I recently bid on a huge lot of figures. The picture was small, but I could make out a Growlithe, some Stars, and a bunch of other popular Pokémon people collect, like Eevee and the Legendary Birds. I took a chance and bid high on the lot, because I figured I could easily make back what I spent, assuming these were from the same line of super small, super rare, high-quality figures I bought a few months back.
The user got their account suspended on eBay before I could pay. I browsed their feedback and saw one negative where they sold somebody a counterfeit designer purse. That should have tipped me off right away something was amiss. :/
So instead of forgetting about it like any sane person, I emailed them and asked if I could still have the lot. A Paypal address was given, and I got confirmation the items were shipped.
Got them today... the first thing I noticed was that they shipped it in a granola bar box that had been turned inside out. :/ Classy. And all the figures were stuffed together inside a ziplock bag. I paid collectable price for these, and they were treated like garage sale toys. And then I realized there were an AWFUL lot of what seemed to be bootlegs in there. >_< I was kicking myself, especially when I saw the Growlithe was the same in-case collection Growlithe I already own. About half the toys look legit, and half look really wonky. It's really hard to tell on a few of them though.
Moral of the story: Don't go nuts over something you only have a small picture of. And if someone is b& from eBay, there's probably a good reason for it.
Anyways, it's not all bad... here are the ones I decided to keep.
I'm assuming some kind of water attack is supposed to be coming from Starmie's gem where there's a hole, but it wasn't included in the package. I love the Koffing, he looks high.
So anyways, I'm selling off all the figures I don't want. I'll take trades too (I'll even trade for another bootleg if it's a Pokémon I like!) Here is my trades wishlist: http://grrrowly.livejournal.com/385170.html
While many of these look very legit (for instance, this disgustingly cute Nidoking I am tempted to keep...
), there ARE bootlegs included in this lot, so the safest thing would be to assume they are all fakes.
SALES POLICIES: I take paypal only. No holding of items- if you claim something and I don't hear back within 3 days, it goes back up for grabs. Shipping will be a flat $3 worldwide for up to 6 figures. Minimum order: $1( Collapse )
Important: When ordering, please include what you are buying in the Paypal memo! Even if I know you, this will help better my organization of orders. PLEASE don't forget!