Sellers on Ebay who DO NOT own the guitars they sell

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  1. free713

    free713 Senior Member

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    Why buy from these smucks when services like Rinkya, From Japan etc exist? I don't get it...
     
  2. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    We're enlightened buyers, but there's plenty of other people who love Jap LPs that might not be aware of the ins-and-outs of Japanese online commerce. If these guys didn't make profit doing it (and they clearly do, given their eBay scores), you wouldn't see them. There's always a sucker out there, and it always stings less when you're under the illusion that the seller is the sucker.
     
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    If you don't like the middleman concept, I would suggest you stop buying your food at the grocery store. With a tiny bit of research, you can go around them anyway...
     
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    Yep that was the same one. Ended up selling through ebay. Never did find the Japan listing, if there was one.
     
  7. longfxukxnhair

    longfxukxnhair Senior Member

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    Not even the same situation. And the sellers on Ebay do not state that they are a middle man. They act as if the own the guitar.
     
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    You can add tokai-shop, house-of-geek, eastislandcrew to this list; and likely manny more.

    I guess eBay doesn't give a damn as long as they are getting their fees. Reverb must be killing their musical instrument sales revenue:sadwave:
     
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  11. Boyinblack

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    Is this seller a first hand seller?
    just curious.

    not sure how to direct link to his page. I think MLP will block it

    here's his seller name: 'solemettere'

    thanks for any help!
     
  12. Roxy13

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    I recently registered with Rinkya since I knew I was going to buy a MIJ singlecut. I think things have changed, guys. It cost me $20 just to register and that only gave me $100 bidding power. So I went to raise it to at least $1000 and I was going to have to pay another $200 to do so :( Well, $220 to register, fee to them to buy the guitar and then shipping meant the guitars I was interested in weren't such good deals after all. So I will be more inclined now to buy from a good seller who does own the guitar on Reverb or ebay TBH.
     
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    nigelthebald Senior Member

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    nigelthebald Senior Member

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    :wtf:

    That's ludicrous. Are they trying to put people off?
     
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    cool thank you. I used to pick up a few things on Jauce (thanks to the help of the awesome guys here) and it's been about 3 years so my memory of how I did it is faded.

    lol.

    I signed up for Rinkya last night....I've got my eye on one guitar in particular that solemettere has (on e bay)....so I was looking through Rinkya (and at least the ones I cross referenced) none appeared there
    from any other sellers which I thought was a good sign.

    I missed this place...so I am glad to be back.

    :)

    and based on those other reviews of him...he sounds like a top notch seller...so again thank you for your help!
     
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    I was starting the process last night to sign up for Rinkya and stopped at the "credit card or paypal" part after confirming all my basic contact info...interesting to hear that. I will have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up/
     
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    Wow, that was not my experience with Rinkya at all. I paid nothing and have a $2000 bidding power. Our dollar then took a nosedive and then with CITES being such a hassle i've never used it.
     
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    I know. The guys here who helped me get started with Rinkya didn't have that fee either.

    @Boyinblack yes, if you complete that part it will go straight on your card or take you to PP, which is where I saw the $200 and said nope!

    I guess I won't be doing any buying from the Japanese sites.
     
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    Occasionally for fun and to stick it to these vermin, I'll send these sellers with the same guitar the exact same question and tell them I'm ready to buy as soon as they can give me codes on the volume pot or something they can't answer without having the guitar. I like to picture them all running to a guitar shop in Japan the same day asking to remove the back cover or pop out a pick up
     
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