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I know. I saw all that.

What is the point? I know they can sell them really high, but they're just going to have to return all the money when they can't produce the product. It just seems so insane. AND for the buyers! This person is probably just scalping and there's no guarantee they'll find them any earlier than any other scalper. Sooooo, just wait until they're in hand buyers!
 
Konzern said:

I love the HtF in their titles.  Uh duh they're hard to find, they aren't even available yet!  *headdesk*

What's really sad is they have Slo Mo, both Sweet Screams, Clawdia, and Honey presales as well, and some of them have been sold.

1 of 7 Neutral feedbacks for this seller within the last 6 months:

May 9,2013: "Purchase price refunded after item was not shipped."

Item: NEW RELEASE MONSTER HIGH Heath Burns Abbey Bominable Home Ick !Pre-Sale - HTf (#321101975950) - $159.99   (!!!)

 

Seller's (professional) response:

May 9, 2013: "Hello pre-sale didnt want to wait refunded...some people are really dumb...."

The seller doesn't guarantee you'll get the dolls within 30 days - only that you'll get the doll or your money-back after 30 days. 

Stagger that over time with enough people and sellers like this can simply rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul while profiting on the few naïve sales that they can actually deliver on.  Quite the scam for those who don't do their research before buying.

 

BTW: This particular sale ended April 6th, 2013.  It was another month before the buyer left this generous neutral feedback.  The seller didn't obtain the dolls within 30 days of the purchase date.  It'll happen with Slo Mo and the rest of FCA too.

 

 

ebay shouldn't really allow this at this point. there's only ONE WAY pre-sale go, and that's with the refund of the money
the sooner ebay stops pre-sales, the better

There are the same presales on amazon now. They should stop allowing this both amazon and ebay should ban presales.

I'd never buy a pre-sale from ebay, Or any retail store, but if Ebay's going to allow them they should at least have the seller produce some type of information to "them" that the item's going to be released in 30 days... If the dealer is a small retailer for Mattel, they would have an invoice for purchase orders, or if a major retailer is offering pre-sales they could submit that link to eBay , and get approval.

And certainly not for 4-6x's the retail price when the doll hasn't even been released yet!  That's just handing some stranger an interest-free loan you'll only get back over a month later after you request it as the above mentioned buyer did. 

And in return, the seller called the buyer "dumb" for not waiting longer ("Hello...presale? Didn't want to wait.") - The buyer had already waited over 30 days to get a $32 Heath/Abbey pack for $160 before giving up.

6 weeks later the 2-pack was in-stock for ordering on Amazon (got mine 06/27) - which is probably all the seller was waiting on too.  Insane, and corrupt. 

Yeah, pre-sales on eBay should be banned if sellers can not supply the proper invoice documentation proving they have already paid for the items themselves before trying to sell these phantom orders to other unsuspecting buyers.



Onlyalisa said:

I'd never buy a pre-sale from ebay, Or any retail store, but if Ebay's going to allow them they should at least have the seller produce some type of information to "them" that the item's going to be released in 30 days... If the dealer is a small retailer for Mattel, they would have an invoice for purchase orders, or if a major retailer is offering pre-sales they could submit that link to eBay , and get approval.

DUDE! Just don't pay attention to them, like c'mon we can use this time to do something else.

If the OP helped bring awareness to anyone here about another form of scalper scams with this eBay sighting of currently unreleased dolls, it was time well spent. These scumbags can only prey upon those unaware.
 
werecatluvr122 said:

DUDE! Just don't pay attention to them, like c'mon we can use this time to do something else.

Fine I guess that's true, maybe to someone who is new to MH or something.

embiebominable said:

If the OP helped bring awareness to anyone here about another form of scalper scams with this eBay sighting of currently unreleased dolls, it was time well spent. These scumbags can only prey upon those unaware.
 
werecatluvr122 said:

DUDE! Just don't pay attention to them, like c'mon we can use this time to do something else.

Yeah. Have met a few myself.
 
werecatluvr122 said:

Fine I guess that's true, maybe to someone who is new to MH or something.

embiebominable said:

If the OP helped bring awareness to anyone here about another form of scalper scams with this eBay sighting of currently unreleased dolls, it was time well spent. These scumbags can only prey upon those unaware.
 
werecatluvr122 said:

DUDE! Just don't pay attention to them, like c'mon we can use this time to do something else.

Just for everyone's benefit, here's is eBay's pre-sale policy...

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/pre-sale.html

So, TECHNICALLY these listings could be removed if they are complained about. The sellers have NO GUARANTEE  that they will have the item in hand within 30 days of sale date. Some of them aren't even being released for 3-4 months per Mattel. eBay says nothing about sellers offering "or money back" just that it must be shipped 30 days from sale date. 

If complaints are filed every time for every one of these listings, eventually the sellers will stop or eBay will reprimand them.   

If you want to sell presale items, be sure to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Guarantee that the item will be available for shipping within 30 days from the purchase date. Be sure to clearly state this information in your listing.

  • The handling time specified in your listing should reflect the time from the end of the listing until the item is shipped to the buyer—not the time the item is in your possession. Be sure to specify the correct handling time in your listing.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

That was easy. No essays required; just a few clicks through the "report item" link of the listing and eBay is on it, so I did a search of all MH pre-sales and reported any with shipping dates beyond 30 days of item end date. There were many.

 

 

 



Monster_Mama said:

Just for everyone's benefit, here's is eBay's pre-sale policy...

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/pre-sale.html

So, TECHNICALLY these listings could be removed if they are complained about. The sellers have NO GUARANTEE  that they will have the item in hand within 30 days of sale date. Some of them aren't even being released for 3-4 months per Mattel. eBay says nothing about sellers offering "or money back" just that it must be shipped 30 days from sale date. 

If complaints are filed every time for every one of these listings, eventually the sellers will stop or eBay will reprimand them.   

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