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Monsters Bought and Sold => Monsters For Sale => Topic started by: erasmusholmes on December 03, 2010, 04:32:19 AM

Title: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: erasmusholmes on December 03, 2010, 04:32:19 AM
Hi, I am selling my collection of monster items on ebay, starting on the 1st of December. My collection is modest, but maybe some of you would be interested. I have a Little Big Head Silver Screen Edition Set of 15 figures, a Gemmy Frankenstein Peekaboo tree wraparound, a Gemmy Big Head Dancing Frankenstein, a Mad Lab Monster Surgery game, 7-11 monster slurpee cups, a Frankenstein soaky, 2 Playing Mantis Polar lights kits, and will be putting an Adam Chiet Frankenstein sculpture on as well. Those are the main ones for now, and I will be adding more going forward, including the little Japanese Horror World Super Deformed monsters. My seller name is zachiexander, and I have a 100% rating, so I feel I am trustworthy. Please take a look at these and anything else I have, and if interested, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I wish I didn't have to part with them.
Thanks
PS Please if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them, I am also not a pro at selling things on ebay either. PM or email me if you do
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on December 22, 2010, 01:53:53 AM
hi, i just purchased the bandai horror world wolfman, looks so cool can't wait for him to reach me ;D
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 07, 2011, 05:38:01 PM
i have yet to receive the wolfman and i purchased him on the December 19th, i would really like to hear from you i have emailed you twice and have not receive any message?
what happened?   
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Scatter on January 07, 2011, 05:51:40 PM
Oh boy..............that doesn't look good WW. Did you pay with PayPal, or some other way?? A complaint to PayPal should get you a refund. Also, file a complaint with eBay and let them exert pressure on this guy. Hopefully it's just the Holiday crush holding things up, but not getting any response from this guy can't be laid at Santa's feet.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Gasport on January 07, 2011, 09:22:05 PM
I hate hearing about stuff like this happening to our group... Having it happen WITHIN the group is even worse. Hopefully it is just late in arriving, but even so, to not answer you when you try and contact him is inexcusable. Ebay/Paypal will probably make you wait a bit longer before they can take any action, but you should make the powers that be aware of your situation. Good Luck!
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 07, 2011, 11:19:18 PM
Oh boy..............that doesn't look good WW. Did you pay with PayPal, or some other way?? A complaint to PayPal should get you a refund. Also, file a complaint with eBay and let them exert pressure on this guy. Hopefully it's just the Holiday crush holding things up, but not getting any response from this guy can't be laid at Santa's feet.
luckily i paid through pay-pal, and if i don't receive my item or any correspondence you can be sure i will take the complaints to both pay-pal and ebay, i just hope that is it is on it's way, but i this is just such a bummer  :(
thanks for the words of encouragement scatter and gasport, i'll keep my fingers crossed
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Gillman-Fan on January 08, 2011, 12:26:06 AM
Hopefully it's just been a matter of a couple holidays slowing shipment down a little . . . if not, I'd hold the sellers feet to the fire in every possible way.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Dr. Madd on January 08, 2011, 01:28:21 AM
I concur. In the middle ages, corrupt merchants had their scales smashed.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: kklloo on January 08, 2011, 08:55:37 AM
I normally look at the post count and how long they have been a member before I trust anyone here. I've been duped before on this board. There should be some sort of minimum posts required before anyone can post on the classified section. I am seeing more of these type of restrictions on other boards. On the bright side, you have some protection purchasing the piece through ebay/paypal. It's not to say you will not get your piece, I've sold a couple of items around that time as well and between the holidays and the snowstorm I was delayed a little. Still, my communication was always prompt.



Sal
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: visible on January 08, 2011, 02:25:01 PM
There should be some sort of minimum posts required before anyone can post on the classified section.

