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#301 BobG

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:13 AM

Been away for awhile, got on a model railroad kick, now back to planes, both large and small scale. Anyway, I was checking out the forums, saw this thread, and decided to give it a go, so, yes, I bought the "Corsair" kit. Here's how mine went,

Oct 5, marked as shipped,

Oct 10, left airport, Hong Kong,

Oct 18, received USB cable, contacted seller through Ebay, also Oct 18, reply from seller, made mistake, offered to reship, or refund, 

Oct 19, requested refund,

Oct 20, message from ebay, you have a refund,

Yes I took a chance, I didn't have to file a claim through ebay or paypal, refund came from the seller. What surprises me, is that so few have received their USB cable, and gotten a refund, maybe they're just not sayin'


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#302 Darren Howie

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:14 AM

If it sounds to good to be true......

Quoting myself from page 2..even back then anyone with any sense could see con written all over it.
What a surprise nobody has got there "to good to be true" Corsair.
I mean really why even bother with it?
You having blown 2 months still dont have a Tamiya Corsair and still have to go through the entire refund process and "hope" to get your money back.
The things people will do so try to save a dollar even though its completely obvious to everyone its a blatant con...
A fool and their money...
Why not just donate the bucks to the Red Cross and it would at least do some good instead of lining some con mans pocket...

Edited by Darren Howie, 02 November 2017 - 04:16 AM.

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#303 ScoobyDoo

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:46 AM

Are we done yet?
Thought you were staying out of it Scooby? :) ... thread is going round and a round in circles now, nothing new to report.


I’m not gloating at all, I feel bad for all involved. The seller is trash, the people here are good people.

I’m very dissapointed this seller is still able to take money and isn’t being suspended or stopped by eBay. He will make some money from this. I see this thread as a warning to others.
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#304 The Southern Bandit

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:22 AM

I’m not gloating at all, I feel bad for all involved. The seller is trash, the people here are good people.

I’m very dissapointed this seller is still able to take money and isn’t being suspended or stopped by eBay. He will make some money from this. I see this thread as a warning to others.


I agree my friend, its a shame Ebay are letting this scam continue ... never thought you in particular were gloating (we've talked in private about this) but for sure, some have seemed to be gloating on fellow members perceived loss here and I struggle to comprehend that in a tight knit community like this..

I dont think the seller will make any real money from this, if he is a hit and run scam merchant/s ... and is pretty obvious he is now, even Ebay will block his scam attempts quite soon ... we all here think this is a scandalous major rip off ... and it is, but in the wider scheme of things its going to take Ebay a bit to catch up, its small change to them and Paypal ... and that's not our problem either.

I suggest all involved in this scam complain through proper Ebay channels, you will get your money back, some have already, but let them know please.

I think we are all waiting on Jennings now to admit he is not getting his Corsair but is a USB cable up on the deal ... a deal nobody would want to go through again though ... once Jennings says this, then I propose not delete thread, but keep it open for evidence if needed for those involved, but either lock it or just let it die its natural death :)

All this negative speculation about how the guys involved wont get their money back is bogus, the guys are already getting their money back, this is not doing the vast majority of Ebay trading any good ... Ebay/Paypal is not perfect I agree, but its the best we have just now for what it does.

Also, and whilst I'm ranting :) The vast majority of far east Ebay kit sellers are absolutely fine, just courteous and polite in their dealings in every way, its this recent idiot hit and run seller that taints them, seriously guys, bought many kits from far east on Ebay and other places before ... only reason i stopped is because UK customs seem to have noticed the loophole and hold my kit ransom for a bit then send me notice for their surcharge ... other wise still have complete confidence in far east sellers



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:07 AM

I have two I'm waiting on that should be delivered around the same time as Jennings. See how many hits this thread has had? Over 15K and still going. I wonder if it'll hit the 20k mark before we are finished.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:17 AM

Quoting myself from page 2..even back then anyone with any sense could see con written all over it.
What a surprise nobody has got there "to good to be true" Corsair.
I mean really why even bother with it?
You having blown 2 months still dont have a Tamiya Corsair and still have to go through the entire refund process and "hope" to get your money back.
The things people will do so try to save a dollar even though its completely obvious to everyone its a blatant con...
A fool and their money...
Why not just donate the bucks to the Red Cross and it would at least do some good instead of lining some con mans pocket.

 

Those of us that bought the kit went in knowing that we were taking a gamble so we hedged our bets to see how it would pan out knowing full well that EBay would refund us if we didn't receive the kit. If it wasn't for EBay protection I don't think any of us would have taken the chance.  I can only imagine the posts if the kit had turned up for $12.00 + postage.


Edited by Maxim, 02 November 2017 - 09:17 AM.

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#307 tjtx

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

Ok, I just received a full refund from the seller(yanan). I didn't have to go through ebay or PayPal. I told him my kit hasn't arrived and I want my money back. Easy as that. To be very clear, I knew the chances of getting it were slim, but I took the chance anyways knowing full well I'd get my money back if it all fell through. Why wouldn't I give it a go? If you walked into a casino in Vegas and they told you at the door, "no matter what you get all your money back", wouldn't you hit the tables? You'll probably not win, but you might.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 03:57 AM

I've pruned the antagonistic content from this thread. If you've got coaching advice from the sidelines for mods please PM them. Any publicly visible coaching advice from the sidelines will be summarily deleted AND dismissed as incoherent ranting.

 

The thread was hidden, adjusted to remove content that some found objectionable and now it's locked. The thread remains as it's been considered a useful resource for many.

 

 

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