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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby tigerham » Wed May 16, 2018 7:44 pm

lejackal wrote:Lets give this a well deserved bump for this bargain of a pick up :!: :!:
Not my good fortune by the way.

https://ebay.co.uk/itm/1983-star-wars-f ... 3108856891


:shock: BIN with an inexperienced seller and a quick eyed buyer. Fair play and good luck to the buyer.

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Mini99 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 pm

My throat went dry... :o
Holly cr*p someone got the deal of a life time!
Just been looking for his other listings... :lol:

I wonder if this is a pissed off partners revenge :?

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Postby Snaketibe » Wed May 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Mini99 wrote:My throat went dry... :o
Holly cr*p someone got the deal of a life time!
Just been looking for his other listings... :lol:

I was just about to post,

'Let's hope being an inexperienced seller doesn't make him an inexperienced packer... Hmmm, postage charges of £2.90. Do I smell six MOCs being shoved into a large Jiffy bag? :shock:'

but then I noticed that the buyer has already left positive feedback saying 'Great item just as described,' so I guess they got a bargain and good packing!... Lucky git! :lol:

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Ruby2511 » Wed May 16, 2018 8:20 pm

Shit the bed !!! That is truly a once in a trillion bargain, lucky git :lol: :lol:

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm

Mini99 wrote:Just been looking for his other listings... :lol:


First thing I did too haha!
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Wed May 16, 2018 9:52 pm

Snaketibe wrote:'Let's hope being an inexperienced seller doesn't make him an inexperienced packer... Hmmm, postage charges of £2.90. Do I smell six MOCs being shoved into a large Jiffy bag? :shock:'


Same thing happened to me last year, seller listed up 3 MOC's really cheap and when I asked for them to ship them in a box to avoid damage, they still turned up in a grey plastic mailer bag with zero bubble wrap or card..... yep, 2 of them got damaged.

When I complained the seller said it would have cost them more to put them in a box, just ask me for an extra £1 to pay for it for fucks sake, moron! lol.
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby sparkysx » Wed May 16, 2018 10:12 pm

subzero wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:'Let's hope being an inexperienced seller doesn't make him an inexperienced packer... Hmmm, postage charges of £2.90. Do I smell six MOCs being shoved into a large Jiffy bag? :shock:'


Same thing happened to me last year, seller listed up 3 MOC's really cheap and when I asked for them to ship them in a box to avoid damage, they still turned up in a grey plastic mailer bag with zero bubble wrap or card..... yep, 2 of them got damaged.

When I complained the seller said it would have cost them more to put them in a box, just ask me for an extra £1 to pay for it for fucks sake, moron! lol.



Did you take it further?

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby sparkysx » Wed May 16, 2018 10:13 pm

That's an insane bargain, I feel ill looking at that!

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 pm

I only saw the Leia Bespin at first and wondered what all the fuss was about... and then I saw the rest :shock:

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:I only saw the Leia Bespin at first and wondered what all the fuss was about... and then I saw the rest :shock:


Haha I did the same thing, first thing I thought was "hmm that's not worth a ton of money", then noticed the other pics and pooped a little bit!
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Thu May 17, 2018 7:38 am

sparkysx wrote:
subzero wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:'Let's hope being an inexperienced seller doesn't make him an inexperienced packer... Hmmm, postage charges of £2.90. Do I smell six MOCs being shoved into a large Jiffy bag? :shock:'


Same thing happened to me last year, seller listed up 3 MOC's really cheap and when I asked for them to ship them in a box to avoid damage, they still turned up in a grey plastic mailer bag with zero bubble wrap or card..... yep, 2 of them got damaged.

When I complained the seller said it would have cost them more to put them in a box, just ask me for an extra £1 to pay for it for fucks sake, moron! lol.



Did you take it further?


Yeah I got a partial refund, it was no longer a bargain because the damage destroyed the value, one of the bubbles badly lifted on the bottom left corner because the corner of the card got really curled up, another bubble got crushed and cracked. The partial refund still made it a worthwhile purchase luckily enough only due to the most expensive MOC not getting damaged, but the real shame is the other 2 MOC's are now permanently damaged forever due to a complete idiot who wanted to save £1 or £2 on postage. :evil:
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby Snaketibe » Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm

subzero wrote:
sparkysx wrote:
subzero wrote:
Same thing happened to me last year, seller listed up 3 MOC's really cheap and when I asked for them to ship them in a box to avoid damage, they still turned up in a grey plastic mailer bag with zero bubble wrap or card..... yep, 2 of them got damaged.

