eBay Flash Sale Discussion and Commentary Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by kibble, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. PkP Edge PkP

    PkP Edge PkP Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I noticed babas listing were all gone pretty much what's the deal? Did they actually all sell out or did he take it all down?
     
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    Toldja...
     
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    When did you tell me that I’m an asshole?
     
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  4. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    He pulled stuff before the sale. It's still down, though, so my guess is it was due to CNY or something and he didn't want an absolute mountain of packages to deliver right now, business be damned.
     
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    Lol not an asshole, but both was the way to go
     
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    Yeah I fucked up but the wife’s 30th bday is coming up soon and I spent $2000 on a tennis bracelet so I was telling myself to reign it in but now I’m like, wtf is another $120 lol just to be done with it. Next time Gadget, next time!!
     
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    Yeah I slept on a few pieces too, and I should've just ponied up the dough. Probably never find them at that low of a price outside of a black Friday sale, but oh well...
     
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    In the end, I think it was greed for those sellers that jacked up the listing prices and nothing more. I don't get the removal of the items and maybe that had to due with checking inventories and as one post I saw mention it, they didn't want to be bombarded with 100 of orders and can't get them out timely, which would be the in case for Baba.

    As far as sellers picking up the tab for this latest 20% on any item and seller, ebay picked up the tab, not the sellers. I can confirm that first hand since I fall in that category. The other deals for select sellers only, is a whole another thing.
     
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  9. Agent-GHQ

    Agent-GHQ Accept the unacceptable

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    For those that has purchased from bababoo using that 20% off, has your order shipped? It’s uncharacteristic that my order has not shipped. Kinda unusual of him as I’ve been buying the majority of my collection from
     
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    Damn...Baba STILL hasn't put his items back up yet...


    I wonder why.
     
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    It's been, what, two days? Given he was probably bombarded with orders, expect a bit longer than usual turnaround time.
     
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    Baba messaged a few people saying eBay actually restricted his items for some reason.

     
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    Probably US retailers are complaining ;) 

    You see Baba's number of orders and you have to think that it's hurt some businesses here. Honestly if you are a smart business, you'll partner with someone in China and fullfill orders from there straight for new releases. Rest of the items can be sent straight to the warehouses here.
     
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    That's...weird...

    Especially since the other well known China sellers still have a lot of the same stuff listed just fine.
     
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    I'm curious on what this discount is via Paypal Baba mentions? Do you know?

    I'm betting other sellers complained to FT, XTB, etc and they in return contacted Baba, probably threatened future business. If you look at the MMC stuff, he isn't cheap on any of those products, actually more when compared to US retailers so I'm thinking he's being held to keep those prices locked, kind like Nike and other companies do to retailers. Keep in mind, Baba had that $5 off deal too, which I"m sure made things worse for him.

    Makes more sense now why he had to play switch-a-roo on some items and yanked other listings down. I knew it wasn't him playing games since it made no sense to do that. Raising prices is still greed but he didn't do that.

    I'm in the camp of no items sent yet. I honestly don't have a reason to worry but if my items aren't sent by this Friday, I'll contact him but not out of concern. More for an update on when they will be.
     
  16. Dangard Ace

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    Baba almost completely destroys all other eBay sellers. His rating is at 13,000. Netclow is only at 6000. I'm sure other highly rated sellers here are only a few thousand. He's a super power seller. Definitely got targeted. Hope he gets some new listings soon.
     
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    Fuck those haters! That’s what you get for trying to ass rape the fans! Still give my business and support to bababoo
     
  18. ChromeMagnus

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    Now he only has 8. :eek: 

    So basically baba is being hated on on by NA retailers??
     
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  19. SCPrime

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    I don't think its discount from PayPal or directly related to PayPal per se. Probably just that if you buy directly from him instead of via eBay (but still pay him via PayPal) then he can give you additional discounts (whatever that may be) since he doesn't have to pay eBay fees on the transaction.
     
  20. ChromeMagnus

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    Mine hasn't shipped yet either. Same for an item I ordered from netclow.
     
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