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mds725
04-20-2011, 04:29 PM
Aloha, Mike. I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems. I know that your problems must be serious for you to have taken the drastic step of closing your eBay store, and I'm praying for your recovery.

I'm the guy who emailed you while I was in Honolulu about a week ago about buying ukuleles for my nephews in the Boston area. I ended up finding what they wanted at your eBay store, so I ordered the ukuleles there to save you the trouble of waiting for me to come to your home to buy them from you there.

People on Ukulele Underground have been saying that you've asked people with outstanding orders from your eBay store to contact you with details so that you can fill their orders. I tried to send a PM, but your mailbox is full. I also sent an email, but I was concerned that since you're having problems with AOL, you probably won't get it. Since you've been visiting the UU forums, I thought I would post here in the hopes that you would see it. I also thought that others might be able to communicate with you by posting here as well. The idea is NOT to embarass you or anything -- like many people at UU, I've bought several ukuleles from you and think the world of you as a great guy, ukulele seller, and representative of the ukulele community. Using the forums just seemed like the best way to contact you, given your current communication limitations.

(Mods: if you think this post is inappropriate, please accept my deepest apologies and delete this thread. Thank you.)

These are the items I bought on April 12 from your eBay store:

1. #330552471772 - Red makala dolphin soprano starter with hardshell case and Kala digital tuner, $84.95
2. #370501157536 - Makala concert ukulele starter with harshell case, chordfinder book and pitchpipe, high G string, $109.95
3. #370500814121 - Kala KC-02 tuner, $19.95

I paid $236.80 ($214.85 + $21.95 shipping) using PayPal on April 13. I was wondering if you had been able to ship these items yet or if you're still able to ship them. If you can't ship them, it's perfectly okay, and I'll ask PayPal for a refund. Pease just let me know so I can buy the ukuleles somewhere else.

Mahalos and my deepest hope that you regain your health soon.

Mark
mds0725@yahoo.com

Maiyah888
04-20-2011, 04:34 PM
I'm also holding the vision of your quick recovery, Mike. And looking forward to hearing how to proceed.

fabioponta
04-20-2011, 04:52 PM
I'm in the same situation.
I sent an email with all the following data, and with my address.
I send this payment on your paypal: US$ 341.30 USD
ITEMS:
- Ukulele Pono concert satin finish w / pu
- Lightweight concert case
-shipping costs to Brazil,
Paypal Transaction #5WW74169N1174920T

Date: 11 Apr 2011

Fabio Pontarolo
fabio.pontarolo@gmail.com

Kanaka916
04-20-2011, 05:22 PM
I hope this is a good idea. I can empathize with everyone who has made purchases with MGM. To keep things in a somewhat orderly fashion, please use this thread for open transactions with Mike and this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?45639-MGM-has-closed...) for any and all well wishes to Mike. Please include transaction numbers, item descriptions and other necessary info regarding your order. Hopefully this matter will be resolved in a timely manner and to everyone's satisfaction.


I only know what he's told me via eBay messages, email and posted on the forum. I got an answer last night via email that Michael needed my address to ship a $400. uke I bought from him last week. If he ships it great, it looks like a nice uke, but if he can't I'll go into PayPal eventually and request a refund. At this point I personally prefer to be patient and let him do what he can do because it's just a uke. Life throws curve balls and sometimes we all just need to chill, say ok, and be grateful for what we have; just go to YouTube and look at the videos from Japan for some perspective.

He has requested on the forum that people who have won eBay auctions please forward their information about who they are and what they bought and where to ship, since eBay has suspended his store due to problems with possibly someone else having hacked his info. PayPal payment receipts and a polite email from buyers would be helpful to him right now. Angry upset people will not be. That's all I'm saying. If everyone forwards their info, then he can try to sort out the last of his sales. The people most upset seem to be new to UU or young. People who have been around the uke forums awhile and who have dealt with MGM know that he has always been all about great customer service.

