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Hi everyone, first post for me, I am a new collector of a mix of 1/200s and 1/400s, mostly Boeing 747s, African airlines, Alitalia and other things I love from when I was a spotter back in the 1990s.

I am writing to seek advice from you on an issue with an ebay seller called Buygoneworldlimited. Between May and September 2020 I bought six 1/200 models and one 1/400 from him. Out of these, only 2 have been shipped and received in good order so far. He has been saying initially that one of the models had an issue with the box so he couldnít ship it as it was but months ago he said this problem was solved and all was in order, but he hasnít shipped yet nonetheless. He also claimed lack of staff and being overwhelemed due to Covid hitting them, but I see from his feedback that he has been shipping out models regularly so I donít really understand whatís happening. My guess is that he doesn't really have the models but I am not sure. I don't think they were pre-orders as they were not new releases.

As you can imagine, the standard ebay and paypal guarantees have expired by now, I canít even leave negative feedback anymore on those items. I erroneously trusted him due to the generally good feedback he has. He is holding approximately 600Ä of mine and I donít really know what can I do now to get my models or at least the money back as he has now stopped answering my messages. What would you all advise? Thanks a lot for your help in advance.

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I ordered two times from him - in both cases already widely available models. Both models were shipped 2-3 months after ordering. He once told me, that he receives his models by ground shipping from China while Aviation Megastore and other big players get popular models by air mail. His prices reflect the savings of this shipping method in some cases.
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Strange Spence is usually a helpful guy, I bought about 7 models from him and each and every one arrived without issues, other friends of mine also ordered via them and also no issues, seems like a bad luck issue I guess.

If a package gets lost it's not the sellers fault it's something with the mailing system and this can happen with any kind of seller, it's a risk you pay for when buying abroad.

The ebay seller I had issues with was Moons, that was for the American Airlines B747SP-31 the one where I had to repair it's bent landing gear, Moons did refund me 35% of what I paid him, but the damage wasn't listed on the sale and that was to me a disappointment no one would see coming.

As for Spence from buygoneworldlimited great guy, I do hope your issues will get resolved plus due to covid-19 there have been several reports for lost packages it is a bit more extreme than normal.
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I've bought several models from Spence with no problems and he always gives me discount too.
I ordered two models on Monday last week and recieved them the following Thursday so all good from me.
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Thanks everyone, interesting to read of other people having had similar issues with him. If he just told me clearly and transparently what the problem is I wouldn't have a major issue and I would wait with less anxiety.
Anyway, I guess I'll keep waiting, hoping something happens eventually!!
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Strange Spence is usually a helpful guy, I bought about 7 models from him and each and every one arrived without issues, other friends of mine also ordered via them and also no issues, seems like a bad luck issue I guess.

If a package gets lost it's not the sellers fault it's something with the mailing system and this can happen with any kind of seller, it's a risk you pay for when buying abroad.

The ebay seller I had issues with was Moons, that was for the American Airlines B747SP-31 the one where I had to repair it's bent landing gear, Moons did refund me 35% of what I paid him, but the damage wasn't listed on the sale and that was to me a disappointment no one would see coming.

As for Spence from buygoneworldlimited great guy, I do hope your issues will get resolved plus due to covid-19 there have been several reports for lost packages it is a bit more extreme than normal.
I also have had good feelings with him initially, I had ordered another model in 2019 from him with no issue. That's why I wasn't worried at all and I let the deadline for the claims on ebay go by without even considering this might happen. I am still hopeful that eventually I will either see the models or the refund at some point. But it's also annoying because most of the models I am waiting from him are not available anymore from other sellers so if I don't receive them I have lost the chance to get them from other places.

I don't think it's a shipping issue as he hasn't even marked the items as shipped on ebay and he kept on saying he would ship them next week or similar but never did eventually.
Thanks for your help.
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I can tell you right now that the world after covid is hell for collectors. everything is more expensive and less reliable. I have to order duplicates of an aircraft type numerous times from two sellers because i can almost always count on not receiving the first one if you don't see your model making any progress in the tracking system.

