With The Holidays Approaching
Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:20 PM
Be especially careful of bidders with 0 feedbacks bidding up auctions for the seller or sellers with 0 or only a couple of feedbacks selling expensive items.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:23 PM
It was exactly this time last year that things went horribly wrong for at least 4 of us collectors on here!!
Thanks Lisa for the reminder - had almost forgotten about nasty Ebay people . . . .
Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:51 PM
Just had an incident of my own and it's just not fair.
Another thing to look for in ebay listings:
If there is a photo included in the auction please look at it carefully, make sure the seller is consistant with all their photos if offering other items for sale. A lot of the time the photos are stolen.
Also, if a solid is pictured with the box make sure the box design goes with the year the solid was issued and also if auction says MIB but no box is pictured ask for more photos!
If not sure please ask here.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 07:54 PM
Check feedbacks of seller and the date they joined ebay. I bid on a MIB solid and got a solid in a dented, dirty, scratched gold box, no white box as stated in the auction.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 08:59 PM
There's something about the holiday season. It's suppose to be a happy giving time. However, so many crooks come out of the woodwork!
This is unrelated, but I come across the nastiest people during X-mas time. I get scared shopping at the malls. I'm suppose to live in the "friendly state".
Posted 13 November 2004 - 04:09 PM
Posted 13 November 2004 - 11:37 PM
Posted 13 November 2004 - 11:48 PM
First the photo of the solid on the black background is stolen because it is my photo (below) and second I hope the original packaging is not the plastic baggie
I really don't understand. This seller has photos of all their other EL solid auction but this one sticks out like a sore thumb because of the inconsistency of this one auction. If the seller actually has the product than why steal a photo? Also, if a seller claims they have original packaging why isn't it shown in a photo, doesn't make sense???
Always ask for additional photos and ask questions. If the sellers are legit they will be able to provide the information.
Again be careful!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 02:35 AM
Not sure what to say about the Roulette Wheel. The seller listed some rare solids. They have different backgrounds (2 are similar).
You have good photos Lisa. That's why so many people want to steal them. Sellers who can't (or won't) take photos should simply describe the solid, be honest, and offer a money back guarantee. Stealing photos makes a seller appear untrustworthy and possibly scammy.
It's getting harder to buy solids. About this time 2 years ago, ebay was a goldmine when it came to buying excellent solids at good buy it now prices from trustworthy sellers.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 04:28 AM
Posted 14 November 2004 - 07:12 AM
Instead of MIB should we now use MIOB? That way if the box is incorrect, we have a comeback!?
You are really sharp out there! Thanks!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 08:08 AM
Thanks for the warning about Ebay. First of all, the Top Box of the Roulette Wheel is the WRONG Box. It's not the shiny Estee Box, the correct box has the Gold Estee Square on it.
Secondly, I tend to look at both sides of a situation as there are plenty of Sellers on this site, including myself, and to watch out for Buyers with 0 Feedback. I have cancelled plenty of bids in the past because I would e-mail these Buyers and they never wrote me back.
Posted 14 November 2004 - 10:37 AM
The auction itself is now relisted and as you can see in the description this seller does think the plastic baggie is the original packaging. I don't think this seller is trying to defraud anyone, I think they just don't know what the original packaging should be because they themselves are not collectors and in unfamiliar waters. On the other hand if they don't know what they are talking about it should be stated in the auction that they are unsure.
ask questions, ask questions, request more photos!
Posted 14 November 2004 - 01:11 PM
Note that he only has 2 feedback...I'd be real careful on this guy...not your average "collector/seller."
OMG...he actually posted his reply to me on eBay!
Unfortunately, there are lots of bad eggs out there lately. As a buyer AND a seller, it's hard to keep up. We just have to keep looking out for each other...that's the bottom line. Plus, there are lots of new sellers...most I've never seen or heard of but they've been moving in to solidperfume land pretty heavy. It's a jungle out there!
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