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The current seller copies a legitimate looking auction except adds those random letters to (I'm assuming) bypass some sort of filter. Most people figure it's sketchy but it's an amount they are willing to risk. It's much easier than convincing one person to pay a couple thousand for a big set. The account is most likely hacked and you may receive a shipping notification but after the "Picked up by carrier" it will never move. File for your money back immediately before they can move it out of their current account.
I reported it to Ebay, they said I should file for my money back on March 17th and they are going to investigate.
The only thing I don't get about it is how does the seller have perfect feedback? Did the scammer hijack another account? Build up good feedback over time for a huge payday of a few $12 scam sales? I'm sure there is a logical explanation of how it happened just curious. I think I saw something like this on an iphone before, but first time seeing it with Lego. He sure picked a good somewhat random set and listing to try it with.
If anything ever looks too good to be true check the sellers other listings, message the seller, and look for irregularities. Usually they seller 1. Will not have other listings (or they will all be of the same scam nature) 2. Will not respond or be able to give descriptive about the item and 3. The listing will be littered with out of place errors (like you guys mentioned the international shipping, the fact that shipping the product alone would cost more than their selling price, having a picture of one item with multiple quantities listed for sale under buy it now or have a stock photo). Hope this helps.
There seems to be a grammar loophole on eBay UK that is allowing these fakes to use the word Lego in their title as the film is called 'the Lego batman movie.'
Basically, they are allowed to use the word Lego as they are copies of that movie rather than copies of the brand.
Custom Lego = x
Custom of the Lego movie = listing allowed
The fakes i reported are all still on there. I hate these fakes and I hate it even more when sellers are deliberately misleading buyers.
I've seen a few fakes selling at a high price - around the same as real Lego. People are still bidding on a Poison Ivy, which remains despite me reporting.
Buy it = PayPal claim. Life is too short for those types of silly things.
Generally, they try to withdraw the money and scram or they use it as a type of "quick loan". I'm proud to say that as someone who lives with integrity, I don't know all the ins and outs of it or why they even do it in the first place. It's just plain stupid to me why someone would try to take advantage of another... but such is life :)
Also, apparently Scarif was renamed after the devastating events there in Rogue One.
It frustrates me as inevitably these will get passed on, as time goes by, by unwitting parents selling their kids 'Lego.'
ebay is a minefield.
Also, bonus points for starting the listings, while the genuine one is still active?
$7.00 for a random figure that may not have all the correct parts. If I wanted to gamble on odds this bad I would find a sketchy, illegal casino in the back room of a gas station.
If he hadn't posted yet, request to cancel.
I can't even believe someone paid this when you can order them from China at half the price. And you can but a real used set for a few hundred dollars more.
Hand delivery by the Queen of England??
I haven't exactly been browsing eBay lately but I am pretty sure at least some of these figures are fake.
I must have missed the Watchman sets.
I'm sure he means this:
And that little bugger can do some damage. (Although he has a similar 'lack of tongue' issue like the kid from the back of Lego instruction booklets.)
"provide much needed support to various charities that I donate to."
or maybe this one ?
it's from supernatural, if you wonder.
So, let's say I order this, it will be a clone, correct?
Can't wait for Gordon's appearance in The Walking Dead.
My greed got the better of me and I bought it. The price is way too low and free shipping to boot? Yea, no idea what my brain was doing. And if you haven't noticed, the brand name under item specifics is "AAALEGO"...what the heck is AAALEGO!?
Anyway, the seller is way too efficient...a box was shipped to me 30 minutes after receiving my requests for refund.
Not sure what I can do at this point apart from waiting it out, will keep you all posted on what kind of 'Lego' I will get!
Yea...I didn't....I know that I am paying to the seller's paypal account though. Regardless, gonna try for a refund through Ebay money back guarantee.
A good lesson, now I know my control of impulse buying is much weaker than I would like it to be.
I opened a case after I ordered the wife a "you are here" Las Vegas Starbucks mug (she had one from a visit to Vegas and chipped it in the sink - we have no plans to go back in the near future for a replacement). As the mugs are made in China, and the price being around RRP, I thought that it was possibly a "factory shop" job, but when it has arrived it is obviously counterfeit (the physical "blank" mug looks identical), but the print density, a few design errors and the fact that the "print" is from a bonded transfer rather than printed on.
I left negative feedback and raised a case with ebay. All they have done is ask me to discuss with the seller, who has offered me money back in exchange for replacing my bad feedback with good feedback. Not good enough - I want them to stop selling snides on ebay.