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I placed a bid with one of japanrarebunter's items and immediately after remembered this thread. Hope everything goes alright. Does anyone know what his practices are like lately?

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I have weighed in several times. Look, I don't know what he does. I have bought from him a lot. Bid what you are willing to pay then it doesn't matter. If he is doing something like that then he will end up winning the cd back anyway.

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I have weighed in several times. Look, I don't know what he does. I have bought from him a lot. Bid what you are willing to pay then it doesn't matter. If he is doing something like that then he will end up winning the cd back anyway.

 

No, you're right. Bid what you're willing to pay. My main concern is that it's legit. I'm assuming you've never encountered any boots with him, if you continue to buy from him.

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Oh dear ... I just won an auction from japanrarehunter without checking the forum first. The item is shown as having $7 shipping, but he has invoiced me $12. It does mention $12 in the description in a small table, which isn't particularly clear. Certainly not as obvious at the very clear "$7" at the top of the page! I suspect he won't let me off this one and I'll end up with an unpaid item strike.

 

Silly me. :rolleyes:

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Oh dear ... I just won an auction from japanrarehunter without checking the forum first. The item is shown as having $7 shipping, but he has invoiced me $12. It does mention $12 in the description in a small table, which isn't particularly clear. Certainly not as obvious at the very clear "$7" at the top of the page! I suspect he won't let me off this one and I'll end up with an unpaid item strike.

 

Silly me. :rolleyes:

 

Request shipping without case and he will ship it for $7. I buy from him all the time with no issues.

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I bought from him kind of a lot in the past, never had a problem with receiving an item.

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I bought from him kind of a lot in the past, never had a problem with receiving an item.

Yep you always get your CDs. The issue most have with him is he shill bids to get what he believes the cd is worth. I recently stopped buying from him mostly because I am looking for bargains. He realists the same items constantly if his other user Id wins them.

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Oh yeah he did shill bid me a few times that's why I quit buying from him.

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Oh yeah he did shill bid me a few times that's why I quit buying from him.

Yep that's what he does. You won't get any bargains from him :(

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Shill bidding heaven.

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Shill bidding heaven.

I think we have that part covered by now ;)

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Shill bidding heaven.

I think we have that part covered by now ;)

Hey, I heard this guy is notorious for shill bidding. Is that true?

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Shill bidding heaven.

I think we have that part covered by now ;)

Hey, I heard this guy is notorious for shill bidding. Is that true?

 

I think there's a thread about that somewhere around here...... :whistle:

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Shill bidding heaven.

I think we have that part covered by now ;)
Hey, I heard this guy is notorious for shill bidding. Is that true?

I think there's a thread about that somewhere around here...... :whistle:

I'll find it...

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Shill bidding heaven.

I think we have that part covered by now ;)
Hey, I heard this guy is notorious for shill bidding. Is that true?

I think there's a thread about that somewhere around here...... :whistle:

I'll find it...

 

Please post the link...

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Shill bidding heaven.

 

I think we have that part covered by now ;)
Hey, I heard this guy is notorious for shill bidding. Is that true?

I think there's a thread about that somewhere around here...... :whistle:

I'll find it...

Please post the link...

Ok now I'm curious...;)

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Shill bidding heaven.

 

I think we have that part covered by now ;)
Hey, I heard this guy is notorious for shill bidding. Is that true?

I think there's a thread about that somewhere around here...... :whistle:
I'll find it...

Please post the link...
Ok now I'm curious...;)

Oh, shit! It took me a while, but I finally found it. Here it is:

http://heavyharmonies.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=19691&page=1

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Brilliant stuff,thanx...wanted to read that one ;)

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japanrarehunter this rip-off seller has another big problem

 

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=japanrarehunter&iid=-1&de=off&items=25&searchInterval=30&which=negative&interval=365&_trkparms=negative_365

 

he is selling FAKE OBI. if above negative feedback about FAKE COPY OBI is the only one, that can be just his mistake. but my friend also got FAKE COPY OBI from him. he got refund. this rip-off seller know they are fake copy obi. but if his buyer doesn't know about that, he will not say anything. he will just keep his $$$.

