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

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

  1. WhatsaRobit

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    He's also got a lot of super low price, high shipping items. That seems kinda scammy too.
     
  2. kobayashi maru

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    Ebay:
    Bought a KO Blue G1 Swoop from ebay seller alexmeng78. He shipped within two days of purchase and I got Swoop 16 days later, well within the shipping estimate. He shipped in a sealed styrofoam container. The container took a hit somewhere during shipping and had a decent chunk missing from one side. I could actually see Swoop's box from the outside, so no inner packing material. The box and toy arrived undamaged though! So overall, a good experience!

    Side note for anyone considering a KO G1 Swoop. The packaging and figure look great. Nothing missing, no broken parts, great for display. The figure itself though is so tight I was unable to transform the chest. Got to the point I was applying force, loosening the screws and just had to stop before I broke it. Going to display in dino-mode anyways.
     
  3. Zac Irb

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    What the Frack!
    I just bought from this guy, Seemed legit with good reviews here.
    Now he's got all kinds of scammer prices going on!
    I don't think anybody should buy from this guy for a couple weeks.
    I bet a ton of negative reviews coming soon,
     
  4. Zac Irb

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    I just messaged tj_dynng-8 asking if he was still legit and if I would be getting what I actually ordered and he responded immediately saying he is an honest seller.
    I'm sure there was a language barrier there but I'm still skeptical
     
  5. The Happenin Rhinoceros

    The Happenin Rhinoceros TEAM MONKEY PANTS FOREVER

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    Solid seller, have had zero issues with them over multiple orders
     
  6. aussiedzfan

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    How long on average atm should speedpak tracking update if it is sitting at Shipment Data Received?
     
  7. Touchingtips

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    I hope tj_dynng-8 didnt go rogue, I bought 3 fanstoys from him last month.
    Had good experience from him in the past.

    May seems to be a bad month for just a bunch of scammers:
    jack_chen2021,dongxia126, and jitao*jitao
     
  8. Blazedriver

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    He's been taking a while shipping my Wheeljack, seems kinda fishy. I had other orders well after that from the same area (China) after that that came a few days ago, and I live in West US. lol
     
  9. Blazedriver

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    I agree too. Those jack and dong dudes seem off too
     
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  10. Touchingtips

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    I ordered FT31 from him in Apr 2 and got it on Apr 22 (I live in Canada). I hope he didnt go rogue on you.
     
  11. Zac Irb

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    Never dealt with him, but his prices look like what I'd expect. I don't see FansToys for half the going rate or any long-lost figures that haven't been stocked for ages. His buyers seem to be an experienced bunch and they're spending a good amount of money on each transaction. Not just 4 buyers each repeatedly getting $1.00 items to pad the feedback. I'd say he's as good as any e-bay seller.
     
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  13. ChromeMagnus

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    @Spitzadome Thanks for the tip. jitao*jitao has been moved to the bad sellers list.
     
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  14. Captain Sideways

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    tj_dynng-8 has gone rogue - I bought FT Blurr and the parcel arrived today. A Jiffy bag containing MP-36 Instructions and card. Ebay is slow with the tracking, but I imagine by tomorrow it'll show as arrived and then I will report it.
     
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    Man that is not what I wanted to hear, guess all of my Ebay in May have been scammed. I hope people start flooding his review so I can expedite my refund progress. All my tracking are either late Jul to Aug.
     
  16. Cardboard Bots

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    Just a question about getting refunds. I used to always get my refunds through paypal instead of going through eBay. Is going through PayPal for refunds still the best avenue?

    I haven't bought from eBay in a while and I know paypal has changed some of their terms over the years. Looking for advice before get my feet wet again.

    @ChromeMagnus
     
  17. Zac Irb

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    This is gettin FRACKIN RIDICULOUS!
    How TF are we supposed to buy stuff other than missing pre order listings that are posted 2 years in advance!
    What TF is up with this hobby!

    I might try one more time.
    How is mr.brian2009 as a seller?
     
  18. ChromeMagnus

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    If you paid for your Ebay order with Paypal, then Paypal is still the fastest option for refunds.
     
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  19. Zac Irb

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    I tried Paypal first and they said they can't supersede ebays refund process.
    They made me call ebay first and start a claim
     
  20. Captain Sideways

    Captain Sideways Well-Known Member

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    I reported the seller to ebay and received this reply -


    We received your report

    Hello (), thank you for submitting the report. We have received it and are investigating.

    After completing the review, we will take action if necessary. We are committed to establishing a safe and fair trading platform for all customers, and strictly deal with any violations of regulations or policies. In the face of violations of regulations or policies, we may take certain actions, including:

    — End or cancel the listing
    — Hide or lower the ranking of the listed items in the search results
    — Lower the seller’s performance rating
    — Restrict or freeze accounts

    Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of this investigation, we are unable to disclose to you the results of the investigation or any response actions we may take against persons other than the account holder. You don’t need to contact us about this anymore because we are unable to provide you with further details.

    You can find more information about rules and policies at the following links:
    www.ebay.com.hk/help/policies/default/ebay-rules-policies?id=4205
    Thank you,
    eBay Customer Service Center

    It came in chinese, so had to run it thought google. Ebay now has updated the tracking to say the item has arrived, so I will try to make a claim. They seem to only allow you to send it back if they sent you the wrong item :-/