@Apocalypse - Hi everyone, I'm the seller from the eBay listing in the original post on this thread (Not that typing over the internet is a valid proof of ID). I had heard that a couple of my listings had been linked on some various message boards and TF fan sites, so when I Googled "selling cheating husband's toys", your site was the first one listed. For what it's worth, the situation mentioned in all of my Transformer eBay listings is definitely true. Sad, and very infuriating, but true none-the-less. I left out 90% of the drama - mainly because it would have felt like hundreds of pages of reading and scrolling in that eBay description area - and frankly, I figured no one really cared about the details. I only mentioned it in the listings at all so that if Will ever stumbled across the auctions, it would make his veins pop <- and justly so. That, and if you were hunting for a toy and were faced with 2 equally priced, similar condition Transformers, some people may opt for our listing since it's all going toward helping his wife and son clean up the financial devastation that he left for them. At first, I was kind of naive in respect to one of the internet's notorious traits of cynicism and doubt. So I learned after the first week that those who wanted to help vs. those who thought I was a fraud trying to gain sympathy for a profit was about 50-50 give or take.
Regardless, the greater ebay community of Transformer hunters has been good to the family. I've been able to send them what I would call a decent financial contribution every couple weeks as the payments clear my paypal account. But I'm also not a Transformer collector, so I may be underselling some, and hitting a big wave of demand for others, and I wouldn't really know either way.
Well its sad that such people exist that treat loved ones so bad.
I think you can understand the not knowing for sure. The net doesn't exactly express full honesty, and when it comes to money, even less so.
Wish you luck in getting the most for what your selling. Just right now people are hurting and the price you would get is not the best. Its a buyers market right now, not a sellers. So don't feel your not asking enough, its more the wrong time to sell.
And don't get me wrong, I also agree that the auctions do come off as hilarious, especially to outsiders looking in. Kind of like driving by as a woman is tossing a bunch of men's clothing out onto a front lawn - you can't help but laugh and think "Hah, damn! I'd hate to be that guy"
I laugh every time I stop by her house to bring her some money from the sales and pick up another box of odds and ends to sell. What's really gets me to smile is when I discover a number of his pieces were knock offs, and I know for a fact that he would boast about having "outbid" everyone when he first bought a lot of them back in the day. Yet another reason I roll my eyes and think "Ugh, I was friends with this guy??"
Well if you want to twist the knife a little more, just let him know people on the net are laughing at what kind of loser he is.
Takes a real dead beat to not take care of his kid(s). And no REAL man would fail in doing so.
Welcome SnOfJrl ! While your her do some snooping around and post on any topic you like, we are glad to have you.
Dang! No 1963 or 67 Vettes? Are you kidding me, Transformers?
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