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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. datsunfan

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    You can print the postage and customs forms online(I have only done it that way). You have to go to the counter to have the clerk initial the customs forms and scan the package into the system. It's a process that usually takes me less than 2 minutes. You can also arrange for a pickup, but I have never done that.
     


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    So true. After waiting in the biggest lines in the post office ever, I joined stamps.com and never looked back (sas they say!!)
     


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    By my newbie standards, tonight was pretty decent. I found a nice PRL tie along with a Dior tie. Left behind two other Diors as they had rather unfortunate color combinations. Found a neat tweed tie that didn't have any tags...just thought it looked cool. This stuff plus the Harris Tweed sport coat from my last excursion have kept the decent finds pretty consistent. I saw a blue Canali dress shirt but there were a couple of tiny snags in the fabric...disappointing.
     
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    Anyone here recognize this old tag?

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    Thanks

    edit: It's a suit made in Italy if it helps, thanks again.
     
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    Tell me about it - I have her account saved because I intend to "remedy" this situation someday (when I can afford it). Every Sunday when I look through all my saved sellers listings to see what new items are put up, I accidentally open hers and it makes me :fu: every time. Instant bad mood for at least 20 minutes.
    I'll try to make a long story short, but even the short version is a bit lengthy. I put the cashmere Polo bear sweater on eBay. Got 8 messages asking me to end it early within the first hour. Responded to the highest offer ($800). I sent her my PP address and asked her to send it via Personal Payment (to avoid fees and possibly a scam) and she did with no fuss. Sent the sweater in a tyvek envelope inside a USPS Priority Mail box. Sent with Signature Confirmation. About a week later, she claims she got a t-shirt instead of a sweater and said the package appeared to be tampered with when she received it. She implied that USPS did something with it as she said it went between two different post offices (seen in the tracking info) in NYC (where she lives) and she had never seen that before. I filed a case with the Postal Inspectors. They said the package went back and forth because she gave me the wrong zip code. They also got in touch with the carrier who delivered the package and he said the package didn't have any damage that was out of the ordinary. I drain my bank account fearing the worst, get home and see that my fear was correct. She filed a charge-back the day after our messages were exchanged. Put my PP at -$800. Fought with Paypal and everyone there told me something different. I have no chance, I have a great chance, they don't know, they do know, etc. Ridiculous. Even the supervisors were of no help. They said they had some information that they could not disclose but to let them know what I got back. If it was what the supervisor said he hoped I got back, they'd refund me the money no questions asked. Needless to say, it wasn't what they thought and now I'm out the sweater and $800. The way they worded it implied she had pulled similar things in the past. She sent the sweater to a friend(also in NYC) who listed it for her about 2 weeks later. Sold for $1500. :fu: The said friend's eBay moniker had feedback with them complaining that they were scammed the same way I was. Coincidence? Anyway, almost 2 months have past, the thread was blackholed because some ass-clown was starting drama and I'm trying to get over it. Still pisses me off that she got away with it. Paypal/eBay are a horrible, corrupt corporation but until someone gives them some competition, we can just plan to see them get worse..... :(
     


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    ^^^^

    Yeah, we need a shared blacklist.... Fortunately I haven't had anything worth scamming so far, but I'd probably have an aneurysm if that happened to me.
     


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    That's what caught me off guard. I've only sold a handful of <$500 items ever.



    No worries. The story needs to be kept alive somewhere to keep others aware of what awful people are out there. I really only get upset when I see her items (her making more money, likely off more hardworking individuals).
     
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    Hey Nataku,

    I think you previously said that you also contacted the police, did that go anywhere?

    Last week I sold a pair of shell cordovan Alden loafers. The buy received them, then sent me an Item Not as Described message claiming they weren't shell. They said they were going to return them for a refund. Now I am waiting to see if they return another pair of shoes or just had buyers remorse. Either way it is irritating since I am still going to be out the shipping at the very least. Perhaps I should rethink offering a return policy.
     


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    Nope. They told me there wasn't anything they could do and that I'd need to contact the Postal Inspectors because they work on a national basis. Her local PD wouldnt even listen to me since I am out of state. Back to square one. I gave up.

    I'm dealing with a similar situation as you right now. Sold a Duluth Pack duffle bag a week or so ago. Buyer messaged me last night saying that I advertised it as 12" X 18" X 6" but it is actually 11"X16"X4". I copy/pasted the measurements from the retail website description. My mistake but still - really? All this fuss over a couple inches? He also claims that it's a completely different model (that looks nothing like it). What a doorknob. I told him to return it and I'd refund him. Let's see what happens.... :brick:
     
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    Damn Nataku, sorry to hear that.
     


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    Well that is interesting. They wouldn't be going to 120 W 58th St would they?
     


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