When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by bowspearer on Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:43 pm

So a couple of weeks ago, I get lucky, or rather think I have when I score a Version 1 Viper mask, or at least I think I do.

For those people who don't collect M.A.S.K. toys, the Version 1 or show accurate masks are much rarer than the Verson 2 masks, which showed up in the 2 packs down the track and with the 2nd year releases of series 1 toys and are incredibly common.

Anyway, I get it in the mail yesterday and what I've actually been sent is a Version 2 mask.

To give people an idea of the differences, here's a pic from Albert Penello's mask site:



On the left is the Version 1 mask and on the left is the version 2. The gaping hole underneath the visor and the long "mohawk" slot on the top of it make it pretty recogniseable in terms of differences, especially when the one shown in the auction clearly has black paint on the bottom section where it wasn't properly masked.

The seller's defence was that they're a transformers collector and that they couldn't find any info. Considering the number of Transformers fans out there who are M.A.S.K. fans as well and could easily have pointed him in the right direction had he asked on one of the larger Transformers forums, I seriously find that hard to believe.

I asked the seller about the possibility of them sending out a replacement, only to be told they had 4 and sold them all, when there was a listing for one of them still active. When I called him out on it, he claimed that he thought he sold them all and said "who has more than 4 of one thing at a time anyway" when the guy is running a spare parts store on eBay. Then when I asked him about the other one, suddenly it's also the wrong one.

Now maybe he's telling the truth, but if he is and he's really that incompetent when it comes being able to see what listings he currently has and with doing research, it really doesn't inspire confidence.

Now he wants me to send it back for a refund (shipping is roughly $21USD if I send it back with tracking), via seamail which has no tracking (as it's only $7.50) where I have absolutely no way of proving I've sent it and thus no way of guaranteeing a refund. If it wasn't for the fact that online shopping is the only way I can complete my collection and the fact that I've also had good dealings on there that restore your faith in eBay sellers after idiotic trainwreck dealings like this; I'd have walked away from eBay a long time ago.

bowspearer
Kickin' it old skool

Number of posts : 242
Age : 37
Location : Anywhere but here.
Trading Status : 3
Registration date : 2010-01-28

View user profile http://z7.invisionfree.com/Kickin_It_Old_School/index.php?

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Xenaphobia on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:11 pm

I agree. Ebay sucks and there a lot of sellers who are frauds.

I won an original 1995 Buzz Lightyear a couple of weeks ago and the item description clearly stated that the figure had "wings that opened by pressing a button on his chest". The figure arrived and it doesn't have any wings at all. The entire back-pack/wings attachment is missing (something which wasn't possible to see from the carefully-posed front-on picture that was included with the auction).

I sent a message to the seller to confirm whether or not the wings had somehow been removed and not included with the figure and they haven't responded yet (nor do I expect them to).

Still, there are the odd bargains to be found. I had an unpleasant experience with the Buzz Lightyear, but I also recently big on an old non-working Woody. It turned out to be the original 1995 version with internal wire which was in great condition and only required new batteries for it to "talk" again. It was an absolute bargain! It's just a matter of taking the good with the bad.

Good luck with the MASK helmet hunt.

Cheers.

Xenaphobia

Number of posts : 1326
Age : 103
Location : Brisbane
Trading Status : 21
Registration date : 2008-04-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Dabigfella on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:53 am

I havnt dealt with eBay in years, and it'd take something very special for me to go back, I hate that place....

Dabigfella
Mr Motu

Number of posts : 2344
Age : 39
Trading Status : 101
Registration date : 2008-02-20

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Artistix on Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:49 am

I haven't had that much trouble with eBay over the last few years.

I generally make sure I use sellers with a good feeeback rating.

Artistix
So many hauls, so little time

Number of posts : 2290
Age : 34
Location : N.S.W
Trading Status : 16
Registration date : 2008-04-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Mahzian on Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:10 am

ah i had that guy when I was a kid, cant remember which version it was but he came with the blue jet that transformed into a chopper

Mahzian
/\ Giant Trunk Between Legs

Number of posts : 1041
Age : 36
Location : Brisbane
Trading Status : 28
Registration date : 2008-05-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Gevaudin on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:36 am

Uhm... I may have the solid MASK at home, if you wanted it... I can check? Smile

Gevaudin

Number of posts : 289
Age : 36
Location : Perth
Trading Status : 17
Registration date : 2008-04-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by bowspearer on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:20 pm

Actually yeah, that would be awesome, thanks Smile.

bowspearer
Kickin' it old skool

Number of posts : 242
Age : 37
Location : Anywhere but here.
Trading Status : 3
Registration date : 2010-01-28

View user profile http://z7.invisionfree.com/Kickin_It_Old_School/index.php?

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Gevaudin on Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:59 am

Will stickybeak tonight if I can get into the storage boxes. Very Happy

Gevaudin

Number of posts : 289
Age : 36
Location : Perth
Trading Status : 17
Registration date : 2008-04-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by bowspearer on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:35 pm

How did you go finding that mask?

bowspearer
Kickin' it old skool

Number of posts : 242
Age : 37
Location : Anywhere but here.
Trading Status : 3
Registration date : 2010-01-28

View user profile http://z7.invisionfree.com/Kickin_It_Old_School/index.php?

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Gevaudin on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:07 pm

Took a look yesterday, found my Miles Mayhem, but not his mask. Sad

Sorry dude. Sad

I'll keep looking, but if you find another one, best to go for it. Sad

Gevaudin

Number of posts : 289
Age : 36
Location : Perth
Trading Status : 17
Registration date : 2008-04-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by bowspearer on Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:08 pm

Hey it was worth a shot. Thanks heaps for that, I appreciate it Smile.

bowspearer
Kickin' it old skool

Number of posts : 242
Age : 37
Location : Anywhere but here.
Trading Status : 3
Registration date : 2010-01-28

View user profile http://z7.invisionfree.com/Kickin_It_Old_School/index.php?

Back to top Go down

Re: When did research become optional for eBay sellers?

Post by Sponsored content Today at 8:41 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum