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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Hothrebel » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:34 pm

I hate to remind everyone but I think Toni stitched just about everyone up !!!!!!!!
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby x-pack » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:05 pm

Good point :roll:

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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby theforceuk » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:29 pm

Yeah that did cross my mind. TT defo king stitch up :x
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Grant » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:31 pm

Section 8 wrote:I bought a VC jawa a good few years ago for around £5 and realised it was a repro cape and gun straight away. It displayed well but didn't really want to keep it in my collection. It looked pretty like an original so I just sold it to an unwitting upstart for £120 a few weeks later.

I had a bloody great time with the money so hope this happy story cheers you up a bit.


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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Grant » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:41 pm

One of my first deals getting back in to the hobby back in like late 2006/ early 2007. I sent some fu*king con artist £1700 in the form of a cheque for what I naively thought was 96/97 *original* carded figures. Looking back *now* with hindsight and knowledge learned they would have all been re-cards. If that isn't bad enough I didn't even get my package. I got a tracking number that couldn't be tracked. Long story short. I lost out on the entire £1700. After some serious words to self I came to the conclusion that it was my fault for sending the money down as a cheque. Iv never payed for anything again by cheque.

What a mug... It was embarrassing writing this but I think lots of people get bumped in the hobby unfortunately. Pretty sure the EBay guys name was Dennis Mayfield or something similar. Its branded on my brain for ever... :evil:

Almost put me off the hobby altogether. Fu*king EBay...
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby SOJ » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:44 pm

I bought most of my loose figures between 2000 and 2007, 5 figures short of a full set. Vast majority from eBay. I became aware of repro's early on and took people at there word when they said weapons were original.

Had them all in storage since 2007 and recently took them out to do an inventory.

Having been out the hobby for so long finding out how bad repro had gotten decided I'd check everything using the imperial gunnery as reference.

I was shocked to find I had 11 repro's in my collection. Nearly 15% of what I'd bought was shite.

I've pretty much back filled everything not, but hate having been duped and by more than one person. Bastards.
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby SOJ » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:50 pm

Grant wrote:One of my first deals getting back in to the hobby back in like late 2006/ early 2007. I sent some fu*king con artist £1700 in the form of a cheque for what I naively thought was 96/97 *original* carded figures. Looking back *now* with hindsight and knowledge learned they would have all been re-cards. If that isn't bad enough I didn't even get my package. I got a tracking number that couldn't be tracked. Long story short. I lost out on the entire £1700. After some serious words to self I came to the conclusion that it was my fault for sending the money down as a cheque. Iv never payed for anything again by cheque.

What a mug... It was embarrassing writing this but I think lots of people get bumped in the hobby unfortunately. Pretty sure the EBay guys name was Dennis Mayfield or something similar. Its branded on my brain for ever... :evil:

Almost put me off the hobby altogether. Fu*king EBay...


That's fucked up. I've been on the receiving end recently as well, nothing to that extent but what I will say is eBay have gotten their shit together protecting buyers. Just a shame not all buyers are good guys.
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Grant » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:43 pm

SonOfJango wrote:
Grant wrote:One of my first deals getting back in to the hobby back in like late 2006/ early 2007. I sent some fu*king con artist £1700 in the form of a cheque for what I naively thought was 96/97 *original* carded figures. Looking back *now* with hindsight and knowledge learned they would have all been re-cards. If that isn't bad enough I didn't even get my package. I got a tracking number that couldn't be tracked. Long story short. I lost out on the entire £1700. After some serious words to self I came to the conclusion that it was my fault for sending the money down as a cheque. Iv never payed for anything again by cheque.

What a mug... It was embarrassing writing this but I think lots of people get bumped in the hobby unfortunately. Pretty sure the EBay guys name was Dennis Mayfield or something similar. Its branded on my brain for ever... :evil:

Almost put me off the hobby altogether. Fu*king EBay...


That's fucked up. I've been on the receiving end recently as well, nothing to that extent but what I will say is eBay have gotten their shit together protecting buyers. Just a shame not all buyers are good guys.


It certainly is. It protects the buyer a bit TOO much sometimes too. Last August/September I sold an Adidas Leather Jacket. It was in perfect condition. 4/6 weeks pass so i decide to leave positive feedback about my end of the deal. None was left by the buyer. Then within 24 hours of me leaving positive feedback on EBay the buyer opens an EBay dispute saying the item didn't arrive. I was blown away by this because I sent the jacket tracked etc. I even emailed the buyer passing over the tracking via EBay at the time of the sale.

Skip forward I upload the tracking number in the disputed case so case gets closed.

Then the cheeky Fu*ker opens another dispute saying that the item arrived but wasn't as described. At this point I'm well aware that the guy is nothing but a chancing lying MoFo. So reluctantly I ask the buyer to return the jacket for a full refund as long as the jacket is in the same condition as it was when i originally sold it in.

Skip forward another few days I receive something in the mail from the buyer. Its a .... small brown paper envelope containing a fu*king Bus timetable for Cumbria, No jacket... The cheeky ******** uploaded his tracking number on EBay and ended up getting refunded his £250 that he payed me for the jacket. I got nothing but a severe headache.

The buyer was called Seatwavetickets. If you haven't already put this guy on your *block* list. This one still pi$$es me off.
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Dark Sith Lord » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:03 pm

Section 8 wrote:I bought a VC jawa a good few years ago for around £5 and realised it was a repro cape and gun straight away. It displayed well but didn't really want to keep it in my collection. It looked pretty like an original so I just sold it to an unwitting upstart for £120 a few weeks later.

I had a bloody great time with the money so hope this happy story cheers you up a bit.


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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Jez » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:15 pm

Section 8 wrote:I bought a VC jawa a good few years ago for around £5 and realised it was a repro cape and gun straight away. It displayed well but didn't really want to keep it in my collection. It looked pretty like an original so I just sold it to an unwitting upstart for £120 a few weeks later.

I had a bloody great time with the money so hope this happy story cheers you up a bit.



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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby mumbo » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:18 pm

Grant you've been shafted once too often fucking scumbags :evil:

Thankfully I haven't bought a VCJ otherwise I'd probably have been stitched up too, otherwise I haven't really been on the end of anything too severe just the odd repro and poorly described figure :roll:
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Jez » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:20 pm

Man, Grant that's awful mate, thanks for sharing. You're right, i bet that name is one you'll never forget.

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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Mr-shifter » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:26 pm

I heard once about this scam by a bunch of shysters who will basically take a figure, either a MOC or a loose figure, and a standard acrylic case, and basically put a sticker with a little number on it in the case. They then glue the case shut and charge you a shitload of money for doing so.

The best thing is they can work out how much money you have by the value of what you have sent them, so they know exactly how much money they can swindle out of you.
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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby Jez » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:30 pm

Have you heard the tale of a nasty big Green Cross Code man who ripped off an unsuspecting autograph hunter? :wink:

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Re: Biggest stitch up down the years

Postby SOJ » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:33 pm

Jez wrote:Have you heard the tale of a nasty big Green Cross Code man who ripped off an unsuspecting autograph hunter? :wink:



Yeah and his evil bastard of a master is in London next week charging £70.
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