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    Default Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    If you have purchased fragrances from eBay, please post your feedback here. Try to include a link to the actual seller if possible. I know eBay has their own feedback system, but Basenoters are more likely to pick up on fake fragrances compared to the general public.

    If you're a member of Basenotes, feel free to mention yourself.

    Please post only information and feedback about eBay sellers here. If you have any questions or want to say something off-topic, please start a new thread. Thanks.

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    Creedirect

    The Good

    GIT is Good Quality (not stale)
    Very good price

    The Bad

    It was a tester

    My Verdict

    Poor People Take What Deals We Get; Good Buy
    Last edited by steveharrisonmc; 9th December 2006 at 04:59 AM.

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    http://stores.ebay.com/Perfume-To-Go AKA allshewants
    Shipped fast, good packaging. No problems with the transaction.
    Tester and retail were clearly labeled in ads. Creed had arabic writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propaganda13 View Post
    http://stores.ebay.com/Perfume-To-Go AKA allshewants
    Shipped fast, good packaging. No problems with the transaction.
    Tester and retail were clearly labeled in ads. Creed had arabic writing.
    wait..... are they supposed to have arabic writing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    wait..... are they supposed to have arabic writing?
    Might depend on which market they are aimed at? I have some Guerlain packages with arabic writing on them, and they are absolutely 100% genuine. Grey market, I suppose.

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    Default Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    I'm having a problem with seller Legacy170 of Legacy Perfumes Plus. I can't proove it of course. Will probably have to eat the $100. I think the bottle I got was heat damaged or old or both. I am trying to get him to honor his money back offer on his website but it says it must be unused. It's a problem that will keep me off Ebay for a while, if nothing else.

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    Fashion Scents
    http://stores.ebay.com/Fashion-Scent...Q3amesstQQtZkm
    I recently purchased Marc Jacobs - Marc Jacobs and Hugo Boss - Hugo (5oz tester, w/ original cap and bottle, also came in original box labelled tester) from this store. Both were genuine, as described and excellent deals. They shipped them out within 48 hours as well. Overall 10/10.

    High Trends
    http://stores.ebay.com/High-Trends_W...Q3amesstQQtZkm
    I purchased a couple more from these guys, and received my package as promised by FedEx tracking service. Their shipping deals are the best, $6.95 for the first item and then ONLY $1 each additional item. So you could buy 10 gift sets and only pay $16 in shipping. Some of their deals are amazing too. High trends is #1 in my ebay frag list.

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    Default Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    I had a dreadful experience with Legacy170 on Ebay.He admitted, after the fact, Violette Precieuse is 5 years old. Of course he won't refund my money just because it smells like turpentine. $123.00 down the drain.

    I have had very good luck buying samples and decants from Fragrant Fripperies. Very nice and always extra samples.

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    I just purchased from 4realdiscount. *4realdiscount has a fragrance store on eBay. The order shipped quickly and I am happy with what I got. *So I just placed another order.

    I guess I should mention what I ordered. I ordered 20 sample vials of Guess Men (the kind that come on the cardboard backer). This is a 1991 vintage fragrance, and it seems to be in good condition.

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    Seller: bjoviatt

    Screwed me over and only sent the aftershave when I ordered aftershave and cologne.

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    The seller was You Smell Marvelous:
    http://stores.ebay.com/You-Smell-Marvelous

    Service and product are absolutely top-notch, payment to my door in less than 2 days. Plus each decant was presented very nicely with some free samples. Highly recommended.

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    lisalaw is cool

    offers samples on complete comme range for like $65 37 samples! pretty cool...

    carries lots of other stuff and decants

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    My favorite Ebay seller is lisalaw. she is awesome. Such a nice lady and her service is amazing.

