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

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

  1. Hougangkid

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    You have a photo of the type of vice you use?

    I thought vices will be limited by the size you can fit into it.

    I just ordered an automatic centre punch, wished I had known about this earlier. So not advisable to use it then? Don't want to break the joint. I guess I can keep it for breaking car windows in emergencies.

    I'm in the learning stage of punching pins. I also just ordered this:

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    Having trouble with one of the pins lately. Both ends look the same, and light tapping either side doesn't seem to move the pin at all.
     
  2. valleyman82

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    Hello everybody.
    I wanted to write first, just bought, but I saw that the seller was honest and confident.
    I bought KFC SIMBA EAVI METAL from yellowb_85 on 15 July 2020. we also wrote to each other and informed me that it would ship in 3 days due to Coronavirus.
    Free shipping to Italy and the item arrived today 30.07.2020.
    Excellent packaging, with bubble wrap, then cardboard box with corners covered by plastic corners. Undamaged box sealed with seals and wrapped with Simba in perfect condition.
    I attach some photos.
    SUPER seller, no additional charges to me. Fantastic!!!
    (I know it's a dated piece, but I missed it and after 3 times I managed to have it!)
     

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  3. Sanity Bleeds

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    The hammer and pin punches or the automatic center punches CAN work, but can also be very damaging or abrasive even when you're careful.
    I use a variety of pin removers, given that size and angles don't always work out so well to accommodate.
    https://www.amazon.com/Bracelet-Adj...ords=watch+pin+remover&qid=1596131867&sr=8-33
    I use a modified version like this with a channel cut through the bottom whenever possible
    https://www.amazon.com/Watch-Remove...ords=watch+pin+remover&qid=1596131867&sr=8-34
    I use a version like this for odd angles, but it's not nearly as helpful as I had hoped.
    https://www.amazon.com/Watch-Spring...ywords=watch+pin+pliers&qid=1596132061&sr=8-2
    And one like this for VERY weird angles and locations.
     
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  5. Sanity Bleeds

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    Plastic. I used a basic rotary tool, but I'm sure a drill and some basic files would work, too
     
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  6. Diego Rosas

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    I hope you are right cause I just ordered a FT Tesla from them
     
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  7. Zaragon

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    I buy a lot of stuff from China, but only just now realized this thread existed, so I want to throw my pennies in on my experiences. Bold text indicates someone that I don't see in the first page of this post.

    aelove_mall: Bought DNA DK-07 from this seller Jun 25 2020. Received Jul 11 2020. Also purchased TDW TCW-01 May 10 2020 which arrived Jun 1 2020. Everything was exactly as described for both orders.
    6hk666666: Bought several items from this seller over the last year, all have been as describe. DX9 AL-01 purchased Jun 22 2020, arrived Jul 17 2020. TDW TCW-02EX purchased May 10 2020, arrived May 29 2020. TDW TCW-06 purchased May 4 2020 arrived May 22 2020. Dr. Wu DP-M01 (orange, purple, and silver versions) purchased Feb 28 2020 (arrival date unknown). All orders have been exactly as described.

    coldplay-2011: Bought TDW TCW-06 from this seller May 15 2020, arrived June 4 220. Everything was exactly as described.
    johosontony: Bought multiple items from good ol' Uncle Billy. Always been a great experience, though he often isn't the cheapest Chinese seller out there
    pengjia122: TDW TCW-06 purchased May 10, 2020. No record of when it arrived in Ebay and the tracking number provided was no good, but I did received my item. The package suffered damage in transit that also crushed the inner box, but the item had no damage. Don't necessarily recommend purchasing from this seller, but not a scammer.
    aoxle123_4: This eBay seller doesn't have perfect feedback, but I ordered 6 Prime Wars Legends-class figures (three Insecticons plus Slash and two Cindersaurs) on May 10 2020 and they were all received May 26 2020. I don't know if these are knockoffs but I certainly can't tell the difference between them and the initial releases that I already had).

    buyallhappy: Bought a Combiner Wars boxed set from this eBay seller May 7 2020 which arrived May 29 2020 in very good shape.
    djfungshing: Bought DNA DK-04M from this seller on Jan 26 2020, which arrived sometime before Mar 17 2020. Transaction went smoothly.
    animetropolis: Bought LG37 Ravage & Bullhorn from this seller on Jan 26 2020. I don't have any notes on when it arrived anymore but it was before Mar 17 2020. Everything went smoothly.
    8hk4428: Bought TDW TCW-03 from him Jan 15 2020, don't have any notes on the arrival date anymore, but it arrived before Mar 17 2020 exactly as described.

