The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    And you would need a new / proxy eBay account with a different address.

    Maybe some of us can put together a little fund and one of us form an account, bid on one of her expensive sweaters, file with Paypal, and then send you the sweater. You hang tight for a month or two, and resell it making sure you block her and her cronies from bidding. Job done.
     
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    noob in 89 Senior member

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    Yeah....that was such a shitty thing to pull, I feel this thread needs to regroup like Voltron and get Nataku's sweater back.

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    Unfortunately there are some less than honest people operating on eBay and there seems little that an honest seller can do except "suck the mop", as we say in England. I know that I miss out on sales because I will only ship via tracked/signed-for methods, even then I've lost out.

    One of my other passions is sea fishing, we eat a lot of fish in our house. I sold a reel on eBay, it was shipped and signed-for, everything seemed OK. I then got a "not as described" notice and immediately asked for the reel to be sent back and I would refund. What I received was nothing like what I sent out, from a well-cared for piece of engineering, this reel had morphed into something more resembling a coffee grinder. The buyer had obviously owned the same model reel and just swapped it out for free. Neither eBay or PayPal would accept my side of the story and ended up losing a great reel and getting a pile of junk in return. That's why I now security mark (and photograph the mark) any high-value item I sell on the bay. I have had one person try it on since and when I e-mailed him a photograph of the security mark on the item and asked if that was what he would be sending back, he immediately closed the dispute case.
     
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    ^^ That security mark is a great idea that I will definitely be implementing in my future projected higher-dollar auctions.
     
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    codhead...how is the security mark done? That sound like a great idea. Also with as many people that sell on eBay here, we really need to start a movement to get the seller some rights back. It's so tilted to the buyer it's not even funny. What ever happened to caveat emptor? Granted you shouldn't be out screwing buyer either.

    A good eBay story...my son is into Jurassic Park (has been since age 2). I won a jeep and some figures (the jeep said missing parts, no big deal since he plays with them). Paid for it Thursday of last week and I got Monday. Note from the seller inside that he had some other loose JP smalls so he threw them in. My son is going nuts looking at all this stuff. I send the guy a message back thanking him for the quick shipment and extras because of how much it meant to my son. Also I said it reminded me of when I first started using eBay of how it seemed buyer and sellers helped each other out. The Seller e-mails me back and said my message made his day.
     
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    One other thing I've determined on our charity shop expeditions is to avoid large towns or cities, most of the stuff in them is "designer" knock-offs from Thailand or Turkey. We prefer to search out the charity shops in smaller towns and villages in the more affluent areas, that's where the quality garments are to be found. We'll often go out of our way just to hit one small shop and are rarely disappointed. Also in the lead up to Christmas, many charities hold jumble sales (I think you call them rummage sales), again there's usually enough high-quality "country-wear" to make any trip worthwhile
     
  7. SpooPoker

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    Can you send me pics? :D
     
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    codhead Senior member

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    I use a UV security pen and then take a photograph with a blacklight for illumination. I've also thought of sewing a discreet tag, somewhere out of the way, like the bottom of a top or breast pocket, or inside seam material. It may seem a bother but if the article is valuable enough, it does save some aggravation later.
     
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    Freaking Awesome! You've strengthened my resolve. Are you thinking of flipping? :lol:

    The private party is what I'm hoping for. The '93 I posted showed up on CL and was obviously a similar pickup by the dealer. I remain upbeat as my search continues.

    Oh and Klobber? In keeping with the automotive theme of this post...

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    this is fantastic. do you mention the security tag in your ebay posts? it's something i would definitely consider doing, just throw it on a care tag, so it doesn't affect someone's view of the item.
     
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    oh, the horror that would ensue for that woman. :nodding:
     
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    I don't mention anything about the security marks, the last thing I want is to tip off the unscrupulous
     
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    That was my suspicion. I guess I see mentioning it as a way to prevent the unscrupulous outright. Then again, if they bid, win, and can't send it back, all the better.
     
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    Might be worth (everyone here) keeping an eye on Dwolla. Just read about them the other day and they've got some big backing. I think everyone is pissed at Paypal at this point, and at .25 a transaction (regardless of size), I think this thing could really take off.
     
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    Hmm, thanks for that link - made myself an account. If nothing else it might be useful for some of us here on SF to avoid the nonsense about Paypal personal payments. I don't mind paying a quarter to Dwolla where it pains me greatly to give Paypal one red cent.
     
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