    DrBubba: I have dealt with FragranceExpress and I was very happy with them. I actually found one of their items on www.ubid.com cheaper than on ebay.
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    WANTED buy/swap: Creed "Acier Aluminum" , L'Occitane "Eav des Bavx", Comme Des Garcons stuff especially "Dry Clean"
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    Current Top 10: TM Cologne, Mark Birley, Dzing, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Geir, Divine's "L'Homme de Coeur", Penhaligons 'Endymion",
    Creed Original Vetiver, Diptique Tam Dao, Hugo Boss "Spirit"

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    Has anyone dealt with ebay seller bddllc?
    I bought a bottle of new Chanel COCO edp from this seller before noticing the feedback, which listed more than several accusations of fake perfumes (and a fake Coach wallet). His feedback approval is 96 %.
    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...04654&frm=1883
    When I got my bottle it was hard to tell if it was fake. There were a few anomalies, but not much more than you'd expect (1. the black and gold foil label on the neck was loose and coming off. It turns out there were accidentally 2 neck labels put on, and the top one was ungluing 2. the label on the front of the bottle wasn't centered well).
    I don't have another sample to compare it to, but because of my concern over it, while it seems to smell fairly close to COCO, it doesn't seem as rich or deep as I remember my sample being (which the edp should be). But you know how difficult it is to tell when a fragrance is *fairly* close. Are fakes usually pretty obvious? I can't say I'm real excited about the spray I got, and I remember how rich and full the sample was. Am I imagining things?
    Any thoughts on this seller? Anybody use him ? I haven't left any feedback or contacted him yet about my bottle.

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    I can highly recommend YouSmellMarvelous, creedirect and allshewants.

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    what would you do in my place? I bought pefume from German Ebayer dry-hannover, paid for it and never received the goods, now I see there was a negative feedback from last week and the seller has just removed it - didn´t know it is possible. Sure he has not responded to tens of my e-mails, seems lost agenda.

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    hisnhertouch

    Received my order very quickly. Too bad both fragrances are fakes. The Escada Ibiza Hippie was detectable to me almost immediately--the rim of the bottle gave it away. The Lacoste Touch of Pink is a better fake but the juice gives it away.

    Very disappointed. Emailed seller and informed them I would be returning the items.

    update: returned items and they gave me full refund. am going to email them to ask that they pay the return shipping costs as well.

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    violetta1616 / Violett Fragrances

    eBay Bid Cancellation Notice - Item 5627008648 : VETIVER BY GUERLAIN SET 3 PIECE FOR MEN
    4.2 EDT +2.5 Shower Gel +1.7 Deodorant
    Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 12:48:07 -0700
    After I won the item for aprx $18 including her shipping and handling charges, seller reported item as 'Broken or Stolen' to circumvent eBay's Reserve Fee Policy.

    She had over a dozen identical items in her store.

    eBay did nothing to correct situation. *And somehow she maintains a 99.9% satisfaction rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veronica
    violetta1616 / Violett Fragrances
    After I won the item for aprx $18 including her shipping and handling charges, seller reported item as 'Broken or Stolen' to circumvent eBay's Reserve Fee Policy. She had over a dozen identical items in her store.

    eBay did nothing to correct situation. And somehow she maintains a 99.9% satisfaction rate.
    Wow, I did buy something from Violetta, and it went fine. She did seem fairly aggressive, to be sure, and began sending some spam after the sale.

    I have also run into this 'Broken or Stolen' tactic of cancelling a sale from another vendor, when I was trying to buy Live Jazz. A fishy move, indeed.

    I've also noticed that some vendors negotiate away negative feedback ("mutally agreed..") - I assume they've done a refund, sent something extra, or something like that. This may be an OK vendor, but when I see a lot of these, I'd wonder. I tend to think this is usually "weasel wording" in the listing that caused a misunderstanding.

    I must be the poster child for Ebay... I've built most of my collection from it, and have had few problems, knock on formica. I was going to trot out my list of fave vendors, but I see that all of them have at least some bad feedback, so I guess I'm leading a charmed life.

    Instead, I'll list some things I do, in case they may be helpful to you (some will seem obvious, no doubt):

    I tend to read every word of a listing like a lawyer, and look for highest feedback. I also read the feedback itself - sometimes it's surprising what you find even in people with high feedback. Sometimes the one bad thing out of 400 good ones will be enough to give you pause! Yes, it takes a little longer.

    Another idea... when I'm not sure about a vendor, I'll often ask them a question, even if I don't really have one - I'm simply trying to get the vendor talking to assess their responsiveness, personality, attitude, etc. For instance, if you ask something that would normally elicit a detailed reply, and they give you a 2-word brusque answer, that's one warning sign. A good answer is no guarantee, but it gives me more confidence.

