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post #241 of 659
Here's a little eBay comedy for you.

eBay seller super-blowout-deals (can you feel the trust building already?) offers the following "new in box" Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. shoes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/BROOKS-BROTHERS-...QQcmdZViewItem

You'll note that the soles show severe wear, and that the stitching on one of the shoes has come undone. I emailed to question their description, and here's how they responded:

"most shoes with these abrasive bottoms are used in run way shows hense the name "floor model" we have other shoes that are not floor models if that better suits you.but we have customers that can not afford these shoes at retail price so we offer them at a huge discount so they can have a brooks shoe we paid 99.00 for and after all fees im lucky to make 11.00 i sell these runway shoes only as a courtsey to help those less fortunate "
post #242 of 659
What's with "puncture holes" on the bottom of shoes? I bought a pair of lightly used Santani (not FAMs - cheapies), and there are these punctures in the bottom - see http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4...3-DSC_0003.jpg The puncture was not mentioned in the description, and the seller did not take a picture of the sole of this shoe (only the other shoe). I sent a message to the seller to bitch, and the seller said that "This 'puncture hole' is standard on all merchandise I sell, as is on most designer merchandise on eBay. All department stores put this mark on the shoes to prevent people from attempting to return them for a full refund. This mark does no damage to the shoes, and is in an inconspicuous spot... I have sold literally thousands of shoes just like this without any complants." Is this right? Am I out of line for bitching? I haven't replied back. The seller offered an eight dollar partial refund.
post #243 of 659
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Originally Posted by gvibes View Post
What's with "puncture holes" on the bottom of shoes?

I bought a pair of lightly used Santani (not FAMs - cheapies), and there are these punctures in the bottom - see http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4...3-DSC_0003.jpg

The puncture was not mentioned in the description, and the seller did not take a picture of the sole of this shoe (only the other shoe).

I sent a message to the seller to bitch, and the seller said that "This 'puncture hole' is standard on all merchandise I sell, as is on most designer merchandise on eBay. All department stores put this mark on the shoes to prevent people from attempting to return them for a full refund. This mark does no damage to the shoes, and is in an inconspicuous spot... I have sold literally thousands of shoes just like this without any complants."

Is this right? Am I out of line for bitching? I haven't replied back. The seller offered an eight dollar partial refund.

What she says is true. Many stores like Nordstrom... drill holes on returned shoes that are discounted to prevent more returns.

If you're otherwise happy with shoes, take the $8 and stop bitching.
post #244 of 659
Nordstrom does this, though not any other stores to my knowledge. It never has bothered me, but I've seen them filled in with a piece of leather before so that is an option if you really hate them.
post #245 of 659
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Originally Posted by EL72 View Post
If you're otherwise happy with shoes, take the $8 and stop bitching.
All right, will do.
post #246 of 659
i just had an experience with a buyer who was so IMPATIENT....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESO:IT&ih=020

buyer from china bought it now,

but i specifically state in my auction that international buyers please contact me before doing anything,

he buys it sends me paypal UNCONFIRMED ADDRESS payment (of course) and I told him,
i cannot go through with it unless he confirms address or sends a money wire or money order (if he doesnt like it i totally understand of course).


he wants a refund , so simply i agree and refund him the money right away and then.......

i look at my paypal refresh screen and next thing i see is a PAYPAL DISPUTE by him and both
he and my accounts are frozen in time indefinitely........
and now he is sending me TONS of email like im some bad guy

demanding "WHERE IS MY REFUND????????" and crap.

if he was just patient for even 2 freaking minutes ....sheesh.

it would have been simply over with a simple refund idiot.


now FROZEN FREAKING PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
post #247 of 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by diorshoe View Post
i just had an experience with a buyer who was so IMPATIENT....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESO:IT&ih=020

buyer from china bought it now,

but i specifically state in my auction that international buyers please contact me before doing anything,

he buys it sends me paypal UNCONFIRMED ADDRESS payment (of course) and I told him,
i cannot go through with it unless he confirms address or sends a money wire or money order (if he doesnt like it i totally understand of course).


he wants a refund , so simply i agree and refund him the money right away and then.......