Great idea, I agree totally.  I was ripped off by a seller on these boards who had very few posts.  I've since learned my lesson.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: foolish mortal on January 08, 2011, 07:14:37 PM
Being new here and all, and reading this topic, I decided to check out the members list.  I was kinda stunned by all the members that have never even posted :o I mean some go back a long way. I just find it weird that you join a forum but never participate. There is so much to join in on, on the UMA. And then something like this happens, it really sucks. Good luck ;)
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 08, 2011, 09:01:38 PM
i just opened the case in the ebay  resolution center after seeing there was still no response to my multiple messages, it is unfortunate because i really wanted the bandai horrorworld wolfman figure :'( maybe this can still be resolved with some  civility... i will wait seven days before i contact pay-pal to open a complaint with them, if this continues with no contact or action i will take it as far as i can. this just sucks, i  had been looking for the wolfman figure for years  and thought my search was finally over....
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Scatter on January 08, 2011, 10:22:58 PM
i just opened the case in the ebay  resolution center after seeing there was still no response to my multiple messages, it is unfortunate because i really wanted the bandai horrorworld wolfman figure :'( maybe this can still be resolved with some  civility... i will wait seven days before i contact pay-pal to open a complaint with them, if this continues with no contact or action i will take it as far as i can. this just sucks, i  had been looking for the wolfman figure for years  and thought my search was finally over....

I hope this gets resolved with you finally holding that wolfie WW. I hate seeing cool people like you ripped off like that.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 08, 2011, 11:09:54 PM
I hope this gets resolved with you finally holding that wolfie WW. I hate seeing cool people like you ripped off like that.
thanks scatter :) i'll keep you guys posted
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: toys-of-terror on January 08, 2011, 11:51:03 PM
Hate to hear this, For all the good deals we get on ebay there is always that one that leaves us sour, Good luck to you On getting your money back. Paypal should reimburse you.  I see a few things on this forum im interested in but its just too scary sending your money to someone you don't know. I think if i decide to purchase anything off this forum i will stick to the members who have a reputation.  I eventually want to start buying and selling here but i will wait till you guys know and trust me.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: kklloo on January 09, 2011, 02:23:26 AM
I would open the case on Paypal too. Once money is pulled and accounts go negative, you'll be amazed on how fast a resolution will be resolved. Once opened, they will have sufficient time to either honor your winning bid and supply a tracking or you will get your refund. Just giving my two cents based on experience.


Sal
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Wolfman66 on January 09, 2011, 06:31:40 PM
Sorry to see this happen to fellow member here and hope you get your items or money back.But as for rules on another board we do have them and 98% it works.But if the powers to be like to hear it well heres a list 8)
To post any items for sale  please submit your profile information (as listed below) so that we know a little about you.

Seller Profile Info must include:

Member Name (Login Name)
Full legal Name
Street Address
Country
Phone Number
Email Address
Ebay ID (if applicable)
Contact the Administrators to submit your information.


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This information will not be publicly posted, sold, nor given out to anyone... It will be used by the UMA Administrators to contact you in the event of a problem...

Until you receive email confirmation from us, you will not be allowed to sell on this forum....  Once we have received your background info, you will be sent an email confirming this and may then post items for sale...Only after receiving confirmation...

This confirmation process only needs to be done once and will remain in effect as long as you are a member, or until you change one of the Items on your contact file....

Additionally, You must be an active and participating member of The member for a period of not less than 90 Days and you have achieved a minimum 200 posts. These must not be meaningless posts, nor just a chunk of one liners made in rapid succession over the course of a few hours.

We require this so that we know anyone attempting to sell on the Universal Monster army board has some time invested, it's to prevent folks for joining only to sell their wares, as that is most definitely NOT what this community is all about.

Nobody will be allowed to post any item for sale, that have not met the above requirements... NO EXCEPTIONS.

NO THIRD PARTY SELLING. You cannot serve as an agent or proxy for another seller. You must be the direct seller in order to post the sales announcement. The only exception is if you are an official reseller of another producer's product, under which you are considered the direct seller.

If you have ever caused problems for any member or anyone else while selling to a member of The board, and forced the Moderators / Administrators to step in to mediate, your sales posts will be frozen and removed, and your selling privileges will be suspended IMMEDIATELY and will not be restored until UMA admins are satisfied that you have fulfilled your obligations as a vendor. You will not be permitted to sell anything in The UMA via any of the forums or via the Private Messaging System.  Any Violations of this will result in permanent expulsion from The  UMA   NO EXCEPTIONS.

