Give me a break...sympathy doesn't sell TF's

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Moonstreaker, May 25, 2007.

  1. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    Does this seller expect anyone to believe their story? Even if it is true it's a pathetic attempt to exploit their son's service. Either way I find it disturbing. And it's over priced anyway.

    [EBAY]330124988980[/EBAY]
     
  2. Malach Ra

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    moonstreaker, i gotta ask, why are you so angry? and why are you so offended by peoples asking prices? I dont see a scam here and the price isnt outrageous. no offense man, but cool down. I got a pretty rare piece from this guy reguardless of his story, and he did right by me. I had the choice to buy it or not buy it, and if i didnt buy it, I wouldnt trash him on forums. relax man.
     
  3. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    Well my Cousin was killed in Iraq; and as a former Marine myself, I take it personally when someone tries to exploit service members.
     
  4. Valkysas

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    I bet his son is gonna be pissed when he gets back.
     
  5. Malach Ra

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    Moonstreaker:
    I'm currently in the coast guard myself man, and an army brat of 20+ years,so I know the military also. I support the military to the fullest and I'm also sorry for your loss. but we dont know if this guy is lying or telling the truth, and it doesnt seem to me that he's using the service as a crutch to sell his wares. he's just saying he's got a shit load of his sons toys and he's getting rid of them because his son could give a shit less. and his prices arent anywhere near scalper prices either. but now that i think about it, if i had this many tfs at home and my dad was selling them off, i'd be alittle pissed.
    people are going to ask what they want for toys, weither its a good price or not is up to the buyer. no sense on wasting your energy on people that want too much, use more energy finding the good deals man, or let people know about the good deals. its much more rewarding. but if you find a scammer.......waste him any way you can, and you'll get my full support(cause I hate me a fuckin' scammer).
    anyways man, I hope i didnt offend you. if i did it wasnt my intention. I commend you and your cousin for serving your(our) country. I like your enthusiasm for the ebay forum(its my home also) and hopefully you can find some kick ass deals and squash a scammer or two.-damon
     
  6. Malach Ra

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    yeah, I'd be fatherless a day or two after I got discharged.
     
  7. Moonstreaker

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    No offense taken. Just a typical Leatherneck and I get myself riled up sometimes.
     
  8. Malach Ra

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    I almost got banned from tfw for getting so riled up about scammers. its underestandable dude. if you ever need anything just let me know, i'm on ebay all the time and i can find some good deals for your jap. misb collection. take it easy bud.-damon
     
  9. ShortCircuit

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    Broke dad tryin to get a couple bucks for beer from the kid eh.

    What a joke of a listing. IS IT OPENED OR NOT U LOSER!!!???

    quote: "This one is not like the others I listed as there is no number on the inside. I assure you this has not been removed from the case it was placed inside of. This also came with a paper on refusal to be graded due to it was opened on the side of the box, but everything is still sealed & not been tampered with."

    Dork.

    I swear the guy means the PLASTIC CASE is sealed but TOY is MIB.
     
  10. Valkysas

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    yeah insult him for not knowing anything about TFs. he did a good job describing it considering that.

    What he's saying is sealed is the contents of the box. the bubble, the bags, stuff like that.
     
  11. decepticon665

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    whether or not u buy it should be based on whether u want it.
    i woul say,however,it is a bit odd how much detail about his son's status he put up vs. details on the item,found rather easily on the net...
     
  12. Bumble Prime

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    you guys are ridiculous...... it has one mention of his son being in the military. that does not qualify as exploiting someones sentiments.

    and he said it was refused grading because it was opened. hes not scamming anyone, hes just trying to take advantage of free commerce.

    stop being ebay police, im sure ebay actually has employees they pay to find scammers. And the free lancers here are getting out of hand.
     
  13. MegaMoonMan

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    Yeah, totally. One mention does not mean he's trying to take advantage of people's feelings. If he was, he'd put it in the auction title or say it a lot more than that.
     
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    if he really wanted sympathy to sell the TFs, he'd say that he was selling the TFs to buy his son body armor or something like that.

    the moon man and the bumble man speak the truth.
     
  15. megatroptimus

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    I'd buy it if the son in question was John Rambo.
     
  16. Valkysas

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    You'd want rambo after you to get his transformers back?
     
  17. Bumble Prime

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    They Drew First Blood!!!!
     
  18. megatroptimus

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    I'd call Rocky just in case. :D 
     
  19. Grimlocka go-go

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    I agree with both sides of this discussion
    I know first hand how much soldiers get screwd over and used and it defiently hits a sore spot when it's used for commercial gain (not saying this guy is, probably just a proud dad and wanting others to know it) so i totally understand moonstreakers anger. Sides that's just how marines are lol.
    Hey moonstreaker, ever got stationed in N.C.?
     
  20. Malach Ra

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    been to cherry point. i'm in avaition, so i had to go to the dunker there. hopefully some of you know what i'm talking about.

    as far as moonstreaker goes, he's been to one or the other, paris island or san diego.
     

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