Erailea wrote:Actually, I'd like to just say BBTS does NOT charge you for full shipping for every pre order you make. They might show you the full shipping cost during the "check out" when finalizing the pre-order, just in case you choose to ship it before your other pre-orders come in, but they don't actually charge you that amount if you let your POL build.
I just pulled up one of my bills:
Back in February I had 3 pre-orders come in. I got charged $15.23 for shipping. It would have been nearly triple that had I been charged full shipping for each individuality item. Basically, if I remember how the breakdown happened properly, my first pre-order was $12 in shipping fee's and my next two pre-orders were an added $1.25 each.
I won't go back through the entire thread, I simply don't have the energy or the patience to do so, but I'm thinking he was talking more about when it's charged, rather than the amount. Regardless, you're right. They slightly adjust the shipping price, but it's never full price on additional items.
Which leads me to the next thing:
Stormrider wrote:Since we are discussing BBTS pile of loot - does anyone know how they fill the orders? For instance, if I preordered an item as soon as it came out (for simplicity, we'll say that I was the first person to place the preorder). The item then arrives at BBTS, but I don't ship my pile of loot until another 6 months. Does BBTS fill my order with the first wave of the shipped figures and does it sit on their shelf?; or do they fill my order with whatever figure they have when I decide to ship my pile of loot?
The reason why I ask is because sometimes the defects get worked between waves, such MP Rodimus and curious if that has any affect in this scenerio.
From what I understand it's based on the order in which they were placed as to how they drop into your POL, and at that point it's yours...so in the case of Green Giant where they only got half their stock initially, if yours dropped in your POL but you didn't ship, dude waiting for his the extra month still wouldn't have gotten yours despite the fact you sat on it the whole time.
POL is a double edged sword, sometimes. On the one hand, it usually works well and saves you money. On the other, it can cause stock problems...
I've seen several cases (across all the boards) in which POL items went out of stock and BBTS had to issue an apology to the customer and give them either store credit or a full refund.
They don't keep bins for each customer, or a locker for each customer or whatever storage facility people might think they have. They receive a shipment, and allocate whatever pieces a customer requested and put them off to the side and put all of these customer pieces together. There could be a 1,000 different customers items in this storage area. They're supposed to be marked off and tagged with each person's name, info, etc. Sometimes, the items fall through the cracks and they're either sold mistakenly or misplaced and the customer doesn't receive that item. This happens frequently with POLs that are months and months old. This is one of the reasons they give you so many months before it autoships. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if some of these "Warehouse finds" are from customers lost items. (It's certainly not impossible.)
This can still happen, even if the card's been charged. This is why they offer a refund or store credit. (I believe that it's a refund when this happens. Store credit is usually for certain returns.)
Regardless, the payment method in question is never charged until the item is in stock and ready to ship. They do not charge you upfront for a preorder. Not even the shipping. Only in stock items. If it's in stock and it hits the POL, you're charged right then, right there. When the preorders come in, you're charged right then, right there. If there is a flub up, contact customer service. That's all you can do. It's really as simple as that.
If they changed their ordering policies, which is their right, they should notify the public that they've done so. We've received no notices. Their policies haven't changed, last I checked. So...
*reads* Oh...here we go.
First of all, this little tidbit:
Bowspearer wrote:OH FOR BOOTING UP COLD!!!!!!!!!! *tripple facepalms*
You came at me like a man, you're going to continue acting like one when speaking to me. It's a matter of respect. Starting a post with a piece of dialogue from a cartoon reeks of disrespect when you try to diss me. Be grown up the whole way, or don't bother doing this at all.
Now, onto the rest of your post.
Bowspearer wrote:Seriously, you do get the irony of the entire attitude of your last post right? On second thought, scrap that since it's clear you don't, since you haven't bothered to comprehend my posts.