NO GROUP COMMISSIONS ARE ALLOWED !


Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 10, 2011, 03:43:34 AM
Sorry to see this happen to fellow member here and hope you get your items or money back.But as for rules on another board we do have them and 98% it works.But if the powers to be like to hear it well heres a list 8)
To post any items for sale  please submit your profile information (as listed below) so that we know a little about you.

Seller Profile Info must include:

Member Name (Login Name)
Full legal Name
Street Address
Country
Phone Number
Email Address
Ebay ID (if applicable)
Contact the Administrators to submit your information.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This information will not be publicly posted, sold, nor given out to anyone... It will be used by the UMA Administrators to contact you in the event of a problem...

Until you receive email confirmation from us, you will not be allowed to sell on this forum....  Once we have received your background info, you will be sent an email confirming this and may then post items for sale...Only after receiving confirmation...

This confirmation process only needs to be done once and will remain in effect as long as you are a member, or until you change one of the Items on your contact file....

Additionally, You must be an active and participating member of The member for a period of not less than 90 Days and you have achieved a minimum 200 posts. These must not be meaningless posts, nor just a chunk of one liners made in rapid succession over the course of a few hours.

We require this so that we know anyone attempting to sell on the Universal Monster army board has some time invested, it's to prevent folks for joining only to sell their wares, as that is most definitely NOT what this community is all about.

Nobody will be allowed to post any item for sale, that have not met the above requirements... NO EXCEPTIONS.

NO THIRD PARTY SELLING. You cannot serve as an agent or proxy for another seller. You must be the direct seller in order to post the sales announcement. The only exception is if you are an official reseller of another producer's product, under which you are considered the direct seller.

If you have ever caused problems for any member or anyone else while selling to a member of The board, and forced the Moderators / Administrators to step in to mediate, your sales posts will be frozen and removed, and your selling privileges will be suspended IMMEDIATELY and will not be restored until UMA admins are satisfied that you have fulfilled your obligations as a vendor. You will not be permitted to sell anything in The UMA via any of the forums or via the Private Messaging System.  Any Violations of this will result in permanent expulsion from The  UMA   NO EXCEPTIONS.

NO GROUP COMMISSIONS ARE ALLOWED !

it seems that this is the only post by this erasmusholmes, so it seems like they pretty much ignored the rules. i have taken up complaint with ebay and have yet to receive any response it seems that  eramusholmes ignored the rules about the number of postings required before posting a selling ad.
 this member has consistently ignored multiple emails from me, shipped the item late, actually a day before last day of the delivery estimate and i attempted to be patient but i can't believe this refusal to answer the complaint i filed with ebay and i have yet to receive my purchase. i just hope this can be resolved.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 10, 2011, 02:18:44 PM
It's been discussed before, and it's being discussed again.  The problem with requiring a post count is that it doesn't take a great deal of effort to make 25 or so posts.  Hit all the various game threads and make a couple of comments and you're there.  And then it leaves some false sense of security, that this person has posted, so suddenly they are going to take an interest and be honest. 

My experience has been that there are a couple of main types of scammer.  One is the person who has reasonable intentions and poor follow-through.  This might be because they have a drug or alcohol problem, a mental issue (depression, etc.), or they are just flaky people.  Those are a few of the things that might cause someone who has reasonable intentions to have poor or no follow through.  Another type is the outright thief.  The seller in this thread appears to be the first type.  An outright thief would not list stuff on eBay and promote it here, they would just list it here. 

Of course, the result is the same, but I was ripped off, along with many others, by a guy on another board that was a longtime member, frequent participant, and moderator.  He was selling his collection, and it was all stuff he had, but started running short of money to ship, and eventually just ran off.  He was that #1 type. 

