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post #29836 of 30441
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Oh, and since there are a good number of Mac users, quick question:

About half the time I restart my computer, I suddenly have to double-click everything. If I open a browser (Chrome), I don't get the little "hand" over a link, but the normal arrow, which I then have to double-click. Closing Chrome and re-opening it tends to clear it, but it's annoying.

Anyone else ever have this problem? Is it something simple that I'm doing?
post #29837 of 30441
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Also, if you go through with it, Hong Kong addresses can be confusing. I have to google them every time (as I only send something there every few months) to see which line/number is which.

That being said, I will say that I have never had a package shipped to Hong Kong (1st Class or Priority) fail to make it to its intended recipient.
post #29838 of 30441

I'm looking to get 3-5 suits/sportcoats that are destroyed with drycleaning sheen. I want the most fabric possible, so if the jacket is sheened out but pants are fine, I'm only interested in the jacket. This is usually most apparent on Navy fabrics, so that's what I'm looking for (though if you have something in black that's awful I'll take that too).

post #29839 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post

I'm looking to get 3-5 suits/sportcoats that are destroyed with drycleaning sheen. I want the most fabric possible, so if the jacket is sheened out but pants are fine, I'm only interested in the jacket. This is usually most apparent on Navy fabrics, so that's what I'm looking for (though if you have something in black that's awful I'll take that too).
Ok... I'll bite. Why? Lol
post #29840 of 30441
First time I've ever had this problem... really could use the forum's help on this one...

So this morning I received the following message in regards to a pair of Louboutins I had listed:

"Good day, the ladies and I of the shoe and purse forum (TPF) noticed this, and we hate to inform you, but this is not authentic and cannot be sold. At this point, in collaboration with eBay, we are trying to reach out to sellers to inform them before we are forced to submit your listing as fraudulent. If the listing remains up, we have no choice but to report you and your listing. You also risk the possibility that one of the members will purchase your item, just to report you to Ebay s VERO legal department, as well as your local authorities because the distribution of counterfeit items are now federal crimes. You can go to our website and post them under the verify authenticity forum. Unfortunately, listing them as CL S when they are replicas is not only illegal on Ebay, but illegal period. Designers have pushed for regulations for distribution of counterfeit items to be a federal offense. Ebay has a legal team that we work with to report them."

To which I replied:
"Thanks for reaching out - do you happen to have a link to the thread where this was determined? I've sold multiple pairs of CL shoes in the past, and have never had authenticity issues.
Best Regards,"

And she responded:
"No link unless you're an active member, but you're welcome to go to the Christian Louboutin section and post them, after signing up, for the ladies' opinions. They'll just confirm what I informed you of. Good luck!"

I figured I would then post them over to the other forums she suggested to see what they had to say, but before I could do that eBay removed the listing and sent me the following 7 day restriction?! For the FIRST TIME this has happened to me? Is this a joke? I wasn't even given a chance to respond/address the issue before they locked my account for a week... Which of course means no new auctions listed this Thursday. Here's the message from eBay which came in ~1.5 hours after receiving her message.



As an aside, I checked her feedback and she has a history buying shoes she thinks are fake, and leaving negative feedback stating they're fake or replica's (majority of her recent feedback left are negative too).
post #29841 of 30441
That's fucked up. It feels like some elaborate scam to me
post #29842 of 30441
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As an aside, I checked her feedback and she has a history buying shoes she thinks are fake, and leaving negative feedback stating they're fake or replica's (majority of her recent feedback left are negative too).

 

Assholes. Ebay ID?

 

Search for VERO in this thread, I remember reading some discussion on it.

post #29843 of 30441
I would block and ignore her. Then report her to EBay. Call and speak to a rep, as this is certainly a scam.
post #29844 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post

Assholes. Ebay ID?

Search for VERO in this thread, I remember reading some discussion on it.

