Eight days after my earlier review on Bonanza Coins I received an email from Sam Leidman, Julian Leidman’s son. Sam apologized, and explained that Julian “realized an error that he made and selfishly tried to reconcile it without [my] consent.” Sam continued by saying that his father’s behavior was “a poor business decision, and quite unethical.” I agree with Sam’s assessment.
Sam said that “the bank did not stop payment of that check to [me] and this matter is now closed.” I was not convinced that the check had cleared, so I waiting a full month before accessing the funds that came from the check to be sure that the check had cleared.
The check did clear, so it was not necessary for me to take Bonanza Coins to small claims court, and I now consider the matter closed as well.
I cannot say whether or not Julian intended to deceive me, or if his actions were just a result of bad judgment, but my interaction with Bonanza Coins left a bad taste in my mouth, and I will not be returning.