Fort Max - legit or not?

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  1. beanman

    beanman Not a Decepticon

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    Hey everyone, check out this auction (sorry to anyone who saw this and was hoping it would fly under the radar!):

    brand new transformers fortress maximus still in box | eBay

    I'm sure we all have thought of something like this happening and being the recipient of a find like this, but who believes this to be a legit story?
     
  2. Transbot90210

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    A far as I know, there are no Fort Max Knock Offs.

    Seems legit and there are still two days left on the auction so that price will jump. But it is a nice auction with a low starting price so good luck and hopefully someone wins this at a steal of a price.

    As for the story? Who knows.
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Where did he get the case it's in?

    This one reeks.


    And on FM knock off, wasn't there meant to be one due about now, in a different style box?

    Wouldn't surprise me a bit if they let a few slip out in repro boxes first, although i'm not implying that necessarily applies to this particular auction.
     
  4. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Are you effing kidding me??????

    I believe it, I've been in the store several times. Stuff like this happens alot in that area. Cripes and now I am in Sweden...FFFF!!!!!!! ARGH!
     
  5. cartman5579

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    Tempting for sure, but a serious risk of losing your money.
     
  6. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    he has a name, he works at the kalamazoo toys r us. Google the number and ask if the employee thing happened. This is easier then pie to confirm.
     
  7. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    Zero Feedback? "Found it" in a Toys R Us?

    You wanna send this seller your $? You go right ahead. I'll save myself the time of lodging a paypal complaint to get my $ back when this thing never arrives.
     
  8. beanman

    beanman Not a Decepticon

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    Yeah, seller has no feedback.
     
  9. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    I can't zoom in on the photo, but it looks like it's in a perspex case (maybe an AFA photo from somewhere), I'm not sure why someone who found it and doesn't care for the product would go to the expense of putting it in a custom perspex case.

    Zero feedback? I'm calling bullshit. Why risk it. I guess you're covered with Paypal, but why go through all that trouble.

    That's 25 years worth of shitty stock taking! I can understand a warehouse find, but with a corporate company like TRU with shareholders, everything has to be quantified, I can't believe this is a legit find.

    Plus they say they found 3, I'm fairly certain this would have been shipped two per case like Brave Max, so how did they find a sealed box?
     
  10. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    A no feedback seller with a very expensive (potentially)item?



    Yeah, this'll end well.
     
  11. Sludge

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    That's what I was thinking. Just call the store and ask to talk to a manager. If the price stayed low enough and I had the cash, I'd bid. Paypal will give your money back if it's a scam anyway.
     
  12. cartman5579

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    I live in Kalamazoo, so i just messaged him and asked if i could come down to Toys R Us and verify. If i hear back from him i'll let you know.
     
  13. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    (269) 329-1777 is the toys r us

    stevie vanhousen


    Someone try it.

    Again this store is a mess and I would believe it. I've seen 5 year old stuff put out as new with layers of dust.

    Still a risk, granted.
     
  14. Sludge

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    Closest TRU to kalamazoo:

    Toys"R"Us
    6207 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI 49002
    (269) 329-1777
     
  15. Transbot90210

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    Reading the story I had the feeling that this guy is trying way too hard to sell his story. Usually when people try too hard and give way too many details when telling a story...it...is...bullshit.

    I look forward to reading the buyers complaints once this auction is over and nothing is delivered.

    One thing life has taught me over and over again. If it sounds too good to be true....that is because it is.
     
  16. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    That's what he's counting on.


    Someone knows, but chance their arm

    He walks with the money, the buyer gets a refund.

    Paypal absorb the cost, and offset it against their monstrous profits.
     
  17. cartman5579

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    Just talked to the store manager and he assured me that its 100% false and needs to be reported as fraud. lol We both had a good laugh...
     
  18. Big Dawg

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    unverified sellers don't just get to walk with the money- they have to wait 5 days after delivery confirmation indentifies it as delivered.

     
  19. Sludge

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    Exactly, Paypal holds the funds as "pending" for up to 21 days now for new seller accounts. I'm sure this is the exact reason why.
     
  20. Blackout32

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    And this is 1 of the reasons why I don't trust ebay anymore cause of scams like this. I read this and thought WOW (employee of the month incentive prizes) that sticks out clearly to me in the auction writing. TRU must really be THAT good of a company to work for. YEAH RIGHT.
     

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