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December 30th, 2019 24 comments

Doctor Who Mystery Box

Details on this Nerd Merch product have been removed because of concerns as to the nature of this company.


Categorised under: General, Novelty

24 comments

  • Anonymous

    January 2nd, 2020 - 3:08pm

    May I suggest this instead: http://www.amazon.co.uk

  • Nicholas Dickens

    January 2nd, 2020 - 10:11am

    You know when they use ‘twitter’ or ‘Facebook’ to promote their business it’s a problem. A few minutes digging will bring up a lot of dirt on scam companies. Unfortunately they can get away with it in law. They cease trading under one business name, they just open up under another. They’re also too ‘small fry’ for the likes of the BBC or Disney to go after.

    I know it sees obvious, but buy from a name ‘name’ retailer like amazon, or Sainsbury’s. If something looks to good to be true, it’s probably a scam.

    • booboo

      January 2nd, 2020 - 10:15am

      They have put a lot of work into their website for a simple scam, its more than convincing, full details have been sent in anyway.

  • CaptainJimiPie

    January 1st, 2020 - 4:12pm

    I posted on Twitter with the sentencing article saying people shouldn’t order from them as its most likely a scam (quite a few review sites show people never received their orders) and they immediately blocked me…tells you all you need to know really doesn’t it?

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2020 - 4:52pm

      they directed another promoted tweet at the official BBC Doctor Who site earlier today as well

  • A4geek

    January 1st, 2020 - 10:41am

    Company director appears to have the same name as this chap:

    https://news.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/2018/04/26/seller-of-counterfeit-goods-sentenced/amp/

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2020 - 11:18am

      it is, which begs the question how have they (both) been allowed to do this, one of the big failings not stamping down immediately on things like this

      I will follow it through but i doubt anything will happen

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2020 - 11:43am

      OK thats done, see how long it takes

  • Anonymous

    January 1st, 2020 - 4:02am

    So like most of these things they send you a box of junk, but in this case they don’t bother to send you a box at all?

  • Paul Armstrong

    December 31st, 2019 - 9:33pm

    This is the same outfit that traded under the name ‘That Lovely Store’ and ran a similar promotion with Harry Potter memorabilia. Google them.

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2019 - 9:44pm

      is it, looking around twitter people have had stuff from this company and they do respond unlike the one you mention, albeit with terrible communication and problems. if they are “legit” seems like they don’t know what they are doing, they are also registered at companies house.

      i would just avoid them, they are using BBC logos and images and twitter (targeting DW sites) to promote so i will pass it on.

  • Master of M

    December 31st, 2019 - 9:31pm

    In my experience these are seldom worth the money. Not trying to put a downer on anything, but these days its safer to know exactly what it is you are being asked to pay for so that you can make a sound judgement call on whether it is worth it to you.

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2019 - 8:25pm

    Have u checked the reviews for this website on Trust Pilot? Apparently it is a scam?

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2019 - 8:38pm

      or some positive ones are fakes then, i will contact BBC licensing as this company are tweeting sites and using twitter to promote this

    • Anonymous

      December 31st, 2019 - 9:03pm

      Yeah their trust pilot has 74% bad 1 star reviews i don’t think their site is legit

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2019 - 9:23pm

      i looked at this one where 60% are average or above https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/nerdmerch.eu

    • Jack

      January 1st, 2020 - 12:32am

      If you check the 5 ☆ reviews you see that most are from accounts with only one review, looks suspicious.

    • Anonymous

      January 1st, 2020 - 1:12am

      Booboo this Trust Pilot site has it 74% 1 star reviews: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/nerd-merch.net

      Some of the 5 star reviews seem suspicious like “Only downside it’s shipped at the end of the month but that’s understandable to save money on delivery.“ who would say that aha

    • booboo

      January 1st, 2020 - 9:06am

      yes i can see that, but even some of the 1 star reviews people have had stuff, they just seem to an incredibly bad and untrustworthy company who don’t send stuff the the vast majority, so i will pass it on.

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2019 - 7:19pm

    Didn’t a lot of people get burned with this Product a while back?

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2019 - 7:29pm

      Nerdblock

  • Daz

    December 31st, 2019 - 7:14pm

    I like boxes, I like Mysteries, I like Doctor Who looks like something I would like!

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2019 - 5:20pm

    So you can open the box see the contents then return it if you don’t like it?

    • booboo

      December 31st, 2019 - 5:21pm

      that what it says ( check out who pays for what postage though)

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