending you for free
is, well, but do what you have to do. I needed a hood box to ship it in, not a
regular box, and as I stated last month when you requested the hood, it was yours to
pick up anytime you wanted, as you have has the address where the hood has been for
some time. You can post anything you want anytime you want, but as you and I both
know, the hood was sent to you for free, and the only reason you did not get it
earlier was that you would have had to pay the shipping from Arizona to Florida. I
believe that you also have mislead people about your jeep that being built by
others, and my hope is that some disabled vets will benifit from your project. As
far as my company is concerned, I dont need you or your friends to explain to me
what patritisim is, I am very confortable with what we have done for our disabled
vets over the last 2 years. We donated a Hemi Jeep to the Loma Linda Disabled Vet
Hospital via the Pismo Beach Auto Classic auction, and all $63k went directly to the
hospital, as opposed to giving rides to vets in a jeep biult by companies under the
veai of sponsership. Glad to be done with you and your charity, if it really is one.
Let's break this down...
1. I have NUMEROUS emails which were sent back and forth between me and Crocker in which the shipping address for the hood is on there. I can supply these to whoever wants them. So him saying that the shipping address didn't have a zip code is a lie unless he has selective sight.
2. I don't know where he gets the idea that I got the hood from AEV for free. If anyone likes, I can disprove his claim by showing a copy of the billing statement from AEV in which they charged me for the hood.
3. I like how he says I was free to pick up the hood anytime I wanted. Yeah, because I can just drop everything and go to Arizona to pick up a hood I had shipped to them when they told me they would paint it.
4. How have a misled people about my Jeep? Of course it was built by others...I was in Iraq the the majority of the time I've owned the thing. Do I have sponsors who have helped with the build of the Jeep, yes...it's right there on the sponsorship page of the WFTW website...how was that hidden from people? These are companies who have seen the good in what this program is doing and wanted to get behind it. Let's not forget that I paid roughly $30K for the Jeep, $13K for the axles, $3.5K for the hard top, $600 each for the wheels (x 7 of them), etc. I'd challenge anyone who thinks I got this Jeep for free or even close to it. This Jeep has been built up so tough because it will be wheeled hard for over half a year straight. I can't afford to have it break down and miss a scheduled event. I'm not rich and can't trailer the thing everywhere so I have to ensure it will hold up.
5. I knew he'd throw out the money thing yet again (he did that last time too). Yes, he donated money to a military organization (as I already pointed out). Could I have done that too? Yes. However, I don't think everything is solved via money. TIME is more valuable than money. I didn't want to just throw money at someone and say "thanks, I feel good because I helped you now." I want to get face to face with these deserving men and women, thank them in person, and spend a weekend showing them a good time. If others feel this is inadequate, then this is a free country and they are entitled to their opinion.
6. Real classy how he questions if the WFTW program is legit when he knows good and well that it is. He's doing the same thing the guy at JK-Forum did...attack me through the validity of the WFTW program. The WFTW is a project of U.S. Veterans Matter, a non-profit organization. If you want proof, go to this link http://www.usveteransmatter.com/abou...sOfIncorp.html
and click the view PDF file thing.
At any rate, it looks like I may FINALLY get the hood I paid over $600 for in July 2008.
Thank you for those who've stood by the WFTW program. I hope you all will see that this program is worthy of our time.