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post #91 of 659
Reasonable point.   On the other hand, this item was NWT.  My issue is that it was listed as "new" (that is, in the condition one would expect to find it in its appropriate retail environment), and for that I paid a substantial premium.  Had it been listed as "used" or "smoke damaged" or whatever and I had purchased it for half or a third or a quarter of the price, I would just chalk it up to caveat emptor. Oh, well, I tried to be reasonable and offered several times nicely to send it back, picking up shipping in both directions on my tab, for a simple refund, but he refused and then got really snotty about it.  So I left my negative feedback for him, reported him to ebay for fraudulently listing items as new that were clearly not, and will be filing formal complaints with PayPal and American Express, as well. I just do not see why people can't be civil, even if they disagree with you. Edit: Oh, yeah...since this is a "good, bad and the ugly" sort of thread, I should say I love ebay. Over the past six or seven years, I have spent far too much on things I really didn't need, but had a great time doing it. This is only one of two bad experiences I've had. The other was when I bought a bookcase from someone in Texas who took payment and then never sent it.
post #92 of 659
An old thread but Ebay keeps rocking on.

I have bought 70 items since the start of the year. Early on I was not tuned in to the size conventions (most Ebayers think a e54L is a 44L) and the need to really know your measurements and to nearly be clairvoyant about how good the seller has measured and read the tags.

So a lot of what I bought had to be resold or donated. But still there are some good bargains to be had from some of the better sellers both amateur and professional.

There is the constant threat of fraud however. And Ebay doesn't even try and correct that other than the feedback system. I had a garment come in clearly misdescribed (literally the wrong color by a mile) and when I sent it back the seller claimed they never received it. Oh well!

But if you can deal with the 1% crooks it can be a fun and satisfying experience. Kinda virtual dumpster diving. <g>

My favorites are: Blondys Bay Auctions, Blueberry Boutique, Honest Goods, Shop Kanvas, suitsinthecity, The Worlds Finest, and Upscale Deals by wtang.

Good bidding,

Perry
post #93 of 659
Here's another excellent ebay store for men's clothes: bostonpainter. I heard about him through either this forum before it crashed or through AAAC, but I haven't seen a mention of him in this thread. I bought a very nice new with tags Dunhill tuxedo from bostonpainter recently. It was exactly as pictured and described and came immediately. Even the way it was packaged was beautiful - the piece was so well folded and packed that it came without any wrinkles. Plus, the price could not be beat.
post #94 of 659
Beware of surfer168. He sold me Hermes tie deemed fake by this board. Still awaiting resolution of this issue.
post #95 of 659
I won a D&G charcoal suit from 'specialplace', the suit arrived quickly and exactly as described, came NWT like described (had the original hologram tag still attached) and didn't give me any reason to doubt the authenticity of it. After minor alterations the suit fit far better and was far cheaper than anything I could get for the same price new.

One thing that's sort of strange with 'specialplace' is from their auctions they'd lead you to beleive they're in Beverly Hills, which I'm about 15 mins from. The package arrived from Carson which is about another hour south. No biggie, they likely do it for the 'prestige' of Beverly Hills. Anyone that's visited Beverly Hills could argue that Carson's actually a cleaner city.
post #96 of 659
Seller: "Quickeauction" (Connecticut)

Not too thrilled with them.

I've scored lots of Oxxford suits in great shape for cheap on ebay. They usually have a boo-boo here or there but providing I know what they are up front I can decide for myself whether I want to deal with it or not.

These guys? They had an Oxxford in exactly the colors I wanted, so I did the BIN for $325! Why? It was listed as MINT as new, satisfaction guaranteed.

I emailed them before bidding and asked point blank if it was truly MINT......if not, please tell me what if any problems, yadda yadda.

they responded "No problems, mint as new guaranteed." You'd think this meant they either

A. looked the suit over for 5 freakin' minutes to double check,
B. really meant they'd stand by their printed guarantee, or
C. Both.



......so the suit shows up, and it's got rips in the liner under each armpit, various pulls in the wool and in general the wool had been pressed to the shiny point. The inner breast pocket tag (not shown in the auction photos) put the suit at 1994 - though I have Oxxfords from the early 80s that look better. This one had been USED.

Needless to say, when I complained, they never offered to take it back, and it was pulling teeth to get them to send me the $50 it cost to fix those problems - though not the sheen; that's unfixable.

I'd say stay away.....they sell in high volume and everything, but that's not the buyer's problem.

well, it IS, but it shouldn't be.
post #97 of 659
Just discovered this thread.

