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“not all doom and gloom”

Written on: 21/12/2012 by fiesta08 (1 review written)

After reading some of the reviews (unfortunately after I placed my order) I really expected the worst but I am overall very happy with the company. True some of the items were not in stock initially but I have received 3out of 4of them in time for Christmas (they were dispatched separately one took around a week after order another a couple days longer). I admit, getting through on the phone to them was tricky but I managed on second attempt. Lady on the phone was extremely helpful. I phoned… Read Full Review

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“This company is a bad joke”

Written on: 19/12/2012 by Siddhi (1 review written)

I've tried to place an order using their website. The only way to do so is to register there which I've tried multiple times. Every time an error message popped up that said I need to put in a region as part of my address. It is not even marked as a mandatory field and every entry I've tried always led to the same error message, making order entry impossible. So I thought I'd just give them a call to get this sorted out but the phone wasn't picked up even once. Then I contacted them via the… Read Full Review

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“Never order from this company”

Written on: 18/12/2012

It is plainly clear that Forbidden Planet advertises items it does not have in stock. I placed an order 3 weeks ago and had received no order status update. I contacted them to find out what was going on and they said they didn't have the book in stock and had no idea when it would arrive. Presumably if I hadn't contacted them I'd still have no clue that this item would not arrive any time soon. I'm sure that this practice is illegal. At the very least it's unethical. In the future I shall… Read Full Review

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“Dont even bother with these idiots”

Written on: 12/12/2012 by nothappyatall.com (1 review written)

I purchased a gift of their website only to receive an email two weeks later to say the product is not in stock & wont be until after xmas. They do not respond to emails or answer the phone. Cancelling the order is har work because they just ignore any contact you try to make. Cracking website with lots of products but i would advise you to buy else where! … Read Full Review

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“Order not received 1 month later”

Written on: 07/12/2012 by Scifinerd (1 review written)

We ordered some books from this site as a Christmas present, start of November so as to avoid the Christmas post. 1 month later they still haven't arrived, no reply to e-mails and they never answer the phone despite multiple calls over several days and letting it ring for 10 mins a time! They replied to a tweet saying their staff were overloaded at the moment hence why the phones aren't being answered. We've not put a claim in through Paypal to get our money back. Thank god we used them… Read Full Review

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“Awful from start to finish with added bonus of rude staff”

Written on: 03/12/2012

Unwilling to help with a mistake I'd made with my order. Made assumption that my email query was resolved when it wasn't. No options offered and staff not willing to help or 'think outside the box'. Slow turnaround on emails meant my reply wasn't read in time to cancel the order and this was treated like it was my fault and has cost me. Refused to refund the cost as couldn't see what they'd done wrong because the order was posted fast (it was actually quite a slow delivery) totally missing the… Read Full Review

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“Don't waste your time!”

Written on: 27/11/2012

This company advertises items it does not have in stock and has no clue as to when they're likely to have them in stock, however, this crucial fact is not made clear until you've registered your personal details, provided your debit/credit card details and placed your order. I am going to contact Consumer Direct to check if this practice is actually legal. Don't waste your time ordering from this company, they are not likely to have your items in stock… Read Full Review

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“Expensive and very slow delivery.Dont use their online...”

Written on: 26/11/2012 by andysadler (1 review written)

I ordered my item as a leaving present but missed my opportunity to give it due to the time it took to come. I placed the order on the 6th Nov, I wasn't expecting the order to be processed on the same day but it wasn't even dispatched until the 16th Nov and was delivered 19th Nov, a full 13 days later. Having paid £2.50 for delivery I can't see how this is at all acceptable. Taking the above into consideration and my disappointment in not having a little leaving gift for my friend, I won't be… Read Full Review

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“2012 Still up to the same tricks. I URGE YOU NOT TO BUY”

Written on: 15/11/2012

So I ordered a figure from them in late september in the knowledge that it coud take 28 days (stated in their delivery statement). 35 days later i decided to email them to see what was going on. I got what i would describe as a blunt, unsympathetic and rude email stating that they are out of stock and don't know when they will be getting any more in. I had received no communication with them prior to suggest that my order would be delayed. After a few emails I am left with the option of… Read Full Review

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“Mail Order”

Written on: 13/10/2012 by TattyTermite (1 review written)

The mail order service from this company is a joke. Ordered on line. Account says order closed 7th October, it's now 13th. Money taken out of my bank account. No items received. Email sent, no reply received. This mail order service is a joke and the charge they make for delivery would suggest 1st class..not NON class. Will never order from this company on line again… Read Full Review

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“Worst mail order service i've encountered!!!!”

