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Gary Arnold


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Post  Posted 14 Sep 2019 8:52 pm    
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I have had two claims with paypal and been turned down because Melissa says they have a tracking no that says it was delivered but I never got my picks or my money back then dummy me I made another order when she had 50% of the "Wood Shed" items. I ordered 3 of them and Jeff's 30 intro at the same time and only received Jeff's Intros book. I have the receipts but what good does that do ???????????? I have sent 12 emails and called the same amount of times. No calls returned and no replys by email, I have sent them my name, address, my cell # and my email address and what the problem is on there web page. I know I'm not the only forum member that has been ripped off. I know it's not a lot of money but it's the principle of the thing. What I want to know is why is she able to advertise on the forum and keep on ripping us off. I knew Jeff & Fran personally and there is no way they would have pulled this on the "PSG" family. We should all file a claim and all that money we have all lost should say something. This is stealing, when you sale something to a person, take there money and just forget about it is mail fraud and that is a federal charge if you advertise on the internet. Bob why is she steel able to post on this forum ????????????
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autry andress


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 4:04 am     Jeff fran college
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Contact the us Postal service mail fraud division
1 877 876 2455 & get them Involved.
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b0b


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Cloverdale, CA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 8:24 am    
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Gary Arnold wrote:
Bob why is she steel able to post on this forum ????????????

FYI, her membership has been deactivated. Her last login was 2 Feb 2018.

Also, Jeffran is no longer listed on my Steel Guitar Links page.
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Gary Watkins


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Bristol, VA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 9:06 am    
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Gary and anyone else taken advantage of by her,

Do not give up on your claim! You can appeal the decision from PAYPAL, most people have. Just try to speak to a live person about it at PAYPAL. I did, and it worked out for me, as well as a few others that kept pushing this issue.
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Gary Arnold


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 10:00 am    
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Thanks Gary,
I haven't give up yet. I just don't want other people to get treated as I have been treated.
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Gary Arnold


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 10:01 am    
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And FYI b0b thanks for letting me know.
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Travis Wilson


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Johnson City, TX
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 10:25 am    
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Class Action Lawsuit?
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Gary Watkins


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Bristol, VA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 10:49 am    
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Looks like the web page is shut down on her site.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2019 11:36 am    
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Gary Watkins wrote:
Looks like the web page is shut down on her site.

Just checked. www.jeffran.com is still functioning

jeffrancollege.com and jeffranmusic.com do not appear to be active.
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Lynn Fargo


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Fort Edward, NY
Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 9:47 am    
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Yes, Jim. And it looks like the only way to order is to call. I wonder if that's so you can't use PayPal and be covered by their protection?????

I just don't trust her anymore.
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Gary Watkins


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 10:51 am    
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Lynn Fargo wrote:
Yes, Jim. And it looks like the only way to order is to call. I wonder if that's so you can't use PayPal and be covered by their protection?????

I just don't trust her anymore.


I think this is an old link when FRAN was running it. Besides, Melissa won't answer the phone if anyone was stupid enough, like me, to place an order with her.
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Lynn Fargo


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 11:13 am    
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Yep, I think you’re right, Gary. I thought about that after I posted it, that she has a habit of not answering the phone.
Hopefully she’s shutting down and transferring everything over to someone who can actually run the business. Ok, so I’m a bit of an optimist at times. Smile
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2019 11:15 am    
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I daresay Jeff and Fran are rolling over in their graves...
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 27 Sep 2019 4:15 am    
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you could order c.o.d. but knowing her, you might get a package filled with old newspapers.
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Steven Cherson


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Atlantic Beach, N.Y.
Post  Posted 27 Sep 2019 5:53 pm    
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It's unfortunate what Jeffran has turned into. I for one had the opportunity to spend six years, twice a year at Jeff's place in Watertown, and 10 years at Jeff's seminars at Scotty's.

When Mellisa took over the business, it was a sigh of relieve what Jeff and Fran started would continue, unfortunately that hasn't happened. I know a lot of people trusted in Jeffran and have been burned and are angry they lost money and will probably never see anything they ordered or ever get a refund.

It upsets me greatly, as I was fortunate to call Jeff and Fran my friends, as so many others were too.

For those that have order instructional courses that never received them or are missing pages I have most of everything in print and I will be happy to send you what you are missing.

Do why you want, but lets move on, and remember there are many of us that would love to see the Jeffran College material live on!

Steve
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john buffington


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Owasso OK - USA
Post  Posted 30 Sep 2019 10:35 am    
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I am thankful the Lord allowed me to get a refund from Jeffran. I did use PayPal for my intended purchase, and of course no product! She sent me a tracking number BUT according to the USPS a label was generated . . . . but was never affixed to a package. PayPal gave her 10 days to respond to my complaint, they stated they're was never a response, what a surprise! I was notified my case was closed in my favor, so don't give up. I am sure PayPal has a high volume of such cases, so sad for the history and legacy of Jeff.

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Robert Herr


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Willow Street,Pa
Post  Posted 9 Oct 2019 1:50 pm     Picks
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I have waited 2 years for picks
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Jim Reynolds


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Post  Posted 17 Oct 2019 6:05 pm    
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The one real sad part is. Rick Kornacker is Jeff and Frans son-in-law, and could have done something with this.
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