(TomW @ 23 July 2004, 10:51)
Originally Posted by FIHTies,23 July 2004, 06:35
WHen the buyer thinks is this a "zegna" suit? Â He can comfortably reassure himself that Sure it is. Â Says right there in the label, "Tessuto" EZ. (here's to hoping he doesnt get a hold of an Italian Dictionary and see Tessuto means Fabric) Is it the sellers responsibility to warn the clods that its not designed and constructed by EZ? Â I think not.
This is exactly the thinking that angers me. It is absolutely the seller's responsibility and moral obligation to warn the 'clods' - at a minimum not misrepresent the item. This is the real 'moral decline' in this country - people feeling it is okay to lie cheat and steal because afterall, if someone is that stupid they derserve to be taken advantage of. Cheating on your taxes, your spouse, or your eBay auctions is perfectly allright - as long as you don't get caught. I hold myself to a higher standard
You miss my point. Its not a question of cheating and not getting caught. Â If he wanted to do that he wouldnt show the label, and when the buyer received it he would know or not know that he was duped. Â I think that the fellow that wants Zegna solely cause it says Zegna is being foolish as to how he spends his money. Â Is the seller Stating that its a Zegna Suit and not showing the label? Â No, He is showing the picture of the label and allowing you to decide if you want this suit. Â Let me ask you this. Â If someone buys a "Rolex Type" watch or a "Rolex Look" watch on ebay or anywhere and he pays 100 dollars do you feel bad for the guy cause he was duped by the seller? Â Why should I feel bad if some fool spends his money assuming that he is getting the steal of the century without bothering to do his due diligence. Â As Disco stated, you usually get what you pay for. If it sounds too good to be true usually in life it is. I mentioned before that I was showing an authentic Seven fold to someone and explaining what it was and why it was a quality tie and the different means of construction one can have in a tie and his eyes got all glossy and he said to me..."You know? Â I was just a a sample sale for ____ (name intentionaly withheld). Â They make really beautiful quality stuff. Â Outwardly I nodded and smiled at him but inside I was glancing at his Lands End button down collar shirt and pocket protector wondering why I was wasting my time. People of his ilk do not care that they are not getting a suit made by Zegna, but simply want the Name "Zegna" and Tessuto Zegna pushes that button. If he could wear the name on the outside he would undoubtedly be happier. This fills their needs and they feel great. Â I almost dont think that you are doing a service to a guy that feels warm and fuzzy inside for his great buy by telling him that he was ripped off. (Unless you want to teach him for the next time he almost makes the mistake). Â Again, I do not espouse nor condone it, but I really find it hard to find a place in my heart for the person that doesnt take the time to understand the why's a suit should cost 2K especially when it comes to designer names which are in large part overpriced for what they are, and how is it possible that this one is a 10th of that price. JJF