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tarheel7734

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Age : 38
Location : Asheville NC
Registration date : 2014-10-16

PostSubject: Is upshall going out?   Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:59 pm

So there has been huge decline in upshall pipes online and are not answering emails anymore. I have been wanting one for many years but not found the right one. Once and a while I talk with the Moty to see what is available. The last email about a year ago was from his wife and now nothing. I have sent about 4 emails over the past couple of months with no reply.
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:40 pm

Run.
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tarheel7734

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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:50 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Run.
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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:21 pm

tarheel7734 wrote:
Richard Burley wrote:
Run.
?

Just an admonition alluding to what I would do. From what I understand, the current Upshall situation is a bit of a mess, both in quality and distribution, and perhaps some integrity issues. Whatever. Who needs it? Upshall made a really great pipe, and I have several. Why not go after the old ones?
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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:19 pm

Well put.
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riff raff

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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:59 pm

Mercifully, all signs point to "yes".
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tarheel7734

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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:54 am

Well just got an email response back and here is what it said. With all the responses that he was on vacation every time I asked and now this, it makes me wonder if they were just selling old stock and Barry never made any pipes for the new owners or if he left many years back. "Dear MrDarnell,
We do not currently have any in stock and Mr Jones is very near retirement so we will not be making speacila order for the foreseeable future. Best regards, Karen - James Upshall Pipe Company "
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: Is upshall going out?   Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:24 pm

It's sad what happened to this once-great brand.  A brand, along with Tilshead, synonymous with integrity, and things like quality for the blue-collar person, turned into a confusing fiasco that sullied it all.  When you walk into a room and you hear a murmur of sh1t talk, some of it is likely to be true.  A study in what not to do, and should not happen, to an established, respected brand. I wish this wasn't true, but I don't even want to get near the old pipes because of how it seems to have all gone.
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