More KOs On Ebay!

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Da_Last_2_Walk, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. blahduh

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    Beware of this Reflector by great_trader001: G1 MAILORDER REFLECTOR 100% COMP BOXED TRANSFORMERS - eBay (item 140410886737 end time Jun-01-10 12:07:21 PDT)

    I can't say it's entirely a KO, but the instructions are KOs (misaligned with respect to the originals).

    Further, the seller recently acquired this KO Reflector Transformers Reflector Camera Reissue G1 MIB MISB - eBay (item 120564165041 end time May-04-10 14:55:45 PDT) and this (likely) legit Reflector 1983 Transformers Decepticons Reflector Camera Look - eBay (item 230469719263 end time May-09-10 15:00:16 PDT)

    I question what other KO parts have been added to this G1. Especially at the current bid of $331, receiving KOs mixed in is plain fraud. Turns out he's not such a great trader after all :p 
     
  3. Da_Last_2_Walk

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  5. Da_Last_2_Walk

    Da_Last_2_Walk Da King Of Pre Rubs TFW2005 Supporter

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    There are many buyers that are uninformed regarding KOs.

    The issue isn't whether the buyer is informed, it's that scammer sellers are illegally selling KOs as originals on ebay.

    Take away the scammer sellers, and the uninformed buyers don't have KOs to buy.
     
  6. Tirade

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    True. The scammers are doing more harm. Still, I do think you should do SOME homework if you are going to drop $500+ on a TF. Just my 2 cents.

    Also, I'd rather see board members like ANONYMOUS going after auctions/listings like this versus the Headmaster giftset.
     
  7. TheToyAddict

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    That is disgusting. Sellers like that make eBay a dangerous place for everyone.
     
  9. StephX77

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    I am pretty sure but I yeild to others in the forum if I am incorrect. I have not reported this item as counterfeit but I am pretty sure it is. That decepticon sticker looks really red to me.
     
  12. Da_Last_2_Walk

    Da_Last_2_Walk Da King Of Pre Rubs TFW2005 Supporter

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    If his auctions get reported, eventually he will stop or get suspended.
     
  13. Da_Last_2_Walk

    Da_Last_2_Walk Da King Of Pre Rubs TFW2005 Supporter

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    Apparently ebay agreed with you.
     
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    Judging by the feedback, it looks like he didn't get away with it!

    Also, a little late on these ones, but some folks got screwed by msgconn whose name reads megaconn if you're like me and read it too fast at first: http://completed.shop.ebay.com/msga...e=1&_fln=1&_ipg=&_trksid=p3911.c0.m283&_rdc=1

    Also, that despicable seller who sold the $1K Shockwave never received feedback, but he's certainly still selling KOs as original:
    Transformers Slag Dinobot unopened - eBay (item 320572536499 end time Aug-12-10 16:22:47 PDT) (see his other and/or ended auctions too)
    Looks like his KO Wheeljack buyer doesn't know what he received either, according to the feedback.

    I also LOL at the BS story about his brother in Iraq, yet he won't ship to APO/AFB addresses.
     
  15. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    you know i have always wondered how many of the poor folks taken by the scammers have no clue until they send the item to be AFAed and get told its a KO.
     
  16. mac&cheese

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    so then how about the custom made g1 style boxes for sale, is that ok to sell? i see lots of those on ebay.
     
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    I haven't seen many actual custom boxes, except those from Mirage's Boxes, or whatever he calls himself now, which are easy to spot. Just about all the other "custom" boxes are sold by sellers labeling their empty Zhong Jin KO boxes that way to avoid getting the ax from eBay.

    Anything claiming to be a Hasbro product, box, figure, etc, are essentially equally infringing. It's really how the sellers sell them that makes the difference in regard to collectors reporting them.
     
  18. mac&cheese

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    theres a custom arcee g1 style box on ebay, smoke screen g1 box, lots of custom g1 prime boxes with different colors/ labels. i believe lots of them are from a few forum memebrs here. for example the guy who made the different color primes, in the sunkist orange style g1 box, etc. i dont really has any issue with those either if they mention its a ko, but most try to pass it off as a real release still. i hate those 3 word descriptions too.
     
  19. RoboticPlanet

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    Those aren't customs, those are the KO boxes to which I was referring.
     
  20. Da_Last_2_Walk

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