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    Has anyone had any dealings with this lot before?

    I bought 4 17 inch Pentas (in need of refurb) for my 1.4 daily which were subsequently delivered a few weeks ago. I was in a hurry to get them fitted so i quickly stripped the tyres off and put them in for powder coating and in the meantime i left positive feedback for the seller.

    However upon getting the wheels back and attempting to fit the tyres i noticed i had actually been sent the following;

    - 3x 17 x 7J Pentas
    - 1x 17 x 6.5J Penta

    The odd one out is obviously an old Tigra wheel - identical except for being thinner, and unfortunately being thinner means i cannot fit the correct profile for my Corsa D!

    So i now have 3 x refurbed wheels i can fit with the correct tyre size and one that i cannot rendering the whole set useless.

    I have contacted vaux spares on the 6th but received no contact so have now raised a return request.

    (I actually don't want to return them as they have been refurbished but this was the only "official" option left via ebay - i have explained i'd be happy with a partial refund for one wheel)

    Its been almost a week since i made contact - do they just take a while to respond?
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    Pics fyi...

    Current total is now 250 for the wheels, 200 for coating, and 150 for 2 tyres.

    Saving grace us I can probably use the tyres on my 1.6 but still...450 for wheels I can't fit.

    Understandably a bit frustrated!

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    Have you rung them up?

    Assuming it's these - http://stores.ebay.co.uk/vauxspares/about-us.html

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    Not yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by u33db View Post
    Not yet...
    First thing I would have done, see if you can get them to send out another correct wheel and they might let you keep the other wheel which would be fine as a spare in the boot imho

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    Definitely give them a ring and speak to someone instead of waiting for them to respond through eBay.
    They need a chance to put it right, nightmare for you though mate.

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    Hi,

    Yes i phoned them yesterday and eventually got to speak to someone.

    They're going to have a look through their yard and local breakers to see if they have another one in stock so fingers crossed.

    The guy said they are rare though - i know this as i've scoured ebay for days and there are none on there atm - so i'm not holding out much hope TBH and i can see it ending in some kind of refund.

    If it does come to that i've got a dilemma;

    - punt the wheels on as separates to get some cash back

    - store the 3 good ones until a matching 4th comes up for sale...problem being i'm tripping over loose wheels at the house right now - got the 4 4 stud pentas, 2 5 stud pentas for my sri and 4 x 17 tyres! Only got a single garage as well lol

    - just fit the odd pentas sticking the odd on on the back. Good as i can flog the 16s and get some cash/space back. Bad as i'll have mismatched widths (215 and 205) on the back until a 7J comes up for sale and i can have that refurbed

    Nightmare TBH!
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    Heard nothing back from them over the last week.

    Ebay wont give a me refund either as "the item isn't in the condition it was recieved".

    What a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by u33db View Post
    Heard nothing back from them over the last week.

    Ebay wont give a me refund either as "the item isn't in the condition it was recieved".

    What a joke.
    Rung them back for an update? Ask for the name of the person you're speaking to so you can keep going back to the same person

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    Given up TBH.

    It took 3 calls last week before i spoke to anyone and i've sent them 3/4 messages via ebay.

    I've bought 2 narrower tyres now to fit to the back so i can use the odd wheel as well.
    Corsa SRI Turbo (SOLD) and Facelift Corsa 1.4 SE (SOLD) - Now Ecoboost Fiesta 140 and Suzuki GS500

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