Tampa is front and center.
Here is my exact concerns,
I received an optic that I did not haggle the price on nor did I make an offer that was described via email as LNIB. I would like to lay some ground work since glock23carry heed my warning and decided to try and get a jump here.
First off he insisted on a money order, which I expedited within hours of the agreement. Item arrived arrived well packed and I was quiet delighted to see he took care in packing. Here is exactly what I opened.
Cosmetically the optic was excellent on the exterior. The leupold box. Well it was not the original box but another one that had the front product identification sticker removed. I still was very excited and went directly to the window to check out the clarity. What I see is not clarity, I first can hardly get the eye relief correct to see anything at all, and when I do I see bright tiny scattered spots. It was like looking up at the stars at night. Tiny sparkling dots all around the picture. My first thoughts were I MUST be mistaken. How could a vx3 illuminated leupold have something wrong with the eye relief and trash inside? No way! I then wanted to make sure I was correct because the last thing I wanted was the optic to turn out needing attention. After bringing it back out of the window light I can see even on the lowest setting the picture was bent, it had a curve in the bottom and top like it was being squeezed. And when in certain light you can clearly see that dust has accumulated inside the glass.
Box I wasn't thrilled about but no big deal, but the optic has a problem, so I instantly call one of my buddies that knew it was just sent in the mail. Like kids we talk guns often and I wanted to ask his opinion before responding to the seller. We both agree I better get a verification from leupold it was authentic. I call leupold and they verify the serial number. I then ask them if the concerns I had with it were something they would warranty. The guy said yes Sir, please we would like to take a look at it. That is not what we want floating around.
So now I have a few options, 1, eat it and deal with it, 2 contact the seller and ask for a refund, or 3 send it off myself and roll the dice. I contact the seller instantly, talking less then an hour from arrival instantly. I ask him if he could help out with the situation ,which I have all the correspondence. I asked either a full refund plus return shipping costs, or shipping costs refunded to send it off to be repaired and I deal with waiting and the foot work. What I get in return is not something I consider good dealings. NEVER did he say nothing was wrong with it at this point. He tells me I must had dropped it off my work station. Which is childish at best. Not to mention not a scratch on it is something I can prove. Then he says well the post office did it. Which it arrived perfectly packaged and intact.
After his first reply I hear nothing but crickets. Silence. Nothing notta. Yet I can see clearly he is here logging in online. After several emails asking for some direction on how he would like to handle it he simply ignores me. Well that is until I mentioned taking it here for feedback review and assistance from the community here. THEN I get a reply! A reply that is sarcastic and condescending. Now it's I am screwing him? So how would returning the optic with shipping cost be screwing him? I OFFER to work with him on it and make it right. I don't ask for any dollar amount, I simply ask him to address it and try and come up with something that will work for us BOTH.
Yesterday I gave him the afternoon to reply , his reply is he will get my account locked. No reason why, simply he's busy and will deal with it later.
And again, I have the correspondence. Here's the fact, described LNIB , and it is not, it's let's return it and cover my shipping costs ,or pay the shipping to leupold and lets come up with a reasonable number.