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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B00TQ0DXR2/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=...

Pandemic Legacy for 20 shipped from China. Hand anyone seen a "fake" hame or is it really nust a stollen game. I assumed this was a played ussd game.

Note: The scam is that the seller will collect the money before the game ships and close leaving amazon with the bill.
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SavageSpawn wrote:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B00TQ0DXR2/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=...

Pandemic Legacy for 20 shipped from China. Hand anyone seen a "fake" hame or is it really nust a stollen game. I assumed this was a played ussd game.

Note: The scam is that the seller will collect the money before the game ships and close leaving amazon with the bill.


No idea, but generally board games are too niche to counterfiet.
Regardless, Amazon assumes the risk as part of their seller program, so it's not as though they are unaware of that potential issue.
 
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There have been several, very 'iffy' deals come up recently. For example, CamelCamelCamel alerted me to a copy of Betrayal at the House on the Hill 2nd Ed for $14+$5 shipping. But it was a new store, and shipped from mainland China. There was also another thread about Pandemic Legacy going for $14 which seemed dubious.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1633401/pandemic-legacy...
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Piece of mind is worth something too. I would be tense for weeks waiting for my used/cheap rip off/something else, to arrive in the mail...if it ever did...which would be additional stress.

And what if my card is hacked, and I get charged a million dollars!? Then I would have to watch my credit report for the next six months, change my name, get a new bank, get new credit cards, and then post on BGG about how it is the retailers fault I got scammed.

Buyer beware, if it's to good to be true...
 
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This scam has been popping up quite a bit lately.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1633401/pandemic-legacy-red...
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1630270/deadscam-amazon-car...
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If you even have to ask yourself is it fake.. consider its fake.. and move on.

Go with your gut, your first opinion is usualy correct.
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jefimeyerhoff wrote:
There have been several, very 'iffy' deals come up recently. For example, CamelCamelCamel alerted me to a copy of Betrayal at the House on the Hill 2nd Ed for $14+$5 shipping. But it was a new store, and shipped from mainland China. There was also another thread about Pandemic Legacy going for $14 which seemed dubious.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1633401/pandemic-legacy...


Yeah, I got a notification for tuitshirt selling T'Zolkin for 13.60 -- they're a brand-new store and all their items are 13.60 -- smells like a scam to me!

The MO seems likely based on the guess above: open the store, sell products, close store and leave AMZ with the problems.

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crackbone wrote:
No idea, but generally board games are too niche to counterfeit.

actually not... counterfeiting board games in China has been going on for at least 10 years... usually titles that are "Printed in China" as the files for the artwork, etc is already over there. Most counterfeited/pirated games are card games because they are the easiest.
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Most certainly a scam, don't throw your money away!
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Even if a legit boardgame sale happens -- I will refuse to buy any game at $14 + ship
 
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SavageSpawn wrote:
Note: The scam is that the seller will collect the money before the game ships and close leaving amazon with the bill.


That's not how Amazon works. They don't release the fund to seller until the order is marked shipped, and for new sellers there's a 30 day waiting period before they'll receive any payment at all. Not saying it's not a scam, but it's not how you think.
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I don't think Amazon does much to stop the sales of counterfeited product. There are numerous accounts of items that were sold legitimately by the original retailers, only to be undercut by a Chinese knockoff. I've read accounts where the original producer would complain to Amazon, Amazon would shut down the counterfeit store, only to have it reopen under a different name later.
Like someone else has said, board games are a niche market, but becoming bigger, so although it might be unlikely to be a knockoff, it could be, and thinking Amazon is doing their due diligence might be a bit naive.
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aaj94 wrote:
jefimeyerhoff wrote:
There have been several, very 'iffy' deals come up recently. For example, CamelCamelCamel alerted me to a copy of Betrayal at the House on the Hill 2nd Ed for $14+$5 shipping. But it was a new store, and shipped from mainland China. There was also another thread about Pandemic Legacy going for $14 which seemed dubious.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1633401/pandemic-legacy...


Yeah, I got a notification for tuitshirt selling T'Zolkin for 13.60 -- they're a brand-new store and all their items are 13.60 -- smells like a scam to me!

The MO seems likely based on the guess above: open the store, sell products, close store and leave AMZ with the problems.

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Totally agree and Amazon doesn't give a crap if you make a poor choice in your poor purchasing decision.
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China is well known for producing knockoffs of almost everything. I was there. Just be careful.
 
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