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

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

  1. Bruticus88

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    That stinks. Keep us posted. Was just about to buy something from shimin-58 on Ebay... but I always like to check this thread first.
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    Anybody know how to check tracking to see if it's an actual item and not just a phony number? I bought from xialeyulo9 on eBay when he still had 100% positive feedback on September 28 and got a tracking number which seems "stuck" on clearing customs. I've had that happen before legitimately and I paid through Paypal so I'm still waiting for what is probably my pack of stickers, but if anyone has any insight on the process of checking tracking, I'd appreciate it.
     
  4. Sanity Bleeds

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    I just bought from him last month and received my item without issue, but if he hasn't gone rogue yet, it's certainly looking like it's likely soon, if not by his own intentions. then by a bogus middleman/forwarder. I'd recommend contacting Paypal now and opening a case and keep it open until there is some progress in the shipping, or if not, so you aren't stuck waiting to get your money back.
     
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    Over 13 years on ebay with over 3000 feedback and a 100% score. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe she hasn't sold many Transformers until recently, which could be further testament to how popular the market continues to become. The only thing that gives me any pause at all is that all the feedback listings hide what the exact items purchased are, but every other indication is that they're one of the most legit-looking sellers from China on ebay right now.
     
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  6. Pfg80

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    Which customs? Yours then contact the one that should deliver it. China then it's a waiting game. But in both if it hits a month it's bad (and that doesn't mean scammer bad)
     
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    I've just received a refund. So I'm even more confused on this one now.
     
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    The last 15-ish feedback were for transformers, so I'll give it a shot.

    Wish me luck lol
     
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    I got scammed by him even after I had an email conversation before buying!

    His negative feedback is multiplying by the day... don't wait, contact PayPal now!
     
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    Does anyone here know anything about ebay seller wanglansuo8?
     
  11. Representative Quakeblast

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    Avoid for now. They started adding suspiciously cheap items just before the holiday and their last month or so of feedback is from brand-new accounts. I allegedly have an item from them on the way, so I guess we'll know soon.
     
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  12. Thingfromthevoid

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    Anybody got any idea what happened to zpdlna802? :confused: 

    They have no items for sale and their last item ended date was in July!
    There isn't a deluge of negatives, no negatives for over 6 months, so it doesn't look like they went rogue.
    They were one of my trusted sellers, but it doesn't matter how much I trust them if they're not selling anything :rolleyes: 
     
  13. Sanity Bleeds

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    Not really sure, I remember awhile back somebody claiming they must have gone rogue, but I remember pointing out at the time that isn't really how that works. Seems more like they just cleared up inventory and closed up shop? Just prior to that I had another seller who I'd just had a good transaction with disable their account despite no negative feedback at all. Kinda reminds me of all those times Baba jumped to a different account name because of Ebay giving them problems with items and sales and it was easier to just hop over to a new account until things were sorted out?
     
  14. Psycho Grimlock

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    Here's what eBay tracking's last update says:
    • Oct 12, 2019
    • 10:23pm
    • Import customs clearance completed
    Whenever I get anything from China, I usually NEVER get a notice of clearing customs. It's always at my house before the tracking updates to say customs has been cleared. Since this one supposedly cleared customs five days ago, I find it extremely suspicious that it hasn't transferred on anywhere else and I'm thinking it might be a fake tracking number.
     
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  15. Psycho Grimlock

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    Paypal gives me six months and I'm genuinely curious to see what is in my package. The last seller I dealt with sent me a scam item first but my actual purchase came a few days later.
     
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  16. Sanity Bleeds

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    Have you tried using tracking other than Ebay's built in one? Such as USPS, 17track, Aftership, PackageTrackR, or otherwise?
     
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    This one is very detailed
     

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  19. Gamerlingual

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    So no?
     
  20. Psycho Grimlock

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    Yeah; NONE of them show a package at all. The tracking number is probably fake. Parcelsapp has the same info that eBay does. I just copied the last update text for my post rather than a screenshot of the whole page. It's the same format as Superbats911's pic.
     
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