He has posted here about new phone troubles and online access problems. Below is a copy and paste from the email he sent me, it looks like he sent it from his phone and posted it on one of the other forums:

Original Post By: musicguymic Date: 4/20/2011 1:39:37 AM
It is with my deepest rgret that i have to annouce that due to mounting health bills and unablitltity to play due to carpel tunnel and increaIung liver desese i will need to closed and stopping wrrk as of immmediatel.y I thanks the many who have suported me and my headway into hor ukes are sold now interent wise has benn imptoved by my ideas. I am not having a large esate sell off Those are for my siblings, please refrain from asking for list of items i have sold most of my inventory off to others already and will try to get rest i do however have some high end ukes readdy to ship that were ordered but ebay has made it as i no longer get have adresses to send tme to. If you have bought a colored pineapple sunday, scepres ,naoles and a kamaka please email me so i can get them to you... Again Thanks to all

mds725
04-22-2011, 08:49 AM
UPDATE: I just received an email from eBay indicating that the stuff I bought from Mike last week was shipped this morning. So apparently, if you can let Mike know what you bought from him, he may still be able to send it to you. I'm totally amazed that as ill as he is, Mike is still doing his best to be the great guy and reliable seller he's always been. Many Mahalos to you, Mike, along with lots of Aloha and prayers that you beat your health issues.

Teek
04-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Mike is doing his very best! I got a ship notice yesterday.

I think it's a good idea for anyone who has ordered something to post here that items have shipped or been received so other buyers can see he's following through to the bast of his ability with regards to eBay and PayPal difficulties on top of his health issues.

Maiyah888
04-22-2011, 10:26 AM
I received my Soprano Makala Dolphin today which I ordered 4/13/2011!

Harpergr
04-22-2011, 10:41 AM
I had the terrible timing of ordering from Mike just before he was forced to close down his store on eBay. I have yet to receive my order, but in the hope that it helps Mike, here's what it was:

Item number: 370501402255

KALA BRAND NEWEST MODEL TENOR UKULELE!
NEW EXOTIC SERIES FLAME MAHOGANY!
KA TEM
KC-02 Tuner
FREE CASE

I paid on April 13 via PayPal. I can provide shipping and contact information to Mike if he is having technical problems preventing him from accessing that already sent. And since I am now a member of UU, I can be contacted here.

I hope Mike recovers quickly and completely and I wish him Mahalo and Aloha!

elgooch808
04-22-2011, 11:39 AM
Mike sorry to hear you are having health problems. I did not know that. I paid on APR 11th for a Riptide concert uke with a case. I live in Kailua so I can Pick up if need be. I tried contacting you via email and Ebay but haven't gotten a response. My Ebay ID is el_gooch.

MGM
04-22-2011, 02:02 PM
Most alll of these sent yestderday or today As I entioned modt will not get yracking sirry

23skidoo
04-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Mike- posted this in another thread, but wanted to make sure you see it....


As one who posted negative feedback, I'm sorry. I received the shipping e-mail from ebay the day after I posted it - looking forward to my first uke arriving any day. I also discovered this wonderful forum and website yesterday, found out the reality of your situation and what you're going through. Many apologies - I never would have posted the feedback if I'd known the whole story. Not only my first uke, but also my first ebay purchase, so I'm not sure how the process works, but just let me know how I can revise the negative feedback. I feel bad for kicking you when it's obvious you're trying to do the right thing against increasing obstacles.

I sent messages to the other buyers who left negative feedback with links to this forum so they can see the breadth of love for you and your good business in this community. Hopefully it will go a little way to making things better for you.

Like I said, looking forward to the ukulele. I've played guitar for fifteen years and can't wait to get my hands on it. Looking forward to learning much from the folks at UU and here at the forum....

Bill (23skidoooo on ebay)

fabioponta
04-22-2011, 02:59 PM
Most alll of these sent yestderday or today As I entioned modt will not get yracking sirry

Without the tracking number we could really have a real problem ahead.

Orders usually arrive here in Brazil quickly (7 days), but the federal customs release takes too long to emit taxes (up to 40 days for products over U$500, shipping costs included!). So I bought some ukes of MGM (My koaloha soprano, for example by circa U$554 w/shipping costs) take almost two months to be delivered at home (bought on mid January'11 and arrived on mid of March'11).
Some ukes under U$500 w/shipping costs (in the case of MC Pono I'm waiting now) can take less, dropping to about 25 days in the Federal customs (35 days to arrives at home).

As the deadline for collecting the Paypal claim is 30 days, I hope to receive before the deadline in order to withdraw the complaint. Be sure that I will do that, and I'll post a youtube video of opening the box upon arrival here in UU.

