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    Jul 28, 2006, 4:17 PM - ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #1

    Gang.

    This sucks. I ordered a beautiful ROTJ resin blaster from a gal in Australia, and it apparently looked like this before it shipped:



    These things are fragile, as you know.
    It arrived today, in an AIRMAL bag, wrapped in 1 sheet of plain brown paper, with no padding what to speak of, and several little pieces of tape. Not in a box, with padding as one would expect. It was ruined, and shattered.
















    I paid the shipping on this as well, from Aussie land, to Atlanta, GA. And it was done very poorly. I've opened an EBAY dispute, so I am not naming names as of yet. I want to give the seller a chance to make it right.

    That being said, I am in the market for ANOTHER ROTJ blaster. Anyone with leads, please let me know.

    JP in Atlanta
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    Jul 28, 2006, 5:47 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #2

    PM sidewinder. also, PM sent about that blaster.
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    Jul 28, 2006, 7:24 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #3

    I would highly recomend Sidewinder's kit, besides being cast from an actual Webley and scope he knows how to package it so it arrives in perfect condition. Well worth the money and peace of mind.

    Here is the link to his thread in the cargo hold.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=13406

    Good luck.

    Alan
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    Jul 28, 2006, 11:56 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #4

    was that sent in a bag wraping instead of a box? if so then ide have to say that that person was pretty stupid sending it like that.
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    Jul 29, 2006, 1:13 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #5

    Yeah, I'm sorry but the person that sent that package I think inhaled too much resin fumes making the blaster. That's is the stupidest way to ship something like that I think I've ever seen! PM sidewinder he'll hook you up
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    Jul 29, 2006, 7:32 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #6








    WTH?

    Who in their right mind would ship a fragile item like a resin cast in nothing more than a plastic bag?!

    Dude, that seriously sucks! I hope you can figure something out and get the situation remedied to your satisfaction...
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    Jul 31, 2006, 10:43 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #7

    Creeky!


    that is one poor excuse for a shippment package....

    Save yourself your time and trouble and buy one from sidewinder...

    Here is a shot of my finished SW EE-3




    And this was shipped from the UK to the US, in a nice box, each piece wrapped up, enough padding to support it...
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    Jul 31, 2006, 10:48 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #8

    Quote stonerook said:
    Creeky!


    that is one poor excuse for a shippment package....

    Save yourself your time and trouble and buy one from sidewinder...

    Here is a shot of my finished SW EE-3




    And this was shipped from the UK to the US, in a nice box, each piece wrapped up, enough padding to support it...
    Just ordered one from him yesterday.. so here's hoping!

    JP
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    Jul 31, 2006, 11:02 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #9

    Any updates from the seller? Apology, refund, etc?
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    Jul 31, 2006, 1:11 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #10

    Quote batninja said:
    Any updates from the seller? Apology, refund, etc?
    She initally said "Sure, here's how I can do a refund. 50% now, and then 2 25 % payments.

    Then she decided not to go that route(She read her email and saw the dispute I had opened with paypal), and decided to "Conclude business" with me. Then there was a further email accusing me of Smashing the one she shipped to me, because I *must* have gotten a cheaper one. In reality, I have agreed to pay Sidewinder $100 MORE to get a good one.

    So the ball is in her court as far as how this proceeds.

    I'll update more when I know more.
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    Jul 31, 2006, 1:33 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #11

    Good thing you took pictures.

    Save all e-mails that you sent and have received from this seller.

    No longer send e-mails directly to this seller. Send messages through the PayPal claim system only as they are kept and stored.

    Was this item insured? If not, was it because you declined it or was it not offered?

    If the seller is not cooperative, you may have the option on your claim to escalate the claim so PayPal will become involved immediately instead of waiting 20 days and then it going to PayPal for consideration.

    Did you PayPal with bank funds or was this PayPal payment funded from a credit card? If by credit card, you have another option of dispute (In the case PayPal is not able to do anything for you).

    I hope this additional info will help you.

    Good luck!
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    Jul 31, 2006, 1:52 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #12

    Quote JP In Atlanta said:
    She initally said "Sure, here's how I can do a refund. 50% now, and then 2 25 % payments.

    Then she decided not to go that route(She read her email and saw the dispute I had opened with paypal), and decided to "Conclude business" with me. Then there was a further email accusing me of Smashing the one she shipped to me, because I *must* have gotten a cheaper one. In reality, I have agreed to pay Sidewinder $100 MORE to get a good one.