My rule of thumb for both domestic and foreign sellers is that if you dont see your package makes the next step in the tracking process in 1wk, you need to start looking to buying another one if you can find it. I have actually bid on two of the exact same models within 1 wk because the first one is from a germany (which in my experience recently has VERY significant delay compared to Asian sellers).

All this makes my expenditure for this hobby has increased like 70% over the last year ;(
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I've bought several models from Spence with no problems and he always gives me discount too.
I ordered two models on Monday last week and recieved them the following Thursday so all good from me.
Spence is a really chilled out guy I even message him just to have a good conversation, he always responses kindly and even has s reserved many models for me, yea I'd buy from him anytime
Spence is the good example that not all ebayers are careless people.

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Thanks everyone, interesting to read of other people having had similar issues with him. If he just told me clearly and transparently what the problem is I wouldn't have a major issue and I would wait with less anxiety.
Anyway, I guess I'll keep waiting, hoping something happens eventually!!
Just tell him exactly that and I am sure he will respond
He does have a life so there are times he isn't available, but he does have a colleague working with him now, so you can also message him and he'll just pass on the message to Spence.

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I also have had good feelings with him initially, I had ordered another model in 2019 from him with no issue. That's why I wasn't worried at all and I let the deadline for the claims on ebay go by without even considering this might happen. I am still hopeful that eventually I will either see the models or the refund at some point. But it's also annoying because most of the models I am waiting from him are not available anymore from other sellers so if I don't receive them I have lost the chance to get them from other places.

I don't think it's a shipping issue as he hasn't even marked the items as shipped on ebay and he kept on saying he would ship them next week or similar but never did eventually.
Thanks for your help.
Well if Spence doesn't reply then something has gone wrong you could file in a dispute via Paypal's resolution center but then again I do agree it's kind of iffy for him to to get back to you.
Unless he got sick or something maybe covid got to him I have not heard from Spence in quite some time, he is from the UK I believe.

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I can tell you right now that the world after covid is hell for collectors. everything is more expensive and less reliable. I have to order duplicates of an aircraft type numerous times from two sellers because i can almost always count on not receiving the first one if you don't see your model making any progress in the tracking system.

My rule of thumb for both domestic and foreign sellers is that if you don't see your package makes the next step in the tracking process in 1wk, you need to start looking to buying another one if you can find it. I have actually bid on two of the exact same models within 1 wk because the first one is from a Germany (which in my experience recently has VERY significant delay compared to Asian sellers).

All this makes my expenditure for this hobby has increased like 70% over the last year ;(
Be happy you don't invest in computer tech, that has seriously gone off the charts..

Example a 580 USD Graphics card is now going for 860 USD on average, the prices are plain stupid, so to be honest I prefer to pay a little more for a diecast model plane than buying new parts for my servers & workstations.
If I want a new Dual SP3 Mainboard from Supermicro for Dual AMD EPYC Server CPU's, normal value would be around 600 Euros, now these boards go for around 900 euros if not more, nah just not worth it in the end, I am still working with server workstations from 2009 & 2011, they still get the job done but for how long, I truly have no idea and with these stupid prices going round, not something I plan on facing yet.

Then again everything non-food is more expensive, this is all due to lack of supply on demand.

Less people can work due to these circumstances, some countries are still in full lock down, the mail order companies are really trying to get things all sorted out and due to over pressure of work things do go wrong, I have a few relatives that work at Post NL & TNT Mail service companies and it's pretty damn crazy I can tell ya.
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Be happy you don't invest in computer tech, that has seriously gone off the charts..

Example a 580 USD Graphics card is now going for 860 USD on average, the prices are plain stupid, so to be honest I prefer to pay a little more for a diecast model plane than buying new parts for my servers & workstations.
If I want a new Dual SP3 Mainboard from Supermicro for Dual AMD EPYC Server CPU's, normal value would be around 600 Euros, now these boards go for around 900 euros if not more, nah just not worth it in the end, I am still working with server workstations from 2009 & 2011, they still get the job done but for how long, I truly have no idea and with these stupid prices going round, not something I plan on facing yet.