i look at my paypal refresh screen and next thing i see is a PAYPAL DISPUTE by him and both
he and my accounts are frozen in time indefinitely........
and now he is sending me TONS of email like im some bad guy

demanding "WHERE IS MY REFUND????????" and crap.

if he was just patient for even 2 freaking minutes ....sheesh.

it would have been simply over with a simple refund idiot.


now FROZEN FREAKING PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

post #248 of 659
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Originally Posted by sjmin209 View Post
Here's a little eBay comedy for you.

eBay seller super-blowout-deals (can you feel the trust building already?) offers the following "new in box" Brooks Brothers Peal & Co. shoes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/BROOKS-BROTHERS-...QQcmdZViewItem

You'll note that the soles show severe wear, and that the stitching on one of the shoes has come undone. I emailed to question their description, and here's how they responded:

"most shoes with these abrasive bottoms are used in run way shows hense the name "floor model" we have other shoes that are not floor models if that better suits you.but we have customers that can not afford these shoes at retail price so we offer them at a huge discount so they can have a brooks shoe we paid 99.00 for and after all fees im lucky to make 11.00 i sell these runway shoes only as a courtsey to help those less fortunate "

I don't really see the point you are trying to make. Okay, the seller states "new in box" but in the description they clearly state there are flaws, show pictures, and show the soles. I'm not sure how this is particularly misleading. Of course they're using "new in box" very loosely, but they explain what the shoe has been through and it's current condition. You may feel they are overcharging, but if someone is willing to bid on them I don't see the problem.
post #249 of 659
post #250 of 659
Hi,

I just found this forum and love it! Can anyone help me out with this eBay item? Is it real? Does it seem like a good deal? If not, can you make some recommendations?

Thanks!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANALI-PROPOSTA-...QQcmdZViewItem
post #251 of 659
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Originally Posted by ibleedwhite View Post
Prices seem extremely reasonable, and there is a good chance to pick up a bargain. They have an extremely good feedback score for such an active seller - 99.8% on around 7,000 transactions. Even though eBay feedback is admittedly dodgy, numbers like that should be reassuring.

That said, they seem to charge an inordinate amount for shipping - $40 to ship a pair of pants to Australia, which is double the going rate. That's been a main reason why I haven't bid on a lot of their stuff.

As always, it comes down to whether the total cost seems like a bargain for what you're buying. With LDC, it often isn't for me, in the end. It would be very different for CONUS residents.
post #252 of 659
Does anyone have experience with ebay seller dukespops?

I won these Santoni FAMs from him:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=003

I paid immediately and the seller left feedback fast, kept me informed, I even received them fast.

I never owned Santoni before, so when I received these I did find the antiquing a bit much for my taste. But that's not the real issue, the shoes were too tight. I contacted the seller twice to see if he would accept a return but haven't heard back.

Any help will be appreciated.
post #253 of 659
It says in his auction "ALL SALES ARE FINAL," which usually means no returns unless the item is not as described because then Ebay rules say otherwise. He provided size and measurements. Were those off at all? If his sizing was accurate then it is pretty much expected that you know your size and you are probably out of luck. You can ask if he will take a return, but you are not entitled to one. The shoes look great for what its worth and I wish they were my size so I could take them off your hands and save you the aggravation. Good luck.
post #254 of 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leaveitothexperts View Post
Does anyone have experience with ebay seller dukespops?

I won these Santoni FAMs from him:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=003

I paid immediately and the seller left feedback fast, kept me informed, I even received them fast.

I never owned Santoni before, so when I received these I did find the antiquing a bit much for my taste. But that's not the real issue, the shoes were too tight. I contacted the seller twice to see if he would accept a return but haven't heard back.

Any help will be appreciated.


Just post them on the forum or list them on eBay. He sold you the shoes as described and in good faith and is under no obligation to accept a return.
post #255 of 659
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Originally Posted by EL72 View Post
Just post them on the forum or list them on eBay. He sold you the shoes as described and in good faith and is under no obligation to accept a return.

Agreed, no obligation to accept the return. My point was that communication was very good before sale. Once its over, there's no reply to questions. I don't have a lot of experience on e-bay, so maybe that's the way it is!

I'll list them here or on e-bay, both will be my first shot at selling something . . . I thought it'd be easier just to return them.
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