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Old 03-18-2016, 09:58 AM
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I have used Potter's services on numerous occasions. Except for the occasional rescheduling of a signing, there were no problems. Three or four years ago (perhaps longer) Chris had his first child, and from that point on (fully understandable) the frequency of singings and quality and quantity of players slipped. It has been three years since I have used his services but I still hold out hope for a rebound.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:50 PM
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Bringing up an old topic, but I think there may be some relevance. I can't seem to find his Ebay ID and some old links to auctions on eBay from his site say the store doesn't exist. I used to get emails from them and have not seen one in a while. Anyone know if they changed names or stopped selling?
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:18 PM
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Bringing up an old topic, but I think there may be some relevance. I can't seem to find his Ebay ID and some old links to auctions on eBay from his site say the store doesn't exist. I used to get emails from them and have not seen one in a while. Anyone know if they changed names or stopped selling?
The website went dead. Stopped answering emails and voice mail messages. Just packed it in without a peep. Interesting that his motto was "The collector's friend".
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:01 PM
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I hope things were left settled with all buyers. I enjoyed shopping for some obscure player signatures with him. My only complaint was that his shipping was always very slow. I always got what I purchased though.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:06 PM
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I hope things were left settled with all buyers. I enjoyed shopping for some obscure player signatures with him. My only complaint was that his shipping was always very slow. I always got what I purchased though.
Things were not settled with all buyers.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:35 PM
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You guys don't even know the half of all the things he did. He has tens of thousands of dollars and product still owed to people and he basically took a flame thrower to anyone he dealt with or tried to help him. He is a true psychopath.
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:07 PM
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I guess I should consider myself lucky then. That is too bad. It must not have been a lucrative enough business, but it was nice seeing a lot of names that were possible, some previously hard to find.

Past Pros seems to be picking up some steam with some recent new player additions that are a little more exciting than a lot of the first bunch they rolled out with. I have still not sent anything in to them yet, but would like to get myself to do it someday soon.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:35 AM
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I'm with Curt, in that I'm fortunate to have not been one of the big losers.
Lee "Bee Bee" Richard cancelled out on a signing and I still had a little bit of credit due with Chris, but not a big deal.
I will say that Chris did in fact provide an excellent service for his first few years in business. He managed to round up a few signers that were off the grid that I had been trying to get through the years...
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:40 AM
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You guys don't even know the half of all the things he did. He has tens of thousands of dollars and product still owed to people and he basically took a flame thrower to anyone he dealt with or tried to help him. He is a true psychopath.
Is there an article or has this been in the media in any form? Seems to me that it would be good if there was something to inform the community rather than stumbling across this in a chat board. Who knows if he is still trying to do business or trying to sell off stuff he doesn't own.

(Not saying he is... just that an informed community could help prevent the situation from becoming even worse...)
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:34 PM
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I'm with Curt, in that I'm fortunate to have not been one of the big losers.
Lee "Bee Bee" Richard cancelled out on a signing and I still had a little bit of credit due with Chris, but not a big deal.
I will say that Chris did in fact provide an excellent service for his first few years in business. He managed to round up a few signers that were off the grid that I had been trying to get through the years...
I was left with holding a credit as well. I am sure there are others. Did not hear anything about Potter "owing tens of thousands" and the whole flamethrower business, although I would not be surprised. Potter offered a niche service for mostly obscure off the show circuit players. I have yet to come across a board thread were thousands (even hundreds??) of collectors were screaming bloody murder. No board I frequented had a forum dedicated to Potter dealings. Any postings were a one here, one there wondering aloud if Potter was still in business. I would love to hear the entire story. Do tell.

Someday, I fully expect to see Potter at an obscure show in a former Elks Lodge, perhaps set up at a flea market or swap meet, hawking his wares.
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