All the best,
Fabio Pontarolo

Wolf2049
04-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Hey mike,

I purchased a Kala KA C Concert uke abou a month and a half ago (#250779041114). I know you had said there was a mistake, and I had asked for a refund. Unfortunately, nothing has gone through as of yet, so if you are able to check on it, I would appreciate it. At this point, I would be happy with whatever you are able to do.

I am deeply sorry to hear about your health, and I offer my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Mahalo,
Bill (Hokie2049)

thmslbrt
04-22-2011, 04:27 PM
Hi Mike,

Best wishes on your recovery. I sent you an email with my order details the other day but I thought I'd include them here as well to be safe.

Item: Flamed mahogany Kala Tenor Ukulele (low G setup)
including Kala KC-02 tuner and hardshell padded case

Item number: #330553242736
Price: $179.00 + $54.00 shipping to Australia
Total Price: $233.00 (paid with Paypal on April 15 2011)
Paypal Transaction ID: #2M883434KU559072C

Thanks very much,
Tom Albert

SoulSacrifice
04-22-2011, 07:44 PM
Aloha Mike,
First of all I would like to say that i wish a speedy recovery because from what i've read on this post, you're an honorable man. I sent you an email with the details of the transaction but at this point i'd imagine the email is not working. If it is and i'm repeatedly posting i do apologize, my intention is not to stress you anymore, but perhaps one less item to trouble you with, since the posts seem to show you stressing about the problems with AOL, Paypal, and Ebay. You really shouldn't stress so much at a time like this, but i guess that's just the kind of person you are, always getting the job done with little regard to the circumstance.

So here goes the info

Item: Ohana Longneck CK-35L Concert Solid Ukulele Mahogany w/ case
Item#: 330551856832
Price: $249.95 w/ free shipping
Total Price: $249.95
Payment Transaction ID: 3YR84509WX5258105

The payment (PAYPAL) was made April 10, 2011 at 21:37:14 PDT

Once again my intention is not to stress you anymore so if the item has already been shipped, i do apologize, since as i stated i do not know at this point whether your AOL account is working.

Once again i hope for a speedy recovery

-Vicente

ryanle
04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
PURCHASED APRIL 11

Flame mahogany Kala Tenor Ukulele KA TEM cs tuner (with case)
330551904027 - Price: US $179.00+shipping = $197.95

Paid via PayPal

message me with questions. HOPE YOU GET BETTER MIC!

23skidoo
04-23-2011, 10:26 AM
MGM-

Many thanks! My beautiful Kala uke just arrived, looks great, everything as promised.

I've played guitar for years and I've been teaching my seven year old daughter a bit on a small scale Squier Stratocaster - she's the one who really piqued my interest and got me to pull the trigger on getting our first uke. She's already in love, playing a few chords, picking out the songs we've been working on. Not sure how much I'm actually going to get to play it!

Thanks again, Mike. I appreciate the service despite your difficulties and sorry again about the confusion.... be well.

dangerdavies
04-29-2011, 11:47 AM
Hey Mike,

So sorry to hear about your illness.

I found this thread from eBay. Here are my transaction details if they will help in any way.

Item# 250803490320
MAKALA TENOR UKULELE MGM Setup w aquilas mk-t LOW G
Bought April 17, 2011 - $79.95/$14.95 S&H
eBay name: missicarin
Paypal Transaction ID: #097949524Y1857242

Best wishes from Nashville, TN,

Dangerdavies

Teek
04-30-2011, 12:01 AM
Dangerdavies, I bought a uke from Michael a couple of days before you and got it a couple of days ago so hang in there. He put in a general note about ukes and their care and also that he was moving locations. He hasn't posted on FaceBook except to say he is too sick and so will miss the NY uke fest. He appears to still be shipping stuff and catching up.

Bill in post 13, if there was some kind of error and you were not refunded for certain, if you paid on your credit card or credit card through PayPal, you might want to dispute it, if all you wanted was your money back. Call the # on your credit card and tell them you want to open a dispute.

I would suggest that anyone posting in this thread post back if you receive your uke, and also re-post if you haven't to keep the thread active so if Michael pops in he can see it.

Michael we are wishing you well!

