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Tell the buyer he is fat and needs to lose weight to fit in the shirt. But seriously I'm sorry this happened to you!
Yes but he is a creative director Creative Director JA Apparel Corp http://www.josephabboud.com http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/fa...lose.html?_r=1 http://uk.askmen.com/fashion/intervi...interview.html
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post #48 of 69
There is so much marketing potential here for you. You're officially a retailer to the 'stars of fashion'.
post #49 of 69
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There is so much marketing potential here for you. You're officially a retailer to the 'stars of fashion'.

It won't work in this case If only a "creative director" could understand what "regular" and "big & tall" meant.
post #50 of 69
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Originally Posted by PocketCircle View Post

He doesn't look like a large man, how would the shirt not fit him?
post #51 of 69
Give him a call at work!
post #52 of 69
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^

Nothing like a good a shit show.

But seriously take your lumps, learn that as an ebay seller you're an idiot if you posture over a return regardless of the reason, and move the F* move on.
post #53 of 69
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Nothing like a good a shit show.

But seriously take your lumps, learn that as an ebay seller you're an idiot if you posture over a return regardless of the reason, and move the F* move on.

Hey, I think he's within his rights to complain about the guy sending back the way the guy did due to customs - he should be able to work it out with fedex, though. If you want to return, you should at least follow instructions for returning it, regardless of the reason you're sending it back.
post #54 of 69
Sounds like a bit of a narcissist, but at least he has good ideas for the JoeBuddha brand:

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Originally Posted by NY Times
Mr. Rojo polishes his shoes to relax, the way other people cook. "I like this pair," he said, holding up Gucci cordovan monk straps and looking at them philosophically. "To be or not to be," he said, pretending to be Hamlet holding Yorick's skull...

This fall he also plans to introduce a line of hightops for under $200 that will use classic Abboud fabrics ike herringbones and houndstooth. Will he trade his cherished Lanvins for those? "Why do you think I designed them?" Mr. Rojo said. "I had myself in mind."

It also seems like he should have liked the shirt:

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Originally Posted by Bernando Rojo
"I took a careful look at the fit and silhouettes that I felt were outdated, and remade the patterns, making them slimmer yet keeping the comfort and functionality."


I'm sorry to hear about the customs fee and there is no way eBay will hold him accountable for any of that customs charge. I've had issues with FedEx and $100 may not be worth the time it takes to get it back. If it's any consolation, I've had similar and much more despicable problems on eBay and understand the frustration when there is no accountability for buyers and inconsistent judgments from eBay reps.

I once had a buyer threaten to post my personal information and phone number on craigslist offering free TVs (which I thought was rather clever) because I wouldn't issue a refund until I received the item.

Maybe this is inappropriate for SF or already suggested, but we should organize a thread for sharing the "block-bidder" lists of SF members. You could start by PMing me Rojo's eBay id...
post #55 of 69
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I dont think OP actually knew that the shirt was slim fitting, since the shirt is not unwrapped. Or the buyer was just a fat ass.

or.. the buyer had buyer's remorse and wants a way out.
post #56 of 69
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He's probably a lurker here, not very original for a creative director that much was already certain.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=230333
post #57 of 69
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Maybe this is inappropriate for SF or already suggested, but we should organize a thread for sharing the "block-bidder" lists of SF members. You could start by PMing me Rojo's eBay id...

Everyone should ban him:

This is his ebay ID:
bernardor2011 (rojob@josephabboud.com)

In the end, I lost the shirt because I can't even take it out of the customs in the airport (FedEx is trying to charge $280 for that), higher than the value of the shirt.

This is the second time something like this happened to me over a pretty short period of time (in the previous case, a SF buyer returned a jacket without tracking and it got lost). Selling is too risky to make any profit out of it; therefore, after selling what I have in stock, I will stop listing any items.
post #58 of 69
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Originally Posted by PocketCircle View Post
Everyone should ban him:

This is his ebay ID:
bernardor2011 (rojob@josephabboud.com)

In the end, I lost the shirt because I can't even take it out of the customs in the airport (FedEx is trying to charge $280 for that), higher than the value of the shirt.

This is the second time something like this happened to me over a pretty short period of time (in the previous case, a SF buyer returned a jacket without tracking and it got lost). Selling is too risky to make any profit out of it; therefore, after selling what I have in stock, I will stop listing any items.

I'm really sorry to hear this, as although I haven't bought from you, you sell such lovely items. However, I can completely appreciate why you have come to this conclusion.

eBay selling (selling in general) is difficult, especially when it's done remotely. However, some people do not understand the meaning of "humanity" and believe that it is their right to do as they see fit when dealing with others.

This place (SF) is generally filled with gentlemen who appreciate the difficulty of remote selling/buying. However, even this appears to be changing slightly.

The customs charges are revenue making bullshit, mainly for the couriers. I'm being regularly charged customs for items when are low value and declared as gifts. In most cases, the courier fees are more than actual fees. But why are they charging it.

Does anyone here understanding the customs rules, say of the US and/or UK? What makes an item VATable? I've had a look at the UK HM Revenue and Customs website, but it's not saying anything that I can understand.

Cheers

Clint
post #59 of 69
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Originally Posted by shademore View Post
Nothing like a good a shit show.

But seriously take your lumps, learn that as an ebay seller you're an idiot if you posture over a return regardless of the reason, and move the F* move on.

Pretty much. If you refuse returns you're just asking for it.
post #60 of 69
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Originally Posted by clintonf View Post
I'm really sorry to hear this, as although I haven't bought from you, you sell such lovely items. However, I can completely appreciate why you have come to this conclusion.

eBay selling (selling in general) is difficult, especially when it's done remotely. However, some people do not understand the meaning of "humanity" and believe that it is their right to do as they see fit when dealing with others.

This place (SF) is generally filled with gentlemen who appreciate the difficulty of remote selling/buying. However, even this appears to be changing slightly.

The customs charges are revenue making bullshit, mainly for the couriers. I'm being regularly charged customs for items when are low value and declared as gifts. In most cases, the courier fees are more than actual fees. But why are they charging it.

Does anyone here understanding the customs rules, say of the US and/or UK? What makes an item VATable? I've had a look at the UK HM Revenue and Customs website, but it's not saying anything that I can understand.

Cheers

Clint

It's pretty straight forward, there is a limit on gift before it hits you with VAT (pretty low too...), a different limit if you don't decalre as gift.

Either way you can't get rid of VAT, the only way is to have sender declare it as 0 value (or something ridiculous low), remember you can't have it insured either. If you insure it they will VAT base on the insure amount.

So in the end of the day your typical bill is

20% VAT on (Declare Value + Postage Fee)
Import Duty
8 p worth of Parcel Force Handling Fee

This is speaking from personal experience...

Rememebr VAT is charagable on the combined value of the item as well as the shipping cost, so even if you declare 0 value on your item, if shipping cost is high enough, you will still get hit by VAT

This is speaking from personal experience, got hit by VAT twice..., I can dig out the exact amount at certain point (limits for gift and limits for other things).
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