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Tornado Cyclone Europe order

Discussion in 'Glass' started by oli, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. olfos

    olfos illumination through vaporization

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    then i stay in :tup:, of course! :doh:
     
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  2. DieHard

    DieHard Vertical transportation specialist.

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    Ah... Smoke cartel, purveyors of the fine DO20 at TWICE THE price. And the DO22 for how much?!?!
    DO20: http://smokecartel.com/collections/...i-diagonal-showerhead-oil-concentrate-bubbler
    DO22: http://smokecartel.com/collections/...werhead-ball-to-showerhead-multifunction-tube
     
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  3. Mister G

    Mister G Council Elder

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    I'm more in for a US buy if shipping kills it from EU, I'd like to keep it under $45 total.

    It's too bad the single orders got cockblocked. :ninja: If this doesn't work out, I'm ok and can spend even less money on a D022, W, or Sunshine's next wave of glass. Dang, I'm pretty satisfied with the D020-D, so my cup runneth over anyways.
     
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  4. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    I'm in! Please keep me on the bulk order list and notify me by PM when it becomes available for our group purchase. Thanks! Snappo
     
  5. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to welcome Rodger D:clap: into the group :tup:

    So that would make it 9 pieces, 1 to go

    Whircycloning on through :rockon:

    1 to go, 1 to go
     
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  6. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Please see my post above yours - I make 10! Thanks!
     
  7. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Snappo, I thought you were replying to Mister G about been in for a US group buying!

    So I'd like to welcome Snappo:clap: into the group :tup:

    So that would make it 10 pieces, 0 to go

    Whircycloning on through :rockon:

    All good tornadoboddies as soon as I have more info you'll be the first ones to know!!!

    Thanks you guys!!!!!
     
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  8. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Yes, thanks - I'm in the USA.
     
  9. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    @Snappo

    hem hem, not sure you've read the title of this thread :ugh:

    Nothing against sending it to the US but will probably be costly with the 2 lots of shipping and 2 lots of customs charges, hence the Europe group order thread

    Please let me know

    Just a quick recap,

    the price for the unit is $30 + shipping to Spain, + approx 15 to 20% customs charges ?

    Then I'll dispached the units from Spain to France, Switzerland and so on which will add more cost obviously.

    But for now I'm still awaiting shipping cost from India to Spain

    Just wanted to make things clearer
    ;)
     
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  10. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Oops! So sorry - my error:uhoh:! I guess I got so excited that I forgot the title. I hope these will become available in the USA at a good price. Enjoy your Tornadoes everyone:nod::wave::peace:
     
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  11. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    No worries!

    So I'd like to welcome Bvapst:clap: into the group :tup:

    So that would make it 10 pieces, 0 to go


    So if anyone else wants in, just let me know, and perhaps they could be a reserve list if you want in, as I guess we might loose people on the way.
     
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  12. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    So it looks like my "bargain" ain't going to happen.

    I wrote to the seller asking about shipping my item and he wrote back that they were not a retail business, etc. We went back and forth a couple of times with him eventually promising to return my money.

    FYI the money has still not been returned after several promises to do so. Going through PayPal they informed me his account has been closed and to contact them if I wanted to take further action. You think?

    I would definitely make sure that you make sure you have a guaranteed way of getting your money back before investing your money.

    I see it is still set up as a retail site. Individual prices. Item description stating "single". Ability to place a single unit in your cart. All with nothing about needing quantities. Incidentally he repeated stated they don't sell in less than 20 units. I trust you got some sort of believable commitment before you send in any money. If he's putting up this much resistance to returning $38 how much for $1000 or more?

    Just sayin'....

    ~
     
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  13. equatorgringo

    equatorgringo Well-Known Member

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    Completely agree with this, be very careful...that seller is not via DHGate or Alibaba, your "buyer protection" gets to be unstable and they are located in India.

    Fingers crossed for @Sinclue.
     
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  14. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    And I got to get serious with them and attempted to pay 300 for 10 units.
    I attempted to pay, but paypal protection would not allow me.
    I wrote to seller to inform him and his reply was:

    We really want to inform you that we have developing the same design in now 5mm tube instead of 3.5mm.
    So price increased now cost will be $ 40
    Minimum order quantity will be 20 pcs
    If you have acount with shipping comany and you will arrabge to p8ck from our place then we can provide 10 pcs too

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
     
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  15. equatorgringo

    equatorgringo Well-Known Member

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    That's just fucking weird. I'd stay out. Imagine trying to do business with them with that kind of communication. In all honesty it sounds like total bullshit and just a plot to get more money out of you, and in the end who knows if they deliver the product or not. I've done enough business in China and Latin America (failed and successes) to have a bit of paranoia and this raises flags...FC brothers I say stay away and see if sunshinestore starts selling them, no?
     
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  16. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Yea. I wouldn't touch that even with someone else's money.
     
