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    Ok, So back to kicking an obvious dead horse?

    Keith has still not come through w/ my MONEY nor my PRODUCT.

    I have been busy w/ my wife who has breast cancer and we are dealing w/ that So I sorta took Keith's word again and was promised by first of April to have the items he owes me. Now May is almost over....lies, and more lies...

    I have not heard any more lies or truth from Keith since March when he was "Looking at half my order ready to ship" and it would be another week...

    Keith... or anyone that knows Keith - I lost Keith's number - and I'm going through a tough time... I want my money or product - Considering it has been a YEAR PLUS since he has had my money - I should charge interest... considering the continuous lies, and after all I continued to trust him...

    At this point I could CARE LESS about Keith or his personal issues... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - we all have personal issues? Keith does your wife have breast cancer? Cancer in the lymph nodes... No more phone calls promising me this and that... I'm to blame for being nice...because I try to be understanding and the good guy - I end up getting screwed... But NOW I don't care. I paid you for product and services. I don't care if you have to sell plasma, your car... I want my money or my product. Easy.

    Keith you reap what you sow... I have been MORE THAN NICE. But Now I'm done.

    I need the money or product. If not then I need to finally seek the legal aspect -

    Anyone else that has not recieved product - please contact me - so we can discuss this.

    Keith - If you read this CALL ME.

    Sorry to bring this back up - And I'm sorry I believed the continuos lies, deciet and it completely disgusts me...

  • #2
    I'm sorry to hear this. Couple of things. Lets keep this to this one post and no comments from other users. I'm 110% positive he will read this and get together with you today. You might want to post your phone number however just in case he doesn't have it.

    Once he's taking care of this for you, you can come back on and let everyone know if it was resolved.

    So again I would suggest you post your number and email so he can contact you today. I'll personally put a call into him some time today and make sure he does this. I know he's been on the road a lot over the past two months.

    Larry Kirchner


    • #3
      Sorry that I was so matter to the point on the phone but you and I have talked over the past months, I have tried to get your product to you as I said, and you are correct I did say that it would ship a week after we spoke. Sorry that that has not happened, not making any excuses, your situation is all my fault.

      I know all are tired of all the "dead horse" and it seems like all the pages that "scareparts" generates. Again I appologize to all the reasonable people out there and the industry for all of this.

      Now, Slain if you have my attorneys number please call him today if you don't have it call me and I will provide it to you. Please call me by days end at 614-562-3071.

      Mr Dabbs. Your attorney has the money in her account for at least the past three weeks. So you should know exactly where we are in this whole process.

      However, you still want to call me a liar and trash me online even though we are in negotioations and each time you do this you are breaking the terms of our settlement and negotiations.

      You are getting all your money back AND keeping the three pieces that you have in your possesion. I have even offered to send you the dresser if you would only STOP. Again I say enough.

      If anyone needs to contact me about unresolved scareparts matters please do so directly at 614-562-3071

      Keith Korner

      Keith A. Korner
      Larry Kirchner


      • #4
        Digging Up the Corpses

        September 2008

        Keith won't return the calls again and I still don't have my order from MARCH of 2007!

        I have other people trying to help me get my stuff... And I even agreed to trade out for WALL PANELS - that he currently sells.

        I need: (2) More Saw Blades (1) GHOULITZER (2) Static Props or as I said AT THIS POINT - I will gladly trade for wall panels.... $1,400 in Walls.
        Not to mention the power cord and trip pad for the Theed that looks like hell and the (1) Static Prop that snapped in two...

        I hate coming back on here to get a response... but I really want this over...

        Thanks, and Sorry to drag this back up.


        • #5
          I ordered tons of stuff from Scareparts and only one flup up missed sending me 8 panels I had ordered but he did eventually get them to me and now my order is complete. I have talked to several people who bought his panels and are very very happy!

          I don't know what to tell you, because I haven't talked to anyone who hasn't got what they bought this season... although I will say when you are a one man show its tough.

          Answering the phone is not an option these days... did you try email?

          If I talk to him I will ask him to get back to you. It's tough getting anyone on the phone right now... like a nightmare! LOL

          Larry Kirchner


          • #6
            The problem is:
            Ordered MARCH 2007.

            It's September 2008.

            A year plus has passed... and I invested $1,400 plus in his business and I have nothing to show for it... but endless promises after promises - Lies after Lies...

            "Oh that will ship out next week"

            I pulled away for awhile and left him alone - Since my wife is going through Chemo and surgery in 2 weeks with Cancer" This has not been a priority -

            I was thrilled to get two Chainsaw Blades - but that was it... and now no return on phone calls.

            Sure he took care of you - you could destroy him w/ one article... And $1,400 to you is nothing compared to the rest of us.

            I have been FAR UNDERSTANDING and nice throughout this entire thing.

            I'm glad others were taken care of... now I would like the same consideration.
            IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR? A year and a half later?


            • #7

              Please stay out of it damn! The man needs to be taken care of this is coming up on 2 damn years! WTF is up with that. What pisses me off here Larry is when a complaint comes up your quick to jump and say ' I got mine" its like your throwing it up in his face dude thats just wrong! My suggestion show up at a show and take what you can get right off the floor! Shane


              • #8

                Cash the check that you have had since may. I take full responsibility for last year, the season was a screw up, It was all my fault, etc... I have made things right, not gone out of business, gotten people back their, money, product or in some cases both, whatever.

                Yes, I said that i would send your product out on numerous occasions and that has not happened yet. So Cash the check that I sent to you back in may for the product that you did not get last year.

