I would like to think, even though the guy is a C%#T that what he is selling now is legit. He has never been great for replies, so no need to worry there. He's always been a big dealer on the toy front, although tin robots is his forte.. and hopefully he has become good after his Palitoy home jobbies..Snaketibe wrote:I think I've just found the answer to a question I was about to ask! I didn't realise the infamous Toy Toni was also known as 'marsking' on eBay. I was going to ask the forum if anyone knew if he was a legit seller (guess I don't need to do that now!), as I am after a couple of original Luke Bespin yellow sabres, and noticed he had a surprising number for sale on eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252683646041? ... EBIDX%3AIT). But it's not just the 7 he currently has listed, it's also the 15 previous sales of the exact same thing he has on his eBay feedback over just the first 3 pages of his feedback. Now to be fair, all previous sales are apparently from satisfied customers, however having a couple of yellow Bespin sabres for sale doesn't raise any eyebrows, but producing at least 22 of them (and all apparently the V1 version too) for sale in a relatively short space of time begins to smell a bit fishy, IMHO. Now of course, I suppose all 22 sabres could be genuine vintage V1 sabres, and the seller might be completely legit these days... or the sabres might be good quality knock-offs. Fortunately, I've never actually bought anything from him before. I have been tempted, but was always put off by the suspicious number of sabres he had for sale at any one time.
Before I thought to search for 'marsking' here on the 'Sellers to avoid' thread, I did email him via eBay politely enquiring as to how he satisfied himself that the sabres were genuine (I didn't want to be rude and ask directly if they were repros, even though that's clearly what I'm thinking!), given the rather surprising number he appears to have sold, but so far I haven't had a response. Funny that!
Am I being overly suspicious about this, or does a leopard not change its spots?
If required, I could buy one... and if it turns out to be fake I can happily return to him in person with a huge right fist.. he lives 5 mins from me !