Furyan
04-30-2011, 12:38 AM
Paid for my uke on 6 April, status changed on eBay to 'shipped' on 16 April. Nothing has arrived yet though. :(

I'm a patient guy, but I'm getting a little scared after 24 days.

fromthee2me
04-30-2011, 03:51 AM
Hi Michael, and thank you UU for setting this up. The uke that I ordered, was not on purchased via any of Mike's E-bay pages at the time.
I ordered a uke, Koaloha KSM-03, and will include my correspondence with Mike as well as the confirmation of Pay Pal that I paid for the order. The invoice was slightly more than the price quoted, but that was for the stickers that I requested. If you have posted, I can wait. Many thanks .

From: Musicguymics Room(Musicguymic@aol.com)
To: (japoofry@gmail.com)
Amount: $666.00 USD
Status: Paid
Date Requested: 16 Mar 2011 Subject:
PayPal money request from Musicguymics Room


musicguymic@aol.com
<musicguymic@aol.com> Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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Great thank you. We will ship asap. I get a bunch of these in a few days and will ship the prettiest


musicguymic@aol.com
<musicguymic@aol.com> Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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okay my mistake i had a extra letter in email request uke is 610 plus 50.00 shipping comes with case tuner stickers as requested and songbook

> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 8:41 PM, <musicguymic@aol.com> wrote:
>> i sent a paypal money request Please check your email

musicguymic@aol.com
<musicguymic@aol.com> Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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Great thank you. We will ship asap. I get a bunch of these in a few days and will ship the prettiest

------Original Message------
From: Sassieverassie
To: musicguymic@aol.com
ReplyTo: japoofry@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Koaloha KSM-03> wrote:
> okay my mistake i had a extra letter in email request uke is 610 plus
> 50.00 shipping comes with case tuner stickers as requested and songbook


-----Original Message-----
From: Sassieverassie <japoofry@gmail.com>
To: musicguymic <musicguymic@aol.com>
Sent: Wed, Mar 16, 2011 11:50 am
Subject: Re:
Hi Michael, I am in my paypal account, and I do not see an amount, an
invoice or a request??? I am a little bit new to all this ?? In the
past you would give me an invoice etc, and I cannot find your
invoice..... Will stay online to read your reply. 20h45 local time
here.

Maiyah888
05-01-2011, 10:41 AM
Dear Mike,

Thanks for sending me shipping info on the White Sparkle Dolphin and Blue Metallic Dolphin Beginner Kit.

I look forward to receiving them in the next few days!

Again, holding the vision of your healing in all things.

mm stan
05-01-2011, 11:32 AM
My eyes watered for all the Aloha and love being displayed..

sbryant
05-02-2011, 08:11 AM
Hi Mike,

Sorry to hear of your illness and wish you a speedy recovery! I ordered the following item from you on April 14, 2001:

Item # 370501157536
makala by Kala concert Ukulele Starter MK-C Low G
Price $109.95
Shipping $18.95
Total $128.90
Paypal receipt # 5197-7721-8687-7656 (payment date 4-14-11)

Shipping address:
Steven Bryant
1119 Ridgelynn Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63124

God's blessings to you Mike, Steve

dangerdavies
05-02-2011, 10:12 AM
Just an update to note I received a shipping notice through eBay on Saturday. Thanks, MGM. Hope all is getting better for you and yours. You are obviously a well-respected and beloved member of the ukulele community and I can't wait to get my tenor! Very excited. :)

Thank you again.