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  17. tepictoton

    tepictoton Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I am getting more and more red flags too here...better stay with what we know works I guess...back to sunshinestore to check for new models lol:ko:
     
  18. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    So that looks like you can pay $800 + s/h for 20 or $400 for 10 and figure out how to get them yourself. Which sort of begs the question why have them listed as individual items on the webpage for $99?

    Perhaps a nice Spring vacation in Agra? I hear its only 108º and 85% humidity this time of year.

    FYI PayPal informed me his account is suspended and that I should proceed with the Resolution process. Guess that means they don't think he's going to give up my $38 willingly.

    ~
     
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  19. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    So I have finally some info for all of us guys and it does not sound good unfortunately!!!

    After fighting the all weekend over shipping details, things are still far from clear!!!

    The bottom line as regards to shipping is that they are telling me not to worry that shipping will be paid on delivery for my ease of cash-flow daaa! And that the final price will be in the region from $8 to $15 per units!!!

    Sorry guys but I can not do business like this, I would not do it with my money let alone with other people's money!!!

    And to top it all, they are now saying that I need to buy 20 units of the new 5mm they will produce as the offer of buying 10 is no longer available....bla bla bla

    Anyway this is their last email:


    ANS. 1- Shipping will be $8 , total $ 150

    Our old stock will cleared, which was made by 3.5mm tube now we are making in 5mm tube cause now our buyer suggest to develop in 5 mm so Shipping increased.

    ANS. 2- We are just offer 10 PCS each to cleared our stock, our existing client already ordered and stock is cleared, in Morning rest 20 PCS also ordered and sold. Now we make fresh Pcs in 5 MM Tube,

    Mr.… we really apologies for miss-understanding…

    Our Offer:

    Price - $ 39.99 / Each (Website- $99.99)

    MOQ- Only 20 PCS in same design with Blue Disc

    Detail - 12 Inches, 5.0 mm Glass Borosilicate Tube, OD-42 / 50mm bent shape.

    Total cost = 20 Pcs x $ 39.99

    =$ 799.80 + $ 10 (Banker Charges)

    Shipping - will be paid when material reached you. Approx. $150 (Fixed Minimum Charges) remain same for 10 Pcs or 20 PCS

    Time - 10 Days

    Very very sketchy to me it seems!!

    On top of it all I was kind of happy to buy 10 units but 20, forget it, don't make me wrong I'd love to spend time at the post office writting adresses down, packing and shipping but not that much I'm afraid...

    I also did write various email to other people who were on that initial email I received from Aaryan creations but so far the 3 who have written back to me have never ordered from them and find the concept of not paying for the goods shipping alongside with paying the final invoice illegal in the US, so you see further complications...

    I also did write to Smoke Cartel thinking they had bought from Aaryan creations themselves but this was their answer:


    Hey there,

    We originally contacted that firm to create that model for us, but found a better more reliable manufacturer. They are NOT AUTHORIZED to create those, it would stealing out design. Thanks for letting us know, I'll be contacting them. If you want to buy some, we'd be more than welcome in a wholesale order for you since we have about 100 coming in.


    So weather that is true or not its still another layer on top of it all.

    So I'm afraid that I will leave Aaryans creation offer on the back burner for now.

    So I'm sorry to have led you guys in all this excitement but I'm sure you treasure your hard earned money like I do and won't be sorry to cut the deal at this stage with all our feathers still on...

    Anyway many thanks to all who were part of this Europe group order and others who were keen about the idea.


    And good luck Sinclue to get you money back!!



     
  20. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Sorry all. It does show how lucky we are to have Sunshine Store though.
     
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  21. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    Also PayPal informed me today that he has no standing with them (Account Suspended) and without my asking escalated my refund request to a "Claim".

    In addition he hasn't responded to my emails asking just how he intends to refund my $.

    Run away. Run away quickly!
     
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  22. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I feel fortunate that Paypal did not function for me as I tried to push button on 10@30!
     
  23. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    Indeed. He'd have come back to you with a price increase and upping the MOQ to 20.

    I just heard from him and he said to give him 7-8 days to get my $35 back to me, but as he seems to be in trouble with PayPal I'm not sure I'll ever see it. I'd say you dodged a bullet on this one.

    ~
     
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  24. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    And... he just wrote to me again.
    A frantic email... ready to do business....
    "PLEASE reply... We are waiting now"
    I responded:
    I appreciate your response, but can not do business with you.
    You are on Paypal's list of Merchants that are not trusted.
    You also are on the Warning list of at a Glass Accessory forum.
    Have a good day.
    Vitolo
     
  25. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I wouldnt have even bothered helping him by pointing those things out. I think a famous page from history would have been more concise and appropriate:

    "General McAuliffe was acting Commander of the 101st Airborne Division and other attached troops during the siege of Bastogne, Belgium. When they became surrounded and the Germans demanded their surrender, he sent back a one-word reply 'NUTS' ... The German major appeared confused and asked what the message meant."
     
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