A horrible experience with him.
I arranged a deal with Kanetoyo for a Naminohira Tachi. We arranged this several weeks ago. We agreed on a price and I told him I would send him 1000 as a deposit and await better pictures (because TBH his pictures were horrible).
He sent me better pictures and I told him it looked great and I would be sending the remainder of the money asap (and got distracted with real life stuff). About 230am that same night (my time, I'm totally asleep most nights at 230am as I have a JOB that starts early...) he sent me a message "Do you buy or not? I can cancel."
He then cancelled the sale, refunded my deposit, and I woke up to that.
I then told him yes I would buy, and resent the deposit per his instructions and told him I would send the remainder of the money asap if he understood the terms of our agreement completely (the price, what I expected, that it was to be as represented or a return could be made) and was comfortable.
He said this was fine and he agreed/understood, so I sent the rest of the money and gave him my PO box to ship to because it's far more secure and will be easier for me to get ahold of the blade than my home (which I would likely miss delivery of). Not to mention it keeps some mail person from schlepping it around and possibly damaging it further.
AGAIN around 230-3am my time he sends me a message "I am not confident with this sale" etc etc because he states he can only send to paypal address that is the primary on the account.
He states that an "American charged back" against him several times. He also told me the sword had been returned once "by an American who stole koshirae."
(more on that later).
He also tries to sell me on TWO different swords including one I am sure is not his own sword (it had MARVELOUS pictures compared to the rest of what he sent me). He repeatedly tries to convince me not to buy this tachi. At this point I'm getting suspicious that he's agreed to sell it to someone else at a higher price.
I wake up AGAIN to see my money refunded except this time paypal is holding it for a week, and they've flagged my account as suspicious because there have now been several large transactions bounced back and forth from the same person.
I tell him it's FINE to send it to my home if that's what he wants to do but I tell him I'll need to wait for paypal to return the money so I can pay him again.
He says this is cool "I have been thinking over this transaction and it is okay" or similar.
I waited until *this evening* when the money was finally refunded, and told him I was ready to send it. He said he would send invoice. He then sent me a goofy video of the sword claiming it had a "very loose habaki" in which he took the sword and shifted it up and down in the handle of the shirasaya; it's clear the mekugi was not installed but he tried to claim he "didn't know why is broken" and "could not repair."
I verified that we had an agreement on all the terms and he said that I would NOT be able to return if it was not as represented.
This is in direct violation of what he told me earlier.
He says "I never accept returns."
Also in direct violation of his earlier statement of an "American" returning the sword and "stealing koshirae."
He then continues on with "Furthermore, negotiations of the return goods are tiring. I not want deal with you. Next time."
He's now discontinued any communication with me and blocked me from messaging him further.
So to summarize:
-Agreed on price for blade
-Cancelled my deposit without warning, for no reason
-Re-accepted my money, but then tried to sell me on 2 different blades in the meantime
-Cancelled my purchase AGAIN and returned money without warning, causing a week hold on funds from paypal and flagging my account
-Accepted my money a THIRD time after I waited for the funds to clear paypal refund, and then on the evening of the deal cancelled the deal a *third* time, now blocking me from further messaging because he now didn't stand behind his product and said he "never took refunds" even though he claimed earlier in our conversation the "sword was returned once by American who steal koshirae."
-Has now blocked me from commenting, reviewing, or messaging his Facebook page.
I have *never* been treated this unprofessionally in my life and the fact that he tried to sell me on several other blades, tried very hard, and then refunded and cancelled the sale on three separate occasions tells me he probably just sold it to someone else for more than I was paying and wanted to maximize his own profit.
So be advised; if you recently purchased this blade from him, this is what went down regarding it. Sad to see this guy act like a scumbag after I read some good reviews of him here and on FB.