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Dom Tropen MS-09D
December 8, 2014, 9:27 AM
AKA you found a kit on Ebay that costs WAY too much. Like This:http://www.ebay.com/itm/08th-MS-Team-1-144-HG-MS-06J-Zaku-II-The-8th-MS-Team-Model-Kit-Bandai/231391250413?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26 asc%3D20131003150253%26meid%3D86940b3da44d4d8ba03a 5d444d45e18e%26pid%3D100034%26prg%3D20131003150253 %26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D271656341730
This kit retails for 800 yen aka 7-10 dollars.

NoZaku
December 8, 2014, 9:50 AM
At least it wasn't Price Gouging via Shipping charge. I've seen that way too many times.

Dom Tropen MS-09D
December 8, 2014, 9:54 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bandai-Limited-MG-Ver-Ka-1-100-Ver-Ka-XM-X2-Crossbone-Gundam-X2-Model-Kits-/151206429030?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23349b0166
Like this?

NoZaku
December 8, 2014, 9:58 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bandai-Limited-MG-Ver-Ka-1-100-Ver-Ka-XM-X2-Crossbone-Gundam-X2-Model-Kits-/151206429030?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23349b0166
Like this?

Exactly.

Chaser90EK
December 8, 2014, 11:26 AM
Allegedly Ebay caps them on how much they can charge for an item, but there is no cap on S&H. I almost bought a FA Unicorn for $20 thinking it was a mis-post and then noticed shipping was $100.

ledmirageb4
December 10, 2014, 4:36 PM
Allegedly Ebay caps them on how much they can charge for an item, but there is no cap on S&H. I almost bought a FA Unicorn for $20 thinking it was a mis-post and then noticed shipping was $100.
The fees are the same with shipping. EBay made changes to the final value fee to include in the shipping price. So you can't get away in posting 100 dollars in shipping . you still get charged for selling.

gundammonkey
December 16, 2014, 4:22 PM
I never trust the ones that have the item of like $20 bu the shipping is $100. The E-bay protection only covers the cost of the item so you could be out the $100 if they never send the stuff to you. But this is normal for all the P-Bandai stuff. I was looking for a PG blue frame Astray It went for 1800 HKD so $220 U.S. but on e-bay they start at $450 up to $580 plus shipping. They always double the price if not triple it.

ledmirageb4
December 17, 2014, 11:11 AM
I never trust the ones that have the item of like $20 bu the shipping is $100. The E-bay protection only covers the cost of the item so you could be out the $100 if they never send the stuff to you. But this is normal for all the P-Bandai stuff. I was looking for a PG blue frame Astray It went for 1800 HKD so $220 U.S. but on e-bay they start at $450 up to $580 plus shipping. They always double the price if not triple it.
You got a good point there that the eBay buyer protection only covers the price of the items and not the shipping costs. I avoid eBay unless I have to buy it from there. Old items especially.

Chaser90EK
December 17, 2014, 11:48 AM
I've only had one bad experience with an eBay item and I'm pretty sure it was the post office failing on the delivery (my Saturday mail lady sucks). I'm cheap so I like to snipe kits on eBay, especially when the box is damage but the parts are fine.

V0LTES-V01
December 17, 2014, 12:01 PM
I'm cheap so I like to snipe kits on eBay, especially when the box is damage but the parts are fine.
Have you looked at Amazon Warehouse? I just sniped a MG Sinanju OVA for 52 not so long ago. It should arrive next week.

ledmirageb4
December 17, 2014, 12:41 PM
Have you looked at Amazon Warehouse? I just sniped a MG Sinanju OVA for 52 not so long ago. It should arrive next week.
Hey voltes, what a good find. Cool.

V0LTES-V01
December 17, 2014, 9:21 PM
Hey voltes, what a good find. Cool.
Indeed it is friend. I got quite lucky that time. I'll post it upon arrival.

gundammonkey
December 19, 2014, 1:23 AM
I do a good bit on e-bay but only from a few stores/sellers. That is ware I can get metal upgrade parts on the cheap. Pluss I get free upgrade parts with each order.

Chaser90EK
December 21, 2014, 11:00 AM
LOLS!!!!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10351652_419392264876307_8236067909468977463_n.jpg ?oh=9476ad5faa58faa9b5071d95185864e1&oe=554159B8&__gda__=1429489508_c4b8ae92c654f63dd5d98a39ea2a36d 6

Zeta
December 21, 2014, 2:13 PM
Who in their right mind would buy that... thing.

Zeon's RedComet
December 21, 2014, 2:13 PM
Wtf.

94k?

Dom Tropen MS-09D
December 21, 2014, 2:39 PM
Yeah, you could buy the normal PG Red Frame at least THREE THOUSAND TIMES over.

Zeon's RedComet
December 21, 2014, 2:43 PM
And you'd still not have enough to convert into Every astray varient.

Man there are allot of Astrays...seriously I mean really so many astrays.