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Hulksmashed
02-25-2010, 11:19 AM
For the most part I enjoy Bowen statues. The hulks are amazing, I like many of thier FB pieces, and the large character selection. So this is by no means a "Bowen Bashing" thread!

That being said, does anyone else feel that Bowen Designs is a bit ARCHAIC in Design? Not the product, but the company itself!! I can't think of ANY other websites that still do not have a log in system for returning customers. Especially when they offer a MEMBERSHIP!!

I would also like to point out that when you order a statue and enter a membership number and zip code you can add ANY 4 digit number and any zip code and the system will update to reflect the discounted price. Even if it isnt reflected in the final billing. This is just silly! How easy would it be to have a "sorry you have entered an invalid member number" if you put in the wrong pin? And further more....if you order something and have a membership the price reduction is reflected at final billing whether you have entered the number or not...so why bother HAVING a member number? :confused:

Last and not least, I have ordered a number of things directly from Bowen and in every case I get an e-mail from a different source/person. Making it near impossible to just check back through e-mail quickly to look at orders placed!

So, if you happen to be a Bowen spy *cough Holdyourfireal cough*....maybe you could just pass the word on to Bowen?? :monkey3

Oat Willy
02-25-2010, 11:44 AM
i think these are all pretty silly nitpicks. their ordering system and customer service, for the most part, is fine. As a member I can place an order and receive my discount just fine. as for emails, they have 2 customer service people, so any email I get from them will be from either two.

Could they make improvements...sure: I'd personally like a 10-20 day warning they will be charging my card when a statue is close to shipping, and I'd also like an email w/tracking # once the item is shipped. I'd also like a no questions asked return option/policy, just in case I recieve an item only to find out they screwed the pooch on the paint apps, which has been happening w/a lot of their pieces.

Hulksmashed
02-25-2010, 11:52 AM
i think these are all pretty silly nitpicks. their ordering system and customer service, for the most part, is fine. As a member I can place an order and receive my discount just fine. as for emails, they have 2 customer service people, so any email I get from them will be from either two.

Could they make improvements...sure: I'd personally like a 10-20 day warning they will be charging my card when a statue is close to shipping, and I'd also like an email w/tracking # once the item is shipped. I'd also like a no questions asked return option/policy, just in case I recieve an item only to find out they screwed the pooch on the paint apps, which has been happening w/a lot of their pieces.

Nah dude...a log in for order history isnt a luxery anymore, its a requirement.

Also, I have order confirmations from two different people, "noreply", "Bowen designs" and another I can't think of off the top of my head.

Also, I tried to renew my membership along with a statue and accidentally put the wrong number in. Never recieved an error message and got a "confirmation e-mail" that had a subject of "FB Juggernaut and Membership renewal" I never bothered to check it, and eventually found out the body of the e-mail said "1 x FB Juggernaut; 0 x Membership renewal" and that was it. No explaination at all. Almost missed out on price reductions as a result!

ink
02-25-2010, 01:22 PM
no comment :rotfl

wookielovin
02-25-2010, 01:53 PM
For the most part I enjoy Bowen statues. The hulks are amazing, I like many of thier FB pieces, and the large character selection. So this is by no means a "Bowen Bashing" thread!

That being said, does anyone else feel that Bowen Designs is a bit ARCHAIC in Design? Not the product, but the company itself!! I can't think of ANY other websites that still do not have a log in system for returning customers. Especially when they offer a MEMBERSHIP!!

I would also like to point out that when you order a statue and enter a membership number and zip code you can add ANY 4 digit number and any zip code and the system will update to reflect the discounted price. Even if it isnt reflected in the final billing. This is just silly! How easy would it be to have a "sorry you have entered an invalid member number" if you put in the wrong pin? And further more....if you order something and have a membership the price reduction is reflected at final billing whether you have entered the number or not...so why bother HAVING a member number? :confused:

Last and not least, I have ordered a number of things directly from Bowen and in every case I get an e-mail from a different source/person. Making it near impossible to just check back through e-mail quickly to look at orders placed!

