FOOD I bought an ASMOKE GRILL off Indiegogo in July - never got it. WWOTD? - Update 2021: You’ve got $$

Dr. Mike

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Sept 2021 Update: Bastards finally paid me :rofl2:

TLDR; got scammed by new grill company

Long story SORRY

Bought a cheap portable smoker for $180 in early July off Indiegogo. Thought it would be cool for camping. Said it would ship August. September comes around and it didn’t. Emailed them to cancel and they didn’t respond for awhile. Kept trying to say “oh yours is missing because you selected a popular color, but don’t worry it’ll be soon”

I don’t care - repeated desire to cancel throughout 5 emails. I move to a new place. They ship the grill anyway. My neighbor does me a solid and declines delivery so it goes back to their warehouse.

Shipping confirms this and it seems like they’re trying to dodge my emails but they finally ask for my PayPal (several times?) and say they’ll refund me. That was early November. No refund. They never respond to another email after that.

No response on phone number on website either. I file a BBB complaint. They respond and include the delivery confirmation showing it was received AT THEIR WAREHOUSE and say “see it was delivered!” as if I live at their fucking warehouse. They never respond again. There are a few other BBB complaints that are 100% identical to mine with all the PayPal stuff and everything

I email Indiegogo and give them everything and they say, “Oh it’s a donation to them when you paid. They don’t have to give you anything. We’re not involved. Good luck” (read: never buy anything off Indiegogo)

I see that Home Depot is now carrying these grills in store which is infuriating so I email their executive team with the whole story. At this point I want these scam artists to fail and it’d be awesome to at least negatively impact these fuckers. Home Depot doesn’t respond because why would they, it’s just a liability for them and it’s not like I did business with HD

I couldn’t care less about the money but knowing some shady motherfucker (I have his name / address) is still scamming people drives me nuts. I want to take them down.

All their Amazon reviews are terrible because this is obviously a poorly made product. I bought a Traeger in August and haven’t looked back since.

WWOTD
 
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kwhitelaw

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They shipped it, albeit late, which is par for the course for these fund upfront outfits, and you had moved. They likely shipped what you had ordered yet you told your neighbor to refuse shipment, and you'd still like to stick it to them? Did you have the means to reasonably pick up the item from your neighbor after you had moved?
 
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NiggaPHX420

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They shipped it, albeit late, which is par for the course for these fund upfront outfits, and you had moved. They likely shipped what you had ordered yet you told your neighbor to refuse shipment, and you'd still like to stick it to them? Did you have the means to reasonably pick up the item from your neighbor after you had moved?
Ah shit serves me right for not reading
 

JohnnyBeagle

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Buys low quality grill
Happy with low quality traeger

Credit card charge back that shit if you still can
 
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Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike

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They shipped it, albeit late, which is par for the course for these fund upfront outfits, and you had moved. They likely shipped what you had ordered yet you told your neighbor to refuse shipment, and you'd still like to stick it to them? Did you have the means to reasonably pick up the item from your neighbor after you had moved?
Neighbor never took possession. I had emailed them a month prior to cancel. They just shipped it anyway because they’re fuckheads
 
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Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike

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Buys low quality grill
Happy with low quality traeger

Credit card charge back that shit if you still can
I’m a low quality person so what do you expect lol

Pretty sure I’m way outside CC chargeback range but it is on my list of things to try. Just low because I’m confident they’ll say it’s been too long
 

Narc

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Never "refuse" shipments


It isnt the 80s anymore
 

kwhitelaw

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Neighbor never took possession. I had emailed them a month prior to cancel. They just shipped it anyway because they’re fuckheads
The level of quality to enter into any of the Kickstarter type things is nothing. Always assume you're writing the initial money off when you buy in.
How much money we talking here?
 
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Dr. Mike

Dr. Mike

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The level of quality to enter into any of the Kickstarter type things is nothing. Always assume you're writing the initial money off when you buy in.
How much money we talking here?
All I care about is inflicting as much pain as possible on them. The $180 is written off, I don’t care.

How legal would it be for me to register “Asmokegrillreview.com” and post the entire email exchange
 
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