Mark is a conman and cheat, through and through. Myself and others have had very bad experiences in the past dealing with his other "businesses" such as Fir-USA and Tec frames. He has ripped off literally hundreds of cyclists over the years for thousands of dollars. He will promise delivery and never come through, but always charming you into giving him some more time, assuring you the product has shipped (even giving out phony tracking #s is SOP for him).
He always finds obscure European companies that make good products and are looking for US distribution. However, he claims to be a distributor for them but really isn't a true company authorized distributor. He just buys from them and turns around and scams US customers into thinking they will get there product. Sometimes people do eventually get the product. You might even have been lucky enough to have a smooth transaction with Mark, but the odds are you will get burned.
Check out these links:http://tc-homes.com/bike/forum/hoskin/
and the latest info from a search I just did:http://www.cyclingforums.com/t171912.html
I see you've taken the initiative to triple post
this same response on this forum, so I assume you have quite a beef with this person, of what specific and personal nature I'm not sure.
My question is: given the severity of the allegations your post(s) contain, what actual proof do you have that the Mark you refer to is the same Mark (of Spada-USA) that nzkiwiguy, I and others are referring to?
I personally have not had any problems, regarding delivery of Spada or FRM product, from Mark of Spada-USA (I do not know his last name), and I think the others (at least several) on this forum who have acquired product from him have also not experienced delivery problems of any kind.
If someone who is reading this on this forum feels they have been scammed by Mark at Spada-USA, I would be interested to hear of it.
If, instead, people have received the product they ordered in timely fashion, I think that also should be stated.
I personally believe that one should be very certain of such allegations, and be able to provide indisputable evidence of such, prior to posting in a public forum.