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Ukebottom
07-02-2017, 03:10 AM
Paid $20 to Ukulele Mike for his first ebook, but got nothing in return. Follow up emails go unanswered. Anyone else have this problem?

Piecomics
07-02-2017, 05:12 AM
Same. Never got a response, out $20.

bariukish
07-02-2017, 05:35 AM
Same here. I got my $ back through Paypal. I think you can too.

Booli
07-02-2017, 06:36 AM
Since I joined UU back in 2013, there has always been some question about communication, payment, and receiving the PDF files from Ukulele Mike...

Maybe Ukulele Mike has been having health issues?

I have no info on this, just speculation as of now.

dave4761
07-02-2017, 06:57 AM
I bought all 4 back in April and received a prompt response with pdf files. Ordering was a little strange though through the donate button and then left a written request for what you were buying.

Nickie
07-02-2017, 11:08 AM
I wonder if it would do any good to comment on one of his YouTube videos?

Piecomics
07-02-2017, 02:02 PM
I just wrote it off, how'd you get your money back? I really just want edelweiss, not my money :P

igorthebarbarian
07-02-2017, 02:18 PM
If I had to guess based on previous posts, he's a one-man operation. Maybe he's out of town for the 4th of July holiday(?)

PhilUSAFRet
07-03-2017, 01:37 AM
Mike probably deserves the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully he'll straighten it out soon.

joekulele
07-03-2017, 10:27 AM
Mike probably deserves the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully he'll straighten it out soon.

Agree. Mike is top shelf. Make sure you check your junk/spam mail just in case. He does have a slightly confusing, non-traditional way of filling e-orders. He also has several email addresses. I got this off his site All Things Ukulele. Hope it helps.
Questions regarding any Ukulele resource please email TheUkuleleMan2012@hotmail.com

Ukebottom
07-05-2017, 11:16 AM
Agree. Mike is top shelf. Make sure you check your junk/spam mail just in case. He does have a slightly confusing, non-traditional way of filling e-orders. He also has several email addresses. I got this off his site All Things Ukulele. Hope it helps.
Questions regarding any Ukulele resource please email TheUkuleleMan2012@hotmail.com

That's the email address I've been using...no answer to several tries. Thought the same thing, that he might be sick or away, but he's been advertising ebooks since I placed the order. Who knows...Ill keep trying.

Booli
07-05-2017, 12:31 PM
That's the email address I've been using...no answer to several tries. Thought the same thing, that he might be sick or away, but he's been advertising ebooks since I placed the order. Who knows...Ill keep trying.

Maybe he needs to hire someone to respond to emails and to facilitate orders?

bearbike137
07-05-2017, 01:00 PM
Mike probably deserves the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully he'll straighten it out soon.

I don't think anyone who accepts other people's money for a service or product deserves the "benefit of the doubt". Except in the rarest of circumstances, there is no reasonable excuse for going dark on your customers.

Choirguy
07-05-2017, 07:26 PM
I don't think anyone who accepts other people's money for a service or product deserves the "benefit of the doubt". Except in the rarest of circumstances, there is no reasonable excuse for going dark on your customers.

In my opinion (that's what it is), I have seen this thread come back a couple of times just in the last month. I think there is a concern for Mike's health in general, as his appearance in his videos has changed a lot, and tied with missing orders, people ask, "Is he okay?"

I know that I have watched a few of his videos and picked up some techniques from those videos. I think it is very easy to feel connected (and concerned about) someone that you have never met but that has had an impact on your life.

And as for irritation about a missing order, that makes sense, too, as we just want what we paid for--and perhaps an explanation if it comes late. It sounds as if a few people have received nothing, and then have had to go to PayPal or their credit card company for a refund.

I guess that Ukulele Mike doesn't need to be on Ukulele Underground, but considering that this must generate some income for him, it would behoove him (I have not used that word in a long time) to stop by and do a search on his name in the forums. Take Mainland and The Ukulele Site as further examples...over time I have seen a couple of complaints about each company--but then you see the owners get involved and solve problems.

