Although, I do like eBay for the purchase of diecast when it is practically impossible to buy certain types of models locally, it does wind me up when eBay sellers try it on with the consumer.
Inspired by Mary Portas’ recent series on the UK’s Ch4, I think that it is right to ensure that sellers correctly sell their stuff, rather than blag their way through a sale.
It also helps being a smart arse when you know you are 110% correct.
The e-mail below is a win for the consumer – albeit, you are always going to get sellers everything is “rare” and difficult to get hold of. Better to do your homework, before you buy – could end up paying more than necessary…..
NOTE: the listing has now been changed……read from the bottom up.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: eBay Member:
Sent: Sunday, 13 February 2011, 15:23
Subject: Re: Details about the item: keefgranturismo sent a message about MATCHBOX 2011- VOLKSWAGEN T2 BUS 13/75 MINT -RARE #360343888589
Should be 2010
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Subject: Details about the item: keefgranturismo sent a message about MATCHBOX 2011- VOLKSWAGEN T2 BUS 13/75 MINT -RARE #360343888589
Sent Date: 13-Feb-11 11:10:55 GMT
I am interested in this model – BUT
as the 1-75 range has not been released yet for 2011, this model seems to be the 2010 2nd colour variation, on a 2010 short card.
please could you advise why it is listed as a 2011 1-75 model?