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

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

  1. MonsterMash

    MonsterMash Well-Known Member

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    Dang. I noticed this guy on the bad list : jiangyaoming2018_0.

    I remember I bought a bunch of stuff from him. Received everything and even some replacement parts. Guess he sold his account or went bad. Seriously pondering not using ebay to buy stuff, especially from China.
     
  2. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Just stick to the usual, consistent, long time dependable sellers and you'll be just fine.
     
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  3. aussiedzfan

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    Anyone ever deal with lus8968? They have KO CBB Bruticus supposedly with the figures in box for just under $80AUD. Usually for that price I am only finding without packaging.
     
  4. Sanity Bleeds

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    Can't view any of their listings from my country even with filters. Their feedback looks pretty legit, though. I would say they seem unlikely to be scammers, but based on neutral and negative feedback, they don't seem to package items well, and seemingly offer no after-sales support for any issues. Probably not as much an issue for a cheap KO, but definitely not someone I'd want to deal with on a legit item.
     
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  5. MagnusAfterDark

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    Got my refund for shifen187 through ebay. That's a relief. Hope everyone else gets their's if they haven't already!
     
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  6. chucksbikeorama

    chucksbikeorama Decepticreep

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    Hmm hope not! I’ve just bought the last Sovereign from them, the price was too good to resist - hope not more fool me! No shipping notice yet etc...
     
  7. Sanity Bleeds

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    Hmm, you bought the last Sovereign from them, or you were the last one to buy Sovereign from them? It currently shows they have 5 of them available, unless they added number of stock after the fact?
     
  8. chucksbikeorama

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    You know I’m not sure, I thought it was the last one but as you say more are listed. I emailed the seller who replied fairly promptly and I’ve had eBay shipping notice and tracking is currently available... so it’s anyone’s guess! Keep crossed, I’ll report back in a week or so

     
  9. stevetdda01

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    I bought one too, half knowing at that price it won’t come, lol! But I have bought a few things from this seller before, with no problems, so I thought i’d give it a go. I also have a tracking number but it hasn’t moved in 4 days. Him keep adding inventory to the listing as they sell is NOT a good sign though. Looks like i’ll probably be making a claim in a week or so.
     
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    I think qintianyu-ming on eBay is selling ft-04 scoria for 240usd shipping included. Every other seller is selling it for 400usd. This is the regular version. Definitely a red flag for me.
     
  11. Sanity Bleeds

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    The red flag for me was the JiangXing Winged Dragon. While I know of a few places outside of Ebay that have it cheaper, the fact they're selling it for $185USD, when most everyone else has it for at least $40-50USD more, and many non-Ebay sellers are still $30-80USD more, it stood out as odd, especially when fewer and fewer seem to have stock of it.
     
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    I genuinely hope everyone does get what they ordered, especially given my own good experiences with the seller in the past, but pessimism tells me things don't look good. As usual, I figure so long as buyers don't mind offering Paypal a zero-interest loan for a month or two, feel free to gamble, but temper your expectations if it's something you actually want.
     
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    Fingers crossed for us all! You never know, we might have all bought bargain of the week... not too likely but let’s see!

    I wonder if they read this thread, haha?!

    Out of interest re scammy sellers, what’s ultimately in it for them? I get that they’d have purchase funds in their accounts for a few weeks, but if it all gets refunded to the buyer/s, what difference does it really make, other than maybe from a cash flow perspective. Sorry if I’m being naive!

     
  14. stevetdda01

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    Thanks. This is also how I see things and expect things to go. At least with my money tied up for a month or so I can’t spend it on some other crap I don’t need, lol!
     
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    My guess would be that they keep selling until the bad feedback starts coming in, then they empty and close their PayPal accounts, and the refunds have to come out of Paypal’s pocket?
     
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    Fingers crossed for us all! You never know, we might have all bought bargain of the week
    Yes I suppose that makes sense. This seller had almost all good feedback that I could see though, so would hope that’d be a way off...

    By the way, this was my message from them:

    Hello there,
    The post office is closed on weekends,
    The item will be delivered to the post office tomorrow.

    Reply
    Your previous message

    Hi!
    Just checking to see when you will be able to ship my item?

    Thanks,
     
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    This was mine...

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    New message from: qintianyu-ming [​IMG](651[​IMG])
    Hello there,
    I have asked the post office,
    The post office responded to the cause of the COVID-19 epidemic,
    All products require strict inspection,
    Package processing time will be extended.

    Reply
    Your previous message

    4 days ago the shipping order was created, however, Speedpak has yet to receive the package. Any chance of this happening soon?


    Despite this, Speedpak say they haven’t received the package from the seller yet, so what the seller is saying is moot. Also, there doesn’t appear to be any such waiting time (I have lots of orders for various items) with ‘legitimate’ sellers using Speedpak and sellers using other shipping methods. I think they’re just stringing it out so they can get more sales in before the shit hits the fan. But then with the way things are at the moment...who knows. Frustrating.
     
  18. chucksbikeorama

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    Hmm. Well, I’ve had items from China in 2 weeks, so I’d expect, all being well, for this to be showing in the UK in about 3-4, given the ‘current situation’

    I’ve also ordered an MP36+ that I’ve had my eye on for ages... double-more fool me! However all of his feedback was exemplary, so fingers and toes crossed

    Either way, this experiment we seem to be conducting will be a fun way to pass the time in lockdown :) 
    Kinda

     
  19. Sanity Bleeds

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    Honestly, I usually run with the assumption that few, if any, sellers start off with the intention of becoming scammers. I tend to assume it's a number of factors that drive it, mostly stemming from them not being in direct possession of the item they're selling, that they've already been paid for; where supply, distribution, funding, and timing somehow don't line up correctly. From there, to cover their losses or expenses, they try to delay the fallout, possibly in hopes of rectifying the situation, but maybe just to pocket the money and run. I tend to assume when many of them get in a jam, or think they're about to, they throw any caution to the wind and go full tilt into scamming, because at that point, the end result is mostly the same.
     
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  20. SJW

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    Apologies in advance if I’m posting this in the wrong thread/section.

    I’ve seen a price for Zeta Jazz which I personally think is too good to be true and I am tempted to have a punt on it as I know I can get a refund.

    I’ve attached the details along with the eBay seller. Feedback is good but lack of activity in the last 2 months understandable but I think this seller’s account has been hijacked.

    I’m curious for anyone elses thoughts on this.

    Best wishes,
    Steve
     

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