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DarthJet
07-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Need some advice from scummers.....

So I find a Sideshow 1:1 Boba Fett on the forums from a fellow member here for $1100 who I shall not name for now but will reveal as he has gone rogue and not answer my messages. I know it is a sold out piece so I expected to pay more than retail and I also expected to find it in somewhat good condition. However, it arrived damaged.

I promptly called Sideshow but they need the original buyer to call them to get it fixed/replaced. However, the guy I bought it from - bought it from another on ebay. He was cool about it in the beginning saying he would contact the ebay seller. A week goes by then a couple more..... I don't want to hold on to it so he then offers to replace the visor himself - something I could do myself (the visor is really flimsy surprisingly). I told him I would prefer $300 back so I am paying close to retail. I think his is fair because it arrived damaged. Visor completely cracked, metal plaque is peeling off, electronics cover piece off and boba's head completely taken off neck with loose polystone pieces. He finally agreed to return some money on paypal but he has not done that yet and has not responded to me.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image4_zpslsnz7o6r.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image4_zpslsnz7o6r.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image5_zpsgxffffnc.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image5_zpsgxffffnc.jpg.html)

metal plaque peeling off.

One could blame shipping but clearly, the styrofoam container shows that boba's head should be side ways. He sent it face forward. Not only that, the styrofoam clamshells were NOT taped together when he shipped it. That is on him!

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image11_zpsmvqkuo3c.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image11_zpsmvqkuo3c.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image3_zpsbexeifge.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image3_zpsbexeifge.jpg.html)
Head should be sideways

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image6_zpskljqjwab.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image6_zpskljqjwab.jpg.html)
electronics compartment cover was unglued and loose.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image10_zpshbosjbpx.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image10_zpshbosjbpx.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image2_zpsoqqdim3j.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image2_zpsoqqdim3j.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image1_zpscdkial2p.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image1_zpscdkial2p.jpg.html)

Cracked Visor

Head was not attached when received
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image8_zpspbwi26dn.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image8_zpspbwi26dn.jpg.html)
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image7_zpsnphwn5sx.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/ed_chan1/media/image7_zpsnphwn5sx.jpg.html)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll164/ed_chan1/image7_zpsnphwn5sx.jpg
Loose Polystone pieces in box

what do you scummers think?

TRDNiteLife
07-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Obviously the head is the major issue followed by the cracked visor. I would consider the other issues minor. That being said I would return it for a full refund. If the seller is un-cooperative I would follow through with Paypal and/or credit card company. Hopefully you used credit card through Paypal and paid as payment for goods.

A few months ago I sold my mint Fett bust to a local Scummer for less than $800.00. You can find another and for less.

Lastly, don't bother contacting Sideshow. There is nothing they can/will do regarding this situation.

DarthJet
07-08-2015, 11:46 AM
Obviously the head is the major issue followed by the cracked visor. I would consider the other issues minor. That being said I would return it for a full refund. If the seller is un-cooperative I would follow through with Paypal and/or credit card company. Hopefully you used credit card through Paypal and paid as payment for goods.

A few months ago I sold my mint Fett bust to a local Scummer for less than $800.00. You can find another and for less.

Lastly, don't bother contacting Sideshow. There is nothing they can/will do regarding this situation.


Wish I had bought from you! now this seller is being smug and saying it's fair that I request the cash back but then he doesn't send the money.

SITHSTALKER
07-08-2015, 04:05 PM
And that's why PayPal is your best friend.
If the seller didn't disclose the damage to you and is not following threw with the deal you both agreed too, I'd file a claim and let them decide.

Hope it works out for you and you can replace the piece for your collection.

DarthJet
07-08-2015, 04:50 PM
thx for advice. I bet seller knew that too. I am going to have to give him negative feedback. He is a scummer here as well but I certainly won't be doing business with him again.

TRDNiteLife
07-08-2015, 06:03 PM
If the seller doesn't make it right then definitely out the seller here on the forum. You can help other members make an informed decision about dealing with this person.

Tweekem
07-08-2015, 08:01 PM
Agreed... this place isnt totally safe but its better than most others because the majority of us look out for each other in most regards. Telling us who they are would help the community so...

Sergiu
07-09-2015, 02:45 AM
I've encountered a lazy seller like this years ago, but with a smaller item, and it also arrived damaged due to the seller "forgetting" to tape the foam clam shells back - at least he fully refunded me. In my opinion this badly damaged Fett bust will require quite a lot of repair by a professional (and that could get expensive), so you might be better if getting another from someone else - send this back and ask for full refund. Bad shipping, no communication, excuses are not something we'd like from sellers here or anywhere

S3xyStarkiller
08-26-2015, 11:07 PM
This is painful to look at. Sorry about that man!

hellhippie
10-25-2015, 03:42 PM
WOW that's really bad , im sorry

Tweekem
10-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Oust the guy so no one else gets burned please.