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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:10 pm

I spoke to Steve in late February, he's back up and running, but rather busy.
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby Kerluk » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:51 pm

The Pepper7 website doesn't work anymore. What's going on ?

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby PeterH » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:11 am

Kerluk: Steve has had some personal issues over the last few years, and his website has been erratic. There is this tread and others about it on gnatterbox.
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:32 am

I don't know if it is operational, but there is this version of website with the Pepper 7 kit on:

http://blackdogmining.weebly.com

I get a shoe shop on the Pepper7.co.uk site - Agh!

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby Kerluk » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:02 am

Thanks for the link. It works find for me. If no one knows this link, it will remain a very confidential website. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby Kerluk » Wed May 31, 2017 2:34 pm

Has anyone tried to order something recently on this site ? Does it work well ? Did you get your order quickly ? Thanks.

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby lesmond » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi Kerluk,

Steve (the man behind Pepper 7 / Blackdog mining) has a had a lot of bother in his life over the last couple of years, and the best way to order from him at present seems to be to call him on the telephone. I don't think the website is monitored too much.

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby Kerluk » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:17 am

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby CanveyRay » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:53 am

Hi All,
I have ordered some items from Pepper7, Steve Bennett, in April and although the money has been paid and cashed, no items have been received to date, 07/06/2017. I have emailed Steve and tried to call but to no avail. I have traded with him in the past and have been really satisfied. Can anyone suggest how I can progress this? :|
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby PeterH » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:17 am

Unfortunately your experience seems typical for recent years. It seems like you didn't use PayPal; they will refund.

Sorry about that.
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:19 pm

Hi all,

I met Steve at the 7mm narrow gauge show at Burton on Trent today.

A few points:

- he's been without a computer for several months, should have one again shortly, but will obviously take time to catch up

- he was under the impression that although pepper7.co.uk might not be working pepper7.com was and it said 'please do not order' at present. But, having just checked that's dead too and the only website that I know of is this:

http://blackdogmining.weebly.com

Which has a front page that makes it appear as if he is open for orders when that is not the case at present, at least not electronically, as he can't see any orders placed that way.

As referred to previously, he has spent a BIG bunch of time as a carer in the last year.

Might I ask on his behalf that those owed stuff to be patient a little longer?

I hope the above helps shed some light on the situation.

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby lesmond » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:45 pm

Cheers, Stockers

Good to have an update from Steve. Hopefully he will be back to normal soon - I've been a carer many years ago and it isn't an easy thing to do.

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby Kerluk » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:15 pm

Thank you very much for these infos.

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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby docnjoj » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:25 pm

His models are so good it is worth the wait.
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby CanveyRay » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi All,
DO NOT ORDER FROM PEPPER7 - its a complete farce. I ordered in April, paid in full, £40.50p., I have emailed, tried to call, he is not answering, written a letter and even posted on this site. I understand he may have problems but if he is trading, taking my money, I do expect some kind of service.
If Steve is unable to fulfil orders he should close the option to order. I feel totally ripped off!
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby chris69 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:47 am

Know how you feel! went through the same a few years ago. But I did get an email response.......
but no material.......
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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby steerngo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:23 am

he is most likley snowed under with emails like I am, after a computer malfunction. 68000 at the last count


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Re: Pepper 7 Steve Bennett

Postby Kerluk » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:58 pm

It will take a century (or more!) to respond to all these emails. :lol:


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