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Opinions on matte RS grille

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by ShaneSun, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. ShaneSun

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    So I ordered a gloss black rs grille from tcboverstock last Thursday and today it was delivered but I have received a matte one. I have contacted the seller and waiting to hear back.

    Having put this matte one up against the car I am now wondering if it may suit better. My car is phantom black.

    What do you think?
     
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  3. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Pics? :)
     
  4. ShaneSun

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    Haha sorry, that would of made sense!

    Here you go (please excuse the dirty car),

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  5. antowens

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    I would say gloss mate i am going to prder a gloss on from tcboverstock the end of the month cant wait
     
  6. evans1089

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    How much was it Shane?
     
  7. ShaneSun

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    It was $99 for the grille and I paid extra for the faster shipping which was $74.99. Worked out at €135. The quality is great for the price. :)
     
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    I quite like the matte effect against your black A4, it's different IMO.
     
  9. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Would go gloss, goes better with the black, think matt works better for other colour cars, might look good on mine lol ;)
     
  10. ShaneSun

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    So the seller has apologised for sending the wrong one, saying it was an issue with the factory. However, the only option they are offering is that I pay to ship the matte one back to them and when they get it back they will send me out the gloss one.

    Am I the only one that thinks this is poor service? I don't see why I should have to pay anymore considering I ordered the right one in the first place.
     
  11. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately that's how most companies work, will only cover cost if goods and not postage, might be better off trying to find a buyer for yours and rebuying
     
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    Yes very very true, that is what can happen when dealing with USA, I did that once and it went very well (jackpoint jack stands), I'm guessing you are waiting for a PM with a starting price - you don't need to answer that!
     
  13. razza1

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    Lol, I've got parking sensors so no good for me unfortunately (did initially think that though :))
     
  14. Zobware

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    If you ordered the right one and the company dispatched an incorrect item then it s not for you to pay return postage. Did you get through eBay or direct as fairly sure you can make a claim for incorrect item to eBay and they can then sort it out if the seller will not resolve their error!
     
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    From eBay

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    This is how it works:

    Click the Open a case button through ebay to let the seller know the item you received isn’t as it was described in the listing.
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  16. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    I think you have to pay extra for that money back guarantee though...
     
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    From eBay website Q&A

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  18. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, good to know, however I imagine they'll want the item back to refund you the original shipping, but wouldn't cover the cost to send it back. John lewis is the only place I know that will pick something back up for free from you.
    Think best bet is to sell yours and get a new one still...
     
  19. Gaz170

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    get it priced by bodyshop try ask the seller for part reimbursement cover cost painting as it's only plastic primer an (piano) black gloss
     
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  20. ShaneSun

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    Thanks very much for the replies folks. Just got a reply from the seller offering to pay for the shipping or offer a partial refund and keep the matte one. I've opted for the partial refund.
    I have never ordered anything from the US before so was a bit worried wen I was sent the wrong one. All sorted now though thank god.

    Thanks again for your replies! Much appreciated. :)
     
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    matt on mine
     
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    Fair play to them for that, good result :)
     
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  24. ShaneSun

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    Yeah good service in the end. :) ......since i'm keeping the matt one..this happened:D

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  25. Macdoon

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    Looks spot on pal
     
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  26. BrennanTDi

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    looks fantastic mate :) my surround around mine is matt black too
     
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