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post #61 of 659
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I bought a coat represented as "Cashmere" Ballantyne from alistair_wright .  It turns out it's 85% wool and 15% cashmere.  Very soft wool, of course, but not why I bought it.  I've contacted the seller and let him know my displeasure.
It really ticks me off to see sellers do this. Obviously they are harming their credibility. It's one thing to say cashmere in the title and then to explain the exact content prominently in the description, but if the description doesn't clarify the content, then it's a clear case of intentional misrepresentation in my opinion. I once purchased an Oxxford blazer stated to be 100% cashmere (for $250 using BIN). Turns out that was only the seller's guess and it was actually very soft wool. I wanted the jacket though, as it was still very nice and fit perfectly, so the seller and I agreed to a reduction in the sale price. (By the way, it was that bible-thumping seller who used to have a sunset photograph for all of his auctions -- pretty odd.)
post #62 of 659
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(RJMan @ April 04 2005,17:06) I bought a coat represented as "Cashmere" Ballantyne from alistair_wright . It turns out it's 85% wool and 15% cashmere. Very soft wool, of course, but not why I bought it. I've contacted the seller and let him know my displeasure.
It really ticks me off to see sellers do this. Obviously they are harming their credibility. It's one thing to say cashmere in the title and then to explain the exact content prominently in the description, but if the description doesn't clarify the content, then it's a clear case of intentional misrepresentation in my opinion. I once purchased an Oxxford blazer stated to be 100% cashmere (for $250 using BIN). Turns out that was only the seller's guess and it was actually very soft wool. I wanted the jacket though, as it was still very nice and fit perfectly, so the seller and I agreed to a reduction in the sale price. (By the way, it was that bible-thumping seller who used to have a sunset photograph for all of his auctions -- pretty odd.)
Kind of reminds me of the story that I heard from my dad of blessed memory... The inspector comes to the diner and wants to know if they add horse meat to the rabbit stew, when the proprietor says yes he asks how much and the owner says 50/50 when the inspector tastes it he says it tastes more than 50/50 to which the owner replies...Honest...One Horse to one Rabbit.
post #63 of 659
Wow, the seller has to be happy about this. $100+ for a used tie? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....IT&rd=1
post #64 of 659
I hear there are a lot of great shoes coming out of the new John Lobb factory in Spain... Lobb
post #65 of 659
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I hear there are a lot of great shoes coming out of the new John Lobb factory in Spain... Lobb
A steal at $269.50.
post #66 of 659
I have a sore spot for sellers who don't leave feedback for you. I recently purchased several higher dollar items from various sellers, some of whom frequent Style Forum. I left positive feedback for them and politely asked them (multiple times) to consider doing the same for me. No response, no feedback. Next time, I won't leave feedback for them, or will consider leaving neutral feedback, as I consider this to be inferior service.
post #67 of 659
One of my last purchases went like that--I was waiting to post my feedback until after the seller...but the seller never posted, so neither did I. A small measure of revenge?
post #68 of 659
Well, while the eBay thread is alive, I will confess to my first bad purchase on eBay. I had been watching the Zegna suit auctions for some time from a seller using name "labelstore" and they tended to go anywhere from $350-400 for what seller claimed in a email to be tailors' rejects of Su Misura suits. Feedback tended to be good. I needed a navy suit and Zegnas just seem to be molded to my body... so I gave it a chance with seller's assurance of refund. Suit came from Italy in 4 days... and without any question it was counterfeit. Fabric felt like a wool/poly blend, the black Zegna Su Misura label looked genuine (but that is easy enough to copy). Tag in jacket was a poor photocopy. ALso had a Made in Italy tag. My other newer Zegna's are made in Switzerland. At that point, two negative feedbacks appeared with accusations of couterfeit suits. I complained to seller and received a refund even before returning suit. Reported seller both to eBay and to Zegna. My gut told me something was wrong but at least I got my money back. It was definitely a good copy of current Zegna 3-button, 2-vent style (not the newer higher-button-stance 2 button that Zegna is showing) and actually would have been a nice office suit-- at $99. I wonder now about some of the other European sellers advertising Zegna and Boss. Meanwhile, I hope Interpol gets a line on this operation and raids them for counterfeit goods. Ned Soltz
post #69 of 659
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One of my last purchases went like that--I was waiting to post my feedback until after the seller...but the seller never posted, so neither did I.  A small measure of revenge?  
