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Old 08-13-2019, 04:31 PM   #3171
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If you buy an XM statue from SpecFiction, you'd go to Todd. Not XM directly.
Exactly right.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:32 PM   #3172
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Actually, I just found the info my friend had shared with me. It was posted in the XM community on Facebook, which I have since left, so if anyone is a member, you can go read the whole thing yourself on the page. The person bought it from XM directly at a convention, but doesn't live in one of their Marvel approved countries. Apparently he had used a Singapore address but didn't actually live there (maybe a friend or relative). So, it wasn't eBay or some other random third party seller.

Now, I'm not saying this would happen with Spec Fiction or anything like that, but the situation really opened my eyes to the ease of buying through Sideshow. Even the whole Prime 1 debacle has me nervous to order through them directly.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:32 PM   #3173
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Another dup.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:56 PM   #3174
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Actually, I just found the info my friend had shared with me. It was posted in the XM community on Facebook, which I have since left, so if anyone is a member, you can go read the whole thing yourself on the page. The person bought it from XM directly at a convention, but doesn't live in one of their Marvel approved countries. Apparently he had used a Singapore address but didn't actually live there (maybe a friend or relative). So, it wasn't eBay or some other random third party seller.
That makes sense. The customer mislead XM, and took the risk that it might bite him in end, which it did. It puts XM in a tough spot. If their license only allows them to sell an item in certain countries, how can they provide customer service to someone in a non-approved country?
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:23 AM   #3175
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That makes sense. The customer mislead XM, and took the risk that it might bite him in end, which it did. It puts XM in a tough spot. If their license only allows them to sell an item in certain countries, how can they provide customer service to someone in a non-approved country?
For collectors outside of the approved region, that's always been the risk with buying XM. From the very beginning.

What made it a risk worth taking is that XM had a low defect rate. However, now it feels like that defect rate is increasing.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:26 AM   #3176
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For collectors outside of the approved region, that's always been the risk with buying XM. From the very beginning.

What made it a risk worth taking is that XM had a low defect rate. However, now it feels like that defect rate is increasing.
Cutting those production costs I guess. Crappier factories, lesser QC, or both. Sideshow has certainly been a trailblazer on that front lol. Maybe Prime 1 is following suit.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:01 AM   #3177
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I think Schachi answered pretty much everything

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Was this a buy it now or an auction?
That was the end price of an auction, no buy it now.

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https://www.ebay.de/itm/Magneto-Side...p2047675.l2557

Of course it could be that the seller secured the statue by bidding with an own account. Also offering international shipping could help selling for more.

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Old 08-14-2019, 06:12 AM   #3178
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I want to thank whoever posted the 10% off coupon over a week ago, I think the post was deleted.
He got commission on each order too.
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