When I complained the seller said it would have cost them more to put them in a box, just ask me for an extra £1 to pay for it for fucks sake, moron! lol.



Did you take it further?


Yeah I got a partial refund, it was no longer a bargain because the damage destroyed the value, one of the bubbles badly lifted on the bottom left corner because the corner of the card got really curled up, another bubble got crushed and cracked. The partial refund still made it a worthwhile purchase luckily enough only due to the most expensive MOC not getting damaged, but the real shame is the other 2 MOC's are now permanently damaged forever due to a complete idiot who wanted to save £1 or £2 on postage. :evil:

That's a criminal shame :-(

Unless it's a loose figure / something which cannot easily be damaged, I'm afraid I simply don't trust sellers to pack things properly unless I've used them before, and so I always email the seller before bidding / buying to specifically ask how they will pack the item for posting, and then give them an example of what I want, e.g.

"Please can you advise how you will pack this item to ensure it cannot get damaged in transit? Will you for example send it well protected in bubble wrap, and that then placed inside a much larger, very sturdy double-walled cardboard box with good padding on all six sides of the item inside the packing box? Naturally I want this to arrive in the same condition shown in the auction photos and I have had some bad experiences in the past where sellers used feeble packing and the item arrived damaged, which leads to needless refunds and returns, etc."

If I don't like their response, I don't bid, but most of the time a swift reply arrives assuring me good packing will be used.

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Thu May 17, 2018 2:43 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
subzero wrote:
sparkysx wrote:

Did you take it further?


Yeah I got a partial refund, it was no longer a bargain because the damage destroyed the value, one of the bubbles badly lifted on the bottom left corner because the corner of the card got really curled up, another bubble got crushed and cracked. The partial refund still made it a worthwhile purchase luckily enough only due to the most expensive MOC not getting damaged, but the real shame is the other 2 MOC's are now permanently damaged forever due to a complete idiot who wanted to save £1 or £2 on postage. :evil:

That's a criminal shame :-(

Unless it's a loose figure / something which cannot easily be damaged, I'm afraid I simply don't trust sellers to pack things properly unless I've used them before, and so I always email the seller before bidding / buying to specifically ask how they will pack the item for posting, and then give them an example of what I want, e.g.

"Please can you advise how you will pack this item to ensure it cannot get damaged in transit? Will you for example send it well protected in bubble wrap, and that then placed inside a much larger, very sturdy double-walled cardboard box with good padding on all six sides of the item inside the packing box? Naturally I want this to arrive in the same condition shown in the auction photos and I have had some bad experiences in the past where sellers used feeble packing and the item arrived damaged, which leads to needless refunds and returns, etc."

If I don't like their response, I don't bid, but most of the time a swift reply arrives assuring me good packing will be used.


That's a good point about messaging to ask about the packaging before even bidding, iv'e never done that before only ever after iv'e already won, so I might start doing that. Iv'e bought 2 vintage items the past week, one was a sticker album and one a magazine both from different sellers, when I messaged to ask if they can put some rigid cardboard in the package to stop it from getting bent and creased I got no reply from either of them, and they both sent them out without any card in the envelope..... :?:

The problem I reckon is a lot of people just don't realise the importance of preserving rare vintage items, that and also probably ignorance in believing their postage method will be fine so they don't bother doing what we ask.
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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu May 17, 2018 2:52 pm

I bet if you said I’ll pay you extra for the protection they might change their tune

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Re: Patience Pays Off - The Ebay Good News Bargain Thread

Postby subzero » Thu May 17, 2018 4:17 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:I bet if you said I’ll pay you extra for the protection they might change their tune


:lol: :lol: That's fucking true right there, you'd get a response back in 30 seconds saying.. "yes sir of course sir certainly sir, anything else you want me to do for you sir? don't hesitate to ask"
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