Don’t Let People Take Advantage of Us!

In case anyone ever was thinking of ordering from SkateGEEK, as it would appear you are supporting actual derby people, let me tell you a little story:

One of my buddies from Black Eyed Cherries (part of East Kootenay Roller Derby) ordered 36 custom jerseys in March for $509 USD ($530 CAD) thinking the same thing. They received 17 of 36 jerseys in April, three days AFTER the due date, and all but one had the wrong names, numbers, or were missing chunks of ink. When they attempted to rectify the situation, they were given no options, never received the remaining jerseys, and have been ignored outright, while SkateGEEK continues to design shoddy armbands (read some reviews; their armbands apparently fall to bits after less than two scrimmages) and gain a customer base by seeming to be a “for derby, by derby” kind of company.

This kitten's armband numbers peeled during a bout. Equipment malfunctions fall under "Illegal Procedure," even if you don't know it's happening. Lost money AND penalties?!

This kitten’s armband numbers peeled during a bout. Equipment malfunctions fall under “Illegal Procedure,” even if you don’t know it’s happening. Lost money AND penalties?!

No refund, no replacements, no customer service, no response to BBB complaints, and maintaining innocence through a “no refunds on custom orders” loophole. Absolutely despicable. Please share this status so others don’t make the same mistake and maybe SkateGEEK will wake up and show some semblance of honor.

We do not need another BS company taking advantage of this sport and many leagues cannot afford to throw away half a grand on nothing. There is enough of this crap going around and tiny companies popping up just long enough to trick a league or two, then blipping out of existence. It’s disgusting. We work hard, don’t we? We built this, didn’t we? This is ours. Don’t put up with it.

I usually don’t ask for shares, but share if you agree that this is bullshit.

This kitten is part of a new league and their dues barely cover practice space. Do you want her to lose money on crap jerseys, as well?!

This kitten is part of a new league and their dues barely cover practice space. Do you want her to lose money on crap jerseys, as well?!

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2 Responses to Don’t Let People Take Advantage of Us!

  1. Raul says:

    2017 and same poor customer service. Sent an armband with wrong number and it’s been weeks with no response about replacing it.

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