I feel I got done wrong by a member here and I want to know what you guys think. Am I right or am I wrong? I will let you be the judge.
I really hate to bring this to rebelscum but I feel I have been left no other option. I have been on the hunt for a 12 inch box Vader for a long time. I wanted a real nice one. Almost no flaws. I saw a ad in the classified section for 12 inch figures and contacted the guy and he told me he had two nice Vaders after seeing one of them I decided to go with the more costly one because it was nicer. He sent me pictures and it look nice it was still in the afa wrap. He told me the price was 1200.00 so I go to the bank and get a loan for the money to get the Vader.
I send him the money and ask if could help me out with the shipping. He then told me he got this really nice box and I will have no worries in shipping it should be fine. He wanted to know if I could paypal him 16 dollars for the box so I did. He sent me pictures of the figure in the box and the foam around the box everything looked good. I also ask him to mail it to my sisters house because not long ago there was a package stolen from my door step and I just didn't want to take any chances. So I wait for the Vader to arrive.
The day comes and I go to my sisters house and I see this "BOX" in person that he says he paid 16 dollars for to be almost the same size as the AFA case the figure was in. from the picture he sent me it look like a good box but it was not---- far from it.
I turn the box around and the backside had a hole in it and I heard noise. My worst fears had happen. The AFA case had a big hole in it that I can stick my hand threw and a crack from top to bottom with a small hole at the top. I look at the figure and the cello has a very small hole or tear in it an there is a rip on the top of the flap. How could this get a AFA 85? I don't think this was caused by shipping.
So I contact him on the spot.
He said he would take care of me.
By "taking care of me" He means to sell me another Vader at $450, or give me a $100 or for me to send him $450 worth of items for the other Vader. So. He wants me to spend more money on something that could happen again. Or take that little $100.
The picture of the Vader he sent me his face was facing *forward*. The Vader I got his face was turned *sideways*. I am not sure if that is the same figure at all. Maybe it is. But that is a red flag.
He was willing to sell another $1000 Vader to me for 450 taking a 550 lost but he can't just send me 300 and just me done with it?
I am very upset and he says I have every right to be but it is not his fault but he was the one who put it in this small***** box. It was asking to get damage.
In the end I feel I have been bent over backwards ram rod in the the you- know- what with a ten foot pole. I don't feel trying to sell me something else is "working with me."
I do admit I made the mistake in trusting him he would have the thing insured. He did not. AGAIN. He told me I had nothing to worry about everything will be fine. My mistake was trusting him at all. I am now out of 1200.00 that I got to pay the bank. The Vader itself is not that bad but it sure isn't what he told me it was. If I new about the tear on the top of the box I never would have bought it and I think it was always there. I call AFA and they are checking into it. I am not going to let this go. I have been as nice as I can be about it but my anger is starting to get the best of me.
I had come very close to send the Vader back and saying F it and F you but what good would that had done.
All I did was pay for something that he told me I would have no worries with. That is it that is all. I told him I didn't want nothing to go wrong in shipping or anything. He told me not to worry at all. I got the email to prove it too.
He is not a man of his word. I ask him please don't do this to me. But he is. Lets work something out but he is not hearing it. How could someone sleep at night know that they really did a number on a person is beyond me. He is even hinted my sister or her son who wasn't even there at the time destroyed it. Why would I do such a thing for something I have wanted for so long? I did talk to some people and they said that both parties are at fault but asking for 300 back is more than fair.
So. What do you think?