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Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Savage » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:46 pm

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Recently I ordered one of the leftover Electron/Sandstorm sets from the Club Store. I was all excited today when the box arrived. But when I opened it up, I found Mirage and Thundercracker inside instead. My invoice and receipt all say Electron/Sandstorm. I really thought I had seen the extent of FunPub's incompetency, but they've surprised me yet again. I sent an email asking about an exchange, we'll see how long and painful this turns out to be :P
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby ScottyP » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:20 pm

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I'd just call them tomorrow, I'm sure they'll get you fixed right up on something like that :)
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby RAcast » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:45 pm

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ScottyP wrote:I'd just call them tomorrow, I'm sure they'll get you fixed right up on something like that :)

You know we're talking about FunPub, right? :lol:

Sorry for your bad luck, Savage! :(
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:47 am

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Has anyone ever had themselves not get taken care of by FunPub? Ever? Bad service? I know I haven't. You know the day to day club stuff is run by folks who are just a handful of everyday joes just doing a job. Understandable that it's a mistake but... it's just a mistake. People act like they're the worst thing to happen to the brand and yet they put on amazing conventions every year. Two even, one for the Joe fans! They've produced over a hundred Transformers figures. Most of which are great. Cut them a little slack. They'll get you straightened out. To go in thinking the worst is the wrong mindset from the beginning.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:40 am

Flux Convoy wrote: You know the day to day club stuff is run by folks who are just a handful of everyday joes just doing a job. Understandable that it's a mistake but... it's just a mistake.


But they make a LOT of mistakes. BIG ones. We're all just "everyday joes" doing our jobs, but being an "everyday joe" isn't an excuse for doing your job poorly. If my boss calls me into their office to ask why I screwed up a project, I can't just throw up my hands and say "Hey, I'm just an everyday joe and I make mistakes!"
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:59 am

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Fact is, you could get bent about it or just call and sort it out. I don't understand all the wasted energy complaining about this stuff. It really is so trivial in the big picture of your/our lives.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:06 am

Flux Convoy wrote:It really is so trivial in the big picture of your/our lives.
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You could say the same thing about every discussion we have here. Might as well shut down the message boards. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:11 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:It really is so trivial in the big picture of your/our lives.
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You could say the same thing about every discussion we have here. Might as well shut down the message boards. :HEADHURTS:


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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:13 am

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There's certainly something to be said for having the correct outlook. Especially repeat customers such as Savage and myself who know how they operate from plenty of first hand knowledge.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby njb902 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:25 am

To suggest anyone should have to put up with poor customer service is ridiculous.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:27 am

Motto: "Chaos... is coming!..."
No one has said that. You won't get anything but good customer service from them.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby njb902 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:30 am

Flux Convoy wrote:No one has said that. You won't get anything but good customer service from them.
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Receiving the wrong merchandise seems like pretty bad customer service to me.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:33 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Nah... Just boycot the club, make them fold so we don't have to deal with their errors ever again 8-}


What I meant was: If we're not going to discuss things that are "trivial in the big picture of our lives", then we might as well shut down this board because there'd be nothing to talk about.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:35 am

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njb902 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:No one has said that. You won't get anything but good customer service from them.
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Receiving the wrong merchandise seems like pretty bad customer service to me.

No that would be a shipping error. Customer service is an entirely different matter.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby njb902 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:43 am

Flux Convoy wrote:
njb902 wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:No one has said that. You won't get anything but good customer service from them.
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Receiving the wrong merchandise seems like pretty bad customer service to me.

No that would be a shipping error. Customer service is an entirely different matter.
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Most businesses would disagree with you.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:49 am

FluxConvoy, do you work for FunPub? Your defense of them is approaching fanboy level.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby Flux Convoy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:02 am

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I don't, no. Obviously I am a fan. I have been a member of the club since the beginning and have attended all but their first Botcon. Should this really matter? My defense of them in this regard paints me as a fanboy though? Maybe rethink that. By suggesting people stop painting them as some sort of villain and just calling to exchange their toys? Okay, you win.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby njb902 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:10 am

Flux Convoy wrote:I don't, no. Obviously I am a fan. I have been a member of the club since the beginning and have attended all but their first Botcon. Should this really matter? My defense of them in this regard paints me as a fanboy though? Maybe rethink that. By suggesting people stop painting them as some sort of villain and just calling to exchange their toys? Okay, you win.
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I'm not saying they are a villain, I'm saying they aren't a good company.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby RAcast » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:27 am

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To be fair, FunPub does usually get things worked out, but it nearly always takes longer than they said it would (see: months late), and I'm sure cases of things like this are more common than you would expect.

Not a terrible company by any means...but flawed to be sure.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:15 am

Flux Convoy wrote:No one has said that. You won't get anything but good customer service from them.
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So how are they dealing with the problem of the mis-assembled Hoist figures? I assume they're doing the right thing and replacing all of them at no charge.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:19 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:No one has said that. You won't get anything but good customer service from them.
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So how are they dealing with the problem of the mis-assembled Hoist figures? I assume they're doing the right thing and replacing all of them at no charge.


Nope, there are none. See my reply in the other thread.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:21 am

Then are they giving people refunds? They must be doing SOMETHING to address this and make it right. If not, that's pretty sh*tty customer service.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:30 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:Then are they giving people refunds? They must be doing SOMETHING to address this and make it right. If not, that's pretty sh*tty customer service.


For the shoulders it seems the problem either isn't severe enough, or they consider the problem to hard to fix. The problems aren't limited to the shoulders, some Hoists and Electros have the inside of the chest misassembled as well, but FunPub has posted a fix for that on Twitter. Only required the removal of three screws :)
As for the shoulders, Convotron has posted a video on how to remove the capped pins that hold the shoulders together, and is the main obstacle for the fix. Pretty advanced stuff.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby njb902 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:15 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Then are they giving people refunds? They must be doing SOMETHING to address this and make it right. If not, that's pretty sh*tty customer service.


For the shoulders it seems the problem either isn't severe enough, or they consider the problem to hard to fix. The problems aren't limited to the shoulders, some Hoists and Electros have the inside of the chest misassembled as well, but FunPub has posted a fix for that on Twitter. Only required the removal of three screws :)
As for the shoulders, Convotron has posted a video on how to remove the capped pins that hold the shoulders together, and is the main obstacle for the fix. Pretty advanced stuff.


That's fine and dandy, but can't expect people to be happy with it. I don't think it's too much to expect a business to deliver on it's obligations.
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Re: Club Store Botcon Souvenir Mix-Up

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:22 am

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njb902 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Then are they giving people refunds? They must be doing SOMETHING to address this and make it right. If not, that's pretty sh*tty customer service.


For the shoulders it seems the problem either isn't severe enough, or they consider the problem to hard to fix. The problems aren't limited to the shoulders, some Hoists and Electros have the inside of the chest misassembled as well, but FunPub has posted a fix for that on Twitter. Only required the removal of three screws :)
As for the shoulders, Convotron has posted a video on how to remove the capped pins that hold the shoulders together, and is the main obstacle for the fix. Pretty advanced stuff.


That's fine and dandy, but can't expect people to be happy with it. I don't think it's too much to expect a business to deliver on it's obligations.


True, but there's no such thing as a business with a perfect track record, 100% positive feedback. How should FunPub have handled BotCon Hoist, if:

1) There are no replacements
2) Ordering a complete new run is not an option
3) All sales are final

What if it actually can't? Go storm their PR offices?
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