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post #106 of 659
Last year I practically had a shopping spree on Ebay. My best bids were on a vintage cognac Dior V-neck and a beige vintage Dior cardigan with MOP buttons. Definitly two favorites of my wardobe.
Also, not on Ebay, but at a local secondhand store, like Goodwill but called Saver's, I always find amazing vintage blazors. With a cleaning and a little tailoring a jacket I bought for $3.99 often gets mistaken for a similar one costing closer to $399

I heart Savor's.
post #107 of 659
Got burned bad today, for only the second time I can recall. Picked up a tweed Brooks Bros. suit described as "gently worn." Both jacket and trousers are stained; buttons don't match; and the trousers have visible hole repairs. Clearly, the suit is ready to go to the Salvation Army, or to the dump. Took more than three weeks to get here, too.

Not sure what to do. I only paid $30 shipped. Wonder if it's worth the hassle to demand a refund, considering I'd have to pay $8-$10 to ship it back. And I'd feel bad for the next sap who makes the mistake of buying it.

Thoughts?
post #108 of 659
If I were you I would just give them really negative feedback and get on with finding some new jackets... like I said before, salvation army stores really can hold great treasures (once tailored and cleaned of course... occasionally with the removel of some pockets).
post #109 of 659
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Got burned bad today, for only the second time I can recall. Picked up a tweed Brooks Bros. suit described as "gently worn." Both jacket and trousers are stained; buttons don't match; and the trousers have visible hole repairs. Clearly, the suit is ready to go to the Salvation Army, or to the dump. Took more than three weeks to get here, too.

Not sure what to do. I only paid $30 shipped. Wonder if it's worth the hassle to demand a refund, considering I'd have to pay $8-$10 to ship it back. And I'd feel bad for the next sap who makes the mistake of buying it.

Thoughts?

And if they took it back and didn't refund, Paypal deducts $25 for a resolution. So you would be negative money.

Donate it and write it off on your taxes.

Perry
post #110 of 659
Positive feedback for seller *faconne* (I've noticed several good recommendations for this seller before too): I won this auction for a zegna napoli couture shirt:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT
post #111 of 659
Avoid Purple Label Heaven store from Jason B. Connor I had a terrible experience with this seller. He was selling a sportcoat that was supposed to be completely brand new and without any flaws. When I got the coat from him it had a big stain in the jacket and he "forgot" to take a picture of that portion of the jacket. I contacted him and mailed it back the same day priority with a tracking # and he signed for it. He never refunded the money for the jacket or answered any emails. This is about as slimy as it gets , I thought it might help someone else to be careful of this seller. It is guys like him that ruin it for everybody.
post #112 of 659
I just picked up a fully canvased Hickey Freeman odd jacket (very dark charcoal or maybe just plain black pinstripe). Fits great, needs sleeves and skirt shortened (that's par for me). Total with shipping = $20.

I figure it will look good with jeans. Though that look may be going out. Any thoughts?

bob
post #113 of 659
Pinstriped jackets with jeans are fine, provided you happily marrie the particular pinstripes and particular jeans.
post #114 of 659
Here's a curious one for you: I won a Charvet tie for $18 from a seller who is now AWOL. It's been more than a month, several buyers have left negative feedback and his account has been suspended. But before he disappeared, he left me positive feedback. How odd.

I wonder if something happened to him.
post #115 of 659
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Here's a curious one for you: I won a Charvet tie for $18 from a seller who is now AWOL. It's been more than a month, several buyers have left negative feedback and his account has been suspended. But before he disappeared, he left me positive feedback. How odd.

I wonder if something happened to him.


Haha, I imagine him pressing the "Leave Feedback" button with your positive feedback just as the FBI is knocking on his door...
post #116 of 659
I think it is realistic to double the cost of anything you get on Ebay that you can wear or is as described since you have to buy 2 garments to get one that works in my rather extensive and now past experience.

Summer sales and SOF and NM Last Call are cheaper (where do you think the NWT merchandise sold on Ebay comes from) and you can both see and try on the garment.

The only seller I will deal with on Ebay any longer is GVH. I know that there are some sellers that are OK it is just way too expensive to find out who they are.

Perry
post #117 of 659
One Ebay gambit that worked out nicely for me was to buy quite cheaply an Ike Behar French blue shirt with a great body, but with soiled white collar and white French cuffs. I sent the shirt to MaldonadoCustomShirts.com, and had a replacement collar and cuffs put on. Looks smashing now.

The Maldonado service is very useful. They can replace existing worn collars and cuffs with any style of white collars and cuffs (and they offer a wide range). So I have upgraded shirts to French cuffs, eyelet or tab collars, and so on. It is true that you have to like the contrasting white collar and cuffs effect, but since that is my favored style (note my avatar, and my signature below: "Dude, you look like a bond trader!"), that definitely works for me.
post #118 of 659
Yes, I was wondering about that as a couple of my shirts are fraying a bit. Normally I throw them away but they are my favourites hence the 'damage'. I've never really had any contrasting collars/cuffs except for one RLPL but I think I'd like to see my E&R, H&H, N&L with a new lease of life.
post #119 of 659
I believe that historically, shirts were meant to have their collars and cuffs replaced periodically, because those are the parts that wear; they were commonly detachable. I think that some shirt sellers may have offered lifetime replacements as part of the sale price of a shirt.

If the white collar and cuffs can work for you (obviously, I'm a big fan!), I'd suggest giving Maldonado a try on a sample shirt. It's only $25.00 for collar and cuffs with return shipping.
post #120 of 659
I was going to bid on these EG's since they had a low starting price of $24.95. I don't even particularly like them. But they are EG's from Bullock and Jones, and they are my size.

Anyway, I didn't bid. But when I checked the end of the auction, I was amazed! Here is the result:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Can you believe it?
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