If you're one of those people planning to get their first-ever reborn doll,
Getting scammed is the least thing that you ever want to happen to you.
Having your own reborn doll may seem like an easy and exciting journey, but don't get too blinded! Although you're in the middle of a "hype," make sure you make wise decisions when it comes to buying your own doll.
Remember, reborn dolls are somehow costly luxuries.
You don't just get cheap ones, and you really need to spend a certain amount of money to get a quality doll.
Don't be fooled and be extra cautious.
Follow these simple tips to help avoid scams in the process of getting your own reborn doll.
Are you ready?
Here we go.
Go for organic searches instead of ads
Are you familiar with SEO?
SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the practice of improving one’s ranking on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
Why am I bringing this up?
This is because, no one can pay any search engine to rank you up. This is all organic. Which explains why it’s better to rely on organic searches from search engines instead of advertisements to avoid getting scammed.
Advertisements are pretty common, especially with the rise of the Digital Age. We have Pay Per Click Ads, Banner Ads, and Even Facebook ads you see anywhere.
So, why should you be worried?
The kinds of ads I mentioned are usually paid. Thus, if there was a scammer out there who would really like to cause harm to people who are interested to get their own reborn dolls and make money out of it, creating these kinds of ads to lure this target market would never be a problem. It’s simply all about choosing a tool and creating ads that are in reality, fake.
Unlike searches from search engines that come out of the top ranking, it’s safe to say that once these rank, these have had a lot of searches in the past.
Now what does that imply?
That they’re a real business and choosing these will help you avoid getting scammed.
Learn where reborn dolls come from
Where do reborn dolls come from?
They come straight from artists, and these dolls are definitely not for mass production. Reborn dolls for mass production are cheaper, these reborn dolls are sold under $100, they are just for children's gifts not for high-end reborn doll collectors.
Although you may think reborn dolls come from companies, reborn dolls are actually a custom-made by reborners (artists for reborn dolls) according to your liking.
Their skills and time are devoted to creating a replica of a human child with high realism.
Before initially building a transaction to buy reborn dolls, they initially know that they are made by artists. This should be a basic fact you master by heart to avoid any scams.
Here are some common websites that are known to scam customers.
Find and contact the artist directly
Once you're well aware that reborn dolls are personally made by artists to your liking, the next step would be finding the perfect artist for you.
Your chosen artists can help you find the doll of your dreams, which you would love to customize to fit your preference.
Be knowledgeable of how reborn dolls cost
It's safe to say that we all would want to purchase within a specific budget. Right?
But, this is not the case for you to get your money's worth. Save yourself from the scam and the drama and know for a fact that buying a reborn doll would cost you a couple of bucks.
Don't be attracted by cheap reborn dolls just because they're much more affordable.
The worst thing that could happen to you is you might just get yourself a cheap-looking doll that looks like it's been bought at Walmart!
Also, keep this in mind…
Whenever artists make a doll, the supplies alone can cost more than 100$! This already includes the vinyl kit, cloth, body weighting material, hair, eyes, lashes, paints, and even other supplies!
Now, do you understand why you're never getting a reborn doll that costs 100$?
If you do, then good.
Here are some of the sample costs of reborn dolls taken from our website, www.kissreborn.com:
Do your homework, check if your artist is a scam
It's safe to say that there is a slight chance we could end up with an artist who is a scammer.
Now, what do you do about it?
It's pretty simple, do your homework!
Check the reborn doll community and ask around for feedback about the artist of your choice just to make sure you're not going on the wrong side of the road for this transaction.
At www.kissreborn.com, we present to your customer reviews for our products to ensure you that our items are 100% legit:
In addition, you can also try to be more meticulous about the website you’re choosing to make a purchase. Preferably, it would be much better if they present a background of their company, factory, and even their certificates. This is exactly what www.kissreborn.com does also to ensure our customers that we are 100% authentic:
Trust the reborn doll community
It's time to have faith in your own flock.
Try to check out the reborn doll communities available on websites and on social media platforms when trying to scout ideas and information about reborn dolls (and your artists as well.)
Although the reborn doll community is slowly growing, they are not that hard to find.
Due to the closeness of the community, these are the best group of people to be updated about the latest news, especially when it comes to scam stories experienced by others.
Reaching out to them would also help you identify if your artist is a legit one.
Do more research about your artist
It's not enough to ask the reborn doll community about news or updates about the particular artist you mentioned.
By any chance, they really have no idea who it is (this is just a plan B tip)
Try to find similar people in other communities about the work of this artist. It would be nice if you got photos of their own reborn doll, or got reviews on how this specific artist works.
In this way, you would be able to verify if your artist is legit and get to check his/her past works.
But trust me, if you're an artist is that legit, then he can really provide proof of his previous work himself.
Make PayPal payments only
Just to make you feel extra secure, it would be better if you only made payments via PayPal. Avoid sending money via wire transfer, international fund transfer, or even Bitcoins!
Go and check scammer groups
Do you know that scammer groups on FB exist?
Yes, they do. And these were also brought about by the reborn doll community. Try to bring up the name of your artist or try to search if his name appears there.
This is a great way to avoid getting scammed by your artist.
Make sure you follow a specific time frame
Another way to make sure you're not stuck in a "scam" transaction is to make sure you follow a specified timeline for your reborn doll project.
A professional artist would be more than familiar in making sure deliverables are ready at hand to ensure a seamless buying process for you.
And by any case, if it's possible, it would be better to offer the full payment once your product is already ready.
Stock yourself with knowledge about reborn dolls
You can't buy something you don't know about, right?
Before buying, make sure you're aware of the ins and outs of the product. It's good to be familiar with its mechanism, it's materials, and it's parts.
This will make you learn more about the item and help you avoid being fooled by anyone in the future.
Have a clear communication
Last but not least, always make sure that both you and your artist have clear communication. Not only would you ensure a smooth flow to your buying process, but it would highly help you to detect when something gets fishy.
I hope this helps you avoid experiencing any scam when you buy your reborn doll!