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

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

  1. Teletran-1

    Teletran-1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I’m 3 days in on my abctoyshop123 PayPal request.

    Does anyone know how this scam works? Are they able to keep the money somehow and have PayPal pay it back? Because if 50 people buy TE-01 and then get their money back after being jerked around, I don’t understand how the scam works. Are they just hoping people don’t look for a refund?
     
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  2. Craigmcgowan1984

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    I think they just try and run out the clock till they can claim the money in most cases
     
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  3. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    If I had to guess these sellers probably move the money out of PayPal into an account not linked, and the when they go dark PayPal is left forcing a refund.
     
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    I sorta had it once when I ordered a KO MP-05 Megatron, they were very forthcoming and told me the last one they had in stock had the packaging destroyed by water damage and it'd be about 10 days until they'd get a replacement from the factory. They kept me well informed throughout. Still, plenty of neutral and negative feedback does seem to indicate, at least more recently, they had numerous issues listing items for which they couldn't produce stock, but did seem to refund everyone without involving Paypal.
     
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    meimeiaini257 on eBay has sent out my Megten but no tracking number, so will keep an eye out to see if this sale also goes sour or I end up with an amazing looking figure.

    Still might get IT Megatron and the straight KO at some point tho just so I have all 4 MP-36 molds. But my luck with getting IT has been rubbish.
     
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    So I got my package yesterday even though the tracking just updated today and it says it’s still on the road I never had that happen before lmao!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! I’ll definitely try and remember that! U doing a great job on this topic!

    Edit ChromeMagnus can u combine my last 3 posts for some reason the multi quote didn’t work! Thanks X
     
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    Not sure I think they run the clock out as they get what 31days to get us the product? But I know the guy I got ripped off is up to 11 neg since I reported him this mo! So he def went to the dark side! I don’t get how u can have over 800 feedback a98% pos feedback & go bad! ESP now when more & more ppl are getting back in to TF like me! It’s sad!
     
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    Got my other 2 orders this morning. Sooooo other than the tracking number mess, no issues with mascotzone as a seller. *thumbs up*
     
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    Hey weird, I just got my package from mascotzone. I literally messaged him today asking about the tracking saying it was sitting on the wrong side of the country for 2 weeks but then an hour later it showed up. Seems reliable but the tracking is strange. I got the KO MP Soundwave cassettes
     
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    Verifying that eBay seller suncn2010 is still legit. Bought a XTB Skids from them on the 14th. Shipped a few days later, with tracking. Periodic updates showed tracking was working, cleared customs the other day, and it arrived this afternoon. I was a little confused at first when I saw a rather compact box in my mailbox, but I just didn't realize how compact XTB packaged that guy. So yay, they appear trustworthy.
     
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    Reporting general good experience with toyfly2015. Ordered Hot Soliders HS02B (Nemesis Prime version) on 9/11 and received 9/26.

    Only problem is that the yellow cheese brick packaging got badly smooshed, so the box is pretty much ruined. The toy itself survived unscathed, kinda annoyed because I was actually planning to keep this box. I sent an inquiry to see if they can/will do anything to remedy.
     
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  14. Ichibaru

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    I’ve had a couple of packages make their way on a plane from China to Ontario and then have to make their way back to Vancouver. Uncommon but not unheard of. But they did add an extra week to getting things in hand.
     
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    Yeah that seems to be exactly what happened, I’ve never seen anything go to Ontario before, seems like a lot of extra travel
     
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    Hi does anyone have any recent experience dealing with tongliang? I'm based in the UK looking to buy a fanstoys grinder form him
     
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    Check back to page 543 for some tongliang talk. People have had good experiences but there’s some possible scam warning signs.
     
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  18. ChromeMagnus

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    Goot to hear about your overall positive experiences with mascotzone. Any idea if the stuff was shipped via SpeedPAK?
     
  19. Teletran-1

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    No speedpak is actually faster and more clear. This was China Post.
     
  20. ChromeMagnus

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    That's a first. The general consensus is that SpeedPAK is the slowest.
     
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