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

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

  1. Teletran-1

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    Well, I guess I can't say for sure because this is my only China post delivery, but it was the slowest I've ever had. Ordered Aug 23rd and got it Sept 27th. I've had a bunch of Speedpak and it's always more like 2-3 weeks. (except for MIA ABCtoyshop123 package)
     
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    Whatever Yanwen is...
     
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    I received a refund on my abctoyshop123 order from PayPal today. I hope that everyone that was scammed gets their money back. I will definitely navigate eBay sellers more carefully from now on.
     
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    Gangubako? Is he any good?
     
  5. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Great to hear! I have about 3 days left on my 10 day investigation period.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't use Paypal for my abctoyshop123 order (oops) but I went through eBay and had to go through the motions of contacting the seller and asking for a refund. Their system gives the seller 3 or 4 days to respond, but after that I was able to "ask eBay to step in" and they handled my refund that same day.

    But really, the seller had solid triple-digit feedback over six years before going rogue; I don't think there's much anybody could have done to avoid it.
     
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    I think initially it was for the most part, but most of my experiences in the last year have been that SpeedPAK is just as fast, if not faster than most of my China Post shipments, but with really annoying tracking inconsistency, but even then, tracking results have improved considerably, too. I've still almost never had a package from China take longer than a package from Japan, even when it got lost for 3 weeks.
     
  8. sdmacleod

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    Huh. The 10-day period for the seller to reply is over, my tracking info still says "shipment data received" only, but my Paypal dispute has been at "Being reviewed by PayPal" for 3 days now with an "Estimated Resolution Date" of Oct. 21. Guess I better call them today.
     
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    Yea call them..it will likely sit there if you dont
     
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    @ChromeMagnus I believe we were discussing this in another thread, not sure which one though and it seems appropriate to follow up here. But remember how we were talking about eBay charging sales tax in more states (including mine, CA) starting October 1? And you asked "even if it's a Chinese (or overseas) seller?" Well I tried just now and the answer is yes. When I get to final checkout, buying from hzj401, I now have a sales tax line item added to the transaction, with an * that says "*We're required by law to collect sales tax for certain tax authorities." So I guess eBay collects it and sends to CA tax franchise.

    So... that sucks.
     
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    Ah gotcha. Sorry to hear about that. Ebay doesn't charge tax in my state of GA thankfully. I can see why so many Hollywood production companies are setting up shop here.
     
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    Add a plus to Day366 as they are still on the Good-Guys list!

    My Star Saber arrived in perfect condition and even included the collector's coin (which I have 0 interest in, so hit me up if you want me to chuck it in the mail from Holland for a hefty sum). I also ordered Loudpedal from Day366 and will be checking their listings again today for any other good offers :) 
     
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  14. ChromeMagnus

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    Hmm. I thought it was the official MP Star Saber that had weak joints therefore needing the Star Saber joint upgrade kit (made by KFC if I recall).
     
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    Oh I have been paying sales tax but when the seller from China gave me my refund they gave me my taxes back too! Also EBay changes u it separate from the transaction! It’s such crap!
     
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    Welcome to the same hassle know as Global Shipping Program. Hope this thing will at least be fair.
     
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    I think that it's the original. It includes the coin. I don't recall any of the KOs ever having coins?
     
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    Reporting in on a couple of sellers still on the good list:

    jitao*jitao
    Ordered NewAge H4 G Black Rain on 9/11, shipped 9/12 (SpeedPAK), received 10/1 (no damage). $29 was the lowest price I saw on eBay for this guy.

    wangs2-19
    Ordered AOD-01 Powerglide (KO of DX9's). Ordered 9/9, shipped 9/9 (SpeedPAK), received 9/30 (no damage). $19.99! A bit slow (3 weeks) but no issues otherwise. Feedback still pretty low (117) so this was a little chancy, worked out this time.
     
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    Got my Paypal refund for my abctoyshop123 this morning.
    I hope they're successful getting authorities to hunt the guy down. He sold 66 Ecto-35 Primes at $197 USD each = $13,000 USD he potentially got away with _for one listing_. How many TE-01s did he 'sell'?
    Paypal made me whole again, but I don't like having contributed to this kind of thing.
    I'm very interested to see if tongliang5218 follows the same pattern.
     
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  20. Teletran-1

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    Yeah I think he sold about 50-55 TE-01’s, at $115 each. He definitely caught a lot of people . You can see the big numbers by how far his feedback is dropping now, he’s down to 81.9% with 52 negative this month and like 5 more each day.
     
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