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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2018, 04:06:09 PM »
I have another one, it's nowhere near as bad as my other story,  but it was still a little bit annoying.

When I bought my Crimp and Curl Hair Salon bundle for a fiver, I was originally sent the wrong thing. I thought the box looked a little small, but because I didn't know what was actually in the bundle, I didn't think much of it (the pictures were blurry, all I could see was a tabby cat).

When I opened it, there was two dolls and I was really confused. I contacted the seller and she was very apologetic and said that there must  have been a mix up with the labelling and actually refunded the payment cost to get it sent back. She said she would post the pony stuff straight away and that as an apology she had thrown in some more stuff she had found since I'd bought it (it was cherry sweets apron and some baby accessories, which I was really happy about seeing as been searching for the apron for years) for free.

Three weeks later the bundle I'd bought arrived via next day shipping. She said she'd posted it right away but the label said the day before. I was a little bit annoyed because the dolls had got back to her over two weeks before I got my pony mail, but at least I got it in the end!

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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2018, 08:09:16 PM »
Who else has bought ponies that don't mention a smell, and you get them and they wreak of smoke?

Baby Hopscotch. She was perfect apart from the fact she stank. She even had factory curls.  :yikes:

Oh dear! If you still have this otherwise perfect pony, the baking soda kitty litter trick works wonders. Pour baking soda cat litter into the bottom of a plastic container with a lid. Put a towel over the litter. Put the pony in the box and seal it up... then leave it alone for 6 months or so, longer if you must. Rotate the pony occasionally. If she's really, really bad and the above method doesn't help, you can stick her in a bag with kitty litter, or immerse her in it. After a while the pony should smell fine! I've fixed some pretty stinky ponies this way. You just have to be patient...

I haven't so much had weird seller interactions (the stinky ponies all came from Craigslist so I knew what I was in for) but once asked a buyer in a vintage toy shop how much he would offer for a very nice Skyflier. The place aims at a collector clientele, not kids. This Skyflier had perfect glitter and a ribbon. The buyer accused me of touching up her glitter (in fact he suggested it had been customization, since as far as I could tell he didn't even know some ponies came with glitter, then tried to cover by saying he'd never seen one that old with that much glitter) said he thought the bow was a replacement, and offered me three dollars cash, five dollars store credit. The glitter and bow were both original.

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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2018, 10:17:34 PM »
Who else has bought ponies that don't mention a smell, and you get them and they wreak of smoke?

Baby Hopscotch. She was perfect apart from the fact she stank. She even had factory curls.  :yikes:

Oh dear! If you still have this otherwise perfect pony, the baking soda kitty litter trick works wonders. Pour baking soda cat litter into the bottom of a plastic container with a lid. Put a towel over the litter. Put the pony in the box and seal it up... then leave it alone for 6 months or so, longer if you must. Rotate the pony occasionally. If she's really, really bad and the above method doesn't help, you can stick her in a bag with kitty litter, or immerse her in it. After a while the pony should smell fine! I've fixed some pretty stinky ponies this way. You just have to be patient...

I haven't so much had weird seller interactions (the stinky ponies all came from Craigslist so I knew what I was in for) but once asked a buyer in a vintage toy shop how much he would offer for a very nice Skyflier. The place aims at a collector clientele, not kids. This Skyflier had perfect glitter and a ribbon. The buyer accused me of touching up her glitter (in fact he suggested it had been customization, since as far as I could tell he didn't even know some ponies came with glitter, then tried to cover by saying he'd never seen one that old with that much glitter) said he thought the bow was a replacement, and offered me three dollars cash, five dollars store credit. The glitter and bow were both original.
Betting you he'd have turned around and priced her for $20+ and boasted of the original ribbon had you sold her to him.
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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2018, 11:25:10 PM »
I have only two that I can remember at this moment.
One I was a newbie buyer. And I bought the collector set of ponies. I was really thrilled and excited but I got them like a month or two after I bought them. That made me worried and wondered why they took so long. :/
Two I got a lot of ponies once and they all had their heads glued on with like super glue. That was fun trying to clean those girls up. :/
None of them that I can remember are super bad thankfully.

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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2018, 03:06:12 PM »
How about the old vintage rare pinkie pies. Or anything newer than 1999 being vintage. It bugs me. Or MIP but took out for photos.

