Rating: DiscoveryBargain.com

145 posts / 0 new
Last post
Smelly
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/30/2010 - 14:04
Posts: 243

They are no longer taking Paypal payments.

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

Then I can consider myself lucky given that I was able to place order and pay with PayPal on HB Big Smile

I wonder if issues with my order have something to do with this fact as well :D?

Now if I receive all my order in timely manner then lack of PP will certainly keep me from buying more knives from this merchant.

 

Oh and BTW, their webpage has been offline since yesterday for me at least Wink

Out of business to return with new name again?!

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

I filled dispute with Paypal and later noticed that they have mailed me, after 4 messages to them!
So, long story short, hoursbuying DONT have actual stock availability information on their webpage, just because product is listed doesnt mean its available.

They shipped two knives worth 17$ and other two, also worth 17$ were out of stock, they offered me credit 17.1$ in coupon code Big Smile
I played smart and asked for 25$ given lack of communication from them, they agreed on sending me 2 coupon codes 25$ total.

Now, heres the deal, how should I handle this situation? I told them that Im canceling my Paypal claim for now but will renew it if I dont receive my items in 45 days window(ordered from them 19.01.12 and got shipping notification on 31.01.2012, however my package is still stuck in China post!) from the day I paid I will renew the dispute with Paypal.

What bothers me is that if they give me 25$ coupons, I immediately spend them BUT they dont ship anything and fake the order then will I be able to get those original 17$ back through Paypal in case I dont my new-coupon paid order in timely manner, I understand I should open dispute/claim within original 45 days window, right?

cheaplite
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 4 months ago
Joined: 01/08/2012 - 15:04
Posts: 215

i have yet to find them. each search comes back server not found. where are they iran, n korea?

The Grand Pooh-Bah
The Grand Pooh-Bah's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 01/01/2012 - 16:50
Posts: 216
Location: Deep in the Woods

I tried to purchase from them and of course PayPal came up and said no-go!!  I tried my Visa/debit card and nothing happened till I went to the grocery store and found that my card had been locked due to trying to do a transaction with a country (China) that is on the banks "Do Not Do Business With" list.  Good thing the wife was with me or I would have gone home without my groceries.  It would appear this company has issues behind the iron curtain.

raccoon city
raccoon city's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 10/06/2010 - 02:35
Posts: 17289
Location: रॅकून सिटी Palm Desert CA USA

vēer wrote:

I filled dispute with Paypal and later noticed that they have mailed me, after 4 messages to them!
So, long story short, hoursbuying DONT have actual stock availability information on their webpage, just because product is listed doesnt mean its available.

They shipped two knives worth 17$ and other two, also worth 17$ were out of stock, they offered me credit 17.1$ in coupon code Big Smile
I played smart and asked for 25$ given lack of communication from them, they agreed on sending me 2 coupon codes 25$ total.

Now, heres the deal, how should I handle this situation? I told them that Im canceling my Paypal claim for now but will renew it if I dont receive my items in 45 days window(ordered from them 19.01.12 and got shipping notification on 31.01.2012, however my package is still stuck in China post!) from the day I paid I will renew the dispute with Paypal.

What bothers me is that if they give me 25$ coupons, I immediately spend them BUT they dont ship anything and fake the order then will I be able to get those original 17$ back through Paypal in case I dont my new-coupon paid order in timely manner, I understand I should open dispute/claim within original 45 days window, right?

vēer, if you cancel your PayPal claim I don't think you can renew it.  My advice: try to get your money back through PayPal, and just forget about the $25 coupons.  Also, you cannot open a PayPal dispute for products paid for by coupons.  Remember, this company can no longer accept payments through PayPal for a reason (they are crooks).

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

Thanks R C, looks like Ill have to change my mind regarding cancelling dispute, Ill have to keep the dispute open untill the 45 day window closes, hmm, pitty they dont accept PP anymore.

raccoon city
raccoon city's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 10/06/2010 - 02:35
Posts: 17289
Location: रॅकून सिटी Palm Desert CA USA

vēer wrote:

...hmm, pitty they dont accept PP anymore.

It is indeed a pity.  Just a couple days ago, I really wanted to get a SanRenMu GB-763 from HoursBuying.  But I don't trust them enough to give them my credit card info.  Right now that knife might as well be made of unobtainium.

Vectrex
Vectrex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 05/01/2010 - 15:39
Posts: 2778
Location: Gemany (according to my Black Cat)

Just wait for the next name change... Wink

kreisler
kreisler's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 years 11 months ago
Joined: 11/12/2011 - 23:32
Posts: 3992
Location: Deutcheland

sorry for the lost coupons and discounts, but yeah do the Paypal dispute&claim thing.

