$450 for a KO Menasor

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Deceptigtar, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    shame ... cest la vie, buyer beware.

    I understand why eBay started censoring the names of bidders for privacy reasons ... but sometimes in cases like these you wish you can contact the bidders and just tell them.
     
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    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    I'm going to go out on limb here and say the seller is unaware. He/She seems pretty keen on showing the unapplied rub signs which is a dead give away that they're KO.

    Now the ethical question of the day, should one of us contact the seller and tell them that they're selling KO's?
     
  5. TheTFReview

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    Yes...

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    NOT IT!
     
  6. JavaJim

    JavaJim Agilisticobot

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    You can report the item as counterfeit.
     
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  7. clintfca

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    Fair enough ... DONE.

    Did my good deed for the day.
     
  8. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Agreed. I noticed the rub signs right away. If someone spends $450 on a collectible and obviously doen't do their homework, I can't really feel sorry for them.
     
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    I can. It's not always a collector buying it. Sometimes its people buying a gift, etc.
     
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    I've been wondering about the so-called pre-rubbed things as being recent rub-signed ones that had the stickers removed.

    I know when I buy the rub-signed figures, I almost always remove that sticker simply cause I think it's ugly.
     
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    Wow that seller is knowingly selling KO for those crazy high prices.
     
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    I put in a report. I think it is BS posting something as vintage. Sure buyer beware et al but where is the decency?
     
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    Theres so many sellers doing this now and people are getting fooled.
    Really the KO market is killing MIB collectors. No telling what you will get these days.
     
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    Yeah the situation sucks cause the buyer ends up thinking he has a legitimate item. I have seen people buy these items and displaying it as their most prized possession then when someone who knows more about KO and the hobby tell them it is a KO. It brings them down alot. Alot of them are someone who is trying to get into the hobby as well
     
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    I enjoy contacting sellers and calling them out. Its getting ridiculous. There was a guy selling a MISB high grade Prime, but its was one of those "mysterty" Primes with the copyright blacked out on the back. It sold for a high $ amount, he claimed ignorance but the auction ended before anything changed. A seller from Thailand.
    It really is the buyer who needs to do their homework, but some of those fakes are so close. The High End tf guide is such a big help in identification.
     

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