    Lastly, cwypmh isn't a Chinese seller (he ships from Malaysia), but everything I've bought from him has been top-notch and he often has Asia-only items that are hard to find on Ebay.
     
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  8. Sanity Bleeds

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    Eh... They just happened to have 16 FT Teslas for sale in the last 90 days despite them being out of production for years now, no reissue (yet) and complete scarcity on the aftermarket? You might want to keep a close eye on that and be ready to contact Paypal....

    Edit: Looking more at their offerings and stock, they seem to be almost all rarer FT listings, with pricing mostly in line with initial aftermarket, not really with more realistic current aftermarket, unless you count their absurdly high shipping, but the amount of stock they claim to have for each item, along with the nearly complete lack of feedback from buyers, barring so many private listings, is worrisome. I imagine for a number of items listed they had at least one of them, or in cases like Koot and Rouge, a couple, but if I was betting on the outcome, I'd imagine we'll be seeing a number of negative feedback come flying by in about a month when collectors finally give up on shipping delay excuses.
     
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  9. Diego Rosas

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    I noticed that you might be right since shortly after buying their “last” Tesla, another season to gotten back in stock shortly after
     
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    I received my order from clevertiger16 as well as
    mascotworld4u

    It took an incredibly long time as both shipments left on 5/30/20 and got here on 7/30/20. However, under the circumstances it is completely understandable. They all came boxed with bubble wrap. Some of the boxes were soaked, but the bubble wrapped protected the actual figure inside as well as figures cardboard box.
     
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    Same person?
     
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    Not sure if they are. I bought the items on the same day.
     
  13. Sanity Bleeds

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    I believe they've established that mascotzone, mascot_home, clevertiger16, and wolvesbabies are all the same person/people, the only one that might be uncertain is mascotworld4u, but it'd seem silly given the running theme and same location/items/prices for that one to not be part of the same group.
     
  14. Craigmcgowan1984

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    Hi guys got a delivery from eBay today not sure if seller should be on here or not as he shipped from Taiwan but package did go through Hong Kong according to shipping lol.
    ukyocheng_85 is his name. Mp18+ streak is what arrived. Including shipping cost me £74 which was alot cheaper than the other options available for streak+. Ordered on the 22nd July so quite fast delivery.
    Basic box with some light wrapping inside, main box intact no damage to it or contents.
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    The figure itself is great apart from a paint blemish/scratch on one of the arms but it's on the elbow and hidden when arm is straightened out for bot mode, the accessories are good two extra expressions and blast effects for shoulder cannons and gun, there's an extra adaptor for blast effects that doesn't fit him though must be for use with other MP.
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    Unlike my other Datsun which are the ko MP I ended up going for the + streak because I wanted something a little different had any of the 3p companies made him I probably would of went for that.
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    Hey folks, has anyone dealt with https://www.ebay.com/usr/godrodimus ? They're not on either list on the first page of the thread. I did a search of the thread and found the name pop up in one instance in a list of sellers someone had a bad experience with but that was a year ago, and the seller is still active with no bad feedback. Thanks!
     
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    Be careful guys .. i just bought a gigapower HQ02R from seller name yxclow , my item was send but i messaged him 3 times in 4 days asking about the item he hasn't reply at all. Also there are others having the same issues which he never reply.. or send back to the shipper.

    I'm not 100% know he is a scammer or not, judging on the feedback 100% ( but mostly repeated user ) i just had a bad feeling about it .. but i hope i'm wrong coz i want the dinobot lol.

    i will know when the item arrived.
     
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    I asked them , they said mascotzone, mascot_home, clevertiger16, and wolvesbabies is the same " company / people" ... they seem pretty good with my item so far.
     
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    I'm waiting for shipping update on a Zeta Jazzy from them as well. Fear they may well end up being a new name to add to the bad sellers list.
     
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    Good to know. I got something from wolvesbabies before with no problems and just placed an order with mascotzone recently.
     
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    got my cheap $10 loose KO figure in 9 days from bidders_park.

    loving how some of these eBay retailers are now using inflatable life jackets for packaging your order. these damn things are so good at protecting your items!!! :D 

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