So, if you happen to be a Bowen spy *cough Holdyourfireal cough*....maybe you could just pass the word on to Bowen?? :monkey3

I disagree, Bowen has formed a company and process that works for them who are you to say they need to fix certain things about there company. It not like people are getting burned or there putting out crappy products. (do you have stock options?) Also every company has there own way of dealling with things, i know business owners that still rely on paper and pen receipts! Yeah its caveman style of thinking but there business is running and there making money.

ambasah
02-25-2010, 02:35 PM
compared to gentle giant they are stellar.

Hulksmashed
02-25-2010, 03:08 PM
I disagree, Bowen has formed a company and process that works for them who are you to say they need to fix certain things about there company. It not like people are getting burned or there putting out crappy products. (do you have stock options?) Also every company has there own way of dealling with things, i know business owners that still rely on paper and pen receipts! Yeah its caveman style of thinking but there business is running and there making money.

well...I guess you're right! I should just be happy that they provide pictures of thier products and not cave drawings.

I would imagine that these business owners that rely on paper and pen reciepts don't do much in the way of online sales though. If Bowen has a walk in store I retract my statement. If he is exclusively online then there is no excuse! That would be like having a walk in store and keeping the door locked cause it was too much work to open it up!

Oat Willy
02-25-2010, 04:45 PM
Bowen is primarily a company that markets and sells it's products through the regular distribution chain, but also, secondary to that, offers direct sales to their fans. As such, I think they do a pretty good job. Sideshow is the opposite...they are set up mainly as a direct to the fans sales company, that also distributes to shops through the distribution chain, but they are primarily a direct to consumers company. So you can't really compare the two in terms of website setup and ordering etc. it's apples to oranges

Hulksmashed
02-25-2010, 04:58 PM
Bowen is primarily a company that markets and sells it's products through the regular distribution chain, but also, secondary to that, offers direct sales to their fans. As such, I think they do a pretty good job. Sideshow is the opposite...they are set up mainly as a direct to the fans sales company, that also distributes to shops through the distribution chain, but they are primarily a direct to consumers company. So you can't really compare the two in terms of website setup and ordering etc. it's apples to oranges

While that is a good point, I would argue that Bowen is offering more and more website exclusives and membership exclusives. Makes me think they are trying to get more direct business and would be greatly helped by a user friendly website.

Again I would like to point out that I buy from Bowen! I've never had an issue, its just never been an especially wonderful experience. How much time do people spend on the Sideshow website, even when they arent looking to order something?

If Sideshow and Bowen were walk in stores, i just have this picture that Sideshow would be a 5th avenue, New York shop, and Bowen would be standing on a street corner selling all his crap out of a carboard box.

civiclx
02-25-2010, 05:13 PM
While that is a good point, I would argue that Bowen is offering more and more website exclusives and membership exclusives. Makes me think they are trying to get more direct business and would be greatly helped by a user friendly website.

Again I would like to point out that I buy from Bowen! I've never had an issue, its just never been an especially wonderful experience. How much time do people spend on the Sideshow website, even when they arent looking to order something?

If Sideshow and Bowen were walk in stores, i just have this picture that Sideshow would be a 5th avenue, New York shop, and Bowen would be standing on a street corner selling all his crap out of a carboard box.

but that's not to bash Bowen:lol

ink
02-25-2010, 05:20 PM
While that is a good point, I would argue that Bowen is offering more and more website exclusives and membership exclusives. Makes me think they are trying to get more direct business and would be greatly helped by a user friendly website.

Again I would like to point out that I buy from Bowen! I've never had an issue, its just never been an especially wonderful experience. How much time do people spend on the Sideshow website, even when they arent looking to order something?

If Sideshow and Bowen were walk in stores, i just have this picture that Sideshow would be a 5th avenue, New York shop, and Bowen would be standing on a street corner selling all his crap out of a carboard box.

