Email scams and phone scams among others we have heard of are all a ploy to gain more money, but who knew that woodworking has now become a victim of scamming too? You may have heard of Woodprix but read our review first before you hand them your hard-earned money.
Let’s take a closer look at what is promised you in the package but what you get in reality and how they are a scam.
At first glance, their website actually looks quite appealing. Everything is labeled clearly with an enticing package promised to you. However, once you click into the “About Us” section, you will be met with a redirect that will take you to Ted’s biography.
From what we gather, Ted isn’t even a real person. He’s just some knowing (or unknowing) culprit that is the face of these woodworking scams. In the woodworking world, most professionals know his face and know of his illegal operations.
What this has taught us is to not judge a book by its cover and get pulled in by the nice designs on a website and do our due diligence on a company before spending our hard-earned money.
DVD of 16,000 Plans
They claim to have an assortment of plans for every day unique pieces that reach a number of step by step 16,000. This is a lie as well. First of all, not all the plans are step-by-step, and when they claim that all experience levels are welcome, that’s a lie as well.
You’d have better luck with our list of beginner-friendly projects, and for free too.
Some of the plans are quite intricate and you need some skill to pull them all off. The total number as some have claimed barely touches 2500 plans. Yes, that’s still quite a lot of woodworking projects to keep you busy, but that’s nowhere near the amount that was advertised.
Whenever you don’t get something that was promised to you, even if the deal is good when it comes to a money transaction, the slighted party can’t help but feel cheated. The organization of the plans is also poor as well.
It’s basically just a mash-up of a lot of other people’s plans. There is a term for this and we can think of copyright infringement and piracy  off the top of our heads.
What irks us even more is that you can easily access and compile this so-called “product” all on your own by visiting legitimate woodworking sites and free video streaming sites as well. Reviewed woodworking books are better for earnest learners, as well.
We can only guess but we think this is where Ted or Woodprix got all of their information.
The New Teds Woodworking
If you have heard of Teds Woodworking (and we’re sure what you have heard isn’t good), then you won’t be too happy to know that this is their new cover.
Maybe too many woodworking professionals have outed Teds Woodworking that they had to find a new name and a new cover – Woodprix.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they want a clean slate to start fresh and to be legitimate. No, it’s just a new face with old scams.
They are also shameless in their marketing and will spam-free video streaming sites and other websites with their advertising just to get people to come and visit. Woodprix even offers the “product’’ at a higher price than Teds Woodworking.
We understand that advertising is an integral part of sales, but the way Woodprix does it is not only forceful and pushy, but it’s just plain annoying as well. We wouldn’t even be surprised if your credit card and mailing information were compromised after purchasing from them.
Email Identity Theft
Speaking of identity theft and leaked personal information, there has been evidence from fellow woodworkers of email theft. They took similar email addresses, so similar to the website name that it could be from the legitimate site.
They will push their product with these emails by sending mass chain mails to those on their list.
Woodprix has even been recorded threatening other woodworkers who have outed them on their sites. They use different usernames and handles and spam comments and sometimes even use threatening language.
In these excerpts that can be found online, we can see that they are neither sorry nor do they admit to using other people’s plans. Their attitude can be defined as defensive and even threatening the poster to take down those stories and articles for them to stop with their threats.
Now does that sound like a legitimate business to you? The grammar and punctuation within the threats were also clear that it may not have been written by a native speaker.
This leads us to think that either these scammers are from a country or countries where English is not their first language, or Ted and Woodprix hired people to retaliate.
Either way, no matter what the truth is, these threatening messages do their company reputation no favors at all.
They have then resorted to writing fake articles about a fellow woodworker’s legitimate site. They only stopped these attacks because the fellow woodworker got a hold of his/her personal information.
If you look on the Teds website or on Woodprix, there are two different addresses that do not exist. Meaning that their company isn’t traceable and there is nothing you can do once the money has left your account unless you plan on pressing criminal charges.
Only with these measures would you be able to obtain the necessary information to track them down. There are videos of people driving to the address on the Teds website and having it not exist.
When we looked at Google Maps for the New York address listed on the Woodprix website, it led us to an intersection. This also teaches us the valuable lesson of looking up all the information such as addresses and phone numbers of a company before engaging in any transaction.
What’s more is that Woodprix doesn’t even list a phone number or email, which could be a red flag as well. How would you contact the company to get your return if there is only an address?
No Customer Service
They claim to have a 60-day money-back guarantee that’s ironclad, but how do you get your money back when there is basically no response from non-existent customer service?
Good luck with getting your money back. We should also mention that there is a chance you may even be attacked for being a good samaritan and making sure no one else gets scammed.
Woodcraft has a better model when it comes to customer support.
WoodPrix Review Conclusion
Woodprix will provide more headaches than anything else if you do decide to buy from them. We believe that you can save your money and get basically the same deal since you can find all these plans and videos online for FREE. Don’t fall into the trap and do your research beforehand.