|04-13-2009, 08:42 PM||#21|
Join Date: Sep 2008
(gunslinger)...THAT WAS FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!
''it does'nt mean that much to me, to mean that much to you'' -Neil Young
|04-13-2009, 09:29 PM||#22|
Join Date: Nov 2008
|04-13-2009, 09:30 PM||#23|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ft. Rucker, AL (Army Helicopter Training Center)
i wouldn't call it being ripped off, but i bought a loose. complete FANG from a dealer in Pensacola (over the phone, no less) with the agreement that for what i was paying, she would throw in a Cobra soldier at no extra charge. This was back in 2000.
i drove all the way down there from the southeast corner of alabama with a friend who wanted to grab some SW/Joe stuff, too.
she feigned ignorance and i nver got a pilot for the FANG.
But i don't fuss much- i paid 20 bucks for the toy and had a fun trip to the 'Cola. the friend came out like a bandit with sweet deals on vintage SW figs and MIB Sandcrawler,
I just mourn the idea that someone will not keep their word.
but ripped off TF wise....you got a few hours to kill? plenty of that to share.
Rest in Peace, Dad.
|04-13-2009, 09:44 PM||#24|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maurice's B-B-Q Buffet
I once paid $40 for a flawless MOC Yellow Stalker. $40 still seems like so much for a single carded figure.
I paid $150 for a Gold PDD about 6 months after their release and the guy never sent it. I bitched so much that he finally said the Post Office fucked up and returned it to him and sent me my $ back. I lost the money order he sent and screwed myself out of a refund. To this day Gold PDD is the only figure I don't have.
Physical Training Instructor
|04-13-2009, 09:49 PM||#25|
EMPEROR, DARTH NAJA
Join Date: Dec 2008
"RIP OFF" is all relative. If you ask me, paying $8.00 retail for a MOC is a rip off. So YES! Every purchase of mine is a rip off!!!
"THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE COBRA TO RISE UP AND REVEAL HIMSELF"
SERPENTOR ARMY PICS!!!
|04-13-2009, 10:08 PM||#26|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Corpus Christi Texas
I have been ripped off plenty time. 2 was by far the worst I've ever experienced. One was through ebay. I brought a momc scrap iron for 200 and when I got the mail, it was nothing but a magazine! Lost the figure and my money. The 2nd was I invited a guy to my home to make big trades. He wanted the piper and I told him its not for trade and hegot pissy and left. 2 days later I came home to see my door opened...it was wide open. I had a gut feeling that some of my figures was gone. I walked direclty to my room hoping that all my figures was still in my display case but unforuntly a lot of my figures went missing. My 2 piper, destro gold and silver, some afa vintage figures, my afa bridgelayer, and most of all..my 2 favorite figures (mutt & junkyard and storm shadow)were gone. I know its the same person who came to my home the other day prior to the break in. My step son left his window open and that's how the muthaf***er came into my home. I tried contacting him, his number was no longer in service, sent him emails and no reply. Spoke with the police who then said the chance of me recovering my toys were slim because its a toy and they had hard time believing that they were worth that much so they closed the case.
"In confusion, there is opportunity" by Astrotrain
|04-13-2009, 10:22 PM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I just killed myself
I have had my fair share or rip offs but also
more problems with negligent packaging and dumb responses
get this is just bought a V vs V 6 pack tru exclusive mint sealed
anti-venom patrol. been looking for it for a long time and the guy sends it with 1 piece of bubble rap and brown paper all warped up no box!!!! WTH I opened the paper and guess what the bubble was all crushed I sent him a message about the problem and he told me
and I quote (it was mint when I sent it out go talk to your post office). ok..... lets just say I am going to report him to ebay and file a claim if the next answer I get from him is not what I am looking for.also 100% feedback been on ebay since 02 I guess 100% means nothing
|04-13-2009, 10:27 PM||#28|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I paid $40+ for a Phantom shell, I knew it had no parts but I thought for sure it had that elusive rubber nose piece, obviously it didn't. I was so disappointed when I opened the packaged I had to recheck the ebay auction to make sure, anyway that's when I learned the old trick I've seen plenty of times now, photographing that particular plane in such a way as to make you think the tip is there when it's not. Not sure if everyone does it on purpose but that's the first thing I look for now. That's still the only part I'm missing from the Phantom, oh well live and learn.
|04-13-2009, 10:50 PM||#29|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego
Have to trade:
-MIB Twin Cannon
-MIB Desert Ram
-POC Low Light
-POC Destro (v27)
-POC Shadow Tracker
-POC Snake Eyes (v54)
-25th Red Ninjas
-25th Ninja Vipers
I don't care if the figures are loose or even incomplete :-)
|04-13-2009, 10:56 PM||#30|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
And that is the reason I don't conduct any sort of biz or trades out of my place.
I met this insistent bastard at a CVS. He wanted to check my ARAH collection. Yeah right!!! He was a buyer for one of the items I had on eBay!
Mofos are crazy and once they get a view of your stashes, is all over. You are asking for a break-in.
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
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