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Off Topic / Alternatives to Ebay, or advice on selling on ebay...
« on: September 04, 2021, 04:56:23 PM »
Hey all,

I went to sell few things on ebay (my kid's shopkins of all things) and my account has been "paused" for selling. Apparently paypal can no longer be used for selling (supposedly buyers can purchase with it). So frustrating. I have been a member for 15 or 20 years, but I don't sell much. And every time i go to sell, rules have been changed again and I have to do some convoluted crap to sell something.

So they have this "managed payments" thing. They ask for a SIN number as optional (they shouldn't even be asking for that). I will never, ever share that. Alternatives are drivers licence or a passport numbers. Seems kind of sketchy asking for those, especially from an organization that would have the gall to ask for your SIN number. So unless I provide one of these it looks like I can no longer sell on ebay.

Anyone else run into this? Am I missing something, a way to work around this?

I also noticed it seems they force you to charge sales tax. I can't seem to turn the tax option off on the draft listing I created. This is also a crock, as I'm just trying to sell crap. Not running a business. To me ebay should be akin to an online yard sale.

So all this makes me want give ebay the finger and find alternatives. A lot of people reference facebook. I have a facebook account which I have not used in years... I don't really care to partake in facebook. But it seems like it might be a wide reaching market. Facebook has changed vastly as well, so I don't really get how it works these days. For example, if I sell there, are my friends and family going to get notified every time I list something? I don't really need them all watching all my facebook activities if I'm going to be buying and selling on there. Or are there settings?

Anyway, main thing is, are there any good easy alternatives to ebay where I can sell stuff? It should be easy and reach a significant market, just like ebay used to be. Any suggestions or tips?

Thanks.

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The Black Series 6" Figure Line / Haslab Rancor
« on: July 16, 2021, 02:46:05 PM »
Well, they let it slip yesterday, but it's now official. Pretty boring. I'll be skipping. Even though I collect OT in Black series, black series is secondary for me and a rancor at this scale is too much. And the $$$ will be prohibitive I'm sure.


https://www.starwars.com/news/haslab-the-black-series-announce

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The Black Series 6" Figure Line / Lucasfilm 50th Amazon exclusive trio
« on: January 28, 2021, 11:06:58 PM »
So whats everyone think of these?

https://yakfaceforums.com/main/2021/01/28/amazon-exclusive-kenner-deco-figures-now-up-for-preorder/

Really odd looking. I actually love the greedo. Obi looks super clunky and awkward. The jawa seems odd double robed but about what I expected.

Hopefully amazon.ca gets these. Gotta get the greedo at least.


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Other Star Wars Toys & Collectibles / Star Wars Movie Posters
« on: September 16, 2020, 05:16:10 PM »
Didn't see a thread on posters. I dont actively collect these as I have no faith in my ability to authenticate them. Plus I have no wall space!

But Disney movie rewards has now re-added physical merchandise to their site. Well sort of. As of now the system is down and has been since their noon eastern launch 5 hours ago.

But if it does get going they have a few recent SW movie posters including Rogue 1, ROS, and Last Jedi teasers and one sheets.

My understanding is these are legit collectibles and not just reprints. But maybe someone else here can weigh in on that.

I was looking since I have a bunch of points from my kid's disney movies and was curious to see what was available.

Anyway just thought I'd post in case there's any poster aficionados.

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Online Shopping - Who's Got the Hot Items??? / Indigo.ca chapters.ca
« on: September 13, 2020, 10:19:18 AM »
Didn't see a thread for indigo.ca

They have the retro Hoth board game on sale right now for $26 if anyone is still looking. Amazon is price matching as well.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/gifts/product/630509931873-item.html?s_campaign=goo-Shopping_Smart_Toys&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhMvwrqnm6wIV9AiICR1L0w2KEAQYASABEgJr1fD_BwE

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Wow! $400US. That's about 4 times what I paid for the first release of this vehicle. Really shows how pricing on this line has gone through the roof. Waaay beyond the rate of inflation. It will be interesting to see how well this sells, particularly with the economy the way it is right now.


https://www.target.com/p/star-wars-the-vintage-collection-galaxy-8217-s-edge-millennium-falcon-smuggler-8217-s-run/-/A-79416673?clkid=d5adeddcNcb4c11ea829842010a246cc3&lnm=81938&afid=Jedi%20Temple%20Archives.&ref=tgt_adv_xasd0002

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Non-Star Wars Toys / G.I. Joe: Classified 6" line
« on: February 21, 2020, 11:09:08 PM »
Well I was kind of excited to see these and now that they've revealed snake eyes scarlet roadblock and Duke I'm rather disappointed.

