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dj121
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PostSubject: What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout   What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout I_icon_minitimeMon May 13, 2013 11:26 pm

Hello guys!

Well, I won this a few days ago from the bay. I know the seller disclosed it had a cracked bubble, and a crease. I'll start by posting a link to the actual listing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-Kenner-Star-Wars-ROTJ-BIKER-SCOUT-Carded-Figure-/321112964437?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=R8spIpQuGHbNXtxvNuPzrGWpYkY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

The pics look like there is exactly that. a CRACK in the bubble on the left side.

Well, the figure comes in, and this is what I get. The bubble is missing the lower section. The crack extends to half way across the top, and the bottom. I can basically remove the figure. The crease seems much larger than the seller described. The tape is now loose, in the bubble and the weapon is floating around. There are some good things. It is a Lili Ledy figure, with correct weapon. It ended at less than most loose Ledy figures sell for.

The figure came in on Saturday. I messaged the seller, but as of right now, I have not heard back. They claim to have a 14 day return policy. I don't think it would make the return trip without further damage.

I'm tempted to keep it, and find a restore bubble to just PLACE OVER the original. I would never glue it down or re seal it. I don't generally approve of repro items at all, but a simple bubble to cover a broken original doesn't seem like it would cause any harm.

What are the thoughts of the members here? Should I send it back, ask for a partial refund, or just suck it up seeing how it is an offer less Ledy figure? Does removing the loose strip of tape cause any problems?? I have posted a similar thread over on RS for input there as well. I'm pretty torn over what to do with this one, so I turn to my collecting community friends for some advice!

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PostSubject: Re: What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout   What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 12:50 am

We've had a chat about it already Smile

I think it's a great price due to the lettered dark blaster but as a MOC it's really beyond saving. A shame it was damaged more in transit.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout   What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 3:28 am

personally I would keep it it appears AJ knows about this already so I wont comment on what to do as I would have just sujested contating the seller things get damaged sometimes with the post office and the seller may have not been aware
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PostSubject: Re: What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout   What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 1:13 pm

Keep it at is and if u ever wanna sell it mark it as a mint LL scout
If the seller is fair u can try for a partial refund ,but i hadnt send it back
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PostSubject: Re: What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout   What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 4:50 pm

Looks like the seller also forgot to mention the other LL he had in the title.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-Kenner-Star-Wars-ROTJ-DARTH-VADER-77-back-Carded-Figure-/321112969604?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item4ac3d31184

That went from a great price as well.
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PostSubject: Re: What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout   What to do with a cracked bubble Biker Scout I_icon_minitimeTue May 14, 2013 5:16 pm

@aussiejames wrote:
We've had a chat about it already Smile

I think it's a great price due to the lettered dark blaster but as a MOC it's really beyond saving. A shame it was damaged more in transit.

lol! that we did sir. That we did!

The seller contacted me, and offered a 10.00 refund. So considering the figure, I think that is a pretty fair deal. I'll see if I can find a bubble that might fit over what is there, and if not, I don't feel so bad about a 25.00 Ledy Scout coming off a card. It will be sad, but like AJ said it is pretty far gone.
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