Monday, June 15, 2015

A Positive Purchase From A Foreign Seller

I had talked about recently about how I decided to start a Rocket Raccoon collection, which is only 8 cards so far but growing. Being a comic book and recent movie character there have been some action figures released for Rocket and I while I have not been on the hunt for any figures recently I have kept an eye out for any that I thought are pretty cool. One that has caught my eye is a figure from Nintendo’s Infinity line, I liked the pose.
The Infinity system is for Nintendo’s WiiU and 3DS, which I have neither, but I just wanted the figure as long as it was reasonably priced. I came across a company out of China that was selling the figure, minus the Infinity web code, with a starting price of ¢99 and free shipping.

Here is the headline:

DS infinity: Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Guardians figure Rocket Raccoon

I had seen similar offers for Legos and Hotwheels. I don’t know if they are the same company but there seems to be a lot of these auctions for collectibles out of China. I had tried to pick up some Lego sets for my son but they always jump in price before the end and I miss out. So I figured I would toss in a cheap bid of $1.01 and forgot about it.

When the auction ended, I had won with the ¢99 bid and made my payment figuring it would take forever to get here. Boy was I wrong, it took 8 days to get to me and it was not only Rocket Raccoon but the entire set of Guardians of the Galaxy (Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Groot & Rocket Raccoon) . Talk about surprise, I even went back to check the auction and all the content says is “You will receive the item in the title”, which clearly states “Rocket Raccoon”.
I love it when dealers do things like this. The Drax figure had pulled away from the base and his body was separated in half but it appears that the glue didn’t adhere properly and just fell apart and was not broken. Some superglue and Drax was back to his badass self. This seller is definitely getting positive feedback. 


  1. I'm thinkin there's a bidder somewhere that put in a minimum bid on a complete set and is REALLY disappointed with his single Rocket Raccoon figure!! Nice job!! I've been fortunate here lately to get a few auctions at or just above the minimum and complete a few base figure sets myself!!