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MNiceGuy: Looking for Input on eBay Purchase

MNiceGuyMNiceGuy Member Posts: 1
edited March 2013 in Buying & Selling Topics
Hello Everyone,

Today I received something I've wanted for a long time: a Mega Core Magnetizer. I picked it up on eBay from a seller that described the set as "complete" and in "good, played-with condition". As I'm sure many of you know this is a somewhat expensive set. I paid $88 which I know isn't going to get me a "mint" or "sealed" copy but I did expect something reasonably good.

The dismay started when I opened the package. Almost all the pieces came in a department store bag that had been tied in a knot. As I assembled the set I noticed that many of the smaller pieces have rather serious bite marks. I do keep a stock of spare bricks but I don't have enough to 'restore' this Mega Core.

I've restored sets in the past; my favorite being a Galactic Mediator from my childhood but I'm not so sure I should be restoring something after just getting it.

For the price should I just live with it or am I within reason to expect something more?


  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,761
    Well again, as noted on eBay there are guidelines for leaving negative feedback, or reporting a 'beef' with a seller.
    I would say good played with condition does not mean chew to death pieces.
    Id say contact the seller and report it and go from there
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    Was this the auction here..?

    The seller has over 1,500 feedback at 100% and I am certain that he doesn't want a negative... I would at least message the guy and say "Hey, you said played with, but you didn't say gnawed on" if he has any integrity at all, he/she will at least contact you and possibly offer you some money back...
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    When you contact him, I'd suggest including a couple of photos of damaged pieces. Just so that, from the start, it's completely clear what you mean by "not in good condition".
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