Friday, January 7, 2011

Beware of the Scammers

Everyone knows to always make sure you know who you are buying from. In a hobby that relies over 80% of it's sales on the internet we need to be able to have faith in our purchases. They're are some very good merchants out there on sites such as Ebay and Amazon, but of course with the good comes the bad.
Drea and I are good people, who make an honest living and try to be understanding of situations and respectful to others. Between the two of us we have both had our fair share of bad sellers. We have the respect to keep it to ourselves and have respect for the sellers. None have ever left enough of a bad impression that we felt the need to say something. Well this Christmas ran into a snag with someone that I had the same experience with in the same year. The seller lists items as "New". Upon arrival of the items you can clearly see that they are not new. The packages are always torn, ripped, or open. Most of the time the item inside are okay, but there have been reports from others that peices have been missing from the package. DVDs, video game and audio CDs have been reported as scratched, chipped, or just plain don't work. When contacting the seller, they do not respond until you make a dispute claim against them. When that happens, they make excuses and blame you for the issues.
We don't like having to do this and the last thing that we want is drama. It's really not what Wicket Toy & Collectible Photography is all about. But with the amount of disrespect that this seller shows and the nightmare's they've caused, we don't want anyone else to ever have to go through this. So we highly advise that no one purchase anything from the company named goHastings. They have an Amazon page that sell many different types of toys. Make sure you do not purchase the item from that seller. Above all be careful when purchasing from the internet, and make sure you know their feed back. Be safe everybody.


desmond said...

I have bad experience too. The Australian seller did not refund back the excess to me when he told me that he will refund me after I purchased the item. I was lucky that the amount was small. Otherwise, I would be in a huge loss..Anyway, thanks for sharing, bro!!

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

i actually had an okay experience with them. still, i'm interested to hear other perspectives, especially if they are from those among our community- these people should realize our power in numbers, and show us & the rest of their customers respect.
Thank You-

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