Don't get tricked into buying boot leg DVD'S!!! BEWARE of alot of the Buy It Nows SCAMS especially for complete seasons/series at cheaper prices!! I was fooled into falling for that even after doing what I thought was extensive research on sellers.
~dont forget to vote @ the bottom that this was even a little helpful~
I purchased the a complete series set of the Sopranos that claimed it was the exact ones sold in USA major stores on a Buy It Now from a "seller" that had 100% positive feedback & was in the "USA". SO I THOUGHT!
I bought & paid immediately, well after about 8 hours I got a message from Ebay stating that a legitimate sellers account was "hijacked/taken over" by a fraudulent person selling bootlegs & not to pay! Needless to say I already did pay!
Somehow these people "hack" into accounts that have great feedback, but are not in regular use. I tried to contact this "person" via email, well I get a message back from msnchina email stating "don't worry, item ship tomorrow" obviously this was from China!
Still being a little naive to the situation, I wrote back, saying that I am trusting that this is the American version & authentic as stated in the ad right....well no response of course.
I did get the Boxed Set in the mail. IT WAS NOT THE USA VERSION. IT WAS A MANMADE BOOTLEG JOKE! The box was copied pictures glued onto a cigar type box w/ DVDs in generic plastic sleeves, & CHINESE WRITING all over it. *Bootleg box w/ cheap plastic disc sleaves*
I immediately filed a dispute with paypal! All the seller would comment on was that it was shipped....Well paypal saw that this was a totally fraudulent deal, and luckily I got my money back!
SO, THE BOTTOM LINE do your research, ask a question before buying any single DVD or Complete series sets, and make sure you get answers before buying!
Don't get antsy thinking you might miss the "good deal" because if it is to good of a deal it probably isnt the USA version anyway! These asian versions are POOR PICTURE QUALITY, GRAINY, & THE PICTURE JUMPS AROUND!THEY ARE NOT WORTH A DIME!!!!
I HAVE ALSO BOUGHT SINGLE DVDS THAT SHOW A "STOCK PHOTO" IN THE LISTING. WHAT ARRIVES IS A TINY SUPER THIN CASE! The outer picture is done w/ a scanner & the DVD has a scanned pic on it to! *see how thin the bootleg case is compared to authentic case*
*authentic discs have copyright wording on them, the bootleg does not*
And/If you do decide to buy, I would recommend waiting about 24 hours to pay, just incase it was a situation like the one I had. That way it gives Ebay time to bust the "hacker" and notify you not to pay & what happened before you risk losing over $100 like me(on a boxed set)! Be weary of listings with generic or copied pictures, you wanna see the real thing so you know what you are getting! Also check the detailed feedback rating. Sometimes you click on the details & the main # shows 100% but the details show dozens of negatives that they might have bought off by square trade. etc. IF you already got scammed, IMMEDIATELY file a dispute w/EBAY & PAYPAL!!
PLEASE MARK THE BOX BELOW "YES" THAT THIS HELPED! SO OTHER FELLOW EBAYERS CAN VIEW THIS & AVOID FALLING VICTIM TO SCAMS!
THANKS & HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS