*Edit* I wanted to clarify that this story of mine involves an auction I won on eBay from the 334th Joe Co. The decals and email exchanges in question were with someone from that company. *Edit*
I would like to contribute a recent experience that I had (or am having) with the 334 Joe Co and some decals from a Sea Ray.
I won this auction on eBay for a sealed, unassembled Sea Ray in original bags with sealed pilot figure (it looked like it was maybe a mail-in version since there was no box, or that the box may have been sold off separately). Anyway, the item arrived in almost record time and I was able to confirm the parts were all present using the vehicle archive pictures on this site. I was pretty happy at that point until I found a slit at the top of the bag that included the paperwork. On closer examination I found that there were no decals.
I emailed the seller about this and he mentioned that he had forgotten that he had removed the decals to scan them. I was mildly annoyed by this point since I realized that 1) the seller deliberately slit the bag and removed the decals (without replacing them) and still tried to sell this item as "complete" and "sealed" when it obviously wasn't and 2) if I had not reminded the seller of this oversight then would he have ever remembered to send me my decals? I could have been very P.O.'ed at all this but I only sent polite emails (which were all replied to in the same manner) but I decided to give this guy the benefit of the doubt. He said that the decals would be sent out soon (either the originals or a reproduction). I politely replied that the originals should be sent as they were what was removed from the original item.
I waited at least two weeks and no decals arrived. I sent another polite email and was told that they would be sent promptly. I finally received them yesterday (2-28-06). This was now a few weeks after receiving the original auction item from this seller. The decals were kind of gummy and didn't want to come out of the baggy without some tugging. I don't know whether or not these are the originals. They are clear plastic on white paper, like the original Joe decals, and they have what appears to be a part number in the lower right corner.
I emailed the seller to confirm receipt of the decals and politely asked about what a fair feedback would be to assign this transaction. He replied about the various goings-on in his life right now and basically left it up to my discretion. So I ask the members of this community to weigh in on my situation and to suggest ways in which I can finally put this transaction to a close.
Thank you for reading this far and I hope that I get some good feedback from all this. I originally thought about posting this under good/bad sellers but I found this decal thread and decided it must be fate that it was so close to the top of the list