Epic heroes scam

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  1. MasterDeath

    MasterDeath Just Insane

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    Hi all, I got an intresting email the other day from epic heroes (you know that place that sells figures etc for rip off prices)

    They gave me a £30 gift voucher. Great I thought, so I placed an order for 2 figures (not much of a good selection on there for stuff, and with those rip off prices...) I chose a batman figure (infinate crisis) and a mark 2 iron man.

    So then I got the usual confirmation email etc. This morning I recieved this email:

    I have only ordered from this place about twice now and that was long ago... and the otems were not available elseware. From now I will not be ordering anything there again.

    Stay away from these loosers.

    (UK biz based in london btw)
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Yeah, that's some bullshit.

    Way to ensure people don't wanna shop from you, epicheroes.com!

    EDIT: Also, Toyark probably would be a better forum. Maybe ask a mod to move it for you?
     
  3. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Wow, that is super scammy. Yuck.
     
  4. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Ebay:
    it is about as annoying as sites that NEVER update their pages/inventory and make YOU click on like 4 links to discover, they have been out of stock since November of 2002.

    if a company won't update their site, they won't get updated with my money b/c it sounds and looks super fishy to me.
    thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Dick move, epic heroes. Dick move.
     
  6. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    You should send them a link to this thread, so they can see how them not honoring their fake-ass coupon is gonna cost them more money than if they had.
     
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    yeah. the way i understand it is they just send out coupons ( fake) to see if the mail system worked, preparing for a REAL coupon mailing at some distant future time.

    what an amazing concept !!!
     
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    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Is there the equivalent to the US's Better Business Bureau in the UK? This warrants reporting, IMO.
     
  9. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Yeah, you should probably report them to your local Trading Standards dude. That's shitty in extremo.
     
  10. Boardwise

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    I got the same emails.
    The probably know it works now from all the people placing orders.

    I haven't bought anything form them in years, and seeing there jacked up prices I don't think I will be.
     
  11. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Strangely enough, the only time I have ever ordered from Epic Heroes, both items were below retail after shipping.

    Galaxy Force Demolisher - £13-ish shipped
    Galaxy Force Live Convoy - £16-ish shipped.

    This was not during a sale.

    This does seem like a strange move, and I can see them getting in real trouble with trading standards for this.
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Damn, that was'nt cool. It's like they purposely want bad buisness

    < never ordering from epic assholes either
     
  13. MasterDeath

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    You know its funny...those are the only items I ordered there too hehe. I recieved this after telling them I would call consumer direct:

    Customers? what those 3 ppl that order from them still? :p  I'm not going to bother reporting it now, being a biz they will get away with it anyhow on some technicality.
     
  14. ErechOveraker

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    Wow, what a shitty response. Horrible company.

    edit - also, what's with The distracting random capitalization In that Message, another admin error? yikes.
     
  15. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    I'd still report it. If nothing else Trading Standards will give them a bollocking and put the shits up them. I did it once with a locksmith that pissed me off. Gave me a lot of amusement :D 
     
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    EpicHeroes.com Phat Dawg !

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    Master Death Is A Trouble Maker !!!

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  17. Scourge

    Scourge I shall rise again

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    Wow This post would be more effecftive without the name calling.
     
  18. ErechOveraker

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    Wow, definitely never buying from this site. Ever. Completely ridiculous and unprofessional response.
     
  19. GogDog

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    EpicHeroes, after that immature display of name calling you just performed, I can honestly say that I will never buy from your site. In fact, if I ever see you store mentioned, I will try my hardest to convince people to never shop there because of the history of the people who run it, and the immature behavior demonstrated by those people that I have personally witnessed. I have copied and pasted your original message you posted before Soundwave.ca so graciously removed your elementary language from the reach of our eyes, and I will gladly post it for all to see if they have trouble grasping the blemish on the toy community that is you. Good day.
     
  20. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Missed the blow-up here.

    I would still report it. At the very least, there is a record of a complaint about the business.
     
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