MGM
05-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Aloha all.....except for a few ka c......alll out and a LT BLUE makala9 want a different color?) and alll items have shippped except nine more going out tomorrow hopefully if i feel good enough. I woulfd like to thank alll who were patient as it is hard to work when seriuosly ill nd also whwen ebay and opaypal do not resnond quickly nor give adddreses for almost a week almost on wherto send ukes.... fabio and heidi your items have shipppeed by th way and i know they are far away olaces. On a very impotant issue note MANY I MEAN MANY...... HAVE NO GOTTEN REFUNDS AND THEN THEIR UKES HAVE ARRIVED.9late of course due to sicknesss this is causing a big logistal problem for ebay paypal an of course me. NOW OVER 40 OR SO HAVE THER UKEW AND REFUNDS AND THEY ARE NOT AALL 60.000 UKES SOME ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. SNCE PAYPAL HAS SHUT DOWN FOR ME YOU CANNOT JUST SEND MONEY BACK TO PAYPAL. I HONESTLY HOPE YOU WHO HAVE BOTH UKE AND MONEY RFUND EITHER RETURN THE MONEY OR UKE TO ME. YOU WOULD NOW HAVE TO MAIL A CHECK TO Michael Aratani, 46-483 haiku plantations drive, kaneohe, hawaii 96744 do NOT write to check to musicguymic as i have closed that acccount... Make it to Michael Aratani I truly hope people are honest enough s i am having enough stress and trouble without now money being taeken and the ukulelel also. Mahalo for those who stilll havent received theirs please email me as i am no longer able to see any off ebay transaction and have no idea what anybody bought off ebay.....I AM ALSO NOT ABLE TO GET ON TO PAYPAL..........NEXT TIME PEOPLE read alll the fine print on those i agree things so many just check off LOVE AND ALOHA MGM tHOSE WHO MUST FILE WITH PAYPAL PLEASE DO AS THEY WILL PQAY YOU IF YOU DID NOT RECIEVE YOUR ITEM.......I AM SORRY ND WISH I HAD A MILLIO TO MAKE ALL HAPPPY BUY FINANCES ARE VERY TOUGH AT THIS TIME HOWEVER I AM GONORABLE AND HAVE MADE PAYMENT AGREEMENTS AND WILL NOT FILE BANKRUPTCY. also rememeber Liver desease causes high Ammonia levels which affect brain memory and function and sometimes i forget things

deezukes
05-04-2011, 12:26 AM
I hope those who got refunds and the ukes do the right thing. MGM - take care and hope you are able to relax and recover now. You should really have someone else do your shipments and such as your health is more important right now than anything.

Plainsong
05-04-2011, 03:58 AM
If anyone here is found to have gotten a uke and kept their money, that should be an automatic banhammer. I'm just sayin'.

Kanaka916
05-04-2011, 05:20 AM
I hope those who got both a uke and a refund have the common decency and honesty to return one or the other. Hey Mike, Mahalos for replying to this thread. Hopefully all the transactions are done . . . that way you can take it easy and get better. My thoughts and prayers are with you. A Hui Hou. Brah!

fromthee2me
05-04-2011, 06:48 AM
I got a reply from Michael today after he advised to contact him via e-mail on this thread.
I am chuffed, and gratefull for this, to Michael and secondly to UU for allowing comms with Michael.
From his answering service, I understand that he is still doing what he does best (sell ukes),
and I guess Michael more than likely needs business to pay the doctor bills.
If you know what type of uke you want, Email Michael, and he'll reply via e-mail as to what he can do for you.(quote)
My previous deals with Michael went through the Postal system, and after you've paid VAT in the country that you reside, you get your parcel.
A uke sale often includes a tuner, a styrofoam covered case, and a book..... Give it some thought.






musicguymic@aol.com <musicguymic@aol.com> Wed, May 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM

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IT WS MAILED O OVER A EEK AGO I WILL TR AND FIND TRACKING AS WE HAD TO DO ALL LABELS BY HAND DUE TO PAYPAL TAKING ALL MY CRDS ON OLD

v30
05-04-2011, 07:03 AM
Well if he's still selling and needing money for medical bills......maybe UU could help set something up? I'm sure there are pleny of folks on here who need an excuse to buy another uke and would go out of their way to help out MGM.

mds725
05-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Aloha, Michael,

I'm the person who started this thread. it was my hope that it might help you to have a central place for people to remind you of what they had ordered after you had lost access to your eBay store and your AOL email account. I hope having this thread here has been helpful, or at least has dome done more good than harm. I also hope that you are feeling better and overcoming your health issues.

I'm writing because I was informed by eBay in an email message on April 22 that my order of two ukulele starter packages and a Kala tuner had been shipped. However, my sister told me today that these items have not yet arrived at her house yet in Reading, MA, which is where they were shipped to. I thought that they'd have gotten there by now.

To help remind you of what I ordered, these are the items I bought on April 12 from your eBay store:

1. #330552471772 - Red makala dolphin soprano starter with hardshell case and Kala digital tuner, $84.95
2. #370501157536 - Makala concert ukulele starter (re-entrant G) with harshell case, chordfinder book and pitchpipe, $109.95
3. #370500814121 - Kala KC-02 tuner, $19.95

I know that you didn't provide tracking numbers because of problems you were having with PayPal and because you had so m jch stuff to ship at one time, but I was wondering if there was any way to check on what might have happened with the shipping of this order. I know you are very busy and not feeling well. I appreciate any time you can give to helping me with this problem. Please let me know if you need the shipping address again by sending me a PM or an email at mds0725@yahoo.com.

