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Hall of Shame - eBay Listing Bloopers, What NOT to do

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by capnwes, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I have e-thrifted and flipped multiple items from Linda's Stuff - always BINOBO items with their auto-accept feature set to a pretty low amount. I guess with over 163,000 active listings, things will slip under their radar. They are a consignor - no idea how they manage / stock / obtain that many items...they're also hooked up with Rue La La which features their higher-end handbags etc on occasion.

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  2. masernaut

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    All the listings claiming to be shell cordovan when clearly... It's all calf.

    I ran into a problem over the weekend where I didn't look closely enough at a listing listed as a pair of shell cordovan saddle shoes. The next day I noticed my mistake and asked the seller to retract my bid; he would refuse and claimed the shoes were "most definitely shell." I guess he didn't check Google when I told him to... Luckily some other schmuck outbid me [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent thread idea Cap. Here's one that caught my eye the other day and still has me puzzled:

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    Aroors/Arrors Brothers?
     
  4. highvoltorb

    highvoltorb Senior member

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    Almost bought an auction from her a few weeks ago to do this where she misspelled Brioni "Briary".

    I think I posted about it in the thrift thread about a year ago but I stumbled upon an auction for AE brogues in which every hole had been painted sloppily with white-out. The seller was completely nonchalant about it too as if people did that to their shoes all the time.
     
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  5. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I remember that post. Sometimes office boredom can have terrible results.
     
  7. TheNeedMachine

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    That's how I came across her originally - via typohound.com. Ferragamo tie on the cheap.
     
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    /end thread
     
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  10. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    Naturally, Craigslist is a goldmine for questionable images...
     
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    i believe it already has, given that the description of the item is "vintage"
     
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  13. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    I'm guessing that's a chick.

    At least the person modelling these nipples clothes seems to be.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-People...?pt=US_CSA_WC_Shirts_Tops&hash=item4857cf2f27

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, guys, I just threw up in my mouth a little.
     
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  16. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    She does have some manish hands. I imagine her being a Russian potato farmer.
     
  17. Jpmorris

    Jpmorris Senior member

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    lol, glad I wasn't the only one who looked at the first one and thought man hands! W/E I like the story better as a cross dressing seller.
     
  18. MoosicPa

    MoosicPa Senior member

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    Thanks all, I haven't so much in a week! LOL. :satisfied:
     
  19. GMMcL

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    Subscribed. Entertain me, gentlemen. Just don't post one of MY listings, k?
     
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    There is a 100% chance this thread is going to piss off someone. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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