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Bumblepants: Input on Bricklink Transaction requested

BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,463
edited March 2014 in Buying & Selling Topics
Several days ago my #41999 Crawler was purchased from my Bricklink store. The buyer has 6 positive feedbacks and none negative. Account activated in October and the 6 transaction have been made in January and February of this year. They are listed in Kentucky and today I received Paypal payment from 'ToyPro B.V.' also in Kentucky. Quick google search shows that as being a Lego parts and sets dealer registered in the Netherlands. I am just a bit worried about shipping such a valuable set to such a low feedback/new buyer. Especially if they are a Lego reseller, surely they would have a Bricklink account with massive amounts of feedback? It seems like a red flag that I might get scammed out of the set via a dispute process or something. I was hoping maybe someone has had experience with a similar situation before or any advice how to protect myself as a seller. I intend to use tracking and signature confirmation and insurance. Is there anything else I might be missing? Thanks for any input.

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  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    edited February 2014
    @Bumblepants I got the same set purchased from me from the same account you are talking about. So I am in the same boat as you are...
    I ship all sets of that price with signature and insurance.

    Edit: I wish we could see in the feedback the order amount like in eBay...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,197
    Why not contact the compant and find out?

    http://www.toypro.com/en/page/2/about-toypro

    The BV means they are a private limited company in the Netherlands.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    @CCC, thanks, just did, I will post any response I receive.
    Bumblepants
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Kentucky and International Shipping rings a bell. Isn't Kentucky where the Global Shipping Program that eBay uses ships out of? I think they may be using that system to lower their international shipping costs and the timing sounds right since it is relatively new. You ship to Kentucky and then it switches over to the program?
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    @legogregors, these are bricklink transactions.
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 748
    It's usually easier and quicker to use a shipping company that deals with import charges at the point of departure rather than the point of arrival. This is possibly what this buyer has arranged, paying you to ship to another company that takes care of onward shipping and Dutch customs. It could be they've chosen to use the same company as eBay (it might be the only one authorised by the Dutch?) - either way you should be in the clear providing you get a signature from the destination you ship it to. The contract to get the item to the buyer then rests with their chosen provider.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,136
    Also just received an order from the same buyer on Bricklink for the same set and received payment this morning. As mentioned earlier, as long as you get a signature confirmation (I also get full insurance as well) you should be covered in case a charge back is filed.

    The last person I sold a 41999 crawler to filed a claim as soon as they received the set. Paypal found in my favor since I provided tracking information, photograph of the post office receipt, photo of the customs form and a signature pdf. Nowadays, it pays to be extra cautious.
    canon03
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    I emailed the paypal account owner (same email as on the Toy Pro website) and was told : "That is correct. I live in Louisville and have a business in The Netherlands."

    This is now at least 3 person that sold a #41999 to that user, if we all get a claim we can reference each other transaction to paypal but this look legit to me.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 477
    make that 4- I sold mine to the same person. Payment was received today.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 418
    Maaaaan...did I pick a bad time to try and get a 41999! Sheesh!
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    What's the average price this guy is paying for them?
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,136
    I had mine listed at $400.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 477
    399.99 here.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    thanks
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    $397 for me
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    My item arrived today to destination, got feedback from Buyer, no issues.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 477
    Same here.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,463
    Yeah same for me. Thanks for the imput everyone. Glad it went well all around.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    FYI, I don't normally breathe a sigh of relief until 90 days later, because that's usually the time window they have to bring up issues.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310

    Yeah same for me. Thanks for the imput everyone. Glad it went well all around.

    I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the thread title was corrected. Sorry to be picky but it's iNput. :-)

    LostInTranslation
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,490
    edited March 2014
    ^ LOL! I was sooooo close to posting something very similar this morning but refrained. @legoboy snarkily called me Miss Dictionary so I didn't!
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850

    @legoboy snarkily called me Miss Dictionary so I didn't!

    LOL!

    :ox
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685

    @legoboy snarkily called me Miss Dictionary

    In private mind. In light that you sharing my rather factual response to your initial snarky pm, suggests your cuts aren't so deep.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685
    Sorry.....you're.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,216
    Um...what? You were right the first time with "your"....unless you are being funny.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685
    edited March 2014
    "In light that you're sharing...."

    I do love you Chris. :-)
    margot
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    edited March 2014
    Pitfall69 said:

    Um...what? You were right the first time with "your"....unless you are being funny.

    Lol, I was rather confused there too!

    @Legoboy you'd better go practice you're grammer. ;oP
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,216
    ^ I just considered that a typo.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685
    edited March 2014
    ^ It was, but thought I'd better correct it. :-) My 6 minutes had run out.

    ^^ Very good. :-)
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