This is Nehemiah’s father, Mark Peterson. I’ve been e-mailing Andre about this very matter. I understand that the yo-yo in questions was not authentic. I also understand that it is not allowed on this site to trade yo-yos that are not authentic. My problem in this whole situation is that my son has been trying to make this matter right, but ColeJ has only been giving everyone his side of the story. This is because I’ve told Nehemiah not to comment on anything ColeJ has said until I hear back from Andre in this matter. Nehemiah thought that by telling ColeJ that he would not be doing a trade back that he was allowing ColeJ to decide if he wanted to take the chance on the yo-yo in question or not. When Nehemiah told me this, I talked to him about how he would feel if it happened to him. He told me he agreed and that he had told ColeJ he would try to make it right. He first offered ColeJ a Werrd Hour, ColeJ declined. Nehemiah then offered a near mint Avant garde 1, Go-Big, 20 strings and a set of response pads. Again, ColeJ declined. He offered the same deal but in exchange for the Avant garde 1, he told ColeJ he could have one of either the 2012 Genesis, 2012 SuperNova, Code 2 or Heavy Hitter 2 SUV, all of which are near mint. ColeJ declined all of those offers. Finally, Nehemiah offered ColeJ his Equillateral, Go Big, 20 strings and a set of response pads. Nehemiah also said ColeJ didn’t have to ship back the Speipner! ColeJ also declined that offer. All of these offers are on texts sent from my son’s phone which I am currently viewing.
As far as I"m concerned, my son has tried to correct the situation as best he could. ColeJ, if you want any of the deals my son has already sent you that he would do, then you need to accept one of them. If that’s not enough, as I said before, if you were questioning a yo-yo in the first place you probably shouldn’t have made the trade. He’s letting you keep the yo-yo in question and sending you more yo-yos. I think that’s beyond fair!
I told Nehemiah that all he can do is try to offer ColeJ a fair deal. I talked to two other yo-yoers from the Chicago Yo-yo Club. Nehemiah sent ColeJ: Positron $170, 7075 Catalyst $100, and the Sleipner at a value of $80 knock off according to both of these players. That’s $350 worth of yo-yos that ColeJ recieved. ColeJ sent Nehemiah: Peak $190, FG Arctic Circle $70, Werrd Hour $50. So Nehemiah received $310 worth of yo-yos. So ColeJ is up $40 as the trade stands right now. ColeJ stated that the Positron was in worse shape than he expected. Well, I’m having Nehemiah put up the pictures he sent ColeJ in another post so everyone can see what ColeJ was looking at when he decided to take the deal. Even with all of this, Nehemiah is still willing to send ColeJ over $100 worth of yo-yos and/or merchandise to make things right.
When I talked to the other yo-yoers, they agreed that Nehemiah was going well beyond what he needed to to rectify this situation.
I am having Nehemiah include the texts of all the offers he made to ColeJ. That way nobody can question my son’s integrity.