Then again everything non-food is more expensive, this is all due to lack of supply on demand.

Less people can work due to these circumstances, some countries are still in full lock down, the mail order companies are really trying to get things all sorted out and due to over pressure of work things do go wrong, I have a few relatives that work at Post NL & TNT Mail service companies and it's pretty damn crazy I can tell ya.
I was able to get on EVGA waiting list for a 3070 card. Sold it instantly on ebay for $200 profit even before receiving it.

Also sold off my old 2070 card at the SAME price i bought it years ago.

Was actually thinking about selling off my 1070 card too...lol...

GPU price is atrocious nowaday. CPU price is much better though. I am still using a lot of the 2011 v2 cpu. They are great price right now and still very powerful for regular use

But model planes do seem to hold value well, esp the rare ones.
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I’ve order the 2 a330 air tankers from him and haven’t heard anything from them yet. I’ll probably chase them but the models were released awhile back so I would be expecting them around now.
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Iíve order the 2 a330 air tankers from him and havenít heard anything from them yet. Iíll probably chase them but the models were released awhile back so I would be expecting them around now.
Just order from someone else even if a little more expensive. And ask for refund from him.

My rule of thumb, if not received within 2 wks domestic and 1 month international (unless sea mail, which no one should ever used ever), just order another one from someone else if possible.
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Hi everyone, first post for me, I am a new collector of a mix of 1/200s and 1/400s, mostly Boeing 747s, African airlines, Alitalia and other things I love from when I was a spotter back in the 1990s.

I am writing to seek advice from you on an issue with an ebay seller called Buygoneworldlimited. Between May and September 2020 I bought six 1/200 models and one 1/400 from him. Out of these, only 2 have been shipped and received in good order so far. He has been saying initially that one of the models had an issue with the box so he couldnít ship it as it was but months ago he said this problem was solved and all was in order, but he hasnít shipped yet nonetheless. He also claimed lack of staff and being overwhelemed due to Covid hitting them, but I see from his feedback that he has been shipping out models regularly so I donít really understand whatís happening. My guess is that he doesn't really have the models but I am not sure. I don't think they were pre-orders as they were not new releases.

As you can imagine, the standard ebay and paypal guarantees have expired by now, I canít even leave negative feedback anymore on those items. I erroneously trusted him due to the generally good feedback he has. He is holding approximately 600Ä of mine and I donít really know what can I do now to get my models or at least the money back as he has now stopped answering my messages. What would you all advise? Thanks a lot for your help in advance.

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Federico,

You checked out the two links provided by Crownvic? Time delayed shipping seems to be a 'regular problem' with Buygoneworld - however, not receiving anything does not seem to be a problem at all.

I cannot provide much information on or experience with them. I only bought one model through ebay from this seller, it was a stock item, purchased by "BuyNow" on January 11th, and shipped on February 5th, received February 11th = one month from the UK to Germany. This is quite a time but, finally, I received the model I purchased in mint condition and good packaging. Spence's explanation was "too many problems with DPD (parcel service) recently, finally shipped through Royal Mail". Does not really explain why the model was brought to the post office more than three weeks after purchase but... welll... there's problems anywhere. In modern days, I do expect a seller to ship at least within 48 hours when it's about a stock item. This one was a 'remainder' ("last one", according to his ebay listing) of a model originally released in Summer 2020.

I understand that Buygoneworld also "sells" models on pre-order - this is stated in the item's description but not as obvious as it should be. Basically, I don't see any need to sell items which are actually only on pre-order on an auction basis, but... everyone to his own. Also, I don't see any need to purchase (and pay) a model on pre-order thorugh ebay on an auction basis, actually.

So, open up your eyes and think about what you are ordering.
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I have had very good experiences with Buygoneworld in the past.
However there have been some hickups with them recently because of Brexit. But that has probably impacted all UK retailers which are delivering to mainland EU.
However recently I had placed one order with them at the beginning of December and the item was listed as being in stock.
Yet it was only sent about two weeks ago and has in the meantime arrived.
I also do not really like their "Pre-order scheme" where they fully charge you and you never know when the item will be in stock and when it will be delivered. But hey, even AVM is charging you upfront for pre-orders and some other retailers as well.
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Just order from someone else even if a little more expensive. And ask for refund from him.

