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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....43&rd=1 seller: balboul I have this jacket.  It came in 2 colors.  The chestnut color I own retailed for just under $800, the lighter color (this one,) for about $850, both at the L.A. Costume National store and at Traffic in the Beverly Center.  This auction has the retail price as being at $1650.00.  You be the judge.  I like the seller's goods.  But this type of misleading information puts him/her on my blacklist.
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report it
post #3 of 10
great looking jacket, and another seller blacklisted for me as well. Thanks for the heads up...
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What's the big deal if a seller exaggerates retail prices so long as the buyer is not misled as to the nature of the item (e.g., that the item is from a designer's main line when it is from a diffusion line)?  A rational individual will make a purchase only when the value of the item (which for clothing is measured by appearance, construction, and fit) to him exceeds the price paid.  Buying an item primarily because it is heavily discounted from its retail price is just foolish, imo.
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What's the big deal if a seller exaggerates retail prices so long as the buyer is not misled as to the nature of the item (e.g., that the item is from a designer's main line when it is from a diffusion line)? A rational individual will make a purchase only when the value of the item (which for clothing is measured by appearance, construction, and fit) to him exceeds the price paid. Buying an item primarily because it is heavily discounted from its retail price is just foolish, imo.
It may be foolish to you, but that doesn't stop everyone from doing it. Misrepresenting the original price of an item is a material misrepresentation of the value of that item, and potential buyers will assess that value in consideration of the original retail price. Thus lying about the MSRP is fraud.
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What's the big deal if a seller exaggerates retail prices so long as the buyer is not misled as to the nature of the item
If the seller is lying about the original price, who knows what else he/she is lying about...
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It may be foolish to you, but that doesn't stop everyone from doing it. Misrepresenting the original price of an item is a material misrepresentation of the value of that item, and potential buyers will assess that value in consideration of the original retail price. Thus lying about the MSRP is fraud.
Thanks. You articulated my thoughts exactly.
post #8 of 10
That's a really great looking casual jacket.
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That's a really great looking casual jacket.
It looks even better in the dark chestnut color in moleskin. I've gotten tons of compliments on it, even now (after 2 years of heavy use.) This one is a lighter, brown melange moelskin that is a little less soft. The best part (was, honey, was) that girls loved to stroke it. Yes.
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If the seller is lying about the original price, who knows what else he/she is lying about...
The retail price of a lot of his other auctions. It's just that in this particular case, I know for sure and can prove it, since I know the provenance of the item in question. I hate guys like this nearly as much as the straight up rip off artists.
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