- Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
I'm less than impressed with both, right now.
I'm trying to sell them some of my collection, first offer wasn't too bad, but when I added more figures to the list of items, it was like a monkey doing a math problem. And it took them FOREVER to get back to me. (I'll be fair, though... Curt did get back to me within a somewhat reasonable time frame. BBTS took NINE days. NINE, dammit!) Both are kinda lowballin' me. Granted, they're not the greatest figures (value wise, I mean, the market's droppin' out...) but lowballed fo' sho'.
Shipping... BBTS is iffy. Sometimes, they'll send an item out in ridiculously fast time frame. Other times, they'll sit and sit and sit and sit. My first time out with TFSource...they were slow. They took a vaycay for a holiday, plus one of their staff was out, plus they were hit with preorders of the item I ordered. Now, they did get it to me, and they did answer my questions, and I was jerkish, but no communication up front...kinda bothered me. Fortunately, they did at least answer and were honest.
Speaking of communication...
TFSource finally answered everything I've thrown their way. BBTS has actually ignored me a time or two. I used to say BBTS was the shiznit. Now, I'm thinking they're more shi...
BBTS does give you the POL option, which is nice. They also work with you on preorders, unlike TFSource. (I hear Curt and crew can be vicious about 'em...)
I know it wasn't listed on the list of options, but Ehobbybaseshop (our newest sponsor) REALLY impressed me. They packed well, they picked a pristine figure (box and all), and they kept to their schedule, right down to the hour. Their communication (even with language barrier) was top notch. They impressed me so much, I will do more business with them, even though it's import. I bought PRID Dreadwing off of them, which was pricy, I don't deny, but they got it to me faster than it would've been if I had ordered off of BBTS. TFSource wasn't even going to carry it! Ehobbybaseshop even accommodated me on an ordering problem I was having with eBay. They were patient and nice. I can't tell you how impressed I am. Robotkingdom? Hah. Bleh. BBTS? Meh. TFSource? Iffy.
BBTS is probably my go to because their figure replacement is ridiculously awesome. Usually all problems of that nature, they'll bend over backwards to fix. I'm just saddened that they've become so big that they lost that personal connection. In the past, you felt like a customer with a face and name, now you just feel like a number, waiting your turn.
TFSource does have the collector in mind, and they do finally follow through, so I'm more impressed with them than BBTS at this point, in many ways.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.