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PostSubject: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 3:00 pm

Hi guys. Just a funny story to tell. About always reading the Ebay description all the way through if you're gonna buy a loose figure.

I bought this Bib Fortuna figure a few months ago from a seller on Ebay. I had delt with him several times and was always happy and his figures were always top shelf. He was selling his dads old collection and this was out of the last batch he posted.

Here is the figure standing in my display below. Looks pretty good don't he? Take a good look. Now take a scroll below.

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When I opened the shipping box this is what I found. My reaction was "What the hell.!!" So before getting pissy I figured I should recheck the ended auction. Down in the description where I hadn't read to it said something like "Figure is broken." So I just put him together and put him on display. I have another coming this week to replace him. But I'll keep this guy around just for laughs.

So let that be a lesson to read all descriptions. :I am stupid:

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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 3:46 pm

It amazes me that someone would sell a figure in this manner despite the 'smallprint', some people have no shame.
I trust you didn't pay a small Fortuna for him ! Funny though mate, in a nice kind of way. You might want to think about sending him for AFA grading. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 3:53 pm

Nah I only paid something like $2.00 for him. Maybe I should send him in to AFA. I'll ask them to video their reaction to the figure. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 6:59 pm

At least he was complete. lol! Thats one reason why I quit buying figures from Ebay pretty much. The descriptions are never what the things are even if you do read the whole thing when they arrive.
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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 7:05 pm

This is a good cautionary tale. Glad it came with small expense.

eBay auctions are always ones you need to be the most diligent with. Sadly a lot of folks throw in little remarks to cover themselves. They hope someone throws up a bid w/out looking.

Just glue his torso back, he'll make a nice diorama fig for a Jabba display!

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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 7:09 pm

I could use him as Bib after the Sail Barge blew up. Very Happy

Or as a what if.. Bib got thrown to the Rancor?
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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 8:06 pm

@kisstour03 wrote:
I could use him as Bib after the Sail Barge blew up. Very Happy

Cmon noob LOL. Bib survived, had his brain put in one of the Bmorr Monk Spider things, got a body later...

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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 13, 2011 11:01 pm

@Darthberizing wrote:
@kisstour03 wrote:
I could use him as Bib after the Sail Barge blew up. Very Happy

Cmon noob LOL. Bib survived, had his brain put in one of the Bmorr Monk Spider things, got a body later...

I knew that. I'm making up my own story. Retconning so to speak. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 14, 2011 6:39 am

Crazy Bib story Paul lol!

'Bibs and pieces'

It would be funny if you could try and put him on a speeder bike... then press the explode button!

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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 14, 2011 7:27 am

Artoo_Detour wrote:
Crazy Bib story Paul lol!

'Bibs and pieces'

It would be funny if you could try and put him on a speeder bike... then press the explode button!

Ooooh. Another good idea. See he has uses after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 14, 2011 7:58 am

Also a nice ligthsaber wound.................

I smell a new thread...

"What Happened to Bib" - See the best backstory that led to his current state . Little fan fiction!

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PostSubject: Re: Always read the Ebay description all the way through   Always read the Ebay description all the way through I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 14, 2011 9:12 am

@kisstour03 wrote:
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Bib Fortuna was so upset after Jabba chastised him for letting Skywalker into his palace, that that night he fell apart with grief thinking he was going to be feed to the Sarlacc. lol!
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