Uncle Billy closing down

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  1. metalwar2010

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    My :2c:  is Has/Tak was probably part of this. Just late last week I got a "end of listing" notice for a YM Model figure in ebay. Maybe it's not but the timing just seems to coincidental to not be.
     
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    Correct, its not free. There is a fee to list (additional visibility as you said) on UK and any other ebay international selling platforms.
     
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    Same thing for me with OS bumblebee... seems like they're starting to clamp down?
     
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    Yes and no. It seems to just be randomly happening but you never know. I had this happen on velcro military patches. I didn't know "velcro" was protected. Those patches were up for over a year too.

    Sometimes I think its someone trolling and then wines to ebay, for good or bad reasons. The Velcro situation was just dumb and how that word got protected when its a common terminology to describe the material on how it attaches to something is beyond me.
     
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    GiftLove Store, another great Aliexpress store with KOs, is empty this morning.

    The Model Gear Store is open, but all the TF KOs are gone.
     
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    I'd say the new movie has Hasbro cracking down on all this stuff and KO products will be slim pickings for a while.
     
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    try smartlulu it's still open
     
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    Kids Best Toys still has a selection of KOs.

    As does IACCES International Trade Company.
     
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    Yeah, tis a pain.
     
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    I can't find smartlulu on aliexpress. Do you have suggestions on how to find the seller?
     
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    Maybe the blatant KO could be bit by people reporting on eBay. I remember something where a group of people reported enough death metal bands CDs as offensive items that they dried up for a bit, before eBay wised up.

    KO might stay gone though.

    Showz is still up so I don't think it's the end times yet o_O 
     
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    Perhaps Ma and company are giving in to pressure from US corporate lawyers. Booooo.
    The gray market will find an alternative outlet, though. It always does.
     
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    You can't blame Hasbro. They have to flex those muscles once an awhile to let these guys know that they might not be enforcing 24/7 but they are watching.

    I just wish they would spend a little bit more time and money on their products, instead of wasting it on dropping the hammer every so often.
     
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  15. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron What of it?

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    I sold my MP10v a couple of weeks ago. The listing was removed AFTER I sold it.

    I did list it as "KBB Mp10v Optimus Prime USA seller", though.
     
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    Optimus Prime and/or MP10 probably gave it away. I had listings taken down for "Transformers," which is what I think happened on this last round. Nothing else was really TF protected otherwise.

    Forgot to add this. Be glad it ended after the deal was done. It's awkward when it sells and the buyer pays for it and THEN it gets taken down. Had that happen once, as well as your situation.
     
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    Kind'a sucks about Uncle Billy. While it's true that there haven't been that may good deals lately, he was probably one of the few sellers I really trusted on that site. I used to think that I would be somewhat safe by buying from a seller with high overall positive feedback, and especially if they had high positive feedback on the item I was purchasing. Then I noticed something kind of underhanded (unfortunately it was 2 months after I made a purchase, which still hasn't arrived, but which I just got my money back for). The feedback of 4.3 stars out of 5 that they had for a product was based upon 8 ratings, but they had 29 total votes, where all of the more recent votes were 1 star. I don't know how AliExpress tallies their scores, but using only 8 of their 29 votes to come up with a feedback score really doesn't sit well with me. There are definitely trustworthy sellers on the site, but definitely check into all of their ratings and not just the total AliExpress calculates.
     
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    I was scared they were going to hold the money for 21 days. They released it in three.

    I managed to get in contact with the buyer. he was pleased so, Coolsville purchased.
     
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    l know he had a couple of ebay stores, but these match the same ones on the Aliexpress store.
     
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