    I could be wrong, but I think that our colleagues in non-U.S. nations seem to be having more trouble with Ebay. I would guess that international shipping adds layers of complexity that may tend to cause more problems. Sadly, no suggestion there.

    Having said that, I've slowed down in my Ebay buying - I now have everything good that's cheap. I guess my timing is good, what with Ebay complaints on the rise, big time.

    Caveat Emptor!

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    Fragrant fripperies and dragonfly scent me, and I'll add mikvic who I recently shopped with. There are a few more, I just wish I could remember all the fine ebay'ers who have sold me nice things. I don't shop there a whole lot, but from time to time, I get on there and do some buying. Some were definitely bad, but there is some good advice here and, like you all, I learned to read between the lines on feedback, etc. Most of the time I use online discount stores for full sizes, but not always.

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    Edit: Got my scent from pumpkinred, two weeks later, yeah! First time an ebay seller was thrown off who actually followed through and sent me the item I paid for. She/he did seem good, excellent feedback and all.
    Last edited by beachroses; 25th September 2006 at 06:15 PM.

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    pumpkinred was my first experience on ebay and not a good one. Shipped very slowly, listed me as non-paying even though the problem was hers in that I had paid, but she got kicked off and therefore wasn't checking her paypal, and then never sent the items that I paid for. I never recieved any strikes as a result of this but have alerts in my mailbox that I can't get rid of because action is required and she can't/won't respond. Grrr... This of course causes me no problems, but irritates me.
    Great experiences with Serendipity Scents, Dragonfly Scent Me, and a seller called gemmaeden. She currently has nothing for sale, and did ship a little slowly but the product (ten SL's) was top notch, she has great communication, great packaging, and is obviously a kindred spirit of the perfume obsessed.
    I also just ordered from mikvik and am awaiting my items. Glad to hear positives from fellow members.

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    Default Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cognoscento
    .....
    Another idea... when I'm not sure about a vendor, I'll often ask them a question, even if I don't really have one - I'm simply trying to get the vendor talking to assess their responsiveness, personality, attitude, etc. For instance, if you ask something that would normally elicit a detailed reply, and they give you a 2-word brusque answer, that's one warning sign. A good answer is no guarantee, but it gives me more confidence.
    ....
    Caveat Emptor!

    You make a good suggestion here. Think about it! when you go into a boutique to seek out new fragrances, you have this interaction with someone eye-to-eye and you get a 'sense' about the person. There's something in this suggestion to getting something from the seller up-front.
    Another great suggestion earlier, is to go to toolhaus . org and see in a condensed form all the negative feedback on a seller. Wow. I took a look at those posted for a few of the sellers mentioned in this thread. The vulgar retorts from sellers with negative feedback was enough to keep me out of their stores. I don't care if they have a billion positives....

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    Both mentioned above but I have had several great transactions with Fragrant Fripperies and You Smell Marvelous on ebay. AAA+++ all the way... and always extra samples... which is dangerous and lovely at the same time. *8-)
    Bel Respiro, I adore you... but my heart belongs to another.

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    I just stick with high volume sellers on ebay and I buy only from those with whom I've carried out transactions in the past. I don't mind an extra $2-$3 to ensure the authenticity of the fragrance.

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    Hi All,

    I had a bad experiance with aroma*aura. Won a 4oz bottle of GIT. When it came there was no date on the back of the box. The juice was way off as if it had gone bad or the oils had seperated. Even though the listing said all sales final he agreed to take the bottle back and refund my money after being somewhat verbally abusive in his e-mail to me. I sent it back but sent it requiring his signature so he couldn't say he never recieved it therefore no refund. He kept saying he would pick it up at the post office but as far as I know he never did. He did refund my money but it took alot of constant non angry neutral language e-mail on my part to cagole him into completing our transaction. As far as I know the fragarence will be returned to me by the postoffice if it goes unclaimed. Got my refund so I left posative post with just a thankyou on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docpsycho
    Hi All,

    I had a bad experiance with aroma*aura. Won a 4oz bottle of GIT. When it came there was no date on the back of the box. The juice was way off as if it had gone bad or the oils had seperated. Even though the listing said all sales final he agreed to take the bottle back and refund my money after being somewhat verbally abusive in his e-mail to me. I sent it back but sent it requiring his signature so he couldn't say he never recieved it therefore no refund. He kept saying he would pick it up at the post office but as far as I know he never did. He did refund my money but it took alot of constant non angry neutral language e-mail on my part to cagole him into completing our transaction. As far as I know the fragarence will be returned to me by the postoffice if it goes unclaimed. Got my refund so I left posative post with just a thankyou on it.

