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Beware of propcollections on ebay (jet pack related)

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    Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    If anyone is thinking of buying a jet pack from propcollections, it is my advice that you reconsider. It took me three weeks to finally get mine from him and when i did, i wish i had never opened the box. I wrote a review of it with pics incase anyone is interested. What this guy is selling is just plain junk! Just puttin in my 2 cents to keep you all informed. heres a link to the review.....
    http://rpf.prop-planet.com/viewtopic...=66157&forum=1

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    Son of a! I just bought one of those packs! It was $100 so I figured why not... looks like its gonna take a lot of work...

    P.S. after examining the deformed rocket, piano keys, and thrusters I will be making mine into a Jango arena pack.

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    I just wrote a small review of the GA pack in the RPF thread. Yours is recasted from his kit. Be aware before considering to buy his pack instead. There are big chances that you will end up buying almost an identical kit.

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)


    Foxbatkllr wrote:

    Son of a! I just bought one of those packs! It was $100 so I figured why not... looks like its gonna take a lot of work...

    P.S. after examining the deformed rocket, piano keys, and thrusters I will be making mine into a Jango arena pack.
    Dont feel bad, i paid $200! Talk about feeling like a sucker. I know i can fix it up to look nice but definately not worth $200, $100 or even $50. I just dont know how or why someone would associate themselves with such an infirior product. I guess its all about the $$$$$!!!!

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    Its kinda a relief to me, not to spoof your bad luck in the slightest, but I was just a cussing the other day when I saw these on Ebay for $100. I guess I've put about $50 in my scratch built one so far, and I've been sanding/bondo-ing it for a month now. Guess I'm glad he didn't bring these out sooner on Ebay.

    Sorry for your bad luck!

    :::FT grabs more sand paper and goes back to work:::


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    That really is bad news!!! If you bought it using Paypal try reporting him to them if it's not what was described in the auction. They will come down on him like a ton of bricks! Good Luck.

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    That's a major bummer. Hate to lose hard-earned money like that.

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    Aww damn it I jsut bought one of these and today I see this thread. I paid for one that was trimmed so maybe it won't be as bad when it gets to me. I only paid 125 for it trimmed. He also said it would be shipped out within 48 hours. So perhaps it won't be supper crappy.

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    Good luck! I hope you don't need it!


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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    WOW, I am glad I saw this thread.....
    I was actually about to bid on one...
    I read your thread on RPF and the pack that guy sent
    you looks like crap. No amount of bondo andpaint
    can fix that....
    I guess my dad was right... You can't polish a turd.

    Wes

    Maybe you should consider posting a link to your review in the Jango section for those who don't really cruise the Boba parts too often.

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    [quot]
    I read your thread on RPF and the pack that guy sent
    you looks like crap. No amount of bondo andpaint
    can fix that....
    I guess my dad was right... You can't polish a turd.

    [/quote]

    Dont count me out just yet! Im gonna succeed at polishing this turd! that just sounds wrong.... lets just say im gonna give it a face lift

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    Predatormv wrote:

    Aww damn it I jsut bought one of these and today I see this thread. I paid for one that was trimmed so maybe it won't be as bad when it gets to me. I only paid 125 for it trimmed. He also said it would be shipped out within 48 hours. So perhaps it won't be supper crappy.
    did you get your pack yet? how was it???

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    No I still have not recieved it, and I am getting worried.

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to this forum. I found this place to be a wealth of information. I only wish I had found this place earlier. I bought a Jet Pack from Daron? Mike? Warren? This guy goes by a few names. I wish I had never dealt with him. Anyways... I was wondering if you guys bought from him and didn't get the jet pack as promised? I feel like I've just been ripped off. I bought my Jet Pack on May 7/04... and I still haven't gotten it yet.
    Dave

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    I hate to hear about these rip-offs. I knew that $100 jet pack sounded fishy to me...I really hope whomever this guy is, he comes through for you folks who bought from him. If not, contact ebay. I once got ripped off while buying a LOTR sting sword on ebay. The seller has since filed bankruptcy, but since I paid with my credit card, the credit card company gave me a refund. And remember that there are a bunch of well established, trustworthy propmakers on this board. Stick with them!

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    Looks like the negative feedback is starting to pile on this guy. I wonder how long it'll be before he becomes a "no longer registered" user.

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    these dirtbags sell a lot of stuff. and its all garbage.
    you can get your items or money back BUT you'll need to threaten the B-jeebers out of them.i almost got duped but was one of the lucky ones.BUT I do feel in the near future my CT armor may be for sale out of ohio.
    they also go by the trade name of Studio74 out of Ohio.
    They may be associated with the "infamous" Mike Tait, but that has yet to be substantiated.

    If anyone needs further info I do have a few address'on these goons.

    Lance
    TR2640

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    redeye wrote:

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to this forum. I found this place to be a wealth of information. I only wish I had found this place earlier. I bought a Jet Pack from Daron? Mike? Warren? This guy goes by a few names. I wish I had never dealt with him. Anyways... I was wondering if you guys bought from him and didn't get the jet pack as promised? I feel like I've just been ripped off. I bought my Jet Pack on May 7/04... and I still haven't gotten it yet.
    Dave
    I bought one on the 29 April - I reported him to ebay, his excuse is "The fibreglass company have gone on strike" He will make the jet pack as soon as he can and post it!!!

    The auction never stated that hte pack was unbuilt...All this happened before I discovered TDH.

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    Another case of someone selling something they don't have unforunately. That excuse of not having the materials (fiberglass) is just another long line of excuses I've seen them dish out.

    Also, beware of any tracking or delivery confirmation numbers sent by them. Just because a number has been reserved and shows up on a delivery company's website doesn't mean the actual item has been sent out yet, all it means is that the number has been reserved. They've been sending out these tracking number as if the item has been shipped when in fact it hasn't.

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    I am extremely thankful to these forums for this sort of warning. I am in the beginning stages of my bucket and haven't even begun to tackle the rest of the uniform. When I do, I am sure I will be able to make a calculated decision based off the feedback from TDHers that know who is and isn't reputable.

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    Police are involved now

    I have this guys home address and phone number after paying $115.00 to him on May 17th and still nothing arrived and he does not answer any emails. I called the local town police in the town he lives in and sent decumentation to the detectives. I spoke to thwm on the phone and they are sending someone out to his house today to investigate this.
    Anyone else need to join in on the case should email me for the police phone number and details.

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    Well after waiting several weeks with no reply, I finally broke down and sent him a nasty e-mail. And low and behold I get a response about 2 min later, and have now gotten 3 more since then. His answer to all of our problems is that his resin supplier ran is on strike and he can't get resin to make the jet packs. As soon as he can get them made he will send them out (or so he says). He also replied to me in a very harsh tone, so I said I would have a little talk with my business lawyer and his tone changed very quickly. He also just kept telling me to file a claim with paypal and they would refund my money. I did so and perhaps soon I will have my money back. I doubt anyone will see any jet packs soon. He did ask me to ask everyone to not send him threats because all that does is "drop their name to the bottom of the list". But I would send him dirty letters just because that is all he seems to respond to.

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    Re: Beware of propcollections on ebay (jetpack related)

    Man, this guy is a Schmuck!
    How can he sleep knowing he is doing this to people?

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    I sent him a nasty email, he hasn't responded. I'm going to call my credit card company and get a refund.

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    Re: Police are involved now

    Hi bobafett669 ,

    I would like to add my name to the police as well... can you send me the info so that I can send it to the police? My email address is redeyekho@shaw.ca

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