Like everyone else here I can only say good things about Retro, their products and the service I've received from them. I've bought loads with them and other suppliers, never an issue. It does sometimes take time for shipping here to Australia, so would imagine its the same for the states but like other people have said the issue with customs is completely out of the sellers hands.
Did you get tracking information with your order? Most of my orders I got tracking and it shows when the item arrives at the port and is handed over to customs.
But yeah covid... sucks for everyone. I would not be blaming any sellers.
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:
On topic, Retro Refurbs is garbage
Pete blatantly steals artwork and regularly tells copyright holders to take a hike. He doesn’t give a shit who owns the rights to anything he produces and he has stolen alt designs from pinsiders and sold them for full profit.
Quoted from Gryszzz:
They are straight up thieves and I wouldn't give em a fuckin penny. Blatantly stole artwork from a Pinsider and told him to kick rocks. Fuck them. I don't need any part that bad.
Quoted from Gryszzz:
Point in case. Pinsider Malenko and his alternate, and vastly superior, translite for SFII, was who I'm referring to. But thanks for speaking up. Any others get their shit stolen by this jizzmopper?
As far as I can tell you are both referring to the Street Fighter II translite from several years ago, yes? Can't remember where it was posted but wasn't it revealed that Malenko actually stole the artwork from an artist on DeviantArt and then slapped the Gottlieb logo on it, which he was then selling on here without license from Gottlieb or giving any credit to the guy from DeviantArt?
That was a shitty thing to do, but typical of the angry mob hypocrites on here who do nothing but whinge, much like the OP.
If Pete did copy that translite then surely the issue with with the DeviantArt guy and not this other Pinsider?
I know that he's got several other artists and producers working with him for different projects and that all get license fees or some kind of royalties so I really don't know where your strange ideas come from. Actually had one of his guys design something custom for me on 2 occasions and they said Pete is good to work with.