They dont look that Bad,But it has to be Stopped as the OP Says that He got a Fake and Wanting the Fakes Off the Market!Fakes don’t look that bad!
See thisSo, I was Just on Ebay Last night when I searched up Tamagotchi. And I found 6 WHOLE PAGES OF FAKES!!! I know 5 People who have Fallen for the Fakes and My first Tamagotchi was a fake.
They label them as Tamagotchi Connections/Cyber Pets And Dont even have real Tamagotchi Caracters.
They are just Animals or Humans.
There is no fun out of this!!!
You can usually get them for around 1-9 Dollars, That is a real waste of money.
Your better off getting a Friends. Its worth it to pay a little extra sometimes.
I hate these!
Its terrible Quality makes you want to wash your hands after you press on of the cheap buttons.
Please help be bring these Fakes off the Market!!!
Pretty much every bootleg V-Pet to ever exist has the same shell mould, poorly designed and cheaply made. There's no originality or uniqueness, just a carbon copy of something it isn't.there was a reset button on the front of one of them, and they would reset the thing to the beginning.
There's nothing about this that's trying to convince a buyer that it's a Tamagotchi - it's just a generic product, not a bootleg. (In fact, were it not for the fact that the clock runs too fast, which results in it becoming impossible to take care of, I'd say that these are a fairly decent generic multi-pet.)I found the funniest thing in the world, a bootleg tama just called Virtual Pet(s?) it's that same 100,000,000 Pets in 1 handheld I was talking about, but in a sleeker case.
EDIT: I found the packing for the Virtual Pet
I sure hope so! I gave up looking at lowest price on eBay, but even now I see these four button ones pop up on Mercari. Thankfully there is a "counterfeit" option when reporting those that generally seems to work! I felt very relieved for some less aware shopper when I was able to get a $40+ fake taken down. Feels good man.It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this forum (also, 20,000 views! Thank you all!) so I thought I would get your guys input on this.
Has anyone else been seeing less bootleg/fake Tamagotchis on eBay recently? It might just be me, but as I was scrolling through the ‘Tamagotchi’ search yesterday I was getting far less bootleg results than before. I am definitely not complaining about this, it makes things so much easier for buyers to find accurate results quickly.
Might have just been me on this one though! I’m curious to see if the market for fakes is declining.
Bah, that's not how business works, and anyone claiming that has got it all wrong.but it's another when it's a US seller who paid maybe $1, then relists it for $25 or more... While blatantly claiming it's genuine or playing dumb. That's not very ethical or fair, even if some folks argue it's how (bad) business works.
I never knew this existed! I’ll definitely try this when I’m next buying anything on there.Thankfully there is a "counterfeit" option when reporting those that generally seems to work!
Honestly there are quite a lot of Tamagotchi ‘resellers’ even to this day. I think Etsy has the most, and some of them even sell fakes along with genuine items? I’m not sure why.when it's a US seller who paid maybe $1, then relists it for $25 or more... While blatantly claiming it's genuine or playing dumb.
The amount of videos on TikTok and YouTube with the title of ‘Unboxing my childhood Tamagotchi’ and it being a counterfeit hurts my heart. It’s nowhere near what their childhood was, whatever type of Virtual Pet they had.Let's cross our fingers the market declines for the sake of less informed individuals wishing to relive their childhoods, and frequently get scammed by "Tamagotchi Connection" titled fakes.
This is probably the most tragic consequence, because they're definitely unhappy and disappointed with the quality. They're often confused about it's functions and why it randomly resets, or one of the many other issues we're aware these bootlegs have, which make it feel less and less like the experience they hoped for. It truly is heartbreaking.The amount of videos on TikTok and YouTube with the title of ‘Unboxing my childhood Tamagotchi’ and it being a counterfeit hurts my heart. It’s nowhere near what their childhood was, whatever type of Virtual Pet they had.
I couldn't recommend report functions enough! No circumstance should you attempt to contact the person, if you think they've made an unintentional mistake. One time before I was wiser, I tried to respectfully but subtly request a clearer image of the back cover to see Bandai year of make, in order to figure out which Connection version. Her high seller rating and bio seemed innocent and friendly enough.
Don't feel dumb - you did the right thing. Sometimes, people genuinely don't know, and it's just unfortunate that the one that you encountered was a bad apple. The lesson is good too - it's better to just report fakes outright.I feel so dumb admitting it, but it's a lesson to anyone with like-minded good intentions.
I really appreciate you saying that. In general I rather forgive and go benefit of the doubt, since I've had positive outcomes through contact. Though after that person, and seeing similarly priced/described listings, I'm simultaneously afraid of the sellers as well as guilty to make quick judgements. But we're all much better off protecting ourselves and potential victims than to worry about the individuals selling fakes.Don't feel dumb - you did the right thing. Sometimes, people genuinely don't know, and it's just unfortunate that the one that you encountered was a bad apple. The lesson is good too - it's better to just report fakes outright.
That's how I felt too! Acting exceedingly ignorant to a product's functions or origin is probably one of the most suspicious things a seller can do. :kusatchi: Not always of course, just something to be wary of.The funny thing is, I remember seeing these things described with "It says Tamagotchi Connection on it." and similar at one point, and it set alarm-bells ringing more than the usual descriptions do! After all, at that point it sounds even more obvious that they know they're selling a fake.
Realistically, scams and fakes are unavoidable. Even for people like me and you who know their Fakes from their legitimate items, there will be people who false advertise. I have definitely been scammed before, and also overcharged. Ebay is full of people like this.But we're all much better off protecting ourselves and potential victims than to worry about the individuals selling fakes.