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Newbie Question about the Rareprops.net. Are they legit?

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by marooncartoon, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    Hi guys, I'm really pleased to be apart of this community as props are a real passion of mine.

    I am trying to build up a collection of props from Santa Claus The Movie (1985) and I came across a prop in rareprops.net... who I haven't heard anything about. Can anyone one recommend them? Are they credible/legit?

    I really want to get this Santa Claus The Movie - elf blueprint prop from Rare Props but am a bit wary of the site.

    Any help would be much appreciated:thumbsup
     
  2. IndyFanChuck

    IndyFanChuck Sr Member

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    Hey brother,

    I don't know for sure, but I can tell you other people here are very very knowledgeable.

    I trust screenused.com and propstore.com and would recommend them very highly!

    Hope that helps at least a little!



    --Chuck
     
  3. KingNothing

    KingNothing Well-Known Member

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    They've been around for a long time. I ordered stuff from him back in 2004 I believe. Was happy with it. But that was 7 years ago too. I'm not saying it's a big recommendation, but I didn't have a problem with my one order.
     
  4. Jericho

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    I emailed him about a prop and it came back un delivered the address was the same one on the site, my opinion is it looks too new for my likeing, but that's my opinion and don't want to make your mind up.

    Jericho
     
  5. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    Thanks guys for all your help. I'm a bit wary about them to be honest. I'll try contacting them as well and then play it be ear.
     
  6. LDR

    LDR Sr Member

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    I bought from him long ago to, and had no problems.

    My friend won something from ebay from him, but that never showed up.

    I've tried contacting him via email, ebay, and ringing the number as he has some stuff im interested in.

    I cannot get hold of him at all. So no idea if hes still in business.
     
  7. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    I wonder if I took a chance and just bought it, I wonder how much of a risk I would be taking? Once I get a COA... although, how genuine are those? Couldn't anyone just make one up? I did get baddly ripped off before, so I'm very scetchy about buying props nowadays.
     
  8. LDR

    LDR Sr Member

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    well i put some stuff in my basket on the site, and it sends and email to ask for a total etc...again i never got anything back.

    I dont think you can pay until he sends another email out.
     
  9. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought I saw an option to pay with PayPal.
     
  10. LDR

    LDR Sr Member

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    I'm not sure i'd risk it, esp if hes not even answering the phone.

    I'd try and make contact first...if he doesnt reply. Dont buy!

    If you cant get hold of him when he hasnt even got your money, how are you going to get hold of him when he has got your money?
     
  11. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    Fair point. I won't risk it. I'll wait and see what happens. I contacted him via his ebay account, so we'll see what happens. I'll let you all know if I get any reply.
    It's so annoying... I really want this to be legit, as I'm always after SCTM props.

    Thanks again folks:thumbsup
     
  12. 666

    666 Member

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    I know this is not what you are looking for, take me 3 minutes,

    Print it, use some tea, coffee, lemon and iron, crump

    and your prop it's ready, cheap as a single piece of paper

    it doesn't have background
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  13. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    I really appreciate that... thanks.

    I suppose one way of looking at it would be that, if I had have bought the one on rareprops and it had turned out to be a fake, then this would be just as good, so thanks a million for sending that on.:thumbsup

    Just out of interest, where did you get the picture/photo from? It looks really clean.
     
  14. Birdie

    Birdie Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This guy is no longer operational, and in the past has had dubious practices. Don't buy!
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  15. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    I guess it's good thing so. Thanks for the info.

    I'm gutted though... I was really hoping this was going to be something that I could get, so that I could start a SCTM props collection.

    Does anyone know of any for sale or where I might look? Prop store never seem to have any.
     
  16. 223413720

    223413720 New Member

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    Almost the same scenario here, I've bought many an item from him in the past without a hitch but sadly no comms whatsoever re a recent purchase request! Gave up in the end and bought elsewhere...
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  17. marooncartoon

    marooncartoon New Member

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    That's a shame. Hope it worked out for you.
     

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