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

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

  1. Hawkwave

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    Its what I ordered from him as well. According to the post office when I called them they told me its shipping to a completely different city then my address.

    I messaged him and told him what the post office said. He messaged back saying he shipped to my address and that he was an honest seller. So we will see. I do not have high hopes. I ordered it on Sept 28th, it was shipped on the 10th and left China on the 11th. It has not reached the states yet.

    He has many items priced at rates you can't even buy them for direct in China and he has multiple listing for the same items at different prices.
    I'll be really surprised if he has not gone rogue and my item shows up.

    I recently decided to go in on a lot the Fans Toys figures I had been avoiding. I was able to get all the ones I wanted for reasonable prices except for Koot and Sovereign. I just missed the Pre-Orders for Sovereign. Hopping to snipe one when they finally ship. Koot unless he actually shows up I'll have to bite the bullet and pay the late tax.
     
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  2. Srayleigh

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    if it’s happening to multiple orders then it’s a foregone conclusion that he’s gone rogue. Interesting that he’s still claiming innocence too; a seller can gum up the refund process by pretending to engage with the buyer during the claim process, it’s a time suck for the buyer, but it would be for them too I suppose.

    I am late to the collecting game as well. What I’ve found is that it is better to just wait and be patient; you’ll eventually find what you’re looking for at very reasonable prices. I’ve pretty much come to mildly regret the things that I paid the late tax for simply out of my own impatience. The times that I’ve chosen to wait, I have found deals ranging from good to great for figures that have been either new or in impeccable condition. I’ve also learned to preorder every FT figure, even the ones I am less interested in at release, just to have myself covered. Now I’ve fallen down the slippery slope of buying multiples because I’m too lazy to transform my figures back and forth; let’s see how long that lasts.
     
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    Agent-GHQ Accept the unacceptable

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    So this Chinese eBay seller(liujunling87_5) is on the good side but appears to be dropping his prices down to like 30% off and a recent negatives citing “received wrong items.” The price does seems to good to be true. Seller does have over 2,700 feedbacks @ 99 rating.

    Should I pull the trigger and get WJ Omega Supreme. I just want the Doc lol
     
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  4. Representative Quakeblast

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    Those combiner prices seem like a leading indicator of impending roguery, but everything else looks legit. If you don't need the cash for a month or so, you could gamble on getting in before it goes all the way south.

    Or, if you only want Doc, here's a US seller with him solo.
     
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    I think he has, however I managed to get a refund out of him on my item that wasn't coming. Maybe because he was worried about me leaving bad feedback earlier than I should have for his scam to work is all I can think of?
     
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    About a month ago I got hyper Magnum and KFC transistor far cheaper than any one else was offering. Who knows!
     
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    Interesting. My I placed a claim on my “misdirected” package from Shimin-58 and was expecting a drawn out process, but he just issued me a refund AND said he was still working with the post office to get my package to me. I wonder if he somehow got confused bc he didn’t explicitly say he was giving me the order on the house; it’s either that or as you’re guessing, he’s hoping this’ll keep me quiet so he can play his game a little bit longer. Or the wildcard scenario where he’s still a legit seller with vastly discounted inventory who just happened to screw up a couple of mailings. We shall soon see.
     
  8. stevetdda01

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    Ordered the same item as you guys and mine has also been sent to a ‘different’ address. However, on the tracking site it says that the error was Royal mail’s, so maybe the address has the wrong post code or something and the post office prioritized that for delivery and only found the mistake when inspected by a ‘human’? Anyway, this was 2 days and i’m still waiting for an update. Will call them on Monday if nothing happens before then.
     

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  9. Srayleigh

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    It is likely too much of a coincidence, but I would be happier if this was all some kind of post-holiday hangover screwup that somehow gets resolved. Prior experience, however, tells me it’s not going to work out that way. Keep us posted.
     
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  10. stevetdda01

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    Will do. If it does go to do-do this will be my 4th claim this month! Think i’m gonna take a trip to China one day with a bloody hit list!
     
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  11. Srayleigh

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    haha, I’ve been on a lot of claim calls lately as well. I enjoy a good bargain as much as anyone else but something seems to have changed and they’re getting harder to find (ironically by burying them under a ton of enticing but ultimately fraudulent discounts) as more sellers go “order 66”.
     
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    SCAMMER ALERT: User ID liujunling87_5

    Ships the wrong item to a different part fo the country. Their account has 2 other recent negative feedback for the same tactic. I haven't left my negative feedback yet (but will) after I file my PayPal claim. They have 2700+ positive feedback, but a recent jump in negative feedback. Maybe he went rouge or a hacked account. Who knows. But since some sort of item was shipped, seems like they want to string buyers along to kill time. Avoid seller liujunling87_5 on Ebay or buy at your own risk.

    Also shows "green delivered status" on Ebay. But when I click on the actual tracking number in Ebay "LWXXXXXXXXXCN" the status say in transit. It has been bouncing back and forth between 2 post offices in a different part of the USA since the ship to address does not exist. Some sort of new elaborate scam.

    Unless it is baba or a similar very established China/SE Asia seller... I'm out. Too much hassle and disappointment.
     
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    See my post above. User ID liujunling87_5 is a scammer. Avoid.
     
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    Hmmmm all these once legit sellers going rouge on the run up to Christmas.....this happened last year as well but started well into November, anyway found a fanstoys koot ft22 £81/US$105 from zhiguang1987ok2 (416 feedback) 100% positive.
    I've orders from him in the last 3months but not anything recently.....hmmmm do I pull the trigger knowing it's possibly a scam?
    Anyone had any recent dealing with him
     
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    Never heard of that seller. But this has to be somehow related or part of some sort of bigger scam with all of these once seemingly legit China/SE Asian sellers (or maybe they just had a bunch of fake positive shill-feedback somehow?) all go bad, rouge at once? Not sure what the angle is, but someone will probably figure it out.
     
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    Nice to find this thread. I took a punt on Koot from shimin-58 as well on the off chance it's legit. It's arrived in Sweden now, I was going to call them to see if they can give me the address info from the package as a starter. I'll report back here when I find out, hoping for a little luck
     
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    Sorry if this question doesn't belong here. Why is ebay charging tax for items shipped from china?
     
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    Yikes!!!! Glad I didn’t pull the trigger
     
  19. ChromeMagnus

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    Keep us posted.
     
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    Probably because your state/country demands it and it can't fly under the radar anymore.