My rule of thumb, if not received within 2 wks domestic and 1 month international (unless sea mail, which no one should ever used ever), just order another one from someone else if possible.
Think I will mate, been waiting for close to 3 months now, Iíve managed to find the raf union flag model from another retailers for pretty much the same price, I think I will keep a hold of the raf a330 100 years as I havenít been able to find an alternative yet.
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Seems to be a tale of two retailers with same internet add??? I ordered a model from him not realizing it was in "pre-order" status....after several weeks of no shipping I asked him about the status and he advised it was a "re-order" sale and he did not know when he would actually receive the models as thay had not even shipped from CHINA yet. After some conversation he offered to refund my money. Lat last year,r he had several JET-X JAL DC-10's up for sale on ebay and I ordered one of them. Once again no shipping info provided for several weeks. I contacted him and he said he no longer had them in stock and refunded my money. Several weeks later he listed on ebay that he had several of them in stock for sale at twice the amount I had previously paid for them. There could be many reasons for that some that are beyond a dealers control and one that just is blatant "money grab" qualified. I have not lost any money to him and have actually either received the model ordered or received a refund but this seller sure falls into the hit or miss category.
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It is always a worry with ordering at Buygoneworld, but for those ordering in the UK, under the 'Sale of Goods Act' and distance selling regulations you have the right to cancel your order upto 14 days following receipt of your item and get a full refund. If you haven't yet received your item you can still cancel the order, if the refund dosen't come then contact Ebay as their T&C's are in addition to your Statutory Rights, if they do nothing they can be held to account. I threatened this course of action and got my refund.
That said my relations are good with Buygoneworld and I remain a loyal customer, albeit sometimes a little worried. I must also add their packaging is second to none, the models do arrive safely and very well packed, not packaged in a 'cut-down' recycled box that I get from ARD sometimes.
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I also do not really like their "Pre-order scheme" where they fully charge you and you never know when the item will be in stock and when it will be delivered. But hey, even AVM is charging you upfront for pre-orders and some other retailers as well.
I can never understand why people pay for a model on pre-order. I'd never pay for something that might not materialise weeks/months even years later or not at all, eg Inflight 200 Family Airlines B747.
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It is always a worry with ordering at Buygoneworld, but for those ordering in the UK, under the 'Sale of Goods Act' and distance selling regulations you have the right to cancel your order upto 14 days following receipt of your item and get a full refund. If you haven't yet received your item you can still cancel the order, if the refund dosen't come then contact Ebay as their T&C's are in addition to your Statutory Rights, if they do nothing they can be held to account. I threatened this course of action and got my refund.
That said my relations are good with Buygoneworld and I remain a loyal customer, albeit sometimes a little worried. I must also add their packaging is second to none, the models do arrive safely and very well packed, not packaged in a 'cut-down' recycled box that I get from ARD sometimes.
Thanks a lot for this, it's good to know that there is some form of guarantee even after a long time. I hope I won't have to come to this. Spence is not replying anymore to my polite messages asking for updates. Not good. Really hit and miss with him it seems as someone said.

Thanks everyone for the great feedback.

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What are price differences normally on models with sellers like this. I am not very fond of Ebay.
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I think my raising a big stink about him NOT DISCLOSING model is a preorder had an effect. I see he now buries it in the descriptions that a model is preorder. And I agree never pay for a pre order model.

Reviews here are mixed some good and some bad, either way based on his blatant lies to me, I would not recommend this seller.....
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What are price differences normally on models with sellers like this. I am not very fond of Ebay.
I've bought and sold literally thousands of models on Ebay with only minor issues over the years. That said, I agree with crownvic that there's no reason to preorder on Ebay when you can do so with established retailers for generally the same price. And I try to only buy from folks that have clearly posted their own pictures, not stock photos. Other than that, Ebay has been fine (and I've even bought successfully from this seller, but doubt I will in the future).
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Sorry to here of your problems with this seller, but I have purchased many an item from them over the years, and can honestly say I have had no problems with them, and they have always been very helpful the last model I purchased was A Corgi B17 named Snake Hips featured in another thread, that I received last week, hope it all turns out OK..
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Damn mate. Hope you’ll receive your models.

