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post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post
If you take a look at the negatives, all of them (at least the recent ones) are from buyers of Obama posters; some claim the posters are not authentic (read: not published directly by His Hopeness, I suppose ). None deals with clothes or other luxurious goods he offers.

Yes, I noticed that. Interesting case, isn't it. 3000 ratings with 99.4% +ve sounds about par for the course. However, he's still claiming 100% +ve. Established sellers on here are vouching for him. Others here giving warnings.
post #47 of 52
You know the truth is that different people sometimes have different experiences with the same people. I would love to say that I have been the same temperament to all people all the time, but things happen in a day that make a person treat different people at different times differently.

If you pay what you think is a fair price and get the item on time and protect yourself by using a credit card that offers good protection then that should be your plan.
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by rssmsvc View Post
I had an experience with him from years ago and it was quite irritating he didn't ship all of a product and then made a big deal living up to what was promised. Took him literally months to make it right and all the way with rude emails.
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+1, look as if something shady is going on. I have tried to email him for measurements but he never replied. So the seller communications are definitely far from friendly.
Hmmm... so he does appear to have problems with communication, and that neutral he received appears to have been warranted and not just the whinings of a "crybaby". Maybe instead of replying to the seller who left him that neutral with the solid advice that his emails "could be more friendly" with this gem: "!ALL MY E-MAILS ARE FRIENDLY, THERE IS NO REASON YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT A NEUTRAL!" -- maybe he should have just taken that good advice to heart? Some have argued that if one purchases an item that is shipped promptly in great condition, it is wrong to leave a neutral just because the seller's emails are curt (or non-existent). I happen to believe in a higher level of customer service - where the communication is an integral part of the entire buying experience. So it's very amusing to me that a Wharton MBA student would lash out in all caps at solid advice (to be more friendly in his emails) with... an unfriendly retort! Very amusing... comical, even. Maybe instead of lashing out, he should have just - oh I don't know - started being friendlier in the emails he chooses to reply to? Or gee - maybe he could even reply to all emails, and do so in a friendly and/or professional manner? When this Wharton MBA goes on to become Senior Vice President of some Fortune 500 corporation, how long do you think he will last if he sends punitive or combative emails to clients in all caps?
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Oh just shut up already. You conveniently ignored [the lame explanation that "the majority of his items are listed in his store so the ad was written when he did have perfect feedback"] which provides a reasonable explanation for what you so dearly protest.
Ah, so let me get this straight, because to me it sounds a little whack, Whacked. You're saying that the "reasonable explanation" for his having 172 current auctions on eBay - all of which contain the falsehood that he doesn't have any negatives when in fact he does have negatives going back to September (regardless of whether the negatives were received when selling a $25 photocopy of an Obama flier or a $15,000 Hermès suitcase, a negative is still a negative) - is because it would be too much work for him to go back and change the ads to reflect the truth? Well boo-f*cking-hoo. You're telling me that this guy, who Duveen says has "more hustle than anyone else I've met" at the prestigious Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, the first collegiate business school in the United States of America, is lazy? He's currently listing well over $100,000 of merchandise -- is it really too much to ask that those ads be truthful? Cry me a river. If you're going to take the time to list something on eBay - let alone listing $100K worth of stuff - it's imperative that you also take the time to ensure that your listings are correct and that they reflect the truth, or astute buyers will simply move on to the next seller. That's all I'm saying, Whacked. So now I think it's your turn to just shut up already... that is, unless you want to continue supporting fraudulent eBay listings with the "Laziness Defense". Ouch.
post #49 of 52
You really seem to be on some sort of crusade amerikajinda, but you're aimed at the wrong dude. There are innumerable bad sellers on ebay you could be pursuing, and this isn't one of them. I'm sure Ish isn't perfect, but he is a pretty safe seller to deal with.
post #50 of 52
In every Ebay transaction there is risk. If you're committing to spend a lot of money on something, you better do your homework on it and make a decision as to whether a comment on a stupid Obama poster could be a sign of problems with a carbon fiber briefcase.

