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post #4216 of 14565
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

FYI, that is not the "correct" term for the pattern, but honestly anyone buying it does not know the correct term either. What Tweest (I think) was doing is getting the keywords into the title so that people will search and see it and then bid.

Exactly, I'm not sure what the correct term is but it's probably something obscure that most people aren't going to search.

post #4217 of 14565
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

FYI, that is not the "correct" term for the pattern, but honestly anyone buying it does not know the correct term either. What Tweest (I think) was doing is getting the keywords into the title so that people will search and see it and then bid.

 

Understood - and while it is all of those things, I know there has to be a recognized / "official" name for that pattern...like me saying my ex-girlfriend was a cheating money-grabbing liar, and people would say "oh, the term you're looking for is 'slut'".  [which she was not - as far as I know she never lied to me mwink[1].gif ].  Heh.  

post #4218 of 14565

I purchased this suit back in early June: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEAR-FLAWLESS-CORNELIANI-SUIT-40R-40-R-REGULAR-NAVY-CC-/330931415448?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Fn%252BYqFO4hIkh8DNabIDqfT14T8U%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

In the description, it states the sleeves are 25" and can be let out approximately 2".  I just got to measuring the sleeves and they are a baffling 23.5" and 24" respectively, with a max of 1" under hem.  Do I have a legitimate case against the seller?  Or have I waited too long to inspect the garment?
 

Does it add complications that I already let out the pants hem?  I'd be willing to have a tailor hem them back to exact same inseam and cuff size.

post #4219 of 14565
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

I bought something from a seller from Hong Kong, and the shipping time was estimated to be 3-4 weeks (free shipping). But the parcel hasn't arrived, and I bought it on 20 June. So I opened a case in the Resolution Center, and the case will be closed on 20 August. I asked about a full refund, but the seller asked me to wait further till 11 August and then let them know about the outcome.

 

What should I do? Should I immediately ask for a refund, or should I wait? I heard something about that PayPal's insurance lasts for 40 days. Is that true?

 

From HK, I would wait, if the seller has a good track record and not assume you've been had.  6-8 weeks is not uncommon for SAL / standard international 1st class.  However, if the seller has a bunch of negatives I'd let the resolution case take it's course, but it's not like you have any alternative in the meantime since your case won't resolve until 8/20 anyway [meaning, you can ask the seller for a full refund all you want, but with an open case that won't close until 8/20, you now have to wait until then to get any sort of eBay / PayPal involvement in the event the seller won't issue a refund earlier]. I've bought stuff from HK, from reputable sellers, and it took so long that when it finally arrived I forgot I bought the thing. 

 

PayPal max is 60 days.  


Edited by TheNeedMachine - 7/28/13 at 7:25pm
post #4220 of 14565
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

I purchased this suit back in early June: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEAR-FLAWLESS-CORNELIANI-SUIT-40R-40-R-REGULAR-NAVY-CC-/330931415448?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Fn%252BYqFO4hIkh8DNabIDqfT14T8U%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

In the description, it states the sleeves are 25" and can be let out approximately 2".  I just got to measuring the sleeves and they are a baffling 23.5" and 24" respectively, with a max of 1" under hem.  Do I have a legitimate case against the seller?  Or have I waited too long to inspect the garment?
 

Does it add complications that I already let out the pants hem?  I'd be willing to have a tailor hem them back to exact same inseam and cuff size.

 

Bought in early June - and we're in late July before you took some measurements - if I were the seller I'd have a real hard time reconciling why you waited this long and would assume you're trying to return for some other reason...especially being willing to re-alter the pants at your cost back to original measurements.  That's just weird.  

You might push a case thru eBay / PayPal; doesn't seem like much of a SNAD case to me, and waiting 6 weeks to try on the coat - again - my Spidey Sense tingles on that one.  

As a seller, I'd hope someone doesn't surprise me 6 weeks later with a return attempt when I have a liberal 14-day return policy (many folks have a no return policy).  

As a buyer, I would have tried the thing on a day or 2 after I received it.  

I think in good conscience, you do not have a case, though in theory you might.  

post #4221 of 14565

Tonights experiment. Tried to get the marker off the bottom of suede ankle boots and the silver price marking off of leather soled shoes.

Leather shoes with Marshalls writing on the bottom. I rubbed it with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip.

400

 

Before:

700

 

 

After: (ouch?)

700

 

Next pair. Suede boots with a leather sole.

700

 

First I tried sandpaper but even after a long time hardly anything came off so I did the unthinkable...facepalm.gif

I tried a bleach pen. Had a bad feeling in my stomach when I started, and, you guessed it, it leaked and

got on the suede. It was a small spot near the bottom so my wife offered to wear them herself to make me feel better.worship.gif

post #4222 of 14565
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

Bought in early June - and we're in late July before you took some measurements - if I were the seller I'd have a real hard time reconciling why you waited this long and would assume you're trying to return for some other reason...especially being willing to re-alter the pants at your cost back to original measurements.  That's just weird.  

You might push a case thru eBay / PayPal; doesn't seem like much of a SNAD case to me, and waiting 6 weeks to try on the coat - again - my Spidey Sense tingles on that one.  

As a seller, I'd hope someone doesn't surprise me 6 weeks later with a return attempt when I have a liberal 14-day return policy (many folks have a no return policy).  

As a buyer, I would have tried the thing on a day or 2 after I received it.  

I think in good conscience, you do not have a case, though in theory you might.  


Understood.  Wanted to hear the opinions of you who actively sell on eBay.  It is my fault for waiting so long to investigate the garment after its arrival.  I am not trying to pull any tricks on the seller, but I understand how it may be interpreted differently.

post #4223 of 14565
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

I am slowly upgrading my wardrobe, I am in the market for some nice summer pants. I found these on eBay and am curious if this is true.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWOT-Ermenegildo-Zegna-Incotex-Blue-Linen-Flat-Front-Pants-52-EU-35-36-US-350-/251309855762?pt=US_CSA_MC_Pants&hash=item3a833c1412

 

So EZ branded and made by Incotex.

 

EZ required the tag to be removed to prevent retail returns? I have never heard of this, I have seen them put large permanent marker Xs but not remove the tag altogether. Is this something typical with high end brands?

On a recently donated BB haul I had picked up on vacation in FL, BB had mostly just sharpied the tags and removed most retail tags, but on some items (I passed) they actually cut the label in half, none were actually removed completely though.  As others in this thread have mentioned, the quality of the pants will speak for themselves if you're buying for yourself.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

Bought in early June - and we're in late July before you took some measurements - if I were the seller I'd have a real hard time reconciling why you waited this long and would assume you're trying to return for some other reason...especially being willing to re-alter the pants at your cost back to original measurements.  That's just weird.  

You might push a case thru eBay / PayPal; doesn't seem like much of a SNAD case to me, and waiting 6 weeks to try on the coat - again - my Spidey Sense tingles on that one.  

As a seller, I'd hope someone doesn't surprise me 6 weeks later with a return attempt when I have a liberal 14-day return policy (many folks have a no return policy).  

As a buyer, I would have tried the thing on a day or 2 after I received it.  

I think in good conscience, you do not have a case, though in theory you might.  

I hate it when people ask to return outside the 14 day window.  It's actually a PIA becuase the eBay managed return process can't be used outside your stated policy.  I recently had someone dick the dog on a return, and go past the 14 day deadline (legit - I mis-labelled a 2XL as XL, of course the ass could've checked the dimensions) I didn't want to leave him hanging, so I just gave him a full refund and told him to keep the item (not a big price tag at all, one of my many disappointing summer auctions).

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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post


Understood.  Wanted to hear the opinions of you who actively sell on eBay.  It is my fault for waiting so long to investigate the garment after its arrival.  I am not trying to pull any tricks on the seller, but I understand how it may be interpreted differently.

