Hello,

Has anyone else been victimized by this clown?  I have paid stupid tax and learned my lesson.  I made a post on thesamba.com and hope all can read it.  I will copy and paste later.  This guy is very.....very bad to deal with.  He is a con man and will definitely be less than honest with you.  The quality of the work matches his character - pretty shady.  I have bent over backwards to try to be nice to this guy in order to get my parts back and have had no response.  He does have a "D" rating with the BBB in NM.  You will be disappointed with yourself if you do business with one of his many company names:

1.  JUST VEE DUBS http://www.justveedubs.com/

2.  VDUBS WORLD  http://www.vdubsworld.com/

3.  ONLINE IMPORT AUTO PARTS http://www.onlineimportautoparts.com/

His sites are pretty easy to spot because they all are formatted the same.  Stay away from JOSE ORTEGA

Wes
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bumblebee73

man that sucks , good luck in getting your stuff back

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Wayne

I'd like to look into this for you. Please send the details to wayne@allaircooled.com.

We do not want to list any companies at the web site that are not on the up and up. But I want to hear both sides of the story.

Thanks,

 
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fortyeye
Wayne wrote:

I'd like to look into this for you. Please send the details to wayne@allaircooled.com.

We do not want to list any companies at the web site that are not on the up and up. But I want to hear both sides of the story.

Thanks,

 

Wayne, check this out  http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=155678&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

Getting in touch with Jose for "his side of the story" is virtually impossible. All direct contact is filtered and don't expect return phone calls. This dodge has been going on for several years now. 3 websites, three business addresses (starting in Spring Valley, Ca., then to Arizona, and now in New Mexico). Wes is just the latest in a long line of people (VW owners and "officials") looking for Jose and Cindi.

Just Vee Dubs, Inc
PO Box 65549
Albuquerque, NM 87193-5549

Contact: Jose Ortega
Phone: (505) 341-0341

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Wayne
That post in the Samba and your dealings with him are enough for me. I have removed all links to his companies.
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fortyeye

Thanks Wayne. Hopefully his business will dry up with enough concerned action such as yours. Bravo!

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Wayne

I also read a lot of bad press about GEX at the Samba.

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fortyeye

GEX - since their start out here on the west coast - remains one of the most inconsistant rebuilders in the hobby. Their use of substandard and mis-matched parts, and questionable customer service, makes buying one their engines a true crap shoot. They currently carry an UNSATISFACTORY rating with the Arkansas Better Business Bureau http://www.arkansas.bbb.org/commonreport.html?bid=4001143 . Records from their days out here in Baldwin Park, Ca. are old enough to be dismissed as incomplete (if anyone has archived these records, please chime in). Another of the problems with GEX is the wholesale business. They sell to many retailers, and consequently, many buyers at the consumer level have no idea that they're buying a GEX product. The lure of cheap prices, their ads in this hobby's major publications, and the fact that GEX has been around so long, make for a self-fueled business model. Those new to the hobby would be well advised to research builders and suppliers before spending a dime, regardless of their "shiny appearance", or perceived longivity. There are a few resonably priced builders out there that give you what you pay for ... and stand behind their products. Those who have been in the hobby for a while ... they know better. 

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Wayne

Very interesting reading...their link has been removed as well. I would hate for someone to see their name here, go to the site and get burned. There are too many good re-builders out there that get a bad rep from places like these.

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