I hate to do this, but tough crap… I bought a T2 alt translite, as the guy in the states that originally did them said he doesn’t do them anymore, and all the stuff went to this European guy. I have bought from the original guy before, and he did TOP NOTCH work and quality. He assured me the new people doing these have promised the same quality (a point of contention I’m not holding the original guy too…).
I purchased this via paypal, wait forever for it to arrive (I get that’s not the fault of the seller), and when it does, I get a pixelated piece of garbage. I ordered the red T2 alt, and it looks as though they simple blew up the image on the site, and didn’t even use an original large scale image.
I contact them, he says to mail it back, must have been a mistake by one of his staff, he would never had let this go out like that… Whatever. I had to start a dispute though, as the time was nearly there for being able to go this route. He gets all mad, stating that people do this to get their money back, and keep the item. I clearly tell him and paypal that is not my intention, and that this thing would be in the garbage even if he told me to keep it, and that it’s not even my money I want back, it’s a good version of the translite. I clearly told him I was doing this as I needed to protect myself, and that I would still gladly take a proper one.
Anyway, I fail to hear from him again (shocking, I assume he was hoping for a delay in the mail, and my time expiring to make a dispute), and after a while paypal tells me to send it back. I had to call to argue paying for return shipping, as MOP said they would pay for the return postage, but did not, and I didn’t feel I should. All this time mind you, I told both paypal AND MOP that I have photos that can CLEARLY end who is right and wrong, but neither want them. Paypal agrees with me, and covers the $50 shipping, but requests a tracking number, which I provided.
Due to the delays, a few days ago I get an email from paypal stating we are closing you case in the favor of MOP as my tracking number was incorrect… I’m like wtf!? Check it, nope, it’s perfectly fine, and the item is in the Netherlands in a sorting facility. I call, waste another 45 minutes dealing with them. At this point paypal tells me I need to show a receipt for this, to prove I sent it to them, as they ccan only see it’s in the Netherlands, but can’t confirm the address, as people commit fraud with sending to other addresses, whatever, it’s been a month since I sent it, and they only asked for the tracking number. I’m losing my mind here, as I’ve jumped through a crap load of hoops here, only to have to do more? And AGAIN I remind them, I still have the photos that can prove this and end the dispute now if anyone wants to see them…. Crickets…. MOP doesn't care to see them, they know what they sent.
Finally the object is shown as delivered, and today paypal forwards my money. I had even wrote to MOP before telling them the money isn’t my goal, I just want a proper quality print of what I ordered, and I’ll gladly pay for it, but nothing in return.
What a mess, I wasted like 3-4 hours doing this, and even told everyone, I just want the product, not even the refund. I can only assume he wanted it back, and NOT photos so he could try to sell it to some other pinhead, so be warned.
Here are the pics I took. I can't even post the pic from their site, as they are closed for moving. the original guy BTW recommended this red one, as he said the detail of the city really made it look amazing... you be the judge: