Your Bad eBay Experiences

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  1. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    I just had a bad experience with eBay and thought of this thread.

    I'm all paranoid as well because I thought there might have been one of these... oh well.

    Anyway, mine is:

    Bought SDCC Bruticus for $184, and he was supposed to be here today, but he wasn't, and has been missent TWICE. Sent by US Postal Service, which is just corrupted utter crap, so I think the mailman stole it or something.
     
  2. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Nothing that I consider bad has happened to me on EBay...yet.
     
  3. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Well , I WAS excited to finally recieve my FOC Shockwave this week via ebay. Although 1 look at the post box that it came in told me that it wasnt going to be a pretty sight. Just take a look at my ebay listing an you'll see what im talking about...
     
  4. Prime Jetscream

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    Um, I don't see anything wrong but a slightly beat up box.
     
  5. Sideways77

    Sideways77 oh shoogah

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    Does waiting one in a half weeks for my AM Breakdown count?
     
  6. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    Is the figure damaged? If so, to what extent? I might purchase it if it isn't too bad!
     
  7. Barricade24

    Barricade24 The Decepticop

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    I have had items that took a while to arrive and I once got a figure that wasn't "exactly" what I was after. I sent a message to the guy I bought him from but he never replied back.

    Have you guys ever ordered something from another country that came faster than something from the same country you are buying from? I know I have.
     
  8. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Im a MISB collector. So yeah , this is pretty bad for me.
     
  9. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    The figure itself is fine. Its the packaging thats got issues..
     
  10. AnAutobot1985

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    Now for the record usually I have pleasant experiences on eBay. However 3 BIG problems of recent times have been pretty bad for me.

    1. Encore Omega Supreme. Bought him MISB. Seller shipped with one layer of bubble wrap over the box and then brown paper for address information. Box came really beat up. Luckily the figure survived except for some scratches on one of the feet. Still kept Omega irregardless of all this.

    2. Encore Sky Lynx. Bought him complete and "mint in box". Came with a stick residue all over the figure. Was so pissed I shoved him back in the box without any care, sealed it back up, sent it back at his expense. Got my refund thanks to eBay.

    3. MP-11 Starscream. Bought him and waited 6 weeks. Was told it came in and shipped. Got false tracking info. Never showed. Got refund through eBay customer service but never got this impressive piece. :( 


    My big purchases have not been so good lately. Primus went well though. The kid shipped fast, packaged well, was polite, and I only paid 80 MISB and shipped. Hegemon turned out well too. No issues and only 99.99 shipped MISB.


    It's all about who you deal with. Be sure to check a seller's feedback to help ensure you don't get screwed. And remember eBay will always back you up if you have a problem you just have to file a case.
     
  11. Thalack

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    hmm....that would have been fine for me, but seeing as you're a MISB collector, that in no way, shape or form is ok. I don't blame you for throwing it up to try and recoup your money to get another one.

    edit - OMG I just saw your shipping charge. That's the first time I've seen a fair price for shipping on this figure.
     
  12. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    I was sniped in the face.................Classics voyager OP

    I don't even have one iteration of that mold. It looks really cool, but I'll live :/
     
  13. Cyclonus79

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    LOL. Thanks? Yeah I just want SOME of my money back so I could get a more collector friendly one.
     
  14. Prime Jetscream

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    Seems like the same thing is about to happen to me with SDCC Bruticus... -_-
     
  15. GreednGluttony

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    ive never used ebay, and after reading the posts in this thread.....never gonna happen
     
  16. Fallout

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    because i'm super paranoid, when my leader starscream didn't arrive after the estiamted 3-4 business days i slowly got more and more worried each day. he arrived yesterday, thankfully.

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  17. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    Leader Starscream is a good choice! :) 

    I bought a perceptor (RTS) and the seller tried to refund a diff in shipping only to refund the ENTIRE PURCHASE PRICE! :D  :D  I ended up giving him the money back, but I bet he had a bad day that day ;) 
     
  18. Thalack

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    I had a guy who bought a bunch of magic the gathering cards from me. I stated clearly in my auctions that if you buy multiple items, wait for an invoice so I can combine shipping. Guy didn't wait, and he asked me to combine the shipping. No problem, refunded him all but about $5 in shipping fees cause everything fit perfectly in a small flat rate box.

    Once he gets the cards, he puts in a claim saying he was promised a full refund on EVERYTHING and only got a partial refund. Bastard basically tried to use the refund on the shipping costs as a way to say I agreed to fully refund him. Thankfully Ebay and Paypal saw right through that one and didn't give him a penny and closed the case.
     
  19. Prime Jetscream

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    Wait, what was that picture on the bottom for?
     
  20. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    What a jerk!
     

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