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

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

  1. Dinotrap

    Dinotrap BEAST WARS FOREVER!

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    Awesome, I’ll give it a go. Yeah I was worried I’d be sent the regular hasbro release and not the Netflix version. Thanks for the info. Once it arrive I’ll pop back and let the thread know :D 
     
  2. SquishyOH

    SquishyOH Votes MPG-07 = Mixmaster

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    bababobo00712 is normally quite reliable. Here is the same item at his own website. You can poke around and ask questions. He's got enough merch that you can see if he's listing the regular Hasbro version and the Netflix versions of figures. I've dealt with baba enough that I'm comfortable skipping the extra e-bay fees and ordering from his website direct. Most times it saves a few bucks going directly to baba.
     
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  3. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

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    I've purchased from baba since around 2016 with zero problems, most trusted China-based eBay seller for me. I switched over to ordering direct from his (their?) website about a year ago, since eBay started collecting state sales tax even on items imported directly from China. Been even better that way as there are occasional coupons and stuff, and prices are usually competitive. In fact, right now in my account I have a handful of coupons for $5 off every $100, not a huge deal but like 5% off is pretty nice.

    Their customer service has been top notch too - if I've had missing parts, they get them and send with next order. In a few instances they reimbursed me on a lower price at release vs. what I paid in a preorder.

    EDIT: Also shipping times have been pretty good recently. My most recent order, getting delivered today, took 13 days total.

    Another highly trusted overseas e-retailer is Show-Z (showzstore.com).
     
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  4. marenzy

    marenzy Autobot invader, autobot invader!

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    I think zhooliming has gone rogue.

    Hes been pilling negative feedback sending people wrong items.

    I bought Mp44 KO and as soon he negative feedbacks start coming i asked him to cancel my order and refund me. Of course he shipped item and stop answering messages. Now i cant open dispute as tracking number is up....
     
  5. MV Steve

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    That sounds like it. Sorry to hear that. That's what happen to me one time and even as the seller had over 30 negative feedback come in within a couple days ebay refused to let me start a claim because when the seller sent the fake item (which a lot of people said was an envelope of confetti) he changed a couple numbers on the address so it would never ship directly to me and kept bouncing around in the USPS system. Ebay said that as long as there is a tracking number provided and shows that its moving in the system they give the seller "the benefit of the doubt" before filing. I even told ebay that I called USPS customer service to figure out what was going on and they saw that the address was messed up and they had images of the supposed package and asked me if it was box or envelope and how big and when I described roughly how big of a box it should be based on bot size they told me it wasn't a box at all, just an envelope. Ebay didn't care so I had to wait 3 months just to create a claim. Hopefully you can resolve it sooner than what I went through.
     
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  6. The Happenin Rhinoceros

    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    Wow. This story is like the poster child for why you should always pay with and open disputes through Paypal.
     
  7. MV Steve

    MV Steve Well-Known Member

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    I did! Trust me, I was pissed! And they were no help either. All because that tracking number from false product kept moving every couple days, it was allowing the scammer to get the time needed to get away. With paypal I was able to file the claim at least but I didn't get my money back right away like they can do while investigating. It was a very frustrating experience and showed me that there will be times when their own safety guidelines won't even help, at least not the way they claim. I got my refund just after an excessive amount of time. With both paypal and ebay I told them why dont you look up the sellers account and see how many ongoing disputes there are so you can verify mine and get the ball rolling, I was told "sir, we can't discuss someone else's account with you", moron! I'm not asking that, just take a peek at theirs to see what I'm talking about cuz I know there's a bunch of people doing the same thing. They just didn't care.
     
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  8. The Happenin Rhinoceros

    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    That really sucks. I think it depends a great deal on luck of the draw with the rep you reach. I've had similar experiences where they wouldn't do anything, and others where they gave me the benefit of the doubt based on recent seller history and issues.
     
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    I agree with you on that 100%. Even when I was to the point that I wanted to snap my phone in two and throw it through the window, I was very cool and polite sticking to the facts, sending them copies of information documented from ebay and the USPS claim, and I was so sure it would be a quick and easy one but no. When I had a buyer file a "did not receive my item" claim on ebay they took the funds back immediately, and it wasn't even past the allotted time ebay specified for shipping! WTF! I was really thinking, who did I piss off! I just want to play with my transformers! Lol
     
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  10. MF DOOMTREE

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    Quduomoss legit??? Anyone order from him lately??
     
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    SquishyOH Votes MPG-07 = Mixmaster

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    Looks like I'm the last to order from him. This is what I said then.
     
  12. Slamron

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    Yeah, just got my order from zhoooliming. This doesn't exactly look like DX9 War in Pocket Dinobots...

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    I did the "contact seller" thing and asked for a return, but that was before I looked at this thread. I'm going to contact paypal tomorrow when I have time.

    When I ordered zhooomiling had zero negatives over the last six months, and over 100 positive feedbacks. Now, in the last 30 days they have 23 negative feedbacks and turned the feedback comments private.
     
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    I JUST placed an order days ago. It has shipped I will update the result for you when it arrives.
     
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    MF DOOMTREE Use A Napkin

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    Awesome, thanks.
     
  15. crixuz

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    How long does it usually take for payment to clear when your buying from outside of america and the price is set to American money?
    because I bought a mech fans toys megatron and the seller said he's ship it two days after the payment cleared and right now it's been three
     
  16. Super Mecha Dad

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    Guang1121 may be going rogue. He was on the good list so I ordered a good but not insane price on an IF City Commander and then saw there were two feedbacks saying he pulled the envelope full of stickers scam on them. Definitely going to keep a close eye on his account over the next few days.
     
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    Anyone deal with china seller weihaike1982? He has xtb fuzz for 60$. Seems suspiciously low but they have had ok feedback but last recorded purchase on here was Feb 2019.

    weihaike1982 on eBay

    hmmm. Ebay user feedback shows 99.2% but a lot of the feedback has low user purchases and many repeat buys...

    the more I look at it it looks like it has scam written all over it... fans toys spindrift 2.0 40$ plus 30$ shipping...
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with ILTOYS on Amazon? Are they legit?
     
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    I wouldn’t touch that seller.

    So many products being sold for crazy low prices with heavily marked up costs for shipping. None of that sits right.

    Examples:

    This seller doing the Zeta Superitron set for $150 which is circa £100. The shipping cost greatly exceeds the figure’s selling price but you won’t get this set (excl shipping) from BBTS/TCP for less than $450 and that doesn’t take account of shipping costs on top.

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    The gigapower grassor figure on its own goes for $150-200 excl shipping.

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    TFM Havoc set is circa $200+ excl shipping. This seller doing the set (5 figures) for $69.88.

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    I wouldn’t touch this seller with a barge pole.

    The sales history and certainly the 45 over the last 6 months doesn’t stack up. The feedback info looks like the same person has written the responses for all.

    Avoid this seller.
     
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    Hey is anyone else experiencing very slow processing time with Canada Post? My package has been stuck on processing for 5 days now.