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post #16 of 43
Add me to the list. She sold me a "mint" Talbott shirt that had blue ink stains on the front pocket and two holes in the collar. I only got a full return after sending her a firm demand letter on my firm's letterhead. I'm a Christian and the "prayerwarrior" schtick from someone who's obviously a scammer drives me nuts.
post #17 of 43
Prayer Warrior = God Warrior????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B9Gl...elated&search=

Darksided!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Warrior
post #18 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by StockwellDay
"SHE'S TAMPERIN' IN DARKSIDED STUFF!"
post #19 of 43
Prayerwarrior002 is a woman.

I purchased a "Canali" suit from her in 2004 that was marked as NWT. I received a POS that had holes in it, and no labels indicating it was from Canali whatsoever. I emailed her and received notice to return the item for refund, which I did, and received a refund fairly promptly for my entire purchase including shipping. I shrugged it off as a mistake and her service including replying to emails and issuing my refund was by no means slow. My $0.02.
post #20 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by CBDB
Get rammed with $18 shipping charges after explicit assurances that this is vendors actual costs no handling charges.

How could the shipping charges even reasonably figure to $18?
post #21 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by SGladwell
In my life, I've found that one wearing his/her religion on his/her sleeves (whatever religion it is) is a slam-dunk sign of dubious moral character. With a name like "prayerwarrior," I'm quite shocked that any of you didn't expect this kind of behavior.

What he said.
post #22 of 43
Don't you get a name and phone number from sellers during transactions? A background check is only like $25 and you can get a lot of quality information from it.

I'd run the background check then phone her. Go into detail about all the great things you know about her, her family, and her employer. Then ask for your refund. She'll get the hint.
post #23 of 43
My experience has been exactly the same. My "custom cashmere sport jacket" was hardly custom, but private labeled for Morville, a Philadelphia area men's shop that must have gone out of business twenty-five years ago. The lining of my "mint" jacket was coming undone in at least five places and there were stains (blood?) on the sleeve that couldn't be removed through dry cleaning. Everything but moth holes (and I can tell plenty of stories of "mint" items with moth holes). As I recall, she promptly made a refund after only one email, and I think it was a full refund including postage, but it may have only been the cost of the item. If I had used toolhaus.org, I would never have bid on one of her items.

I think I'm done buying used clothing on eBay. It's really a crapshoot. Almost all the items I've bought have been returned or refunded without return (so I really can't complain about the experience). I just received a great BB custom sport jacket. I think I paid around $25.00 (including postage). Here are the post-purchase charges so far: dry cleaning $4.25; lengthen sleeves $18.00 and repair loose lining $6.00. Now the kicker is that while the shoulders feel good, the shoulder blades feel tight. I imagine that's another $40.00, so we're talking $100.00 for a used sport jacket, which is obviously not wise. Can someone give me some guidelines for buying used clothing on eBay? For me, it looks like I better off buying only NWT.
post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by Old School
Can someone give me some guidelines for buying used clothing on eBay?
Buy exclusively from sellers with good reputations.
post #25 of 43
Honestly, I've grown wary of buying used tailored clothing from ebay as well. I fill a lot of needs via thrift, which allows me to know what I'm getting. I've had good success buying lightly used tailored clothing from Buying & Selling here at SF. It's a safer place to shop on the whole, I think. I'd rather sell here and rather buy here. That said, I still buy off ebay pretty often, but I try to be careful what it is. This is not an anti-ebay post, but a caveat emptor post.
post #26 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old School
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I think I'm done buying used clothing on eBay. It's really a crapshoot. Almost all the items I've bought have been returned or refunded without return (so I really can't complain about the experience). I just received a great BB custom sport jacket. I think I paid around $25.00 (including postage). Here are the post-purchase charges so far: dry cleaning $4.25; lengthen sleeves $18.00 and repair loose lining $6.00. Now the kicker is that while the shoulders feel good, the shoulder blades feel tight. I imagine that's another $40.00, so we're talking $100.00 for a used sport jacket, which is obviously not wise. Can someone give me some guidelines for buying used clothing on eBay? For me, it looks like I better off buying only NWT.

First, I want to echo the comment of AlanC - Caveat Emptor Extremus.

However, you should not be too put off by alteration costs. If you go to any local retail store and buy a jacket on a discount sale, you will likely pay for alterations. Those charges will be much the same either way.

One eBay advantage can be that you can find items in fabrics and materials that are not normally available to you - other than some type of custom order. A second one is that you have a garment that you like very much, at a near zero beginning price, and after spending that $100, will fit as if it was a MTM order.

It is very important to have a good idea of what measurements work. Some alterations are almost impossible, even if you do want to spend the money to have it done. Be cautious in buying.
post #27 of 43
Hi
This is Amanda from Prayerwarrior02 on ebay. First of all, I apologize if I have committed any errors in my auctions and have casued any type of frustration on your end. I would like to also rectify any issues within reason of each case. I would ask that you email me with your specific requests. If there are any returns, please feel free to return the item. I appreciate your time in reading this email and look forward to your emails.

Sincerely,
Amanda Knippers
post #28 of 43
It's great that you have replied. But the problem remains. It seems that you list everything you sell as "Mint", whether it is or not. Why not be honest or don't list the crap!

It's possible that you don't examine your items at all, but you do take pictures. That's still; unacceptable.

It seems that you generally issue refunds but neither you nor the buyer benefit from that. The people here on SF are more knowledgeable than most, on clothes and on Ebay.

It's no secret that many buyers will not leave Negative Feedback or won't leave Feedback at all. So the impression is that you sell any used clothes you have and call it Mint. Of course, sometimes it might be Mint, but very often, it is not.

Here's an example of your most recent Negative. You wasted the buyer's time and your own:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220080289030

Here's the Feedback for the above item:

"If she can list this as mint, she'll list anything as mint. Avoid this seller.
Buyer trace215( 45) Mar-08-07 17:13 220080289030
Reply by prayerwarrior02: Refund was issued prior to negative feedback but he still chooses to do so Mar-08-07 22:44"

Finally. I've noticed that you have increased your start prices, especially for nice stuff (like Brioni, Kiton, etc). There's nothing wrong with that, but you come off as a real Schlock operation and it's a real crapshoot to buy from you.

You ought to use the search function here on SF to find some reputable Ebay sellers, and see how they operate.
post #29 of 43
It would take an entire overhaul of her operation before I would ever consider going near one of her auctions again. Selling crap passed as mint and then making amends, ocassionally, still means you are selling crap.
post #30 of 43
Thanks for the heads up on toolhaus.org, I just went from waiting for a pair of white bucks from 'fonzi' for a seventh week to giving him a negative feedback.

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