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post #79516 of 109053

APK, if I file a claim like that, won't they require me to ship them back, if the claim is decided in my favor? If that's the case, then I guess I might as well just eat the cost to get them redone since I did get them for a good price.  Still pisses me off that he was a dick about it though

post #79517 of 109053
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Originally Posted by insomniac341 View Post

APK, if I file a claim like that, won't they require me to ship them back, if the claim is decided in my favor? If that's the case, then I guess I might as well just eat the cost to get them redone since I did get them for a good price.  Still pisses me off that he was a dick about it though

Yes, you would need to return the boots if you went that route. By filing the claim, the funds in the seller's PayPal account would be frozen until the case was decided. You'd be asked to provide a tracking number when you sent the boots back. It's a very buyer-friendly set-up, since the tracking number is generally sufficient enough evidence in eBay's eyes that the buyer held up their end of the deal. Of course, this fails to consider the possibility of less scrupulous people sending something other than the item in the package they send back to the seller, which I've heard of happening more than a few times.

If you like the boots enough, just get the repair done, write off the extra money as the cost of possessing a pair of boots you genuinely like/love, and hope the seller "gets his" down the road.
post #79518 of 109053
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That's a F430.

It is my bad, small picture on iPhone made it hard to see.
post #79519 of 109053
You couldn't tell the condition of the boots from the pics? I'd respond back and be like you do realize your ad was completely misleading regarding the condition right? If he's still a dick then just file a claim and look for the boots elsewhere unless you got them for dirt cheap and are unlikely to find at that price again.
post #79520 of 109053

CP officer boots for $200...pretty tough to beat.  He only had one pic of the actual boots, and it was a blurry phone shot.  The main pic on his listing (as well as several others that he used in the listing) were all stock photos of brand new boots.  Put that together with "Only worn once for a few hours" as he said and yeah....it was seriously misleading.


Edited by insomniac341 - 5/19/13 at 12:32am
post #79521 of 109053
eh........ to be honest, i'd actually go for the return route and invest my money in a better pair of boots. but ymmv
post #79522 of 109053

I see the listing. He clearly said it had only been worn once. The guy is a goddamn shitburglar. 

post #79523 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

eh........ to be honest, i'd actually go for the return route and invest my money in a better pair of boots. but ymmv

 

Yeah, I have a few other "midrange" boots (F+B, Buttero) but those ones in particular have been one of those "god I want them" items for a while now.  I just kind of have a ceiling of $250-300 on boots at the moment. redface.gif

 

When I saw them come up for a price like that, coupled with the fact that I've been after them for a long time, it just seemed like a no-brainer (at the time).  One day I'll get some CDiems and Augustas, but for now...money is best spent elsewhere.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I see the listing. He clearly said it had only been worn once. The guy is a goddamn shitburglar. 

 

Yeah I mean, honestly they aren't trashed or anything; it was just really misleading, which is frustrating. Not to mention he was a dick about it afterwards.

post #79524 of 109053
Just file the case. Ebay will comp you the return shipping label. I just had to return a pair of Lanvin sneakers that were "store returns". They only showed pictures of one shoe, and they looked totally brand new. Turns out the other shoe had an enormous split in the sole which was likely a factory defect or got damaged in transit somewhere along the way. As a buyer, ebay was actually easy to deal with. I called customer support and went through the claim process as we spoke and he approved the return on the spot.
post #79525 of 109053
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Originally Posted by insomniac341 View Post

Yeah, I have a few other "midrange" boots (F+B, Buttero) but those ones in particular have been one of those "god I want them" items for a while now.  I just kind of have a ceiling of $250-300 on boots at the moment. redface.gif

When I saw them come up for a price like that, coupled with the fact that I've been after them for a long time, it just seemed like a no-brainer (at the time).  One day I'll get some CDiems and Augustas, but for now...money is best spent elsewhere.



Yeah I mean, honestly they aren't trashed or anything; it was just really misleading, which is frustrating. Not to mention he was a dick about it afterwards.

it's really really not as easy as you think it is to pick up a pair of cdiems. it's better for you to save up and invest in one good pair instead of 3 shitty pairs.
post #79526 of 109053

Haha I know it's not easy, hence the "someday".  Ah well, I'll enjoy "baller" boots vicariously for the time being.

post #79527 of 109053
Dawg $200 plus cobbler fees ain't worth it. CPs ain't that nice and won't hold up over time. And since when does one bid on items with ASAP KANYE SUPREME GIVENCHY Owens Damier in the title? And the guys feedback was already wack
post #79528 of 109053

Insomniac, if the seller does not have a return policy ebay will assume he does not want his boots back and will refund your money... and you get to keep the boots. It's a dick move for sure, but it sounds like that seller deserves it.

 

And used footwear goes for dirt cheap on ebay these days, sounds more like an average deal to me... shit, I got my CDiems for cheaper than that (ok, that was lucky)... and I have 2 other pair of boots that retailed for over $750 that I picked up for under $100 in near-new condition.

post #79529 of 109053
Ebay skews its policies in favor of the buyer for a reason. It has a critical mass of buyers, but there is significant competition for those consumers. And a buyer can move anywhere, at any time. It's literally at the click of a button.

I hear complaints that B&S doesn't move as fast as it used to. This is not strictly speaking, true, Actually, a lot of powersellers in CM, in particular, have a great deal of success - a fair number of them have made small businesses purely through Styleforum. They understand, through experience, what sells, and what does not, sell, and at what price. In SWD, I see a lot of cool stuff, but a lot of sellers are asking for some pretty high dollars for goods that are only attractive to a small number of buyers, and only affordable by even fewer. Think about it - the moment you buy piece of clothing and walk it out the door, it has lost about 1/2 to 3/4 of the retail value, unless you have something that has historically high resale value. I you are trying to sell something used for 1/2 of retail, the likelihood of you finding a buyer is low, low, low. There is a very small audence that wants that particular item at that price.

Ebay can bring you that audience - sometimes. It's reach is greater than that of any other platform. And really, it has sellers by the balls, because most sellers are not thinking about things in the long term, they just want to sell that one item. Powersellers, on the other hand, (and this is the other group that Ebay desperately wants to hold onto), have choices. Building a shopify or Big Commerce store is pretty low cost when you are selling tends to hundreds of thousands of dollars of merchandise each month. And above a certain level, you can build your on infrastructure for puiblicity - forums, google adwords, etc... are all retatively low cost compared to giving a big cut off the top for each item sold. And they often offer incentives to transition from their Ebay stores to buying directly off their websites, and using alternative media. For example "10% off (the Ebay price) for Styleforum members" is something that is increasingly prevalent. Or powersellers will simply have Styleforum prices that are 10-20% less on B&S than on Ebay. The added bonus is that we don't capture any information other than "so and so sold this." And yes, your information has value. A lot of value.

The point is: Ebay will continue to have you by the nuts (if you are a seller) if you are always thinking purely about the next sale. This goes for all small sellers. Without real competition (either in the form of one big platform, or a lot of small, niche platforms), there is still a lot of turns left in the vice they have on the typical set of balls.

I'm not blaming Ebay. Hell, if I owned Ebay, I'd probably have made similar moves. Just tired of people complaining either about Ebay or about our B&S, without considering that they system is the way it is because of your consumer choices.
post #79530 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Dorje View Post

Insomniac, if the seller does not have a return policy ebay will assume he does not want his boots back and will refund your money... and you get to keep the boots. It's a dick move for sure, but it sounds like that seller deserves it.

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