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

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  1. stevetdda01

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    Cheers! Will do.
     
  2. Thingfromthevoid

    Thingfromthevoid Yammed

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    They've "departed from origin country" :) 
     
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    Same thing has happened to me with jiangyaoming2018_0. I messaged them about it, and they said they needed to consult the carrier about the reason for the return, and it may take them three days to receive the returned package. They said they would resend via China Post once they got it. I said okay, but now I'm skeptical seeing that it happened to someone else.

    I ordered something from another seller named 8hk4428, and while a shipping label was created, it never got shipped out. The tracking just showed that it had received the tracking data but no package had arrived yet. I contacted the seller, who said that was strange and they would investigate with the post office but offered me a refund if I wanted. I said to wait and see, but when I checked back with them a day later, they said the post office didn't know where it was yet. So I took the refund, and they immediately provided it. The funny thing is that the tracking now shows that the tracking number has been canceled. Not sure what to make of it. The seller seemed legit and did follow through on the refund right away.
     
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    Well, thanks to this, I think i’ll go bag myself one. Thanks for the info!
     
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    I've had ordered a sovereign from djfungshin aka toystrike and the same thing happend was returned
    he said that this is a very busy time for the postal system there and a lot of his parcels were returned, peak season

    so you're not alone

    That was his explaination he actually messaged me to tell me otherwise i've have nnot known till i checked the tracking which i wouldnt have done for a few more days.
     
  6. stevetdda01

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    Funnily enough, mine is also a Sovereign! Maybe they have batteries in or something? Do they have a light up feature? I know shipping companies (if they inspect them) won’t ship anything if it has batteries. Otherwise that’s one of the weirdest excuses i’ve ever heard! Surely it’ll take more time and man hours to send the item back to the seller, than to just pass on to customs or the airline. Strange thing to do if it’s that ‘busy’.

    Anyway, just waiting on a reply from the seller, but going by his current listings...I would say he’s gone rogue.
     
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  7. ChromeMagnus

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    Thanks.
    Every time I see that Overlord, I think its a transforming Cobra Night Raven for a second. lol.

    Good idea on playing it safe with Baba. That other guy, lilanqing2013's $52 price for metallic Klaatu is too good to be true. He slashed the price from $74 to $52 just 5 days ago. I think those that bought for $52 are in for a rude awakening. Notice he's also using the slow SpeedPak shipping option. Not every seller who uses SpeedPAK is a scammer but a good number of scammers use it.

    Check Baba's Ebay price vs Baba's direct store price.

    Direct store. Coupons shuld be available when you register, sign in, and click My Coupons. There's also a holiday sales event going on.
    bababobo00712 toy store

    If you decide to go with Baba's Ebay store use this for $5 off $70: Extra $5 off $70+ - old customers exclusive sale - eBay bababobo00712 store
     
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  8. HunterGreen2005

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

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    :eek: 

    No way I would've known he had a secret sale if you didn't mention it. It was all I nudge I needed. :p 

    Just ordered for $70.99, had a $50 eBay gift card so it only technically cost me $20.99 out of pocket. :) 

    Thank you!
     
  9. thq10

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    I've had a package returned recently. It was a MP Sunstreaker KO from Chao7623. I contacted OrangeConnex directly when I saw it was stuck and not moving. As it turned out, the package was stopped by the carriers security department because it contained a battery and returned. When I questioned the seller, he gave some excuse about how he would contact the shipper and correct the issue in three days. Of course that didn't happen and I got a refund from Paypal. I provided the email response from OrangeConnex showing that the package was being returned.

    A package return is definitely a red flag.
     
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    You are probably right, All of their prices dropped the usual 30 percent
     
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  11. ChromeMagnus

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    Just post some pics of your delivery from baba when it arrives.
     
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    Post it on where? I think Showz gives credit too if you tag'em on insta.
     
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    So yaoming or whatever their name is has gone rogue huh?
     
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    Hard to say. There’s nothing else suspicious going on with that account yet.
     
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    I ordered aoyi mech ls-12 from them. We'll see how it goes!
     
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    it's looking that way to me, i was just about to pull the trigger on quiteus looks like a dodge a bullet
     
  17. HunterGreen2005

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

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    Has anybody ever actually gotten the item they bought from an eBay seller from China that had discounted their buy-it-now price by like 25% or more?
     
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    That’s word for word the response I got, looks like it’s a ‘cut and paste’ reply. Should hopefully get a reply from Speedpak tomorrow (I take it they won’t reply over the weekend?) as to why they sent it back. If they say it was a battery (which is usually the reason), i’ll be going for a refund.

    In regards to your other order, did they also try to send with Speedpak? If they did, then it means they haven’t taking the parcel to the shipping company, or made no arrangement for the item to be collected from them. It’s usually a delaying tactic. Glad you got a refund though.
     
  19. stevetdda01

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    Lol! I don’t think so!
     
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    How do you contact Speedpak? I didn’t know that was possible.

    Yeah, I’m really surprised how easily I got that refund. Hopefully this other one will go just as smoothly if I decide to get refund too.