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post #211 of 659
Could be my monitor, but there looks to be a dark stain on the second tie. I see it in the top right part of the second picture.
post #212 of 659
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Could be my monitor, but there looks to be a dark stain on the second tie. I see it in the top right part of the second picture.

Might be a lighting issue. It looks wrinkled, though.
post #213 of 659
I recently purchased a pair of RL suede pants (290104388836) which had a few small spots - both can be professionally re-dyed but the fact of the matter is that they were not mentioned in the ad space by mptobis. I also found a price of $470.00 written on the tag which means they came from a discount outlet. Other sellers - such as ireneling - get their stock directly from Bloomies. At the end of the day I was paying 200 for 1,200 pants and could overlook such a small complaint BUT it should have been noted in any event.
post #214 of 659
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I've been browsing today and seen these two auctions from mptobis that worry me a bit: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/155-NWT-Nicky...QQcmdZViewItem http://cgi.ebay.com.au/140-NWT-Turnb...QQcmdZViewItem Both are advertised as NWT but, to me, the photos in each clearly show that each tie is damaged. The seller has made sure the damage is shown, but he doesn't mention it in the text at all.
definitely a nasty pull on the first one... I'd stay away...
post #215 of 659
Anybody ever dealt with poloauctions? They offer returns, and a new blazer in my size....

http://cgi.ebay.com/595-NWT-POLO-RAL...QQcmdZViewItem
post #216 of 659
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Anybody ever dealt with poloauctions? They offer returns, and a new blazer in my size....

http://cgi.ebay.com/595-NWT-POLO-RAL...QQcmdZViewItem
100% positive ratings, the item looks real - I say go for it.

Can't remember whether I've used them though.
post #217 of 659
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100% positive ratings, the item looks real - I say go for it.

Can't remember whether I've used them though.

That's what I was thinking. And there are a few sellers selling the same jacket, makes me think that these showed up at the outlets recently. But...it's Polo on eBay....

post #218 of 659
My new feedback has come.

When I logged on this evening, the new detailed ratings were available for the first time, since at least 10 people have given detailed feedback.

Everything is between 4.1 and 4.5 stars out of 5, which is not bad, but looks like I could improve it.

The raw numbers are currently 1290 at 100%. Even the neutrals are very few.

Will the new sophisticated feedback numbers affect where or how you shop on ebay?
post #219 of 659
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Will the new sophisticated feedback numbers affect where or how you shop on ebay?

Probably not. I've been filling them out and, in the absence of defined criteria, they are totally subjective, mood-based, hgh-level opinions. Nothing you could reliably use as a guide to improve your service. (For example, if I rate your delivery costs as "neither reasonable nor unreasonable" what would you do?)

I have the most cynical view of feedback, because I have been subjected to feedback scams and extortion via false feedback. It is totally unreliable. To me, the most useful part of the feedback system is reading sellers' response to negative feedback they receive. It totally reveals their real attitude to dealing with disappointed customers. So often, their responses are just abuse. I never touch such sellers, regardless of their feedback %age.
post #220 of 659
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
I've been browsing today and seen these two auctions from mptobis that worry me a bit:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/155-NWT-Nicky...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/140-NWT-Turnb...QQcmdZViewItem

Both are advertised as NWT but, to me, the photos in each clearly show that each tie is damaged. The seller has made sure the damage is shown, but he doesn't mention it in the text at all.

My suspicion is that this is all to offload damaged goods on an unwary buyer, and then claim to have been upfront because the damage was shown, albeit not pointed out. Strictly speaking I guess the buyer would have no comeback, but I think this indicates a somewhat deceptive seller that I'd hesitate to get involved with.

In his defense, I have found this seller (Mike) to be very honest and accomodating with accepting returns due to merchandise that had flaws. He obviously buys some damaged goods and usually represents them fairly. I think he's just a sloppy/lazy rather than misleading seller. I bought a Nicky tie from him once and other items with no problems but a pair of inco cords I bought last year were shipped in the wrong size and he let me keep them and offered a partial refund (I gave them to my brother). The replacement pair he sent in the correct size had some pen marks and he took them back and refunded my payment (though offered another partial refund deal). I would definitely buy from him again and always ended up satisfied with the transaction.
post #221 of 659
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To me, the most useful part of the feedback system is reading sellers' response to negative feedback they receive. It totally reveals their real attitude to dealing with disappointed customers. So often, their responses are just abuse. I never touch such sellers, regardless of their feedback %age.
Yes, they can be vivid. Even with no negatives, I've gotten one or two nasty neutrals, but still there are only four. I decided that responding to them would only draw attention to them, so I just let them slip down the page and further into the past.
post #222 of 659
Very wise.
post #223 of 659
Did they (eBay) roll back the change? I was able to see my detailed feedback last night for the first time (not really, since the limit of 10 hasn't been met), but not today. Can't find the option on the powersellers I have looked at either.
post #224 of 659
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To me, the most useful part of the feedback system is reading sellers' response to negative feedback they receive. It totally reveals their real attitude to dealing with disappointed customers. So often, their responses are just abuse. I never touch such sellers, regardless of their feedback %age.

Have you considered that the negative may not have been deserved, in which case a strong response would be warranted???
post #225 of 659
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Have you considered that the negative may not have been deserved, in which case a strong response would be warranted???
I doubt you've ever replied to a negative feedback with the dickhead comments some sellers have... I think that's the point of the post. Telling the truth of what happened in a calm way is one thing, but a lot of sellers go off and reveal their true selves that way.
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