    So the ball is in her court as far as how this proceeds.

    I'll update more when I know more.


    What?

    She puts a "resin/plastic" item in a soft envelope, wrapped in one sheet of butcher paper,

    ships it from AU to US -

    and expects it remain in one piece????

    Did you have this insured by chance? because she may get out of it if you didn't ask for it.

    (sender not responsible for damage, yadda yadda yadda)
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    Jul 31, 2006, 3:24 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #13

    Quote Ripcode said:
    Good thing you took pictures.

    Save all e-mails that you sent and have received from this seller.

    No longer send e-mails directly to this seller. Send messages through the PayPal claim system only as they are kept and stored.

    Was this item insured? If not, was it because you declined it or was it not offered?

    If the seller is not cooperative, you may have the option on your claim to escalate the claim so PayPal will become involved immediately instead of waiting 20 days and then it going to PayPal for consideration.

    Did you PayPal with bank funds or was this PayPal payment funded from a credit card? If by credit card, you have another option of dispute (In the case PayPal is not able to do anything for you).

    I hope this additional info will help you.

    Good luck!
    Oh rest assured, I am saving EVERYTHING. The paypal dispute has been filed, and is awaiting her reply. I am wondering how they will handle it if she chooses to simply ignore it completely.

    In an absolute worst case... I can eat this... it won't break me or cause me fiscal hardship... but it's the principal of the matter.

    Ball is in her court!
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    Aug 10, 2006, 11:25 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #14

    Quote JP In Atlanta said: View Post
    Oh rest assured, I am saving EVERYTHING. The paypal dispute has been filed, and is awaiting her reply. I am wondering how they will handle it if she chooses to simply ignore it completely.

    In an absolute worst case... I can eat this... it won't break me or cause me fiscal hardship... but it's the principal of the matter.

    Ball is in her court!
    Any updates?
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    Aug 10, 2006, 11:32 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #15

    The gal stopped talking to me about a week into things.. I sent 5 emails to her requesting a refund, and explaining that I would prefer to work it out between her and I... no response. I submitted the whole thing to Paypal's dispute team on the 6th, and am waiting for them to do their thing...

    Soon as I know, ya'll will...

    Meanwhile I've ordered a Sidewinder ROTJ, and it's on the way to me now!!!
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    Aug 10, 2006, 12:46 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #16

    generally if the seller choses to ignore the complaint paypal automatically go in your favour.

    She has got to be mental to think that she can ship something like that in a bag and not a box!

    Would you mind PMing me the sellers ID so I can avoid her!

    Cheers
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    Aug 10, 2006, 7:46 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #17

    What do you plan to do with the blaster you recieved from her? I think with A LOT of work it could be fixed up
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    Aug 16, 2006, 8:51 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #18

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    What do you plan to do with the blaster you recieved from her? I think with A LOT of work it could be fixed up
    It is definatly fixable with a little TLC.

    Good luck with the refund, I hope it goes through OK.

    Lynn
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    Aug 20, 2006, 8:09 AM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #19

    Thats her idea of packing !! Clearly lacking in inteligence or just does not care (or both). She should be ashamed.
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    Aug 22, 2006, 12:20 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #20

    Just got my new one from Sidewinder.. all I can say is WOW!

    Dude, you out did yourself.

    Thank you.

    Paypal dispute still underway.. they seem to take their time...
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    Sep 11, 2006, 12:41 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #21

    Paypal Dispute Resolved in my favor! WOOT!!! Got my $$ back and everything. The system works!!! YAY!!!
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    Sep 11, 2006, 1:16 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #22

    I am tryin to save up my money to get an ESB from sidewinder.
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    Sep 11, 2006, 1:32 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #23

    Quote DonnieDarko688 said: View Post
    I am tryin to save up my money to get an ESB from sidewinder.
    The ROTJ one I got from him freakin' ROCKS. I have it sitting on my living room table as a "Discussion" piece. Heheh....

    I'll be using it tomorrow for the MSNBC interview as well.. look for us on MSNBC at 3:45PM EST!
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    Sep 11, 2006, 1:58 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #24

    Quote JP In Atlanta said: View Post
    Paypal Dispute Resolved in my favor! WOOT!!! Got my $$ back and everything. The system works!!! YAY!!!
    Awesome for you!!!
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    Sep 11, 2006, 2:02 PM - Re: ROTJ Blaster Nightmare. Need a new one.. #25

    Does this mean I can put 'as seen on TV' on my ads?

    SAS

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