DEFORMATION SPACE DS-001 Crimson Wings(G1 MP Starscream)

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  1. Kevin Iaquinto

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    I had that on PO from showz forever, I canceled, but if it actually releases, I'll probably pick it up.
     
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    Mine arrived in the US 5 days ago and has been sitting in Fedex Wisconsin center ever since. Come on let's fly on over to CA already.
     
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    This is a great looking Starscream. I limit my collection and so don't need the other seekers, only one definite Starscream.

    Shame I have to send him back. TF-Direct have not offered to replace the box or parts.

    TF-Direct are also saying I have to pay for the return cost!

    Time to open a PayPal dispute? :( 
     
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    Yea better open a dispute. That’s actually crazy.
     
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    paypal might ask you to do the same thing, but it doesn't hurt to try, I suppose.

    What's really stupid is how it costs a damn fortune to ship from the US to China while it's dirt cheap to mail from China to the US, especially when all the shipping containers are jam packed loaded to the gils getting here but are sent back far more empty.
     
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    I wont use TF-Direct again, I had a MP-47 get "shipped" on April 30 and didnt arrive until July 10th with a worthless tracking number
     
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    Absolutely open a dispute. Or at least tell them their terms are unacceptable and threaten a dispute and see if they'll work with you. They should replace or refund and it shouldn't cost you anything. Asking you to pay for shipping to China is ridiculous. Shipping costs from there to here are subsidized - return shipment is not. It's not reasonable to expect you to pay an arm and a leg to return a defective item. This is why ShowZ does those sales where you can buy a defective item for a discount but it's only available to buyers in certain countries - they just have you ship it to the new buyer and they pay for the shipping because it's cheaper than shipping it back. It's also why Chinese sellers are usually so good about replacement parts - it's cheaper than paying for you to ship the whole item back.

    I don't remember why I stopped using them. They pulled some kind of crap on a few of our board members or something. I feel like it was similar to the issue we're talking about here but I just can't remember. All I remember is it pissed me off so I decided to avoid them in the future.
     
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    Which is exactly why it's so much more.
     
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    TFdirect seems like a good way to save a couple bucks provided everything goes right. But heaven help you if anything goes wrong. I've only had one order with them myself, and it was the only order out of all of the usual vendors crowd that left me angry.
     
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    The shipping containers have to get shipped back to China for use again somehow whether they're filled with exports or not. You'd think they'd be glad to make some revenue on the return trip considering how imports are competing for every inch of space in those containers getting here.
     
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    Yeah open a dispute. I'm glad you decided to get a total refund because this is unexcusable. 100% not your fault and they should be taking all the liabilities. Shame on them. I hear nothing but negative feedback for TF Direct.
     
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    Also, we got Acoustic Wave this year from FT and I expect to see Sonic Wave next year. That is why KFC did a reissue of Transistor so there will be at least 3 Blaster offerings.
     
  14. Kevin Iaquinto

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    New Berlin?
     
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    It's a mixed bag for sure, there's some really clever steps, but a combination of tolerances and clearance issues rob a lot of the fun from it.
     
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    Ah even paint being scraped off?
     
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    Only done the once to alt mode and back but the paint on mine held up well, no signs of chipping and the slightest bit of rub on one hinge you can't see in either mode.
     
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    Ah got it. I think a couple of transformation videos showed the paint chipping off. Prolly a case by case basis
     
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    Yeah, I'm gutted. Quick question: once I've opened a PayPal case, should I escalate it immediately and let them step in? I doubt if TF-Direct will replace the box/parts or pay for return shipping.
     
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    I have too, but I'd rather let the preorder ride only taking a few bucks to secure the lower price because it's already gone up and may go up again once its incoming/in stock.

    I've had no problems using TF Direct until recently where I bought a Gcreation Darkness Maxmas and it came completely sealed but missing the antenna. At first I thought the reissue was supposed to include the extra set as well so I immediately reported to them that hes missing the antenna that should be on his head and the extra set he comes with and I provided clear pics. They recently wrote back writing something about the reissue that I dont understand but then saying that they can't get the parts so "it is what it is, hope you understand". :eek: :mad:  NO I DONT UNDERSTAND, so I wrote back telling them I'd rather just return it then because i paid full price for a brand new sealed product that is missing parts and are very noticeable parts because Prime has two gaping holes in the side of his head. I have yet to hear back but I'm getting this feeling that i will have to escalate it to a dispute which i will kindly warn them that's the route i intend to take if we can't resolve this. Having found out that for the reissues they decided to only give one set of the angled antenna, I'm hoping this is just a miscommunication and they are telling me they can't get the extra set because of how they reissued cuz that's kinda what it reads like. This doesn't help me with the standard set that should be on his head in the package so they are failing to realize he is missing all of them. We'll see. Depending how this goes more than likely i won't shop there anymore.
     
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