We could make a rule that a member who hasn't posted 25 or 50 times cannot post items for sale, and it would be fairly easy from a software standpoint to disallow posting in this forum by anyone who hasn't met a certain posting level.  Then, however, people who have not achieved the posting level we set, could not respond to threads about items for sale, either.  And, they couldn't post that they are selling items on eBay, that might be of interest.  Of course, that is where this seller falls, but eBay does offer a safety net for buyers that we can't offer, and a transaction on eBay is much safer for the buyer than a transaction on the UMA.  Those who have had other experiences in the past should note that eBay's buyer protection is MUCH more robust than it used to be, especially when the payment is made through PayPal.  Payments sent through PayPal for non-eBay transactions are not afforded the same level of buyer protection.

The fact is that requiring a posting limit in order to post in Classifieds would not significantly impede anyone from being a thief, and it would impede some legitimate activity.  I've registered at forums that had posting limits to sell, and I've been selling in about 30 minutes.  There was certainly no larceny involved.  I've seen forums that didn't prevent anyone from posting or starting threads in Classifieds, and relied on the community to report anyone who posted items for sale without reaching the limit.  It still doesn't stop anyone from making a few posts and then start selling.  We have numerous lurkers and seldom posters on this forum who are active readers and buyers.  Many people are not comfortable posting on a forum.

And before eBay, before the internet was used for person to person trading on a level of any significance, most of the toys and collectibles we would be interested in were advertised in and sold through Toy Shop magazine.  For those who are not familiar with it, it was a newsprint publication that was the size of most community free papers, that had listings of toys and collectibles for sale, and a few articles.  I advertised in it frequently, and my salesperson told me that they received complaints from buyers who were scammed by advertisers with some regularity.  In this instance, people were paying for an ad, and then ripping people off through it.  Of course, they would decline to run anymore ads from that individual, but there was no vehicle through which we could all communicate the bad sellers to each other, as the internet didn't play a role in it. 

One seller who ripped people off on this board, and who had a very low post count, also ripped people off on another forum, for a different type of item, and on a forum where he had been a participant for some time. 

It would feel like SOMETHING was being done, but in reality it doesn't stop anyone.  It doesn't even really slow them down.  And it does harm legitimate commerce.

What if, as has happened before here, someone who was not a monster collector or fan, had some monster items (from yard sale, relative, etc.) they were researching and found the UMA, asked questions about them, and then listed them for sale on eBay and mentioned that here, so that those who had helped them could have an opportunity to buy the item(s), or follow along the bidding?  Do we want to inhibit that person from posting here?  If they don't have the post count, they are more likely to just blow it off than to run around posting, while someone bent on thievery is going to make the posts in order to commit their crime.  Now we are both inhibiting legitimate posts, and not doing much to stop illegitimate ones, and meanwhile creating a false sense of security for members.

We would be interested to hear your thoughts. 

Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: michblk on January 10, 2011, 02:54:02 PM
I'm always leery when new members post items for sale.  I feel kind of used as a member of this group.  I always use a Credit Card through Paypal.  I can at least dispute it through the Credit Card if paypal does not take care of it.  As for current members such as yourself, Creepy Jeff or others, I would not hesitate to buy anything from them.  It's unfortunate, but I always proceed with caution when ordering anything on line from sites or sellers I do not know or that have low feedback.

BK
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 10, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
I am the same way, BK.  Caveat Emptor!
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 10, 2011, 06:10:12 PM
i finally receive a message once i opened a case with ebay, the seller stated they had a death in the family and is offering a refund or my item, i chose to receive my purchase. i am now awaiting the sellers response and i will close the case once the purchase is received. i consider my lesson learned and will be more vigilant in my purchases. It is sad to hear of a death in the family and it is understandable, but i am also a little leery due to the fact that she posted that my purchase was shipped on December 28th, but now the seller says they were unable to ship due to a family crisis, i find that a little strange but I would hate to think that someone  would lie about death. i  have to take this at face value and want to finish this  case with civility so i left a sympathetic email requesting the purchase, but i am not sure what kind of feedback i should leave, maybe neutral? :-\
i think it might be like toy ranch said a case of good intentions and poor follow through although i must admit i feel guilty doubting the sellers reasoning but i just wonder why they marked the purchase as shipped?

