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NerfNoob

Is anyone else having delivery issues from China?

I'm due some replacement darts from a Chinese seller - I've ordered from them 3 times before and they usually show up around 3 weeks later.  It's been 6 weeks and still no sign (the seller has asked me to wait another week).

Likewise I ordered a second 18 dart magazine from a different Chinese seller that I bought one from successfully earlier this year.  The first time it took around 5 weeks to arrive.  After 2 months the second one hasn't showed up so the seller dispatched a replacement.  Another 2 months has passed and the replacement hasn't showed up either.
OldNoob

This is why it's worth paying the extra to either go in a Britnerf MO or to buy from U.K. sellers.
Everyone should be aware that there has been a wave of "too good to be true" listings on ebay lately, where the listing is much cheaper than comparable ones. Sellers are thus able to get your name, address and PayPal for relatively little and sometimes abscond with some as well.
Supercollide

I've had the same from ebay. I stopped buying any non-uk Nerf stuff a few months ago.
be aware that the same goes for Amazon Marketplace lately too, a lot of 'too good to be true' stuff as well as Chinese businesses listing as in the UK but posting from China.
NerfNoob

Yeah, I understand that, however the darts were from an ebay seller recommended on Britnerf, and one who I'd ordered from 3 times prior successfully.

The magazine was a random ebay seller, but again I ordered one previously and it showed up without issue.
OldNoob

We have all switched to U.K. dart stock lately as the price difference has been minimal. Amazon and Ebay make a ton of money regardless of the quality of service or wether you get your goods. Vote with your feet and make complaints to the platform responsible as well as reporting any suspicious listings.
If a seller gets too many strikes from CS cases they get blocked.
NerfNoob

Can you recommend a UK seller for the X-tip waffles?

Previously I've been paying around 7 for 200.  Thanks
Supercollide

I've been using EKIND on Amazon.
200 waffle tips for 13.00 (Prime) but that means I get next day delivery and I haven't had a duff dart yet.
http://amzn.eu/6jqx2Mz
NerfNoob

Thanks, that's worth the extra cash if they turn up within a week and come in a box without half of them squashed!
OldNoob

EKIND are the same as generic waffles, just put in a box and the price doubled. UK based seller, less cost.
n_g

OldNoob wrote:
UK based seller, less cost.


Listing has ended, 400 for 14.39 same seller
OldNoob

Thanks NG, that's actually cheaper. I could see it because I bought it!
Northwind

Ekind  Laughing Bloody geniuses those guys, reddit is all about "are these ekind darts or copies"  Laughing

TBH I still buy buttloads of stuff from china, not had any more issues than before. I was quite surprised by just how weak amazon seller protection is- ebay are pretty no-fuss and at least one seller's been shut down because of complaints I've made (though obviously they'll just start a new account) but amazon could not give a damn.
Supercollide

Northwind wrote:
Ekind Laughing Bloody geniuses those guys, reddit is all about "are these ekind darts or copies" Laughing

TBH I still buy buttloads of stuff from china, not had any more issues than before. I was quite surprised by just how weak amazon seller protection is- ebay are pretty no-fuss and at least one seller's been shut down because of complaints I've made (though obviously they'll just start a new account) but amazon could not give a damn.

Did you file an A-Z guarantee claim?
I found Amazon useless until I filed an A-Z. One issue was resolved within an hour the other within 2 days (as the seller had registered a tracking number for the delivery).
Ratman99UK

if you want to buy from china via ebay

This seller: limagicq
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/limagicq?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2754
Has worker parts and has given consistent shipping and good customer service (the once they send the wrong worker flywheels - ended up with a free second set)

This seller: milocos
http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/milocos
has got khoosh darts to me in two weeks last time i ordered

if you want to buy from aliexpress:

Teams-Mart Store (worker parts)
Lightake Toy Store (non worker parts - i got some green mags from here last week)
Supercollide

Ratman99UK wrote:
Lightake Toy Store (non worker parts - i got some green mags from here last week)

a-ha! Did mean to ask you where they came from  - they looked great!
Ratman99UK

at 2.58 i couldn't not risk lime green goodness:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/S...r-Nerf-Gun-Clips/32812960278.html
haloxxbilly

Yeah, i ordered 3x 18 mags from china, they didn't arrive after 45 days, (max amount they said), they then said they would resend, but its been another 45 days since they said they sent replacement, and they've read and ignored 3 of my messages now.
Northwind

[quote="Supercollide:40775"]
Northwind wrote:

Did you file an A-Z guarantee claim?
I found Amazon useless until I filed an A-Z. One issue was resolved within an hour the other within 2 days (as the seller had registered a tracking number for the delivery).


Yup, even then it was a total pain. (last case was some random darts I'd ordered out of curiosity, they were supposed to be Nerf compatible but were about 10mm across! The Amazon response was more or less "what's the difference". Got a refund eventually but it took a lot of chasing, shop is still going and still selling the useless darts Sad )
NerfNoob

haloxxbilly wrote:
Yeah, i ordered 3x 18 mags from china, they didn't arrive after 45 days, (max amount they said), they then said they would resend, but its been another 45 days since they said they sent replacement, and they've read and ignored 3 of my messages now.


Exactly the same as me, except I only got stung for one and not three. I did order one earlier in the year though which turned up and was good quality.

Makes me think they don't actually have the product any longer, and then just play for time saying they'll send a new one. Sadly I'm well over the time limit to put in a claim to get the money back, and can't even leave feedback. Although fortunately I had 7 days remaining for replacement darts which also look like they'll never arrive now, so I got my money back for those via eBay.

Which seller did you buy the mags from out of interest?
haloxxbilly

8-hk692 Was the seller
Supercollide

haloxxbilly wrote:
8-hk692 Was the seller

I had problems with them as well. Their communication was awful so when they went 10 days past the due by date I insisted on a refund.
NerfNoob

Yup, I can confirm that's the same seller.

Their communication was pretty good at first, but now they are not responding.

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