My order took 4 months to fulfill from bygone world. I have bought from them 3 times with no issues.
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I see he has 2 listings (which is allegedly against eBay policy) for the IF200 Delta L-1011 which has been cancelled. I hope those who preordered from him will receive a refund.
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Sorry to here of your problems with this seller, but I have purchased many an item from them over the years, and can honestly say I have had no problems with them, and they have always been very helpful the last model I purchased was A Corgi B17 named Snake Hips featured in another thread, that I received last week, hope it all turns out OK..
Thanks, I also had great communication until the last model I ordered and I was happy to deal with them, but after all this time I would be expecting at least a bit more transparency on what is the real situation. I have no problem in waiting if I know where things stand. At least from what I see in the feedback and even here it looks like he has been at least giving out refunds for deals that have not gone through.
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Old 03-09-2021, 02:08 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Damn mate. Hope youíll receive your models.

My order took 4 months to fulfill from bygone world. I have bought from them 3 times with no issues.
Thanks!! Hope so too! Received two right away after ordering and one in 2019 very fast. It seems it often takes time with them so I'll just keep waiting a little longer and see what happens
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Its quite unfortunate that this is happening to other buyers as well. I purchased an Inflight 200 Air Transat L1011 on December 2, 2019 on EBAY on a pre-order basis, which is technically not allowed on Ebay. The seller BUYGONEWORLD AKA SPENCE has found a loophole through the system. Because ebay only allows items to be sold on a pre-order basis if the seller can guarantee the item to be shipped within 30 days of purchase. What he does is put a delievery date which is with the 30 day limit and then keeps changing it as time passes. He keeps changing it to where so much time passes that you cannot open up a despute through Ebay or Paypal and at that point you are unable to leave negative feedback so your hands are tied. I chatted with those useless idiots at Ebay and they said that they could not do anything about it because too much time had passed. No wonder he's got a Top Rated seller status, his victims arent able to leave negative feedback and he knows that. But this is a small world and the day may come when I go to the UK and visit him in person. He cant keep getting away with this. The model has since been released and he has been ignoring my messages. If you look at his feedback youll see that so many models were "lost" in transit and he then writes BARRED to anyone that leaves him negative feedback. There really is NO POINT IN PRE ORDERING models from this guy, he offers no discount and these models are months away from being released, they rarely sell out regardless of what he says. I would like other people to come forward and perhaps we can all stop him. We can post and repost on his Facebook page or if youre in the UK you can report him to the autorities. If you would like to contact me my seller name on ebay is zeplaneboss and we can chat further. Sorry this happened to you too.
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Hi! Sorry to read this and happened to you. You perfectly described the mechanism though in my case the models were already in stock, but he kept telling me that there was a problem with the box of one of the three models I had ordered and so he couldn't ship. And I believed him.

Since my previous posts, something has happened on this case. One of the models I had ordered and never received from him was the Avianca Inflight200 B-747 HK-2000. Recently he listed that model again and I decided to buy it again from him (actually at a lower price than the first time). This time he shipped it right away in good order. After I received it I opened a controversy through ebay to get a refund, and it worked because at least I got the refund for the new payment. So my outstanding balance with him has decreased to 3 1/200s and one 1/400.

I was also keen to leave a negative feedback. I wrote a lengthy feedback and mentioned the refund I obtained to describe the situation thoroughly and the feedback was not accepted because ebay doesn't allow feedbacks which mention controversies. So I lost my chance to give him a negative feedback.

Unfortunately I am not in the UK either so I am struggling to find an authority to report to from far away and as a non-resident. Thanks for your message and we can chat further in PM to coordinate.
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I would like other people to come forward and perhaps we can all stop him.
I understand your anger. One of my first threads in this forum was also aimed at venting about my negative experience with this seller. My Buygoneworld experience...

