WARNING - Possible Premium price scam - Facebook Fanstoys Masterpiece "Official"group

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Marcelo Antunes, May 22, 2020.

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  1. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes New FansToys Collector

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    Besides not being "official" as far as I know.

    Besides all the problems with the Fanstoys Masterpiece Official group, I'm thinking (for some time now) that the group may be a scam - although a premium price scam. I was just disabled there (and opted to laeve the group) because I keep posting Chinese prices there, and the administrators keep saying that I should not post because of scam. I think some or all of the administrators have some underlaying agreement with people that sells premium-priced FTs, and they do not support indicating options that can show people not to pay those premium prices. My thoughts.


    Read below. You can conclude for yourself.

    There's another discussion in thess groups (both are separate groups : FANSTOYS FANS - REAL and REAL FANSTOYS AND MASTERPIECE LOVERS AND HATERS WELCOM).

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  2. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II Banned

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    Besides Whaaaat? I suspect this is a blatant violation of rule n° whatever: Don’t bring outside drama into the site.
     
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  3. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes New FansToys Collector

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    Hum, it can be seen as outside drama, but I was wondering if FansToys people that do participate here know about that. Also, it seems to me that such a warning can help others.
     
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    I've noticed the FT prices there get over inflated for sure, but I assumed it was everyone drinking their own koolaid. The fact that Showz and Terry are banned while every thread recommends one guy that ships the items from China to Australia and then to you (Which seems way shadier than showz) is strange!
     
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  5. Marcelo Antunes

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    Exactly my point.
     
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    Oh, that guy. (The shirtless dudebro). I remember him from the Cafe. I fucking hate 90% of those folks.
     
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  7. Marcelo Antunes

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    And these two are the only ones that keep insisting on my posts that buying on China is dangerous.....
     
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    franpincho Hater = Fan

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    FANSTOOOOOOOOOOYS
     
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    Facebook = Scam. Reported
     
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    Thanks you the heads up, @Marcelo Antunes! I'll be sure to avoid them, since I'd rather pay the lowest price I can find. Premium prices can shovel it!
     
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    Ebay:
    People will do anything to try and keep the “Fanstoys is premium” lie going. They just want that resell value to keep going up.
     
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    Also, it is hilarious that it's the "Official" FT group. The only contact I've ever seen anyone there have with FT is screencaps from chats on TFW with DalianJJ and FT said they don't have any presence on FB because its not allowed in China.
     
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    Yeah. That guy is a super Faaannnsstoooooyyyssss fan. Not surprised he started up a dedicated FT FB page.
     
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  14. Marcelo Antunes

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    I just remembered another curious exchange I've had at another group...
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  15. boomerdave

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    We're going to close this one down under rule #10:

    10. Keep Off-Site Drama Off This Site
    If you had a disagreement or falling out with someone on another site or in real life, if you had a deal go sour on another website or whatever. If it happened elsewhere then don't bring it here. Leave your grievances at the door.

    Nothing personal, I know the poster was just trying to help out but still, it is what it is.
     
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