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

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

  1. TGS1985

    TGS1985 Well-Known Member

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    I paid around $16.
     
  2. stevetdda01

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    Nothing yet, wanted to make sure I wasn’t gonna get stung for import duty tax before I ordered.
     
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  3. Xhairs

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    So I can’t file a claim till July 17th & can’t contact PP to get my cash! This sucks as the guy I bought from had a 99% approval now he won’t return emails & getting negative like crazy!
     
  4. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

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    Ok. Well Iceman is now marked down to $97.90 with "more than 10 available" which is a red flag of going rogue to me. You might have gotten lucky!

    Talking about seller zhengzhengrishang888

    What do you think @ChromeMagnus?
     
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  5. Sanity Bleeds

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    I wrote out a detailed post about them just a page ago, unless you're looking to buy one of the 300+ Rumble and Ratbat sets they somehow have, I'd strongly recommend avoiding them.
     
  6. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

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    Ah cool I see that now. Missed it before because it came before @TGS1985's positive experience post. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this looks seller looks sketchy.
     
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  7. ali tavakoly

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    I will tell you when mine arrives. Dm me so I I remember
     
  8. ChromeMagnus

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    For some reason, I always get bad vibes from an Chinese Ebay seller with a long name that starts with Z. THey all turn out to be shady. I mean zhengzhengrishang888 is on the good list for now but I'd keep an eye on them. Their prices look way too good to be true.
     
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  9. MagnusAfterDark

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    Yeah, the recent price cuts are super suspect!
     
  10. Vakamadisk

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    Final update on Aklauser. I’ve just received my Fans Toys items from this seller. I’ve opened all 3 figures, and they’re all real. Everything I ordered is here. Looks like Aklauser is a safe bet.
     
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    the plot thickens with shwi7900... o_O 

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  12. Leonwave

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    For this one transaction i can vouch for mascot_zone

    my it01 finally turned up everything as it should have been, for the the guy that asked about import tax, i did not have to pay any

    I had much resigned myself to this being lost and blaming myself for buying during the worst possible time despite waiting and waiting for things to clear up but it worked out in the end
     
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  13. Sanity Bleeds

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    Interesting. Will definitely file that under odd, but reasonable enough response for a seller who you wouldn't really expect to reply at all if they'd gone rogue as some suspect. Still, even despite it's oddness, could just as easily be a last minute delay tactic too. Definitely interested in seeing how that scenario plays out!
     
  14. MagnusAfterDark

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    That is weird, did you ask for photos? I just submitted my refund request with ebay. I hadn't received a message from shwi7900 yet.
     
  15. Kamui

    Kamui All hail Galvatron

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    I ordered a G1 Dinobot set from defa_xiws121-7 back on May 16 for ~$125. Back then they had a very good rating in the high 90s. Everything seemed good and got a tracking number, but of course when it arrived a few days ago it was just a postcard. Looking at the feedback for the past month, seems like they probably got hacked and this is a common scam now from them. I see they were just added to the bottom of the "bad" list, so guessing others here have had similar experience from that seller. PITA.

    That's the annoying thing, they can be a good seller one day, you order something, and between then and when it arrives you find out they've gone bad/rogue/been hacked.

    Unfortunately I didn't think to check this thread until now, so I started the claim process through eBay instead of Paypal. I'll see how it goes. I requested a "return" and have gotten no reply (not surprisingly) so I'll be escalating it today and hopefully get a quick resolution and refund. Otherwise I'll file with Paypal, though not sure if they would step on each other's toes if I had a dispute going on both at the same time.
     
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  18. Sanity Bleeds

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    (The username alone makes me think of acfun_toys, a rogue seller a little while back) I can't seem to view any of their actual item listings in my region (US), and their sales feedback has the item listings made private, but as from a basic overview; Sketchy? Yes, but not really in the scammer sorta way, more in the uncaring, bulk trash sales kinda way. They look remarkably similar to tfclub on eBay where they are generally sending what people buy, but the quality is absolute garbage, the packaging is minimal, the sales support is virtually non-existent, and the seller's response is seemingly to just keep selling more trash to make up for it. If it's a really common item you're willing to roll the dice on, you might give them a shot, but otherwise, they seem like a frustrating gamble.

    Edit: Did some jumping around, and did get to view their item listings. Mostly just looks like various cheapo stuff that wouldn't be worth the effort, not least when so many other sellers offer the same at nearly the same prices, but with better reputations.
     
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  19. Sanity Bleeds

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    Ebay and Paypal tend to avoid any overlap between each other's claims processes. Generally, Paypal is the safer, more reliable bet for faster resolutions, however, there is an interesting gamble possible through Ebay resolution if it involves a scammer who has already cut and run, where you can actually get a much faster resolution via Ebay, but it seems entirely contingent on your shipment having already arrived, the scammer not responding to any messages, and their account being suspended already. The whole process is a gamble because if your item hasn't arrived, Ebay will often make you wait the entire delivery period before doing anything, if the seller responds, they can request you return the item, leading to them much later claiming you returned something else, further tying things up, or the seller simply arguing you are the one who is scamming.
     
  20. ChromeMagnus

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