Originally Posted by TheHoff
I'm not trying to sell you on the shoes (they obviously have wear) but I think many consignment retailers will talk down the amount of wear on their merchandise. He has 9 negative feedbacks and 4,184 good ones... 0.1% off of 99.9. Is that really a bad ratio?
Well they're not my size anyway, but one of my pet peeves is false advertising, and in addition to the 9 negatives he has like 14 neutrals - most alluding to some degree of false advertising ("gross misrepresentation-dirty faded collar-not close to NEW!", "two undeclared defects in the lining. Selective photos disingenuous.", "it smells like an ashtray", "Lies in description! Two very noticable stains on shirt!", "not accurately described. Fabric has been stretched.", "HORRIBLE! LOOSE BUTTONS, ALCOHOL SMELL & FAKE BURBERRY SELLER CURSED ME OUT BAD!", "STAY AWAY.Sent damaged shirts. LIAR. Would not give full refund as agreed.FRAUD.", "Wrong COLOR!!! PURPULE WITH STRIPES!!! Do Not Bid With This Seller. Not Accurate", "Pants were used and worn. Not as described in ad. Looked & Smelt dirty!", "Was listed as excellent when there was a number of snags.", "WOULD NOT BUY AGAIN SHIRT BEEN USED EXTENSIVELY WILL LET MY DOG SLEEP ON IT", "Item not as described (misrepresented), very disappointed", "Uses vulgarities in email." etc. etc.
Admittedly, over 4,000 positives is quite admirable, and perhaps I'm being myopic in just focusing on the distilled negativity of his 5+ years of transactions on eBay, but I would never consider buying from any seller with this sort of track record.