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In Topic: Harrods 2011 Christmas Bear

05 October 2011 - 09:20 AM

Hi everyone, I know it's been a while. Life has been busy. I tried to order the Harrods Bear on line and found they won't ship to the USA (at least on-line). If anyone knows how I can purchase, please help.

Thanks so much,


Hi Katita -

You can call Harrods directly and order. Their number (from the States) is 011-44-207-730-1234. At least it was...many moons ago.

Harrods also has a "Catalog" department. (I love their catalog!) The number for that is 011-44-870-732-1234.

Let us know if you get one!

(Sorry about the error on the first phone number. It's fixed now.)

In Topic: Harrods 2011 Christmas Bear

05 October 2011 - 09:11 AM

Sandra - WHERE did I say Lisa did not care about Solids? (It's a full moon...remember that.) Of COURSE she cares...why else this site?

I just think we're all very confused about what's real and what's not. But what collector in their right mind would purchase a "resin bear" thinking it was a solid? Was it stated in the text? I've been away from both the bay and this site for so long that by the time I go to check on things you've posted, they're gone. I can only address things in general.

Oh...Saks did call me...left a message. If we want brochures on the new line we can call them and they will send one out. How's that for info???

Anyone call Neiman's? Just a thought.

Now...am very busy. Must think up 199 User ID's and email addresses.

Bye for now! :rolleyes:

In Topic: Harrods 2011 Christmas Bear

05 October 2011 - 12:04 AM

You're absolutely right, Lisa. EL does not care about what is happening or it's customers. Unfortunately, we are the customers/collectors...and we DO care. However, since you don't want us to discuss this topic anymore, that's fine. We'll just let it go. However, we'll find some other way to keep one another informed. :ph34r:

Take care...

In Topic: Harrods 2011 Christmas Bear

04 October 2011 - 12:34 AM

The first seller who is an active member of this site had already sold a 2011 Bear for $850 despite several people reporting the listing to ebay while the listing was still active. The second Bear that came on ebay by a different seller was quickly removed before the listing ended. I am unsure about the rules on this site so did not know if it was possible/acceptable to upload the listings in question to embed in my Post but I did ask the Moderator (see my previous posts) if I could name and shame the rogue sellers but got no response. On this thorny subject I have done my utmost to present the facts and only the facts on the matter of the illegal 2011 Bears.

What is the point of Estee Lauder being a member of the VERO program if they don't take action against the sellers who break the rules????? FACT


Hi MitziMay -

Have highlighted a few very relevant words from your post. You see, the first and second seller of the bears are quite possibly, and most likely, the same seller. You see, each seller on the Bay can have more than one User ID, and PayPal allows (are you ready) up to 200 different email addresses with the SAME PASSWORD for the SAME ACCOUNT. I'm sure the there is a perfectly rational explanation for this. Stores could have 200 employees working for them, and they would have to share the same password to access the Stores account on PayPal AND the Bay. However, I have spoken with more than one employee of the Bay and they have assured me that anyone with an account on their site can have many User ID's and access to one account on PP for 200 Users with the same password...as long as it trails back to one of their numerous registered User ID's on the Bay. I found that very interesting.

In situations like these (more than one of the same item but different sellers) I always check their location and invariably it turns out to be New York. What a coincidence...but it's fun to investigate and yes, speculate. (Rhode Island has sort of fallen off the radar screen...guess they ran out of contraband. Canada isn't too busy, either.)

I edited your post in the interest of keeping this as short as possible.

'nite all...have a happy Tuesday. :)

(Was going to edit this post but forgot why. duh.) :blink:

In Topic: Harrods 2011 Christmas Bear

02 October 2011 - 09:33 AM


All I can say is that it was a pity we did not have more input from you all on the site at the time when these other item bears were being listed! Thanks to various collectors and concerned U.K. collectors, the sale of those 'illegal' bears have been noted. It's all very well getting excited about new releases but on the other side of the coin, you wouldn't have new releases if everyone sat back and did nothing!

What I've never understood is why collectors would purchase ANY solids that were supposedly "pre-released." Wouldn't your head tell you that Estee Lauder does not auction off solids or anything else on the Bay? Therefore, it's someone who has access to figures that are possibly knock-off's or...unfinished solid figurals that have been surreptitiously obtained.

Plus, Estee Lauder is a full-fledged member of the VERO program...they are supposed to monitor and catch these things themselves. They have an entire department or 2 (one is located in the UK) dedicated to just what Jacky is doing. Why are they not doing anything?

Just because many of us are in the US, we can still access Harrod's website. At least...I can.

That said, we do have to thank Petals for all her covert work on our behalf. :ph34r: It truly is appreciated. It's just sad that consumers must do all the work.

'nough said, as usual. All this is just, of course, IMHO! :)