Seller: iggythedog

Bought this jacket; with the condition being listed as "new with tags". Received it, it was big in the body so i took it to my tailor to have it taken in. Turns out the sleeves and length of it had been taken up; and the job was done extremely poorly, when my tailor opened it up he couldn't believe it. I don't like being told something is new, if it clearly isn't
post #98 of 659
Could someone post a list of all of the various brands for which they know there are "fakes" out there? I know the basics -- Prada, Armani, RL, Burberry, Vuitton, Gucci, etc. But does anyone know if some less popular/well-known brands are faked on eBay?

Paul Smith
Thomas Pink
Brooks Brothers
Aquascutum
????
post #99 of 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatherseanfan
Could someone post a list of all of the various brands for which they know there are "fakes" out there? I know the basics -- Prada, Armani, RL, Burberry, Vuitton, Gucci, etc. But does anyone know if some less popular/well-known brands are faked on eBay?

Paul Smith
Thomas Pink
Brooks Brothers
Aquascutum
????

I've seen little to no faking with those brands. Brooks just doesn't command that much on eBay, and I rarely see Paul Smith at all, at least in my size.

Other commonly faked brands off the top of my head, all a bit obvious: Zegna, Dunhill, Cartier, Tiffany. I'm skeptical of some of the Brioni ties, too.
post #100 of 659
I have a rating of over 1200 @ 99.9%. I sell internationally (approx 25% of my customers are from USA).

john
post #101 of 659
Unfortunately I've 2 fraudulent sellers to report:

Seller one is livesportnetwork. You may recognize the name as they listed quite a few NWT Chester Barrie items on ebay in recent months, for low prices. I won the auctions for five items. The first two items took about a month to arrive. The other three took 50 days to arrive. NONE of the items were as described. Three were essentially worthless. One jacket had a large knife cut/hole on one shoulder. The two "suits" turned out to be suit jackets and trousers, in DIFFERENT fabrics. Finally, they failed to mention that three of the items did not have Chester Barrie labels. I emailed the seller four days ago, asking how they proposed to resolve this, and they have not responded. As I post this, I'm out about $420 on these transactions. If in the unlikely event the seller makes this right, I will edit this post.

Seller two is princessh0, also from the UK. I won her auction for a Henry Poole suit on April 3rd. I paid for the suit on April 7th. I emailed the seller several times inquiring as to whether suit had shipped, and never received a response. Finally on May 12th, I filed a claim with paypal. Today I discovered that she kept my money, while selling (and shipping) the suit to the second highest bidder! Paypal recovered part of my payment, but I'm still out about $30.

I'd avoid both these sellers...
post #102 of 659
Hi, I just found this forum and am duly impressed by it and all the users! I was wondering a bit about T&A shirt sizes. I'm used to E&R, and I usually just get the 15.5/39 shirts, and they fit amazingly. I bought recently 5 T&A shirts (from 3 different sellers) on eBay, four were white (15.5s) and another was 16.5. Without fail, each and every one of the 15.5s were very tight in the chest, and they ran very, very short (not even to my hips). The 16.5 fit like a shirt is supposed to fit. Do 15.5s just run very small in T&A, is it something particular to white shirts, or did I just get a bad draw on eBay?

Thanks
post #103 of 659
Quote:
Originally Posted by race bannon
Hi, I just found this forum and am duly impressed by it and all the users! I was wondering a bit about T&A shirt sizes. I'm used to E&R, and I usually just get the 15.5/39 shirts, and they fit amazingly. I bought recently 5 T&A shirts (from 3 different sellers) on eBay, four were white (15.5s) and another was 16.5. Without fail, each and every one of the 15.5s were very tight in the chest, and they ran very, very short (not even to my hips). The 16.5 fit like a shirt is supposed to fit. Do 15.5s just run very small in T&A, is it something particular to white shirts, or did I just get a bad draw on eBay?

Thanks
Were they brand new? Shirts can definitely shrink over time.
post #104 of 659
zjpj83,

well, the shirt sleeve length and collar were all as advertised. 3 of the 4 white shirts (15.5s) were definitely used, so I guess some shrinkage might have taken place, though I'd be surprised by how much there would have been. The 4th white shirt seemed either NWOT or barely used, yet it was also quite small, though the rest of the measurements were as advertised.
post #105 of 659
Reply to "A Harris": i so hate these type of sellers on ebay, they give us pro sellers a bad name. I hope I have the priviledge of dealing with the calibe of the people on this site more.

As a seller, we do have some amusing buyers to deal with.

John
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