China Ebay Seller Check - New-comers READ FIRST POST!!

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  1. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you can't wait for your KFC Delta Magnus hands to arrive direct from XTB/KFC.

    This is it.
    New Transformers MP08 G1 Steel Lock Japan Original Color Coating | eBay

    Even with shipping it is still $8 cheaper than ShowZ's website price.
     
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  2. Madgame

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    You know it. They are on the way, won't be long now.
     
  3. Madgame

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    PSA: never bought from this seller, but while browsing on eBay it appears brilliant18aa has the telltale signs of going rogue. Too good to be true prices on some figures, and reasonable good deal prices on others. Couple negatives rolling in about fake addresses, and he even indicates some BS in his listing that shipping times are really slow due to China/USA trade war.
     
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  4. keef

    keef You stepped on my toes

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    Yeah, DX9 Tyrant for $7.49? Gonna order 10 of those! :thumb 
     
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    I’ve literally just ordered an Op Ex from him for half the usual price. He only had 2 left according to the details so I’m thinking happy thoughts and assuming it was a discount and not a scam. I received word that the package has been shipped so I’ll keep you guys posted. Yes, it was a gamble. Let’s see if I get lucky or royally screwed ;) 
     
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    And I just realized my only other order from eBay at this time is also from brilliant18aa: a Powertrain for €127,30, which was also on the cheap side.

    I tracked it to this point so far:
     
  7. keef

    keef You stepped on my toes

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    You never know, he could have cleared out his actual stock before deciding to turn scammer. Best of luck to you.
     
  8. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    Rolled the dice on a $25 Greatshot. Cool if I get it, but I'm not expecting it.
     
  9. Cungitron

    Cungitron Destroyer of Worlds

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    Another positive transaction with zpdlna802
    5th time ordering a KO MP Starsaber. Got stung on all previous attempts and decided only to use TFDirect or ShowZ.
    Took a gamble but they came through.
     
  10. Madgame

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    Good luck and keep us posted. Remember if you paid via PayPal you can file a claim at any time and there's no downside. If you receive the item you can cancel the claim. If the seller did go bad then you minimized the wait to receive your funds.
     
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  11. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Nope. He's still legit.
     
  12. Devastator Zero

    Devastator Zero Broken but Functional

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    Yeah, pretty sure brilliant18aa is going rogue, but I'll take a shot. I'll still get my money back if it doesn't pan out.
     
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  13. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    The Greatshot listing has the brand as 'unbranded'. Maybe its a new KO. Maybe its a scam. Totally worth a shot for the price. If something lands on my doorstep that resembles Legends Greatshot, I'll still be happy. KO or otherwise.

    Mine 'shipped' today. Whatever that's worth anymore.
     
  14. DaveStrong

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    So i contacted the seller about my item and he said he has already shipped it, but the ebay status says "paid" and the ebay help support also said it shipped. If it's coming from china, is that the reason the status would still only say "paid" and not "shipped" instead?
     
  15. LarELar

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    I decided to take advantage of the last day of the recent eBay bucks promotion (6% for nearly anything with no minimum required value... which is admittedly paltry in comparison to recent promotions of theirs) along with their promotion of a free google home mini (speaker) provided a user spends over $150 in their cart for the transaction. The speaker is listed as a $49 value & I began contemplating what would happen in instances if a user decided to pick up some items from a likely rogue (or soon-to-be-rogue) seller to get their cart value over $150 and then add the speaker in the cart, enter the code and make the purchase. The free promotional speaker would likely arrive an a week or two, and an additional week or two after that one would know if the other purchases were actually legit. So...

    If the seller ends up going rogue, one would get their money back and they'd get to keep the free $49 speaker, no strings attached, yes?
    OR would eBay treat the coupon they applied to your cart (-$49) for you to get the speaker 'free of charge,' back as a negative balance that your account (PayPal, or whatever one uses) owes to them?

    I think in some instances where I earned eBay bucks for purchases from eventual rogue sellers, on the cusp of me already getting the following quarter's eBay bucks coupon & spending it, my eBay bucks had deducted that 'bucks credit' earned previously in the (at the time) current quarter I was earning additional eBay bucks (via a negative $ value). So, it's possible(?) some similar deduction would be used in the 'free promotional speaker' scenario if the seller goes rogue? Anyone had a similar experience that might give insight in how this would go?
     
  16. mark4flair

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    Add kefeilgz2225 to the good seller's list, I ordered a KO MP-21 Bumblebee off of him and received it very promptly. It was a great price at $29.00 shipped and pretty much just wanted another Spike figure for my 86' movie shelf.

    Anyway, the overall quality of the figure was definitely a step below my other MP-21 KO but that really isn't his fault. My youngest son wanted an MP Bumblebee in the worst way so he chipped in 10$ of allowance money and got one which is cool..........

    Thanks again CM for this list, it has been really useful to us..........
     
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  17. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Done.
     
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  18. Blazing Mewtwo

    Blazing Mewtwo Decepticon Lover

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    The good list gets updated daily or regularly, right?
     
  19. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    As updates become available.
     
  20. Blazing Mewtwo

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    Oh okay. Because I saw a seller and I checked to see what list they were on, and they were good.