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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. Blackmaged

    Blackmaged Senior member

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    goddammit i think we have a package thief in our building... missing UPS boxes for my OC kops + RAM upgrade :angry: going to contact the stores to see what they can do but any tips on this subject?
     


  2. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Set up a camera and put a stack of bricks in an old Amazon box.
     


  3. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    another possibility is that your ups delivery guy stole it
     


  4. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Senior member

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    keep an eye out for a ups driver wearing hot fire jawnz

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    its been like three weeks since i purchased something on groiled, and that item has not arrived yet, and the seller hasn't responded to my polite inquiries on the site nor through email. im anxious that its gonna just show up right after i file a paypal dispute.

    am i screwed if i paid with paypal funds and a debit card?

    this never would have happened if i'd just used sf marketplace.. i'm such a fool.. fok please forgive me..
     
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  5. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    well, shit always happens and sometimes it takes a long time to be able to find the time to make a trip to the post office. it's not always easy if your work hours or shit don't really allow for it. the polite thing to do would be to first send an e-mail saying that given the time frame, if there is no further communication, you will be opening a dispute to protect yourself. if the seller responds after you've opened the dispute, do NOT close the dispute. leave the dispute open until you HAVE THE ITEM IN YOUR HAND. do not close it because there is a tracking number, as he can just be sending you garbage instead. of course, disclose all this in your dispute.

    somewhat related, i've had a seller who once sent me an item that was grossly not as described, and he kept trying to get me to close the dispute, which would effectively kill any leverage i have over the situation. i did not budge despite his sob stories (told me the money suddenly had to go towards his sister's surgery once i opened the dispute.... right....), and eventually, i got my money back from the seller because he knew he'd lose his case.
     
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  6. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Senior member

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    thanks for the advice. i actually googled his name and found his phone number on a linkedin page, so hopefully i can get a straight answer before proceeding with a dispute. kind of creepy but i really want my goddamn jacket.
     


  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I've done worse to track down people who owe me shit.
     


  8. shoreman1782

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    While we're on the subject of disputes... I recently won an ebay auction and paid for the item only to have the guy cancel it a day later and say "the item sold in store"--what store he's talking about is unclear. I suspect bullshit (I think it sold for less than he expected) but I have no recourse, right? He can say he doesn't have the item and there's no ebay police to go force him to ship it. Should I just take my refund and be happy?
     


  9. nahneun

    nahneun Uncle Nephew

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    if this dude is trying to scam you, he's really bad at it. leaving bread crumbs everywhere! :foo:


    @shoreman1782, both are possibilities. there are b&m and even online stores (eg. ln-cc used to do their clearances on ebay, re-porter) that also sell on ebay. sometimes, things move in their b&m and the online inventory isn't updated in time. either way, you're probably not going to get the item. sorry :(
     
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  10. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    You can leave him negative feedback but that's about it
     


  11. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Selling online is getting worse. Aside from the hordes on grailed that ask questions and never respond to answers, submit offers then don't pay, add to fitting room and wait until it's $11 and then send you an offer for $5...
    I just got a decent offer on eBay so I accepted and now 3 days later he hasn't paid or responded to any of my polite messages asking if he needs more time or simply changed his mind, just so I at least know what's going on.
     


  12. thatboyo

    thatboyo Senior member

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    Selling online sucks because the buyer has all the power.
     


  13. lesamourai

    lesamourai Senior member

    

    grailed is a race to the bottom


    why do i have all these green ribbons. it's making me realize i have more awards on styleform than i do in real life
     
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  14. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    It used to work better here when there was, for lack of a better word, more homogeneity. Now with greater breadth of interests and increased focus on this or that niche, there's less of a cohesive group within which we can sell to one another (incidentally this means that within the little niches you have groups within which transactions can occur, look at the artizanal thread for an example). What's the alternative? There is none. Don't sell, throw it away or better yet donate and let someone enjoy, maybe that's a greater profit. Or build your own selling platform. Or petition Fok to reformat the B&S here so it doesn't just favor bulk buyers from MC that pay him gazillions to be power sellers which in turn lets this place continue to be free so we can vent about not being able to get nice ROIs.
     
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  15. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I can't tell you for sure, but I will probably make some structural changes in B&S for 2016. Instead of paying for just more bumps, I'll allow most people bumps more often, and allow power users to buy either more listings and more bumps. This will "break up" the big list of listings from a single seller that is a structural and technical issue right now. We'll see what can actually be done.

    I may also relax the rules for very specific threads to allow the niche communities to say something simple like "Hey, I have X for sale, you guys interested?" as long as the listing is in our B&S, not offsite. After all, this is a community, and that is our strength. We'll see which sub threads in the community can police themselves adequately to let this work. I already sorta allow it for the city threads, for in person sales, which are just... easier, and also feed into my overall vision of groups of SF users actually getting together irl on a more regular basis, and using the forum for their online communications.
     


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