Oh, I comprehend just fine. Has it ever occurred to you that you're usually the one who's being told they just don't get it? You've been having trouble with ordering over the internet and dealing with businesses for quite some time now. You come on here and go on and on about it, chapter and verse, and it usually ends the same way: Hardly anyone agrees with you, but they all agree you don't handle it in the most professional manner.
Bowspearer wrote:Obviously I get the way it works. I'm not opposed to the way it works. I've said this TWO FRIKKIN TIMES already!
No, you obviously don't. This thread would've been dead and over and done with if you did. Actually, if you did, this thread wouldn't have been started.
Furthermore this was never about when you're charged for the item cost. Seriously if you're even bringing that up, then I have to seriously question your reading skills.
Bowspearer wrote:This was always about the shipping charges and when you're hit with them. Do I need to spell those words out to you so you actually get it?
You can spell them out 'til you're blue in the face. I've also explained to you, 'til I'm blue in the face, how and when they charge you for shipping. You keep beating the dead horse.
Bowspearer wrote:Here's the thing, I don't even have a problem with when I was charged per se- my issue is with it being abiguous and being caught out by it. Even then, I'm not bagging them out and telling people to avoid them. I'm simply saying "major heads up with shipping charges using PoL on BBTS so your budget isn't thrown out". Seriously, WTF is wrong with that?!
...yes, you do have a problem with the time frame. This thread would've lost one of it's purposes had you not cared, but you do, so here we are. There's nothing wrong with giving someone a heads up on things...if you understand what you're trying to tell them. If you don't understand how the system works, you can't be telling others how to use it. Do you see that? That's a legitimate point. I also said that if there is a real error, you need to contact their customer service for more info/assistance. Your intentions were fine, the end product didn't work out so well.
Bowspearer wrote:And guess what? By the third post in this thread it had served its purpose because someone who wasn't aware of it now is so when they do order, they'll take the shipping charges into account at the time they order rather when they want it all shipped out.
...I'm telling you that they ONLY charge your card when the item is in stock. Not on a preorder. They don't do it. It clearly says that they don't charge your card until it SHIPS. How do they know how much an item weighs until they actually have it in hand? They have rough estimates. They have the word of the manufacturer, but until they actually have it in hand and weigh it, they don't know what said item weighs. They can't charge you accordingly until they have the final figures. (If the weight is more than they factored in, they eat the costs, not you. That's what makes them one of the best in the business. Other stores might pass the costs onto the customer.) Again, if they are charging you NOW for a preorder that comes in LATER, then you need to speak to customer service and have them clarify or check or whatever's necessary. Perhaps you're entitled to a refund, or store credit, or perhaps they'll show you how it all adds up and you might've missed something.
I know from personal experience how their system works. I've put preorder and in stock items in my POL. I was charged the full price plus shipping for the in stock item. The preorder item did not adjust my total until it came in. Let me say that again: The preorder item did not adjust my total until it came in.
If you're being charged for them, you need to contact customer service, now. If you're angry that they charged you the shipping price for the in stock items, well then...that's on you. Should've read the fine print. It clearly says they'll do just that. If you weren't expecting it to be $40.00 for international shipping, that's also on you. By now, you should know this stuff.
Bowspearer wrote:Next time, you might want to try grasping what a post is actually bout before blindly leaping in and ASS-U-MEing.
I've assumed nothing. I'm going by what the info in the posts have contained. I'm going by past experience with you. There's nothing to assume, it's the same old song and dance, basically.
No one's made an ass out of me, though you try your darnedest. I'm in a good mood, so I'll let it slide, but if it was any other staff member, you might be looking at a warning. I will say this: You need to learn patience, you need to learn to not play the victim all the time, and you need to learn a bit of respect. And again, if you're going to come at someone like a man, show some respect and be that way the whole way through. Don't preface a post with a cartoon quote. It's a slap in the face, plus it makes it rather difficult to take it seriously. Then...I see what you have to say and how you say it and I see you're being serious and I don't care for it. We may not see eye to eye on many things, but I will not go out of my way to disrespect you.
You've been incredibly offensive in the past, please work on it.
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.