I feel your pain, it does sound like a listing screw up, but you def. waited too long.  I saw a lister who actually measured and listed BOTH sleeves on each and every item.  He probably got burned once, I can't imagine it's that common of a thing.  The way I see it is, as much as eBay is trying to make this a "retail" experience for buyers, most listers aren't making anywhere near retail markup, and it's painful to have to provide a Nieman Marcus level of service on JC Pennys margins.

post #4224 of 14565
Alright. I wanted to put my best foot forward before I asked for critique but I'm trying to get better faster. Hoping people can give me some tips and suggestions. I'm ashamed of my name but I wanted to list quickly before I got cold feet about the whole thing. I have no dress form yet or proper lightin because I have no space in my current place. Any description or picture tips would be appreciated. Or any at all.

http://myworld.ebay.com/wardroberenovations

Thanks all!
post #4225 of 14565
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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post

Tonights experiment. Tried to get the marker off the bottom of suede ankle boots and the silver price marking off of leather soled shoes.
Leather shoes with Marshalls writing on the bottom. I rubbed it with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
400


Before:
700



After: (ouch?)
700


Next pair. Suede boots with a leather sole.
700


First I tried sandpaper but even after a long time hardly anything came off so I did the unthinkable...facepalm.gif

I tried a bleach pen. Had a bad feeling in my stomach when I started, and, you guessed it, it leaked and
got on the suede. It was a small spot near the bottom so my wife offered to wear them herself to make me feel better.worship.gif

I have used photo-retouching tools to obscure price markings on soles before. I blur them enough that you can't tell what the price says, but not so much that you can't tell there are marks on the soles. I figure most people won't care about a mark on the sole unless it isn't there in the pictures and they think the soles are clean.
post #4226 of 14565
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

And with new lights comes a new way to photo shoes biggrin.gif All I do is a quick resize and auto-contrast which is saving SOOOOOOO much time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Terrific photos. I'm sure the new lighting set up will be time and money well spent.

post #4227 of 14565
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

 

Understood - and while it is all of those things, I know there has to be a recognized / "official" name for that pattern...like me saying my ex-girlfriend was a cheating money-grabbing liar, and people would say "oh, the term you're looking for is 'slut'".  [which she was not - as far as I know she never lied to me mwink%5B1%5D.gif ].  Heh.  


funny.

post #4228 of 14565
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Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post

Tonights experiment. Tried to get the marker off the bottom of suede ankle boots and the silver price marking off of leather soled shoes.

Leather shoes with Marshalls writing on the bottom. I rubbed it with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip.

 

 

Before:

700

 

The Mr Clean Magic Eraser will take that silver marker off in a heartbeat with no chemicals.

post #4229 of 14565
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

And with new lights comes a new way to photo shoes biggrin.gif All I do is a quick resize and auto-contrast which is saving SOOOOOOO much time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Terrific photos. I'm sure the new lighting set up will be time and money well spent.

YUP!

 

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by marc roberto View Post

Tonights experiment. Tried to get the marker off the bottom of suede ankle boots and the silver price marking off of leather soled shoes.
Leather shoes with Marshalls writing on the bottom. I rubbed it with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
400


Before:
700



After: (ouch?)
700


Next pair. Suede boots with a leather sole.
700


First I tried sandpaper but even after a long time hardly anything came off so I did the unthinkable...facepalm.gif

I tried a bleach pen. Had a bad feeling in my stomach when I started, and, you guessed it, it leaked and
got on the suede. It was a small spot near the bottom so my wife offered to wear them herself to make me feel better.worship.gif

I have used photo-retouching tools to obscure price markings on soles before. I blur them enough that you can't tell what the price says, but not so much that you can't tell there are marks on the soles. I figure most people won't care about a mark on the sole unless it isn't there in the pictures and they think the soles are clean.

IMO, I would be pissed if the photo showed a mark and they arrived with a price.

 

If you want to do something. Take a sharpie (or paint pen) and sharpie them out on the bottom of the shoe itself with a circle. That I have no problem with and received shoes like that I have bought, but I like things to arrive the way they are pictured. Although I edit my pictures to make them look better (resize, white balance, color adjustment, etc) I would never alter them in a way so that it hides something. Just my two cents.

post #4230 of 14565
Just turn that 1 into a 7. Problem solved.
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