I bought two Halfmill Vikes from maniacmechanic. Communication was on the spot - fast, and perfectly willing to answer any and all of my questions. Shipping was fast, and when I first saw the package I thought he must have forgotten one of the Vikings. Nope - just smart packing, and marvelously insulated as well. No chance whatsoever for the occasional scratch during shipping. The Vikings and accessories matched the photos in the ad perfectly. Not a single scratch that wasn't in the photos, not a since screw missing. In fact, there were the occasional extra items which I hadn't expected.
With a great price to boot, I am supremely happy with a supersmooth deal. I would not hesitate one second to do business with maniacmechanic again - in fact I would be more than happy to deal with him. I would recommend this fellow, folks.