Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Originally this blog was started as a warning to other people about the potential problems they might encounter doing business with Lifestyle Pets (aka Allerca). Since that time I've received a surprising amount of correspondence from people who've had legal and financial issues with Simon Carradan (aka Simon Brodie) from many of his previous business schemes, not just Lifestyle Pets.

(Simon, you sure have made a lot of enemies.)

Some of his customers only got fleeced for $4,000 like me, but I've corresponded with people who lost a lot more than that. Sadly, recovering those losses is difficult since Simon Carradan seems to hide the addresses of his companies.

Regardless, I sure hope that the people paying $12,000 to $19,000 for a pair of Carradan Skis have more luck than all the people I've been hearing from.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Llewtrah, a fellow blogger, left a link on my last post that deserves some attention.

In addition to ever-growing number of complaints about Allerca's business practices that we've been highlighting, apparently some of Simon Brodie's cats are just repackaged cats from other breeders under a different (and trademarked!) name. What would you end up paying for one of these "trademarked" Ashera cats that's really just a Savannah available from dozens of breeders? $27,000.

Makes you wonder where Simon Carradan got those Carradan Skis that he's selling for $19,000 these days.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today the Consumerist, a non-profit blog which highlights issues affecting consumers, published a very unflattering report on Simon Brodie (aka Simon Carradan) and the inability of Lifestyle Pets to successfully deliver Allerca hypoallergenic cats. The comment thread on the article was quite active, featuring several comments by users that the editors of the Consumerist believe were just Simon undercover. Nice to finally hear from the guy though.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Simon Brodie / Simon Carradan FAQ

Welcome to the Simon Brodie / Carradan FAQ. I know people have a lot of questions about Simon Brodie and Simon Carradan, so I've created this handy FAQ to answer as many Frequently Asked Questions as I can:

Question: Is Simon Carradan the same person as Simon Brodie?

Question: Is Simon Carradan really a crook?

Question: What do skis have in common with cats, computer training, and balloon rides?

Question: Do Carradan Skis even exist?

Question: Where in the world is Simon Carradan?

(Note: If any of this information is incorrect, or you have additional information, please do not hesitate to send me an email at: Thanks!)