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dockingbay97
10-05-2006, 08:57 AM
I am very sad I didn't get it but it excites me to see people getting great deals like this one:

Edit: Link removed

Congrats to the winner!

Jasper
10-05-2006, 09:01 AM
I feel sorry for the seller. What were they thinking putting a $15 BIN on that? 3 feedback, so I guess people were wary..

Kim_Zoll
10-05-2006, 09:13 AM
that werent the only one, 3 other ESB carded for the same price:

Edit: Link removed

AJ_van_Zelst
10-05-2006, 09:18 AM
The only thing is now you have posted the auction within a couple of hours after closing someone can contact the seller and offer a much higher price. There are enough people who do so and they also visit this forum.

So, perhaps next time it's better to wait a day or 2-3. So the deal will be done, and no 3rd party can cause trouble.

Some food for thought...

PS. But you are right, the winner is a lucky guy/girl.

-Alex

dockingbay97
10-05-2006, 09:24 AM
The seller doesn't have any more figures and to be honest as one of the winners, I am not worried about someone backdooring the auction wins. Maybe I have too much faith in humanity but I am happy with my $15 Rebel Commander.

Sowth
10-05-2006, 09:39 AM
Alex is right mate, I hope you get your figure (but I doubt you will) and I'll be stunned if the Boba gets sent to its winner. The seller has minimal feedback, they will likely take the negs, take the cash and run.

I'm shocked that you've been on RS since 2002 and never seen people warning others not to post auctions like these. There have been a bazillion threads on it.

Anyway I do sincerely hope the seller honours the deals, there are good people out there and they may be one of them. Would be good to hear if they do so let us know http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cheers,
Will

philraymond
10-05-2006, 09:48 AM
The only thing is now you have posted the auction within a couple of hours after closing someone can contact the seller and offer a much higher price. There are enough people who do so and they also visit this forum.

-Alex



I was thinking the exact same thing. I can't believe that this still happens after all the crap some people have gone through in the past.

Maybe we need to be refreshed on exactly how many idiots visit RS on a regular basis and would not hesitate to email the seller with a higher offer in a situation like this. Anyone remember the $100 12-backs a couple years ago? Someone posted it here, and there were so many people who emailed the seller with higher offers, he decided not to honor any of his auctions. I could easily see something similar happening here.
Just my $.02

Phil

dockingbay97
10-05-2006, 10:00 AM
OK burn me on a stake then.

I just get excited to see people get great deals on things.

Sowth
10-05-2006, 10:13 AM
OK burn me on a stake then.

I just get excited to see people get great deals on things.



Burn you on a stake? Mate I love seeing people get deals too , but because you posted the auction before the transactions are complete there most likely will be no deals. Everyone that posted essentially said "Congratulations, but be careful" Take it how you will.

Will

Tim_Z
10-05-2006, 10:29 AM
I just get excited to see people get great deals on things.



A lot of people do; it's just best to save the auction details for about a month or so, use the feedback to see if the items have been received and then post.

I know I would have won the Boba (I watched it for 3 minutes or so before it went) but just wasn't happy with the low feedback and the need for immediate payment. It might be genuine but there are a few factors which appear risky.

Hope you receive your figure.

Tim

Tim_Z
10-05-2006, 10:33 AM
The only thing is now you have posted the auction within a couple of hours after closing someone can contact the seller and offer a much higher price. There are enough people who do so and they also visit this forum.



Fair points Alex but that type of behaviour is about as low as it gets IMHO.

Obviously that doesn't mean it won't keep happening.

Lafos
10-05-2006, 10:33 AM
I know I would have won the Boba (I watched it for 3 minutes or so before it went) but just wasn't happy with the low feedback and the need for immediate payment. It might be genuine but there are a few factors which appear risky.



I think the risk of loosing 25 bucks is worth it ...

Tim_Z
10-05-2006, 10:39 AM
I know I would have won the Boba (I watched it for 3 minutes or so before it went) but just wasn't happy with the low feedback and the need for immediate payment. It might be genuine but there are a few factors which appear risky.