Mahalos and blessings!

greg_usa
05-06-2011, 08:51 AM
Hi Mic –
I’m truly sorry to hear that you’re not well.

To refresh your memory, I purchased the Kala KCG CT for my brother for the ebay store price of $312.95.
I paid an additional $60 to upgrade from the free case to the the alligator case which you said would be drop-shipping separately from California.
The uke shipped and has been received but I have never received the case.

When I followed up you said it was on back order and could be shipping in about 30 days or you could refund my money.
I asked to just ship the case when it was back in stock but had received no response since.

Please let me know the best course of action. Feel free to private message me on this forum. I also sent an email to your aol address.
Details on the order are below. Please let me know if you need any other info.

God Bless – and hope you’re able to get well soon.


Description Unit price Qty Amount
Kala KA KCG CT Koa Cedartop Concert Ukulele gloss cs
Item# 330541328793 $312.95 USD 1 $312.95 USD

Shipping and handling $0.00 USD
Insurance - not offered ----
Total $372.95 USD
Payment $372.95 USD

greg_usa
05-06-2011, 09:18 AM
Thank you for posting the number. Just was on the phone with Mic for about 15 minutes. He is shipping out my case today. I'm so sad to hear how ill he's been and even sadder to hear that his staff at the store didn't do right by him. Not much I can say about that except that Karma is a bitch.

I was happy to hear that Mic has managed to keep his sense of humor throughout all of this and has a positive outlook.

Lastly, I hope that anyone that was refunded through pay-pal but received their product will do the right thing and send him a check. I know this was posted already - but he asked that people please don't try and get him the money back through pay-pal as they have locked him out. I'm sure anyone who hasn't done so yet, probably just doesn't know the situation. I know for one - I had no idea he was ill and was admittedly frustrated about not hearing back on my order.

God bless you Mic - thoughts and prayers with you for a speedy recovery!

Furyan
05-07-2011, 03:41 AM
Hey Michael,

I currently have a refund pending with PayPal, because my uke hasn't arrived yet (28 days and counting). But if it still arrives in the future, I want to make sure you get the money.
I can't write a check, so I was wondering if there is a bank-account I could send the money to, if needed?

Get well soon!

geetee
05-07-2011, 01:23 PM
Mike has provided his phone number 808-927-7297. Please remember that he is in Hawaii and allow for the time difference.
and his Email musicguymic@aol.com
and now his address and name to make out a check:

Aloha all.....except for a few ka c......alll out and a LT BLUE makala9 want a different color?) and alll items have shippped except nine more going out tomorrow hopefully if i feel good enough. I woulfd like to thank alll who were patient as it is hard to work when seriuosly ill nd also whwen ebay and opaypal do not resnond quickly nor give adddreses for almost a week almost on wherto send ukes.... fabio and heidi your items have shipppeed by th way and i know they are far away olaces. On a very impotant issue note MANY I MEAN MANY...... HAVE NO GOTTEN REFUNDS AND THEN THEIR UKES HAVE ARRIVED.9late of course due to sicknesss this is causing a big logistal problem for ebay paypal an of course me. NOW OVER 40 OR SO HAVE THER UKEW AND REFUNDS AND THEY ARE NOT AALL 60.000 UKES SOME ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. SNCE PAYPAL HAS SHUT DOWN FOR ME YOU CANNOT JUST SEND MONEY BACK TO PAYPAL. I HONESTLY HOPE YOU WHO HAVE BOTH UKE AND MONEY RFUND EITHER RETURN THE MONEY OR UKE TO ME. YOU WOULD NOW HAVE TO MAIL A CHECK TO Michael Aratani, 46-483 haiku plantations drive, kaneohe, hawaii 96744 do NOT write to check to musicguymic as i have closed that acccount... Make it to Michael Aratani I truly hope people are honest enough s i am having enough stress and trouble without now money being taeken and the ukulelel also. Mahalo for those who stilll havent received theirs please email me as i am no longer able to see any off ebay transaction and have no idea what anybody bought off ebay.....I AM ALSO NOT ABLE TO GET ON TO PAYPAL..........NEXT TIME PEOPLE read alll the fine print on those i agree things so many just check off LOVE AND ALOHA MGM tHOSE WHO MUST FILE WITH PAYPAL PLEASE DO AS THEY WILL PQAY YOU IF YOU DID NOT RECIEVE YOUR ITEM.......I AM SORRY ND WISH I HAD A MILLIO TO MAKE ALL HAPPPY BUY FINANCES ARE VERY TOUGH AT THIS TIME HOWEVER I AM GONORABLE AND HAVE MADE PAYMENT AGREEMENTS AND WILL NOT FILE BANKRUPTCY. also rememeber Liver desease causes high Ammonia levels which affect brain memory and function and sometimes i forget things
Mike is doing the right thing. To those who received their ukulele and a refund, so should you.

