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 Author: BrickBuy View Messages Posted By BrickBuy
 Posted: Oct 12, 2020 11:22
 Subject: large amount of SW figures offered, scam?
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BrickBuy (36019)

Location:  USA, Ohio
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I was offered a large amount of SW figures (1500). Seller send pictures, confirming
that they had approx. that many at hand, with details shots for determining authenticity.
However, some aspects of this possible sale send of a few warning bells, and
I have not paid them yet. I just noticed that the figures offered just popped
up as having been sold in the last few days, check the large quantity of sw0442,
0910, 0541, 0445, 0522, 0533. I'm suspecting (but have no proof), that they
are trying to sell them to multiple buyers (and then no one will get them possibly).
I reported as problem member yesterday, but no action from an admin yet. Admin
could easily determine off these large qtly's sold were from the same store,
and take appropriate action. Given the amounts, these sales would be for $1000's.
Could be a legit deal still, but am doubting enough I'm not going to send
money (yet?).
 Author: MMillere View Messages Posted By MMillere
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 20:07
 Subject: Re: large amount of SW figures offered, scam?
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MMillere (3849)

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Hi Paul,

Mark and I are always wary of such "deals"

I think your intuition is correct, either way, always good to play it safe

Milissa

In Problem, BrickBuy writes:
  I was offered a large amount of SW figures (1500). Seller send pictures, confirming
that they had approx. that many at hand, with details shots for determining authenticity.
However, some aspects of this possible sale send of a few warning bells, and
I have not paid them yet. I just noticed that the figures offered just popped
up as having been sold in the last few days, check the large quantity of sw0442,
0910, 0541, 0445, 0522, 0533. I'm suspecting (but have no proof), that they
are trying to sell them to multiple buyers (and then no one will get them possibly).
I reported as problem member yesterday, but no action from an admin yet. Admin
could easily determine off these large qtly's sold were from the same store,
and take appropriate action. Given the amounts, these sales would be for $1000's.
Could be a legit deal still, but am doubting enough I'm not going to send
money (yet?).
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 20:11
 Subject: Re: large amount of SW figures offered, scam?
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Location:  USA, California
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In Problem, BrickBuy writes:
  I was offered a large amount of SW figures (1500). Seller send pictures, confirming
that they had approx. that many at hand, with details shots for determining authenticity.
However, some aspects of this possible sale send of a few warning bells, and
I have not paid them yet. I just noticed that the figures offered just popped
up as having been sold in the last few days, check the large quantity of sw0442,
0910, 0541, 0445, 0522, 0533. I'm suspecting (but have no proof), that they
are trying to sell them to multiple buyers (and then no one will get them possibly).
I reported as problem member yesterday, but no action from an admin yet. Admin
could easily determine off these large qtly's sold were from the same store,
and take appropriate action. Given the amounts, these sales would be for $1000's.
Could be a legit deal still, but am doubting enough I'm not going to send
money (yet?).

It is 100% a scam. It is a seller from Peru and we have shut down two accounts
now. be thankful you didn't send payment. That's when the excuses and
the problems begin.
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 20:20
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mach1baby (6605)

Location:  USA, Washington
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In Problem, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Problem, BrickBuy writes:
  I was offered a large amount of SW figures (1500). Seller send pictures, confirming
that they had approx. that many at hand, with details shots for determining authenticity.
However, some aspects of this possible sale send of a few warning bells, and
I have not paid them yet. I just noticed that the figures offered just popped
up as having been sold in the last few days, check the large quantity of sw0442,
0910, 0541, 0445, 0522, 0533. I'm suspecting (but have no proof), that they
are trying to sell them to multiple buyers (and then no one will get them possibly).
I reported as problem member yesterday, but no action from an admin yet. Admin
could easily determine off these large qtly's sold were from the same store,
and take appropriate action. Given the amounts, these sales would be for $1000's.
Could be a legit deal still, but am doubting enough I'm not going to send
money (yet?).

It is 100% a scam. It is a seller from Peru and we have shut down two accounts
now. be thankful you didn't send payment. That's when the excuses and
the problems begin.

They approached me a couple days ago

Scott
 Author: pitz8008 View Messages Posted By pitz8008
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 21:28
 Subject: Re: large amount of SW figures offered, scam?
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Location:  USA, Illinois
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In Problem, BrickBuy writes:
  I was offered a large amount of SW figures (1500). Seller send pictures, confirming
that they had approx. that many at hand, with details shots for determining authenticity.
However, some aspects of this possible sale send of a few warning bells, and
I have not paid them yet. I just noticed that the figures offered just popped
up as having been sold in the last few days, check the large quantity of sw0442,
0910, 0541, 0445, 0522, 0533. I'm suspecting (but have no proof), that they
are trying to sell them to multiple buyers (and then no one will get them possibly).
I reported as problem member yesterday, but no action from an admin yet. Admin
could easily determine off these large qtly's sold were from the same store,
and take appropriate action. Given the amounts, these sales would be for $1000's.
Could be a legit deal still, but am doubting enough I'm not going to send
money (yet?).


Pretty sure they sent me a message a couple days ago. Sounded quite fishy to
me so I just ignored them.
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Oct 13, 2020 21:37
 Subject: Re: large amount of SW figures offered, scam?
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mach1baby (6605)

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In Problem, pitz8008 writes:
  In Problem, BrickBuy writes:
  I was offered a large amount of SW figures (1500). Seller send pictures, confirming
that they had approx. that many at hand, with details shots for determining authenticity.
However, some aspects of this possible sale send of a few warning bells, and
I have not paid them yet. I just noticed that the figures offered just popped
up as having been sold in the last few days, check the large quantity of sw0442,
0910, 0541, 0445, 0522, 0533. I'm suspecting (but have no proof), that they
are trying to sell them to multiple buyers (and then no one will get them possibly).
I reported as problem member yesterday, but no action from an admin yet. Admin
could easily determine off these large qtly's sold were from the same store,
and take appropriate action. Given the amounts, these sales would be for $1000's.
Could be a legit deal still, but am doubting enough I'm not going to send
money (yet?).


Pretty sure they sent me a message a couple days ago. Sounded quite fishy to
me so I just ignored them.

Sounds like they are going after bigger stores that may have the capital to buy

Scott