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Love this auction!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Panzeraxe, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    Love this - this guy is selling an Express Tie but calls it "similar to Charvet". I bet half of the 10 people bidding on it think they're getting a Charvet. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....68&rd=1 Panzer
     
  2. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    I am a great admirer of Charvet's silks
    I have worn Charvet ties.

    That, Sir, is not a Charvet tie.

    It is keyword spamming though. It bugs me that so many people do it. I just love it when I post a Kiton and have 20 items ahead of it on the search page with titles like:
    "Generico Tie Brioni Kiton Oxxford Attolini Gucci Fendi Isaia Barbera Armani Vuitton"
    ...and their auction gets 30 times the hits mine does.
     
  3. amirrorcrackd

    amirrorcrackd Senior member

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    And conveniently, no pic of the tag. That's not cool.

    Dan
     
  4. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    Being in a bit of a passive aggressive mood today, I reported the guy to eBay for keyword spamming. I'll keep an eye on the auction to see if they do anything [​IMG]
     
  5. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Ridiculous. $31+ with over 3 days to go. That tie retailed for $45 brand new.
     
  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Yeah, that's a pretty dick thing to do. Alas, some people don't know any better and people who do will try to take advantage.

    Jon.
     
  7. Carlo

    Carlo Senior member

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    If I use a brand name that is NOT the brand of the auction item I do it inside the ad, not the title and do so for purposes of illustration.

    Example: "Belvest is a little nicer than Canali or Corneliani, not quite as nice as Brioni" to describe a brand that not everyone is familiar with. I rarely even do that and don't get complaints because 99% of the time folks search by title only and otherwise they can tell that I am being descriptive - not sneaky. It's a gray area - I think intent comes through most of the time.

    Pet peeve #2: "Tom James (Oxxford) suit yada yada yada"
    A shared parent does not a sibling make. I've seen some nice stuff from TJ, construction is good and they go cheap on ebay... but them ain't Oxxfords.
     
  8. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    I guess being a rat worked out; the auction isn't up anymore.
     

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