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But what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:12 pm
by Lancastrian

Re: Bur what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:25 pm
by glencairn
I cannot really answer your question, Lancastrian, but Lady G often buys items from the USA. Even after paying import duty the price is still cheaper than here.

Glencairn

Re: Bur what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:52 pm
by Bufferstop
There's no shortage of others offered at around a tenth of the price, so either it's "keeping my slot" price that no one is expected to buy, or it's typo that has got carried along. Perhaps he's related to the legendary Mr G.

Re: Bur what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:06 pm
by stuartp

Re: Bur what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:35 pm
by Bigmet
Bufferstop wrote:There's no shortage of others offered at around a tenth of the price, so either it's "keeping my slot" price that no one is expected to buy, or it's typo that has got carried along. Perhaps he's related to the legendary Mr G.

May well be enough careless buyers out there prepared to fork over the money without a quick check of alternative vendors. A member of the family at one time traded in Star Wars figurines, and once accidentally put up a relatively ordinary item with a BIN of £455 instead of £45, when the average price realised for that piece was in £40 range. And it sold in minutes.

Re: Bur what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:52 am
by End2end

I've just taken a look at this link for toyscentral and would have to agree. DON'T TOUCH THEM WITH A BARGEPOLE! :!: :!: :!:
Thanks
End2end

Re: But what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:02 pm
by mahoganydog
I get the feeling that this is yet another forwarding scam. You buy from them and they order it from a third party at a lesser price.

Those reporting receiving nothing is perhaps due to the item not being available through any supplier at the right price for them to make money from it.

Re: But what warrants the vast difference in price?

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:07 pm
by Bufferstop
Here's what Nominet UK could find out about the company.

WHOIS results

Domain name:
toyscentral.uk

Data validation:
Nominet was not able to match the registrant's name and/or address against a 3rd party source on 25-May-2020

Registrar:
GoDaddy.com, LLC. [Tag = GODADDY]
URL: http://uk.godaddy.com

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 20-Oct-2019
Expiry date: 20-Oct-2021
Last updated: 25-May-2020

Registration status:


I'd say they definitely don't want to be found.