EBay... Unsure of what to do

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  1. GoLion

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    I bought a sealed item off of a guy on ebay, when I got the item it was exactly as the seller described. Sealed. When I opened the sealed item I found that the figure was broken. Should I request a refund? Should I just take this as a loss? I feel bad trying to get a refund when the item that I bought was as described, and the seller was great. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. GoLion

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    Crap, can someone move this? I meant to post it in Transformers general discussion.
     
  3. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Actually, we usually have ebay threads in regular GD, not sure why not Toys, but there you go.. I'll try to move it for ya.:) 
     
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    I'd contact the seller and let him know that it was broken. From there, depending on his response, I'd ask if he could send you a new one or refund you.
     
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    This. If he's a responsible seller it's insured and you're both covered. If he's not, speaking as a seller, it's a good lesson for him to learn. Insurance is free up to $50 with Priority and isn't expensive to add above that nor is it expensive to add insurance to First Class.
     
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    Alright, then i'm going to ask for a refund. I sent him a message asking him to work something out. Maybe do a partial refund only. I'm trying to work with him since I know this isn't his fault. His lack of response is bothering me, though.
     
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    So the box wasn't damaged from shipping and wasn't broken from being crushed? If that's the case, I don't see how the seller is responsible, unless it had a window box and you could see it was broken before opening it, or it's an actual store on Ebay that can deal with damaged items.
     
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    You have to give sellers time to respond also, at least a day.
     
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    I say its tough luck. It was a sealed item & the seller did his part. Not his fault it is broke in the package.
     
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    If anything, this sounds like a poorly produced/manufactured action figure, which is not the fault of the seller. I would contact the seller and inform them of the situation and hopefully, you both can come to a happy medium. More often than not, the seller will ask you to return it and refund the amount. Perhaps you can barter for a partial refund if you want to keep it.

    This sounds like a DC Direct/Collectibles figure, which is notorious for poorly manufactured figures. I can't tell you how many times I've purchased a figure and had a limb fall off right after opening, or had a part bouncing around the blister before I opened it.
     
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    The seller and I spoke. We agreed to a partial refund. I think this is the best solution as it's not really his fault. I will keep the broken figure (I guess sell it as a junker). Thanks for your advice everyone.
     
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    What figure is it and what's broken?
     
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    Cybertron Snarl. The left arm is broken (The pin is hugely off center). I don't think there is anyway to fix it because almost every joint on that toy has a pin.
     
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    Maybe you could replace the pin?

    Is any of the plastic broken?
     
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    I've never been able to pop a pin without breaking the figure. The plastic is slightly cracked around the shoulder.
     
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    I'd say you got lucky. For such an old figure, you take the risk of getting a defective one when it is misb. I mean, if I buy a misb marvel legends 8 Iceman, and he explodes after I take it out of the package, that's on me.