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Buyer beware

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    sancho's Avatar
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    Buyer beware

    for those of you who are fairly new like me I just warn you about a seller on ebay known as Frank-N-Son2. I bought a pair of gauntlets from him and this is how the showed up. ( Haven't posted a picture before, hopefully I did this right )
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    formerly joNich
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    Re: Buyer beware

    Looks like maybe just a packing error? Or maybe he did pack it well but the postal/ups/fedex service dropped it really hard?

    Before you shun him in the community...why don't you inform him of the damage during shipping and see what he says?

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    Re: Buyer beware

    I've done so (and in all fairness he has not had time to respond yet) However, I'm not the only one that has reported issues. I just realized I got the name a bit wrong. It's Frank-N-Son-Part2. If you do a search for F-N-S you'll find another report. From what I understand this person was banned from here for being a recaster. I bought these in Feb right before I joined up and would not have if I had seen any of the posts on this forum. Just wanted to add a new post for anyone new post for other new guys like myself. I have no idea what the resolution is going to be on this, but I'll post a positive one if it happens. Just wanted to give a warning about purchasing things on ebay. It's a much better idea to buy things from other members here

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    Re: Buyer beware

    JoNich said:
    Before you shun him in the community...
    Frank-n-Son already has a bad rep here.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Yeah, I blieve he recasts ruffkin's gauntlets. I almost bought from him, luckily at that time when the auction was over, he told me paypal had seized up his account and I wasn't able to pay for them. Lucky me.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    You can fix those

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Well he responded to me fairly quickly and is sending me a replacement part. So he is trying to make it better. However, I've already contacted Rufikin and ordered a set of his gauntlets. I'll most likely fix these, clean them up a bit, and resell them.

    Help me Ruffkin, you're my only hope!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    PM sent

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    Re: Buyer beware

    That Bites because I'm having a problem with ECD Studios.Order from him on Ebay for a Double set of armor stickers for ESB,and ROTJ. Ive contacted through Email and got his phone number.No response from him its been almost for weeks. I'm new also but I hate to get stiffed! 15 bucks is 15 bucks!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    EDC Studios is bad news as well. I've read tons of bad stuff about that site over on RPF.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Yes, F-N-S or F-N-S part 2 (same thing) sells recasts of my gauntlets, very poor quality too.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    texasfett said:
    ECD Studios
    I highly recommend NOT ordering ANYTHING from "EDC Studios"

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Boy, I hate it when I see this happen. Sadly it happens way to often. Why people are still buying from Bloodsports is beyond me??? I peek at there ebay feedback every once in a while just to see if there buyers feedback will ever truly reflect there products. Sadly it dosnt and the funny thing is they allways keep the auctions private if they have to do with a fett prop. I was tempted once to buy a cheap item just to throw some neg feedback but felt that wasnt fair and I didnt want to give them a dime. Perhaps one day recasting will become more rare, but not any time soon.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Does bloodsport recast a lot of stuff? I've checked out their site, got some useful info but I find their stuff to be way overpriced

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Yes bloodsport is a recaster and banned member from here

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Bloodsport is the poster child for recasting

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Is there a list of recasters available to those who are not aware? I believe that would be helpful so those new to collecting pieces to create their Fett costumes don't throw money at those who recast thus providing them the means to perpetuate it. I'm sure it would be a bit controversial in some aspects. Just wondering.
    Last edited by MacRory; Apr 13, 2006 at 5:24 PM.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Oh, thats too bad - sorry to hear that they came broken!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    MacRory said:
    Is there a list of recasters available to those who are not aware? I believe that would be helpful so those new to collecting pieces to create their Fett costumes don't throw money at those who recast thus providing them the means to perpetuate it. I'm sure it would be a bit controversial in some aspects. Just wondering.
    That is actually a really good idea. I like the sound of that. I got screwed on ebay once also...a $165.00 recast mystery helmet that was constructed horribly. I have to admit, I HAVE purchased something from bloodsport, even after i joined this forum, I ordered was collar studs, I won an auction of his on ebay for $0.99. I have to admit, they weren't bad or anthing. (But how can someone mess up collar studs?). So that isn't much to say about him. Just never buy from him.

    Oh, and we should star that list that MacRory suggested. I think that'd be a wise move. Or, just make a Sticky Thread where everyone lists evil Ebay sellers.

    And about those gauntlets, I'd just get them repainted and re-worked. The shape looks okay, but the paintjob looks as though it was painted with finger-paint. Cheers!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    I've definitely learned something from this thread. And thanks to Batninja for the link to where a "good list" was talked about.
    Last edited by MacRory; Apr 13, 2006 at 10:45 PM.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Hi i am new to the dented helmet, thought this would be a perfect place to post...anyways hate to rehash old wounds but I too (sadly) purchased a pair of gauntlets from f-n-s.uke The next day I found about tdh..anyways after reading the threads, I asked him for a refund, we are talking the next day.. guess what get an email from his WIFE saying he is out of town at a seminar and took the post with him... so now i'm stuck and worried. Anyways hello to all this the best place ever thanks for all the info guys!!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    So who has the info on all the Recasters? Finally got my items from ECD Studios,but never never again! Stay the away from these Bloody Recasters! What they need to do is there make own @#$%! Anyways be aware of them devils!


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    Re: Buyer beware

    The possibility of the 'bad' list was discussed in this thread:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10253

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    Re: Buyer beware

    so is starfortress and goldenarmor bad too?

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    Re: Buyer beware

    who cares "who is bad" look for who is good....trust me saves time, and if ya wanna know who is good read the threads.......

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