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117 Colonies & Ant Farms - No Delivery after 8 months

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#1 Offline nekoian - Posted March 7 2018 - 6:34 AM

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117 Colonies never delivered our $182 worth of formicarium that was ordered about 8 months ago.  He has constantly made excuses and outright lies regarding our order.

 

This was to be a birthday present for my son.


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#2 Offline Kevin - Posted March 7 2018 - 7:17 AM

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EDIT: I've read the email thread and unfortunately have to agree with Drew.

Loops has had trouble fulfilling orders recently and I understand your frustrations. He has posted several times on here about the delays. I'm sure Loops will eventually resolve it.

Edited by Kevin, March 7 2018 - 7:31 PM.

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#3 Offline nekoian - Posted March 7 2018 - 7:22 AM

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65 emails thread directly to him over 8 months (and lots of lying on his part) and I should complain to him?  

 

His last lie what that he had actually shipped it.  When I asked for the tracking number he said he'd get that to me once he got home.  Then he went dark (again).  That was January.


Edited by nekoian, March 7 2018 - 7:30 AM.

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#4 Offline Hunter - Posted March 7 2018 - 7:57 AM

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Have your tried thinking that maybe he has had problems :whistle:  but like you said there is no excuse for this and he should have just said yes it has been shipped or no i am still having problems and refunded you, and if I remember he needed to get a new printer, but I do get your frustration.


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#5 Online dspdrew - Posted March 7 2018 - 8:06 AM

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I've seen the email. There is NO excuse for what happened. Period. End of story.


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#6 Offline sgheaton - Posted March 7 2018 - 8:12 AM

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Well now, this is getting interesting...


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#7 Offline antsinmypants - Posted March 7 2018 - 8:18 AM

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And I was thinking about ordering from him..... Thx for the post.



#8 Offline Hunter - Posted March 7 2018 - 8:19 AM

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And I was thinking about ordering from him..... Thx for the post.

hit up star he has some nice ones i have gotten



#9 Offline T.C. - Posted March 7 2018 - 10:19 AM

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I like Loops, but can definetly understand the frustration here. 8 months is a long time, and paying nearly 200 dollars worth of stuff and not receiving anything would irritate me too. So, I think making this public was a good move. If it does damage his name, then that's just the way it is. If everything being said is true, which drew has seemed to confirm, I would have been a little less polite if it was me. If Loops is unable to provide people with their purchases for whatever reason, then he should be making it so no one is sending him money as well.

 

Knowing Loops however, he will eventually clear this up.


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#10 Offline Naturenut1233 - Posted March 7 2018 - 12:18 PM

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However well intentioned he may be, and what ever obstacles may have gotten in the way, waiting 8 months in unacceptable. If you are going to do business, refund the money if you can't supply the items in a timely fashion. Just my opinion. When you sell to people regularly, customer satisfaction becomes the factor that either helps your business thrive, or sinks it. Word of mouth gets around. Hopefully a lesson learned.
My current ants species

Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Crematogaster cesari
Lasius alienus
Lasius flavus
Tapinoma sessile
Temnothorax longispinosus.

#11 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 7 2018 - 2:21 PM

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I just put in an order a couple weeks ago. I hope this is fixed and doesn't happen with my order as well.


Colonies:

 

Queens:

  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal
  • Formica subsericea
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans x25  —  Journal

 

Other Animals:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

#12 Offline gcsnelling - Posted March 7 2018 - 6:48 PM

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If you paid by CC I would start a charge back, if by paypal I would also open a charge back request. If you do paypal DO NOT under any circumstance close the complaint until you have your money back If you close it based on his word only you can not reopen it.



#13 Offline Reacker - Posted March 7 2018 - 7:05 PM

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You should be taking this complaint to Loops himself and not bashing his company.

Loops has had trouble fulfilling orders recently and I understand your frustrations. He has posted several times on here about the delays, and I really doubt he's ignoring you.

Please be patient and DM him on here or email.

 

Could you please explain even a single reason for why what OP said constitutes bashing Loops' company?


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#14 Online dspdrew - Posted March 8 2018 - 3:18 AM

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If you do paypal DO NOT under any circumstance close the complaint until you have your money back If you close it based on his word only you can not reopen it.

 

Yup. I learned this myself.



#15 Offline nekoian - Posted March 8 2018 - 5:58 AM

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Paypal has a complaint time limit of 180 days.  We're beyond that.

 

But fwiw, Paypal let me open the case today.  Let's see what happens.

 

Update:  Paypal Closed the case without indicating why.  I'm guess because it exceeds their 180 day limit.


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#16 Offline Hunter - Posted March 8 2018 - 6:35 AM

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good luck



#17 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 8 2018 - 4:47 PM

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I was that close to ordering their test tube portal thing a few weeks back, I guess I'm lucky I hesitated....


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp1. (furnace ant) red and black, Melophorus sp2. black and orange
9mm queen red head Phediole sp, 7mm queen all black Phediole, 2x Phediole sp. red head/black body 8mm queens
Polyrhachis rufifemur and femorata, Camponotus suffusus and humilior
Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/

Nasutitermes fumigatus/dixoni subterranean pet/feeder termite colony journal = http://www.formicult...ournal/?p=96808


#18 Offline gcsnelling - Posted March 8 2018 - 6:34 PM

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If your paypal is connected to a credit card you can likely still file a charge back thru them.



#19 Offline nekoian - Posted March 15 2018 - 12:14 PM

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If your paypal is connected to a credit card you can likely still file a charge back thru them.

 

Tried that.  No can do.  The credit card company has a 90 day policy too.   :ugone2far:



#20 Offline T.C. - Posted March 15 2018 - 12:37 PM

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The most disappointing part of all of this, is he hasn't even come on to say anything about this. And you know he has more than likely seen this thread, considering he follows this sub-forum.

 

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