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

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

  1. Goregrinder

    Goregrinder Well-Known Member

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    received my sovereign today, quicker than I expected! still a good seller
     
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  2. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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  3. choicemeats

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    has anyone ordered recently from happytradehouse?

    They're currently on the good list in the first post. Back in June I pre-ordered the IT-01 (of their first sale batch) with the expectation that it would be shipped at the top of Q4 or thereabouts. We have been in touch over that time. In the second or so week of October and was told that they had already brought the item to post for shipping, but ebay had not updated the order info. I checked in a couple of weeks later but they didn't know if it had been sent or not. I guess, then, that they had run out of figures and listed a second run of sales at the top of this month and was told they could reship. I can't activate the refund feature because it's long past the 30 day period past expected delivery. Obviously I should have jumped on it earlier, and maybe canceled the order back in June and waited. Just wondering if anyone has had any recent experience with them as I am trying to work out with them what to do next.

    Moot point for me since I later won the figure in a raffle.
     
  4. mrspingly

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    I ordered Toyworld Constructor ("Old Green") back in June, and at the time he said it would arrive in September. I know it's not his fault it's not yet, but we're nearing the six months after which I can't make if things go wrong. That, along with the recent pictures of the figure looking more garish, made me want to ask if I could cancel the order. Not unreasonable since it was two months after his original claimed delivery date.

    He replied quickly, but said that because of the Hong Kong riots I'd have to wait a couple of days. Okay, fair enough. After ten days, I mailed again and asked for a refund. He said that he'd ask the factory to send it as soon as possible. I asked again, and this time he's asked for my Paypal address so that he can refund me - but surely he already has that from my original purchase? Anyway, I have sent him the address and I'll see what happens.
     
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    That was my experience--and I understand that things are bonkers over there because of the riots, and I haven't ordered anything else from any HK sellers during that period so I don't have a baseline.

    My last email from a couple of days ago I asked for a tracking number but did not receive one in the response. It's generated by shipping which means either it hasn't left and is sitting in a bin somewhere stymied by the riots or it hasn't been sent at all.
     
  6. circlewave

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    netclow is one of the best sellers. I have a package lost in transit by USPS. I contacted netclow and he has shipped me another one. Highly recommended.
    I hope USPS will not lose it again.
     
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  7. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Keep us posted.
     
  8. ali tavakoly

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    They started charging tax on ebay
     
  9. Pfg80

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    We know they have been doing it for awhile now. :D 
     
  10. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Besides, there are still some states in the US that still don't get charged tax on Ebay......at least for now.
     
  11. Duke spino

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    Like what? Just curious. Places to move to...
     
  12. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!

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    Oregon has no sales tax, but income tax is ~10% off each paycheck. :confused: 

    The other four is New Hampshire, Alaska, Montana, and Delaware.

    Every other state will have eBay eventually collecting taxes for them if they haven't already.
     
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  13. Duke spino

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    Huh, never knew that. So that seems a major loss. Why?
     
  14. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Georgia for example.
     
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  15. Sanity Bleeds

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    The problem with sales tax over the internet is that, even if you live in a state that doesn't collect tax for online sales, the seller you're buying from probably does, and automatically charges tax to your purchase anyway. This gets much more complicated when you live in a state that doesn't charge tax on food, clothing, or medications and supplements, but the seller charges you tax on those items anyways, even if their own state doesn't either. I suspect it may take awhile, and a large number of people will never be reimbursed, but they'll eventually have the checkout systems more up to date with tax code, and not require buyers to spend so much extra time on their tax returns accounting for all of this.
     
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    HunterGreen2005 Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian!

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    Hmmm. Is he about to go rogue? o_O 

    Not a bad price.
     
  18. Tismark

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    I got the Pocket Toys KO of IF Brutucus from jiangyaoming2018_0 this week. Intact but the package was pretty roughed up Usual styrofoam and amber tape but that wasn’t a lot of support for the middle of the package which looked like a delivery driver used it as a seat cushion. LOL First time I tried them. Don’t know if I’d recommend them over the usual sellers I’ve dealt with but it was a good price and delivered fairly quickly. If they are about to go rogue, then I squeaked ahead of the final act.
     
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    I have now no news for 10 days and I always hope to be well advised not to have to pay customs duties! The sale is still reliable on eBay, it has just received positive feedback.
     

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  20. Blazedriver

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    I know, he got me the green hornet in just a few days, haven't open him yet because I'm waiting a bit, but I can't wait.