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Ebay seller warning
Scribe
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Member Since: July 04, 2008
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
Hi
This is a warning about a seller out of China who is selling model kits.
They go by the name of "zhiguo914" look them up.
Be warned they are sending out soft toys (bad ones at that) instead of model kits.

They are giving the decent sellers out of China a bad reputation.....

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jasegreene
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:49 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the heads up there.As the old saying goes,"sharing is caring" is true.
highway70
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Posted: Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 10:52 PM GMT+7
Just checked. They are no longer on EBAY.
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 02:22 AM GMT+7
They'll be back.
RLlockie
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 05:28 AM GMT+7
This particular trader was offering newly released kits at ridiculous (as in 15 for something that retails at more than three times that everywhere else) prices so the old adage that com s to mind is the one about things that appear to be too good to be true...

There is no such thing as a free lunch.
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 08:04 AM GMT+7
Hi

Yes two lengthy conversations with Ebay administration staff warning about this seller, finally convinced them he couldn't be genuine, brought me a refund and him kicked off Ebay. Pity I was looking forward to getting a Amusing Hobby Conqueror for 14.99 delivered

You should have, hopefully, got a refund to.

Alan
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Member Since: December 29, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:55 PM GMT+7
Yes I had the same issues but eventually got a refund from eBay who should have been aware of this fraudster by now. It was a bit cheap but perhaps I thought maybe this is a factory outlet in China or something similar, anyway I have Learnt my lesson.
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:20 AM GMT+7
Yeah I got hit by this also...I got the new Amusing Hobby kits based on the Conqueror for "really" cheap and it never showed up in the mail. I got a refund though and from what I heard about the kits, it was most likely for the best

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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 09:22 PM GMT+7
Not long after I put up the first part of this Topic Ebay actually suspended the seller & everyone who had bought off them & paid via Paypal should have been refunded.
To good to be true on price, certainly, but some of the decent traders from China still offer good deals, if you are prepared to take the chance on UK customs getting hold of the parcel & putting a charge on it.

Better still support our own traders in the UK.