    Rick/docpsycho
    I'm sorry, but I don't really understand why you left a positive. eBay's feedback is there to alert other buyers to such things as a seller peddling fake perfume.

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    I have had several very positive experiences on ebay with the following sellers:

    lisalaw - great selection, most notably: Lutens, Malle, Tonatto, Aqaba, Different Company, Il Profumo, Mecheri, Les Nereides, Mazzolari, Micallef, and many others. Very good email communication, advice, free samples with order, and fast shipping.

    dbash1 - great prices on Tonatto and Carthusia, fast shipping. Apparently had a store and is now selling off stock.

    786hoodas - terrible name, but great selection of Creed, almost every one of them. Fast shipping, generous sample vials, about the same size as the ones from Creed.

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    Excellent to do business with are Terrie's Temptations, Pinks Pharm and Fragrant Fripperies. Of course, Dragonfly Scent Me... All highly recommended!

    Avoid at all cost DONICA'S TREASURES. She sold me a rancid Aimez Moi, smells like spoiled maple syrup. She didn't even bother to wipe the grime off the bottle before she sent out.
    Last edited by tinker424; 16th August 2006 at 11:19 PM.

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    I too have purchased from ASW = All She Wants & Fashion Scents/Fragrance Alley with successful outcomes.
    Out of the two, I prefer ASW a bit more as the item prices are a smidge better, but shipping costs are essentially the same for both.

    M~

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    don't forget to check the negative feedback using:

    http://www.toolhaus.org/

    some sellers recommended here have a LOT of uncappy hampers on their wake!

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    Anyone bought from theperfumeshack before?

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    Default Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Anyone ever dealt with FragranceExpress on eBay?

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    Default Tiffluvsderek on Ebay rules!

    I accidentally bought two bottles of the same thing from Tiffluvsderek, and rather than saying "Your bad, pay up", she accomodated my goof and resold the second bottle. A really really nice lady too. You can definatly buy with confidence!
    Last edited by Joel_Cairo; 22nd August 2006 at 11:22 PM.

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    I have purchased from Dragonfly Scent Me and Fragrant Fripperies on eBay. Both are EXCELLENT! They have fast shipping, authentic items, and their decants are packaged beautifully. Plus they always include a sample or two. Highly recommended.



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    www.bigdiscount.com

    I just made my 4th purchase from them. VERY fast shipping, free if over $50.00, good pricing/inventory and sealed and/or authentic testers. I will continue to buy from them and can recommend them to Basenoters.
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    They are in the same warehouse as Scentiments and they supply Perfumania. I have been there. Good guys!

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    I also wanted to attest to "You Smell Marvelous" as a great E-Bay vendor. Like a previous poster stated, payment to door in 2 days. I payed once on a Saturday and the decant got to me on Monday. Granted, I only live about 250 miles from her, but the fact she went to the post office on a Saturday is impressive. Nothing but professional. Oh, and the juice was top-notch

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    Quote Originally Posted by robyogi
    I have had several very positive experiences on ebay with the following sellers:

    lisalaw

    [...]

    786hoodas
    Just thought I'd chime in and second robyogi's positive experiences, from the point of view of someone in the UK ordering from across the proverbial.

    Lisalaw not only sent me the L'Artisan decants I bought, but also four sample vials - including both of the gorgeous Ormonde Jayne men's fragrances. The best communication from my favourite eBayer to date. Glass atomizers - and samples! - were beautifully packaged, and delivery took about a week.