Incidentally, during the last round of this topic, I sent an e-mail to that e-mail address informing the receipient that there has been some discussion about non-delivery of digital items after purchase, and suggested that they review the Ukulele Underground Forums to be aware of the issue. I never received a response of any kind.

good_uke_boy
07-06-2017, 05:03 AM
That's the email address I've been using...no answer to several tries. Thought the same thing, that he might be sick or away, but he's been advertising ebooks since I placed the order. Who knows...Ill keep trying.

I bought some of Ukulele Mike's arrangements when I first started playing around 2012. I had some success communicating with him by email using: mike@ukulelemikelynch.com

SoloRule
07-06-2017, 05:17 AM
That's the same email I received reply from him
One time he thought he sent me the book but it was still sitting in his out box
He rushed back home to re send !
May be he is on holiday

EDW
07-06-2017, 05:24 AM
I don't think anyone who accepts other people's money for a service or product deserves the "benefit of the doubt". Except in the rarest of circumstances, there is no reasonable excuse for going dark on your customers.

At the same time, when it is a one person operation, sometimes life gets in the way. You never know when someone or family has health issues or other circumstances which can cause everything else to fall by the wayside.

bearbike137
07-06-2017, 05:29 AM
At the same time, when it is a one person operation, sometimes life gets in the way. You never know when someone or family has health issues or other circumstances which can cause everything else to fall by the wayside.

Well, it appears he uploaded a couple of videos to his youtube channel 2 days ago, and "Liked" a Strawberry picking video 3 days ago...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyAlwTH-8IRI5Kct453TL-A

ksiegel
07-06-2017, 09:20 AM
Mike just uploaded (less than an hour before I posted this) a video with his Duke Kahanamoku Martin Uke, and he mentioned that he goes to a Dialysis Center a few times a weeks....

That in itself is a major clue to what is going on with him.

You might want to keep trying to contact him.



-Kurt

quiltingshirley
07-06-2017, 10:10 AM
A week or so ago I got an email from Mike saying he was having server problems. He'd said to hang in he was trying to get it fixed or something like that. I think it was emails and such.

JoeJazz2000
08-26-2017, 07:17 AM
I have Mike's chord melody books, and his earlier fingerstyle book. He's always responded promptly and courteously and linked me to the books I bought. I find his arrangements approachable and readily playable. I hope his health allows him to continue his uke activities, and that open issues with orders are resolved. He's a great resource to the ukulele community.

Joe

Santa
08-26-2017, 02:06 PM
Tried to contact him via his web site about a week ago, indicated I was interested in his books, so far no response.:(

krubby
08-26-2017, 02:59 PM
I don't know much about him at all, just out of curiosity from this thread I looked him up and he has a new youtube video post for a book just 7 days ago for what it's worth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn15mMKpPos

Choirguy
08-26-2017, 06:49 PM
He is still out there..I bought the first chord melody book not too long and and will be buying others. That said, he has stated on a video that he is undergoing dialysis, and that is difficult. He also has stated that he is working on chord melody book 5.

Santa
08-26-2017, 09:49 PM
I understand what your saying, however I'm a little reluctant to transfer $70 by Paypal to his account when there has been no response to my inquiry.

Yes I do like his teaching style, and really would like his series of books.:(

Santa
12-18-2017, 11:45 AM
Has anyone heard more about Mike? I note he is still prominent on YouTube.

Would still like to order his books.:(

Choirguy
12-18-2017, 01:21 PM
I have ordered chord melody books 1-3 and the Christmas chord melody book somewhat recently. No problems. Well, I did not receive the chord melody book and sent a follow up e-mail and I heard back right away.

There are some really nice arrangements in the books—and enough material to start learning how to make your own chord melodies in a similar style.

He released chord melody book 5 not too long ago.

I also love that the chord melodies show traditional and tab notation.

mm stan
12-20-2017, 04:58 PM
I heard in the past, i don't know if it's true or if it's still done the same way..that someone else was handling it for him

wildfire070
12-21-2017, 05:46 AM
I've ordered his books before and never had an issue. I didn't know he had released chord melody book 5 until someone posted about it in this thread. I just ordered it at 9am and an hour later got the email with the ebook.

Nickie
01-03-2018, 03:44 AM
I do know that, working as a nurse, I discovered that dialysis treatments are very tiring. And most people go 3 times a week.

Mike did pass away, there is a whole 'nother thread here now.
Godspeed Ukulele Mike.