Written on: 11/10/2012

As my title implies. Item was marked as in stock, paid over £2.00 delivery for a paperback graphic novel. £2.00 for second class!!! absolute joke. I sell a lot of old graphic novels on ebay and even first class doesn't come to that!!!! The site says expect items between 5-7 days!!! Thats certainly not the length of delivery for 2nd class, where I have always received items within 3 days. 8 days and still waiting. There should be a regulatory body for such appalling and down right extortionate… Read Full Review

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“Shipping way too much”

Written on: 19/09/2012

I ordered a Doctor Who wrist watch and was told that I would be contacted to agree upon a shipping rate. I was not to be charged until my items shipped. Four days later, my order was shipped with a shipping price of £35.00! I was never contacted about the price and they had charged me the shipping price without telling me. When the shipping is twice as much as the product, we have a serious problem. Never again… Read Full Review

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“Hello.This is a very good shop online and in store...”

Written on: 16/07/2012

Hello.This is a very good shop online and in store would tell a friend! A+… Read Full Review

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“DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY”

Written on: 21/05/2012

Ordered 2 t-shirts 3 weeks ago. had an email telling me they are out of stock and have no idea when they will be getting them back in (helpful) and biggest joke of all is they charge you a fiver for delivery. just dont bother wasting your time with these clowns they havnt got a clue… Read Full Review

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“I should have ordered from Ebay!”

Written on: 11/03/2012

Okay, so I've ordered my Caves of Androzani figure set. I'm in the U.K, where they are. They said it would be dispatched in 1 day... guess what? Still not dispatched. By these reviews, I'm a little worried. I think I should have ordered from Ebay! I quite like the layout of the site, but it's just the delivery that puts the site down. The p&p is horrible expensive as well. I'll be avoiding this site from now on… Read Full Review

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“Worst online service I've received. ”

Written on: 16/01/2012 by FlawlessCow (1 review written)

I ordered two items from Forbidden Planet in December. A couple of days later I received an email saying they didn't have the figure I wanted in stock. I replied asking to swap for a similar figure in a different colour. I got a reply two weeks later saying they'd updated my order and I'd now be receiving the alt figure and the book. Time passed.. Eventually I got a package from them nearly a month after ordering. In the package was my figure and a letter saying that they didn't have the… Read Full Review

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“Dreadful service”

Written on: 24/12/2011

I pre-ordered two Doctor Who sets for delivery on 16th December - day of release. On 14th of December I got an e-mail saying they had been despatched with a 10 day!! delivery date. No, the point of pre-order is to get them on day of release guys. By 22nd no sign, wrote an e-mail. Clearly they had never been sent as they sent them out 22nd on 48 hour emergency delivery. They still didn't get here for Christmas as they forgot 48 hour only works on saturday with an extra payment. So here we are… Read Full Review

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“They should sack the woman that EVENTUALLY answers the...”

Written on: 26/09/2011

I have ordered a vast amount of products over the years and have always been happy with them. They have always arrived early and in good condition - until I ordered an item that seemed to take ages to arrive so phoned them to enquire where it was. The phone rang and rang, noone seemed to answer for around half an hour. The woman I spoke to told me it was out of stock and was extremely rude and uninterested. If that is how she speaks to all Forbidden Planet's customers I am surprised they are… Read Full Review

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“Worst online store”

Written on: 03/08/2011

Ordered Essential Spider-Man vol. 4 & 5 & Essential Dr. Strange vol. 4. A week after placing my order, I got an email telling me Spidey Vol. 5 wasn't just out of stock, but actually out of print! But, I could phone Forbidden Planet and tell them if I wanted to keep my order open to some nebulous date in the future when it might come back in print. Excuse me? Why do I have to call you? Well, there's no way on the website to send an email tracing your order, so I called at 3:00 in the afternoon… Read Full Review

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“Forbidden Planet UK is awful, a real sham. ”

Written on: 11/03/2011

Forbidden Planet UK is awful, a real sham.
I ordered a rabbids plush from them and 6 weeks later it still has not arrived.
Have contacted them but they say there is no delivery tracking for Royal Airmail and asked me to fill in and send them a "delivery enquiry form".
I filled it in and sent it back and now the person I was dealing with is on "annual leave".
I dont know if I will ever be reimbursed or recieve the order. They took the payment weeks ago and I dont know if they even really sent… Read Full Review

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