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Offline ColdRuru

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Need Advices / Ebay China
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:03:54 PM »
Hi!
I'm looking to buy some Guardian of Harmony figures, problem is they are not easy to found in my country so I've looked after on ebay.
They are plenty of them of ebay, but mostly from China, with no pictures of the actual product and only stock pics. Those sellers ships for free and have global great feedback, but a few says to beware fake (not on pony products)...
So I'm a bit stressed at the idea of ordering, I would not like to have bad fakes when they arrives... so did you ever ordered from them? Are they real products or not?
Or did you have any advice on where to bough Guardian of Harmony online with worldwide shipping?
Thanks for your help!
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 08:39:23 PM »
No one can help? Thanks.
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 10:57:44 PM »
I haven't ordered these particular items, but I'd be suspicious of any seller who relies solely upon stock photos. I'd wait for a seller that has actual photos of what they're selling. That's my take.

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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 09:51:38 AM »
Well that's right, that's what I normally do.
Problem is: for some product, there's a "real" picture of the pony, but all the china vendors have the same...
And for some other, theirs only stock pictures and nothing else.

I cannot find the sets I need in another place than China as well :shocked:

I'm not in a hurry to buy, I've got other stuff to pay before, but it bothers me :cry:
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 11:01:37 AM »
Generally speaking most Chinese sellers have bootlegs or kind of grey area products (be it rejected merchandise, defective, stolen, etc.)
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 11:16:37 AM »
Yep that's how I feel front of it. But how did they have so much positives? Did so much peoples not seen they got a fake or defective toy??
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 11:42:42 AM »
Most people don't care or can't tell.

I'm going to guess they are NOT terrible quality fakes and more on the lines of rejected merch.
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 02:17:27 PM »
They are probably ponies who were snuck out of the factory.  It's also possible they were rejected for quality control issues and fished out of the trash.

Another possiblity is that they're from an older set that is out of production and they're selling off some extras they found.  I've seen that with many older sets on Taobao (for example people still selling a couple glitter-filled-wings G4s or Princess Gold Lily). 

If they're cheap enough, you could order one and assess its quality when it arrives.

I really don't think they'll be total bootlegs;  I comb through fakies on the Chinese auction sites and I haven't seen any Guardians of Harmony figures bootlegged to date.  (If it were, say, Queen Novo or Princess Celestia or Nightmare Moon then it would be a very real risk.)  In my experience Chinese sellers will be quick to refund you if you are unhappy, so it's not too risky.

Edit:  Ask the seller ahead of time if they come with any packaging or accessories, though.  Because often they will just send the toy.
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 03:15:41 PM »
Thanks LadyMoondancer!
Well, the prices seems to be normal for the set - I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be cheaper than in store.
Maybe I can PM the vendor to ask picture of the actual product they sent? I've looking in the feedback, the buyers who have ordered the set I'm looking for seems happy as well.
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Re: Need Advices / Ebay China
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 03:50:33 PM »
Asking them for a picture of the actual product is a great idea!
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