Dinodirect Scam alert

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sukun
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Hi,

Just wanted to let you know that I am also another victim of the Dino Direct SCAM.

I Ordered something (76328982-DD), waited 6 months and eventually the item never arrived and complained and they gave me a credit.

Ordered the same stuff again, 6 months later order didn’t arrive, now they say they aren’t going to give me anything because I took too long to report it.

What a scam, how they can get a way with taking your money and giving you nothing for it is beyond me.

I would advise everyone to stay away and not believe all the reviews they write themselves.

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Welcome to the monkey house, sukun!

Best0270

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I am getting worried…2 of my items from DD have yet to arive…When to start launching dispute?

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECT – SCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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i was looking at this fenix tk45 the price is really low. should i risk ordering it or look elsewhere?? if the latter does anyone know a link??

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MountainKing wrote:
I am getting worried…2 of my items from DD have yet to arive…When to start launching dispute?

Open a dispute before the 45 day mark, I will usually do it around 40 days so I don’t forget.

Just explain you are only opening it until you item arrives to protect yourself and then escalate it to a claim before the cut off date, I cant actually remember how long after you file a dispute it gives you but it will tell you when you do it.

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Its buyers responsibility not to let oneself to be scammed, pay with PayPal when possible, keep in mind 45 days term, if your PayPal’s buyer protection window is coming to a close, then open up dispute in PayPal and get your money back or get yourself gift card that equals or perhaps slightly exceeds amount of money you spent with them.
Always worked for me.

As for Sukun – its hard to believe that you waited 6 months and then re-ordered and then waited another 6 months and then reported it to DinoDirect customer service that item never arrived, year, right…

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As a relative new enthusiast.It simply Amazes me,,,, WHY,,,, people even contemplate useing this supplier .Perhaps im missing something here or perhaps im the only one on the thread that isnt.

You pays ya money and makes ya choice.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
One born every minute.

DON…

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I have been buying from DD the last 6 months. Yes, shipping is slow (with some fast exceptions) but all of my orders (about two dozens so far) have been safely delivered.

A month a go they sent me a wrong flashlight (olight i3 instead iTP A3). For those that know, the lights are very very similar..
Soon after my claim and the related email documentation they issued me a gift card of almost the same value as my order and i got to keep the flashlight.

I believe that this settlement was fair enough from their part and i appreciated their good will.

As long as there is true goodwill, i can understand and be patient with an unfortunate event, every so often, from any supplier, especially if a company delivers thousands of items daily.

I am a flashlight collector and DD has saved me alot of money with its special offers and coupon discounts, especially on expensive items. I have to acknowledge this.

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MountainKing wrote:
I am getting worried…2 of my items from DD have yet to arive…When to start launching dispute?

This was my very first time ordering on DD. Ill wait about 40 daysish and open a dispute. Seriously, if it takes that long, Im sure im not going to be buying from them unless its something I cannot get elsewhere or its a hell of a deal.

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECT – SCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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I reread my post earlier and didnt mean in any way any disrespect to anyone unfortunate enough tobe in the ludicrus position with DD.As i mean no disrespect now also.As i said though,as a relative new pair of eyes.They,,,DD,, standout like A SORE THUMB or seem to be a herbitual offender.Call me oldfashioned,but I cant beleive anyone uses them.Simply isnt the point that some people have been fortunate to have had good service or make excuses that ther a big company,have great deals .The point is that some have been blatantly given the run around and some say lost ther money or goods.Fairplay to anyone who may defend them,thats kewl,but next time it maybe YOU being hoodwinked. I wont be useing them untill ther house is in order,thers usually a reason somethings much,much cheaper……Poor at best service/goods.

