I wrote to Mr Dickson to ask what his church affiliation was so that I could bring our dealings to the attention of the church. Instead I received an acrimonious email from Mr Dickson’s assistant, a Martin Fulner, who now denies his previous statement that the money had been used to pay their taxes. He now also claims that the stock which they took from us so eagerly did not even fetch the figure which he had previously stated and that most of the stock was rubbish! And this despite that fact that he wanted to come for a second trip to take more stock.
Mr Fulner writes in justification of their actions, “You should never have got involved if (sic) a profession that you dont know the slightest thing about…… The truth which hurts you is that we may have saved you tens of thousands of pounds by making you realise that this stock is worthless”
So Mr Fulner, who does not know me from Adam, knows the limits of my knowledge of the secondhand book market, and they by their theft have helped me to realise that the stock I carried was worthless!! So precious a ministry they have, and I am truly grateful to both for such a valuable lesson.
So fine a gentleman is Mr Fulner that he claims he is willing to pay the £3,000 from personal money, even though they claim they have made a loss on the deal, provided I remove from this blog all mention of our dealings!! Forget the fact that the deal was to share the proceeds on sale and not any profit or loss. This is Intended, I am sure, as another lesson to me to ensure that I deal in future with men of character. So glad to know that they care for my sanctification!
I will tell you what Mr Fulner and Mr Dickson - in the interest of truth I am prepared to replicate on this blog our entire email correspondence and the notes of all telephone conversations we have had so that the readers can judge for themselves the truth of the matter!
Conclusion: Thieves are always unscrupulous, even if they call themselves Christian.
“It has appeared to us that the majority of the book and tract depots (modern “Christian Bookshops”) are merely commercial enterprises, many of them being ready to handle almost anything which is “a good seller”; others providing the “manager” with an easy job at the expense of the gifts of hard-working people. Where such be the case, we cannot expect the blessing of God will attend in a spiritual way. ~ Arthur Pink, 1934″