Trash Solids On Ebay
Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:19 PM
If it's ever found out that these were taken by less than honest means, and then resold, I hope this person realizes it's a Federal crime to sell stolen objects across state lines! BIG trouble.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:29 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:50 PM
Selling this "solid" is for collectors. Some are more against it than others. But, it's worse to be a high bidder and not pay. Ebay will kick you off if you get 3 strikes for non-payment...assuming 3 different sellers file the necessary ebay forms. These situations are best avoided if you ask the seller questions ahead of time and either (1) don't bid or (2) cancel you bid at least 12 hours before the auction ends.
---So many ebay problems to worry about.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:21 PM
Posted 11 May 2004 - 05:44 AM
Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:02 AM
Regardless, if the feedback wasn't given and it's back on Ebay, that would make sense as to why. Otherwise, it's scary that the IS actually more than one headless mermaid out there!!! EEK!!
Have you checked the buyers feedback - is there a negative there from the seller?
Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:47 AM
Maybe we should all send emails to the seller saying what we think! Some grusesome ones might do the trick!
Posted 11 May 2004 - 07:02 AM
Posted 11 May 2004 - 07:15 AM
Posted 11 May 2004 - 11:45 AM
I LIKE SANDRA ALSO DON'T KNOW WHERE THE UNFINISHED AND DISCARDED
SOLIDS ARE COMING FROM
IS IT A SECRET.......
Posted 11 May 2004 - 12:01 PM
That is one of the questions we will be asking at convention also what are the buyers (that know what they should be ) are buying them for . Some of those buyers should be at convention and even though I am a shy retiring person I will ask them.
I would be tempted to buy the mermaid just for the stones as an example, but would not want to pay more than a little baggie of stones would cost.
I would assume that these solids are coming from the Victoria Co. where they are made. It appears that "jewelry' repair people have a way to "buy" the solids that have a problem and didn't get finished. Victoria Co. probably never thought they would be sold on Ebay as Mint solids.
I wouldn't mind so much the selling of these unfinished solids IF the discription would include that fact and people that didn't know what they really were not getting a bum deal.
Anyone with more questions for El please send them in as we are going to finish the letter soon.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 06:50 PM
I emailed the seller to ask a question when these first appeared. The question was, of course, where are you getting these? She emailed me directly that she buys them from an employee of Estee Lauder who has access to unfinished solids and these are some that she no longer wants in her "collection." Right.
I did call Estee Lauder Corporate about this and explained what was happening, but the person I talked to seemed to have cared less about what was going on.
So...if you need any information on the seller or who I spoke to at E.L., email me.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:18 PM
Like many manufacturers over here, if the stuff was in the 'rubbish bin', then they don't care who takes it as long as it goes . . . they figure if you can make money out of garbage, then go ahead. More fool the people who buy.
But yes, shame, shame, shame on the sellers who don't give the proper info on their goods.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:26 PM
About 2 years ago I heard that every unfinished solid must be accounted for, not thrown away but logged and given to one of the Departments. I only know this for 1 building on Long Island. To my knowledge, the Solids are not made on Long Island, not the molds, nor the perfume. I believe they are made in Rhode Island, or Bristol, NJ but it's been so long that this could have changed.
I heard of an incident about 1 year ago where some guys stole about $10,000 worth of Clinique Products from a Warehouse and they were caught and of course, fired.
Wish I had more information.
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