BD is offering more site exclusives b/c their ES runs have gone to poo :rotfl

Mesa
02-25-2010, 05:27 PM
maybe another captain america statue will make things better......

ink
02-25-2010, 05:28 PM
maybe another captain america statue will make things better......

or perhaps an ironman or hulk? :monkey1

Hulksmashed
02-25-2010, 06:36 PM
but that's not to bash Bowen:lol

No actually it isnt. The venue of sale doesnt need to have a reflection on quality of merchandise. Im simply saying that if he took that box and put his product in a 5th avenue store he would do better then he already is!

Hulksmashed
02-25-2010, 06:40 PM
or perhaps an ironman or hulk? :monkey1

Ha, bring on more hulks!

emceerice
02-25-2010, 09:46 PM
I have to agree...saying "they found a process that works, so they stick to it" is a little silly. Personally, I have found myself not ordering from their site because the process is too arduous.

daikkenaurora
02-25-2010, 10:05 PM
I have to agree...saying "they found a process that works, so they stick to it" is a little silly. Personally, I have found myself not ordering from their site because the process is too arduous.

Order from the site $175 .... Order from ebay $115.63.

traylorc
02-26-2010, 01:41 PM
I disagree, Bowen has formed a company and process that works for them who are you to say they need to fix certain things about there company. It not like people are getting burned or there putting out crappy products. (do you have stock options?) Also every company has there own way of dealling with things, i know business owners that still rely on paper and pen receipts! Yeah its caveman style of thinking but there business is running and there making money.

I would like to think that if Bowen himself were to stumble upon this thread and read the OP's comments he would take the constructive criticism to heart and not adopt a defensive attitude.

What self respecting businessperson would not like to hear feedback on how they can improve a customer's overall experience in their store or on their website??

Happy customers make frequent purchases, unhappy customers look for alternatives.

Over the past few years on line retailing has become a more popular option with consumers. The last thing any online retailer wants if for customers to perceive that negotiating their website is "slow", "clunky", "confusing" or a general pain in the butt. There are simply too many online competitors in today's environment.

wookielovin
02-26-2010, 01:54 PM
but why would you post on a complaints on a SS thread.??! Why wouldn't you send Bowen and email directly... Rather then start a thread at some random website, and rant how crappy there technology is without bowen to be around.

When people complain about SS products they go and ask dusty directly Or post in a thread here. where sideshow is active.

daikkenaurora
02-26-2010, 02:04 PM
I would like to think that if Bowen himself were to stumble upon this thread and read the OP's comments he would take the constructive criticism to heart and not adopt a defensive attitude.

What self respecting businessperson would not like to hear feedback on how they can improve a customer's overall experience in their store or on their website??

Happy customers make frequent purchases, unhappy customers look for alternatives.

Over the past few years on line retailing has become a more popular option with consumers. The last thing any online retailer wants if for customers to perceive that negotiating their website is "slow", "clunky", "confusing" or a general pain in the butt. There are simply too many online competitors in today's environment.

This is true. You get a +1.


but why would you post on a complaints on a SS thread.??! Why wouldn't you send Bowen and email directly... Rather then start a thread at some random website, and rant how crappy there technology is without bowen to be around.

When people complain about SS products they go and ask dusty directly Or post in a thread here. where sideshow is active.

Maybe he wanted to hear what other people thought or see if they had the same issues. Whats wrong with that?

Deadly Dagger
02-26-2010, 02:12 PM
I don't doubt that Mr. Bowen lurks on this site...as well as many others.

Never ordered from Bowen directly...first time customer hassles aren't worth my time.

grphyx1
02-26-2010, 02:26 PM
the Bowen bashing in these forums is constant. Nothing will ever be perfect for collectors. HT has issues with their DX02. Sideshow had issues with their paint flaking off 1:1 bust, etc... if you don't like the product don't buy it, just remember that people are putting an effort into these products so you can't just slam artist like that in such a broad dismissive stroke.

grphyx1
02-26-2010, 02:29 PM
what was the question again?:-)

gambit
02-26-2010, 03:07 PM
the Bowen bashing in these forums is constant. Nothing will ever be perfect for collectors. HT has issues with their DX02. Sideshow had issues with their paint flaking off 1:1 bust, etc... if you don't like the product don't buy it, just remember that people are putting an effort into these products so you can't just slam artist like that in such a broad dismissive stroke.

question has nothing to do with bowen bashing.


