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post #1 of 42
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Sigh. I had to confess somewhere. Over Thanksgiving I saw a pair of Polo loafers w/ a starting bid of $20, no bidders: I thought they looked just like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pol...QQcmdZViewItem ...so against my normal procedure I didn't email any questions. But I was still wary and only bid up to $21 -- taking a small gamble w/ the hope that they were the Langfords. They arrived today, Polo Sport w/ rubber soles! I'm not totally against rubber soles, but they are a far cry from what I'd hoped they were. Not a big waste, but a waste. Sigh. Does anyone else have a simliar story? Misery loves company.
post #2 of 42
The Curse of the Polo Sport!

I once bought a "like trickers" listing, thinking it was Tricker's.
post #3 of 42
Well, at least they're not made in Italy.

Isn't Polo Sport made in China
post #4 of 42
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
Well, at least they're not made in Italy.

Isn't Polo Sport made in China


If so, don't let your child eat them.
post #5 of 42
Kenneth Cole boots. My feet never fit into them - never got through the instep, and off to the trash they went. Bought a size up, no less.

Adidas racing flats. Quality shoes, but I am not nearly light enough to train in flats. They sure look nice in my closet.

Other goods I never inspected properly or researched well enough.

But, overall, I think I won more than I lost on ebay.
post #6 of 42
A pair of Costume National boots for $50 a while ago. Looked great, but the angle of the photos did not show how square-toed and clunky they were in real life. I ended up giving them away.

Mistake in progress: a pair of Gucci boots that I mistakenly bid on. I won't embarass myself by explaining how that happened. If they fit or are remotely as described, it won't be a total loss. If they don't, they'll end up in the BS forum or in a friend's closet.

Overall, I've had good luck, but there's plenty of time for me to continue to make asinine purchases.
post #7 of 42
A 42L Oxxford suit. I'm a slim 38, halfway between S and R. The measurements seeemed alright..
post #8 of 42
bought a jacket that it turned out was a women's jacket (i just didint read the description, just kinda looked at it...)

it was one of those jackets that only goes down about 2/3 down your back. O_O I just gave it to someone.
post #9 of 42
Gambled on a pair of Polo shoes, hoping they were made in England. Not only were they made in Italy, the seller had listed them as the wrong size.
post #10 of 42
You could have done much worse, $21 is not such a big deal.

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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
Sigh. I had to confess somewhere. Over Thanksgiving I saw a pair of Polo loafers w/ a starting bid of $20, no bidders:



I thought they looked just like these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pol...QQcmdZViewItem

...so against my normal procedure I didn't email any questions. But I was still wary and only bid up to $21 -- taking a small gamble w/ the hope that they were the Langfords.

They arrived today, Polo Sport w/ rubber soles! I'm not totally against rubber soles, but they are a far cry from what I'd hoped they were. Not a big waste, but a waste. Sigh.

Does anyone else have a simliar story? Misery loves company.
post #11 of 42
Oh yeah, once I picked up a pair of Orvis pebble-grain shoes, for outdoor/bad-weather use. Looked nice in the pic, like crap in person. And they were two different widths!
post #12 of 42
I bought a fake Dunhill briefcase last year, considering I'm a pretty experienced ebay buyer it was quite embarrasing at least for myself. They did take it back but with a restocking fee, which I just applied to the cost of learning.

My new rule is not to ebay if I've been dinking more than a few glasses of wine

-spence
post #13 of 42
A kids-sized Manchester United jersey.

I somehow managed to miss the 'Boys' notation in the sizing listing.

I have it pinned up at work now.
post #14 of 42
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, you've made me feel better. Good stuff.
IMO, HomerJ's takes the prize though, so far at least. Kakemono's women's coat comes close.

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A 42L Oxxford suit. I'm a slim 38, halfway between S and R.

The measurements seeemed alright..
post #15 of 42
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But, overall, I think I won more than I lost on ebay.

Me too.

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They did take it back but with a restocking fee, which I just applied to the cost of learning.

Well said.
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