Originally Posted by spl152db
I do not believe they used the elemental designs name to register the business again, but the LLC. All the documentation points to that. Elemental Designs became a trade name.
"A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes, although its registered, legal name, used for contracts and other formal situations, may be another."
Their address shows the LLC when put into a search engine. That LLC is registered with the state. Elemental Designs is not.
that is absolutely correct. just like Daveds50 Electronics is my trade name, it is not my registered company name. i know, everyone asks... "Dave": obviously my name. "ds" stands for D Stock... the class i was racing in SCCA in 1992. and "50" is my number that i have been using in racing since 1990. put it together, and that is what i used in 1992 for an e mail address... why for a business name ? for lack of anything better in the few seconds that i had to think of a name when filling out business paperwork in 1998. i know... pretty random, huh ?
what i do know about eD, is that my checks for payment of services that i got from Alex last year, had a business name with 5 letters... the only one i remember, was the first letter was "U". it was not a word, but 5 letters that did not make any sense to me. nowhere on the check was eD.
Originally Posted by MT_WRX
I've said it earlier, and I'll say it again for Marvin's sake...
Thank you to Matt. His integrity was part of the reason I am getting my amp back from Dave. PERIOD. And I say part, because if Alex had actually made good on his words to me, my amp would've been long gone in some factory in who-knows-where Arizona, being ignored because of "a large contract with Infinity".
and you should have your fixed amp on thursday ! it was picked up at 3:00 this afternoon. enjoy !
you know... i have gotten that story from a lot of people about Alex and Arizona... lots of people that sent in amps after i quit accepting them have contacted me, and said that their name was not on the list, and asked if i had it... the answer is no, by the way. you must have gotten lucky that it was not sent to AZ. i dont believe much of what Alex has said in the past, but i am leaning toward believing that he did have a guy in AZ that fixes amps. there are amps that are not here, nor are they at eD. unfortunately, the guy in AZ seems to be a flake, and maybe he is using the amps in his living room.
Originally Posted by spanky8125
Matt may have salvaged what he could for repairs but beyond that I am not sure he is doing much else. The last post he has in any thread here is on 8/30/12. That is the day that ED closed the doors......so, has ANYBODY heard from or spoke with Matt since then ?????
read what happened since that post. his message on the eD website said that he got a little more time to take care of as much as he can, and while he did get some stuff done, he hit a lot of roadblocks. one i know about for sure, was shipping. UPS and Fedex accounts were closed, due to non payment. they refused to deal with anything to do with eD.
yes, i have talked to Matt on the phone a few times since then. the tone of his conversation, was frustrated. roadblocks left and right, and a lot that he wanted to do, simply is not possible, and is no fault of Matt's.
Originally Posted by spanky8125
seriously....why are people defending the owners of ED ?????/ I mean come on !!!
also, wonder why people say just cut your losses........hard to believe that put into the same situation that you would not be upset with what a company has done and that you would not try to do everything you can on your behalf.
i dont see anyone defending eD or Alex. i was owed money, likely a lot more than anyone else. but ranting about it here wont do a thing.
i only defended Matt though. when the ship was burning, he did not jump ship like Alex did. Matt grabbed a fire extinguisher and started trying to put out the fire. we all knew it is a lost cause, but nobody else was there to put in any effort. i do know how tough it was to raise money to ship the RMA's to me, but he did it. took a while to do, but he pulled through.
slam Alex all you want. dont know what good it will do though. people have told me and forwarded e mails from Alex, and i am learning a lot about the guy who used to be my contact at eD...
anyway, some good did come out of the whole thing for me. i joined here, and am considering and planning to do something about my HT system after reading around. as i mentioned before, you guys would laugh at my system.
but listening to these amps on my test rigs ( with JL10W3's in ported boxes ) proves to me how lousy my HT system sounds. when the benches in the shop blow away your HT at home, something is wrong. i have a broken Pioneer Elite receiver that has been sitting around that i should fix when this is over... even just that would be a million percent better than what i have now.
done for the day... got a lot done in 16 hours. not all was eD amps though, i had to fit in a few car amplifiers and a McIntosh car head unit in too. time for bed, and then do it all over again tomorrow.