Do you just assume KO?

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by 03Mach1, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Am I the only one that immediately assumes a listing is a KO if it's of a mold that has a known KO? I assume KO first then go to the sellers other listings to see if they have other known KO's. Even if they are loose I assume it. Am I the only one?

    *This is a genuine ebay discussion question and is in no way is connected to my dislike of KO's. Just wanted to be clear.
     
  2. Tirade

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    Same here. And if I have seen the seller listing KOs in the past, I will usually avoid the seller (unless I am looking for just the KOs). There are obvious warning signs too. If I see the seller has Sunstreaker, the Dinobots, Shockwave, Constructions, Defensor giftset/Superion giftset and such, my guard is instantly raised. Those are notorious KO pieces.
     
  3. godbomber

    godbomber Henkei != Hentai

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    I will do some research on items that I'm wanting to get, either by looking here or at highendtfs. Granted, it would be easier if those KO sellers would just go ahead & say KO instead of wasting my time, but I alleviate my annoyance by simply filing complaints to ebay that they're selling counterfeit items.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    I don't, but now that you mention it that's probably a smart idea.
     
  5. Auto Morph

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    Yep. Always.

    In fact, I've stopped looking for G1s on eBay because there are so many KOs out there and so few genuine originals. This is the sad state it has come to I'm afraid.
    It wouldn't be so bad, except, as you say godbomber, the sellers rarely - if ever - actually state that their item is a KO. So if there's any doubt at all, even 1% of doubt in my mind, I will not even watch the item much less make a bid for it.

    I'm happy for KOs to exist out there alongside the originals, but the way they are sold and marketed on eBay has totally ruined G1 collecting for me.
    You can't even sell the real thing any more without everyone thinking it's a KO (unless of course it's a mold that has obviously never been KO'd).
     

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