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S_W_R_N_
01-28-2005, 08:08 AM
There is a guy on ebay that began selling attakus vader statues (the first one) for $999. Wierd thing is that he has like 7 of them and has already sold 4. He states that you only need to send a down payment of $100 and then the statue will arrive in about 30 days.
What strikes me strange about all of this is the large quantity that he was selling since these have been sold out so long and also the fact that he has sold 4 within 1 1/2 days. I have seen these sit on ebay for quite some time at this price.
Sorry if this is a broing post but I just thouhgt it was a little suspicious. I am going to keep an eye on it and just see how his feedback goes.

Forhekset
01-28-2005, 08:54 AM
What's his eBay id?

I've seen some auctions for the Vader II where the seller wants a $50 down payment, then he'll ship within 30 days. Thinking it's the same guy you're talking about.

Same guy also has a bunch of the Yoda statues.

Drizzit
01-28-2005, 09:15 AM
I remember something like this about a year ago. If I remember correctly no one ever got the statue and lost the deposit due to the fact that the item never showed up from the seller. I think a lot of people payed via Paypal through a personal account not credit card and were screwed out of the money. Sounds fishy to me.

Forhekset
01-28-2005, 09:27 AM
Yeah, I personally want nothing to do with "preorders" on eBay, and that's basically what this guy's auctions are.

_DJ_
01-28-2005, 10:23 AM
Proceed with caution!!!

Something just strikes me as wrong, with all of this.

Where's this guy come up with so many of an item that has been sold out forever it seems. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Not saying it isn't legit, just that it seems odd to me.

Forhekset
01-28-2005, 11:54 AM
Proceed with caution!!!

Something just strikes me as wrong, with all of this.

Where's this guy come up with so many of an item that has been sold out forever it seems. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Not saying it isn't legit, just that it seems odd to me.


Maybe it was one of those rare "warehouse finds". Like he stumbled across a bunch of them in a dusty old building and bought 'em wholesale, and now he's passing the savings onto us. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

_DJ_
01-28-2005, 12:02 PM
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Maybe it was one of those rare "warehouse finds". Like he stumbled across a bunch of them in a dusty old building and bought 'em wholesale...

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Dang, guess I should start checking out old warehouses... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jimbo
01-28-2005, 12:09 PM
S_W_R_N,

Ever hear the saying "If it sounds to good to be true"?

As much as I want this piece... I'd never go for this.

GreedosCorpse
01-28-2005, 12:23 PM
If your talking about JSAUCTIONSERVICE I have purchased from him before and he is also a member on the SS freaks board. He is honest and if he says he will be getting these statues, he will get the statues.

S_W_R_N_
01-28-2005, 12:37 PM
I am not saying that the seller is trying to cheat people, I just thought I would bring this up and see what others thought. I still think that this whole auction just seems crazy. The Vader I has been sold out for about 3 years now and it doesnt even show up on ebay that frequently. For someone to come on with 8 of them is out of the ordinary.
I already own the Vader I so it's of no concern to me either way. I learned my lesson once with ebay preorders and will never do that again.
It's gotta be in-stock or I ain't bidding.:)

Forhekset
01-28-2005, 12:43 PM
I'm not saying the seller is a thief either. It's just odd. Doesn't matter to me one way or the other because I don't bid on preorders out of principle.

_DJ_
01-28-2005, 12:43 PM
I'm not saying the seller is a thief either. It's just odd. Doesn't matter to me one way or the other because I don't bid on preorders out of principle.



Same here!

Just seems odd is all. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

GreedosCorpse
01-28-2005, 12:56 PM
I talked to a retailer who sells attakus products and was told attakus mainly serves Europe and sets aside a amount to seel in the US so when Attakus says an Item is sold out that means all there pieces are gone, but you still have this small amount they set aside for the US market which someone just got there hands on.

Forhekset
01-28-2005, 01:11 PM
I guess Attakus holds quite a few in reserve, because most US dealers are sold out as well. ESPECIALLY on stuff like the Vader I.

Either that, or they're jacking the prices up to eBay levels, so they may as well be sold out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Cmdr_Vigilant
01-28-2005, 06:03 PM
I am actually getting quite a few ATTAKUS pieces like Vader II and Yoda II as well as Chewie, Clone, and a few more. Near retail pricing too.

ultramailprod
02-01-2005, 07:32 AM
i think nobody can re order the attakus darth vader 1 statue,it's totally sold out long long time ago...if that guy can re order this item again,it's really a good news for all darth vader fans!!!

Cmdr_Vigilant
02-01-2005, 07:04 PM
There is actually one hookup that I know of that *might* be able to get as few Darth Vader 1s. I know when I get the word, they will be on my store.

ultramailprod
02-02-2005, 11:15 AM
the attakus darth vader 2 was also sold out a long long time ago...i think both versions are very very hard to find now....

Cmdr_Vigilant
02-02-2005, 05:23 PM
I know I am not supposed to do this, but I have like 4 or 5 of these.

Obi_Wanna_Cracker
02-02-2005, 05:43 PM
PM sent

jedi_council
02-02-2005, 07:36 PM
PM sent

Cmdr_Vigilant
02-02-2005, 07:40 PM
As of this moment, 2 left for sure. Gotta see if I have more.