I think all you could try to do is submit your story to Ebay, and hope that if enough people do this, the guy will be thrown out, but I also read here chances of succes for that are near zero...
I personally would rather stick my d**k in a wasps' nest than to buy anything from him again, although I admit that I also read on this forum that some people have positive experiences with this guy...

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Unfortunately I am not in the UK either so I am struggling to find an authority to report to from far away and as a non-resident. Thanks for your message and we can chat further in PM to coordinate.
Could this be interesting?

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Well I have nothing but positive experiences with Spence @ Buygoneworld.
Just ordered 1/200 JC wings Beluga XL and the A320 fuselage to fit with it. Received email explaining delays on the A320 fuselage and did I want to proceed, and replied I was happy to wait.
Beluga xl came packed safely and perfect model.
The one time I had a faulty model it was dealt with professionally and to my satisfaction.
Maybe if you are overseas you really should be buying locally, in case there is an issue down the line.
Note: I have absolutely no connection with Spence or Buygoneworld.
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I have ordered from Spence as well. No issues with the models. But he does not always reply to emails which is annoying. Also he lost a sale to me by not replying.
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as mentioned earlier, I have been dealing with sellers on ebay since ebay started and Bycrapworld is the only one I have been screwed over by. I even sent him a buyer the same day as me who bought 3 models and not even a thank you.

When he cancelled my order and refunded the money, due to the exchange rate he short changed me. I kindly asked him to make up the difference and he never responded, So it cost me money to place a non existent order with him. As far as Im concerned he can go **** himself.
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One of the things that annoy me the most is that he "offers" a lot of models which I suspect he doesn't really have at all. I'm talking mainly about old, rare releases that are quite sought after. It happens far too often that I go looking for models that are very hard to find, and every time the only place I end up is his Ebay store.

You also often find conflicting information. I just looked at an article of him for example "JFOX WBA3402001 1/200 CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AIRBUS A340-211 REG: VR-HMU W/STAND". It clearly states "2 available / 4 sold". When you scroll down further you will see "CURRENTLY PRE ORDER". Unless someone proves me otherwise, this gives me reason to suspect that there is something not quite right about the way he works, and that one of his working methods is to collect as much money as possible by only partially paying back refunds. These refunds are then triggered by the fact that he lets customers order non-existing models. Let me be clear, I do not claim that this is the case, but it is what the many stories I read lead me to suspect.

Of course, what I also would like to say is that I can only be happy for those collectors who have had good experiences with him.
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I have done a lot of buying and selling with Spencer of Buy Gone World. I have never had any problems. Just today I bought another model from him. He sells brand new products, at least as my orders go; and he is very good with communication too. I get tracking numbers very soon after my orders are fulfilled. However, I never pre-order from him or anyone on eBay. I only pre-order with my distributor (Clevelands Diecast) or ARD. They never charge my card until my models are ready.
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I can also confirm that I only had nothing but good experiences with Spence so far.
He even immediately gave me a refund when mainland Europe orders were suddenly subject to VAT after all the Brexit chaos.
At least for me he also usually replies in very short time.
Also I find it a little bit awkward (obvious from the posters few posts in this forum) that some do obviously only join this forum to bash on some Ebay sellers. But that’s just my personal opinion.
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I bought one item from them on Ebay a year or so ago (maybe 2 years ago) before they started placing the preorder disclaimer in their listings. I requested to cancel the order after several months of not receiving the item. Spence promptly contacted me to let me know the plane would be distributed in the following 2 weeks so I kept my order in and received my plane in the US promptly and in good order.

I wouldn't hesitate to order again for IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY if I couldn't find it elswhere! I normally don't do preorder if I have to pay upfront.

