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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
@Studley_Dudley, I received the first book I've ever ordered from across the pond this week. It was packed the same way. It was plastered with stamps and was packed so light as if they just left it in a corner mail box.
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
@HeinzDad normally I don't have an issue with it. I tried a different seller this time so shame on me for not checking first. Thankfully 30th Century Comics is opening up for mail order in a day or two so that helps me out immensely.
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
What am I looking at here? The discription has no mention of the odd visual.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eternals-1-Origin-1st-app-Eternals-MARVEL-Comics/233604729274?hash=item3663ed49ba:g:V2AAAOSwsi5e0vCg
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
guess watching the trimming debate I cant say I saw the images of the book that was offered before purchase, but if the seller gave nice sharp clear scans, then I think holding him responsible is a double standard actually , provided he in good faith was unaware of the trimming.
The argument seems to be as a seller he should know and be aware if he has books that are trimmed, but a buyer would somehow be exempt from practicing necessary prudence and checking the scans for such as well?
I seldom buy raw books except from the forum here, or MCS ...but if I were to go for anything very expensive, I would ask for high fidelity scans of the book which I could compare with other copies and check for color touch, trimming, and so forth.
I think if you are buying comics that are not graded nor slabbed, you bear the burden equally to your seller to verify and examine said book and make sure it isn't altered...trimming can be spotted easily provided its the entire book...
Again I did not see the scans nor description myself, so tough to say here but still...
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
Don't you just love it when an eBay seller lists those big words like 9.6?? So I just bought a 5 issue lot of Alpha Flight #1 (1983) listed as 9.6 for $41, good deal, right? NOT! All 5 issues had stress marks on spine & IMO would grade them around a 9.0/9.2. So...REFUND!!!

Another eBay seller just last week sent me a whole box of goodies in NM...& they were, until he shipped them in a box that was too tight fitting and no room for proper packing materials, so...all had dented corners! So sad because I wanted these so bad, the price was right and they were perfection before improper shipping. Again...REFUND!!!

And then a couple of days ago another eBay seller sent me 5 comics listed as NM for $30, but had way too many imperfections to even name! So again, REFUND!!!

This seems to be the month for me to return everything to eBay sellers. I have one more eBay package in transit, fingers crossed here!

My advise...ONLY buy from an eBay seller if clear front and back picture of comic are provided. Sadly, even then that can be deceptive as some doctor up the images. View positive feedback as well, but then again, doesn't always mean anything. The thing about negative feedback is that the Seller & Buyer do not want any, so... even if the buyer has a bad experience, as long as the seller refunds/accepts returns you most likely will not see a negative comment posted. I think some of these sellers thrive on some buyers sucking it up and just accepting the crap that they send out, hence leaving positive feedback just to keep the peace.

Some of the WORST eBay experiences I have had are those with 100% positive feedback!! So, YEAH!
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
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Don't you just love it when an eBay seller lists those big words like 9.6??

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I think some of these sellers thrive on some buyers sucking it up and just accepting the crap that they send out, hence leaving positive feedback just to keep the peace.


I totally agree with this. Most of us want to avoid conflict so we will leave positive or no feedback if we get the refund we are requesting. The best defense I have found is to use their big words in an Advanced Search for Sold Items. Not just the listing you are interested in, but check 3 or 4 of their more suspect listings. Sometimes you will find that the same exact listing has been sold two, three or four times and returned to them each time with no negative feedback.
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
The ONLY way around this is if eBay had a policy that the seller immediately (WAS REQUIRED) posted a POSITIVE response when the Buyer paid for item...then, if the Seller had issues after the fact they would feel comfortable leaving neutral/negative responses without backlash/fear of negative responses on the part of the seller.

The way it works now is that it is close to blackmail, YOU either leave positive feedaback for me or I will leave NEGATIVE for you!
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Collector brysb private msg quote post Address this user
Most of the time I find that as the buyer I normally make the 1st comment (positive or otherwise) & then the seller comments afterwords...this should NOT be common practice IMO! Is it any wonder that some sellers have such a high rating when they actually SUCK!??
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
I don't leave feedback for buyers until it has been left for me. It's not like I'm holding the feedback hostage, but if I receive feedback then I consider it a successful conclusion to the transaction. As a buyer, I leave feedback pretty much instantaneously and utilize the star ratings as well. I've only left one negative for a seller since I've used ebay. I left negative feedback for non paying bidders on ebay way back in the day when that was still a thing.
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Collector Darkseid_of_town private msg quote post Address this user
Honestly once a buyer pays for an item, their obligation is met, and there is precisely no reason not to leave a feedback for them at that point, based on the current ebay model at least.
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Collector xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
As a seller, I've been waiting until the item is delivered to leave feedback. I feel like I had a reason when I started doing it but it escapes me now.

As a buyer I leave feedback after I open the item and see that it looks right.
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COLLECTOR Studley_Dudley private msg quote post Address this user
My store subscription just renewed, but I really don't have a desire to keep doing it. It's a hobby for me, and not a primary or even secondary source of income for me. I just do it to help get a little extra hobby money, but I find between the prep work of grading, scanning, listing to the sale end of packing things up and going to the post office, it isn't worth that much to me. Maybe keep some slabs on there but take the four long boxes to the LCS to see if I can get some trade value.
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
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I don't leave feedback for buyers until it has been left for me. It's not like I'm holding the feedback hostage, but if I receive feedback then I consider it a successful conclusion to the transaction.


I'm with you. I want the buyer to signal that the transaction has concluded successfully before I surrender my one source of leverage. I haven't had much problem but there are all kinds of shenanigans that a scammer could pull after paying. Many dealers have told me that buyers have returned items to them that were not the books they shipped.
On the other hand, after 30 days I will leave positive feedback even if the buyer did not. And that sometimes prompts them to leave feedback.
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Collector flanders private msg quote post Address this user
Are all collectibles being inflated at this time due to the $600/week extra unemployment and stimulus payment or are ones like this going for a high price for some other reason?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-MARVEL-STAR-WARS-42-1ST-APPEARANCE-BOBA-FETT-CGC-9-8-WHITE-BOX5/164201862735
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
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Are all collectibles being inflated at this time due to the $600/week extra unemployment and stimulus payment or are ones like this going for a high price for some other reason?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-MARVEL-STAR-WARS-42-1ST-APPEARANCE-BOBA-FETT-CGC-9-8-WHITE-BOX5/164201862735


Yes and yes. It's actually not the first copy to go over $800 recently.

Does one of the CBCS copies on Ebay belong to you? If so, I think I would raise the ask price quickly.
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Collector flanders private msg quote post Address this user
@EbaySeller I had mine up there but I figured I'd send it off to MCS with some other stuff. I like the idea of paying 8-10% commission instead of the 13% between paypal and ebay and not having to pay for shipping supplies.
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