i can totally see toy ranch's point, maybe the only real solution is if a buyer has an issue maybe they can post a reply stating the issue with the seller, so other members can see the problem and then judge for themselves whether or not to shop with the seller?
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 16, 2011, 01:34:45 AM
so i finally got my item, once i filed a case two days later i actually got a response stating that my purchase was in the mail, i got it on Saturday.
i closed the case and feel that it came to a civil and satisfactory conclusion but i am not sure the feedback i  should leave.
a part of me wants to be forgiving but i am just not sure what direction to go in.
 i might leave neutral feedback but would love any of your suggestions :-\
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Crazy1van on January 16, 2011, 02:13:52 AM
The feedback should reflect the poor comunication and delayed shipping.  Even if you don't want to blacklist someone for circumstances beyond their control, you'll only be hurting other buyers if they see this person as having no faults.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: CreepysFan on January 16, 2011, 04:00:39 AM
 Been following this thread, and very happy you recieved the item and a happy ending.  Since I usually check the feedback of someone I have never delt with before to see others comments, I like to think what I'm reading really reflects the way the seller conducts his business.  I think you should leave a comment on the lack of communication / shipping issues at least.  As a warning to others.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Scatter on January 16, 2011, 08:31:04 AM
What they said. I'm so happy you got your Wolfie though WW!!
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: poseablemonster on January 16, 2011, 11:43:56 AM
I don't want to seem insensitive if there really was a death in the family, but I have conducted eBay business amid dealing with family emergencies - children in the hospital, death in the family, etc. - and I still made shipments in a timely manner.  It can be done. 
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: monsterphile on January 16, 2011, 12:06:11 PM
To go along with what Andy said, even if some major event was preventing the shipping of the item, you'd think an email could easily be squeezed in within a couple of days or so.  As to the feedback, you got your item (presumably in the expected condition), but it was an ordeal to get it sent.  Maybe go with neutral, but make a comment to let other buyers know how long you had to wait.


Rob
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 16, 2011, 04:18:50 PM
thanks for all of the advice i left neutral feedback stating i had to start a case to get my purchase but eventually reached satisfactory and civil conclusion i  also left only one star for the shipping and time so i hope this will help future shoppers in being aware of this sellers issues.
i thought that in the end neutral is fair although my boyfriend thought i was being a softy ::)
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 16, 2011, 07:24:02 PM
You did the right thing w leaving a neutral IMHO, and the star rating will mean more to them as a seller in the long run, as it determines ebay seller ranking. Glad you got your Wolf Man in the end. Now, are you going to look for the other colors? ;)
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 16, 2011, 11:52:22 PM
You did the right thing w leaving a neutral IMHO, and the star rating will mean more to them as a seller in the long run, as it determines ebay seller ranking. Glad you got your Wolf Man in the end. Now, are you going to look for the other colors? ;)
i think i will keep an eye out for the other colors and the teenage werewolf of this line, but as for the other monsters i am predominantly a wolfman/werewolf collector so i haven't much interest in the other figures. :)  thanks again i really appreciate the positive words and advice.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 17, 2011, 02:41:22 AM
i think i will keep an eye out for the other colors and the teenage werewolf of this line, but as for the other monsters i am predominantly a wolfman/werewolf collector so i haven't much interest in the other figures. :)  thanks again i really appreciate the positive words and advice.

You've got the only werewolf in the series. Bandai made 17 characters, each in ten colors (well 13 if you count some ultra limited non-retail colors that have turned up), but the Wolf Man is the only werewolf they made, so you're all set!
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on January 17, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
cool, i guess i'll keep an eye out for the wolfman in other colors, i am  just happy i finally got one :)
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 15, 2011, 09:04:54 PM
cool, i guess i'll keep an eye out for the wolfman in other colors, i am  just happy i finally got one :)

Check your e-mail - I just sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: werewolfwoman on October 17, 2011, 03:20:12 PM
Check your e-mail - I just sent you a PM.
thanks u are awesome :)
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Scatter on October 17, 2011, 04:51:19 PM
thanks u are awesome :)

When it comes to Adam, nobody will argue with that statement.
Title: Re: Selling Monster Stuff On Ebay
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 17, 2011, 09:42:43 PM
When it comes to Adam, nobody will argue with that statement.

OK, I'll play along...

What's the punchline?