I think the risk of loosing 25 bucks is worth it ...



Really?! Would you like mine then ? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

BTW: The auction is for approx $40 shipped.

Sowth
10-05-2006, 10:41 AM
I know I would have won the Boba (I watched it for 3 minutes or so before it went) but just wasn't happy with the low feedback and the need for immediate payment. It might be genuine but there are a few factors which appear risky. Tim



I doubt that there are enough forehead-slaping, eye-rolling, open-mouthed emoticons in the world for this thread. I'm going to stop reading it now in case it's contagious.

W

Tim_Z
10-05-2006, 10:51 AM
I know I would have won the Boba (I watched it for 3 minutes or so before it went) but just wasn't happy with the low feedback and the need for immediate payment. It might be genuine but there are a few factors which appear risky. Tim



I doubt that there are enough forehead-slaping, eye-rolling, open-mouthed emoticons in the world for this thread. I'm going to stop reading it now in case it's contagious.

W



Looks like it's contagious then doesn't it...

"Alex is right mate, I hope you get your figure (but I doubt you will) and I'll be stunned if the Boba gets sent to its winner. The seller has minimal feedback, they will likely take the negs, take the cash and run."

and

"Mate I love seeing people get deals too , but because you posted the auction before the transactions are complete there most likely will be no deals."

Don't slap your head too hard! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Lafos
10-05-2006, 10:54 AM
BTW: The auction is for approx $40 shipped.


Not for the US based winners. Shippinq within the US is 3.59 $, regarding to the calculator. So only 18.59 bucks overall ...

Sowth
10-05-2006, 11:02 AM
Mate those two sentences are saying the exact same thing.

When I said the seller will 'take the neg, take the cash and run' I meant the cash that they will be offered to reneg on the auction by those unscrupulous people who have seen the auction as a direct result of this thread. Not the $15 paid by the people who hit the BINs lol. I think the auctions and seller are 100% legit.


And yes I know I said I wasn't reading this post anymore, but it's so hard to find a good farce these days I couldn't resist http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Will

AJ_van_Zelst
10-05-2006, 11:07 AM
BTW: The auction is for approx $40 shipped.


Not for the US based winners. Shippinq within the US is 3.59 $, regarding to the calculator. So only 18.59 bucks overall ...


Hmmm...shipping for $3.59. I hope it's not in a fancy envelope.

I do hope the winners get their stuff.

-Alex

philraymond
10-05-2006, 11:08 AM
Tim - I'm not sure what your logic is, but Alex is 100% correct. This has happened in the past on more than one occasion. It may have been before you became an RS member, but it is certainly a big deal for the auction winners. There were a lot of very angry people at the time because a bunch of scummers emailed the seller with higher offers. Maybe someone with some time on their hands can dig up the thread.

Phil

trijunkie
10-05-2006, 11:11 AM
I guess the moral here is 'Buyer Beware' and to keep any 'too good to be true' auctions to yourself until such time as the deal is completed.
Regards
Kevin

_Lee_
10-05-2006, 11:25 AM
Tim - I'm not sure what your logic is, but Alex is 100% correct. This has happened in the past on more than one occasion. It may have been before you became an RS member, but it is certainly a big deal for the auction winners. There were a lot of very angry people at the time because a bunch of scummers emailed the seller with higher offers. Maybe someone with some time on their hands can dig up the thread.

Phil



Here ya go Phil:

$100 12 backs (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB1&Number=106328&Forum=,,,,,,,,,,,f1,,,,,,,,,,,&Words=%24100%2012%20BACKS&Searchpage=11&Limit=25&Main=106328&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=&newertype=w&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post106328)

I remember this myself.IMO outing auctions such as this without giving it at least 3 days is wrong.

Lee

_Lee_
10-05-2006, 11:30 AM
For the people who dont see any wrong in outing auctions such as this,what if it had been you?Just say you noticed a MOC POTF Anakin for a buy it now of $50,would you like it if someone else came across it and then posted it elsewhere?

philraymond
10-05-2006, 11:31 AM
Nice job Lee. That's the thread; all 11 pages of it.

