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Postby negifan » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:18 am

No offence to your sponsors

just looking for members experiences with online retailers before i plunge....

personally-- always happy with BBTS, but as stuff sells out or other retailers get their own excluives just wondering

Captured Prey go no go ?
Xybertoys ?

how do I find some of those shops you discuss in the podcasts--because trying to spell them on vocal pronuciation is getting me some 'strange' search results.

thanks
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Re: Online shopping

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:16 am

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I haven't personally bought anything from BBTS or Captured Prey, but I heard good things about Prey. I use ToyArena once in a while, and so far I have no complaints. Other than that it's eBay, and through 140-plus transactions, I've had only 1 bad experience.
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Re: Online shopping

Postby Mkall » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:31 pm

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I've used Captured Prey a few times and I have no complaints at all. The owner's a regular over at TFW and posts here every now and then under the alias Sidecutter. He seems like a very standup guy.
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Re: Online shopping

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:20 pm

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Mkall wrote:I've used Captured Prey a few times and I have no complaints at all. The owner's a regular over at TFW and posts here every now and then under the alias Sidecutter. He seems like a very standup guy.


He is. Honest guy and his order/ship system is amazing. An email for each step of the order. No having to email them or asking for a phone number, just be patient and the email comes to you, automatically.

And he packs well. Like, really well. Holy Cow.

I've used BBTS countless times, highly recommended, their customer service is amazing.

I've used TFSource (via PayPal, no credit card info with them, heh.) and they took a while to ship, but they did ship and it was packed well. Plus, even though it wasn't collector's grade, the figure's packaging was pristine. ...pristine.

I've heard good things about ToyArena.

Robotkingdom...you hear a lot of good things about, but I'm in the minority that ended up having a horrible experience with them. I had to go to PayPal and initiate a claim before they'd even work with me. Heck, before they'd even ANSWER me. They did finally come through, but it was a hassle and what should've taken 4-7 days took around 4 weeks to fix. (Google them, I'm not the only one who's had problems.)

Kapow Toys is a UK based seller, he posts on the boards and he has high marks across the board. I've never used his services, but I've yet to hear anything negative.
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Re: Online shopping

Postby negifan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:04 am

thanks for all your help and advice.
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Re: Online shopping

Postby lonrac » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:37 am

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Buyer Beware:

I tried to purchase items on Xybertoys.com, and while they took my money, no toys were forthcoming. I've written to Paypal, but I'm not positive that they can even do anything at this point.

so even though it seems that the site is working, and you go through all the actions of purchasing, and get a paypal receipt, it appears that there are no toys for puchase.

if a member of Xybertoys would like to get in touch I'll retract this statement, in return for my purchase.
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Re: Online shopping

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:38 am

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lonrac wrote:Buyer Beware:

I tried to purchase items on Xybertoys.com, and while they took my money, no toys were forthcoming. I've written to Paypal, but I'm not positive that they can even do anything at this point.

so even though it seems that the site is working, and you go through all the actions of purchasing, and get a paypal receipt, it appears that there are no toys for puchase.

if a member of Xybertoys would like to get in touch I'll retract this statement, in return for my purchase.


Uhh...from what I can tell, they haven't updated since 2010. I don't think they're in business anymore.

EDIT: Here you go: http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t3622/
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Re: Online shopping

Postby Mkall » Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:52 pm

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lonrac wrote:Buyer Beware:

I tried to purchase items on Xybertoys.com, and while they took my money, no toys were forthcoming. I've written to Paypal, but I'm not positive that they can even do anything at this point.

so even though it seems that the site is working, and you go through all the actions of purchasing, and get a paypal receipt, it appears that there are no toys for puchase.

if a member of Xybertoys would like to get in touch I'll retract this statement, in return for my purchase.

I pays to do some quick searching before jumping on something if you don't know the store.

I looked at the site for 30 seconds and realised they were no longer doing anything. Their most recent update was "New Toys for April 2010." I mean seriously...
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Re: Online shopping

Postby lonrac » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:36 am

Motto: "My 'collection' isn't worth bragging about"
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Just to share my bad mood this morning,

just after receiving a parcel from BBTS ,

pile of loot containing some arms microns, Capule microns, alternity Dai Atlas and Goldbug, and sundry other stuff, valued at $325 (€257),

Bad Mood bit, parcel came with a $85 (€65) import charge. Kind of spoils the entire thing.

thanks for sharing in my rant.

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Re: Online shopping

Postby negifan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:12 am

Lonrac,

get over it, a lot of U.S. retailers won't ship international- (You know who you are :evil: :ic$: :twisted: )- so if you have to pay extra to get your loot, it's a price you have to pay,I know that Robotkingdom can refrain from putting the value on your parcel, so if that will help. :-?
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Re: Online shopping

Postby lonrac » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Motto: "My 'collection' isn't worth bragging about"
Weapon: Photon Pistol
Kind of an xmas spoiler

once again ranting over BBTS experience

purchased $99 of sale figures- prime dead end, airachnid, etc

parcel arrived today with a €65 ($85.50) import and charges.

So, in my rage I'm after cancelling all my preorders, Not sure where I'll get my Fort Max reissue now, but I'll have to see in February.

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Re: Online shopping

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:34 am

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I've found that the bigger the box the worse the odds are that you'll get stung for customs etc. sometimes I get away with it, most of the time I don't :( (I'm in Northern Ireland btw)
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Re: Online shopping

Postby lonrac » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:38 pm

Motto: "My 'collection' isn't worth bragging about"
Weapon: Photon Pistol
Thanks,


being on this side of the Atlantic,

where do you get your figures from?



P.S. Nice custom work :BOWDOWN: (especially the DOTM infiltrator laserbeak ;) )
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