Dumb eBay Purchases?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Sigh. I had to confess somewhere. Over Thanksgiving I saw a pair of Polo loafers w/ a starting bid of $20, no bidders: [​IMG] I thought they looked just like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pol...QQcmdZViewItem ...so against my normal procedure I didn't email any questions. But I was still wary and only bid up to $21 -- taking a small gamble w/ the hope that they were the Langfords. They arrived today, Polo Sport w/ rubber soles! I'm not totally against rubber soles, but they are a far cry from what I'd hoped they were. Not a big waste, but a waste. Sigh. Does anyone else have a simliar story? Misery loves company.
     


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    Tarmac Senior member

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    The Curse of the Polo Sport!

    I once bought a "like trickers" listing, thinking it was Tricker's.
     


  3. rnoldh

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    Well, at least they're not made in Italy.

    Isn't Polo Sport made in China[​IMG]
     


  4. mikeynyc

    mikeynyc Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least they're not made in Italy.

    Isn't Polo Sport made in China[​IMG]



    If so, don't let your child eat them.
     


  5. Thomas

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    Kenneth Cole boots. My feet never fit into them - never got through the instep, and off to the trash they went. Bought a size up, no less.

    Adidas racing flats. Quality shoes, but I am not nearly light enough to train in flats. They sure look nice in my closet.

    Other goods I never inspected properly or researched well enough.

    But, overall, I think I won more than I lost on ebay.
     


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    A pair of Costume National boots for $50 a while ago. Looked great, but the angle of the photos did not show how square-toed and clunky they were in real life. I ended up giving them away.

    Mistake in progress: a pair of Gucci boots that I mistakenly bid on. I won't embarass myself by explaining how that happened. If they fit or are remotely as described, it won't be a total loss. If they don't, they'll end up in the BS forum or in a friend's closet.

    Overall, I've had good luck, but there's plenty of time for me to continue to make asinine purchases.
     


  7. HomerJ

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    A 42L Oxxford suit. I'm a slim 38, halfway between S and R. The measurements seeemed alright.. [​IMG]
     


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    bought a jacket that it turned out was a women's jacket (i just didint read the description, just kinda looked at it...)

    it was one of those jackets that only goes down about 2/3 down your back. O_O I just gave it to someone.
     


  9. DocHolliday

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    Gambled on a pair of Polo shoes, hoping they were made in England. Not only were they made in Italy, the seller had listed them as the wrong size.
     


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    You could have done much worse, $21 is not such a big deal.

    Sigh. I had to confess somewhere. Over Thanksgiving I saw a pair of Polo loafers w/ a starting bid of $20, no bidders:

    [​IMG]

    I thought they looked just like these:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pol...QQcmdZViewItem

    ...so against my normal procedure I didn't email any questions. But I was still wary and only bid up to $21 -- taking a small gamble w/ the hope that they were the Langfords.

    They arrived today, Polo Sport w/ rubber soles! I'm not totally against rubber soles, but they are a far cry from what I'd hoped they were. Not a big waste, but a waste. Sigh.

    Does anyone else have a simliar story? Misery loves company.
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh yeah, once I picked up a pair of Orvis pebble-grain shoes, for outdoor/bad-weather use. Looked nice in the pic, like crap in person. And they were two different widths!
     


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    I bought a fake Dunhill briefcase last year, considering I'm a pretty experienced ebay buyer it was quite embarrasing at least for myself. They did take it back but with a restocking fee, which I just applied to the cost of learning.

    My new rule is not to ebay if I've been dinking more than a few glasses of wine [​IMG]

    -spence
     


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    A kids-sized Manchester United jersey.

    I somehow managed to miss the 'Boys' notation in the sizing listing.

    I have it pinned up at work now.
     


  14. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks guys, you've made me feel better. Good stuff.
    IMO, HomerJ's takes the prize though, so far at least. Kakemono's women's coat comes close.

    A 42L Oxxford suit. I'm a slim 38, halfway between S and R.

    The measurements seeemed alright.. [​IMG]
     


  15. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    But, overall, I think I won more than I lost on ebay.

    Me too.

    They did take it back but with a restocking fee, which I just applied to the cost of learning.

    Well said.
     


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