    786hoodas - I'm far from an expert, but the Creed decants I ordered seemed genuine [good longevity, similar notes in the drydowns], and he threw in a complimentary 2ml vial of Santal [the incredibly sweet Joopalike]. Not quite as well presented as Lisalaw's fragrances [slimline plastic atomizers - which are actually more practical for discrete re-squirts now I think about it]; delivery again took about a week.

    Also: roly_hippo - A UK eBayer, who delivered a nicely-priced Acqua di Parma 100ml within 48 hours. If it's a fake, it's the best one I've ever seen or sniffed. No-nonsense and fast; smashing!

    All good so far, then

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    EBay Seller DiscountPerfumes

    I just purchased two bottles of Bond No. 9 from these folks, with more than a little trepidation.

    As it turned out, my fears were TOTALLY UNWARRANTED! Not a lot of communication, but very efficient seller.

    My buying experience was tremendous! The prices were FANTASTIC, and they shipped USPS Priority to me IMMEDIATELY (cross-country in 2 days).

    I received two FACTORY-COMPLETE, sealed bottles of Bond, in their wonderful bottles, in their wonderful BOXES, in individual bags, packed beautifully.

    I would not hesitate to purchase from them again. They will be my Bond No. 9 dealer for all future purchases, unless some bests them.
    Last edited by NoNonScents; 2nd August 2006 at 06:05 PM. Reason: added link to Ebay site
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    Default Ebayers beware dont buy from....

    Just confirming since the last fake creed post. Bisys00 on ebay is selling fakes.. and they are horrible... I got my himalaya today and you could tell that they are spray painting the bottles.. The bottle feels sticky like some cheap spray paint.. The box doesnt has the embossed logos on them the spray nozzle looks like tin foil and has a horrible creed logo on it.. Basically everything that we have discovered with the fake creeds. I mean its so bad I can still smell the paint. I have contacted bisys for a refund and am notifying ebay that he is selling knockoffs.. talk about ghetto.. if anyone else has bought from bysis i would suggest submitting a complaint the guideline is as follows

    If the product you are selling bears the name or logo of a company, but it wasn't made or endorsed by that company, don't list it on eBay.

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    What's the juice? Paco Rabanne XS?

    I don't trust any seller with private feedback as a rule. Why would you ever enable that except to be shady?

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    I hate to support you making this thread but...

    I had a HORRIBLE experience with that seller that I posted about a few months ago. I'm a nice guy, but I felt like this guy had really wronged me. I gave him tons of second chances just to make sure that he was really as bad of a seller as I thought... well he was. I wrote the most scathing review that I could conjure up. That is why he hides his reviews now. I would say never buy from someone who hides their reviews.
    Last edited by The_Giraffe; 31st October 2006 at 03:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzolt

    I don't trust any seller with private feedback as a rule. Why would you ever enable that except to be shady?
    Totally agree ...

    I never could understand why ebay even HAS this option. What possible reason could an honest merchant need it for? I thought the whole premise of ebay was an open and honest relationship between merchant and potential customer.

    I would NEVER buy anything from someone with private feedback no matter how cheap it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321
    Totally agree ...

    I never could understand why ebay even HAS this option. What possible reason could an honest merchant need it for? I thought the whole premise of ebay was an open and honest relationship between merchant and potential customer.

    I would NEVER buy anything from someone with private feedback no matter how cheap it was.
    Well the reason why ebay perhaps allows people to hide there feedback is because some BUYERS would not want their purchases to be tracked & there is no way of as of now to separate the buyers feedback from the sellers feedback...i remember this seller from ireland who sold me a fake bottle of ADG & Platinum egoiste...i left negative feedback for him and the next day he changed his feedback to private and until a few days ago he still was selling the same perfumes to gullible buyers...

    For your information though ebay has stopped sellers from selling stuff if they choose to hide their feedback...they can be buyers on that id but not sellers...i read this yesterday on ebay australia....

    gupts

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    I don't buy anything from sellers who hide their feedbacks. I see no point in it unless they're trying to hide something bad.

    Buyers who don't want their purchases tracked shouldn't even be purchasing things over the internet where it takes down your identity, your location, your credit card, etc.

    There is NO SENSE in being able to hide feedback.

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    Angry Ebay - give me the SHITS!

