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post #31 of 42
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I once purchased a Russian bride off ebay. The seller described her as a 34-26-34, with stunning eyes and a back strong enough to lift several sacks of flour. I don't know if he shipped me the wrong woman but what I received fit none of the descriptors, lest the woman consumed the two bags of flour prior to shipment. On top of that, she arrived dead due to asphyxiation, but that's mostly my fault as a I refused to pay for rush shipping as was recommended.
Brilliant - the added implication that this model with a perfect bod would have been expected to perform manual labor around the house tops it off. I have bought several ridiculous and non-fitting ebay items, usually based on the naive hope that jacket sleeves can be extended by 2 inches, which they only can some of the time, and often not when the seller says they can. Ebay is too addictive. They should have support groups and the like. On the other hand, knowing a good tailor does make it easier to get things on ebay.
post #32 of 42
I bought a Dolce and Gabbana backpack which I thought was a messenger bag. I feel like such a moron for missing it. They didn't take any pictures of the straps, and it was a military style bag, so it was the shape of a messenger bag. Even if it had been a messenger bag, it was still way uglier than the pictures showed.
post #33 of 42
I just bought a Lanvin suit for $40 shipped. I was hoping it would be a Belvest or at least Canali but it turned out to be a horrible fused made in USA suit. Oh well. My other eBay Lanvin turned out to be a Belvest. Now at least I know to ask the seller.
post #34 of 42
My "dumb purchase" was a cashmere Chester Barrie jacket for around $100. I had just moved and accidentally put my previous address down...package got return to sender but seller used some weird shipping company and it never got returned.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs View Post
I just bought a Lanvin suit for $40 shipped. I was hoping it would be a Belvest or at least Canali but it turned out to be a horrible fused made in USA suit. Oh well. My other eBay Lanvin turned out to be a Belvest. Now at least I know to ask the seller.

Ugh. You're reminding me of another mistake of mine. After a trip to London I was enamored w/ Kilgour. I saw a seller selling 6 Kilgour suits about my size. I thought I'd go for one or two. My girlfriend suggested I bid on all 6. They were opening at $50 each, and I thought I'd give one or two to my brothers if I won them and didn't like them. I won 5. They were fused, but my first clue that they weren't what I thought they were was the "Made in the USA" label. I won them for an average price of $65. That should have been my first clue.
post #36 of 42
A NWT BIN on a Brooks Brothers Duffle Coat. Turned out to be 346 Outlet Diffusion Line. Not a bad coat, but not such a great deal.

The thing that gets me, though, is I LIVE IN THE TROPICS. WTH was I thinking. I will wear this coat once every 5 years. Probably had something to do with the gallon of beer I drank before I bought it.
post #37 of 42
So I spent $110 on my single suit and you spent $65 each on 5 suits.. hmm. By the way I sold that Oxxford for the same price I paid (lost out $20 or so for shipping and fees).
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by waterpig View Post
I once purchased a Russian bride off ebay. The seller described her as a 34-26-34, with stunning eyes and a back strong enough to lift several sacks of flour. I don't know if he shipped me the wrong woman but what I received fit none of the descriptors, lest the woman consumed the two bags of flour prior to shipment. On top of that, she arrived dead due to asphyxiation, but that's mostly my fault as a I refused to pay for rush shipping as was recommended.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38p25EFyvtI

check out 4:40 into the clip
post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
So I spent $110 on my single suit and you spent $65 each on 5 suits.. hmm. By the way I sold that Oxxford for the same price I paid (lost out $20 or so for shipping and fees).

I'd forgotten! Mea culpa!
But pls. don't forget, the prize you still seem not to want was mostly for the humor of your post.
It was a compliment, as I mentioned above, and quote below.

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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
I meant that as a compliment! Sorry I didn't express it right.
It wasn't just the magnitude of the error, so much as the brilliant way you told it
that got me laughing for so long -- each of the 5 or 6 times I read it!
post #40 of 42
I know I know, I'm just messing with ya So whatever became of those Lanvins?
post #41 of 42
A pair of Moreschi loafers in shit-brindle that ended up being not a US 10.5 but an Italian 10.5 (I take an Italian 9) and in rather poor condition. The seller informed me that since they had taken well over six weeks to reach me in Japan, it was by definition past the one-week return period (sleazy). To add insult to injury, I was charged $40 shipping but the actual shipping cost only $9.25 (even sleazier). It was my only bad Ebay experience and the only time I've left negative feedback.
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
So whatever became of those Lanvins?
I wear the Belvest made Lanvin all the time. It's fully canvassed, has a lot of obvious handwork, and even really nice buttons. It was tailored for the previous owner who must have been exactly my size so I did not even have to tailor it. The other one is put away somewhere. I don't think I am cruel enough to list it on eBay with blurry pics as the last seller did. I'll probably donate it to a local thrift store. At least now I know to ask the country of origin when buying Lanvin suits on eBay.
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