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Subject: [Amazon] Zooloretto or Ghostbusters 18.50 shipped. rss

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I figured someone else would post this by now. but I suppose it is up to me!

Ghostbusters -- https://www.amazon.com/Cryptozoic-Entertainment-01968CZE-Gho...

Zooloretto -- https://www.amazon.com/Z-Man-Games-71430ZMG-Zooloretto-Board...

WARNING: This is a brand new Amazon store with no prior feedback, located in Asia somewhere, and LITERALLY EVERYTHING in their store is being sold for 14 dollars. Sketch-ometer is 10 out of 10 here. However, my brief research says that Amazon is pretty good about giving refunds to people who are scammed. Nonetheless, participate at your own risk.

I bought Zooloretto a couple hours ago.... we'll see!
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I appreciate the post, but know this is going to end in frustration and possibly needing a new credit card.
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MAYBE. Isn't that the fun? If you can't take the heat, get out of the HOT DEALZ!! cool

As far as a new credit card, Amazon doesn't share that info with 3rd party sellers--they act as a middleman (I pay them, they pay 3rd party).

That information, as well as a guarantee of reimbursement should anything go south, I just received straight from an Amazon rep via Chat, the transcript of which has been emailed to me. So I feel pretty secure that I, personally, won't get totally screwed here.
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I was gonna pull the trigger on this, but I changed my mind at the last second. Not because I'm worried about fraud of any sort. But, I can practically guarantee these are knockoffs. And even $18.50 is too much for a knockoff of Ghostbusters.
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I have been a member of Amazon Prime for years, and have been taken care of 100% of the time, not once left in the cold.

With that type of track record, I have ordered the Ghostbusters game from him. I will keep you all posted here, so subscribe to the thread and stay tuned!

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Mebbe we should have an [Amazon 3rd] notation? We already have [Amazon Prime].

If you're not already aware of Amazon 3rd Party scams, do a search on "amazon scammed me". I've received counterfeit products on Amazon, myself, although Amazon refunded me (Ove Glove mitts).

Sadly, I will not be able to get my "Oil Painting 'An Old Man In Military Costume, about 1630 - 1631 By Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn'" for nineteen bucks. laugh
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Everything $14 from that seller? Wow, that is super suspicious. Given that Amazon has a known, growing counterfeit problem that they basically put in place themselves (CNBC article link), I think I'll stay away.
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I ordered Terra Mystica for $14 from the same company earlier today. I expected the order to be canceled but I'll give it a go.

Amazon is exceptionally good at buyer protection. I do not expect that this seller has access to credit card information at all. They just might not ever ship...and then you have to ask for the refund, which you'll get.

I recently ordered some really cheap Emoticon pillows for my daughter. Two came in. Two others were canceled. Oh well - I got my money back.
 
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It's highly unlikely that the seller would bother with counterfeit specialty items. The times I've tried new sellers like this it's been a short-term cash grab. The seller tries to sustain the store long enough to get a first payment from Amazon (3rd party sellers don't get their money right away from Amazon, and they never get your actual payment card information) that they can transfer to an untouchable account. They'll even supply fake tracking numbers and string you along to get past that first payment window. Like others have said, Amazon always makes you whole when you don't end up getting anything and when they're the actual victims of the fraud scheme.

All that said, if you're able to have $14 tied up for 4-6 weeks and like to gamble, sellers like this are a fun game by themselves!
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SOmething does not feel right with the store. Everything in the store is for $14.
 
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adityaraut wrote:
SOmething does not feel right with the store. Everything in the store is for $14. :)


And costs $4.50 to post.
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adityaraut wrote:
SOmething does not feel right with the store. Everything in the store is for $14.


What? The Dollar Tree does it. whistle
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On the subject of Chinese knockoffs, I came across this rather well-produced Dixit knockoff today. Why they have pictures with the cards being bent and getting wet is beyond me, but you can quite clearly make out the rather poor quality printing (you can see the lines from the jets and there's some rather significant artifacts on some of them)

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...:g:YAkAAOSwbsBXqE9~

They have some rather interesting products on their store page. You'd think if they were going to sell cheap knockoffs, they'd at least have the decency to lower the price a bit.
 
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If you aren't aware shipping from China go the US is actually drastically cheaper than going the other way. So the fact that shipping is really low shouldn't be a huge flag.. I'm going to order one and see i think.

The biggest flag I can see is the fact that literally everything they sell is $14 including things that should actually cost less than 14.

If they are bootlegs I'd imagine there would be a listing on AliExpress for these two games and there is not.
 
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Aren't the majority of these games made in China? What is to prevent a manufacturer from just making a few hundred more and "selling" them off to a third party?

Nothing.
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quidom wrote:
Aren't the majority of these games made in China? What is to prevent a manufacturer from just making a few hundred more and "selling" them off to a third party?

Nothing.


They "fell off a truck".
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They "fell off a truck".


LOL

Bingo!
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quidom wrote:
Aren't the majority of these games made in China? What is to prevent a manufacturer from just making a few hundred more and "selling" them off to a third party?

Nothing.


Losing their contract with the publishers and risk losing business with other publishers.
 
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Is there a link to this guy's store on Amazon? I wouldn't want Ghostbusters or Zooleretto but I'm interested to see what else he's selling.
 
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Is there a link to this guy's store on Amazon? I wouldn't want Ghostbusters or Zooleretto but I'm interested to see what else he's selling.


https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?me=A38WVLD8EM17GF&rh=i%...

A strange store indeed...
 
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have an amazon gift card and I'm feeling brave. Order Placed! (see my username)
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Losing their contract with the publishers and risk losing business with other publishers.


True. But would the publisher actually take the time? Nike has a hard enough time nailing this stuff down. Would a game company have the resources? Probably not. Would they jump to another manufacturer? They could but given the number of times these manufacturers have dropped the ball and are still in demand, not likely.

I too am interested in what comes of this experiment.
 
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The wet and bent cards is to show these are highly durable. I consider this a benefit for these cards actually.
 
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Yay gambling. Two orders placed. On a side note, to build off the Chinese production speculation, it is also possible that a sticky fingered employee snagged defective or rwejected copies.
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His(?) main business seems to be shirts from Adidas and Majestic athletics, with a few odds and sods for the rest of his store. Could he have accidently put $14 down for everything? Very strange. I was tempted to get the Ghostbusters game, but I'm not as brave as y'all are here to buy this particular storefront.
 
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