 

it is big problem as much as shill-bidding. you may know he keep his feedback list as private when he doesn't sell. the reason is without any doubt that he doesn't want people to read the negative feedback.

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yeah that's a problem, JRH is a bit shady from the days shill-bidding is possible

 

He implemented a good strategy of refunding when there's a complaint. Not to say he's right coz it's totally wrong, but maybe he did it out of a statistic from 100 people, less than 1% will complain and since OBI sometimes double the value of a disc, then business-wise it's very profitable.

 

e-Bay definitely won't harm him as they keep receiving 10% of the sales value so at the end of the day, buyer is on the losing side, sometimes it'll be better to send him a question regarding this OBI before bidding

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yeah that's a problem, JRH is a bit shady from the days shill-bidding is possible

 

He implemented a good strategy of refunding when there's a complaint. Not to say he's right coz it's totally wrong, but maybe he did it out of a statistic from 100 people, less than 1% will complain and since OBI sometimes double the value of a disc, then business-wise it's very profitable.

 

e-Bay definitely won't harm him as they keep receiving 10% of the sales value so at the end of the day, buyer is on the losing side, sometimes it'll be better to send him a question regarding this OBI before bidding

 

 

So, it's not a matter of pure greed and cynicism? Why taking more risks for something that is way more detectable?And risking negative feedback which may result in ruining its small family business operation.

 

Because, by applying the same statistical logic of yours, he could afford more to get cds with original OBIs which then he would shill bid to exospheric heights, with minimal risks for his investment.

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yeah that's a problem, JRH is a bit shady from the days shill-bidding is possible

 

He implemented a good strategy of refunding when there's a complaint. Not to say he's right coz it's totally wrong, but maybe he did it out of a statistic from 100 people, less than 1% will complain and since OBI sometimes double the value of a disc, then business-wise it's very profitable.

 

e-Bay definitely won't harm him as they keep receiving 10% of the sales value so at the end of the day, buyer is on the losing side, sometimes it'll be better to send him a question regarding this OBI before bidding

 

 

So, it's not a matter of pure greed and cynicism? Why taking more risks for something that is way more detectable?And risking negative feedback which may result in ruining its small family business operation.

 

Because, by applying the same statistical logic of yours, he could afford more to get cds with original OBIs which then he would shill bid to exospheric heights, with minimal risks for his investment.

 

 

I can think of 2 reasons :

 

1. Shill bidding is nearly impossible to do again as e-Bay started policy adjustment years ago regarding this matter.

2. He didn't do it often, maybe once in 100 cases and he keep doin' it because he got away with it several times. Maybe he got few complaints but a full refund to customer solved the matter and only one or two cases resulted in negative feedback. The profit in this is way too high I guess, get a rare Jap copy without OBI for $30, copy OBI for $1, and sell it for $100.

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I can think of 2 reasons :

 

1. Shill bidding is nearly impossible to do again as e-Bay started policy adjustment years ago regarding this matter.

2. He didn't do it often, maybe once in 100 cases and he keep doin' it because he got away with it several times. Maybe he got few complaints but a full refund to customer solved the matter and only one or two cases resulted in negative feedback. The profit in this is way too high I guess, get a rare Jap copy without OBI for $30, copy OBI for $1, and sell it for $100.

 

 

 

shill bidding is very safe because ebay doesn't care that. ebay love $$$ and the ebay policy against shill bidding is just joke. japanrarehunter also know it well. you know nowadays he used to sell his CDs with various starting prices. if the starting bid of any rare item is $9.99, yes, he will do shill bidding in the last day if the price is still low than he expected.

 

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yes, he will not make fake obi often, he doesn't need to make fake obi of Helloween "keeper of the seven keys". if his rare item has very clean obi, it is better to suspect fake one.

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