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Time to take justice into your own hands.
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Time to take justice into your own hands.

Mailing a turd?
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Mailing a turd?

 

Messy hands...

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I guess that shows how long I've been on ebay. I remember the days when a seller could leave negative feedback for a buyer. Also, sometimes, in EXTREME cases, and where I feel it's warranted, I will leave positive feedback with negative comments, hoping to put a warning out to other sellers for a little while at least until that particular feedback gets bumped down the page. I've done it a couple times over the last few years, usually where the buyer dicks me around with payment.

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83glt, hopefully you have find my phone on your old iPad, maybe that would be helpful.
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Messy hands...

For this kind of work you're going to have to get your hands dirty...
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I recently purchased a coat and found out there was a stain on the sleeve (despite the seller mentioning there were no stains). I told the seller this and uploaded a photo since the original listing said he/she did not accept returns. Usually in this scenario, I get a response about allowing a return or getting a refund/credit.

 

However, I received the following response:

 

I'm sorry for this happening I didn't notice the stain but I can't accept returns on vintage items for they are mostly as-is items.

If I would have noticed this I would have taken it to the cleaners and then have to raise the price on the item.
The stain does look very removable though. Something the dry cleaners could take care of.



Hope you understand.

 

What should I do? Should I attempt to dry clean it at all?

 

The seller has a 100% rating with 31 ratings in the past 12 months and has been an eBay member since 2009.

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What should I do? Should I attempt to dry clean it at all?

The item was not as described. EBAY/PayPal favors the buyer, so... You're good!
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The item was not as described. EBAY/PayPal favors the buyer, so... You're good!

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Well I didn't really want to give a negative rating; I don't think the seller meant it. I'm a tad surprised he/she didn't offer any recourse other than dry cleaning though.

 

I'm thinking the seller also might be a vintage store, so perhaps an employee that doesn't know much about eBay answered me? Perhaps I should send another message at another time and try for another response?

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I think it would depend on the seller and buyer. For example, the seller has a nice setup that they have clearly invested time and money into - male/female forms, lights, good photos, etc. Now look at their history, they're selling items on a regular basis. Why would they risk a continual stream of income by shipping someone a box of rags? It makes no sense, unless the payoff was astronomical (i.e., you created this business for the sole purpose of eventually selling a $50,000 item and then bailing). That would be my argument.

Ebay would side with the thief.
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What should I do? Should I attempt to dry clean it at all?

 

 

If you want to be nice, you can try contacting them again. The truth is that you have an extremely strong case. If you want to keep the item, you can offer to have it dry cleaned and see if the spot comes out. You might even ask the seller to partial refund the amount to get the garment into the same condition it should have arrived in.

 

It sounds like you are being fair, but they do not have a choice if you want to return it. They neglected to list the item correctly. Not accepting returns does not insulate them when the misrepresent a product they are selling. I cannot list a stafford suit as a Kiton by omitting the label and then writing "sold as is" somewhere in the listing. Note though, that returning the garment may require you to pay return shipping.

 

Edit: negative feedback is made for this exact reason. If the seller is not willing to make right on their mistake, you should let other potential buyers know. I sure as hell would want to know a seller that overlooked a stain also tried to stick me with the problem.

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Originally Posted by ballmouse View Post
 

What should I do? Should I attempt to dry clean it at all?

 

 

If you want to be nice, you can try contacting them again. The truth is that you have an extremely strong case. If you want to keep the item, you can offer to have it dry cleaned and see if the spot comes out. You might even ask the seller to partial refund the amount to get the garment into the same condition it should have arrived in.

 

It sounds like you are being fair, but they do not have a choice if you want to return it. They neglected to list the item correctly. Not accepting returns does not insulate them when the misrepresent a product they are selling. I cannot list a stafford suit as a Kiton by omitting the label and then writing "sold as is" somewhere in the listing. Note though, that returning the garment may require you to pay return shipping.

 

Edit: negative feedback is made for this exact reason. If the seller is not willing to make right on their mistake, you should let other potential buyers know. I sure as hell would want to know a seller that overlooked a stain also tried to stick me with the problem.

 

IMO, if you like the item and want to keep it take it to the dry cleaners. If the stain comes out, ask for a partial refund and if he refuses I would leave neutral feedback just stating the facts. If the stain does not some out then proceed though the ebay item dispute and you will win but will be out the dry cleaning cost and return shipping costs (with tracking) to send it back to the seller. Up to you if you want to leave neg feedback.

 

if you dont want to keep it, I would just go though the ebay dispute and get your money back asap, you will still have to pay to ship it back to him WITH TRACKING. Again up to you if you want to leave neutral or neg feedback. As you said, he wasnt trying to screw you and you'll get your money back so I would prob again leave neutral feedback stating the facts.

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Plus, you'd have to personally appear for any procedures (most jurisdictions don't allow for attorneys to represent small claims litigants) so figure travel costs into the mix (if you could have an attorney rep you, that would obviously be a cost issue).  The criminal complaint is a mixed bag and depends on the local authorities, which in my experience not likely to take any action.

In the 4,000 + eBay transactions that I have been a participant, only a very, very few items have been problematic to this degree. None have involved apparel. This is not to say that I have not sold some expensive garments, I have. But for whatever the reasons, I have never really experienced the problems with apparel sales.  The real issues that I have experienced were related to non-apparel items. Even then, the vast majority of buyers have been honest. I actually shipped a $2,500 transmission to a guy in Moscow and all was fine. I am not sure if I would do that now. . . there have been some both civil and criminal actions based upon eBay transactions. I am sure that you can Google them up. . .

 

 

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Time to take justice into your own hands.

Thinking "out of the box" sometimes can present a powerful alternative.

 

 

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IMO, if you like the item and want to keep it take it to the dry cleaners. If the stain comes out, ask for a partial refund and if he refuses I would leave neutral feedback just stating the facts. If the stain does not some out then proceed though the ebay item dispute and you will win but will be out the dry cleaning cost and return shipping costs (with tracking) to send it back to the seller. Up to you if you want to leave neg feedback.

 

if you dont want to keep it, I would just go though the ebay dispute and get your money back asap, you will still have to pay to ship it back to him WITH TRACKING. Again up to you if you want to leave neutral or neg feedback. As you said, he wasnt trying to screw you and you'll get your money back so I would prob again leave neutral feedback stating the facts.

+1  Well stated. As someone that has purchased apparel via eBay and thrifts, I always factor in either dry cleaning or laundering into a clothing purchase. As sellers of apparel, I am sure that we have all over looked minor defects due to the lighting or the sheer volume of items that we sell. I sincerely  doubt that anyone on this thread would go to the effort to sell anything that has visual defects, or at a minimum of fully disclosing the condition in the description and with photos. I certainly have discarded a significant number of items after the inspection process that I have prior to listing an item for sale.  

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Guys: Advice needed asap.

Have a tie listed this week. Has a bid. Went to look for it to pack it and it's nowhwere to be found. Concerned I gave it away as a free gift. 45 mins left to auction; too late to cancel bids. Should I contact the buyer now? Wait till auction end? Thoughts?
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