Buying a new reborn baby should be an exciting time.
But sometimes this can go wrong.
When buying a baby online you are having to put your trust in another person.
This person may not be someone that you have met before or could be a person that you have only spoken with a few times.
Some of the most common places to buy reborn babies from online is Facebook, Instagram, esty and of course eBay.
Now of course this means that you can not actually see the baby you are buying in person.
You have to trust in the pictures that are sent to you.
This is a big trust that you are placing in someone.
That greatist insult to that trust is for the other person to lie and let you down.
I know that there are many horror stories out there of people being ripped off and lied to when it comes fo buying from a virtual stranger online.
The issues you have are many , but there are some things that you can do to try and protect yourself.
First of all, if paying with Paypal, use the goods and services option.
Do not use friends and family as I have learnt this lesson the hard way.
Using friends and family will not protect you should you either not receive your baby or if the baby you do receive is damaged.
Secondly, ask for a safety picture.
This is a picture with the baby and a piece of paper with the date, artists or sellers name on and a secret word which you will tell the seller..
This secret word can be anything. But it will prove that the seller actually has the baby, which is one of the big concerns when buying online. That the person who claims to be selling the doll does not actually own the doll.
Next, ask to see as many up close details pictures as you can.
This will help you to get a good idea of the paintwork of your baby, bad paintwork can spoil the baby and could ruin your chances of bonding.
Make sure to also get some photos of the rooting as you don’t want a baby who will lose it’s hair in no time? Costing you more to fix it up.
Of course if you are purchasing a baby knowing that it is a boo boo baby then you have to make certain allowances for that.
But if you have not been told in advance about any flaws the baby might have, then you should not expect to find any horrible surprises when you finally get your baby home.
The seller should also be easy to get in touch with and should be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
You are buying from them and the babies are not cheap.
So make sure you do as much work as you can before sending any money.
At the end of the day it is your hard earned money that you are handing over to buy this baby.
You do not want any nasty surprises when and if the baby does finally turn up.