I agree with hulksmasher. Bowen website is old news. If I were to make a website 15 years ago, it would be the same as bowen's website.

They don't have a proper listing of products, customer service is bad, they don't even have any specific information on the products on sale.

I like some bowen pieces and I recently bought a daredevil red on gargoyle statue but I ordered it from Sideshow, not from ebay or Bowen's site. (well, bowen can't even ship internationaly anyway)

Quality is a process that shall be practiced in everything a company does. Bowen shall work hard to improve its quality understanding. Sculpting good statues wouldn't be enough in the long run.

daikkenaurora
02-26-2010, 03:11 PM
the Bowen bashing in these forums is constant. Nothing will ever be perfect for collectors. HT has issues with their DX02. Sideshow had issues with their paint flaking off 1:1 bust, etc... if you don't like the product don't buy it, just remember that people are putting an effort into these products so you can't just slam artist like that in such a broad dismissive stroke.

how is a collector who has issues and concerns with Bowen's site bashing?


what was the question again?:-)

:confused: And you dont even know the question. Sad.

Bullseye
02-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Maybe the title should have read Bowen Website needs upgrading. The way it's phrased leaves it open to discussing all aspects of the company. The one thing I'd love to see BD is take out a license to ship international.

wookielovin
02-26-2010, 03:53 PM
Maybe he wanted to hear what other people thought or see if they had the same issues. Whats wrong with that?

There's nothing wrong with hearing people opinions. I work in the web design field and i agree there site is weak sauce. But seriously if your having problems with the site wouldn't you want to contact Bowen directly? and say hey your site is broken... this is whats going on... especially if you want to buy something. Rather get then get angry mob of people with broomsticks and pitch forks!? ha ha

Ah well. I'd just buy it from a LCS save the hassle of ordering threw them problem solved theirs a reason why they distribute threw diamond.

daikkenaurora
02-26-2010, 04:03 PM
There's nothing wrong with hearing people opinions. I work in the web design field and i agree there site is weak sauce. But seriously if your having problems with the site wouldn't you want to contact Bowen directly? and say hey your site is broken... this is whats going on... especially if you want to buy something. Rather get then get angry mob of people with broomsticks and pitch forks!? ha ha

Ah well. I'd just buy it from a LCS save the hassle of ordering threw them problem solved theirs a reason why they distribute threw diamond.

No, I get that point and he should do that. But still, nothing wrong with hearing others opinion on this. And just ordering from your LCS doesnt solve any problems.

And there aint nothing wrong with starting an angry mob. lol

Crazy Wookie. :)

grphyx1
02-26-2010, 05:26 PM
how is a collector who has issues and concerns with Bowen's site bashing?

His issues are with the archaic setup of registering to purchase an item. When the reason BD set up the accounting as they said is because of ppl cancelling. I know lots of places that especially in this economy try to get some guarantee that someone is serious. When I order something I rarely cancel. Imagine if you do a commission for someone and mid way they say oh! I don't want it. gets a little aggravating. There's constructive criticism/input an then there is just a knee jerk reaction.

:confused: And you dont even know the question. Sad.

It's called levity.

daikkenaurora
02-26-2010, 06:42 PM
It's called levity.

you completely messed up with the quotes. lol

grphyx1
02-26-2010, 07:12 PM
you completely messed up with the quotes. lol

I know and then I couldn't fix it.:wacky

daikkenA u are alright.

Hulksmashed
02-26-2010, 08:01 PM
but why would you post on a complaints on a SS thread.??! Why wouldn't you send Bowen and email directly... Rather then start a thread at some random website, and rant how crappy there technology is without bowen to be around.

