I got a message from an eBay user telling me the box was fake. I know that could be a scare tactic but it made me compare my box with other ones found online. It looks like the bottom of my box differs significantly from other listings on eBay. Some other listings for comparison:
My box doesn't have the crease from the top right to the bottom left corner of the bottom of the box. The flaps fold differently. The text is not aligned correctly and is not covered a tiny bit like the other boxes.
Are these clear indicators that the box is fake? Were first edition boxes only printed in one way?
Thanks for your help guys, I have a lot of money on the line here.
Post by fourthstartcg on May 23, 2015 17:01:30 GMT -6
As gemmintpokemon said, contact eBay right away. Seeing as it may be fake, there is only one way to know for sure, which is opening it up on camera. I would get your money back from eBay, and then open it and see what you have. IF you open it up, do it all on camera and ONLY after you've gotten your money back.
So to me it doesn't seem like the box is fake, rather it has likely been tampered with. Based on the pictures, would you agree? I see that there are some fake boxes going around but this doesn't necessarily mean mine is.
Luckily I did recently buy this and so I am contacting PayPal now to figure out the best course of action. It's unclear whether I should open it or not at this time so I will leave it as is.
Got off the phone with PayPal, they suggested I verify the contents of the box and then file a claim if the content were fake.
So I just did that. The packs inside are very clearly fake. Below are pictures of 3 different packs. And get this - there were 12 Charizard packs, 13 Venusaur packs, and 11 Blastoise packs. Hah. Contacting the seller and filing a claim next.
Get a load of this, real cards inside...to pass weighing?