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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2018, 06:13:39 AM »
I have had all relatively great sellers but when I'm searching for ponies online, people that can't be bothered to ID or even TRY when selling ponies do get me. I saw one of the flocked, paper-mache-material crap dollar store fakies the other day listed as an "unnamed vintage prototype MLP- very rare"
Seriously dude? Who do you think you're even fooling? It was priced at like $20+ or so. I see soo many fakies listed this way!
And when sellers list G3 or G4 as "G2" or list G3 as "vintage"
There are so many ID sites, seriously!
I have to admit I've bought a couple "G2's" because they were extremely cheap mint condition G3's I was looking for. Bugged me as I did it though because it was supporting people who will never ID anything before selling. >.> (I seriously hate on the FB groups the floods and floods of posts asking to ID a crapload of ponies, I've even gotten private messages asking the same thing- I only have agreed once, a friend referred them to me in a G1 group for my "G3 knowledge" and I was flattered, and the person asked politely so I agreed to help her out, ID'd about 20+ ponies for someone and never even got a thank you, they said "U looking 2 buy?" and when I said 'thank you, but that I had those ponies' [it was mostly baity main 6, other generic G4s, a couple relatively bad shape very common G1s] but I wished them luck, and nothing- no thanks or reply. Why did I bother! >.< There are several extremely simple, easy to use ID sites out there for ponies, it's just laziness when people are begging others to ID them all for them in mass amounts. I used to love helping people ID but I've found a lot of them are just lazy and/or rude and it has burnt me out on it. :( But anyway, that is a bit of a tangent there!)


Fortunately all my sellers have been very lovely. I did have one person on FB that sold me a Baby Seashimmer and Moonstone who I have been dying for, they disclosed Seashimmer had marks on her but between the lighting and her angles I did not realize just how many marks she had! She looks very dusty but is actually just very stained, not to mention blue/brown stains all over- those I knew about, though. But I did not say a word and thanked her dearly because Moonstone was in great shape (ALL her glitter!!! :heart: ) and I got them at a very discounted price for buying both and desperately wanted both, and she DID disclose that she had marks so there was nothing to truly complain about. She also stuck a lovely little note in the package! I keep all my "Pony People" notes. I am keeping her, I do love being a safe haven for "baity" or marked up ponies! As long as it is not truly, irredeemably awful, I love all ponies.


I was slightly concerned when my My Pretty Pony came wrapped in newspaper but it didn't affect her or her box or accessories at all, and they were Hawaiian newspapers from the 80's with some juicy stories so honestly I had fun reading them. XD Just glad she is hard plastic like you guys were saying, so she didn't get the ink on her!

I am so sorry for those of you who have gotten terrible sellers or had poor experiences buying ponies!! D: Ponies and toy collecting should be a fun hobby we can all enjoy and it really disappoints me when people gatekeep or scam or are rude/belittling to others. These are TOYS, this should be fun!! D:

Who else has bought ponies that don't mention a smell, and you get them and they wreak of smoke?
my Munchy!  that was a a hilarious tale to try and get clean XD  she no longer stinks XD

OH THAT'S RIGHT! 

You inadvertently bought Rastafarian Munchy, I remember!!!

OH MY GOD I remember this so vividly!!! I have told all my friends this story and they're all dudes and not a single one is a pony collector but they all bust up laughing at this story. Munchy, of all ponies! XD

Still reading through this thread but just recently someone threw a link in the shoutbox of an outrageously priced Pinkie Pie G4 diary on Ebay? It had to have been a McDonald's prize or something, it was so cheap. I think it was like $10,000 it was listed at, eh? I can't remember exactly. All I remember is laughing.
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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2018, 03:02:00 PM »
oh gosh, this thread XD I've never heard the McDonald's story before, how crazy! People are insane...
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Re: stupid things sellers do (tell me)
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2018, 09:46:41 PM »
@Duenia - Any mislabelling of generation annoys me, but more it annoys me when the words cutie mark or brony appear in a G1 auction title/description. The historian in me demands terms are correctly used and not anachronistically applied...
A local Letgo listing has 2 g1s and a g2. It says it's 3 ponies from 84-87 (one is 97, Skyskimmer) and the description leads with "any bronies out there?"
I politely messaged them to tell them one is a g2 from a decade later.
:enraged: Please take my G3 combs and ponies! Sales post HERE
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