Need help with AFA G1's. Don't wanna get scammed!!

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  1. godmaximonius

    godmaximonius Well-Known Member

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    I am possibly about to make a large trade for AFA G1 Transformers and I want to make sure I don't get scammed in any way since I've never had an AFA toy. Basically is the only way to tell if anything is faked is to match the serial # with the AFA database?. I'm sure they are legit I am just nervous because I am giving up something very rare and hard to find and don't need to have to hunt somebody down if I get burned on this. Are there any other tips or things I should look out for? This guy should have receipts if he got them graded himself correct? Just want to cover my bases, any help will be appreciated!
     
  2. StephX77

    StephX77 Well-Known Member

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    Are you trading with somebody from china? Who is the collector, is he reputable? Most collectors know of one nother especially AFA G1
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    TFW2005 - The 2005 Boards - The AFA Collectors Group There are some great guys who post in that group who will be more than willing to help you out.

    Also, inb4 typical AFA rant from non-AFA collectors. I can't believe I'm able to post that. Usually, someone is ranting by the time I get to post in any sort of AFA thread.
     
  4. Da_Last_2_Walk

    Da_Last_2_Walk Da King Of Pre Rubs TFW2005 Supporter

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    Who is the seller?

    Your main concern should be is the seller going to send you the items, not are the AFA items fake.
     
  5. godmaximonius

    godmaximonius Well-Known Member

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    Well we are doing it in person so I have that on my side. The sellers ebay name is GI_Joe_concepts. Has 100% feedback with over 1000 transactions. Checked the GI Joe collecting forums and there are mixed reviews. Just want to know if there is anything in person I can watch out for

    Here are some of the serial #'s he gave me
    Megatron, 80,85,85. # 11469162
    Thrust 80,85,90 # 10580909
    Dirge 80,85,90 # 10657080
    Thundercracker, no rub sign. 75,80,85 #14470861
    Skywarp 75,85,90 # 16787887
    Blue streak 75,90,90 # 17062537
    Jazz 80,85,85 # 10007239
     
  6. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    I think when a seller has sold a certain amount and their feedback is close to 100%(99%+) then there is a lot less to worry about. If he gave you the serial no and they can be verified then all should be cool.
     
  7. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Ebay:
    Just ran across an auction with a seller who has 100 percent feedback but, doing my diligence, I looked through the feedback. He had 2 negatives and a few negative comments marked positive (accidents happen and ebay, the great wise folks they are, will not reverse a positive). You have to go that extra mile to make sure things will work out ok.
     
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    It's good you're going to have a meet up instead of having the items shipped, that way you can inspect them. Hope everything goes well, that's a nice set there. :) 
     

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