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PostSubject: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:53 pm

I almost pressed the BIN...... Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:59 pm

Some sellers are doing that crazy shit lately trying to get around the FVF's. But didnt they start adding the shipping charge to it now also?
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:56 pm

i know its a lot of money but cant you start a claim thrue paypal about the shipping fees, and if he cant put of proof that the envelope cost that much to send he loose?

btw put up the ebay name on the watch out thread cause hes a scammer :pitch fork:
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:03 pm

I wouldnt label them as a scammer cause of the crazy shipping costs. They arent the only ones Ive seen with shipping like that before. Now if you get a seller who says they dont combine shipping and send everything in one box for an 1/8 of quoted cost for a single auction, yhea, I would say they are.
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:06 pm

chris.j:
people trying to rip other people off are scammers in my book,doesnt matter if they do it nice or ugly Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:39 pm

Yeah I saw the same thing with a action force vehicle half a year ago, the ship was 10$ and shipping was 300$. It's scammers and the thing probably isn't real. Wouldn't expect anything to show up in the mail 2 weeks later.

Actually that looks like the exact photo someone linked me a couple of weeks back.

Always check shipping, it's very easy to miss it. I don't even know how many argues I've been in over shippings, one time there was a guy selling star wars parts, he had 13 dollar per part to ship, I figured it's ok since I am buying several parts. Then he took those 13dollar times 4, which was how many parts I bought, so 52$ shipping, I was rather furious about it, and it took a while to convince the guy to do the correct shipping, the parts cost 1dollar each and I ended up buying some more from him in the end.
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:41 pm

@yeah-sus wrote:
chris.j:
people trying to rip other people off are scammers in my book,doesnt matter if they do it nice or ugly Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:13 am

Here is another one, not star wars but shipping over a thousand dollar. The pictures and video could easily been ripped off from some other site.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tucher-Walther-Live-Steam-German-Tin-Toys-Lehmann-Marx-/290408977452?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item439db9542c
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:38 am

Claes, to ship over seas it might be over 1k. I just checked it for here and its 65.47. Its a mini steam ship being sold from a mini toy company that deals with high end items and mostly imports. unsure
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:02 am

1000$+? how is it shipped then... 1st class seat with champaign and taxi to door?

If it's automatic calculation then I don't think it work very well.
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:31 am

It's a Bowspearer situation!!

Rawlin - The $1000 is actually, believe it or not, possbily legit. If the item is over a certain size it must go through a special carrier. There was a big topic on RS about this too over a toy fortress or something. I went to price a lightsaber weighing maybe 3lbs and it was like $200. Can't exceed a certain overall size , wieght doesn't matter.

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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:10 pm

Man that sucks. I have trouble getting it together though.

I bought a pretty large box filled with metal stands last year and it didn't cost even close to that sum.
Shipping is getting outrageous.
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:56 pm

Cost of shipping over here went up a couple months ago, again. But it all depends on the location, weigh and shipping method is what really determines it. Ive been looking at comics on ebay and some sellers charge $6-7 for shipping a single issue and another place charges $5 no matter what size order. One thats the highest is in Cali and the cheapest is 2 states away.
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PostSubject: Re: Innovative or Misleading Sales Technique?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:12 pm

20kilo would cost 270$ from here to USA, with insurance that cower that thing. How large can that thing be?

Edit: it's only 62cm long.
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