How to tell if you're being scammed.....

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Indy2006, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Indy2006

    Indy2006 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered Big Cannon off of EBay end of last year from a Chinese seller with good ratings/reviews. He arrived on 1/10 after being in transit from China for about 10 days or so. Unfortunately it was missing the actual cannon piece. It looks like it was opened, and then transformed into the smallest size possible to fit into a certain size box. I’m guessing when this happened the cannon got misplaced. I reached out to the seller to get it replaced, and he has been responsive. Even sent me a tracking number. It left China on 1/27, but hasn’t hit the U.S. yet. I think it’s too earlier to raise a stink yet, but it has been much longer for this package versus the original figure. Also I’ve read about instances in which sellers gone rogue would simply send an empty envelope with the tracking number.

    At what point should I get concerned?
     
  2. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    China is currently on holiday for their New Year celebration. It's likely going to take a while for it to show up as a result as nearly everyone is off work... It may be a few more weeks before you see it.

    The question would be did it truly leave China?
     
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    China Ebay Seller Check
     
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  4. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron Heavy Metal Flamewar

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    Mail starts back up tomorrow.

    My dumbass kept buying shit and, I'm breaking up a FV set with a board member.
     
  5. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    Also, "you're".
     
  6. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    Look for misspellings in the titles.


    Damn, ninja’d by a literal ‘moment ago’
     
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  7. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Well-Known Member

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    AFAIK Big Cannon didn't come with a box (aside from the shipping costs) or instructions, period.

    I'm inclined to think that if your seller was a scammer you wouldn't have gotten even the cannon-less Big Cannon. Sounds like he's trying to take care of your issue, too, but the mail is slow-going with the CNY holiday. Give it a little more time.
     
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    TCJJ 114% Tank Engine

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    Correct, he comes in a resealable plastic baggy with Open and Play's logo on it.
     
  9. lake88

    lake88 Well-Known Member

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    Has it really left China yet? Their local couriers stopped deliveries as early as 28th Jan. It may be waiting for pickup or stuck at a sorting center. Either way the deliveries just resumed so wait and see what happens in the next few days