Tim_Z
10-05-2006, 11:37 AM
Tim - I'm not sure what your logic is, but Alex is 100% correct. This has happened in the past on more than one occasion. It may have been before you became an RS member, but it is certainly a big deal for the auction winners. There were a lot of very angry people at the time because a bunch of scummers emailed the seller with higher offers. Maybe someone with some time on their hands can dig up the thread.

Phil



My logic ?

I'm with Alex 100%. I wasn't being ironic. I am 100% against outing steals like this for all the reasons people have listed so far.

I was emphasising my feelings on those who go to the seller with higher bids after the auction has closed, i.e, strongly against such actions.

My final sentence suggested it will probably continue to happen though unbeknown to any of us.

_Lee_
10-05-2006, 11:40 AM
Nice job Lee. That's the thread; all 11 pages of it.



No worries http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gifNot that ive got any spare time http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gifIm expecting a suspension from Tommy for stealing his thunder http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

I didnt actually post in that thread,and at the time i was surprised Derek(Uncle Gundy)started it.He is a good guy,and i think he may have regretted posting it after it all kicked off.However,times have moved on since then and even though what happened then was bad,its ten times worse now http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Great line from John A though:

"You really should consider anger management, this hobby is far too stressful for you"

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

philraymond
10-05-2006, 11:47 AM
Ok Tim, I see. It sounded like you were in disagreement with Alex, but I guess not.

Phil

daxvader
10-05-2006, 11:47 AM
Just playing devil's advocate but, on the other side of the coin, what if the seller was selling a load of stuff to pay for stuff for his newborn son/daughter or a sick family member? Granted, they should have done some research but I would say that there are pros and cons on both sides of the argument.
I have been a victim of a similar auction outing and I missed out as a result so I know how depressing it is, especially when the excitement of a bargain turns to despair. I would never email a seller in such a situation. However, there are two sides...

Shane Turgeon
10-05-2006, 11:52 AM
I have removed the links in question on the off chance someone unscupulous hasn't seen them yet and so that the winners may actually get their deal.

While posting completed auction links isn't against the forum rules, we should be especially careful when it invloves smokin' deals like these. The $100 12 Back incident was a real eye-opener for a lot of people and i'd hate to see that sort of thing happen again.

ThorOakenfelder
10-05-2006, 01:36 PM
Holy SNIKEYS! I totally would've risked the $20 for that Boba, regardless of feedback.

Tim_Z
10-06-2006, 07:11 AM
I think the auctions and seller are 100% legit.




Hard to say. 3 feedbacks, immediate payment required on BINs and out of focus pictures.

Lesser concerns include clear bubbles and the colour behind the figures looked strong (very fresh)

Also the description was something like "unwanted birthday gift."

Put that altogether and I don't think the risk:reward is that great at all.

Also if these items were offered here on RS by a new member how many would call BS?

It's easy to say "I would have risked it..."

JohnA
10-06-2006, 09:25 AM
Hard to say. 3 feedbacks, immediate payment required on BINs and out of focus pictures.



The pictures are quite in focus and the seller took PayPal. Not much risk there. If nothing shows up you get your money back. Pretty simple.



Lesser concerns include clear bubbles and the colour behind the figures looked strong (very fresh)



Actually, the Tusken bubble was yellow around the edges, all of the cards showed obvious wear that would show if not taken care of by a collector, the bubbles looked correct, the inserts looked correct, and the seals looked firm. IMO the only risks would be of the product not showing up (get a PP refund) or showing up in a bubble envelope. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif There's also the possibility of stolen pics but once again get a refund from PP.



Also the description was something like "unwanted birthday gift."



It said *forgotten* Christmas present and as I've said before my mom forgot gifts from time to time. She'd forget or hide them and then not be able to find them for 6 months. LOL




Put that altogether and I don't think the risk:reward is that great at all.



A less than $25 risk, sent through PayPal, I'd say was worth it. Good luck to the winners.




Also if these items were offered here on RS by a new member how many would call BS?



