A timely warning from Helen about Barbie scams. Only buy dolls from sellers with lots of good feedback no matter how much you may be tempted by a bargain price. It is just not worth it.
I believe a group of scammers has started new plots on eBay to scam buyers.
Last week, there was a listing for 5 brand new NRFB Blush & Gold Silkstone Dolls, the price was $44.99 each, with free shipping , the seller is brand new with “0” feedback and a strange eBay ID that the scammer himself wont remember after he pockets buyers money.
3 days ago, a similar listing showed up, also for 5 brand new NRFB blush & Gold Silkstone Dolls, the price was $16.99 each with free shipping.
Blush & Gold is a newly released doll, MSRP is $100 each. so these “Brand New” sellers have no problem to quickly sell off these dolls within hours.
“If it seems too good to be true, it probably is” , buyers know it, but some of them think “What do I have to lose? PayPal or eBay will refund my money if I don’t get my…
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When the price is too good to be true, it should be at a doll show or thrift store… Then, it’s already in your hand when you score the deal! 🙂
Yes, you can sometimes get amazing bargains at thrift stores or shows and at least you can examine the doll first. Buying online you have to trust the seller is going to send the item and that it is what they say it is.