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Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by zombieHD55, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. zombieHD55

    zombieHD55

    283
    Dec 26, 2006
    Anyone ever order from myswitchblade.com?

    I didn't receive my first order, tracking information said it was delivered however it was nowhere to be found. Contacted myswitchblade but there was nothing they could do since like an idiot I did not insure it. They had a good deal $$$ so I took a chance and placed a duplicate order this time requesting insurance. Now 10 days after placing a second order USPS has no tracking information and my mail box is empty. I am awaiting a response from myswitchblade.com to see what they can do.

    I am in no way trying to bad mouth this company, for all I know they could be the go to guys for our auto knife needs.

    I just want to hear what you BladeForums Vets :D have to say about myswitchblade.com
     
  2. sunnyd

    sunnyd

    Jul 17, 2004
    This belongs in GB&U. Perhaps a moderator will move it or you could post a duplicate thread over there.. In the meantime, if I were you, I would go and do a search over there to determine if they have been any previous rep over their with other members prior to this mess..

    BTW, How come after the second order 10 days later you haven't called UPS if you have a tracking number to inquire with them where the
    f*%# your parcel is.. Or have I missed something?

    Good luck in any event..
     
  3. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Gentlemen, I moved it to FEEDBACK. Next time, don't suggest re-posting, just hit the triangle with an exclamation point in the upper right corner of the post, and report it for moving -- as someone else did. :)

    zombieHD55, you're doing this wrong.

    1) Next time, ask about a dealer before you place an order. Personally, I never heard of him, but I'm not big on autos.

    2) You didn't insure it? Why should you? You paid for the item, it's his problem to get it to you. Whatever carrier, whatever cost. Insurance is not your responsibility, delivering is his responsibility.

    3) Your first deal with a company you don't know and the item you ordered didn't arrive. THAT should set off alarm bells, to never deal with them again if they can't make it good.

    It's not a good deal $$$ if you keep on paying for promises instead of product.
     
  4. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Next step: how did you pay for the items? If you used a credit card, contact the dealer and tell him you're going to contest the charges. See what he has to say about that.

    Then contact your credit card company and tell them you didn't get your order and you want to contest the charges. Ask them how long you have to do that. Make sure you contest them before the deadline. That may be why the dealer is stalling you.

    Let us know what happens. We don't like people taking advantage of our members.
     
  5. zombieHD55

    zombieHD55

    283
    Dec 26, 2006
    Thanks guys. ;)
     
  6. Knife Outlet

    Knife Outlet

    Jan 4, 1999
    Insurance is for the seller, not the buyer. The seller has the responsibility to get the product delivered to you. He can't shrug off that responsibility by saying he didn't insure it. It's your job to order it and pay for it. It isn't your job to see that it gets delivered.
     
  7. Rugger

    Rugger

    Jan 27, 1999
    One thing to consider- If the return address on the package says "myswitchblade"- it may well have been snagged by sticky-fingered postal employees. "Hey- look- a switchblade is in this box." "Mine now." It's a BAD idea to put "knife" in any form on the mailing label. Not to say USPS employees are thieves- but there are bad apples in every bunch.
     
  8. cutlerylover

    cutlerylover Banned BANNED

    Jul 23, 2003
    Hey, Im a USPS employee, lol, but I mostly deal with letters...but your right, bad apples are everywhere, and in all walks of life! Its always a good idea to not have any info as to whats in a package written on the outside...:)
     
  9. infobound1

    infobound1

    907
    Mar 2, 2006
    Zombie: I have made 2 fairly decent orders to my swithchblade.com and was treated wonderfully through both transactions, had no problem with delivery, I am only across the sound in ct. but no problems! In 6 years of buying and receiveing knives, I have only had one problem and it was With Flames and Knives out of california and the owner, new I had not received My A/M Shiva LE, Maybe your package did get lost, I insure anthing over 50.00, as it does not pay to take a chance!
     
  10. robbob8

    robbob8

    16
    Oct 17, 2007
    First, if I am not mistaken, it is illegal to send switchblades via the United States Postal Service, it needs to go through UPS, Fedex, etc. So if myswitchblade.com sent it this way, they are in violation of a federal law.