The designs just look off. Like they're so close but they just did enough weirdness to really mess them up. What's with all the goofy shin pads? And the goofy gold? And what is that thing roadblock is holding?

I thought this line would be more along the lines of pursuit of cobra or the sideshow Joes. PoC was a near perfect modernizing of many of the figures. Instead it seems to be leaning too much to the 90s goofiness that killed the Joe line back in the day.

Snake eyes is pretty cool, though again not quite right. Just a little off. Too busy and not really a modern version of either v1 or v2 snake eyes like I was expecting. More like the CD rom version that came out in the early 2000s. A weird choice.

Anyway I thought I was going to get sucked in and be all in for this line. Instead, my first impression is I'm going to be very choosy. With wave 1 only snake eyes has me interested in actually spending money.

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Lego / shopping at lego.com
« on: November 27, 2019, 11:47:34 PM »
Anyone ever shop at lego.com?

Was looking at the shop and wondering if they charge customs fees when shipping to Canada. They offer free shipping on orders over $35 and the charge tax. But their website mentions a customs broker... I'd hate to order something and get hit with extra fees. It also says they use fedex, which is more expensive than canada post customs clearance. Anyone have any experience shopping there?


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The Black Series 6" Figure Line / Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary
« on: February 23, 2019, 08:40:13 AM »
I'm surprised nobody seems to be talking about this here. Did anyone vote? If so, who for?

I didn't go crazy and try and vote at all the different websites. I placed a couple votes for the Hoth Rebel Trooper since I'm a sucker for anything Hoth.

ESB is probably the least exciting for secondary character designs, since there's no Cantina or Jabba's Palace, so the ones that seem to be floating to the top are all pretty expected and I'd be happy with any of them (except Wilrow Hood). And despite my votes for the hoth trooper, it would be nice to see more aliens and droids in the line. FX-7 and a couple Ugnaughts would be cool. And a probe droid.

I really hope Wilrow Hood doesn't win. It was fine in 3.75, and I'm happy to have him. But the 3.75 line is soo deep compared to the 6", there are way more priorities than Hood for this line.

Amended the title to make this the overall 40th ESB topic, not just for the Fan's Choice vote. - jj

 


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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / The Mandalorian
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:13:16 AM »
This looks interesting!!

Great image:

https://www.starwars.com/news/the-mandalorian-revealed


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Star Wars Movies & TV shows / Star Wars Resistance
« on: October 08, 2018, 12:11:00 AM »
Just noticed Showcase is running a SW marathon. TFA is on tonight. But tomorrow sandwiched in between ROTJ and TFA at what looks to be about 6:15pm on my PVR is the debut of Resistance. Looks to be a 1 hr premiere.

I'm not exactly clamoring for new SW in this era. Especially after TLJ and how much of a tool Poe Dameron was, this seems like an odd choice to focus a series on. Anyway I'm definitely going to check it out.

Wanted to give folks a heads up as I just stumbled upon this. Star Wars cartoon on Showcase... odd but welcome.

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Other Star Wars Toys & Collectibles / Hot Wheels
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:04:16 AM »
Surprisingly I couldn't find an existing hot wheels thread. I haven't really been collecting these since I have titanium and focus primarily on OT stuff there hasn't been much of interest to me.

But I saw these concept vehicles from hot whhels a little while ago and they showed up at SDCC. Anyone know if these have come out in, or are coming to, Canada? They look really cool and I love concept stuff so these are a must for me.

http://www.rebelscum.com/2018-San-Diego-Comic-Con/2018-San-Diego-Comic-Con-SDCC-Star-Wars-Mattel/



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Video Games / Nintendo Classic Edition
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:28:34 PM »
Anyone else see this?

www.nintendo.com/en_CA/nes-classic

I don't really play video games, but this would be a great system for me. It has most of the nintendo games I used to play with my friends, which I would love to play again on a casual basis. It seems it's already gearing up to be the scarce Christmas gift this year. At least for bigger kids like me. :) Though my 12 year old nephew seemed pretty keen on it as well. He's the one that told me about it!

Anyone know when or where it will be made available for pre-order in Canada? I haven't been able to find anything online other than "Available Nov 11".

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Scout Report / Figure Skating Cairo Ren
« on: December 14, 2015, 10:41:46 PM »
Here's a new one, I hope this isn't a spoiler:

Star Wars black series 6 inches figure skating Cairo Ren:

http://www.amazon.ca/black-inches-figure-skating-Cairo/dp/B014R71SMK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450150672&sr=8-1&keywords=cairo+ren

I don't see any skates! Cheap Hasbro skimping on the accessories again!

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