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    Quote Originally Posted by hedrap View Post
    So my order arrived back at FTC today. The reply I got was they could send it back, but it would be another shipping charge. So after screwing me on the first shipping price, they want to add more onto it.

    How anybody can defend this company is beyond me.
    Let's form a club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    Let's form a club.
    I swear. It's just enough already. First order from them in seven years. I was seriously considering a larger order after this, but why?

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    I just placed a large order, because I want to "complete" my Batman '66 set and I like some of the animated offerings. But I truly feel your pain, been "there" a few times.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    I also bought a black leather coat for a Jessica jones custom and it deteriorated right after I got it, and I have had several bodies break on me. also had bodysuits that weren't sewn well and didn't fit. some boots cracked. some belt hooks snapped. black dye from the kiss outfits bled unto the figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedrap View Post
    My address was messed up so the order was shipped back. Nothing better than overpaying for first class.
    who messed it up?
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    Its crazy reading all of these stories because as much as I order from them for the RandomNoir line I've yet to have any problems. I buy a lot of stuff in bulk, but that shouldn't matter. All orders should be given the same attention to detail regardless of purchase amount. They've been nothing but super cool to me which is why I hate reading the above accounts of what happened.
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    I don't have any horror stories per se, but when I started fixing up my old Megos about 8 years ago I realized early on that FTC boots (especially 'hero' boots, like Batman's) were prone to splitting & belts (again, like Batman's or Robin's) would crack after awhile-come to think of it, I remember this happening to a Earp holster & a Robin Hood quiver as well. So I tended to buy stuff from Doc Mego. Sure it was a bit more money, but better quality and the plastic wasn't opaque like the FTC stuff.

    That said, within a couple years (when I started building custom stuff) I noticed FTC's quality had improved.

    Yeah FTC bodies kinda suck, but once you get the hang off restringing its not that big of a deal. If you're into that I suppose.

    But the actual reason I'm posting is with regards to FTC's ape stuff. When it first came out (4 years ago??) I bought both a soldier & general ape tunic, and made a couple easy 'customs'. I would've displayed them for awhile & then they each went into a ziplock bag then into a rubbermaid tote and stored in my basement. I should mention where I live its pretty dry, not much humidity. And the basement is cool, even in the summer.

    So anyway I dug these guys out today and there's no vinyl deterioration at all. In fact they're just as good as the two customs I made with DM tunics.

    I guess what I'm saying is what has been said on this forum for awhile now-FTC needs climate control in their warehouse.

    Just my 2 cents USD/1.5 cents CAD

    Keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Axe View Post
    Its crazy reading all of these stories because as much as I order from them for the RandomNoir line I've yet to have any problems. I buy a lot of stuff in bulk, but that shouldn't matter. All orders should be given the same attention to detail regardless of purchase amount. They've been nothing but super cool to me which is why I hate reading the above accounts of what happened.
    Yeah, I didn't want to sound like "Shill McShillerson" but i ordered figures and parts about 4 times this year and it's been perfect every time.

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    I've had almost perfect luck over the years, and they fixed what problems I did have which was an omission a couple of times. I do wish they'd just bite the bullet and pitch the pleather stuff that disintegrates as it's taken out of the baggie. It seems the longer that stuff stays in their warehouse the less likely any of it is to viable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    who messed it up?
    My zip code registers as my town or the adjacent one. For some reason, it came up as the other for shipping. It couldn't have been in the billing or my credit card wouldn't have authorized the charge.

    My guess is the majority of you guys are getting your stuff shipped Priority. That alone would have stopped this from happening because that provides more tracking info. Because it was First Class, I didn't know it went to the wrong post office until they shipped it back.

    I went around with them about shipping costs and they implied they needed to double my rate to pay the guy who put the order together. Just dwell on that one. Now that's on top of wanting to charge me another 6 for Priority to remail it...when Priority is 8+. I just canceled instead. If they want to infer the address mistake was on my end, that's a software automation discussion. But instead of being cool with an extra five and put eight towards shipping, they turned into the newspaper boy from Better Off Dead and pinched me for another two. All I can think is, how bad are they hurting?
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