    Second, if you paid via credit card or Paypal, you will most likely get your money back for both knives if you file a dispute.

    Also, I just visited their website, they are supposedly a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Might be time to file a complaint with the BBB.

    rob
     
  11. johnny reb

    johnny reb

    754
    Sep 12, 2006
    Maybe the Feds confiscated it.
     
  12. Rugger

    Rugger

    Jan 27, 1999
    Good Point- I had forgotten that.
    Cheers
     
  13. zombieHD55

    zombieHD55

    283
    Dec 26, 2006
    Thanks for all the help guys. I never heard back from myswitchblade wich was very dissapointing since they were so quick to reply when my first order did not arrive at my door. The return addess in my order confirmation was for "MYSB" it doesn't say myswitchblade so no worry about giving away the contents. I checked into disputing the charges on my card and I had plenty of time to do that if it was neccessary. It ended up being a problem with the post office holding my mail, all knives arrived safetly.

    I am glad to hear that others have had a good expierence with myswitchblade.com and thanks again for all the replys my fellow knife lovers. :D
     
  14. sunnyd

    sunnyd

    Jul 17, 2004
    zombie,

    I had a real good gut feeling you were the sincere sort and that's why I replied to your post strait away..

    I am extremely pleased to hear you got your items without any muss & fuss!!.:thumbup::D

    God Bless you and yours,

    Anthony
     
  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    That's great to hear! I'm glad it worked out.
     
  16. roughridder6

    roughridder6

    1
    Apr 3, 2008
    I didn't receive my first order, tracking information said it was delivered however it was nowhere to be found. Contacted myswitchblade but there was nothing they could do since like an idiot I did not insure it. They had a good deal $$$ so I took a chance and placed a duplicate order this time requesting insurance. Now 10 days after placing a second order USPS has no tracking information and my mail box is empty. I am awaiting a response from myswitchblade.com to see what they can do.

    I am in no way trying to bad mouth this company, for all I know they could be the go to guys for our auto knife needs.

    I just want to hear what you BladeForums Vets :D havemyswitchblade.com[/QUOTE]
     
  17. Knife Outlet

    Knife Outlet

    Jan 4, 1999
    No, what is illegal is shipping a switchblade across a state line to an individual by any means. That is a federal law. Sending it by mail isn't an issue. USPS has no problem with delivering knives.
     
  18. robbob8

    robbob8

    16
    Oct 17, 2007
    I looked into this and here is what I had found at:

    http://pe.usps.com/cpim/ftp/pubs/pub52/pub52c4.pdf



    442 Mailability
    A switchblade knife, as defined in 441.2, is mailable only to the following
    categories of addressees:
    a. Certain designated supply or procurement officers and employees
    ordering, procuring, or purchasing them for use in connection with their
    respective governments or organizations, such as:
    Restricted Matter 461
    April 2006 81
    (1) Civilian or armed forces supply or procurement officers, and
    employees of the federal government.
    (2) Supply or procurement officers of the National Guard, the Air
    National Guard, or the militia of a state, territory, or the District of
    Columbia.
    (3) Supply or procurement officers or employees of the municipal
    government of the District of Columbia, or of the government of
    any state or territory, or of any county, city, or other political
    subdivision of a state or territory.
    b. Manufacturers or bona fide dealers of such knives in connection with a
    shipment made to an address in one of the above categories.

    This sounds like is confirms that shipping automatic knives via USPS is acceptable as long as the above conditions are met.

    Rob
     
  19. alajohn

    alajohn

    39
    Jul 28, 2001
    You bad mouth the site for days & it ends up a problem you caused !!!
    Ridiculous
     
  20. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    You are only 1/2 right. It is illegal to send knives across state lines by any means, but by using USPS you could end up with a separate charge from the Post office, if you are caught, for using their service in commission of a crime.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/682493-buying-a-auto...?p=7357856#post7357856

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/434213-Mailing-switchblades?p=4109614#post4109614
     

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