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ActivePowerSports.com aka SidebySideSports.com DBA Escondido PowerSports BEWARE!!

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Old 09-17-2015, 01:12 PM
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Angry ActivePowerSports.com aka SidebySideSports.com DBA Escondido PowerSports BEWARE!!

I'm not sure if this is the right place for a heads up on a shady company, but since it pertains to the purchase of a brand new hard to find release of the on-road 1/10 HPI RS4 Sport 3 Flux 911, the r/c portion of Escondido Powersports which is ActivePowerSports.com claimed to have the item in stock so I went ahead purchased it about $20-30 above MSRP AND EXPRESS 2 DAY SHIPPING.

Obviously I paid via PayPal for my security. I have purchased crawler parts from them sometimes at slightly above pricing I could find elsewhere but only if I absolutely needed the part for an upcoming event or build. Never had an issue with delays or back orders until this purchase which totaled to $330.25.

I had to file a dispute against ActivePowerSports.com aka SidebySideSports.com DBA Escondido Motorsports after some one there notified me the item would back ordered 3-4 weeks without a guaranteed time frame they would receive it by. They also said in the email we can give you the option of a full PayPal refund. I replied same day.

6 days later still no response despite the fact I had already opened a dispute ticket with PayPal against this company for false advertising.

If they were back ordered, then I'd rather wait instead of paying $20-$30 above MSRP AND the rush 2 day delivery. What idiot would? Time was of the essence on this order for my kid.

Finally got my PayPal funds back today in 2 hours. Never will I buy from these guys again. Promising things in their website they don't necessarily have in stock then delaying A FULL BUSINESS WEEK of not replying to a customer's agreement to a full refund as issued from the company?

Hope nobody else has to go through that hassle.
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Old 09-18-2015, 06:38 AM
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Lesson learned - this IS a 2 way street.

A lot of these companies run cheap ERP systems linked to their web stores, and can't control their inventory at all. I actually ran across them when searching for a then VERY hard to find D815.

It said it was instock - I then called and gave them their part number and they confirmed they didn't.

For these shops, I always now call ahead and make sure.
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Old 09-18-2015, 07:34 AM
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I had the same problem with them about 6 months ago. They said it was in stock and after a month they finally told me it was back ordered. I filed a claim with PP and got my money back. They are a bad deal.
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Those are places I stay away from!!!
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I've heard nothing good about them. They have great prices and frequently show up under Google shopping links. They carry almost no inventory, so I steer clear.
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I've heard nothing good about them. They have great prices and frequently show up under Google shopping links. They carry almost no inventory, so I steer clear.
That's why they say patience is a virtue!!

Who would have thought after my frustration with them....I checked eBay literally 1-2 hours brand new HPI RS4 Sprint 3 Flux $250!!!! Saved me $105.25!!!

Anyways glad PayPal got my back....but I will NEVER buy from these guys again.
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