When people complain about SS products they go and ask dusty directly Or post in a thread here. where sideshow is active.

And how would I contact Bowen directly? Go to his site and tell me where the "suggestion box" is located. :rolleyes:

No, honestly I wanted to see if anyone else had an issue with Bowen's website. Most people say they stay clear of his site because of its format!

My criticism is constructive! Bowen Designs still requires you FAX in your initial order!! I mean...seriously in this day and age thats one step away from carrier pigeon!! Im telling you, if Bowen had an interesting, fun and user friendly site it would build a lot more hype around his statues! A big portion of Sideshow's success is in clever marketing and product exposure. And, if he offered a log in, with a personal list of Bowen products it would entice a lot of collectors. How many people buy Bowen products form Sideshow? Why do you think that is?

Hulksmashed
02-26-2010, 08:11 PM
Another point to be made is that Bowen's "anti-cancellation" policies turn LOTS of people away! IN fact that too is an out-dated and antiquated line of thinking. IMO, there are two ways to do business. Either do pre-orders and expect cancellations, or wait until the product is available and sell in stock items!

Look at Sideshow. People pre-order EVERYTHING they might possibly want. And yes, many cancel at the last minute. However, once they announce a statue is coming in 15-20 days people either cancel or see if they can find the funds. If you told the same person....decide NOW if you are going to have the funds to buy this statue in 6 months, many would decide to wait, and ultimately not get the statue.

Last point to be made here, people LOVE understanding companies! Especially in these rough economic times when people wonder if they will even have JOBS in 6 months when a statue is released. Sideshow lets you cancel and even offers a "flex pay option". That consideration for personal financial restraints goes a LONG way!!

quadcent
02-26-2010, 08:11 PM
i don't buy much bowen, and when i do it's off of evilbay since i'm in canada i can't order off of his site.
which is fine since everything goes for less on there anyways.

daikkenaurora
02-26-2010, 08:14 PM
I know and then I couldn't fix it.:wacky

daikkenA u are alright.

Yeah I know. lol


i don't buy much bowen, and when i do it's off of evilbay since i'm in canada i can't order off of his site.
which is fine since everything goes for less on there anyways.

:lecture :lecture :lecture

traylorc
02-26-2010, 10:19 PM
but why would you post on a complaints on a SS thread.??! Why wouldn't you send Bowen and email directly... Rather then start a thread at some random website, and rant how crappy there technology is without bowen to be around.

When people complain about SS products they go and ask dusty directly Or post in a thread here. where sideshow is active.

Wookie...what is the big deal about someone starting a thread soliciting others regarding their feelings on this topic? Perhaps the OP was trying to determine if his concerns regarding the Bowen website were shared by fellow collectors??

ink
02-27-2010, 05:06 AM
how is a collector who has issues and concerns with Bowen's site bashing?

you have to worship the ground randy bowen walks on remember? :monkey3 :rotfl

risingstar
02-27-2010, 05:52 AM
Personally, I don't give a cr-p what BD needs.

Hulksmashed
02-27-2010, 07:52 AM
Personally, I don't give a cr-p what BD needs.

What a delightful and insightful contribution to the discussion! :rolleyes:

risingstar
02-27-2010, 08:07 AM
What a delightful and insightful contribution to the discussion! :rolleyes:




The boards are filled with endless business 101 suggestions for Bowen. With all the monday morning quaterbacking we typically see regarding its business decisions and practices, you'd think people believed the company was being run by a third grader. The company appears to neither require nor adhere to any of the mother-henning that goes on between the uber-nosers and bashers. There is virtually nothing accidental about BD. At the end of the day, just buy what you like. The rest is just fanboy static.

