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Spanner03 Mar 2016 4:31 p.m. PST


Does anyone know if Rick of Flag Dude is still in business? I have tried to contact him about ordering some flags to pick up at Salute if he is coming but keep getting a 'Mail Undelivered' message.

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2016 6:02 p.m. PST

Yes he is still in business! In fact he is currently scheduled to be at "Cold Wars", the HMGS Show in Lancaster, PA, USA in about 2 weeks!

However, judging from a number of previous posts from his customers of late, he is working through a backlog of orders and has not been responding to emails. If you have a contact who will be attending Cold Wars, maybe you could have that friend deliver the order for you in person!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2016 6:47 p.m. PST

Would you really want someone to deliver an order to a guy who has a long and marked history of ignoring his customers' emails?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2016 8:16 p.m. PST

He's friendly, he takes special orders and he's done good work at a reasonable price for me--but I cancelled the last order after he didn't deliver three conventions in a row.
I'd say go to Cold Wars and buy what he has in stock, but be careful about time-sensitive special orders. At least have a back-up plan.

B6GOBOS Inactive Member03 Mar 2016 11:59 p.m. PST

Robert, thank you for the advice. I have special ordered from the Flag Dude in the past. Got my Crimean stuff and special AWI but now I cannot contact him at all. So I will pick up what he has and go look for other alternatives. Sad, because I always liked his work.

Steve04 Mar 2016 5:47 a.m. PST

I suggest we have a new message board titled "Is the Flag Dude Still in Business?"

Bill N04 Mar 2016 11:34 a.m. PST

If you are looking for the "glass half full", people asking is an indication there is still a demand for his products.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2016 2:29 p.m. PST

Steve, That was funny!!! Really, I'm still snickerin! Took about 2 mins to type this…

wrgmr107 Mar 2016 4:38 p.m. PST

My experience with him was less than satisfactory.

Buffs man Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2016 9:40 p.m. PST

just back from cold wars , and Rick came through like a champ , everything I asked was waiting for me ,all obscure stuff . Thanks Rick

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2016 11:20 p.m. PST

+1 Steve.

I hate to keep this old topic going but my emails to him have been bouncing. Of course rumors of his demise have often been wrong.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 11:43 p.m. PST

My emails to him are bouncing back. Not a good sign.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 4:49 p.m. PST

Rick will in all probability have a stand at Crisis, Antwerp, Belgium and we're really excited about that.
Don't think he'll be carrying many flags home again!

historygamer30 Aug 2016 7:05 p.m. PST

My email sailed through, he responded within minutes/hours and sent my special order out ASAP. Rick rocks.

ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2016 8:54 p.m. PST

Rick did several Dervish flags for me several weeks ago.
He's A-OKAY.
Bill P>

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

Just 'spoke' to him a few minutes ago and he's definitely coming to Antwerp next November.
Will have to increase the budget a bit…

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2016 12:17 p.m. PST

You should post this on the "Is the Flag Dude is still in business" board. This is not the board to post it on.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2016 12:19 p.m. PST

I gave up on him a while ago. I know mostly get my flags from GMB. Which is too bad, because he is one of the few that did custom flags.

historygamer01 Sep 2016 3:05 p.m. PST

If you are going to FI I am sure he will be there.

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