*updated*: ThankYouSteve.com experience

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by skoker, May 26, 2006.

  1. skoker macrumors 68000

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    I purchased $39.85 USD worth of shirts from ThankYouSteve.com on April 28th, and paid with PayPal. The money was received and I got an email from the owner of the site saying I should have my shirts within a week or so.

    Flash forward: Stardate 26 May 06, and several emails and phone calls have gone unanswered. I know a few other people who have also not gotten their shirts yet.

    I'm beginning to feel that I've been had- anyone else had a similar experience with TyS?
     
  2. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    Hurry and file a complaint. Paypal only gives you so much time to do so. After that time has passed... yes you will have been had.
     
  3. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Done.
     
  4. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome. Now, Spread the word and tell them how to take these bastards down :)
     
  5. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Dear xxxxxxxx,

    Thank you for contacting PayPal. We have begun our investigation of the
    following transaction:

    Transaction Date: Apr 28, 2006
    Transaction Amount: -$39.85 USD
    Your Transaction ID: xxxxxxx
    Seller's Transaction ID:xxxxxxx
    Case Number: xxxxxxxxx
    Seller's Name: ThankyouSteve.com
    Seller's Email: money@thankyousteve.com



    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_complaint-view-details&cid=xxxxxxxxxxx

    We will make every effort to resolve this claim within 30 days although we
    may require additional time to complete our investigation.

    Our investigation will be made on a best-effort basis and PayPal cannot
    guarantee funds recovery. For more information about our Buyer Protection
    Policy, please review the PayPal User Agreement at:

    http://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/ua-outside

    Sincerely,

    PayPal
     
  6. Lau Guest

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    It may be worth contacting the owners of the site and telling them you've filed a chargeback in case this spurs them into action. I did this recently with a different site - ordered a t-shirt, after much pissing around emailed the site on a Monday to tell them that if they didn't email me by Wednesday I would initiate a chargeback through my credit card company. On the Wednesday I still hadn't heard, so filed the chargeback, and on the Thursday there was a t-shirt on my doorstep sent airmail from the US. I cancelled the chargeback. :)
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Thanks for the head's up on this skoker, hopefully it will prevent many people from getting swindled.

    This must have been a big deal for you since you appear to have come out of MacRumors retirement (yet again!) to post this! :p ;) :D
     
  8. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Nothing on their website seems to be updated since April.....
     
  9. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's the whole reason I opened the Claim, note that this isn't the typical PayPal dispute, but they sent it straight to Claim status. Leads me to believe that there may be other open cases.

    Either way, they've got till the 5th to respond to the claim or they get *assuming* their PayPal account locked.
     
  10. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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    Skoker is taking this a little too far, I've already ordered a shirt from them in the past, no problems, these shirts had to be printed (as per the email I got from the site owner) and he said they'd be available soon, but I too got sick of the wait so I filed a claim as well, but I'm not saying that you shouldn't order from them because of one (or two) errors.

    They make great shirts, I love mine.
     
  11. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's great- That why I got mine- I loved yours- BUT- when you say a week and a half and a month later you can't even respond to a freakin email- that's a problem.
     
  12. Lau Guest

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    Totally - the site I ordered from was obviously a guy screenprinting some shirts, and I suspected he'd just been overwhelmed by demand. But if he'd just answered one of his emails saying "I do exist and I will get the shirt to you as soon as possible, I've just been overwhelmed by demand" I would have been more than happy to wait.

    It's just good business practice, innit. :)
     
  13. confucious626 macrumors newbie

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    I remember I filed one of these complaints about a year ago for $100. I haven't seen my money til this day.
     
  14. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just a quick update- he/she still hasn't answered the Claim with PayPal yet. 4 days left.
     
  15. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just got an email from PayPal, they suspended TyS's PayPal account for 'fradulent uses' and refunded me (and I'm assuming amacgenius) as well.
     
  16. iClarus macrumors newbie

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    Re: TyS! Response

    Hi there, all.

    I am not looking to instigate a flame war here, but I wanted to take a moment to respond to the comments made above that are not completely accurate.

    As amacgenius was so kind to mention, I have duly shipped orders all over the world. With any new venture - especially a small, largely one-man operation - there are bound to be a few hiccups or unsatisifed customers.

    My PayPal account has not been suspended due to "fraudulent activity".

    It is, however, on hold pending resolution of a claim by a customer that he did not receive an order for which I have signed delivery confirmation. He believes that someone else in his office building signed for the package.

    Secondly, all orders for Stevequote t-shirts were refunded a few weeks ago as I do not have the funds, time, or manpower to launch and ship a new product line right now, as I had originally intended. I apologize that I clearly overlooked your order when I issued these refunds in mid-May. By the way, I issued your refund this morning, not PayPal.

    If you have attempted to contact me via e-mail and did not receive a reply, I apologize for that as well. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.

    Thanks.

    Thomas
     
  17. lexus macrumors 68000

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    How did you find this thread?
     
  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Google?
     
  19. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Why would he be googling his fraudulent a activity.
     
  20. eva01 macrumors 601

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    couldn't he just google for his companies url and find this link.

    I google for my URL to find out if people are giving out their passwords for the download section a lot
     
  21. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    He may have just been googling ThankYouSteve.com and this came up, in fact it's the 3rd listing for "ThankYouSteve.com", so of course he's gonna click it.
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    2 pretty clear answers right above this post.
     
  23. mpw Guest

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    Vanity? It's why I Google my name, I've never had a hit yet:(
     
  24. iClarus macrumors newbie

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    Re: TyS! Response

    I found this thread because I visit these forums fairly regularly.

    The bottom line is that when mistakes are made and brought to my attention, I will absolutely work to set things right.

    I am not looking to scam anyone, especially not fellow Mac users.

    Thomas
     
  25. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    However, until you can meet your obligation to communicate with paying customers in a timely fashion, it is exceedingly difficult to differentiate between an incompetent business with good intentions, and an outright fraud.

    If you leave people dangling, you cannot criticize them for imagining the worst in the absence of any information.
     

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