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    Chloe-tsundere (8 months ago) #19156034Maybe they just used the image but the actual item is real, it is possible.
    Usually their pocs are just taken of the net :)

    For urban mine auctions, they usually take pictures themselves. But for normal store, they take it off the internet (and they will e-mail you when they find out the picture/title doesn't match).
    Perhaps they do know it's a bootleg and trying to get rid of it this way :)
    8 months ago
    0pt
    Now I'm worried because I ordered an item from Manda and I'm scared it's a bootleg.
    8 months ago
    2pt
    Paulichu Sailor Senshi of Wisdom
    SO I can't read through the comments right now, but Mandarake sells bootlegs and often. They get batches of the Sailor Moon Crisis ring from P-Bandai once in while. That ring is like $150~ retail if I remember correctly, but the one they sell is 800 yen. It's never marked as fake or bootleg.
    8 months ago
    0pt
    Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
    Maybe they just used the image but the actual item is real, it is possible.
    Usually their pocs are just taken of the net :) but you can contact them on their facebook?
    Perhaps report that it is a bootleg and see how they respond, pretty sure they take it serious :) theyre a good business

    Edit: just send a chat message on fb to them ;)
    8 months ago
    0pt
    Lately I've found a bootleg of a Marisa Kirisame's plush on yahoo japan. As far as I know a lot of chinese sellers are on yahoo japan. I actually saw quite a number of figures that were clearly bootlegs... Every BJD you see there (and on ebay) that costs 1/3 of the retail price, it's a bootleg.
    8 months ago
    5pt
    Jenthehen (8 months ago) #19155624To be fair, the only obvious bootlegs I've seen on Yahoo Auctions is dakimakura - like where you see the $10 "Peach Skin" version of a daki you know is out of print and worth over $100 or more.

    Recast GKs is pretty common as well and I've seen plenty of unlicenced items as cosplay outfits and what not.
    8 months ago
    3pt
    Jenthehen Otaku at Law
    starlightshine (8 months ago) #19155507Yes, it's in the 'Urban Mine' section, where they have stated they don't check for anything and basically just take a photo of it and post it on their website. It's not the regular bidding auction.
    And I didn't know Yahoo Auction had bootlegs too! I'll keep a lookout then, I shop from there way too often.


    To be fair, the only obvious bootlegs I've seen on Yahoo Auctions is dakimakura - like where you see the $10 "Peach Skin" version of a daki you know is out of print and worth over $100 or more.
    8 months ago
    0pt
    Ose_93 (8 months ago) #19155257I've never seen a bootleg on the regular Mandarake website. This seems to be the bidding site, which I have never been on.
    I'm not at all certain how bids on there work. But according to the FAQ, Urban Mines products are in no way inspected. The only thing they do is make sure something is in the box.
    So I guess this means there may be other bootlegs for this section. They don't check items at all, so they don't check for authenticity.
    Jenthehen (8 months ago) #19155339Sounds like it's an as is auction site through Mandarake and they are not guaranteeing anything but that what is in the picture / general description is included. More along the lines of Yahoo Auctions (where I do occasionally see bootlegs, as well!) The description seemed to imply that these sales are not to the same standard as their shops.akarin (8 months ago) #19155356I think when it comes to Urban Mines they don't care about the condition or state of the items they sell, and they kinda state it in the description. Really surprised they'd sell a bootleg though, since they made sure to note in their regular site FAQ that they don't sell any since they "inspect" everything carefully. So this looks unprofessional tbh. Wonder how this got in their hands tho...lol

    Yes, it's in the 'Urban Mine' section, where they have stated they don't check for anything and basically just take a photo of it and post it on their website. It's not the regular bidding auction.

    And I didn't know Yahoo Auction had bootlegs too! I'll keep a lookout then, I shop from there way too often.
    8 months ago
    20pt
    Bootlegs on Mandarake do exist, not just in the Urban Mines auctions. Here's an old blog about it: blog/16274

    They are a second-hand store dealing with any kind of nerdy merchandise, all from old toys to newer figures. No second-hand store is perfect, a bootleg will eventually pop up every now and then. They are buying directly from private persons after all and no employee can keep track of every item and how to look for a bootleg for them.
    8 months ago
    0pt
    I think when it comes to Urban Mines they don't care about the condition or state of the items they sell, and they kinda state it in the description. Really surprised they'd sell a bootleg though, since they made sure to note in their regular site FAQ that they don't sell any since they "inspect" everything carefully. So this looks unprofessional tbh. Wonder how this got in their hands tho...lol
    8 months ago
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