Hulksmashed
02-27-2010, 08:54 AM
The boards are filled with endless business 101 suggestions for Bowen. With all the monday morning quaterbacking we typically see regarding its business decisions and practices, you'd think people believed the company was being run by a third grader. The company appears to neither require nor adhere to any of the mother-henning that goes on between the uber-nosers and bashers. There is virtually nothing accidental about BD. At the end of the day, just buy what you like. The rest is just fanboy static.

Well, what I could argue is that the web site could easily be designed by a third grader! If Bowen was exclusively distributed by a 3rd party, no one could complain. The fact that Bowen is putting up "web site exclusives" means he is attempting to get people ON his site.

See, Bowen is in the business of selling products, which mean he is trying to appeal to a consumer. As a consumer, I have issues with the presentation of his business and as such it appeals to me LESS. I asked the question, and brought up the subject to see if I was alone...since if it was only me that had this particular complaint it wouldnt hold too much weight. Others seem to share in my opinion, which means it IS a valid critique. I highly doubt that a better wesite would offend any collectors, but it most definately could raise the appeal to collectors such as myself.

Business 101:

1. The better the display the more appealing a product.
2. The relative quality of the display is based on the positive or negative reactions of the target consumer

Hulksmashed
02-27-2010, 09:05 AM
The boards are filled with endless business 101 suggestions for Bowen. With all the monday morning quaterbacking we typically see regarding its business decisions and practices, you'd think people believed the company was being run by a third grader. The company appears to neither require nor adhere to any of the mother-henning that goes on between the uber-nosers and bashers. There is virtually nothing accidental about BD. At the end of the day, just buy what you like. The rest is just fanboy static.

Further more, "monday morning quarterbacking" and "mother-henning" are faulty analogies. "Monday morning quarterbacking" insinuates a hindsite critique of something for which the outcome cannot be changed. "Mother-henning" insinuates a protective chastising to ensure the well being the targeted person or party.

My complaints are based neither on obvious hind site mistakes, nor on a loving desire to protect Bowen. Im simply giving advice on what might increase the appeal to collectors, AS a collector who finds little appeal in the presentation of Bowen's products.

Also, I do buy what I like, but what I like can be affected on the presentation of the product! In other words, I buy the Bowen statues that I like, but I might like MORE Bowen statues and be more inclined to buy them if they were presented in a more appealing fashion!

daikkenaurora
02-27-2010, 09:27 AM
you have to worship the ground randy bowen walks on remember? :monkey3 :rotfl

:horror I almost forgot. Thanks for the reminder.

Hulksmashed
02-27-2010, 09:30 AM
Here is my analogy:

A person decides to go the online dating route (LOSER, :lol J/k). Since potential suitors will be making desicions without actually meeting/seeing you in person, you have to sell yourself as best you can. Lets assume you are going to be HONEST about things.

A picture and descirption will serve as an online representation of YOU. So, when chosing a picture, will you chose the most attractive picture you can find. You most likely would not put up a picture of yourself after just waking up during a bout with the Swine flu. Likewise, your description most likely would focus on your positives and not mention your addiction to pornography.

The online representation of you doesnt change who you are, but it does serve to creat that initial interest that might lead to taking the next step. You could be the perfect person, but if you arent appealing online...no one is going to give you a chance. So, while Bowen's product might be quality, it might not matter if the presentation is poor!

Hulksmashed
02-27-2010, 09:47 AM
And how would I contact Bowen directly? Go to his site and tell me where the "suggestion box" is located. :rolleyes:



My bad...he does have a "suggestion box" on the site! Although I assume its for statue suggestions, not web design advice!

316what
02-27-2010, 11:58 AM
If Sideshow and Bowen were walk in stores, i just have this picture that Sideshow would be a 5th avenue, New York shop, and Bowen would be standing on a street corner selling all his crap out of a carboard box.

Bowen would be more profitable...lower overhead.:rotfl

risingstar
02-27-2010, 12:26 PM
If Sideshow and Bowen were walk in stores, i just have this picture that Sideshow would be a 5th avenue, New York shop, and Bowen would be standing on a street corner selling all his crap out of a carboard box.





BD didn't generally send that sort of extreme message to fans at first. In fact, IMHO, BD was the best place to go to buy your Marvel busts and statues for quite some time. The disconnection and malcontentment shared by some fans, especially former fans, is relatively recent. BD has no one else to blame for its recent woes other than itself. If it weren't for the die-hards, edition runs for many pieces might have been under 500 as opposed to the 500-800 we're seeing more often these days.

Hulksmashed
02-27-2010, 03:16 PM
BD didn't generally send that sort of extreme message to fans at first. In fact, IMHO, BD was the best place to go to buy your Marvel busts and statues for quite some time. The disconnection and malcontentment shared by some fans, especially former fans, is relatively recent. BD has no one else to blame for its recent woes other than itself. If it weren't for the die-hards, edition runs for many pieces might have been under 500 as opposed to the 500-800 we're seeing more often these days.

Well, I guess if I had to describe Bowen (at least the website) I would call it out dated. 10 or more years ago the Bowen site might represent the pinnicle of online capabilities! The problem is that Bowen hasn't made any push to redefine his efforts in a more modern and streamlined fashion.

If Bowen was in the buisiness of making movies, he would still be putting them out on VHS. Doesnt matter how great the movies are, if you put them out in an outdated format sales will start to suffer.

ink
02-27-2010, 03:25 PM
BD didn't generally send that sort of extreme message to fans at first. In fact, IMHO, BD was the best place to go to buy your Marvel busts and statues for quite some time. The disconnection and malcontentment shared by some fans, especially former fans, is relatively recent. BD has no one else to blame for its recent woes other than itself. If it weren't for the die-hards, edition runs for many pieces might have been under 500 as opposed to the 500-800 we're seeing more often these days.

yup :banana

Darth_Pain
02-28-2010, 07:12 PM
For the most part I enjoy Bowen statues. The hulks are amazing, I like many of thier FB pieces, and the large character selection. So this is by no means a "Bowen Bashing" thread!

That being said, does anyone else feel that Bowen Designs is a bit ARCHAIC in Design? Not the product, but the company itself!! I can't think of ANY other websites that still do not have a log in system for returning customers. Especially when they offer a MEMBERSHIP!!




I always hated that about their site.
I don't collect Bowens anymore so it doesn't bother me anymore.:D

ink
02-28-2010, 07:14 PM
I always hated that about their site.
I don't collect Bowens anymore so it doesn't bother me anymore.:D

my membership expired this month :D

FQRizzo
03-01-2010, 08:37 AM
In a related note, word is on Statue Forum that Bowen's site was hacked. :monkey1

http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=101660

Hulksmashed
03-01-2010, 09:27 AM
In a related note, word is on Statue Forum that Bowen's site was hacked. :monkey1

http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=101660

"Bowen has formed a company and process that works for them who am I to say they need to fix certain things about there company."

I mean..some companies prefer thier sites get hacked! :rolleyes:

ink
03-01-2010, 10:06 AM
In a related note, word is on Statue Forum that Bowen's site was hacked. :monkey1

http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=101660

I was wonderin what that email was about. I didn't open it :rotfl

Hulksmashed
03-01-2010, 11:46 AM
Randy Bowen's reaction to finding out his website was just hacked:

"OH. MY. GOD....I have a website??"

:monkey3

daikkenaurora
03-01-2010, 12:50 PM
In a related note, word is on Statue Forum that Bowen's site was hacked. :monkey1

http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=101660

WOAH. Was it Acid Burn?

http://www.supermaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/acidburn.jpg


Randy Bowen's reaction to finding out his website was just hacked:

"OH. MY. GOD....I have a website??"

:monkey3

hahaha That was funny

FQRizzo
03-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Randy's post on Facebook:


As some of you may know; the Bowen Designs website has been hacked, and there may be a virus attached to it. We're doing everything we can to put a stop to it. Please DO NOT visit our site or click on any links until we get this resolved.

Translation: Geek Squad is coming over to take a look at it.

