I'm right there in the same boat with you. In 2014, I had Dave upgrade my machine on the recommendation of others in this forum. While at my home, he did a great job - I thought we had a good working relationship. Then in May, 2015 we were going to move to another state and I asked him what I should do to have it packed up for the movers. He offered to me to come and pack it up and that he would deliver it to me when I was ready for him to bring it. Since I thought we had a trustworthy relationship, I accepted his offer. Now, 3 years later, after many attempts to contact him and moving to yet another state (and he has my contact info that I have left messages for him numerous times), I have yet to see my machine, or to hear from him or to get the money for the sale of my machine if he has sold it.
To all of you who say this shouldn't be mentioned on this forum, I have to say, we have no other way of getting this known. There are several of us who have been slighted by Dave Jones so it's not just one person trying to slander his name. I have no qualms with his wife or his children - they've at least responded to me when inquiring of them. But this is so frustrating. And I know y'all think this needs to go to small claims court, but I don't have that kind of money to even hire a lawyer - I'm not a wealthy quilter. I started quilting for the joy of it when I've had money to buy the materials. I had to save up money to buy my used machine and then I saved up money to pay Dave to upgrade it. I don't have an endless bank account so going to court is not in the picture for me.
SO MY ADVICE TO ANYONE LOOKING TO GET WORK BY DAVE JONES - DON'T DO IT!! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN THE OTHER WAY FROM HIM BEFORE YOU EVEN ALLOW HIM TO STEP FOOT IN YOUR DIRECTION!!!