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giggler
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« on: 06-09-2013 15:15 »

Hi,

I'd been searching for a Zoidberg since first seeing the Toynami figures on ebay.  I found one on ebay and bought it, sold as NIB, never been opened.  I was little disappointed, apart from a few surfaces scratches, it was clearly used but mainly because his head seems really loose.  I only found out when the box was on the end of the bed, fell on the floor (2foot) and his head was off in the box.  I opened it and unlike my other figures, his head just seems to sit on the neck.  Sometimes if you pick him up by the head, it will simply fall off.

I argued with the seller who basically says I'm lying and it was not sent like that.  So since I've never had a Zoidberg before, could anyone please look at your toy and tell me if its supposed to be loose fit?  Like I said, the others, like Fry from Encore edition is nice and tight.  Can't even get Amy's head off.   Iooked at youtube reviews but nothing so figured I post here.

Regards,

giggler
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« Reply #1 on: 06-09-2013 18:53 »

I don't think I ever had that problem with Zoidy...I will have to check. If it were truly a NIB there would have been tape holding together the sides of the top flap of the box. Do you remember seeing tape there?
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« Reply #2 on: 06-09-2013 20:10 »

Yes, it looks double taped, i.e. cut and then taped over again.  Also front hindge paper very cracked ink suggesting lots of open and closes.  His stethoscope was not under the plastic but just laid on the packaging.  Really I know now its certainly been opened, I doubt the pictures were even the one I received.  I bid a fair amount and figured others did aswell because they thought it was going to be just off the shop shelf.  Kind of wish I'd not won.

I could live with it being used, but his head just not holding in most positions is like icing on the cake of take the mick.  I have not started a resolution yet, wanted to hear feedback from others first.

I just do not think it should be so loose for a NIB figure, none of my others which are new do.  His excuse is along the lines, someone else before him might have opened it but never did, went on about how his wife gave to him as a present and how its been on the shelf since kind of thing.
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« Reply #3 on: 06-09-2013 22:43 »

Well it's fairly obvious when you're selling it if the tape has been pryed open or not. How much did you pay for it? Message me the auction listing...even if they list it as "no returns or exchanges" you can still request partial money back if item isn't as described; my dad won an auction on an item that was listed as used but everything working, and only part of it was, so he got more than a third of his money back when I messaged the guy.

If something is rare like the Zoidberg what you should do next time is inspect it immediately, look for any signs of wear to the box or signs it could have been opened. Take photos right away - then, if you're going to display it, open the box and inspect immediately.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-10-2013 03:02 »

No, Zoidberg's head shouldn't be at all loose. If you can't live with it and it clearly wasn't "new in box", you should open an eBay case. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: 06-10-2013 03:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2013 03:22 »

I checked his auction, the guy only said never removed from box but under the title put "Used" as the condition, so there's a red flag right there. If he put used I don't know how much you can claim on that, but he clearly omitted the part about him not being the original owner.

Here's what it said:

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Dr Zoidburg action figure
Never been taken out of the box
Only selling to fund travelling
Sad to see zoidy go!

Any questions, please ask

As a rule myself, I don't buy from people who misspell character names like that. That would also lead me to believe they weren't as sure about things as I would like a seller to be of a figure of this nature.

A good question to ask on something with that kind of discrepancy would have been - "Your auction lists never taken out of box, why is the condition marked as "Used"?
nacirema

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« Reply #6 on: 06-10-2013 15:27 »

with as rare as zoidberg is, I wouldn't bitch.

atleast you got the devils head.
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« Reply #7 on: 06-10-2013 18:00 »

He paid around $88 for a messed up pieces though. I paid $120 off amazon a few years ago for an actual NIB. The seller clearly knew what he was doing, no one puts "never taken out of box" then refrains from using the word "new" anywhere in his listing...as with other things, it's buyer beware unless you do your research with the seller beforehand and look at the listings for any discrepancies...if he actually said the word new, it'd be easier to get a refund back.
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