Don't buy from CombatZones.co.uk
Over at HUKD, there's been some furrowed brows over a company called CombatZones.co.uk. They've been selling video games, and the prices have been too good to be true. The latter, obviously, rang alarm bells and a number of people have given them the swerve.
However, some people have bought things with them, and it looks like they won't be getting their purchases any time soon.
For starters, the website is, at the time of press, offline. One person said: "Do not order goods from this website. The support email address bounces back, and searches on Google for games website, does not bring up any results. Not legit company."
With orders vanishing into the ether, especially before Christmas, this could be a lot of mither for some. Looking at the cache of the page, it looks like most orders were completed with PayPal, which is something at least, because you can get a refund easily through them.
PayPal's 'Buyer Protection' says: "If an eligible item that you’ve bought online doesn’t arrive, or doesn’t match the seller’s description, our Buyer Protection will reimburse you for the full amount of the item plus postage and packaging costs. Buyer Protection covers all your online purchases, on eBay or on any other website, when you use PayPal."
Make sure you open your dispute with PayPal as soon as possible, so you don't miss the window. Do it within 180 days of the purchase. To get a refund, log in to your PayPal account, and see this page.
It looks like CombatZones won't be fulfilling orders, but if that changes, we'll update this page. Good luck getting a refund if you've been stung.