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

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

  1. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    SpeedPAK feels like Urgent Care in the US; the name is utterly ironic regarding quickness of service.
     
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  2. nebriowa

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    MP-36 KO from toyclub89 never arrived, ebay responded quickly and refunded me.
     
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  3. MagnusAfterDark

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    FWIW, I asked One Day bid about an item they used to have and pointed me to another account that they said was also them: yellowb_85 on eBay

    I went ahead and ordered some stuff from them. Just wanted to share because I hadn't seen that account show up on this thread.
     
  4. Sanity Bleeds

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    I've long believed they were somehow related, along with mr.brian2009, too. Didn't know if they were the exact same, but this proves it for at least one of them, anyway.
     
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  5. posternumber1000

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    Another update, received the Zeta Jazz. Outside box was banged up, but had PLENTY of bubble wrap inside around a 2nd box that was the actual figure. Looks great and top notch. So, two down, three to go. The others all still show in China.
     
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    I'm wondering if I have to just give up on my ebay order from February. No updates for a while, though 17track says it's still at an airport as of 6/11. USPS now gives an error with the tracking number saying there's a duplicate for some reason? And overall 17track says it's expired. Do you think this is dead and gone?

    Destination - Tracking consuming: 676 ms
    2020-03-06 10:36

    Origin Post is Preparing Shipment -> We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece.

    2020-03-06 10:36
    CHINA, BEIJING EMS, Processed Through Facility

    2020-03-04 14:12
    Origin Post is Preparing Shipment

    2020-03-04 14:12
    CHINA, BEIJING EMS, Processed Through Facility

    2020-03-02 15:19
    Origin Post is Preparing Shipment

    2020-03-02 15:19
    CHINA, BEIJING EMS, Processed Through Facility

    2020-02-29 14:40
    CHINA, JINAN, Processed Through Facility

    2020-02-28 19:09
    CHINA, Acceptance

    Origin - Tracking consuming: 144 ms
    2020-06-11 15:57
    Zhengzhou City, has been delivered by airline

    2020-06-10 14:48
    Beijing, airline transportation

    2020-06-03 18:14
    Beijing, leave [Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center], the next stop [Beijing International Mail Exchange Station] (via transfer)

    2020-06-03 08:59
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】has been exported directly

    2020-06-03 08:59
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】Return, Note: Security inspection returns

    2020-05-21 13:29
    Tianjin City, Airline Transportation

    2020-05-17 21:15
    Beijing, airline transportation

    2020-05-02 10:16
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】has been exported directly

    2020-05-02 10:16
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】Return, Note: Security inspection returns

    2020-04-30 17:14
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Mail Exchange Station】Return

    2020-03-07 06:19
    Beijing, airline transportation

    2020-03-06 10:36
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】has been exported directly

    2020-03-06 10:18
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】Return, Note: Security inspection returns

    2020-03-05 11:40
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Mail Exchange Station】Return

    2020-03-04 20:45
    Beijing, airline transportation

    2020-03-04 14:12
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】has been exported directly

    2020-03-04 13:04
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】Return, Note: Security inspection returns

    2020-03-03 16:29
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Mail Exchange Station】Return

    2020-03-02 21:44
    Beijing, airline transportation

    2020-03-02 15:19
    Beijing, 【Beijing International Tianzhu Processing Center】has been exported directly

    2020-03-01 08:13
    Beijing, arrive【Beijing terminal】(via transfer)

    2020-03-01 01:30
    Jinan, leave [Jinan Aviation Processing Center], the next stop [Beijing Terminal]

    2020-02-29 16:59
    Jinan, arrive【Jinan Aviation Processing Center】
     
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    is it at a US airport since there was a USPS tracking number?
     
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    Unfortunately not, I believe it's still in China.
     
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    Also, how are people getting refunds? I've been refunded 3 times for scams (unfortunately), but this 4th time, this time with scammer defa_xiws121-7, I opened a Paypal dispute as usual on May 26. It said it would wait for a seller response for 2 weeks and then review the info and give me a resolution 5 days after that. Instead, after the 2 week period for response closed (and of course the seller never responded), Paypal has continually moved the estimated case resolution day by day. It is now estimating July 6, which is ridiculous considering I opened this case on May 26 and it's incredibly obvious that the seller is a scammer and kicked off of ebay. I cannot even call their customer service number since it's closed. Are people finding other ways of getting their refunds?
     
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    they might be quarantining everything coming from Beijing, since they have an outbreak in Beijing.
     
  11. aussiedzfan

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    I have a ebay e-packet coming from China that has been in transit for 33 days with tracking stuck at "Shanghai, Delivered by Airline" since 26/05. Not sure if I should just give up on it. Surprisingly SpeedPAK parcels are arriving with no problems.
     
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  12. protostar8

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    Ebay:
    I've sent you two messages in private and gotten no response. Do you wanna do the deal or are you rescinding it? I don't mind waiting.
     
  13. Sanity Bleeds

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    My China Post shipments have also gone weeks now without updates, but I definitely wouldn't give up on them from a legit seller, it's just where we're at with most international shipments. As far as SpeedPak, I've said for quite a while now, despite all it's failures on launch and the tracking changeover, it has been consistently one of the better shipping systems for a couple years now. I still remember when ePacket first launched and how terrible it was, and then when SpeedPak came along it was initially so bad that people suddenly had this misunderstanding that ePacket was somehow good because of that, only once SpeedPak improved significantly, suddenly ePacket was glaringly awful again. Unfortunately, years later, people still whine and bemoan SpeedPak, either because they're stuck in their own bad memories, or because they're too new to know how to track it properly.
     
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  14. Chooch

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    I should have read this first. I got the Autobot stickers from zhengzhengrishang888 instead of Rumble/Ratbat.
     
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  15. ShmoopsMcGoo

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    So i ordered a JB Bruticus from Mr.Brian2009 earlier, go to check out what else he has currently for sale & his ebay shop is empty. Is that an initial red flag? Should i start preparing for the worst?
     
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    I bought CBB Bruticus and Defensor from him and had no problems.
     
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    My parcel from China has finally reached Australia so it is all good. Still having issues trying to adapt to the new way of things I guess.
     
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    Any thoughts on this? How are people getting their refunds?

    My Paypal dispute keeps getting dragged out each day. Even though I filed on May 26 it now has a estimated case resolution of July 6, and it basically just gets delayed each day. It was never this difficult to dispute in the past. I can't even call the number because it just hangs up on me saying they don't have enough customer service on staff.
     
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    Not sure if their online chat support is still out just like some of their phone support has been listed as out, but you could always try emailing them directly to explain the situation and see what sort of response they offer?
     
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    Not really. An empty storefront on it's own generally isn't an indicator of much anything at all, and in more than a few cases, has been a matter of technical error (although, their store appears empty to me at this time as well). There have been plenty of scenarios where a legit (and even high volume seller) has emptied out their entire storefront and within a few days completely refilled it, possibly as a complete listing refresh? Even Baba has had issues with eBay giving them the runaround in the past and dumped their entire storefront, even going to far as creating a whole new account and listing items their until the matter was resolved with eBay.