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

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by ChromeMagnus, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Touma Callum

    Touma Callum Well-Known Member

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    Bought some things over July, will keep you posted on what happens.

    toyspark_store on eBay INFINITE Transformation IT-01

    Turn out to be a rouge seller but did get my money back though paypal. Put him on the bad seller list.

    haoyunlianlianzou28 on eBay KO MP Ironhide and Ratchet

    Items have been posted and with a tracking number, looking good so far

    tongliang5218 on eBay Transform Element TE-01 OP

    Item has been posted with a tracking number, but seems to have been stuck for a week now

    wenqiang201688 on eBay THF-03 Dynastron

    Item has been posted but no tracking number has been proven.
     
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  2. mirage426

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    @ChromeMagnus Is it me, or does tongliang's feedback have an interesting pattern?
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    Alot of Low purchase number buyers? All within the past month?....Suspicious, maybe?
     
  3. Touma Callum

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    Yea, that does seem a little fishy. Could be nothing, but will keep an eye out. If I see no update with the tracking next week, then I will start to think he might be going to the dark side.
     
  4. Craigmcgowan1984

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    Not another one of my regular sellers, is it just the time of year or something, hopefully some reliability is restored by the time all the figures I'm waiting on release dates for come out
     
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  6. Sanity Bleeds

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    It's actually very suspicious, not just the number of low feedback buyers, but look at how they all bought 2-3 items each, and how the items have almost zero correlation between them, even as Transformers purchases, they're completely random, with almost no items repeating.
     
  7. Sanity Bleeds

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    None, but their profile looks very legit. Over 11 years on Ebay, nearly 9,000 feedback, and with a nearly perfect score (3 of the 4 in the last year were all from the same buyer who was an uninformed idiot that didn't understand import taxes had nothing to do with the seller, the 4th may have been a scammer) and over 1,400 current item listings, I'd say they're as safe a bet as most anyone on eBay.
     
  8. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    Ugh!! I’ve bought several times from them before with no issue and bought 2 items on the 23rd before all the suspicious discounts and feedback showed up.

    I’ll be recording when I open this box for sure :( 
     
  9. Erwin

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    Semi-update: I have received tracking numbers for all items except Maojie’s but so far only the one from jiangyaoming actually showed activity in my tracker app. More soon.
     
  10. ChromeMagnus

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    Might be onto something.

    Please keep us posted here.
     
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  11. Skjalddis

    Skjalddis Generations Strongarm when?

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    I purchased a KO OS Chromedome from kitty_toy_shop and it arrived today. No problems at all, figure is in perfect condition. It was sold without packaging, and was sent securely bubble-wrapped in a sturdy box. It's my first time buying a TF from a Chinese seller and was a little hesitant since they weren't on the good seller list, but figured it was worth a punt. Very glad it turned out okay!
     
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  12. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    Anyone had experience with eBay seller “landyrock” ? I ordered a SS-44 DOTM Optimus from their store on Saturday, and his feedback looks okay nothing raising red flags so far but I could be missing something.

    They said they would ship the item today from Taiwan but as of yet I still haven’t received a shipping notification however it’s 6pm in Taiwan as of posting this.
     
  13. Blazedriver

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    Iremember buying a KO MP bumblebee from mao for around 20 sokmething dollars and came in the highest quality, MISB packaging, but this was around 5 months ago, they might have changed now. Just wanted to put a few cents in
     
  14. Sanity Bleeds

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    I wouldn't worry much this early on. For a newer seller with a lower feedback rating and a very high inventory listing, it's likely they're using a distributor who does the actual shipments for them, but even if not, any time an item from China/Taiwan/Philippines posts tracking info in less than 5 days from ordering is pretty great. If you haven't heard anything by Friday, I'd definitely worry, but at least send them a message asking for details if you haven't heard anything by tomorrow evening.
     
  15. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    That sounds about right, I gave them a message and they got back to me in under 20 minutes so I’m at least assured that communication isn’t going to be an issue.

    He said that he sorted the shipping package today but is uploading the tracking tomorrow which is odd, but I don’t know what shipping method he is using right now.

    The eBay seller is a page from a physical store in Taipei so I think that it’s not just a random guy processing it. You’re probably right about the distribution.
     
  16. cj37a

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    Following up on this acfun_toys micro thread" (Ebay labels:
    Top Rated: Seller with highest buyer ratings

    I'm staying hopeful on this buyer. I did drop 3 bills on some fairly discounted items. However the negative feedbacks for this seller is from only one buyer. The last comment was put in there so fast that he left it as positive:
    "Thanks eBay for allowing this to happen constantly! What a joke. Scam alert!" Buyer: l***h ( 304[​IMG]

    This could be a buyer who bought a lot of items that is attempting to get the item and their money back riding on blaming the post or the seller and falling back on their money back guarantee.

    Staying hopeful....

    eBay Feedback Profile for acfun_toys
     
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  17. astrotrain1975

    astrotrain1975 FT-44 Thomas is my precious.

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    He is selling Fanstoys Hydra for $77. The writing is on the wall.
     
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  18. cj37a

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    Hope I got my stuff before he went rouge then...
    Yep, the stuff I bought is now 50% cheaper than when I bought it last month.
    I'll know next week and report back.
     
  19. Pessimus Prime

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    Anyone familiar with a seller called mascotzone? 14K+ feedback, 100% rating, but never heard of him before and couldn't find him mentioned on the boards.

    Also, too bad about acfun toys. I've been seeing those incredibly suspicious price cuts, sad.
     
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  20. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Oh $#!* what are we gonna do now?

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    I don’t understand why these long time sellers just suddenly go rogue, unless that’s been their incredibly patient game all along to cash in an eye watering payout..