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Discovery Bargain?

Has anyone actually gotten anything from these guys? I ordered a knife in February and am a few days from my 45-day PayPal resolution period expiring. I will file in a few days if I don't receive anything, but I'm just wondering.

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What was the shipping date?

 

If it was February 12 I am confident it will arrive soon. A lot of items from Feb12 and Feb 22 have been severely delayed.

 

I buy a lot from Discoverybargain and they are okay.

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Thanks, Smelly. They said it was shipped Feb. 25, but it was ordered Feb. 23. I would file a dispute just to buy a little more time, but it's good to know they do actually ship things.

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I just received a bunch of stuff from them today, took about 3 weeks.  Best packaging I've seen yet.  No complaints.

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If that comforts you a bit i also have yet to recieve my orders from early march from MF. I'm sure they sent the goods. I am not worried about that but i just can't stand the packaes are traveling around the world and getting kicked by disgruntled employees without any good reason. :/

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It's good to know that they're legit. I have a couple of knives on the way and their website has been down for the last 24 hours, at least for me.

 

Edit: Looks like it's up again.

Edit2: Or not.

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Hello,

my first order was extremly fast (a little mit more than 2 weeks). My last order doesn't arrived until now (ordered 22. Feb). First they told me, it was send with HongKong Post, but there was a problem and they send it again with Singapore Post.

I couldn't track it again and I ask for the correct tracking number. Only one number was wrong (I get a number with a 4 at the end. They send me now the correct one, ends with a 1 - all other numbers were identical - I think a human typing error). It leave the country on 25. March.

Now I still waits and hope to get it tomorrow.

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Smelly wrote:

A lot of items from Feb12 and Feb 22 have been severely delayed.

Yep. Ordered 14, shipped 16 feb (from bestinone) and still haven't arrived. HK Post traking service show "Departed". Will wait, have no other thing to do :~

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I will probably escalate my PayPal dispute to a claim around April 20th.  I hope someday my knife will come.  I hope Discovery Bargain doesn't ruin my April 20th.  Innocent

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Weirdest thing happened, after filing a Paypal complaint they send out an automatised mail looking like this:

(Mail anonymised)

It seems like they want to send me the same Item again?

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Don't do it. Get your money and buy it again in a few weeks (giving time for a replacement to come, if they did send it).

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Whatever inventory/backend system they have seems to be sort of broken. I just checked and it I got the exact same email twice for my first order and then the same email five(!) times for the second order. This is merely speculation but if I had to hazard a guess I'd say that their system sends an email everytime someone messes with an order.

In any case, I'm with brted. You can always close a PP dispute, no harm, no foul.

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Anybody who has experience with this company, please don't forget to give them a star rating here:

http://budgetlightforum.cz.cc/node/1740

I'll also link to this thread from there.

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Sorry, I didn't realize there was already a sticky. I looked and must have missed it.

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brted wrote:

Sorry, I didn't realize there was already a sticky. I looked and must have missed it.

Not a problem, I just mentioned it so that everyone can update the star rating.

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These knives available on DiscoveryBargain are described as Bee EL01A and Bee EL01B, but show photos of the cheaper and smaller Bee L01:

http://www.discoverybargain.com/product/HT00441S/BEE_EL01A_Knife_(Silver)_29728.html

http://www.discoverybargain.com/product/HT00441B/BEE_EL01B_Knife_(Black)_29728.html

Looks like classic bait-and-switch to me.  I sent DB a message through PayPal about this apparent fraud.  BTW, earlier they wanted $1.70 for tracking to "resend" an EL01B, but now it looks like they really intended to send me an L01.  I asked them to explain themselves.

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They used to list the EL01 with the correct photos; I just recently noticed the picture difference.  Looks like a plain goof-up to me.  Wrong pictures/descriptions are common on other sites, too.  I just recently emailed Focalprice to clarify a similar issue, and they are generally very good.  Always need to be on your toes with these budget dealers.

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I've bought goods from this web about five times, good seller. But for EL01, the description about color on their web is wrong,there's only one color silver offered on the web.

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looks like a mirror to focal

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Too bad, I'm waiting on an order for 3 knives I made a few days ago. Anybody else getting the Chinese characters?

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They seem to be having some technical issues w/ hosting.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786094%28WS.10%29.aspx

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agenthex wrote:

They seem to be having some technical issues w/ hosting.

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786094%28WS.10%29.aspx

Thanks for the confirmation.

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I emailed them a week ago or so and they advised their issues were due to a DDOS attack. I haven't been able to access their website these past few days either.

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2 my orders (ordered in last 3 months) from them arrived without problems and relatively fast.

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I never did get the 4 knives ($45) I ordered in april.  I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went past my 45 days (paypal) and I got screwed. 

 

So Discovery Bargain gets 2 thumbs down and

 

 2 middle fingers up from me.

 

 

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fishinfool wrote:

I never did get the 4 knives ($45) I ordered in april.  I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went past my 45 days (paypal) and I got screwed. 

 

So Discovery Bargain gets 2 thumbs down and

 

 2 middle fingers up from me.

 

 

 

Now I won't make the same mistake.

Ron

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My order went from "already pay" to "already delivery". I have sent 2 questions to them and received no replies. They haven't sent a tracking number or any emails at all.  They did take my PayPal money though... Anyone know the order processing steps they use? Should I be concerned?

Ron

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Ron:

According to my aknowledge for their website, the order over $20 will be send out by Register Airmail, with tracking number. Otherewise there is no tracking number.Smile

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scubaduderon wrote:

fishinfool wrote:

I never did get the 4 knives ($45) I ordered in april.  I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went past my 45 days (paypal) and I got screwed. 

 

So Discovery Bargain gets 2 thumbs down and

 

 2 middle fingers up from me.

 

 

 

Now I won't make the same mistake.

Ron

 

Your order placed at April and order amount is $45, it should be a tracking number for your order. Have you trace your order with the tracking number?

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