:monkey1:monkey1:monkey1

Hulksmashed
03-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Randy's post on Facebook:



Translation: Geek Squad is coming over to take a look at it.

:monkey1:monkey1:monkey1

Oh no! This will most likely eat up a lot of Randy Bowen's time! And this was the week he was going to learn to sculpt pants!

:monkey1:monkey1:monkey1

risingstar
03-01-2010, 02:29 PM
Randy Bowen's reaction to finding out his website was just hacked:

"OH. MY. GOD....I have a website??"

:monkey3




Ouch!!
You guys are brutal.

:D

FQRizzo
03-01-2010, 04:57 PM
Ouch!!
You guys are brutal.

:D

We're bad enough that someone on Statue Marvels blamed us for the hacking. :lol

Bezzerkerr
03-01-2010, 05:12 PM
We're bad enough that someone on Statue Marvels blamed us for the hacking. :lol

You are correct and that was me.

Here is my quote:

I have a feeling it's a SideshowFreak (SideshowCollectors.com) fan boy. It certaintly wouldn't suprise me.

I'd bet on it.


and:

I know it is absurd to accuse anyone...but those dudes seriously dislike Bowen Designs.

ink
03-01-2010, 05:20 PM
We're bad enough that someone on Statue Marvels blamed us for the hacking. :lol


You are correct and that was me.

Here is my quote:

I have a feeling it's a SideshowFreak (SideshowCollectors.com) fan boy. It certaintly wouldn't suprise me.

I'd bet on it.


and:

I know it is absurd to accuse anyone...but those dudes seriously dislike Bowen Designs.

more fans :banana:banana

daikkenaurora
03-01-2010, 05:32 PM
more fans :banana:banana

hahaha i was thinking the same thing.

Bezzerkerr
03-01-2010, 05:42 PM
Some of the stuff you guys say (about Bowen Designs) is correct and actually holds water. but Most of the time you're hating just to hate. Like Randy Bowen came to your homes and stole all your statues and figures.

daikkenaurora
03-01-2010, 05:49 PM
Some of the stuff you guys say (about Bowen Designs) is correct and actually holds water. but Most of the time you're hating just to hate. Like Randy Bowen came to your homes and stole all your statues and figures.

All i know is Hulksmashed was right, Bowen Needs an Overhaul. :horror

FQRizzo
03-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Like Randy Bowen came to your homes and stole all your statues and figures.

So THAT'S who did it! :duh

Bezzerkerr
03-01-2010, 05:52 PM
So THAT'S who did it! :duh

:rotfl i laughed

risingstar
03-01-2010, 05:54 PM
Some of the stuff you guys say (about Bowen Designs) is correct and actually holds water. but Most of the time you're hating just to hate. Like Randy Bowen came to your homes and stole all your statues and figures.




While I agree that some may appear to "hate just to hate", there are actually many others who have justifiable issues with BD. These issues didn't suddenly appear overnight for no reason at all. One can't assume to know or minimize all of the events which have contributed to the negativity some people feel for BD. However, even with all the slime that's been hurled at BD over the years for whatever reason, I'd still be surprised to learn that a reg would stoop as low to crash the company's website.

Hulksmashed
03-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Update: The hackers posted a picture of the hardware that was required to crack Bowen's site!

http://www.old-computers.com/history/images/Timeline_0878_ABC80_1.jpg

daikkenaurora
03-01-2010, 07:16 PM
Update: The hackers posted a picture of the hardware that was required to crack Bowen's site!

http://www.old-computers.com/history/images/Timeline_0878_ABC80_1.jpg

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:lol

Bezzerkerr
03-01-2010, 07:23 PM
you guys are on a roll, pretty funny though

FQRizzo
03-01-2010, 07:33 PM
Update: The hackers posted a picture of the hardware that was required to crack Bowen's site!

http://www.old-computers.com/history/images/Timeline_0878_ABC80_1.jpg

How'd you get a picture of my computer? :chase