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Ok, so regardless of those who have had a good experience with this guy heretofore, its obvious from the accounts of more than a few now that he's running a scam on others, so he is by definition still a dodgy cocknobber. Therefore don't do business with him and allow him to take advantage of others.
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hehehe..."cocknobber"
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I bought a model from him at the end of May, I didnt bother looking for anything that mentioned preorder on that listing, It shipped out fast, but the model did get stuck in the first step of entry into the US in Chicago ISC for about 3 weeks but I dont think the guy can be blamed for that, It arrived a few days ago.

But because of this topic, I will try and be more aware of the listings I may become interested in and look out for that preorder line to maybe sway me away from the listing. This was my first ever order with this seller.
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No problems. Ordered 4 weeks ago 2 models and arrived today. OK, it took some time but saved me shipping and customs.
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Ordered AA 757 in Feb, which is still on pre-order. I messaged via eBay and asked seller (Damien), to exchange this item for another in stock item. Few messages back and forth and he is shipping a different model. Sharing my experience.
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I have ordered three times from them and all arrived within 10 days of ordering. Shipping, packaging, and items were solid
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I ordered the Inflight Aer Lingus 747 last year, 1st July 2020, although it was available at the major retailers ARD, Bundy's on Ebay and Aviation Megastore around JAN & Feb this year my model only arrived a couple of weeks ago after assurance it had travelled surface mail ( slow boat from China), but it arrived safely and very well packaged. Just have confidence and patience.
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I ordered the Inflight Aer Lingus 747 last year, 1st July 2020, although it was available at the major retailers ARD, Bundy's on Ebay and Aviation Megastore around JAN & Feb this year my model only arrived a couple of weeks ago after assurance it had travelled surface mail ( slow boat from China), but it arrived safely and very well packaged. Just have confidence and patience.
I don't see this point of keeping your money for over a year. Also, he gets the items after everyone else. I would recommend you start looking to use other suppliers
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But why? ...Just buy from a reliable shop and you are safe
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Also if this seller isn't you type I am sure there are tons of other ones to choose from, I personally never had an issue with Spence, heck he'd even allow me to reserve models I'd want in even in like 1 month's time or so, due to their rarity, it always packed out OK for me.
Yet I am sorry for those that had lesser great of the experience with Spence himself, but maybe there is a way to reason with him?
That is if he would be willing to respond in this topic in a way? Not sure if this will even work, but hey can't hurt to try right

In the end not one seller is perfect, they are just people like us, they too can make mistakes.
But on the other hand if they cause certain complications, they are responsible for their actions.
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I would like to add that the Inflight 200 Air Transat L1011 was finally released in March of 2021. Some Ebay sellers have received this model as early as April. I finally got my hands on one from a shop here in Canada in July 2021. Buygoneworldlimited (Spence) still has this on a preorder status. What is the point of preordering from this guy? he gives you no discount and he is one of the last to receive the models if he ever does. I suspect he sells models that he never gets. You'll notice a lot of "lost" packages in his feedback comments. On top of it all, if you preorder a model and then message him to ask when its being released, he will block you if he feels "annoyed" and you'll be left wondering if you'll ever get your model because too much time has passed to open up a claim through paypal or ebay. He fooled me with this particular L1011 that I purchased from him on December 2, 2019 for $204CAD(which he stole). I messaged him a few times, last time being January 2021 and he blocked me. What am I to think? that he's a thief right? all he had to do was message me back. So I have been obsessing over this. I went as far as opening up another ebay account and bought the very same model again, just so I could cancel it and finally report him to ebay and paypal. It was petty of me but I cannot stomach that some low life like Spence did this to me. He stole $204 from me and thinks that he got away with it. Please if anyone has had similar experiences with this guy and you live in the UK, then report him to the proper authorities or go pay him a visit in person. This needs to stop. He may have his "reasons" but you do NOT have the right to ignore people that have paid for items just because you cant deal with their messages.
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Also awaiting two models I hadn't realised were "pre-orders" until I chased them up. I've since seen one of them generally available at another retailer. Perhaps I should start looking elsewhere ? That said, I'm also awaiting an overseas order from Canada, a country who's mailing system seems to specialise in shipping things the long way round.

#Edited to add# The Canadian order showed up an hour after my initial posting. Precisely a month after despatch.
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