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 Post subject: Re: Guide To Buying Your Replica Props Safely On-Line
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:09 pm 
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Talk about online scams on ebay. Unreal.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/STAR-WARS-DARTH-V ... 5192749cf0


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 Post subject: Re: Guide To Buying Your Replica Props Safely On-Line
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:18 am 
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lol that's even worse that this scam! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... AQ:US:1123 ...... This isn't worth $15 never mind $189 lol , but 2 grand for that really is 'biting the biscuit'!!


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 Post subject: Re: Guide To Buying Your Replica Props Safely On-Line
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 1:01 am 
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Fatherless One wrote:
for example I think you may have only 45 days after purchase to lodge a complaint with Paypal.


As one who has been cheated out of hundreds by more than one vendor, this comes from experience:

You have within 30 days ONLY for domestic orders, if you want a money refund

You have within 45 days ONLY for international orders, if you want a money refund

If you exceed these, you MAY be able to get an electronic coupon that may or may not be the full amount you had paid.

So when the guy says, "Hey mate, I'm sorry, the Post Office had a strike, I'll get this out ASAP, hey mate, it got returned, I got the shipping address wrong, I'll send it ASAP" it is up to you to REPORT IT REGARDLESS.


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 Post subject: Re: Guide To Buying Your Replica Props Safely On-Line
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 5:37 pm 
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Interesting, I've seen that kind of helmet before. It seems certain people in the UK got some of those castings with the claim they were either originals or cast directly from original. But they are almost complete resculpts since there is nothing really to link them to any kind of authentic casting.


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 Post subject: Re: Guide To Buying Your Replica Props Safely On-Line
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:12 pm 
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CSMacLaren wrote:
Fatherless One wrote:
for example I think you may have only 45 days after purchase to lodge a complaint with Paypal.


As one who has been cheated out of hundreds by more than one vendor, this comes from experience:

You have within 30 days ONLY for domestic orders, if you want a money refund

You have within 45 days ONLY for international orders, if you want a money refund

If you exceed these, you MAY be able to get an electronic coupon that may or may not be the full amount you had paid.

So when the guy says, "Hey mate, I'm sorry, the Post Office had a strike, I'll get this out ASAP, hey mate, it got returned, I got the shipping address wrong, I'll send it ASAP" it is up to you to REPORT IT REGARDLESS.


I do quite a bit of buying and selling of used camera gear (lenses and camera bodies) online with so many people I'm entirely unfamiliar with. I've been burned a couple of times, but have always ended getting my money back despite the big bad evil seller.

It's been nearly 6 years since Mac made this post, but if you make a transaction for a item via PayPal, whether or not it was purchased on Ebay, do NOT gift the money to avoid the "3% transaction fees". Send it as a transaction payment.

The majority of the time, the seller simply wants 100% of the transaction to go into their wallet, which is why they wish to avoid the transaction fee and ask for the money to paid as a gift.

To make sure the seller gets 100% of their asking price, you can offer to pay the 3% PayPal fees. I'd rather pay the extra bit of money to be secured with the PayPal buyer protection plan.

You will have up to 180 days to file a dispute with the seller/buyer if you do not receive your item, or your item is damaged upon being received.


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That said, if you don't receive your item within two or three weeks, it would be best to file a dispute. There really shouldn't be a reason you don't receive your item in a fairly expedited manner - meaning less than a month.


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 Post subject: Re: Guide To Buying Your Replica Props Safely On-Line
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 10:23 am 
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Instead of paying as gift, pay it as product purchase and simply use a paypal fee calculator:

http://www.gregledet.net/ppfcm.html
http://ppfeecalc.com/
http://www.rememberingrolbe.com/paypal.htm
http://feecalculatorpaypal.weebly.com/
http://thefeecalculator.com/
https://salecalc.com/paypal
https://www.shopify.com/tools/paypal-fee-calculator

Seems Paypal recently extended the limit till when you can get your money back to 180 days:

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/payp ... d-security

"Purchase Protection covers all eligible purchases where PayPal is used, as well as payments made through our website. To take advantage of Purchase Protection, we require, among other things, that accounts to be kept in good standing and ask that a dispute be filed within 180 days of your purchase or payment."

Anyway I cannot send Paypal payments as gift, because where I live that is not allowed by Paypal, I simply do not have that option available when making a transaction.


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