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#1 Goodfella

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 3:14 PM

The purpose of this thread is to share your experiences with sellers/buyers during or after purchasing Movie Posters. Please post factual details from your own experiences. Regards Andy

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 7:55 PM

I would like to say it's a pleasure to do business with Colin MacLeod. He is Kymar on the forum. I think in all my year's of collecting I have never encounterd a better person as far as grading 40" x 60"s. I looked for a long time for a MINT "Octopussy" 40" x 60" and then spotted one on his website. As most people know these large poster's in most cases have condition problems. The one Colin had was MINT. I wanted this so badly that I traded a 1968 set of re-release lobby cards from the double bill of "Thunderball/From Russia With Love" for it. Colin took great close up pictures of this "Octopussy" 40 x 60. He was reluctant to call it MINT and does not even use the term MINT on his website. He only uses NEAR MINT. I worked the trade with Colin and the Bond poster is perfect. I just got it back from the framers and had it framed with a double mat. It's just like being back in June of 1983 when I saw "Octopussy". The poster is superb!!! I would highly recommend Colin and his company. I also bought another cardboard stock 40" x 60" from Colin. It is a 1968 Frank Frazetta poster from "Your's, Mine & Our's" and to my surprise this poster from way back in 1968 is MINT in condition too!!! I will ONLY buy 40" x 60" posters from Colin because he's right on target as far as grading. He also ship's posters perfectly. Colin told me that the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda poster was misgraded by accident and was in very good condition and not near mint. Even with Colin's extreme honesty the poster is STILL in MINT condition to me. One very tiny border tear and NOT even into the artwork.

Thank you Colin for being a GREAT asset to the hobby. You are certainly a dealer to look up to as far as how to conduct business. You have integrity!!! Four Star Seller!!! I bet Colin grades ALL material's like he grade's his 40 x 60's. His company is: http://www.ckmac.com and his company name is C.K. MacLeod Collectibles.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 8:15 AM

I have had the most unpleasent experiences dealing with Greg Egbert aka movieposterbargains on ebay. Poor Customer service isn't even in the ballpark. I don't know if it is poor organization, if his is mentally deficient, or if he is plain dishonest, but he is unbelievable to deal with. I can bore you all with the details of my story, or recall stories of others whom I have contacted after they have had such negative experiences purchasing posters from this guy, but instead, I'll keep it general. I welcome anyone to take a look at his guys feedback (even the neutral or postive feedback). I can't believe this guy at all. After winning an auction, there is a unnessesary process to follow to make the payment. If he doesn't screw up and he actually ships your poster, you won't get it for 4-6 weeks. The worst part is when trying to contact/communicate with this guy. He is very abrasive and to be quite honest, a real a$$hole. After first dealing with this guy, I stopped using ebay to pruchase posters for my collection. I started back out there again after hearing others having the same experiences as I had. I decided to contact a few of the other buyers and was surprised to hear almost everyone had similar feedback (even the people who gave positive feedback). Incredible! In a nut shell, I think it is amazing that this guy hasn't fell off the face of the planet yet. I have to wonder how he got to be such a jerk. Is it the stress of selling things on ebay? Regards, Markus All I know is he is giving the movie poster world a bad name. Heck, he is giving the ebay world a bad name. My advise is to stay the heck away from this guy!

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 8:17 AM

I am now extremely suspicious when I purchase from Ebay after buying 2 unfolded inserts (The enforcer and Apocalypse Now) when i first started collecting from a certain dealer in New York State and they were clearly fakes on springy (New?) paper. Since then I have bought from ebay and been very happy, including a great Mean Streets one sheet - but i guess you live and learn!!





I have had the most unpleasent experiences dealing with Greg Egbert aka movieposterbargains on ebay. Poor Customer service isn't even in the ballpark. I don't know if it is poor organization, if his is mentally deficient, or if he is plain dishonest, but he is unbelievable to deal with.

I can bore you all with the details of my story, or recall stories of others whom I have contacted after they have had such negative experiences purchasing posters from this guy, but instead, I'll keep it general.

