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I always thought that "drop shipping" was a derogatory term but I don't think it is really. I guess it is in the way we use it on this website but I was looking at at a golf related item on Ebay and the listing clearly stated that the item would be drop shipped. Just something I found interesting, not sure of its educational value though lol

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I always thought that "drop shipping" was a derogatory term but I don't think it is really. I guess it is in the way we use it on this website but I was looking at at a golf related item on Ebay and the listing clearly stated that the item would be drop shipped. Just something I found interesting, not sure of its educational value though lol

Drop shipping happens everyday in the non-LEGO world. Many retail sites don't store large and expensive items in their warehouse so it comes directly from the manufacturer.

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The derogatory nature of drop shipping on this site comes from the payments attached to drop shipping scams. It would be perfectly fine for someone to drop ship an item by purchasing it through their own means after receiving payment for this service via paypal for instance. However, through eBay, crooks are using stolen credit card information as the funds to purchase Lego sets and pocketing all of the money obtained through the eBay/Paypal payment.

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The other thing that can be scary about drop shipped items, is how accurately can the seller describe the item's condition if it is not even in their possession? I would never buy something that I know up front is not even coming from the original seller. Drop shipping works just fine for some small, simple, inexpensive items, but I for one would not by my LEGO stuff this way. Just my two sense.

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The other thing that can be scary about drop shipped items, is how accurately can the seller describe the item's condition if it is not even in their possession? I would never buy something that I know up front is not even coming from the original seller. Drop shipping works just fine for some small, simple, inexpensive items, but I for one would not by my LEGO stuff this way. Just my two sense.

Best way to buy a LEGO set on EBAY(unless it's from a large retailer or Top seller) is to buy from a seller that posts photos. Stops drop shippers almost every time.

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