I think Duveen describes the situation fairly.
post #51 of 52
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Some have argued that if one purchases an item that is shipped promptly in great condition, it is wrong to leave a neutral just because the seller's emails are curt (or non-existent).
The quote that you are obsessed with occurred in 2002 and concerned a video-game that his brother was selling using the account. The cultural model in Ebay at that time was "always leave positive feedback", so a neutral would have been seen as a slap in the face, and excessive given the (relatively minor) offense of not writing warm enough emails (a subjective charge at best). The response may not be perfect, but it is hardly indicative of a deeply sociopathic/untrustworthy personality as you seem to be trying to intimate.
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So it's very amusing to me that a Wharton MBA student would lash out in all caps at solid advice (to be more friendly in his emails) with... an unfriendly retort!
I think I mentioned a while back that I only brought up my connection to him in the interests of disclosure of a personal connection so as not to mislead people, not in order to prompt a discussion of MBAs. Clearly I made a mistake and gave more information to the interwebz than I should have. You have gone way overboard with this. Your crusade should have nothing to do with what program the guy attends. Let it go. The fact that you have somehow squirreled out his first name, which is not listed on auctions, is creepy and unnecessary. I am currently regretting the fact that I bought something from YOU on B&S, as that means that you now have my name and address. Given your propensity to do research and find stuff out about people for no apparent reason, I am terrified to think what you might do with information that I gave for the transaction once you put your iSleuth hat on. I would ask others to think about this when doing business with you -- there is a bond of trust in giving one's information to someone and given your clear lack of balance, I now think that the potential cost of you going wacky on me in the future far exceeds the benefit of some shampoo and socks.
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Wharton MBA goes on to become Senior Vice President of some Fortune 500 corporation, how long do you think he will last if he sends punitive or combative emails to clients in all caps?
Scale of client business would be different, and you are right, his brother probably wouldn't be selling video games to his top clients from his office. Funny how home businesses are treated differently than giant corps, isn't it? Finally, let me echo Andrew Harris (and rssmvc, who didn't love the interactions but did get what he paid for) - everything I have seen from the guy is real and legit. But always trust your own judgment when making a purchase.
post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Hmmm... so he does appear to have problems with communication, and that neutral he received appears to have been warranted and not just the whinings of a "crybaby". Maybe instead of replying to the seller who left him that neutral with the solid advice that his emails "could be more friendly" with this gem: "!ALL MY E-MAILS ARE FRIENDLY, THERE IS NO REASON YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT A NEUTRAL!" -- maybe Ismael should have just taken that good advice to heart?

Some have argued that if one purchases an item that is shipped promptly in great condition, it is wrong to leave a neutral just because the seller's emails are curt (or non-existent). I happen to believe in a higher level of customer service - where the communication is an integral part of the entire buying experience. So it's very amusing to me that a Wharton MBA student would lash out in all caps at solid advice (to be more friendly in his emails) with... an unfriendly retort! Very amusing... comical, even. Maybe instead of lashing out, he should have just - oh I don't know - started being friendlier in the emails he chooses to reply to? Or gee - maybe he could even reply to all emails, and do so in a friendly and/or professional manner? When this Wharton MBA goes on to become Senior Vice President of some Fortune 500 corporation, how long do you think he will last if he sends punitive or combative emails to clients in all caps?



Ah, so let me get this straight, because to me it sounds a little whack, Whacked. You're saying that the "reasonable explanation" for his having 172 current auctions on eBay - all of which contain the falsehood that he doesn't have any negatives when in fact he does have negatives going back to September (regardless of whether the negatives were received when selling a $25 photocopy of an Obama flier or a $15,000 Hermès suitcase, a negative is still a negative) - is because it would be too much work for him to go back and change the ads to reflect the truth? Well boo-f*cking-hoo. You're telling me that this guy, who Duveen says has "more hustle than anyone else I've met" at the prestigious Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, the first collegiate business school in the United States of America, is lazy?

He's currently listing well over $100,000 of merchandise -- is it really too much to ask that those ads be truthful? Cry me a river.

If you're going to take the time to list something on eBay - let alone listing $100K worth of stuff - it's imperative that you also take the time to ensure that your listings are correct and that they reflect the truth, or astute buyers will simply move on to the next seller. That's all I'm saying, Whacked. So now I think it's your turn to just shut up already... that is, unless you want to continue supporting fraudulent eBay listings with the "Laziness Defense". Ouch.

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