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post #16 of 52
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Originally Posted by ragdoll View Post
I've bought several things from this guy and have been pleased. Did not realize that he was a Wharton MBA student, though. Hope he is not heading into finance.

I find it disheartening that a Wharton MBA student writes in all caps.
post #17 of 52
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I find it disheartening that a Wharton MBA student writes in all caps.
THAT'S THE WAY MAX POWER IS, MARGE. DECISIVE. UNCOMPROMISING. AND RUDE.
post #18 of 52
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Originally Posted by ColeFieldHouse View Post
THAT'S THE WAY MAX POWER IS, MARGE. DECISIVE. UNCOMPROMISING. AND RUDE.

Oh, wait a minute. The family name is my legacy to you. I got it from my father, and he got it from his father, and he traded a mule for it! And that mule went on to save Spring Break!
post #19 of 52
There's something bizarre going on with some of his auctions. Here are three separate auctions for two RLPL suits and a Brioni overcoat. All of the auctions started within 20 minutes of each other several days ago. Oddly, after a few days and a number of bids, they all have the exact same bid amounts. That's either an incredibly unusual coincidence, or someone is shill bidding. Here's a screen capture:
post #20 of 52
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post
There's something bizarre going on with some of his auctions. Here are three separate auctions for two RLPL suits and a Brioni overcoat. All of the auctions started within 20 minutes of each other several days ago. Oddly, after a few days and a number of bids, they all have the exact same bid amounts. That's either an incredibly unusual coincidence, or someone is shill bidding. Here's a screen capture:


More red flags!!!
post #21 of 52
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Originally Posted by johnny_flapjack View Post
I dig how the closure on this lobb case mimics their double monk shoe - the name which I forget.
I find it a sad and impractical gimmick. The diagonal double buckle is a feature on the Chapel and Lobb is trying to make it its signature design feature on leathergoods. I would go nuts having to buckle and unbuckle those every time I used my briefcase.

Word on the street was a company named Beynat & Janniaux was making Lobb Paris leathergoods. I'd like to see if there's anything available under their own name.
post #22 of 52
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
More red flags!!!

Damn....I was just gonna looking into that RLPL too
post #23 of 52
Funny all his current neutral/negative feedbacks involve Barack Obama posters
post #24 of 52
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post
Funny all his current neutral/negative feedbacks involve Barack Obama posters

Is there such a thing as a fake Obama poster? Strange...
post #25 of 52
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nvm
post #26 of 52
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I guess it's par for the course that since your classmate "only-the-best1" is such a high-volume seller that he'd have his share of negative and neutral feedback, resulting in his current 99.4% feedback rating. But he really needs to update his ad copy because all his current ads proclaim "I HAVE MORE THAN 3000 POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND NO NEGATIVES" when in fact he does have negative feedbacks! (I really hate when sellers claim not to have any negatives when they really do... at best it's laziness in not updating their listings to reflect recent turns of events, and at worst it's outright fraud and deception.)

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?Use...ed+by&ref=home

I found his answer to this neutral feedback he received rather amusing:

buyer leaving a neutral feedback
: "received product in great condition, emails could be more friendly, not so short"

Reply by only-the-best1
"!ALL MY E-MAILS ARE FRIENDLY, THERE IS NO REASON YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT A NEUTRAL!"

Any particular reason you can think of that your classmate wouldn't understand the nuances of the all caps? Or why he'd answer the claim of an unfriendly email with another unfriendly email?

Not saying he's a bad seller or bad person or bad MBA student or anything... just pointing out some red flags...

If you look at his feedback, you will notice that 3 of his 4 negatives were left during the past month. The majority of his items are listed in his store so the ad was written when he did have perfect feedback. Do you expect him to change his 700+ listings to reflect this? And with his auctions, I'm sure they were listed before his negatives and simply unsold, so he clicks "relist". I'm an ebay power seller and have 200 items listed in my store, I don't see any point in spending hours in changing an ad unless it has something to do with a change in my store policy.

Whats the big deal in writing in all caps, I'm a business student and I write in all caps with a pen and paper...how does this make one a nuance?

I don't think these points should bring up any red flags for this seller.
post #27 of 52
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Not saying he's a bad seller or bad person or bad MBA student or anything... just pointing out some red flags...
I wrote and deleted one reply. B/c this is floating twds the top of the thread, I'll try again. 1) I posted this stuff mainly b/c I thought that folks would enjoy the briefcase p0rn, not b/c I thought it would really boost sales. This stuff is out of reach for most, even on this board (I know that it is for me) 2) Shitting on B&S threads is generally discouraged, IIRC. If you're going to do so, please don't pretend like you aren't. You clearly do mean to imply any and every negative thing you can about my friend and classmate. 3) I gave full disclosure b/c it is the right thing to do, not b/c I hoped to spur a discussion of MBAs or the program that I attend. Jinda, your use of the MBA as a club to beat the seller with is pointless. I have not monitored his correspondence, but Ebay is a rough place and ALL CAPS ARE SOMETIMES USED. 4) All this said, I do think that every seller needs to live or die by their reputation, which needs to be contested on eBay. That said, I've seen the cases in the flesh and they sure look legit to me. I have not seen every article of clothing up there, but everything I have seen from the seller is real. I hesitated to post the link in the first place b/c I knew that the iSleuths on the board love to talk trash. I had just enjoyed looking at some of this stuff the other day and thought that others might also get a kick out of it. I was happy that the first page or so basically involved ogling the merchandise, which was the thread's primary intent (I purposely put it in B&S so as not to clog the main boards with it). One more note: I have no personal financial interest in any of this, and only hope that I have not inadvertently hurt my friend's business.
post #28 of 52
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post
There's something bizarre going on with some of his auctions. Here are three separate auctions for two RLPL suits and a Brioni overcoat. All of the auctions started within 20 minutes of each other several days ago. Oddly, after a few days and a number of bids, they all have the exact same bid amounts. That's either an incredibly unusual coincidence, or someone is shill bidding. Here's a screen capture:


Since people commonly bid in $100 increments, anything over the mark will be $_05. Not such a hard-to-understand coincidence.

I checked each auction you cited. There are different bids and bidders for each. There is one auction with a zero bidder, but using a zero shill bidder is pretty amateur and I would be floored if someone would risk their business for that.

Again, everything I've seen from the guy is real. Snipe if you must, but listen to the large # of positive feedbacks this guy has received from forum and non-forum folks alike and weigh the preponderance of evidence before stringing the guy up.
post #29 of 52
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Originally Posted by Duveen View Post
2) Shitting on B&S threads is generally discouraged, IIRC. If you're going to do so, please don't pretend like you aren't. You clearly do mean to imply any and every negative thing you can about my friend and classmate.
You are not selling anything here, so people can "shit" all they want in your shitty PSA thread.
post #30 of 52
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Originally Posted by mishon View Post
You are not selling anything here, so people can "shit" all they want in your shitty PSA thread.

Da-yum.
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