Often the attitude on the part of sellers is to wait until feedback is left by the buyer to demonstrate satisfaction with the transaction and to mark that the transaction is complete. It also offers a measure of protection against buyers who might tank your feedback without first giving you an opportunity to address a problem. I've been on both sides of feedback on ebay (both buyer and seller), and I'll say until you've sold on ebay it's hard to understand where they're coming from. I do agree, however, that it's bad form not to leave feedback as a seller once it's left for you. I promptly leave feedback as a buyer when I receive the item and am satisfied with it. As a seller, I promptly leave feedback when it's left for me.
post #70 of 659
Not a nice experience at all with: whyme35[b] Probably best to use another seller. I made a submit your best offer on a suit and this person was highly offended by it. She felt that I was trying to get something for nothing. Well I am sorry but we are all trying to get a great deal on ebay. I don't offer my highest price when I am purchasing and automobile at first either. All she had to do was say that she declined my offer and that would have been the end of it . She also could have offered me her minimum price. Instead she emails me telling me how I am trying to get something for nothing. A very emotional and unprofessional  attitude. Some of the negative feedbacks show this. She did not like it when I told her to keep her old suit. Watch yourself with this one guys. I would say stay with one of the more reputable sellers and enjoy your clothing. Best To All, LTD
post #71 of 659
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I have a sore spot for sellers who don't leave feedback for you. I recently purchased several higher dollar items from various sellers, some of whom frequent Style Forum. I left positive feedback for them and politely asked them (multiple times) to consider doing the same for me. No response, no feedback. Next time, I won't leave feedback for them, or will consider leaving neutral feedback, as I consider this to be inferior service.
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I do agree, however, that it's bad form not to leave feedback as a seller once it's left for you. I promptly leave feedback as a buyer when I receive the item and am satisfied with it. As a seller, I promptly leave feedback when it's left for me.
Please keep in mind that a lot of ebay sellers are like me - one person working very hard to complete all phases of a business by themself. During the summer I'm doing 70-90 transactions a month. Leaving feedback for each transaction as soon as the buyer does so is simply not feasible, not enough time in the day. I leave it in batches - at least 25-35 comments at once. So if you purchase something from me, please do not feel snubbed if a positive doesn't arrive right away, it will get there eventually, I promise..
post #72 of 659
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Please keep in mind that a lot of ebay sellers are like me - one person working very hard to complete all phases of a business by themself. During the summer I'm doing 70-90 transactions a month. Leaving feedback for each transaction as soon as the buyer does so is simply not feasible, not enough time in the day.
That's a weak excuse. Sellers depend on feedback. I know that is the first thing I check if I'm interested in an item on Ebay. If a seller isn't over 95%, I don't bid. Sellers should reciprocate and leave feedback immediately. I never leave feedback for a seller until feedback has been left for me.
post #73 of 659
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That's a weak excuse. Sellers depend on feedback. I know that is the first thing I check if I'm interested in an item on Ebay. If a seller isn't over 95%, I don't bid. Sellers should reciprocate and leave feedback immediately. I never leave feedback for a seller until feedback has been left for me.
Not an excuse, it's reality. You might want to check my feedback record - I have a rating of 1243 with over 1700 positives, and only a single negative, which was undeserved and several years old... My rating is not based on how fast I leave feedbacks, I got it because people appreciate the incredible merchandise I regularly post on ebay.
post #74 of 659
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That's a weak excuse.
Whatever you say.
post #75 of 659
I have to confess sellers who don't leave feedback annoys me. Worse, however, is when they expect me to leave feedback first. Excuse me? The second you get my money my side of the transaction is complete. Give me the feedback already.
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