Go Back   Super Soaker Central > Water guns > Marketplace
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Welcome to the SSC Forums! You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and more. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Important note: The SSC forums are now in archive mode. WaterWar.net is the new online discussion board for the water gun hobby.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
RadeonMaster
Junior member
 
RadeonMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 15
UserID: 455
Default

I bought this the other day off of Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...gory=11745&rd=1

It says that this supposed 1500 only holds 40 oz. of water and is only 23 inches long. Neither is true according to all the super soaker web-sites that I've been to.

Does this smell fishy to anybody else? :unsure:
RadeonMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
Cyberninjitsu
Junior member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4
UserID: 406
Default

I hate to say it but its fake. The trigger is wrong and so is the description. Maybe the sticker gave it away as well.
Cyberninjitsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
RadeonMaster
Junior member
 
RadeonMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 15
UserID: 455
Default

Yep. I just compared it to some pics that I knew were authentic. The filling cap is missing on the fake and the sticker is in the wrong spot, as you mentioned.
RadeonMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
Ben
Founder
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 6,449
UserID: 1
Default

Yes, you have to watch out for things like this! There are loads of what appear to be authentic water guns on eBay, but in reality they are poor fakes. The one good fake is the Super Shooter CPS 2000 which may just be a Super Soaker CPS 1000 repackaged with different stickers.

Quote:
After doing a bit of web surfing, I've seen soakers with equivalent performance and capacity go for $30 to $40.

I'd tell the seller to quit pettling his trash and quit lying. The Super Soaker Flash Flood's reservoir is 39 oz and the PC is 11.7 oz. The Flash Flood retails for $20. I don't know what sites he's been surfing, but a comparable water gun (pressurized reservoir like this fake) would go for $15 at most, the price of the Super Soaker Arctic Shock (which carried more water by the way).

I'd also tell the seller that I'm not sending the money because his auction was full of deception in that it appeared to have a real Super Soaker water gun and also lied about the price of comparable guns. I'd also report them to eBay for fraud, with links to disprove his claims.
__________________

[email address] / Please read this before emailing or PMing me

Do not ask me water gun questions by email or PM. Please post the question at the forum. Private questions and suggestions are welcome by PM and email. Also, I do not sell or buy water guns online.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 11:24 AM   #5
RadeonMaster
Junior member
 
RadeonMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 15
UserID: 455
Default

Unfortunately I already paid with PayPal. But I will get a refund and report his fraud and nonsense to Ebay.
RadeonMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 01:34 PM   #6
Spinner
Administrator
 
Spinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 1,337
UserID: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by RadeonMaster@Jul 26 2005, 03:24 PM
Unfortunately I already paid with PayPal. But I will get a refund and report his fraud and nonsense to Ebay.
[right][snapback]26020[/snapback][/right]

Good luck. The fewer such sellers there are, the better place eBay is. eBay UK is inundated with suchlike auctions at the moment. -_-
__________________
ISS: Soaker Sagas

Submit your saga and see it up with other titans of water warfare.
Spinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 02:40 PM   #7
Crashdummy
Senior Member
 
Crashdummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alameda, Ca
Posts: 313
UserID: 272
Default

When I was just getting into super soakers I bid on one of those. Right after bidding I realized it was a fake and started kicking myself for bidding on it. Funny thing though, someone sniped it and bid higher than me last second! Hey, that's funny.! :P
Crashdummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 02:56 PM   #8
NiborDude
Retired Moderator
 
NiborDude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Posts: 683
UserID: 131
Default

If for any reason you think something is not right, don't bid yet and ask someone on the forums to make sure that the soaker is the real deal. There are tons of fake soakers on eBay. I would have to say 1/3 of the soakers you find are fake.
__________________


<span style='color:EEF2F7'>Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! -Leonardo Da Vinci
NiborDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 05:21 PM   #9
RadeonMaster
Junior member
 
RadeonMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 15
UserID: 455
Default

Since the scamming seller had not yet shipped my fake 1500s, I got a refund without to much hassle. I gave him negative feedback and am looking how to report him to Ebay.
RadeonMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 04:42 AM   #10
Wild Boys
...
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 245
UserID: 346
Default

I saw that. Good, I hope you do well here because I'm tired of seeing all these fakes 1500's on eBay in huge lots. :angry:

Loads of people are buying them thinking they are real 1500's when they are really are just junk. Even more people are complaining now I see on his feedback profile.
Wild Boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 07:42 AM   #11
Spinner
Administrator
 
Spinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 1,337
UserID: 77
Default

For anyone who has difficulty in finding the Contact eBay pages, here are the links:

For the USA: http://pages.ebay.com/help/contact_us/_base/index.html

For the UK: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/contact...ase/index.html

Please report every violating listing you find, and hopefully eBay will start to take note. <_<
__________________
ISS: Soaker Sagas

Submit your saga and see it up with other titans of water warfare.
Spinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2005, 12:43 PM   #12
Master Yogurt
Member
 
Master Yogurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 23
UserID: 439
Default

I loved his responses to the negative feedback.

Obvioiusly they didn't get a refund because shipping it back, combined with the initial shipping, costs about the price of the entire bloody product.
__________________
My Armory
<span style='color:purple'>
4 XP-210s
Secret Strike with drilled nozzle and increased range
XP 310 with shotgun nozzle and fan nozzle
Storm something-or-other pistol
Old &quot;Power Soaker&quot; - hey, it's made by Larami!


I miss my XP 75 classic... I don't miss my XP 85.

Need DOS help or looking for games? Dosgames.com is a great resource, and its forums are excellent, and, hey, I've been a mod there for years!
Master Yogurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 02:07 PM   #13
Spinner
Administrator
 
Spinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 1,337
UserID: 77
Default

Okay, I'm pinning this and making it into a general "warning topic". This is for reporting fakes listed as Super Soakers, both for warning people of them and for the community to generally engage in mass reporting of them to eBay.

Everybody report these auctions to eBay:

5988757290
5988756528
5988994237
5989924879
5990009534
5990017169

Claiming to be not only Super Soakers, but also to be made by Larami and to be CPS!

You can copy this text in to the reporting text box:

Quote:
5988757290 , 5988756528 , 5988994237 , 5989924879 , 5990009534 , 5990017169
__________________
ISS: Soaker Sagas

Submit your saga and see it up with other titans of water warfare.
Spinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 05:14 PM   #14
Master Yogurt
Member
 
Master Yogurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 23
UserID: 439
Default

What exact steps should we use on the 3-tier listing? There's a couple of potential ones.
__________________
My Armory
<span style='color:purple'>
4 XP-210s
Secret Strike with drilled nozzle and increased range
XP 310 with shotgun nozzle and fan nozzle
Storm something-or-other pistol
Old &quot;Power Soaker&quot; - hey, it's made by Larami!


I miss my XP 75 classic... I don't miss my XP 85.

Need DOS help or looking for games? Dosgames.com is a great resource, and its forums are excellent, and, hey, I've been a mod there for years!
Master Yogurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2005, 06:15 AM   #15
Spinner
Administrator
 
Spinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 1,337
UserID: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Master Yogurt@Jul 28 2005, 09:14 PM

What exact steps should we use on the 3-tier listing? There's a couple of potential ones.
[right][snapback]26113[/snapback][/right]


I've gone for:

"Report a listing policy violation or prohibited (banned) item" > "Listing policy violations (improper keywords, outside links, etc)" > "Used improper keywords (keyword spamming)"

If you find a set that you think matches the circumstances better, though, please use that instead and post what you used!
__________________
ISS: Soaker Sagas

Submit your saga and see it up with other titans of water warfare.
Spinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2003 - 2011 The Super Soaker Central project