Piece and love all,piece and love

DON…

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I think the reason they get used is they often put deals on that are hard to resist…….
This for example……

Fenix tk45:

Dino direct £62.49

Torch Direct (uk based) £112.95

Ans to me thats your reason why people are still taking the plunge and risking money with them….. i know because iv been toying with the idea of that tk45 at that money!!!! lol

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For anyone who hasn

t ever used  the paypal dispute / claim button it seems very stressfull dealing with most of these companies ...I laugh at all the strees i've endured when dealling with semmingly absolute idiots (usually ebay sellers ) who suddenly don't speak any engrish after the sale /Prior to the sale ..perfect english ..

truth is after hitting the claim button 96% of the money was zip back in my pocket in a matter of seconds

Also if paypal offers to make it good don't say it's a matter of principle and try to get the money from the company ...just take the money and get on with life ..Paypal also has lots of our money Silly

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I had a few orders go awry with DD but they have either made it right or PP refunded me the money. The reason I bought from them was because they had prices that were much lower than anywhere else. I got a UF-2100 for $9 shipped a few back. Wish I had bought a few more of them. I got my Sky-Ray King from them for $62 shipped and am happy. Back around January, they had all sorts of great deals and I am still using those lights.

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what you pay for applies for all Chinese vendors.
Up to now I had two orders from DD – both were shipped in 2-3 days and arrived in Toronto
after 4-5 weeks.
I have lot of orders from other Chinese web stores – Focal Price,Deal Extreme,KD,Priceangels…
With all of them you will get refund/new order or your money from PP (just got
a replacement from FocalPrice for a couple of 18650’s originally ordered in June).
Sometimes an order will arrive as little as 9-10 days (FP) or as much as 40+ days (FP again).
Rule of thumb for all of them – do not order multiple items together and don’t order
if you need an item fast.Check a week after an order is placed and contact CS in plain
English.If an item has not arrived by 40th day – PP is your friend.Although
I had items resend even after the PP time limit (both DX and FP).
All these stores offer good prices , but don’t expect exemplary CS and fast shipping.
If that is the most important – go with a reputable US /EU vendor , but with higher prices.
It’s a give and take situation. I would go with lower prices Smile

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I have usd 269 worth of order from *Amazon.com *and they still have not arrived, ordered on July 9th. It’s Sep 26th now 2.5 months later, and there is no paypal. Sad

They told me that I have to wait till Oct 3rd.

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*“Thank you for contacting us.

We do regret that you haven’t received your package. We checked that your shipping address is correct . Since the estimated delivery time has passed, we may assume that the package was lost in the transportation. and we are willing to resend you a new package or we can offer you $26 giftcard as compensation once you reply to us. you can use the giftcard to purcase any item any time on our website as cash . So which one you prefer ? Thanks in advance for your understanding and efforts. “*

I WANT MY MONEY BACK… I started a paypal dispute + replied to their email. How to proceed to get back my money? I do not want to be dealing with dishonest people/companies.

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECT – SCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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Just proceed with PayPal dispute/claim escalation process, thats it ;)!

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I WILL NEVER SHOP DINO DIRECT AGAIN!!!! EVER!!!

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just got ripped off. I bought an expensive item. They only sent partial and now they giving me a different description of the item i ordered. wtf?. I had my receipt and everything and there was nothing they could do. Eff that man. Shop elsewhere guys. This was my first order ever from DD and Im so bummed. >=(

Marky Mark

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This is not CPF Italia Wink

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please type in English please Silly

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justinteacher wrote:
Io sono senza parole per descrivere la mia soddisfazione con il servizio Dino diretta. Consiglio a tutti di potersi fidare già comprato e ha ricevuto tutti i beni, comprare senza paura.

(Google translate: “I have no words to describe my satisfaction with the service Dino Direct. I recommend everyone to be able to trust already bought and received all the goods, buy without fear.”)

Who dredges a 2 year old thread to make a first post like this? Spammer?


 

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ruffles wrote:
justinteacher wrote:
Io sono senza parole per descrivere la mia soddisfazione con il servizio Dino diretta. Consiglio a tutti di potersi fidare già comprato e ha ricevuto tutti i beni, comprare senza paura.

(Google translate: “I have no words to describe my satisfaction with the service Dino Direct. I recommend everyone to be able to trust already bought and received all the goods, buy without fear.”)

Who dredges a 2 year old thread to make a first post like this? Spammer?

Yes, he’s a spammer… I’m italian and i’m pretty sure he isn’t… The first post seems a translation from English to Italian made with google. Simply a spammer, but i don’t understand why he use italian in an English forum…

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