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    Purchased a Turbo on eBay only to find a huge crack!

    Bought a turbo to have as a spare for my GT.
    Purchased it 4 months back with no reason to seriously inspect this.
    And from who I thought was a reputable seller, Rob from Puntospares.
    Description clearly stated no cracks or play from the Turbo but as you can see the housing has fractures.
    Seller has refused to refund the item, and wants nothing more to do with it - which I think I just totally unreasonable as he listed the item wrong.
    I will not be buying from this person again. Beware!!!



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    Purchased a Turbo on eBay only to find a huge crack!

    You can't really name and shame Rob in my opinion.

    It's you're fault for not checking it over when it arrived.
    eBay does have procedures in place to protect both buyers and sellers, as does PayPal.

    I don't want to be an arse, but...


    To be honest, if it's an original turbo from a punto it will be between 14 and 19 years old, cracks are to be expected.
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    It really does not matter who the person is. The facts remain.
    It was sold with no cracks and there are some very big obvious ones.
    His return policy on ebay clearly states if its faulty he will accept returns.
    I did not leave any feedback - but always left positive feedback in the past.
    In this case whether it was a genuine error by Rob or a deliberate intention to sell this I urge you all to inspect if you buy from this man.

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    Well i disagree if the item is described as "no cracks" ect than thats what he should expect shouldnt he?

    The only issue here like you have Ben is the time to check the damn thing.

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    I think the issue is how long you have had the item before reporting the fault. I was going to buy a turbo of punto spares for my mate and rob said if were not happy we can send it back for a full refund as long as we have not fitted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Well i disagree if the item is described as "no cracks" ect than thats what he should expect shouldnt he?

    The only issue here like you have Ben is the time to check the damn thing.
    Yeah i know...
    I bought this as a spare, for one day should I need it. Had no knowledge of looking where to check until the other day reading about turbos and what to look for. Now I feel seriously let down by this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matherj10 View Post
    Yeah i know...
    I bought this as a spare, for one day should I need it. Had no knowledge of looking where to check until the other day reading about turbos and what to look for. Now I feel seriously let down by this guy.
    Tbh the turbo will perform as it should i doubt you will notice any drop in pressure, most IHI turbos have cracks now its rare to find one without a housing crack.

    Would like to hear what Rob has to say if hes been offering refunds to others who arent happy with his goods.

    Ant was sold a duff wirring loom too described as "un-cut" it was cut......

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    Iam sorry but I will not refund for an item bought over 4 months ago, the purchaser has had more then enough time to inspect the item, and as said the issues found with the turbo will not effect it's use

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    as above the loom I was cut all over the place the ignition plug wasn't even soldered the cables was just twisted together then taped and same with couple other cables on there so I had to repair all the connections .. but don't worry it wasn't cut in anyway .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puntospares View Post
    Iam sorry but I will not refund for an item bought over 4 months ago, the purchaser has had more then enough time to inspect the item, and as said the issues found with the turbo will not effect it's use
    Do you confirm that the turbo was in an "un-cracked condition" as stated in your advert then? just wondered who's lying here thats all.

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