It's different if you took the time to find a collecting site and offer them. Any schmo can stick stuff on eBay and zero research is needed. I got a ROTJ Fett for $30 a few years ago from a guy with (0) feedback. It happens.

John

Tim_Z
10-06-2006, 09:46 AM
Not out of focus eh ? I've sent better quality/ higher resolution pics to you which you've called out of focus http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Unwanted birthday gift/ forgotten Christmas present/ found in the attic etc. True it happens but it's very reasonable to be sceptical.

The Fett bubble looked crystal but like I said a lesser concern.

The risk would have been greater to me as a UK buyer - $40 and I guess that's more than I'm willing to risk for the numerous factors I've mentioned above.

JohnA
10-06-2006, 10:48 AM
This isn't clear?
http://i4.ebayimg.com/03/i/08/90/c3/ff_1.JPG
http://i7.ebayimg.com/03/i/08/8e/b5/9a_1.JPG
http://i5.ebayimg.com/04/i/08/96/b9/b2_1.JPG
http://i4.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/90/c6/a4_1.JPG

Same color backgrounds, same size pics, same kind of price stickers, just about the same conditions. Looks pretty consistent to me.

Let's not even compare these to those blurry HC pics you sent me. I couldn't even tell that was an arm. It looked like the kind of pics James used to take. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

John

Tim_Z
10-06-2006, 11:12 AM
This isn't clear?


Crystal! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif




Same color backgrounds, same size pics, same kind of price stickers, just about the same conditions. Looks pretty consistent to me.



Consistent of course yes but did I mention their consistency anywhere ?

I'm just wary of low feedback etc; maybe it's just me ?



Let's not even compare these to those blurry HC pics you sent me. I couldn't even tell that was an arm.



Blurry lol ? There were two arms! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Then again, you'd have to own them to know that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

dockingbay97
10-06-2006, 12:23 PM
I am going to try to chime in hoping not to get razed again.

The seller has told me to what amounts to is that she is cleaning out her Grandmother's attic. Hasn't anyone here not found old unused presents in their grandparents house? I have a coworker whose parents always bought emergency presents only to have them forgotten and unused until years later. It happens and I tend to believe her.

And that same cheap, yellow plastic chair is in all of her pictures so I believe she has the pieces in hand.

I really am sorry I started this drama. It was not even close to my intent. I was just happy in these days of $$$ vintage SW items to see people get great deals. I know I would have risked the $20 on that Fett in a heart beat.

And I don't know why I need to be or appreciate being called basically stupid because of it. It is unfortunate that this particular type of behavior is what drives too many people from this hobby. I am not novice collector. I don't post here every day but enough people know who I am. It is a matter of politeness which I think too many people have forgotten.

Leif_G
10-06-2006, 05:22 PM
I wouldn't worry about it dockingbay97, we all make errors in judgement. And I'm always glad to hear about the good fortunes of others so I'm glad you started the thread.

I took a few minutes to read through the other linked thread from back in 2003. I can't believe an RS member sent a message accidentally to one of the buyers (another RS member) instead of the seller, offering to pay more money for the item. That's completely unethical. Also, what a mistake to make. Actually, I shouldn't be too suprised, there are all kinds of people in the world.

starwarssteve
10-10-2006, 05:11 PM
Well I've been laying low to see what happens....but I won two of the four figures from this seller. They were the sandpeople and the snaggletooth...They arrived today just as described!! Infact the seller even refunded me the difference in shipping for combining the two together. I would have won all four of them if my typing skills weren't so darm slowwwwwwwww....The search and peck typing method certainly caused me to miss out on the other two both by a few seconds... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
~Steve

JohnA
10-10-2006, 08:21 PM
Good for you Steve! It's great to see good deals like this still show up. Right Tim? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

John

Tim_Z
10-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Good for you Steve! It's great to see good deals like this still show up. Right Tim? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

John



Couldn't agree more John! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Congratulations on your new additions Steve.

dockingbay97
10-18-2006, 05:38 PM
I am not for sure why this is in the Watch Out! section now. I got my figure fine.