I welcome anyone to take a look at his guys feedback (even the neutral or postive feedback). I can't believe this guy at all. After winning an auction, there is a unnessesary process to follow to make the payment. If he doesn't screw up and he actually ships your poster, you won't get it for 4-6 weeks. The worst part is when trying to contact/communicate with this guy. He is very abrasive and to be quite honest, a real a$$hole. After first dealing with this guy, I stopped using ebay to pruchase posters for my collection. I started back out there again after hearing others having the same experiences as I had. I decided to contact a few of the other buyers and was surprised to hear almost everyone had similar feedback (even the people who gave positive feedback). Incredible!

In a nut shell, I think it is amazing that this guy hasn't fell off the face of the planet yet. I have to wonder how he got to be such a jerk. Is it the stress of selling things on ebay?

Regards,
Markus

All I know is he is giving the movie poster world a bad name. Heck, he is giving the ebay world a bad name. My advise is to stay the heck away from this guy!



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Posted 15 July 2007 - 1:30 AM

I have to agree with Tom Pennock. It is definetly a pleasure doing business with Colin MacLeod. I just bought a rolled 1980 "Friday the 13th" 1-sheet. I've shopped around for this poster and found it at other dealers for at least twice the price! He was very helpful and shipped it to me very quickly. Great job A+++ I've also had a great experience with John Hazelton at Filmposters.com and Lou Ann Wooley at MoviePosterService.com. Both of them have always provided close-up pictures when requested and have been very helpful in general. I would highly recommend them. Aron
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:08 AM

Please keep using this section people, it's always good to have feedback on sellers whether it's a good or bad experience. People are always quick to write about the sellers they have had bad experiences with (Rightly so) But.... I think it's time the Good guys got some recognition. Happy endings are all good, right?

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 3:41 AM

I recently won/bought a set of eight 8" x 10" British Front Of House color still's from "Roustabout" (1964) off of an e-bay auction. The seller being Movie Market. These still's were listed as very good. The color set of eight were in deplorable condition with numerous irreversible crinkles in the still's. I would grade them as poor and NOT very good. I could have gotten my money back less postage but I just don't need more aggravation at this time. The card's were about $70.00 plus postage. Also they would NOT insure the parcel for me using the post office. The girl said they have better things to do then stand around the post office insuring customer's parcels. She did finally offer UPS for additional cost. Needless to say I won't be doing business with them again anytime soon. They overgrade on condition. The only thing good was their packaging. But the card's were already damaged by crinkles. I posted my first neutral with them. Have never used that feedback symbol before. I have been on e-bay since about the year 2000!!!
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 1:54 AM

As some of you know I recently had dealings with Randy Poling aka Bradburied on e-Bay. From him I bought an R-80 print of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 Sheet. I received the exact item he had listed it was rolled and in perfect condition. He also sent along a copy of the reprint as promised. I know some of you guys have had a different experience with him but I found him to be willing to talk and very communicative.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 3:32 PM

i gave my 1st ever negative feedback the other day, and i hate giving them out, the seller has to do something very wrong for me to give one!! it was for : INTELART2 i baught a revenge of the jedi poster from him, i emailed him before i bid asking where he got this poster from and would he send it recorded delivery if i pay the extra, he sed he would and it was authentic and he got it from the fan club years ago. so i gave it a punt...won the auction, payed and sent an extra ?4 for recorded delivery... it turned up a week later STANDARD MAIL and well UNDER SIZED!!! so i emailed him and he replyed 'dont do refunds, i forgot to send it recorded !! now i get no reply and paypal are asking me to prove its fake from a proffesional within 10 days!! so i guess iv lost my money but beware of INTELART2

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 4:19 PM

I've learned to ask about the packaging methods used regardles of reputation, prior to making a purchase. When a poster arrives in the mail damaged, it's a sickening feeling. A lot of sellers have good intentions but if they don't specialize in paper, they can underestimate its fragility.









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