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What is going on with Gobi????

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by GandalfTheWhite, May 24, 2018.

  1. May 24, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    GandalfTheWhite

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    I ordered my Gobi ladder for my 3rd gen 4Runner about 17 weeks ago (they said it would take 8) and there’s still no sign of it coming anytime soon. I’ve tried contacting them both over phone and email and they don’t respond to either. Has anyone else had this problem/ is there a way I can get a hold of them? Also is there way I can possibly just cancel (even though they say all sales are final) because I’m just sick and tired of this waiting?
     
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  2. May 25, 2018 at 3:51 AM
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    I’m in week 8 of waiting on my ladder. I’ll see if I can dig up some info today.
     
  3. May 25, 2018 at 6:01 AM
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    If you used a credit card, you only have so much time to dispute the charge. Paypal has a time frame too.
     
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  4. May 25, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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    What about a debit card? I feel like I should be able to dispute it because they were so misleading with the build time.
     
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  5. May 25, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    Gobi won’t charge until it ships.
     
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  6. May 25, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    FWIW...my friends said it took 4 months for Gobi to get them their roof rack
     
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  7. May 25, 2018 at 6:57 AM
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    That’s good to know kinda. So hopefully it should be shipping any day now. Still wish there was a way I could contact them that doesn’t result in a voice mail or dead email
     
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  8. May 25, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    I just went to Gobi and saw this notice on their page.
    C72F9A46-9548-4228-9E0A-CD415547C60F.jpg
     
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  9. May 25, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    I’ve been waiting 8 weeks on mine and I’m due to leave the area in under a month. If it isn’t shipped soon I’ll have to get ahold of them and place it on hold until I get a new address
     
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  10. May 25, 2018 at 7:12 AM
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    This helps. I’ll give that number a call later today and see what happens
     
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  11. May 25, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Gobi are masters of mental manipulation. Making you wait makes the product seem better than it really is because of the anticipation you've expended over the 142 week wait time.

    Might i suggest stealing a milk crate from behind 7-11? It will also get you up on the roof.
     
  12. May 25, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    Getting very close to that point. Seems very rational
     
  13. May 25, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    But I don’t get overland points or have a place to hold my trasharoo when I’m crawling curbs outside Dillard’s.
     
  14. May 25, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Brah, you just write "Temporary GOBI" on the crate w/ Sharpie and put it on the roof rack with the words facing back, so more people can see them. Then you yell at hawt chicks as you go by: "I've ordered a ladder it just isn't here yet!". Clay Croft approves this technique.
     
  15. May 25, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Actually if you steal the right color crate it will match your Maxtrax...
     
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  16. May 25, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    In before it was worth the wait.
     
  17. May 25, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    Spent all my gun money. =(
    As @4X4Runner said, Gobi won't charge until the product ships. My ladder took only 6 weeks, but I have been hearing complaints.. 17 week lead time is outrageous. Get a Prinsu rack, they're cooler anyway. =]
     
  18. May 25, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    That’s what I’m saying but I can’t get a hold of anyone at Gobi and I can’t cancel the order. I’m screwed over in this situation
     
  19. May 25, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Ugh yeah.. According to their website all order confirmations are final.

    Can you place a block on your credit card for that merchant and then email Gobi and tell them you are cancelling because they did not fulfill their part of a contract within the stated time? I feel like you have every right at this point to cancel your order.
     
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  20. May 25, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    That’s what I was thinking of doing. I need a new debit card soon anyways
     
  21. May 25, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    The tough part is that kinda still want it
     
  22. May 25, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    Took me three months for mine, and I paid an extra $500 to rush the order; you might be experiencing a little bit of that, too--guys like me who jump in front of the line. Sorry. :(
     
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  23. May 25, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    For credit cards, your bank will need the transaction to post before you are able to dispute the charge. My recommendation is to contact Gobi and let them know that you want to cancel the order, and will dispute the transaction with your credit card company if they charge your card.

    For debit cards, your bank is able to place a stop payment on the transaction. Your bank can let you know what they need to process your request. If the company runs the charge, it will get auto declined.
    No need to go through the hassle of replacing your debit card number. See above.
     
  24. May 25, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    Cancel your card with your bank. ;)
     
  25. May 29, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    After three weeks of calling them multiple times a day they are shipping my ladder today!
     
  26. May 29, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    Mine should ship next week
     
  27. May 29, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    I’d just call them and it’ll probably ship today. That is if they answer
     
  28. May 29, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    Kudos for actually calling them instead of just complaining about it on the internet. It may not seem like a big deal, but you'd be surprised by how many threads get created about this topic, with no actual phone call made.
     
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  29. May 29, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    I just got off the phone with them. They said this week or next
     
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  30. May 29, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    Nice!
     
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