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Komataguri 2006-01-22 23:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj898
eBay charges the sellers based on the listing fee - though sometime they give free listing days and many sellers put the start bid price at very low but put the Hugh mark-up in the shipping to make up in case the item sold under valued... :(

When I was selling eBay I used to the similar thing listing items at 1 cent each with minimum U$30 for shipping which basically included U$10 for actual shipping and U$20 for the item price... Well everyone I know were doing so I didn't see anything wrong and coz I combined the shipping for multiple items so it wasn't like I was ripping off the buyers - I only sold to local buyers though, no international shipping to avoid any headache... WIIW


And that is against ebay rules, and is a scam by luring in buyers with low prices, then raping them on shipping :rolleyes:

dj898 2006-01-22 23:54

yep!
and everyone is doing and it's more rampant now than when I was doing on eBay... :(

Komataguri 2006-01-23 00:12

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Originally Posted by dj898
yep!
and everyone is doing and it's more rampant now than when I was doing on eBay... :(


Its not like they charge you alot,e ither.


I started an auction with a baseprice of...200 dollars I think.

no reserve

local pick up only.


And only got charged like...5 dollars I think to list it?


and you even get the money back if the item dosn't sell!

dj898 2006-01-23 00:36

well don't know about your eBay but eBay AUS didn't refund and it's rather expensive and they even at one stage closed my account over 50 cent. I couldn't even bank transfer that amount nor they will accept 50 cent coin in the envelope. :(

In any case I'm now off eBay for good. I had too much of hassle dealing with overseas buyers asking to ship overseas even though auctions for local only.. :(

Mr_Paper 2006-01-23 01:00

Getting back to the topic of models. ^^;

I recently discovered this gem of a site KXXXXA to MxxxO, Some of their works (particularly their GS and GSD models) are inspired and show levels of detail that betray the scale of the kits.

theOtherGuy 2006-01-23 01:07

Isn't this the place with the Justice that we've seen before?

Mr_Paper 2006-01-23 01:21

I don't think so...

I've never seen a Justice model that looked even remotely like this posted or linked to on this forum.

MrNotalk 2006-01-23 02:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Komataguri
Its not like they charge you alot,e ither.


I started an auction with a baseprice of...200 dollars I think.

no reserve

local pick up only.


And only got charged like...5 dollars I think to list it?


and you even get the money back if the item dosn't sell!

For a $200 item The listing is ~$5, the end of auction Fee is ~$8, and the paypal fee will be another ~$6 or so.. that's around $19 in fees right there. It's a bit here and there but they do add up. if you were to sell 5 of those that's almost $100 gone in fees alone. Also you do not get the money back,, you get Credit. Credit for Ebay only is not money back.

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"and is a scam by luring in buyers with low prices, then raping them on shipping "
this is 100% not true if the seller states it's Shipping Price right from the start in the Auction discription. How the hell is it rape if the buyer agrees to it and was in no way force to. The buyer also have to be responsible for their own action. If you didn't spend the time to read the discription of the item you want then whos fault is it?. If the shipping fee is not listed in the auction then it's the buyers responsibilty to ask the seller about it.

Here's simple logical way to look at the total price of a item

Item price + Shipping and handling = Total that you'll have to pay.

ex $20+$10 =$30 Total (Fee from seller increase the price of the item listed)
ex. $5 +$20 = $25 Total (Cuting corner on Fee so the saving can be push to both seller and buyer)


Then theirs Sniping, which in all ways legal,, it's just shows that someone really wanted to win that certain auction. If you got sniped then it just shows that someone is willing to pay more for the item than you. Even if his ending Winning Bid is just $1 more then yours it's still his win because it's was higher than your maximum bid. If you can still go higher then it wouldn't be your maximum bids , right? Also when someout out bids you by $1 it doesn't mean that he just place a bid that's just $1 over yours,, he could have place a bid that's $100 over yours. but once his bid pass your maximum bid it'll stay there until some else is willing to pay more.

Just read carefully before you bid:) the same as what you should do before signing any contract.

GameraBaenre 2006-01-23 03:54

Ok little update:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20010_jpg.jpg
More pictures here: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/sd_kampfer_prog.htm
Still got some sanding to do before I can start priming.

DarkWarrior 2006-01-23 11:00

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Originally Posted by MrNotalk
For a $200 item The listing is ~$5, the end of auction Fee is ~$8, and the paypal fee will be another ~$6 or so.. that's around $19 in fees right there. It's a bit here and there but they do add up. if you were to sell 5 of those that's almost $100 gone in fees alone. Also you do not get the money back,, you get Credit. Credit for Ebay only is not money back.



this is 100% not true if the seller states it's Shipping Price right from the start in the Auction discription. How the hell is it rape if the buyer agrees to it and was in no way force to. The buyer also have to be responsible for their own action. If you didn't spend the time to read the discription of the item you want then whos fault is it?. If the shipping fee is not listed in the auction then it's the buyers responsibilty to ask the seller about it.

