China Ebay Seller Check

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by ChromeMagnus, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    I thought it would be useful to keep a list of good and bad sellers on this first post.
    This list is updated as needed. A good seller can go bad at any time.

    See Paypal contact instructions at the bottom of this post.

    GOOD SELLERS


    BAD SELLERS

    If you've been scammed and you paid with Paypal:
    Contact Paypal over the phone and speak with a live agent. They'll get you taken care of quickly. Max wait time for claim resulution/refund will only be about 10 days or less.

    Paypal 1-888-221-1161.
    Mon-Fri 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM PT and Sat-Sun 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PT
    All other calls: Mon-Fri 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM PT and Sat-Sun 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM PT
    At each automated prompt keep saying "customer service" until you reach a live agent.

    This is a faster process that Ebay doesn't really mention.

    Please feel free to comment and suggest additions to it.

     
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  2. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farms remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good rating, product prices seem reasonable, mix of KO and real products, only red flag I see is his ratings are all listed as Private, which I've never seen before and not sure what that means. Normally you can see the product price next to reviews and for recent item sale reviews you can see the item name and the listing, which helps you verify that the reviews are from people who bought similar figures to the one you're considering.
     
  3. Tontus314

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    I'd also like to hear from anyone who's dealt with them before. At first glance, feedback looks pretty solid, but if you dig a bit several red flags jump out. Seller started selling cheap beads, then switched to private auctions, and now has high dollar items at good prices in large quantities. My gut says that this seller is about to cash in a large payday and then shut down the account. I could be wrong, but I'd personally stay clear of this one.
     
  4. MpCollector81

    MpCollector81 Banned

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    Private Auctions. Check! Under 1000 Transactions. Check! Started selling magic pretty beads to boost his rating- then switched to expensive high end collectibles. Check!

    500% Scam. 250% Troll. Enjoy having your money tied up for a month. Just buy from any of about a dozen other sellers.
     
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  5. zgbsn721

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    I picked up FT-04 Scoria from him about a month ago, everything got to me quick and was perfect. It looked like the factory forgot to put the instructions in my Scoria, but it wasn't a big deal so I didn't bother mentioning it to him to see if he could send me some.

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    MpCollector81 Banned

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    Not the same seller he's asking about. 29 positives? Seems highly suspect.
     
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    MpCollector81 Banned

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    Color my surprised.
     
  8. zgbsn721

    zgbsn721 Well-Known Member

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    Well that picture I posted is my feedback, the seller he asked about was the last person I bought from.
     
  9. Destronus

    Destronus Ay up

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    I can vouch for this dude ,got MPP10 in under five days to the uk
     
  10. zgbsn721

    zgbsn721 Well-Known Member

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    Mine wasn't quite that fast, but it was just 2 weeks from China to Alabama (feb 29- March 14) which is pretty quick compared to some others if ordered from China.
     
  11. SCPrime

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    I was going to say private listings are suspect. But 2 people can vouch for him so far. That $140 shipped OS KO Grimlock is tempting.
     
  12. Destronus

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    I was quite surprised with how quick I got it,probaly a small percentage receiving that quick tho
     
  13. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    If I cant see what they'rve been selling or how much they're accustomed to dealing with, that's plenty to send me to another seller. With quakeblast at $75, about normal, it's hardly worth the risk.

    Edit- if others have tried him, seems safer.
     
  14. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    When the listings suddenly go private it's time to look elsewhere. I've had four deals refunded in the last two weeks by eBay (didn't even wait on me to open a case) for previously reliable sellers who have all suddenly done that and either left or been bussed from eBay. This includes a guy I've bought from for over two years.

    That's not to say this seller isn't legit but just be weary.
     
  15. Maverickk

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    I ordered an Oversized Evasion Prime from this seller at the end of Feb.
    Item was marked shipped but no tracking was provided. Still haven't received it yet and he has not replied to any of my messages.
    Just opened a case with eBay.

    Edit - he refunded me
     
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  16. MpCollector81

    MpCollector81 Banned

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    Yeah shipped items with no tracking provided- that was the same BS that happened each time I was scammed- but the scammers kept their stores open and kept feeding me BS messages before going POOF with all the money they stole from other buyers.

    Welcome to TFW2005. Did you join to protect yourself from scammers as well?
     
  17. Rakzo

    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    So, this guy might be yet another scammer?

    I'm interested in the Unite Warriors Defensor he's offering but I also was recently scammed by a guy named ltingjunj for the same product, he gave me a fake tracking number and suddenly disappeared from Ebay.
     
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  18. duttry98

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    If I'm being from a China based seller, Bababobo^ all the way!!!! Or I'll see of Paul at SirToys can get what I want.
     
  19. mapatel

    mapatel Well-Known Member

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    Another recommendation is smartlulup2010 .I bought my ko evasion op from her. Good contact and communication and she seems to be a very nice person. If I ever got the variants I'd probably buy them from her.
     
  20. MENGATRON

    MENGATRON The Man W The Golden Dick

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    This is who I bought my Chrome Guttur from. Arrived quick and well packed. As always your mileage may vary so always be wary Ebay is scary...
     
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