VeRO is only for the intellectual property owners (i.e. someone employed by CL to review listings and whatnot), not individual ebay users. A user can use the Report Item link to flag a suspected fake, but it's not part of VeRO. If these ladies have taken it upon themselves to police other users' listings, it may or may not be in cooperation with ebay - no idea. Or, they could just get a bunch of users to flag an item and that might be enough for ebay...whether they actually believe it to be a fake, or to reduce competition for sales.
post #29845 of 30441
I know some of you also sell on Etsy, and have probably been annoyed that you can't search sold listings in order to determine the sold prices of different categories of items. Sold items do come up on google searches, but without the posted price. It's a bummer. However, there is a tool to find the sold price of individual listings, and it's pretty damn handy.

http://www.flippertools.com/tools/etsySoldPrice/etsy-sold-price.htm

I hope some of you find it useful.
post #29846 of 30441
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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post


VeRO is only for the intellectual property owners (i.e. someone employed by CL to review listings and whatnot), not individual ebay users. A user can use the Report Item link to flag a suspected fake, but it's not part of VeRO. If these ladies have taken it upon themselves to police other users' listings, it may or may not be in cooperation with ebay - no idea. Or, they could just get a bunch of users to flag an item and that might be enough for ebay...whether they actually believe it to be a fake, or to reduce competition for sales.

That's really interesting.  I could see how a group could get together and flag an item so much that you get in trouble, but there are so many, you would think they would go after people who have multiples of the obvious fakes.  I don't see the up side to piling on to one person selling one pair of LBs.  It's a bizarre deal to be sure, but absolutely share that person's user name.

post #29847 of 30441
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

First time I've ever had this problem... really could use the forum's help on this one...

So this morning I received the following message in regards to a pair of Louboutins I had listed:

"Good day, the ladies and I of the shoe and purse forum (TPF) noticed this, and we hate to inform you, but this is not authentic and cannot be sold. At this point, in collaboration with eBay, we are trying to reach out to sellers to inform them before we are forced to submit your listing as fraudulent. If the listing remains up, we have no choice but to report you and your listing. You also risk the possibility that one of the members will purchase your item, just to report you to Ebay s VERO legal department, as well as your local authorities because the distribution of counterfeit items are now federal crimes. You can go to our website and post them under the verify authenticity forum. Unfortunately, listing them as CL S when they are replicas is not only illegal on Ebay, but illegal period. Designers have pushed for regulations for distribution of counterfeit items to be a federal offense. Ebay has a legal team that we work with to report them."

To which I replied:
"Thanks for reaching out - do you happen to have a link to the thread where this was determined? I've sold multiple pairs of CL shoes in the past, and have never had authenticity issues.
Best Regards,"

And she responded:
"No link unless you're an active member, but you're welcome to go to the Christian Louboutin section and post them, after signing up, for the ladies' opinions. They'll just confirm what I informed you of. Good luck!"

I figured I would then post them over to the other forums she suggested to see what they had to say, but before I could do that eBay removed the listing and sent me the following 7 day restriction?! For the FIRST TIME this has happened to me? Is this a joke? I wasn't even given a chance to respond/address the issue before they locked my account for a week... Which of course means no new auctions listed this Thursday. Here's the message from eBay which came in ~1.5 hours after receiving her message.



As an aside, I checked her feedback and she has a history buying shoes she thinks are fake, and leaving negative feedback stating they're fake or replica's (majority of her recent feedback left are negative too).

When I was searching for purses for my girlfriend awhile back I used the site a lot and they were always very helpful to me there. They always recommended reporting the fakes so I'm not surprised they reported yours. I wasn't aware of the week ban tho, that is ridiculous unless you have a history of it. 

post #29848 of 30441
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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post

When I was searching for purses for my girlfriend awhile back I used the site a lot and they were always very helpful to me there. They always recommended reporting the fakes so I'm not surprised they reported yours. I wasn't aware of the week ban tho, that is ridiculous unless you have a history of it. 

I've never had any listings get cancelled/closed by eBay before, and the one time I had one authenticity concerned person (Rolex, which I fully disclosed the replaced movement to begin with), I took their return. I'm still in shock to be honest. How can they effectively ban me from selling for a week, for a first time issue, where I didn't even get an opportunity to respond? Absolutely ludicrous. If given the chance to actually investigate their concerns, had I found they were fake, I would have taken the auction down immediately.

Seems drastic treatment of a regular seller (who has paid eBay thousands of dollars in the past couple months alone), who has never had any other similar issues or concerns prior to this point... Maybe it's time to explore multiple alternative sales platforms, seeing as eBay can basically do whatever they want (given it's their site, after all).

Edit to add - here's her user ID - I've already blocked her - can't believe she went straight for the legal action/reporting to authorities in her first message to me.
post #29849 of 30441
Were you able to determine whether the shoes you had listed were fake?

And if in fact you're able to determine they're real, would you be able pursues legal action for damages? Losing a week's worth of sales is a lot.
post #29850 of 30441
PM Sent.
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