 

come back to Dinodirect please Smile

*FMI* i got 4 i/o sh
vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

Hehe, Im all for DD as well, if they drop the prices on flashlights there, not much to choose from knives there, thats why I was so glad to order from HoursBuying, but their customer service proved to be worst Ive dealt with. Shame that I cant have my cake and eat it too, need to choose between cake=coupons or getting hunger away=getting money back.

I doubt they have even shipped my items, come to think of.

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

Guess what? Im not finally able to track my order and it says...

THAT IT WILL LEAVE HK POST TOMORROW :D!
WTF?!

Paypal claim remains open :D! 

cheaplite
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 4 months ago
Joined: 01/08/2012 - 15:04
Posts: 215

i have come to the conclusion after trying unsuccessfully to find it that this site no longer exists under this name 

The Grand Pooh-Bah
The Grand Pooh-Bah's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 01/01/2012 - 16:50
Posts: 216
Location: Deep in the Woods

Which name?

Vectrex
Vectrex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 05/01/2010 - 15:39
Posts: 2778
Location: Gemany (according to my Black Cat)

You are correct.. they change names as they loose Paypal credibility due to too many complaints. DB is now hoursbuying.com and every now and then they are hotdealings.com. I wonder which name will be next.... discoveryhotbuying.com maybe?

xatu
xatu's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 6 days ago
Joined: 03/15/2011 - 07:21
Posts: 1213
Location: Spain. Europe

They haven't got knives now if you choose the metal knife link on its web. Do you know why?

My reviews about knives: : http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

Yeah, only knife I could find is SRM T01A and thats the one they didnt ship to me due to being out of stock, no search results with Navy or Enlan names Big Smile

Speedsix
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 1 hour ago
Joined: 12/04/2011 - 14:49
Posts: 1676
Location: San Diego, California
I signed up and tried to buy some knives but absolutely everything about that site is screwy. The coupon they sent me didn't work, the search didn't work, parts of the site would diassapear. I couldn't imagine a more flaky buying experience. There is no way I was giving them my CC info.
ahmed
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 4 months ago
Joined: 07/16/2012 - 00:09
Posts: 1
Location: UK

I just find the website was 301 to discoverybuying.com. they have so many domains and change frequently. I am very curious how do you know their website? do they advertise somewhere?

raccoon city
raccoon city's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 10/06/2010 - 02:35
Posts: 17289
Location: रॅकून सिटी Palm Desert CA USA

It's good to have you here, ahmed!

Best0270

EDIT:  Potentially offensive picture removed.  Sorry about that!

ChibiM
ChibiM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 05/09/2011 - 10:25
Posts: 6775
Location: Holland

Edit: Thanks Raccoon city! for removing the pic…

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

They are absolute sh*t and I would never ever buy from them again!

My case ended with PayPal sending me back my money for 3 out of 4 knives because only two were shipped and one of the shipped ones was wrong item+I was so dissatisfied with their service that it seemed logical to press on them to give me money back without returning any of the items.

Needless to say that the knife I didnt want has been abused, while the one I wanted, SRM 763 with patterned G10 handle has been real joy to carry :)!

kronological
kronological's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 12/12/2012 - 09:23
Posts: 3042
Location: Texas

Glad I checked here before giving these guys my CC info. I tried…REALLY HARD…to order 5 SRM knives. There search function is a joke. Nothing shows up when ‘SRM’ or ‘Sanrenmu’ is searched. Found the knives under ‘Ceramic Knives’ tab…huh? Cart would continually empty, and after every knife added to the cart, a new window would open. Site is way too finicky. Tried to pay via the paypal option, got a message saying something like…“problem with paypal, instruct customer to pay by other method”…again…huh? At every turn I was getting red flags all over the place.

I see here they no longer take paypal…so why to they still have a paypal link?

No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar nor under a basket, but on the lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.

My Reviews: Ma

vēer
vēer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 21 hours ago
Joined: 01/07/2012 - 14:23
Posts: 2829
Location: N Europe

Thats the problem with them – once in a while they get too many Paypal cases opened by customers, thats when they turn of Paypal payment option and then, after some while, they change their store name.

And yes, their search engine doesnt work, I used google search instead, to find EL01B that I really wanted and despite my previous not-so good SRM buying experience there, I bought the Enlan because it was dirt cheap :D!

Pages