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    Off topic New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    I noticed a new seller named nihon_2008 starting to list watches on Ebay. My first though was that this was either kodai_2008 or yamato_2007 starting yet another Ebay account. The listings seems to be exactly the same for all these sellers. My concern was that I had just won an auction and noticed a completely different payment paypal address. I went ahead a paid and noticed the payment was sitting there unclaimed and that it was a unregistered account. I immediately canceled the unclaimed payment as I do not feel comfortable sending money to an unregistered account. I have bought watches from both yamato_2007 and kodai_2008 and they both had non-US verified accounts.

    What are your feelings on this seller and sending money to a paypal unregistered account ? Any feedback will be appreciated.

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    I think he must either be Yamato or he has nicked his descriptions and other listing information. Check out the links below:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-CASIO-...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/G-SHOCK-GULFMAN-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Look at the red "Attention" info, they are the same. I have bought 2 watches of Yamato and have had no problems (except Customs taxes lol)

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by nobbynobbs View Post
    I think he must either be Yamato or he has nicked his descriptions and other listing information. Check out the links below:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-CASIO-...QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/G-SHOCK-GULFMAN-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Look at the red "Attention" info, they are the same. I have bought 2 watches of Yamato and have had no problems (except Customs taxes lol)
    That is what I thought as I have bought from Yamato and kodai with no issues. But Yamato and Kodai both had verified paypal accounts and this new sellers account shows up as unregistered.

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    Hi,

    Do you think this seller is real or fake?

    Regards,

    Tommy

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    It sounds too suspicious to me. I wouldn't send any money either. Better safe, than sorry!
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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    I may be interpreting the PayPal rules incorrectly, but it seems to me that a seller must have an ebay feedback score of 98% in order to cover a buyer's loss -- yamato_2007 has a score of 97.4%.

    I don't think I want to take a chance. YMMV.

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    I have noticed yamato_2007 is back but now (currently) without PayPal coverage and lots of auctions. I mean, over 200 currently and it seems a lot of auctions are for 3 watches (so you can bid on 1, 2 or 3 at once). I guess this means less higher bids, so, good for buyers.

    Hopefully, yamato_2007 can all handle this...

    I don't dare to bid but the cheap prices are tempting, of course.


    What still is different to nihon_2008 is that only yamato_2007 ships world wide instead of United States only.

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catbird View Post
    I may be interpreting the PayPal rules incorrectly, but it seems to me that a seller must have an ebay feedback score of 98% in order to cover a buyer's loss -- yamato_2007 has a score of 97.4%.

    I don't think I want to take a chance. YMMV.
    The level of buyer protection provided by paypal depends on the type of item and how comfortable they feel with the seller. In both Nihon_2008 and Yamato_2007 auctions it is $200 in buyer protection (you can see the amount in the listing) . The sellers who have a better reputation will be covered for $2000 in buyer protection and in some cases even more.

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sibe View Post

    What still is different to nihon_2008 is that only yamato_2007 ships world wide instead of United States only.

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    I had not noticed Nihon_2008 has made his listed US shipping only. Nihon_2008 does now have a feedback of (1) and the buyer is not from the US

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    Re: New Ebay seller - nihon_2008 suspicious or not?

    Since I'm, personally, much too timid to risk losing my money, I'm hoping that some WUS members with very recent buying experience(s) with these sellers will chime in.

    "If it sounds too good to be true..." (you know the rest).

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