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false advertising. Donavans reef bowers

Discussion in 'Individual Buyer/Seller Feedback' started by Gonefishin, May 9, 2014.

  1. Gonefishin

    Gonefishin Prawn

    i bought a bower from donavans reef for $200 and it ended up being a candy apple. This is a warning to everyone, be careful when buying from him. I found him on ebay and he claims they came from cornbread since he lived 30 minutes away from cornbread. here are some pictures of what i got. I also have screen shots of our messages, I'm not sure if Im allowed to post text messages so I will wait. I have started a paypal claim but I don't know if it will work in my favor.

    ebay ad

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    what I got

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    When I called him out on it he claims that since he discounted the bowser $100 off $200 instead of $300 he gave me a B grade bowser. He never stated that he will send me a B grade bowser in the description when I paid.

    Just to add my candy apple morph looks more like a bowser then what he sent me

    Here is a photo of a real bowser

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  2. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Wow, saw that same add on ebay, sorry you got burned. Any chance ebay/paypal can refund ya?
     
  3. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

  4. fiji4118

    fiji4118 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Scott, this was my point. Dreadful.

    Adam
     
  5. Ambrosio Aquatics

    Ambrosio Aquatics Barracuda Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    i think bowsers are just cars that have developed extreme color. i have some cars that looked regular at first now look like bowsers.
     
  6. fiji4118

    fiji4118 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    And a perfect reason to forward your thoughts....Grand plan!
     
  7. ReeferMatt

    ReeferMatt Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well since I discounted the price of the Lexus, I sent you a Toyota, but you still payed more than just buying the Toyota..... makes perfect sense!
     
  8. Gonefishin

    Gonefishin Prawn

    Here are my cars

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    I hope paypal sides with me
     
  9. Gonefishin

    Gonefishin Prawn

    reffermat check this text

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  10. Gonefishin

    Gonefishin Prawn

  11. deboy69

    deboy69 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Good ol bait and switch. Sorry hope it works out for you. Post all of this to a file on your paypal claim

    KCCO
     
  12. powdermonkey

    powdermonkey Prawn

    I'm really surprised he didnt just say it must be "shipping stress" or "lighting" or "tank chemistry". Those seem to be what most vendors say, not that they dont have an impact.
    There are a lot of scumbags out there. I know you dont' want to hear it but be glad it was only $200. Many of us have been screwed out of a lot more. Thanks for the heads up! Hope it works out in your favor.
     
  13. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Curious to see what paypal does. The outcome will determine if I ever buy coral thru ebay ever...
     
  14. bruby

    bruby Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    here is a good pic from coralpedia. Bowser on right has a yellow ring between green and red plus obvious difference in skirt.
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  15. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    IMO CAO, Bowsers, CAR, and Candy Apple Rainbows are all the same coral under different lighting and tank conditions. I have seen my CAR's all different colors based on if I am dosing vs just water changes. Also, LED's can have a major effect on these.
     
  16. DyM

    DyM Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I agree. There are a lot of the same corals (softies, LPS, and SPS) that have different names for the same thing when subjected to different lighting and water prams. More so in the last few years where names have kind of gotten out of control. My opinion obviously.
     
  17. charleshardy5

    charleshardy5 Amphipod

    Sorry to hear about the B.S. you've had to go through with this seller. Unfortunately he prolly banks on the fact that most peolle dont question him or knkw what the heck they're really doing. Was good if you to give the heads up to us here though, I would leave feedback on his seller page too if you haven't already. A lot of vendors will go out of their way to make sure you delete negative feedback haha. I've purchased non Reefing related stuff and it arrived bunk and all messed up and had sellers offer to refund completely and send me a new item just to take edit my review
     
  18. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Lots of negative feedback on this guy, people had similar issues on r2r.
     
  19. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member


    This is the guy I told you about last week Munch. I heard this guy was shady with the Bowsers, sorry to hear it hit our community.
     
  20. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I saw someone on facebook had the same exact issue with this guy.
     

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