HTS Sending Out FREE Samples

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  1. bradforj

    bradforj Well-Known Member

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    I received a pleasant surprise via FedEx today. Inside the box was a minty fresh MISB Classics 2.0 Inferno! I did not order or pay anything for this item. I buy a lot of TFs and Joes from HTS, so maybe that explains why I was chosen. Keep you eyes peeled for a box from HASBRO/SALES SAMPLES/CONS AF. It shipped from Chino, CA.
     
  2. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    Nice one mate :thumbs2: 
     
  3. mirarage

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    Did you have anything on order from them?
    There have been a few problems with HTS and infernos.
    See the 'restocked HTS' thread at 'toy discussion'.
    Enjoy your inferno.
     
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    I got something similar. Same markings on the box, et al. But it was my order from HTS, and the tracking numbers matched their website. My guess is you either ordered it and forgot, someone else ordered it for you for Christmas, or they mistakenly shipped someone else's order to you.

    Giving free toys in a random unpublicized promotion doesn't make any kind of sense, so I'm pretty sure that's not what they're doing.
     
  6. bradforj

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    I am starting to think maybe they did screw up. I ordered a different item some time ago, and the tracking number on their website shows it going to Millington, TN (I live elsewhere in TN). That package is due for delivery tomorrow, so I will know something is up if I don't get my order. It is possible that someone's Inferno has been sent to me. Perhaps some poor soul out there is looking at his tracking info for Inferno saying, "Delivered? WTH?" Guess we'll know in 24 hours!
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Free samples of new toys during an economic crisis, riiiight.
     
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    I wonder if, shortly, we'll have a "Hasbro didn't send my my inferno, WTF!" thread pop up?

    They almost definitely sent you that by mistake. HTS wouldn't be sending out free samples.
     
  9. bradforj

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    I wouldn't think they give out samples, but the label says it is from SALES SAMPLES. I will know tomorrow if this is a mistake, and will update the thread then. I have a feeling that my order is going somewhere else by mistake and that this Inferno came here by mistake. Let's not speculate too much until tomorrow.
     
  10. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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  11. Darkprime

    Darkprime Antigrav Singular Destron

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    Hmm, maybe my inferno got shipped to someone else as a sales sample. ARGH!
     
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    Yeah, that threw me too when I looked at mine. :) 
     
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    Hmmn. Similar reports are coming from the GI Joe forums though.
     
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    are you sure, some one ELSE did not buy it for you? like for christmas?
     
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    See the HTS thread I linked to. People aren't just getting the wrong items in place of the right ones, they're receiving random, unordered merchandise, either by itself or packed in with things they did order.

    Incidentally, I also got a package with that odd Sales/Samples return address. And a real name on the return addy. But it was the Vector Prime I actually ordered, and the tracking number matches the one applied to that figure on my HTS.com order online. So it's not freebies being sent out, it's them using that return address for some odd reason.
     
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    I got Uniiverse Inferno and Vector Sigma for HTS today! (I had ordered them :lol )
     
  18. bradforj

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    Absolutely. My family does not support my collecting (sadly). So I know it did not come from them.
     
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    uh-oh, some kid isn't finding that fire truck under the tree.
     
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    You mean some adult collector from the forum :lol .
     

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