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post #166 of 659
Any experiance with whyme35? Seems too good to be true.
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZwhyme35
post #167 of 659
Just had experience with a massive fraud on ebay. 100% positive feedback seller with <150 expensive transactions skipped out on around 100 auctions after people paid an average of $300 each. (it wasn't clothing BTW, it was books) The Neg FB and the "no longer a registered user" came 3 days after I paid.

I can only guess it was a hijacked account, because the owner of the account isn't exactly underground. Based in what I'm reading and what the other defrauded bidders are learning, I have a few tips, which may be known to many already:

As a buyer, if you don't pay for your item with Visa or Mastercard, you very well may be out of luck. I paid with Discover, so I most likely will be OK when I ask for a chargeback, but Amex and Discover have been given people problems in the past when they chargeback to paypal.

The paypal claims process is ponderously slow. Often if you wait for resolution through Paypal you will run beyond your credit card chargeback time limit. I can't imagine having to fall back on this process had I paid with an electronic funds transfer. The totally unhelpful e-mails from paypal ignoring my questions are just unbelievable.

Paypal "buyer protection" is available up to $2000 per item only if the buyer meets certain criteria, as this fraudster did. In other cases, the item is protected to $200 ONLY IF THERE ARE FUNDS LEFT in the fraudsters account.

This was my first bad transaction on ebay as a buyer, but it was a biggie for me.
post #168 of 659
Madmax is good I bought stuff from him and he is a good bloke
post #169 of 659
What % discount from retail is normal. (i.e what is the minimum one would expect & beyond what percentage should I start to be worried). Also, is there a problem with goods on ebay turning out to have fallen 'off a truck'? What tips would you give a newbie?
post #170 of 659
Anyone know how you could tell if a Purple Label tie is a fake? Would a fake have tags?
post #171 of 659
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post
Anyone know how you could tell if a Purple Label tie is a fake? Would a fake have tags?

Inferior construction, styling, labelling.

Fake clothes come with fake tags, yes.
post #172 of 659
Thanks

Some of these ties look pretty nice. I can't tell much by a picture. I guess I'm going to have to roll the dice...
post #173 of 659
Anyone with experience with this seller 13bcrazy ?

He's selling a couple of ghurka bags I may be interested in.

http://cgi.ebay.com/GHURKA-CONVOY-BR...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/GHURKA-BROKER-BR...QQcmdZViewItem
post #174 of 659
So I am new to ebay (I haven't used it since buying 2 or 3 things in ~1998) - seeing if I can pick up a few things cheap since I am new to the whole "dressing nice" thing as well -
what is the deal with auctions that have no bidders for a long time and then the second to place a bid you get instantly outbid? I came in with the minimum first bid on an item several different times only to get instantly outbid by someone else. It seems like the game is rigged to me.
post #175 of 659
Here is someone to possibly watch out for: parfektionisto (85% positive rating!) He rejected my bid and was really rude about it because I don't have any feedback posted yet. I wrote him saying he shouldn't be so picky and this was his reply: thats none of your business. u UNDERSTAND ENGLISH, i already say no zero feeback bidder!! u should have least email me 1st,but u didnt and u still talk to me this rude.what is this!!! if u email me these nonesense again, i will report to ebay and they will deal with u!!!
post #176 of 659
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Originally Posted by jett View Post
So I am new to ebay (I haven't used it since buying 2 or 3 things in ~1998) - seeing if I can pick up a few things cheap since I am new to the whole "dressing nice" thing as well -
what is the deal with auctions that have no bidders for a long time and then the second to place a bid you get instantly outbid? I came in with the minimum first bid on an item several different times only to get instantly outbid by someone else. It seems like the game is rigged to me.

I've never seen this happen. So there's no bid, but as soon as you put in a bid, you're told you've been outbid? You're never the high bidder?
post #177 of 659
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I've never seen this happen. So there's no bid, but as soon as you put in a bid, you're told you've been outbid? You're never the high bidder?

It's only happened 2 or 3 times and it was all on shoes. My theory is that someone was bidding at almost exactly the same time as me but theirs got in right before mine - so I click the bid button and it looks like there are no bids at the time but by the time I submit the bid someone is already there. It's the only plausible explanation I can come up with unless the game really is rigged, which seems unlikely.
post #178 of 659
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Originally Posted by jett View Post
It's only happened 2 or 3 times and it was all on shoes. My theory is that someone was bidding at almost exactly the same time as me but theirs got in right before mine - so I click the bid button and it looks like there are no bids at the time but by the time I submit the bid someone is already there. It's the only plausible explanation I can come up with unless the game really is rigged, which seems unlikely.

Also, was there less than a minute left in the auction when you put in your bid?
post #179 of 659
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Also, was there less than a minute left in the auction when you put in your bid?

Nope, definitely not.
post #180 of 659
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Originally Posted by jett View Post
Here is someone to possibly watch out for:

parfektionisto (85% positive rating!)

He rejected my bid and was really rude about it because I don't have any feedback posted yet. I wrote him saying he shouldn't be so picky and this was his reply:

thats none of your business. u UNDERSTAND ENGLISH, i already say no zero feeback bidder!! u should have least email me 1st,but u didnt and u still talk to me this rude.what is this!!! if u email me these nonesense again, i will report to ebay and they will deal with u!!!

Definitely avoid this seller - he sent me another threatening message and then reported me to ebay as an abusive user. I'm not being investigated.
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