                It would be nice to mention the fact that I sent a check to you so people have a full picture of the chain of events here.

                You have been patient and I am not directing the following statement at you.

                Let me take the opportunity to ask all the "deadbeat" haunters out there that owe scareparts money that time is running out to settle this. We are taking steps to recoup our monies owed to us and become whole again. right now the total is about 31,000.00 owed to us spread out across 7 haunters. We will be allowing our lawyers to go after them at the end of the month, along with collection agencies, courts etc...

                Now is your chance to deal with this directly.

                Keith Korner
                Keith A. Korner


                • #9

                  That stands for "Same Old Shit Different Year"
                  Hope you get your monies Keith.. I think now you kind of know how it feels....


                  • #10
                    As I will say again and again...

                    I paid for product - yes you sent a check but where's the interest!? The missing parts and components I asked for?

                    I did cash the check since it has been nearly 17 months since the original order.. and I need the cash now... but in my world anyone that pays cash up front deserves what they pay for...

                    Maybe I'm living in a different world?

                    It would have been nice to had product - but I understand. Actually I don't...but I'll have to live with it.

                    It would be nice to get the transformer and pressure pad for the Theed I bought and Paid for and the other 2 Saw Blades.


                    • #11

                      I would strongly encourage the entire haunt community to cease doing business with Keith Korner.
                      As the owner of a pro haunt I paid several thousand dollars to Keith just after Midwest Haunters '07 (Jul) for 2 props that he said he had on hand and would be delivered immediately for the '07 season. *This was also the same month I was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer and some nights literally drug myself from chemo to the haunt till 7am to try to eek out an income-and which Keith was well aware*
                      I received 1 of the 2 props ($320.00 worth) after opening for the season-no details or apologies on where the main prop was. As the prop was key in my final scene-I was not happy.
                      After months of repeated emails, phone calls, text messages AND a face to face discussion at midwest haunters '08 Keith suggested that even though he could still deliver the dragon prop to me-his new vacuum form wall panels might better suit my needs (less detail work to do since the cancer is physically taking its' toll) and he GUARANTEED I could get them "way before I needed them". Again-after many messages and queries as to status (opening set for 9/26) I was told that the wall panels had been shipped-I could expect delivery on 9/18 (8 days before advertised opening!) and that he was in his car and didn't have a tracking number for me.
                      I have called repeatedly-I have text messaged-I have emailed. No answer-no return calls-no walls-no refund.
                      In a strongly worded email sent late saturday afternoon I told Keith point blank that my grace had run out and I had no more patience or inclination to be pleasant about this. His thievery would be exposed on every forum I could post on-and i would not hesitate to sue for damages. I have made the decision not to open Lafitte's Landing this year-and Keith has direct responsibility in this.

                      Bottom line-Keith has/is screwing a terminally ill fellow pro haunter for several thousand dollars and has had over one year to make good on his promises but has not. I don't want pity. This is a business and I expect business people to behave in an ethical and professional manner-neither of which I have experienced with Keith Korner. And he's supposed to be part of some vendor's alliance? Sounds like we may need a buyer's alliance.
                      I am darn tired of the sleazy manner some haunters are behaving-and I'm through keeping my mouth closed and hoping. Please stop doing business with thieves folks.

                      Kathryn DeSautell
                      Lafitte's Landing Haunted House
                      Kathryn DeSautell
                      Lafitte's Landing, Dark Shadows Entertainment


                      • #12
                        Did you pay cash? Did you have a contract formed (legaly) with Keith? If so, you need to seek a lawsuit as soon as you can. I am getting sick of hearing about vendors in this industry that do this! That's why when I go to Transworld in '09... I'M BRINGING CONTRACTS!!!! .. I will NOT allow anyone to do this with my business.

                        I hope everything works out for you and I am praying for and I hope you get better as soon as possible! -Tyler
                        Chris Riehl


                        • #13
                          He still hasn't delivered on $20,000 worth of props paid for in January of 2006 to Haunted Network in Louisville...

                          My understanding is he's doing a lot of contract work for Larry on a job in Mexico at this point.
                          Brett Hays, Director
                          Fear Fair


                          • #14
                            I have a Christmas wish...

                            It starts with Scareparts: I think Scareparts is a good company, that makes some really awesome products, otherwise I WOULD NOT BUY THEM! However I wish that Scareparts takes this company serious hires an assistant an office manager something so Keith can focus his time and energy on making product.

                            I want Keith to produce great products for the Transworld show, I want him to clean up everything with everyone and hire that office manager and become one of the go to guys for this industry.

                            I also want ALL ANIMATION COMPANIES NOT JUST ONE OR TWO BUT ALL animation companies to freaking HIRE haunted house owners who have bought their product to come to their shops and show them what keeps breaking, give them idea's on HOW to stop the problems, and when they make new products let haunt owners come to your shops and tell you what we think might break, or what the potential problems might be.

                            ALL VENDORS need to do this to improve the quality of their products!

                            Larry Kirchner


                            • #15

                              False! We built a very basic haunted house for a client in Mexico. I bought a few things from Unit 70, a couple things Scareparts he had laying around and a couple things from Scarefactory.

                              That project was completed and shipped back in September.

                              Only recently did we install it. Keith has not done any major projects for me since Kennywood back last winter. I did hire him to build 2 animations for the new Darkness 2009 Transworld show.

                              Over the summer he made some vac form panels for me but no other product.

                              Everyone I've talked to got everything they ordered from him this past summer. Appears he owes you some stuff from way back when... I hope he gets that resolved with you pronto, but I'm not the reason you are not getting anything.

                              Larry Kirchner