Bootleg Merchandice awareness

19 Oct

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As Most of you have noticed, Bootleg figures have become a big problem recently. Heck, My very first figure was a bootleg.

This needs to stop, and the only way this can happen is if people don’t buy bootlegs.

Some tips for Identifying Bootlegs

General-

-More than 30% below retail price. It is SO hard to make a profit with most figures if the figure is priced this low and real (Not to say that all figures below 30% are bootlegs.)

– material – Many times bootleggers can’t get the same kind of Material the original was made out of, so many times the material is shiny or the wrong shade..

-selling before the actual product is out- I think that’s self-explanitory

-different positions- Eyes facing wrong way, hand pointing wrong way, etc…

Nendoroids

It is IMPOSSIBLE to sell a nendoroid for less than $20 and still make a profit (excluding petits)\

Sellers (Ebay)-

-use offical shots – be sure to ask the seller for pictures of the product, otherwise they just use “official shots”

-Has less than 98% seller feedback. even so, I personally wouldn’t go ordering without checking at 99.5% even more so if they’ve sold over 200 Items.

Please check feedback please though. I know a seller who sometimes got bad feedback on issues that Should have contected him first, and that severely hurt them.

-check for official sticker on the box!

-I (personally) always check if they say that they are selling authentics, because if they do, chances are better that they are than not. (I have yet to see a seller who says they sell authentic items but really doesn’t.)

List of Ebay bootleg sellers: (please post more if you know!)

atv888radv
crystalquick
df_collection
extrememodel
freddy20102010
free-club
globalartsite
gordonlamlam <- sold me my first fake D:<
guessmood
jackyauball
kenny_le
lightcamp
marydisplay
michellelead
milkybank
miyasugar
quicksaver
redhothit
teresalabel
tinatube

Thank you very much for reading this, please, ALWAYS BE CAREFUL!!!


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