    I am so irritated. Fragrance Alley who is also known as Fashion Scents on EBAY sold me fake perfume. They are taking it back for refund and as we speak item is in transit - but I am upset as I thought I had found a genuine seller. I bought a 30ml EDP of Paloma Picasso and as soon as I opened it - I knew. Bottle was all black - and very shoddy spray job. Gold name 'Paloma Picasso' was very poor printing quality and the lid didn't fit on correctly.I sprayed the juice - and it didn't blow my head off like the original does.

    I am paranoid now as I also got in same transaction - 50ml EDP Caron Parfum Sacre and 100ml EDT Caron Eau de Reglisse. They smell pretty good - and bottles look/feel original and came in boxes and sealed cellophane. I am just REALLY pissed off as whenever I spray them - I am 2nd guessing myself if they are REAL!!

    Fragrance Alley/Fashion Scents are OK to take item back and refund/credit but I have paid the shipping at this stage and it is 20% restocking fee. Was thinking maybe some Ebay sellers slip in a fake now and then when they can or do they sometimes get duped too? They have not questioned me at all about my concerns - just send it on back. I'd get a replacement if I knew they wouldn't stiff me on that item too!

    Bloody bastards!!! I'm OK paying full price and shipping to OZ - just give me the real stuff. Thank god for The Perfumed Court and other decanters who will be honest and will charge you genuine prices for genuine stuff.

    O.K. Whingeing button has now been turned off :-)
    Last edited by Gumoosh; 23rd August 2007 at 12:24 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Ebay - give me the SHITS!

    Nice post but your title needs a little work. Consider cleaning it up a little...


    Best regards,
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    Default Re: Ebay - give me the SHITS!

    LOL I love the title....spoken like a true Aussie!

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    Default Re: Ebay - give me the SHITS!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Q View Post
    Nice post but your title needs a little work. Consider cleaning it up a little...


    Best regards,
    Mike
    Sorry Mike but it's totally an Aussie expression & in my opinion doesn't need any cleaning up because to an Aussie it's not offensive. My 2 cents!!
    You'd have to be here to understand, and I'm actually a Canadian transplant but I get it.
    What ozkat said!
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    I've had nothing but bad experiences with Fragrance Alley aka Fashion Scents.

    One of their "specialties" is to list fragrances they don't have in stock, take your money, and then keep you hanging while they "source" the fragrance.

    Another one of their specialties is not answering emails.

    Everyone would be well advised to avoid doing any business with them.

    A large eBay seller with whom I've had nothing but excellent experiences is Fragrance Express. They're honest, reliable, and for such a large operation quite good at answering emails. A follow up email is always advisable, though. You can trust them to have things in stock that are listed and to accurately list their stock.

    Again, avoid Fragrance Alley like the plague.

    scentemental

    P.S. People who love to tell people what they can say and can't say give me the shits. It's okay; I am an Aussie also.

    Last edited by scentemental; 24th August 2007 at 01:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumoosh View Post
    I am so irritated. Fragrance Alley who is also known as Fashion Scents on EBAY sold me fake perfume. They are taking it back for refund and as we speak item is in transit - but I am upset as I thought I had found a genuine seller. I bought a 30ml EDP of Paloma Picasso and as soon as I opened it - I knew. Bottle was all black - and very shoddy spray job. Gold name 'Paloma Picasso' was very poor printing quality and the lid didn't fit on correctly.I sprayed the juice - and it didn't blow my head off like the original does.

    I am paranoid now as I also got in same transaction - 50ml EDP Caron Parfum Sacre and 100ml EDT Caron Eau de Reglisse. They smell pretty good - and bottles look/feel original and came in boxes and sealed cellophane. I am just REALLY pissed off as whenever I spray them - I am 2nd guessing myself if they are REAL!!

    Fragrance Alley/Fashion Scents are OK to take item back and refund/credit but I have paid the shipping at this stage and it is 20% restocking fee. Was thinking maybe some Ebay sellers slip in a fake now and then when they can or do they sometimes get duped too? They have not questioned me at all about my concerns - just send it on back. I'd get a replacement if I knew they wouldn't stiff me on that item too!

    Bloody bastards!!! I'm OK paying full price and shipping to OZ - just give me the real stuff. Thank god for The Perfumed Court and other decanters who will be honest and will charge you genuine prices for genuine stuff.

