I hate to put a company out there like this, but this has gone on since Oct 15. House of Shadow Wolf LTD is a company that produces replica armor for renaissance and medieval reenactments. They also produce several replicas of various Star Wars blasters including the EE-3. I came across them on ebay on 15 Oct 2010, and purchased one of their replica EE-s blasters. This was before I realized others on here made them - newbie mistake! Their auction page on ebay stated that the blasters were sometimes held at the post office because they resembled real firearms, and that shipping might take 30 days because of this. At the time it seemed plausible that this could happen. However, on Dec 3, 2010, when I had not received my blaster, and the tracking information stated that the post office had yet to receive the actual package (only the electronic shipping info advising them to expect the package) I sent predalien64/House of Shadow Wolf a message through ebay inquiring as to why or what had happened. I received a message back 2 days later that they were looking into it. After two weeks of waiting, I sent another message, again through ebay, asking for a refund, since it was becoming evident that this blaster was never going to arrive. They sent me back a long message with a story about a virus that destroyed all of their computer systems, and that they couldn't refund until they verified that the item was lost or stolen at the post office, and that things take longer around the holidays. I accepted this because if I were running a business, and had sent an item, and someone claimed they had not received it, I would want verification as well before refunding money. As of 6 January 2011, I had still heard nothing back on this issue, and sent another message through ebay requesting a refund. Again, a reply today that they were looking into it, and to please be patient. I contacted ebay directly this afternoon only to be informed that I have 45 days after a payment is sent to file a claim. Same goes for PayPal. So I got the phone number for their business, and have only been able to get the voicemail. I have left 3 messages over the last three days and gotten no response. Ebay advised me to file a complaint with the FBI Internet Crime Center.
The purpose of this is to inform all of the good members of TDH what is happening at this point and to beware if you intend to purchase a blaster from House of Shadow Wolf LTD/predalien64.