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Old October 6th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Screwed over on retrofit, what would you do?

***Pics will be posted when I get home, typing this from my berry..

Alright here's the deal. I recently purchased an e46 retrofit (headlights only), and when I asked the seller if I needed anything else besides the HID stuff, he said no, and that all I had to do was re-align the beam pattern because it might be a little low. I just received them in the mail today and they're in pretty horrible condition. Here's what's wrong with them:

Paint scratched and peeling, one headlight lense has a spider crack inside, both headlight lenses have come apart from the housing, headlight trim bent, projector lenses loose, projector housings loose.

Long list.. Anyway, the point of this thread is to ask, what would you do with this set? Part it out or fix it up? Keep in mind that in order to fix this set up I'll have to source new headlight trim and possibly new shrouds and projector lenses. Any advice would be appreciated.

.. Thinking back on it now, I should have just saved up and asked k24 (Alex) to make a set for me.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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you need to contact the seller for a refund! Where did you buy them?

Did you use paypal? If yes you need to contact paypal and put in a stop payment/request refund/complaint ASAP!
IF STILL YES TO PAYPAL, you then need to take the lights to your local BMW dealership and have them look at them and get in writing from them that they are in fact damaged. Paypal wants/needs a third party opinion and then send that to paypal.

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Old October 6th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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who sold u the lights? some 1 in this forum?

did he described the condition of the lights b4 the purchase, did u see any pics of it current condition?

i would contact the seller, try to get a full refund, and just send him back the messed up lights.

EDIT: nittanys1: is dead on.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #4
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do what Nittanys1 said. I think they're from 6GA. I could be wrong. I remember seeing a thread for retros simialr to what the OP described.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #5
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^if they are from a message board get the mods involved too!
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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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ask for full refund! follow nittany's advice
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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #7
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The seller is on this forum and he might be on 6GA too but I'm not sure. As far as who it is, I'll wait until there is a resolution that can be agreed upon first to protect him from unnecessary disrespect. Hopefully we can come to some sort of agreement. Also just a small note, the box was not damaged in shipping, and the headlights were packaged very well, which leads me to believe that this isn't a carrier issue.

Here are the pics of the retrofit.






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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #8
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wow!...thats by far the worse set of retro's ive seen. gl with getting a refund. hopefully the seller wont be a jerk about it.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #9
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Wow, you paid for that? Did you not ask for pics before buying?

Judging by the craftsmanship, I'd agree with you on the damage not being a result of the shipping process. Good luck with resolving the transaction.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #10
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omg look at that hackjob of a retro, friggen worse than mine.

get your money back ASAP
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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He posted pics before I bought them, and from what I can see in the pics they look completely normal. In the thread someone asked if there was anything wrong with them, and he said "Nah, there's nothing wrong with them". That's why I jumped on it.

Minor update: Opened a claim with Paypal and PM'ed the seller. Now I guess I just wait..

Btw, should I bother to PM a moderator about this?
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #12
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post up those pics
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Old October 6th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #13
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wow thats insane. I didnt realize that you has accord headlights, i thought you picked up some BMW ones. Now I see that the projector in there instead. Make sure to ask paypal what needs to be done to proved that these are in bad shape
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #14
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these situations really do suck ass. alot of times the seller doesn't know what their selling and they convey confidence so you are quick to buy. This was the case when I bought my volks and end up with 4 wheels that were messed up structurally that required hundreds of dollars to repair. OP says he didn't know this so his problem basically became mine.

REGARDING PAYPAL. in my case they left me high and dry because the transaction wasn't through ebay. in these cases they only make sure u got a product. THEY DONT CARE IF ITS USELESS OR FUGGED UP. they instantly closed my claim and my credit card company wasn't much help either. I basically ended up with used wheels that cost me a new price
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Old October 6th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #15
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Slowaccord is right, but unfortunately that information can be used to the seller's benefit. If paypal doesn't work, the seller may say you're SOL. Hopefully not.
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omg either that was horrible packaging, or that retro was a failure
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #17
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The packaging was definitely not the issue, as the box was undamaged and the seller wrapped the headlights in bubble wrap and put foam peanuts in the box to make sure they didn't move around too much.

I really hope I can get this resolved. Thanks for the input guys.

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umm we need a link to the original v6p thread

I frequent the for sale forum several times a day and never noticed those retros for sale
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #19
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umm we need a link to the original v6p thread

I frequent the for sale forum several times a day and never noticed those retros for sale
I would post the original thread but I don't want to cause trouble for the seller. He's a really good guy and we've come to an agreement. I'll be shipping the headlights back to him and he's going to issue a full refund. Basically, he wasn't aware of the condition they were in when he shipped them out because they've been in a box at his friend's house for a long time. Case closed! Thanks again for everyone's help.
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Edit*** nevermind...glad to see it was resolved
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Old October 7th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #21
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nice!
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Old October 7th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #22
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i give the seller props for maning up.
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