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Would this bother you?

Postby Cronker » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:40 pm

Hi
So, recently I've been offloading some beaters, many in reasonable shape, hardly any with weapons.
Now I've noticed some of these pieces being resold on the bay with repro weapons for more than twice what I sold them for.
I don't really care what buyers do once I've sold, but the repro weapon thing annoys me.
What say you?

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:54 pm

I can see how that could be very annoying. If idiots are willing to throw good money away on repro rubbish, I suppose that's their lookout, but the whole repro market annoys the hell out of me these days, as it's just exploded. Repro weapons used to be the exception, but today they have become the norm. As long as the repro garbage is clearly labelled as such, at least the seller's not trying to fool anyone. The problem comes when the buyers then sell them down the line; how many of them will be so conscientious / honest about labelling them?

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby subzero » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Problem too is there's so many of these new version blasters floating around now from certain sellers bulk selling the bloody things on ebay in recent weeks. And yes they're filtering down into other peoples hands and being listed as genuine both knowingly or unknowingly.

Only within the past week alone iv'e messaged a couple of sellers who didn't realise they were selling a fake Leia blaster with their figure, and they responded to say they didn't know it was fake then amended their listing.

It will get much worse before it gets better, hopefully it will get better :?
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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:54 pm

I do not care if people want to sell it again with repro weapons as long as they write the weapons are repro. But I still hate repro.

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby chipsteak » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:14 am

Yeah these auctions where the seller advertises a handful of new repros where the description is one step away from saying 'so good you can fool people with them' is nasty. Especially for me who has a tin of real weapons to sell and doesn't want to put "They call me honest Dave. These ones are real from my own collection, guv. Straight up" on the auction.

As for the figures selling double with repro accessories. Bloody stupid when, should someone want such a thing, he could buy a loose figure and a repro blaster separately for a quid or something.

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby hellhippie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:23 am

repro's are garbage , people annoy me . anything for a buck today . what can you do though ? just be more vigilant when purchasing and checking your stuff after a purchase

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby x-pack » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:10 pm

Repro whoring. Scourge of the collecting world

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby theforceuk » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:46 pm

That would really piss me off. :?
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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby StarWarsFan » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:36 am

theforceuk wrote:That would really piss me off. :?


Ditto

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby chipsteak » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:51 am

It would bother me less if they're being listed as overpriced Buyitnows and the numpty's never gong to sell them. Double the price for the inclusion of a worthless piece of plastic seems excessive. I hope.

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby jared007 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:20 am

Very natural and correct to be annoyed at that.
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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby SAVORY100 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:05 pm

really annoying behaviour... :evil:
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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby Jez » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:38 pm

Very annoying. Nothing good comes from repros.
I'm worried that they will eventually get so good that people will lose heart and confidence in the hobby.

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby hellhippie » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:23 am

it would piss me off but as long as you got what you wanted for them , fuck it

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Re: Would this bother you?

Postby mumbo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:31 am

How do you know they are the same figures you've sold?
If its Luke Jedi then I'm interested, vintage or modern.

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