Vicious.Vaz
05-24-2011, 09:30 AM
Hey Mike,

Very sorry to hear about your condition. Hope your situation improves.
I don't want to be a bother but a few months ago I ordered a Kala KA-C with case from you for $128.95. Order # is 250774856363. I hope my order was one of the ones shipped out this month. I can provide more shipping/payment information if needed, I don't feel comfortable posting it in a public thread though, please PM me if you need extra information.

Praying for you, Mike!

mds725
05-24-2011, 06:12 PM
Hey Mike,

Very sorry to hear about your condition. Hope your situation improves.
I don't want to be a bother but a few months ago I ordered a Kala KA-C with case from you for $128.95. Order # is 250774856363. I hope my order was one of the ones shipped out this month. I can provide more shipping/payment information if needed, I don't feel comfortable posting it in a public thread though, please PM me if you need extra information.

Praying for you, Mike!

For what it's worth, I think you're likely to get a quicker response from Mike if you call him.

MGM
05-25-2011, 09:51 AM
Hey Michael,

I currently have a refund pending with PayPal, because my uke hasn't arrived yet (28 days and counting). But if it still arrives in the future, I want to make sure you get the money.
I can't write a check, so I was wondering if there is a bank-account I could send the money to, if needed?

Get well soon!

please reply to reugalr aol email i dont always have time nor strangrth to answer muc less read scery uesrins aksi sbd ebayid nimbers andid nam thanks
uou know me and editing and which these carpel tunnel things also on my hnds makes it worse lol i seem to ne inproving on my left hand though

fabioponta
05-25-2011, 12:00 PM
Just for all the world to know:
I received my Pono Concert MC-E by MGM today! Really great uke with great extras (humidifier and humidity measurer)
MGM can not send the tracking number when I bought, and I had made a complaint to Paypal after a few emails that he could not answer. I've written for MGM and I'll be sending the payment back as soon as get my credit limit on paypal.

Thanks MGM!

MGM
05-26-2011, 09:47 AM
Please again write to my regular email musicguymic@aol.com with all info as evilbay and oay has removed so man cases i dont even truly know wha has still not gone out or was missd also fake emails of people who never odrerd a thing from me are starting to come in drives recently whata sad world.

MGM
05-31-2011, 02:31 PM
Please again write to my regular email musicguymic@aol.com with all info as evilbay and oay has removed so man cases i dont even truly know wha has still not gone out or was missd also fake emails of people who never odrerd a thing from me are starting to come in drives recently whata sad world.

As a added message The employees i had to let go saying it nicely marked a whole bunch of ukes shipped and threw away all the work orders etc. trackings and postal receipts for much of april so its been diffucult as i said Email me or call the my number email my musicguymic@aol.com acccount I always can't read thru all the post doing everythig else i have to do to make things up correctly. Fabio glaad to see your uke made it told you i sent it lol

mds725
05-31-2011, 02:45 PM
Dang, Mike, that's tough that your former employees did that to you. I'm glad to see that you're catching up, and I hope your health is improving.

By the way, my nephews got their ukuleles from you and they love them. Thanks again!

smhoney79
06-02-2011, 05:32 AM
Mike! You are prayed for. My mother was in the process of getting a Kala Baritone from you and we were trying to make the last payment, but for the last few weeks your phone number has been out and our email was not answered. Now I know why! I am so sorry; no pressure. I hope we can get everything taken care of eventually, but I understand. I will send the info again to your email. God's peace to you.