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EBay Seller Warning -jdibluesky

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Watch out for Jdibluesky on ebay. Either he is dishonest or his quality control is ass. Bought a pair of Zegna jeans advertised as NWOT from him a while ago. Wore them for a while, then the button started popping. I thought the button was some new style Zegna one, turns out (according to my tailor) that it was a generic replacement button and the top button area has been repaired before (quite obviously too, I have no idea how I didn't notice). I confronted the seller about this and reminded him that they were advertised as NWOT when in fact they could at best be considered 'refurbished'. Offered me a $5 refund and replied with a condescending 'I'm sorry you popped a button.' - I'm not fat
post #2 of 32
If it was long enough ago that you couldn't open a paypal dispute/leave negative feedback i'm surprised he even offered the partial. The stupid comment by them wasn't necessary but at least they tried to make up for it. Do they sell large amounts? Something like a non original button can easily be looked over by mistake. Besides the comment by them I don't see the need for a "warning". ETA: I just looked over their account. There was no reason to start this thread IMO.
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fatty
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fatty

yeah, basically this.
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ETA: I just looked over their account. There was no reason to start this thread IMO.

I disagree. Sometimes forums like this and posts like this help out lots of people. As a seller, knowing that someone is able to reach a good deal of people who may be potential customers, negative reaction would help me improve my quality control. As a buyer I would now know to be extra careful with a seller who either a)deliberately overlooks things, or b) has far too much volume to control everything that he or she sells. So long as nothing is fabricated, its places like this that help keep us all honest.
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I think the lesson to be learned here is never trust NWOT.
post #7 of 32
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If it was long enough ago that you couldn't open a paypal dispute/leave negative feedback i'm surprised he even offered the partial.
It had been long enough. It took a good couple weeks for me to receive the package, and then I wore them for a few weeks. My preliminary inspection needs to be more thorough.
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Do they sell large amounts? Something like a non original button can easily be looked over by mistake.
Well, the repair was more than just the button itself, the whole area had been re-stitched up. It's absolutely possible that it was missed by QC and this was no deliberate fraud, but the fact remains that it was missed by QC. The point of this warning is only partially spite and bitterness. Moreso, it is a warning that this seller's NWOT items may not be as described. And for the record, it was not my waistline that initially popped the button. It got caught on one of my belt buckles. I'M NOT FAT.
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I think the lesson to be learned here is never trust NWOT.

Completely agree. I would arguethat 90 percent of the time NWOT is complete horse shit, and there is of course a case to be made that it's oxymoronic (though I wouldn't go that far).

eBay has been cracking down on sellers of late (standardizing S&H in certain categories, depriving sellers of the ability to leave negative feedback, the worthless DSR system), and I wouldn't be surprised to see them focusing on this in the future.
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I think the lesson to be learned here is never trust NWOT.

Particularly from eBay. With trusted sellers on SF, I'm less weary. I'm not talking about the posters here with 8 posts who join to hawk their crap as an alternative to eBay.
post #10 of 32
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I think the lesson to be learned here is never trust NWOT.


When I questioned a seller, they admitted it was worn a "few times" and told me, "What do you expect from eBay? Would you rather pay retail in the stores?"

This was for a NWT
post #11 of 32
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With trusted sellers on SF, I'm less weary.


Define "trusted seller". Many SFers sell on eBay too. I've seen a few who also sell on the Bay and after reading their feedback, I decided not to do business with them.
post #12 of 32
sadly enough, it's a "buyer beware" world we all live in. For all the talk of "being fair" and "honest", it still always comes down to money. If you go into ANY transaction, ESPECIALLY one on ebay, you'll be better off.

Suggestion for the original poster in all this... THOROUGHLY inspect your goods upon receipt. We would all like to "trust", but "trust" has nothing to do with it.

Hey, I'm getting near to closing on my first house. Met the owner. Nice guy, mid seventies, met my wife, charmed my kids. We had alot in common, etc, etc, etc.

Lucky for me I hired a good engineering firm to inspect, rather than the regular "home inspection" company. Hey, I'm NOT saying the owner tried to "conceal" a defect or two which would have cost me thousands down the road (although the engineer pointed out a "questionable" issue or two). All I'm saying is that it was MY responsibility to do everything in my power to make sure I'm protected in all this. Thank goodness I spent the extra time & money and did so. Sadly, in a money / business transaction It's always about the money.

The Godfather said, "It's just business. It's never personal." True words to live by.
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When I questioned a seller, they admitted it was worn a "few times" and told me, "What do you expect from eBay? Would you rather pay retail in the stores?"

This was for a NWT

There's no excuse for that.
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When I questioned a seller, they admitted it was worn a "few times" and told me, "What do you expect from eBay? Would you rather pay retail in the stores?"

This was for a NWT

If he sent that message via eBay's msging, they have a evidence of him admitting to misrepresenting the item (since they can't delete) and you may be able get coverage from eBay.
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When I questioned a seller, they admitted it was worn a "few times" and told me, "What do you expect from eBay? Would you rather pay retail in the stores?"

This was for a NWT

I grabbed a NWOT BB Black Fleece OCBD from eBay a few months ago. I had a chuckle when I saw the seller hadn't bothered to rip the tag off that indicated the season the shirt was from: F/W 2007.

But for $40 shipped, no sense in raising hell. Sadly, one just sort of expects it -- even from The Super Power Trusted eBay Sellers.
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