Unopened, you say?

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Unopened, you say?

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Well, clearly I must be an idiot, because when I saw this listing...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Vi ... 4196253203

... my very first thought was, wow that's an obvious (and not particularly well done) reseal. However clearly I am wrong, because the seller describes the item thus:

"Star Wars Vintage Action Figure - Bespin Security Guard - Unopened & Unpunched
Unopened vintage 1982 The Empire Strikes Back Action Figure, from the Collect all 30 Set.
The Action Figure is in its original packaging, unopened.
Please view all images for close-up shots of what you will receive. We are happy to answer any questions you have.
The clear packaging is not perfect, as displayed in image 3. There is a price label on the top left corner, as displayed in image 4.
We will supply this action figure bubble-wrapped for protection in transit.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
"

It's funny, because both my eyes and my brain were screaming 'incredibly obvious reseal', but the listing informs me that it is in fact 'unopened'... so 'unopened' in fact, that it mentions this several times.

So I hope that settles it.

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Should just send the seller a message calling them out, see what reply you get.
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C’mon give the guy a break. He says it’s not perfect... there’s a price sticker in the top left corner :lol:

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They've updated the listing description, saying it looks like a partial reseal.

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Did someone message him? Partial reseal, never! :lol:
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Definitely unopened and unpunched🤥🤥🤥
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stu70 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:54 pm
They've updated the listing description, saying it looks like a partial reseal.
Thanks for the heads up.

Yes, as of 00:46 on 22/02/20 the following text has now been added to the listing:


"On 21-Feb-20 at 11:58:27 GMT, seller added the following information:
There is a crack on the top left side of the clear packaging, and there is some sellotape holding a crack on the left side.

On 21-Feb-20 at 15:20:29 GMT, seller added the following information:
It is possible that the action figure was opened on the left side, and resealed, as seen in Image 6, but the right side looks to have the original adhesive, as seen in Imag 5
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It is possible that the action figure was opened? POSSIBLE???!... Yes, and it's possible that night follows day.

Idiot.

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Sent him a message a couple of days ago - this is the reply I got:

Hello and thank you for your message.

We received these as part of a collection of around 100 figures, and on original appraisal it looked to be unopened.

We have reviewed this and updated new images and the description, but Ebay unfortunately does not allow us to change the title.

There is a current bidder who we will contact in the event of them winning to explain the exact condition with this new information.

I appreciate your advice.

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Cazza wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:24 am
Sent him a message a couple of days ago - this is the reply I got:

Hello and thank you for your message.

We received these as part of a collection of around 100 figures, and on original appraisal it looked to be unopened.

We have reviewed this and updated new images and the description, but Ebay unfortunately does not allow us to change the title.

There is a current bidder who we will contact in the event of them winning to explain the exact condition with this new information.

I appreciate your advice.

Cheers,

Ben - Jedi-Robe
Interesting. Thanks for the info.

It's not the fact they they got the initial listing wrong so much (amusing and completely inaccurate though it was), it's the fact that when their error is pointed out, they're still not fully acknowledging it. There is zero doubt that this is 100% a reseal. That's fair enough; reseals are a perfectly legitimate part of the hobby, unlike recards. However, to update the listing and still try to imply it might be unopened by only claiming that it might 'possibly' be a reseal is a very poor show. They should have held their hand up and simply admitted they made an error. I'd have a lot more respect for them then.

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