    O.K. Whingeing button has now been turned off :-)
    I hope you are not paying restocking fees for the fake that they are willing to take back.

    Infact i was contemplating making a purchase of Erolfa & GIT testers from Fragrance alley/Fashion Scents but was undecided if i wanted the bigger 4oz retail bottles or the 2oz testers. This seller on ebay has 110,000 + positive feedback and its just horrendous to know that he is selling fakes too.
    For me any seller with such high feedback was someone i could blindly trust but obviously it isnt the case anymore.

    I wish you could leave negative feedback for them but it wouldnt really do any good for you coz in any case these unscruplous sellers leave negative retaliatory feedback. Besides he has got such a high number of +ve feedback, it wouldnt really bring out the truth to any unwary buyers.
    So i guess the best thing for you is to hope to get your money back and be cautious henceforth.

    Thanks for bringing this out and letting us know. Ofcourse the title is surely something that made me pull towards this thread. So its all good.


    gupts
    Last edited by gupts; 23rd August 2007 at 03:28 PM. Reason: typo

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    Sorry to hear you had a bad experience, but I'm having a hard time accepting that it was fake.. perhaps just a different design? Different batch? I've tried many of the same fragrance from different places (i.e. Sephora, then Macy's, etc) and thought they smelled completely different. I've ordered from Fragrance Alley on occasion and had good luck. If I'm not mistaken, the all black bottle of that is from a special edition line of that fragrance... might be worth researching.
    I have a hard time seeing a fake being made for a $40 1oz bottle. The economy of scale just isn't there for a counterfeiter to make something at that price point that doesn't have the demand like Green Irish Tweed, etc (where the fake issues are with the 4oz bottle).
    Just my two cents.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Default Re: Ebay - give me the SHITS!

    Yeah eBay is famous for fake sellers, while eBay don't really do anything about it. I was sold fake electronics also. Better off purchasing from a reputable online retailer [a real business, not a seller]

    Good luck!
    - Tomer
    Currently hooked on: Gucci Envy, Armani Code and L'eau ST Dupont

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    Default Buying on eBay - Spotting a Creed Fake

    I'm starting to look for other ways to get niche fragrances for slightly cheaper and ebay comes to mind. However, I've been warned by you guys specifically with Creed's that there are lots of fakes on ebay. My question is - how easy is it to spot one? If they are selling fakes, I assume they do it often as a way to fool many people (what i mean is, not just doing it once). So will someone with 100+ Feedback all 100% have a chance of it being fake?

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    Default Re: Buying on eBay - Spotting a Creed Fake

    If you do a search of the forums for "spotting" or "fake", you'll find an excellent article posted by one of the members on how to spot a Creed fake with photos and great advice. Some of which may only be possible once the bottle is in your hands.

    Best rule of thumb: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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    Default Re: Buying on eBay - Spotting a Creed Fake

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoos View Post
    If you do a search of the forums for "spotting" or "fake", you'll find an excellent article posted by one of the members on how to spot a Creed fake with photos and great advice. Some of which may only be possible once the bottle is in your hands.

    Best rule of thumb: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    i read that post about fakes. i try to sift out all the creed threads and absolutely love reading ppl's take on creed. I searched "creed fake" and the thread was one of the top ones. im glad i actually did all this reading up, cant imagine getting conned, coz ive not owned a bottle myself, and it would be quite devastating to find out, if i ever do, that my first was a fake.

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    Default Ebay Seller Perfume_Empire1

    Hey there,

    A few days ago I bought three tester colognes from Perfume_Empire1: Azarro Chrome, Davidoff Cool Water, and Usher Homme. The prices for the tester we're almost exactly what FragranceX would charge, but I bought from them because I though shipping might be a little faster, but I just thought about the possibility of fakes and now I'm having post-purchase paranoia. This seller has almost 60'000 reviews and a 99.6% positive feedback rating with quite a few of the negatives being from people who bought testers and complained about not having a lid. They also have a 30 day satisfaction guaranteed return policy.

    Anybody deal with them in the past and know whether or not they are selling genuine or have any advice to give on the subject?

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