Here's simple logical way to look at the total price of a item

Item price + Shipping and handling = Total that you'll have to pay.

ex $20+$10 =$30 Total (Fee from seller increase the price of the item listed)
ex. $5 +$20 = $25 Total (Cuting corner on Fee so the saving can be push to both seller and buyer)


Then theirs Sniping, which in all ways legal,, it's just shows that someone really wanted to win that certain auction. If you got sniped then it just shows that someone is willing to pay more for the item than you. Even if his ending Winning Bid is just $1 more then yours it's still his win because it's was higher than your maximum bid. If you can still go higher then it wouldn't be your maximum bids , right? Also when someout out bids you by $1 it doesn't mean that he just place a bid that's just $1 over yours,, he could have place a bid that's $100 over yours. but once his bid pass your maximum bid it'll stay there until some else is willing to pay more.

Just read carefully before you bid:) the same as what you should do before signing any contract.

As someone who's sold on Ebay before, they really do kill you with fees. I sold a laptop a couple of years ago, and the Ebay fees, Paypal fees, and some various other things amounted to 60 bucks.. I was not pleased.

And yes, you should always be looking at total cost.. shipping + item cost. But one thing I've noticed on Ebay is that Gundam models are more expensive than you can get elsewhere. I would rather buy it from a store for a lower price rather than on Ebay.. why people bid so high is beyond me.

Also there's the bootleg models on Ebay. Most of the time people sell authentic Bandai models, but there's some bootlegs that sneak in there. The last one I saw was a PG 1/60 Wing Zero Custom. The seller admitted that is was not made by Bandai, but the box looked almost exactly the same, so if you weren't careful you would've been easily fooled.

dj898 2006-01-23 19:23

one of funniest moment with eBay would be that Xbox box auction.
someone not reading the description carefully bid rather large sum of moment for the super minty and clean almost brand new cardboard box of xbox - i.e. empty packing box for LE xbox...

Nesty 2006-01-23 19:29

what is that yellow white stuff that u got on the kamfer?

viper 2006-01-23 19:30

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Originally Posted by Nesty
what is that yellow white stuff that u got on the kamfer?

Probably epoxy or something similiar. I doubt its putty because putty chips and breaks way too easily for anything other than filling.

MrNotalk 2006-01-23 19:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj898
one of funniest moment with eBay would be that Xbox box auction.
someone not reading the description carefully bid rather large sum of moment for the super minty and clean almost brand new cardboard box of xbox - i.e. empty packing box for LE xbox...

I remember that one,, there was also one recently for the xbox 360, but there was lots of complaints and the Buyer refuses to pay and filed this and that. The ending result = "Seller is no longer register".

I don't fell sorry for the seller one bit,, he had it comming :)

Mr_Paper 2006-01-23 20:09

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Originally Posted by viper
Probably epoxy or something similiar. I doubt its putty because putty chips and breaks way too easily for anything other than filling.

It looks like standard Milliput to me. -.-

http://www.geocities.jp/kxm3002/DESTINY.htm - Its going for near $700 at Yahoo! Auctions. :twitch:

GameraBaenre 2006-01-23 22:39

The yellow stuff is actually Tamiya Epoxy putty Quick type. Very similar to miliput. I'm using it to build up some areas, and fill in huge holes that are prevalant in SD kits.

DarkWarrior 2006-01-23 23:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Paper
It looks like standard Milliput to me. -.-

http://www.geocities.jp/kxm3002/DESTINY.htm - Its going for near $700 at Yahoo! Auctions. :twitch:

Holy crap.. that Destiny model is amazing! I especially like the color scheme.. the ASS and beam cannon look much, much better in black IMO.

I only hope that MG Destiny (if ever released) will look as half as good as that model.

Nesty 2006-01-24 01:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by GameraBaenre
The yellow stuff is actually Tamiya Epoxy putty Quick type. Very similar to miliput. I'm using it to build up some areas, and fill in huge holes that are prevalant in SD kits.


this tamiya epoxy putty quick type, is it similar to the stuff u used on ur kampfer that hs the long round spikes at the back of the arms?

i'm thinking of working on a amatu (blitz+astray) mod but i want to be able to at lease make the head look correct. i'll provide sample images of the astray head nad amatu head tomororw, need to sleep :D

mangatron 2006-01-24 01:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Paper
It looks like standard Milliput to me. -.-

http://www.geocities.jp/kxm3002/DESTINY.htm - Its going for near $700 at Yahoo! Auctions. :twitch:

Isn't that a 1/144 sized model? There aren't exactly enough pictures that show it posing that well, the parts look alot like 1/144 size, and there really isn't any really good size comparison's at all....

For $700, you've got to be a celebrity buying something of that size :uhoh:

GameraBaenre 2006-01-24 04:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nesty
this tamiya epoxy putty quick type, is it similar to the stuff u used on ur kampfer that hs the long round spikes at the back of the arms?

i'm thinking of working on a amatu (blitz+astray) mod but i want to be able to at lease make the head look correct. i'll provide sample images of the astray head nad amatu head tomororw, need to sleep :D

Yeah, same stuff. Pretty easy to use, just mix equal parts of the contents and apply to your model and shape it using wet fingers/wet tools. Make sure you clean your tools after use... stuff is hard to clean off tools once hardened/cured.
Here's an updated picture of the SD Kampfer head right now:
http://www.gamerabaenre.com/images/s...%20031_jpg.jpg
More updated pictures here: http://www.gamerabaenre.com/sd_kampfer_prog.htm


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